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by Sundayjumper
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: eBay 996 build thread
Replies: 720
Views: 14489

Re: eBay 996 build thread

I've never had the problem with the dash lights, but that said, I keep the car on a charger all the time. Just a cheapie optimate copy from Aldi or Lidl. Works great.
by Sundayjumper
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5860
Views: 158123

Re: Your fleet running reports

Rear springs are very common on older BMWs. I’ve had several.

The coolant loss is more worrying though, is it an obvious leak ? You don’t want to get into head gasket work.
by Sundayjumper
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5860
Views: 158123

Re: Your fleet running reports

JonMad wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:11 am
Which one of that fleet is your daily banger that you don’t care where you park it etc?
Touareg I guess. Did you see the scratches down the side of it after my off-roading adventure ??
by Sundayjumper
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5860
Views: 158123

Re: Your fleet running reports

ZedLeg wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:16 am
Do you still have the Vantage as well SJ?
Yep. Vantage, 996, F10, Touareg & two E36 Compacts.

Vantage, 996 & F10 are all due a service soon. That's gonna hurt :?
by Sundayjumper
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5860
Views: 158123

Re: Your fleet running reports

You can't beat a good banger. Having a car you don't give two shits about is a revelation for the crappy daily duties. The "I'm not parking there" and "don't eat that in here" go out the window as you smash it up kerb, into tiny spaces do tip runs without worrying about the upholstery. All of this,...
by Sundayjumper
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5860
Views: 158123

Re: Your fleet running reports

JonMad wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:02 am
tl/dr, hopefully worrying over nothing.
That one. Cars seem to be better than they used to, it's absolutely ages since I've had a car fail on anything serious.
by Sundayjumper
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What’s ‘too early’ on a Sunday?
Replies: 17
Views: 402

Re: What’s ‘too early’ on a Sunday?

I’d say 9am too.

Believe it or not, not *everyone* has a minging hangover every Sunday ;)
by Sundayjumper
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5860
Views: 158123

Re: Your fleet running reports

Aisin TR-60SN as fitted to the Touareg:


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by Sundayjumper
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5860
Views: 158123

Re: Your fleet running reports

Oh, I’ve read descriptions and looked at diagrams loads of times. Still don’t understand it. Hats off to the folk that design these things ! Going back to the Touareg, it was refreshingly not-expensive to change the oil. VW used a Japanese Aisin gearbox in these which runs on a very ordinary oil. A ...
by Sundayjumper
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5860
Views: 158123

Re: Your fleet running reports

Just finished the gearbox fluid change in The Touareg. I’d mostly done it yesterday but the instructions call for the final level to be measured with the engine running and the oil at 30 degrees. After various faffing and running the engine to make sure the new oil was all circulated it was way over...
by Sundayjumper
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Old audio connectors
Replies: 14
Views: 331

Re: Old audio connectors

Nefarious wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:41 pm
And no, they're not 5-pin DINs
Yes they are :D

They’re the 240 degree variant.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291657901251
by Sundayjumper
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5860
Views: 158123

Re: Your fleet running reports

Passat got a new MOT this week. Last year it had a load of advisories, most I'd sorted as part of general maintenance since then, but two I'd not touched - front brake discs & front wishbones. This year - nothing. People seem to get quite anal about checking a car's MOT history to see if it's been l...
by Sundayjumper
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Let’s off-road !!
Replies: 11
Views: 211

Re: Let’s off-road !!

That is quite fast though. Something like that I’m normally in 2nd just above idle, so a fast walk. I’ve dented a rim from hitting a rock when I was concentrating on one side too much but it’s never damaged the tyre luckily. Did you run standard pressures? Can you get steel wheels for yours ? I’d i...
by Sundayjumper
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Let’s off-road !!
Replies: 11
Views: 211

Re: Let’s off-road !!

Bugger. I was pondering whether to buy a fifth Toyo Open Country tyre and probably ought to; maybe 6... What did you puncture it on? I would highly recommend carrying a full-size spare ! Matching, ideally. This happened on a very very gentle leafy path not far from tarmac so I had no problem gettin...
by Sundayjumper
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Let’s off-road !!
Replies: 11
Views: 211

Let’s off-road !!

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Bugger :(
by Sundayjumper
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Green Laning report
Replies: 90
Views: 2278

Re: Green Laning report

IanF wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:24 pm
Deep ford off Lower Common in Eversley is good to clean off the crud afterwards.
That looks like it’s pretty deep !


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by Sundayjumper
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Green Laning report
Replies: 90
Views: 2278

Re: Green Laning report

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by Sundayjumper
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Green Laning report
Replies: 90
Views: 2278

Re: Green Laning report

IanF wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:25 pm
I can see Dave’s pics on iPhone and iPad. Looks good fun! 8-)
Weirdly, now I’m on my phone (was on laptop earlier) I can see the fourth pic but not the first three.
by Sundayjumper
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Green Laning report
Replies: 90
Views: 2278

Re: Green Laning report

(hey, if others are interested maybe we could do a green laning meet!) I’d probably be up for that, depending on the location. Is hoyley still around with his Rangie ? I can’t remember where he’s based. I did a pay & play thing many years ago with my Frontera. It was fun and it felt like you could ...
by Sundayjumper
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Green Laning report
Replies: 90
Views: 2278

Re: Green Laning report

Dave - none of your pics show up for me !