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Martin Mc
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Post by Martin Mc » Mon Sep 12, 2022 12:10 pm

Had to laugh - the joker selling this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255721971390 ... R8rd0pjmYA on FleaBay says in his advert, "Never been welded as far as I'm aware" !!

So, I did the usual MOT Check...The stuff in bold might be a little clue.

Also, he says, "Reads 51K" but forgets to add, "...since clocks replaced at 210K in 2010" :)

Some folk eh?

The holes in the seat bolster, driver's carpet etc might be another clue.

A bag o spares, not much more, methinks..

Colour
Green
Fuel type
Petrol
Date registered
24 February 1995
MOT expired on
29 July 2021
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Date tested
2 August 2021
FAIL
View test certificate
Mileage
51,193 miles
MOT test number
4585 0409 8177
Test location
View test location
Repair immediately (major defects):
Offside Front Bumper damaged and likely to cause injury when grazed or contacted (6.1.4 (a) (i))
Offside Front Position lamp lens seriously defective (4.2.1 (b))
Nearside Front Outer Drive shaft joint constant velocity boot split or insecure, no longer prevents the ingress of dirt (6.1.7 (g) (ii))
Offside Outer Seat belt anchorage prescribed area strength or continuity significantly reduced sill (7.1.1 (a) (i))
Nearside Outer Seat belt anchorage prescribed area strength or continuity significantly reduced sill (7.1.1 (a) (i))
Repair as soon as possible (minor defects):
Offside Rear Registration plate lamp inoperative in the case of multiple lamps or light sources (4.7.1 (b) (i))
Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories):
Offside Front Road wheel slightly distorted (5.2.2 (c) (i))
Offside Front Shock absorbers light misting of oil or has limited damping effect (5.3.2 (b))
Nearside Front Subframe mounting prescribed area is corroded but not considered excessive (5.3.6 (a) (i))
What are defects and advisories?
Date tested

16 July 2020
PASS
View test certificate
Mileage
51,190 miles
MOT test number
4241 5058 5493
Test location
View test location
Expiry date
29 July 2021
Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories):
Offside Front Indicator/side light lens missing but not affecting light output
Nearside Rear Brake pipe slightly damaged pipe slightly kinked (1.1.11 (c))
Rear Coil spring corroded both sides (5.3.1 (b) (i))
Nearside Rear Tyre worn close to legal limit/worn on edge outer edge worn (5.2.3 (e))
Offside Rear Tyre worn close to legal limit/worn on edge outer edge worn (5.2.3 (e))
What are advisories?
Date tested
29 June 2020
FAIL
View test certificate
Mileage
51,189 miles
MOT test number
9055 7461 5730
Test location
View test location
Repair immediately (major defects):
Rear All position lamps adversely affected by the operation of another lamp (4.2.3 (c))
Nearside Headlamp aim projected beam image is obviously incorrect (4.1.2 (c))
Offside Headlamp aim projected beam image is obviously incorrect (4.1.2 (c))
Offside Front Direction indicator missing (4.4.1 (a) (ii))
Nearside Front Subframe mounting prescribed area excessively corroded significantly reducing structural strength inner wheel arch area (5.3.6 (a) (i))
Offside Front Subframe mounting prescribed area excessively corroded significantly reducing structural strength inner wheel arch area (5.3.6 (a) (i))
Nearside Front Vehicle structure corroded to the extent that the rigidity of the assembly is significantly reduced jacking point out-rigger (6.1.1 (c) (i))

Emissions not tested carbon monoxide reading excessively high emissions test aborted (8.2.1.2 (d))
Nearside Front Outer Drive shaft joint constant velocity boot split or insecure, no longer prevents the ingress of dirt (6.1.7 (g) (ii))
Offside Front Outer Drive shaft joint constant velocity boot split or insecure, no longer prevents the ingress of dirt (6.1.7 (g) (ii))
Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories):
Exhaust has a minor leak of exhaust gases rear silencer connection (6.1.2 (a))
Nearside Rear Brake pipe slightly damaged (1.1.11 (c))
Rear Coil spring corroded both sides (5.3.1 (b) (i))
Nearside Rear Tyre worn close to legal limit/worn on edge outer edge worn (5.2.3 (e))
Offside Rear Tyre worn close to legal limit/worn on edge outer edge worn (5.2.3 (e))
What are defects and advisories?

Date tested
30 July 2019
PASS
View test certificate
Mileage
51,188 miles
MOT test number
5944 0392 4127
Test location
View test location
Expiry date
29 July 2020
Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories):
Nearside Front Seat belt buckle slightly damaged (7.1.2 (d))
Nearside Rear Brake pipe slightly damaged (1.1.11 (c))
Exhaust has a minor leak of exhaust gases (6.1.2 (a))
Play in steering rack inner joint(s) ()
What are advisories?

Date tested
25 July 2019
FAIL
View test certificate
Mileage
51,187 miles
MOT test number
2965 2581 7786
Test location
View test location
Repair immediately (major defects):
Windscreen washer jets misaligned and not providing sufficient fluid to the windscreen (3.5 (a))
Nearside Rear Suspension component mounting prescribed area excessively corroded significantly reducing structural strength outer sill (5.3.6 (a) (i))
Nearside Rear Suspension component mounting prescribed area excessively corroded significantly reducing structural strength inner sill (5.3.6 (a) (i))
Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories):

Nearside Front Seat belt buckle slightly damaged (7.1.2 (d))
Nearside Rear Brake pipe slightly damaged (1.1.11 (c))
Exhaust has a minor leak of exhaust gases (6.1.2 (a))
Play in steering rack inner joint(s) ()
What are defects and advisories?

Date tested
7 February 2019
PASS
View test certificate
Mileage
51,186 miles
MOT test number
6221 6688 5071
Test location
View test location
Expiry date
6 February 2020
Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories):
Nearside Front Seat belt buckle slightly damaged (7.1.2 (d))
Nearside Rear Brake pipe slightly damaged (1.1.11 (c))
Play in steering rack inner joint(s) ()
What are advisories?

Date tested
4 January 2019
FAIL
View test certificate
Mileage
51,186 miles
MOT test number
5333 5328 6570
Test location
View test location
Repair immediately (major defects):
Exhaust has a major leak of exhaust gases (6.1.2 (a))
Emissions not tested (8.2.1.2 (d))
Nearside Front Subframe mounting prescribed area excessively corroded significantly reducing structural strength (5.3.6 (a) (i))
Offside Front Subframe mounting prescribed area excessively corroded significantly reducing structural strength (5.3.6 (a) (i))

Nearside Front Outer Drive shaft joint constant velocity boot split or insecure, no longer prevents the ingress of dirt (6.1.7 (g) (ii))
Offside Front Outer Drive shaft joint constant velocity boot split or insecure, no longer prevents the ingress of dirt (6.1.7 (g) (ii))
Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories):
Nearside Front Seat belt buckle slightly damaged (7.1.2 (d))
Nearside Rear Brake pipe slightly damaged kinked (1.1.11 (c))
Nearside Front Tyre worn close to legal limit/worn on edge 3mm (5.2.3 (e))
Offside Front Tyre worn close to legal limit/worn on edge 3mm (5.2.3 (e))
Play in steering rack inner joint(s) ()
What are defects and advisories?
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Date tested
12 January 2018
PASS
Mileage
51,186 miles
MOT test number
7868 0389 2858
Test location
View test location
Expiry date
11 January 2019
Advisory notice item(s)
Nearside Front Seat belt flexible stalk damaged but not likely to lead to failure under load (5.2.4a)
Play in steering rack inner joint(s) ()
What are advisories?

Date tested
8 January 2018
FAIL
Mileage
51,182 miles
MOT test number
3776 5205 1367
Test location
View test location
Reason(s) for failure
Battery insecure (1.9.1)
Nearside Rear Shock absorber has a serious fluid leak (2.7.3)
Offside Rear Shock absorber has a serious fluid leak (2.7.3)
Offside Front Front constant velocity joint gaiter damaged to the extent that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt etc (2.5.C.1a)
Nearside Front Front constant velocity joint gaiter damaged to the extent that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt etc (2.5.C.1a)
Offside Front Track rod end ball joint dust cover excessively deteriorated so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt (2.2.C.1c)
Offside Front Lower Suspension arm ball joint dust cover excessively deteriorated so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt (2.4.G.2)
Offside Rear rear parking brake recording little or no effort (3.7.B.6a)
Parking brake: efficiency below requirements (3.7.B.7)
Advisory notice item(s)
Nearside Front Seat belt flexible stalk damaged but not likely to lead to failure under load (5.2.4a)
Brake cable has wires broken but is not significantly weakened (3.5.1b)
Play in steering rack inner joint(s) ()
What are failures and advisories?

Date tested
12 January 2017
PASS
Mileage
51,073 miles
MOT test number
2282 4173 2902
Test location
View test location
Expiry date
11 January 2018
Advisory notice item(s)
Offside Front Track rod end ball joint dust cover damaged, but preventing the ingress of dirt (2.2.C.1c)
What are advisories?

Date tested
6 January 2017
FAIL
Mileage
51,073 miles
MOT test number
1427 1255 8104
Test location
View test location
Reason(s) for failure
Nearside Rear Direction indicator not working (1.4.A.2c)
Offside Rear Stop lamp not working (1.2.1b)
Offside Rear Stop lamp adversely affected by the operation of another lamp (1.2.1f)
Parking brake lever has no reserve travel (3.1.6b)
Offside Headlamp aim too low (1.8)
Advisory notice item(s)
Offside Front Track rod end ball joint dust cover damaged, but preventing the ingress of dirt (2.2.C.1c)
engine coolant leak from pump/valve on n/s inner wing
What are failures and advisories?

Date tested
28 April 2016
PASS
Mileage
47,344 miles
MOT test number
9170 9355 9336
Test location
View test location
Expiry date
27 April 2017
Advisory notice item(s)
Nearside Front position lamp(s) deteriorated, but still visible from a reasonable distance (1.1.A.3d)
Offside Front position lamp(s) deteriorated, but still visible from a reasonable distance (1.1.A.3d)
What are advisories?

Date tested
21 April 2016
FAIL
Mileage
47,344 miles
MOT test number
5890 5845 3962
Test location
View test location
Reason(s) for failure
Nearside Front Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively (8.2.2)
Nearside Front Headlamp not working on dipped beam (1.7.5a)
Offside Front Headlamp not working on dipped beam (1.7.5a)
Nearside Front Headlamp not working on main beam (1.7.5a)
Offside Front Headlamp not working on main beam (1.7.5a)
Nearside Rear Registration plate lamp not working (1.1.C.1d)
Nearside Rear Body or chassis has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings Outer sill (6.1.B.2)
Offside Front Body or chassis has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings Outrigger (6.1.B.2)

Nearside Rear Anti-roll bar linkage has excessive play in a ball joint (2.4.G.2)
What are failures?

Date tested
8 April 2015
PASS
Mileage
43,721 miles
MOT test number
6771 2809 5058
Test location
View test location
Expiry date
24 April 2016

Date tested
2 April 2015
FAIL
Mileage
43,721 miles
MOT test number
2695 2269 5037
Test location
View test location
Reason(s) for failure
Nearside Front position lamp(s) not working (1.1.A.3b)
Offside Front position lamp(s) not working (1.1.A.3b)
Nearside Front Headlamp not working on dipped beam (1.7.5a)
Offside Front Headlamp not working on dipped beam (1.7.5a)
Offside Rear Suspension component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded (2.4.A.3)
What are failures?

Date tested
25 April 2014
PASS
Mileage
38,710 miles
MOT test number
1986 2521 4132
Test location
View test location
Expiry date
24 April 2015
Advisory notice item(s)
Front tyres worn on inside edge.
What are advisories?

Date tested
15 April 2014
FAIL
Mileage
38,703 miles
MOT test number
2782 6520 4419
Test location
View test location
Reason(s) for failure
Nearside Front position lamp(s) not working (1.1.A.3b)
Offside Front position lamp(s) not working (1.1.A.3b)
Nearside Rear position lamp(s) excessively deteriorated so that it is not visible from a reasonable distance (1.1.A.3d)
Offside Rear position lamp(s) excessively deteriorated so that it is not visible from a reasonable distance (1.1.A.3d)
Nearside Rear position lamp(s) adversely affected by the operation of another lamp (1.1.A.3f)
Offside Rear position lamp(s) adversely affected by the operation of another lamp (1.1.A.3f)
Nearside Rear Stop lamp adversely affected by the operation of another lamp (1.2.1f)
Offside Rear Stop lamp adversely affected by the operation of another lamp (1.2.1f)
Offside Rear Registration plate lamp not working (1.1.C.1d)
Nearside Front Track rod end ball joint has excessive play (2.2.B.1f)
Offside Front Track rod end ball joint has excessive play (2.2.B.1f)
Nearside Rear Suspension component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded (2.4.A.3)
Offside Rear Suspension component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded (2.4.A.3)
Nearside Front Subframe mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded (2.4.A.3)
Offside Front Subframe mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded (2.4.A.3)

rear brake application uneven (3.7.B.2)
rear brakes release unevenly (3.7.B.4)
Brakes imbalanced across an axle (3.7.B.5b)
Advisory notice item(s)
Nearside Front Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)
Offside Front Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)
What are failures and advisories?
Date tested

18 April 2013
PASS
Mileage
32,885 miles
MOT test number
8050 1870 3114
Test location
View test location
Expiry date
17 April 2014
Advisory notice item(s)
Nearside Rear Rear position lamp(s) deteriorated, but still visible from a reasonable distance (1.1.A.3d)
Offside Rear Rear position lamp(s) deteriorated, but still visible from a reasonable distance (1.1.A.3d)
Nearside Rear Direction indicator deteriorated, but still visible from a reasonable distance (1.4.A.2e)
Offside Rear Direction indicator deteriorated, but still visible from a reasonable distance (1.4.A.2e)
Nearside Rear Anti-roll bar linkage has slight play in a ball joint (2.4.G.2)
What are advisories?

Date tested
16 April 2013
FAIL
Mileage
32,885 miles
MOT test number
7894 4670 3194
Test location
View test location
Reason(s) for failure
Offside Front position lamp(s) not working (1.1.A.3b)
Offside Front Headlamp does not operate immediately when selected on dipped beam (1.7.4a)
Nearside Front coil spring incomplete (2.4.C.1a)
Nearside Front Lower Coil spring mounting damaged and seriously weakened (2.4.C.3c)
Advisory notice item(s)
Nearside Rear Rear position lamp(s) deteriorated, but still visible from a reasonable distance (1.1.A.3d)
Offside Rear Rear position lamp(s) deteriorated, but still visible from a reasonable distance (1.1.A.3d)
Nearside Rear Direction indicator deteriorated, but still visible from a reasonable distance (1.4.A.2e)
Offside Rear Direction indicator deteriorated, but still visible from a reasonable distance (1.4.A.2e)
Nearside Rear Anti-roll bar linkage has slight play in a ball joint (2.4.G.2)
What are failures and advisories?

Date tested
31 March 2012
PASS
Mileage
24,798 miles
MOT test number
1171 8179 2489
Test location
View test location
Expiry date
30 March 2013
Advisory notice item(s)
Nearside Front Brake hose slightly deteriorated (3.6.B.4d)
Offside Front Brake hose slightly deteriorated (3.6.B.4d)
Nearside Rear position lamp(s) deteriorated, but still visible from a reasonable distance (1.1.A.3d)
Offside Rear position lamp(s) deteriorated, but still visible from a reasonable distance (1.1.A.3d)
Nearside Rear Stop lamp deteriorated, but still visible from a reasonable distance (1.2.1d)
Offside Rear Stop lamp deteriorated, but still visible from a reasonable distance (1.2.1d)
Nearside Rear Direction indicator deteriorated, but still visible from a reasonable distance (1.4.A.2e)
Offside Rear Direction indicator deteriorated, but still visible from a reasonable distance (1.4.A.2e)
What are advisories?

Date tested
26 March 2012
FAIL
Mileage
24,798 miles
MOT test number
7876 2678 2067
Test location
View test location
Reason(s) for failure
Nearside Rear position lamp(s) excessively deteriorated so that it is not visible from a reasonable distance (1.1.A.3d)
Offside Rear position lamp(s) excessively deteriorated so that it is not visible from a reasonable distance (1.1.A.3d)
Nearside Rear Stop lamp excessively deteriorated so that it is not visible from a reasonable distance (1.2.1d)
Offside Rear Stop lamp excessively deteriorated so that it is not visible from a reasonable distance (1.2.1d)
Nearside Rear Direction indicator excessively deteriorated so that it is not visible from a reasonable distance (1.4.A.2e)
Offside Rear Direction indicator excessively deteriorated so that it is not visible from a reasonable distance (1.4.A.2e)
Nearside Front Ball joint has excessive play (2.2.B.1f)
Offside Front Ball joint has excessive play (2.2.B.1f)
Nearside Rear Suspension component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded (2.4.A.3)
Offside Rear Suspension component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded (2.4.A.3)
Nearside Front Tyre tread depth below requirements of 1.6mm (4.1.E.1)
Nearside Rear Tyre tread depth below requirements of 1.6mm (4.1.E.1)
Nearside Front Seat belt anchorage prescribed area is excessively corroded (5.2.6)
Nearside Front Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively (8.2.2)
Advisory notice item(s)
Nearside Front Brake hose slightly deteriorated (3.6.B.4d)
Offside Front Brake hose slightly deteriorated (3.6.B.4d)
Offside Front Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)
Oil leak from engine.
What are failures and advisories?

Date tested
20 May 2011
PASS
Mileage
18,157 miles
MOT test number
8591 4084 1176
Test location
View test location
Expiry date
21 May 2012

Date tested
19 May 2011
FAIL
Mileage
18,157 miles
MOT test number
2163 2913 1475
Test location
View test location
Reason(s) for failure
Nearside Rear Registration plate lamp not working (1.1.C.1d)
Offside Rear Brake hose excessively deteriorated (3.6.B.4d)
Nearside Exhaust system not adequately supported (7.1.1)
Offside Exhaust system not adequately supported (7.1.1)
Front registration plate insecure (6.3.1b)
Parking brake: efficiency below requirements (3.7.B.7)
Nearside rear parking brake recording little or no effort (3.7.B.6a)
What are failures?

Date tested
21 May 2010
PASS
Mileage
7,341 miles
MOT test number
6611 4174 0196
Test location
View test location
Expiry date
21 May 2011
Advisory notice item(s)
Power steering pipes corroded.
What are advisories?

Date tested
20 May 2010
FAIL
Mileage
7,341 miles
MOT test number
7935 0054 0153
Test location
View test location
Reason(s) for failure
Offside Rear Suspension component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded (2.4.A.3)
Advisory notice item(s)
Power steering pipes corroded.
What are failures and advisories?
Date tested
22 May 2009
PASS
Mileage
203,430 miles
MOT test number
9805 5264 9138
Test location
View test location
Expiry date
21 May 2010

Date tested
7 May 2009
FAIL
Mileage
203,430 miles
MOT test number
3810 3772 9161
Test location
View test location
Reason(s) for failure
Offside Front position lamp(s) incorrect colour (1.1.A.3e)
Offside Front position lamp(s) flickers when tapped lightly by hand (1.1.4c)
Offside Front coil spring incomplete (2.4.C.1a)
Nearside Front Tyre tread depth below requirements of 1.6mm (4.1.E.1)
Centre Exhaust has a major leak of exhaust gases (7.1.2)
Centre Exhaust has part of the system excessively deteriorated (7.1.1a)
Advisory notice item(s)
Nail in offside rear tyre
Offsiderear tyre perished and tread depth of 2 mm.
What are failures and advisories?
Date tested
12 May 2008
PASS
Mileage
198,135 miles
MOT test number
3047 4343 8185
Test location
View test location
Expiry date
13 May 2009

Date tested
12 May 2008
FAIL
Mileage
198,135 miles
MOT test number
2840 7333 8172
Test location
View test location
Reason(s) for failure
Offside Rear Rear fog lamp not working (1.3.2b)
Nearside Rear Registration plate lamp not working (1.1.5c)
Offside Rear Registration plate lamp not working (1.1.5c)
Offside Front Headlamp insecure (1.7.3)
Horn not a continuous or uniform sound (1.6.2e)
Horn not a constant note (1.7.1e)
Advisory notice item(s)
Centre Exhaust has part of the system slightly deteriorated (7.1.1a)
What are failures and advisories?

Date tested
11 May 2007
PASS
Mileage
183,206 miles
MOT test number
1301 4163 7114
Test location
View test location
Expiry date
13 May 2008

Date tested
10 May 2007
FAIL
Mileage
183,206 miles
MOT test number
2343 8013 7487
Test location
View test location
Reason(s) for failure
Nearside Front position lamp(s) not working (1.1.A.3b)
Nearside Exhaust system not adequately supported (7.1.1)
Offside Exhaust mounting missing (7.1.1b)
Offside Front Track rod end ball joint has excessive play (2.2.B.1f)
Offside Rear Anti-roll bar has excessive play in a pin/bush (2.4.G.2)
Nearside Rear Anti-roll bar has excessive play in a pin/bush (2.4.G.2)
Nearside Front Windscreen wiper blade deteriorated (8.2.2)

What are failures?
Date tested
10 May 2006
PASS
Mileage
167,753 miles
MOT test number
2624 0003 6447
Test location
View test location
Expiry date
13 May 2007
Date tested
10 May 2006
FAIL
Mileage
167,753 miles
MOT test number
2946 6033 6483
Test location
View test location
Reason(s) for failure
Nearside Front Brake pipe excessively corroded (3.6.B.2c)
Offside Rear Tyre has a lump, caused by separation or partial failure of its structure (4.1.D.1b)
Advisory notice item(s)
front tyres wearing on inside edge ,advise tracking checked.
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Re: Ebay Heap

Post by Oscar WS » Mon Sep 12, 2022 4:17 pm

Not even little white lies. Stonking great BIG ones. :angry: 50k + on top of 200k + The cheek of it! Thank heaven for MoT history, eh, Martin?
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Re: Ebay Heap

Post by WillC9303 » Mon Sep 12, 2022 5:24 pm

To give credit where credit is due, the seller has taken some relatively honest pictures of the car - he hasn't tarted it up like that white ES for sale a while back.
Although I do agree the description is a lie. That is most certainly NOT a 50k mile interior!

Just from the information given, and what I can see, it would need AT LEAST:
- Front bumper
- N/S Indicator DRL unit
- O/S DRL lens
- maybe a new N/S front wing
- Front spoiler
- N/S Front fog lamp
- Dash surround
- Plus lots of other small interior & exterior parts.

In regards to the rear arches, I've definitely seen worse. However, the thing that does worry me is this:
Offside Outer Seat belt anchorage prescribed area strength or continuity significantly reduced sill
Nearside Outer Seat belt anchorage prescribed area strength or continuity significantly reduced sill


However, that mileage though :shock: I know Joep Vrijling (RIP) owned a 480 with 314k miles, but that had the more durable B20F and was clearly looked after far better than this example. I don't know how rare or expensive replacement Turbo components are, but I fear that engine (and possibly transmission) is a ticking time bomb.
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Re: Ebay Heap

Post by jifflemon » Mon Sep 12, 2022 8:01 pm

WillC9303 wrote:
Mon Sep 12, 2022 5:24 pm
I don't know how rare or expensive replacement Turbo components are, but I fear that engine (and possibly transmission) is a ticking time bomb.
The problem with the bits it needs, is that its the bits everybody needs.... thus a struggle.

Then....
Transmission = Unique to the turbo, unobtainium
Service parts for engine = Same as 1.7 really.

If that 200k miles had service history to back it up, it wouldn't be an issue.

It hasn't? oh.........

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Re: Ebay Heap

Post by Jay-Kay-Em » Mon Sep 12, 2022 8:12 pm

Poor thing. Always sad to see the Grim Reaper hovering over a Turbo.
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Re: Ebay Heap

Post by Alan 480 » Tue Sep 13, 2022 11:48 am

Jay-Kay-Em wrote:
Mon Sep 12, 2022 8:12 pm
Poor thing. Always sad to see the Grim Reaper hovering over a Turbo.
some must fall to keep the others alive, you just want the one to give up it's parts to be a trashed body version / beyond repair???

although 'BER' doesn't always apply? :wink:
Alan

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Re: Ebay Heap

Post by Jay-Kay-Em » Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:52 pm

Alan 480 wrote:
Tue Sep 13, 2022 11:48 am
although 'BER' doesn't always apply? :wink:
:lol: BER went out the window years ago :nuts:
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Re: Ebay Heap

Post by WillC9303 » Tue Oct 04, 2022 8:08 pm

Well, its back on eBay for an astonishing £1,650 after failing to sell for less than half that last month.
I wonder if the winning bidder was a typical eBay timewaster or a genuine buyer who then realised how dishonest the seller was upon collection...
This is a £500 car max.
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Re: Ebay Heap

Post by jifflemon » Wed Oct 05, 2022 10:21 am

I suspect the seller “sold” it to himself…..

He clearly failed to check the car when he originally saw it, and is now desperately trying to claw back his outlay.

As a car to “sell on”, it’s an absolute non starter.
As a car to own? Well, priced correctly it’d be your last chance to get in on a “ground level” for turbo ownership. A rolling restoration is ALWAYS possible, and because you’d be spending money over years, less “big bang”.

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