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    I'm guessing that wheel arch liners (front)...

    I'm guessing that wheel arch liners (front) aren't any good to us as we've got flared wheel arches?
  2. Thread: Out and about

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    The work was done by Autoshack in Woodbridge...

    The work was done by Autoshack in Woodbridge Suffolk. They do a really good job. As for the cost....it was eye watering (about 1.5k incl VAT) but I had a lot done - cam belt/pully's etc., water...
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    Out and about

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    A slightly scary photo photo of my car having its cam belt change (and new suspension parts etc.)...but it wasn't long before I was out and about again enjoying a smoother engine and...
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    Frank and Clare Williams F1

    Sad to see that the Williams family are departing the Williams F1 team after this weekend. Can't help but feel that our cars history has just got a little more special being bourne out of the true...
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    Great stuff, nice when it's not too tricky and...

    Great stuff, nice when it's not too tricky and bit of fiddling gets it sorted. I had the same joy with mine, and only had to solder a few wires that had broken (which was also why my wing mirrors...
  6. Thread: Springs

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    Found them on eBay in the end, but had to buy a...

    Found them on eBay in the end, but had to buy a set of springs and shocks. So I now have a spare set of front OEM shocks and a spare used set of front springs (that I took off my car, they are...
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    So, after a bit of searching I managed to find...

    So, after a bit of searching I managed to find some almost new OEM springs. I'd already had the front shocks replaced whilst searching for springs, but also still felt that the rear of the car was...
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    PS the brittle wires were in the rubber flexi...

    PS the brittle wires were in the rubber flexi thing between the door and the A-post, and fixing the wires in the drivers door fixed the passenger window!
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    Had similar problems on my W2....for me it was...

    Had similar problems on my W2....for me it was just wiring. Took the loom out of the door and checked the wires, lots were broken (they get brittle with age). Soldered them all back together and...
  10. Thread: Boot lid

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    I have a spoiler in 449 if needed to go with the...

    I have a spoiler in 449 if needed to go with the tailgate.
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    Great that you got one, I have a W2 as well. I...

    Great that you got one, I have a W2 as well. I debated for ages getting mine resprayed and eventually went for it a few years ago and had it properly detailed this year. Best thing I ever did and...
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    They are certainly receiving a lot of attention,...

    They are certainly receiving a lot of attention, mine gets comments wherever it goes...mostly people saying just how cool they are!
  13. Thread: Springs

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    Check out 'Autoshack' in Woodbridge (Suffolk)...

    Check out 'Autoshack' in Woodbridge (Suffolk) Facebook page for pictures of my car in bits...a bit scary to see as I only took it in for a service, but they've done a good job. PS I don't have...
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    Thanks for confirming. Ouch to the price, but my...

    Thanks for confirming. Ouch to the price, but my basic French tells me that they are out of stock! The search goes on.
  15. Thread: Springs

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    Springs

    So...you might have seen a thread on the Facebook page (from Emma, my other half as I don't have Facebook) about springs/shocks etc. We got the shocks sorted.

    In the absence of OEM parts for the...
  16. Thread: Phillips dc521

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    Yep, I got hold of one years back and seemed to...

    Yep, I got hold of one years back and seemed to recall I just plugged and played....then it chewed up an Oasis tape, so could do with being refurbished now! PS yes, I was having a throw back to when...
  17. Thread: In for a service

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    In for a service

    W2 now in for a long awaited full service, cam belt, pullies, oil, thermostat, gear box oil etc etc etc etc. (and a bit of an engine bay clean up whilst the engine is out!!!). Having had it detailed...
  18. Thread: 0014 - L11GRR

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    Looks like it was worth the effort. Very nice....

    Looks like it was worth the effort. Very nice. I'll have to pay someone to do mine! 😭
  19. Thread: NPK

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    As the value of these goes up I guess some will...

    As the value of these goes up I guess some will try to capitalise on it unscrupulously. Good to highlight things here so that hopefully a genuine buyer doesn't get caught out.
  20. Thread: Running cool

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    Perfect, thanks. I'll try and get that part and...

    Perfect, thanks. I'll try and get that part and have some sealant to hand when I get to it.
  21. Thread: Running cool

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    So...took bits off the car to get to the...

    So...took bits off the car to get to the thermostat housing...all ok...then decided because I didn't have the rubber O ring that goes around the thermostat to abort the job...sun was out and I didn't...
  22. Looks like stickers in the wrong place and not...

    Looks like stickers in the wrong place and not sure about the wheel colour either?
  23. Thread: 0014 - L11GRR

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    They look great, where did you get them done?

    They look great, where did you get them done?
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    Running cool

    Hi, so my Clio is running cool, and has been for a few years now so time to sort it. My guess is the thermostat, so have got a new one and intend to replace it tomorrow. Not done this before and I...
  25. Thread: 0414 - L515LAR

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    Welcome. You've got a really nice one there!

    Welcome. You've got a really nice one there!
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    Look forward to seeing it when it's done.

    Look forward to seeing it when it's done.
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    Thanks both.

    Thanks both.
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    Gear lever return spring

    Hi, so a few years ago there was a spring dangling beneath the car...so I took I off. I've recently got hold of a new gear lever return spring and had a go at fitting it today. It's obvious where it...
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    Back from the Detailers

    Car just back from the detailers....weeks worth of smiles.
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    It goes on like a paint. I used a small clean new...

    It goes on like a paint. I used a small clean new sponge to apply it and because of the textured surface, the finish was perfect. In terms of the colour, it's not an exact match, but its close and...
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