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Old 01-13-2016, 02:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
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The Mistress - '88 Bmw 320i Touring SE
Team m8
Last 3: 27.17 mpg (US)

Germany Beadle - '91 Mercedes 300td (estate, N/A)
90 day: 24.63 mpg (US)

The Bloodylingo - '05 Citroen Berlingo Multispace Desire
90 day: 39.77 mpg (US)

Shanner Scaab - '03 Saab 9-5 estate Vector
90 day: 26.19 mpg (US)
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Here's a look over the car for those not aware of the 306 or the XUD engine (which you can find out about here:

I arose from my seat at the crack of 13.40, and set to having a swatch at this Gallus Gallic Go Getter!

First up was sorting the sore paw:

I took the 4th alloy to a local tyre place, who diagnosed a faulty valve centre as being the cause of the flat tyre - they replaced it free of charge! One of the staff even took time out to tell me about how you can turn up the pump to make it faster

then it was time for a general tidy up - so out came the hoover and the interior cleaning stuff

The steering wheel was surprisingly clean - certainly compared to other cars I have bought!

Next up, the very important job of getting some tunes set up!

then it was onto the engine bay and time for a check over of all the general engine accouterments..

Coolant first:

Obviously it had previously been sick over itself to a large degree - The water in the header tank is hoachin!

luckily no signs of oil/mayo in the coolant or water in the oil, so I reckon a coolant flush should sort things out

Next up was the oil:

Bang on the minimum with no mayo showing. A quick top up sorted that out.

Lastly, I had a quick clean of the bay to make it a touch more presentable

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US MPG for my Saab 9-5 2.0t Estate

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