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Old 08-23-2015, 02:34 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Last 3: 27.17 mpg (US)

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90 day: 24.63 mpg (US)

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90 day: 39.77 mpg (US)

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4TH Tank in on this today-

Had to bash 5l of veg and 6l of derv in until I could get to the veg supply.

786.7 miles covered and 56L of fuel used (50L wvo, 6L derv)

cannae complain at 63.86mpg!


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Old 08-23-2015, 04:51 PM   #42 (permalink)
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The Mistress - '88 Bmw 320i Touring SE
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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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Also, now in 13th place...
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Old 08-29-2015, 03:43 PM   #43 (permalink)
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The Mistress - '88 Bmw 320i Touring SE
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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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Minor update on this today- Got to the bottom of the rattling noise from the boot area, even when empty- a good few shells and other assorted stuff in the spare wheel well. Cheeky shotgun shell too?


Stripped down the other rear drum and got the Wheel Cylinder swapped over- Glad to have some peace of mind, and would have been rude not to as new ones were 8 each
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Old 09-04-2015, 11:48 AM   #44 (permalink)
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The Mistress - '88 Bmw 320i Touring SE
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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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back down to 15th place with the last tank- 22 runs at the 1/4 me will do that to your mpg!

Miles: 673.2
Gallons: 14.06us/11.71imp

mpg 47.89us/ 57.5mpg imp
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Old 09-16-2015, 03:55 PM   #45 (permalink)
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90 day: 24.63 mpg (US)

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

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Hammered this down to a Classic Car show near Chester a couple of weekends back-

performed without fault, and papped a happy 63.08mpg for the 766 miles covered

To this end, I'd decided that I should actually see what she is needing to see her MOT in Dec.

All the brakes have been done, so my focus was more on the suspension and exhaust.

All 4 tyres could do with replacing soon-can get them for circa 35 a corner (Uniroyal rain experts) in super comfy 195/65/15.

Onto the suspension then..

Front arm rear bushes




Balljoints




the front bushes seemed fine too- no real deflection when a jemmy was applied- so it looks like both front arms are in servicable condition.

The CV boots were spot on, as werr the track rod ends. That said, the front tyres are feathering on the inside edge so tracking could do with being done - likely pick it up when doing the tyres



The ARB droplinks looked ok, but are so damn cheap they may get done regardless



It seems the big issue with the suspension is that after 190k miles the dampers are pretty much done..

this was the best looking of the 4.


Replacements come in at circa 150 for 4 Bilstein B4-not too bad. Big buggeration will be trying to get the 13 year old bolts to shift from topmonts and the lower mount points.

They seem to be a common failure point- but replacements can be collected from the dealer.
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Old 09-16-2015, 04:18 PM   #46 (permalink)
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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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Next up was the exhaust -

Been blowing really badly since I got the car- turns out it was due to the fact that the front section of pipe was in no way, shape or form attached to the rest!

it had been previously bodged with jubilee clips and a roll of metal.

Nae stuff in stock to fix it today, so faffed it back together as well as it could be.



A replacement appears to be about 50 - again, swearing at bolts is the likely issue
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Old 09-16-2015, 04:26 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Beyond TLC - '89 Volkswagen Golf Syncro Gti
90 day: 26.78 mpg (US)

Gypsy deathtrap - '96 Seat Cordoba Tdi
90 day: 63.56 mpg (US)

Pinky - '00 Opel Corsa
90 day: 39.29 mpg (US)

corsavan - '11 opel corsavan
90 day: 52.41 mpg (US)

cordoba - '01 seat cordoba estate
90 day: 39 mpg (US)
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That catalysor thing on the right there is well worth removing if not needed for mot. I drilled then hammered the internals out for a 0.1-0.2LHK gain. Unfortunately I didn't measure back pressure before and after so can't really quantify the results.
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Old 09-16-2015, 04:39 PM   #48 (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)
Thanks: 88
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As part of the general going over I did the usual fluid level checks.

Coolant/brake fluid all spot on, jowever the Oil level was ABOVE maximum..

This is a sign that the WVO is getting past the piston rings- and collecting in the sump.

The car is still running well, no obvious running issues and no MPG drop

Obviously this is not ideal! I took the most sensible path possible, based on the fact that it is a supercheap beater -

I dropped some oil out the sump and topped it up to max with fresh oil.



Over the last 4000miles it appeared to be approx 500ml- will keep an eye on it.
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Old 09-23-2015, 06:23 PM   #49 (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)
Thanks: 88
Thanked 86 Times in 72 Posts
here are some pics from my most recent outing to York Raceway..
Both cars were driven by mates of mine, and I attended in the Octavia (As per!)

Volvo 740 2.3 turbo Auto- fastest time 17.05


Peugeot 106 1.1 5speed- fastest time 19.37



fuguttycars.wordpress.com/2015/09/23/racing-to-return-to-the-fold/
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Old 09-26-2015, 02:28 PM   #50 (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)
Thanks: 88
Thanked 86 Times in 72 Posts
Last tank in.. 953 miles on 77.24L

Not bad for drag racing and lots of Motorway work at National speed limits

5.03 L/100 km
46.73 mpg (US)
56.11 mpg (Imp)

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