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  • Birthday 04/26/1974

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  1. AutoTrader Pay As You Go and Video

    you can't upload video's on PAYG. I usually mention I have great video of car in advert and to message me for the link. It's far from ideal but it's better than nothing.
  2. To start out as a doorstep trader ?

    If your at the sub 2k cars then I don't see much difference between auction v private buying in terms of issues. The private usually been to garage and they've told them to sell it.. New mot on a private sale is usually a bad sign in my experience. I get best deals by buying a rattly corsa at market or a ka that won't go in to gear. A rotten rear axle is a blessing to me too. The aforementioned is relatively easy fixes. Know the car your buying the end of the day it's not where you buy but the price you pay. Private sellers want a grand for a fkd car n so do auction houses
  3. Write off for minor damage

    Me and a pal I had from Skye used to go down to Rotherham to buy cat d . He was experienced ,worked in coachworks. trying to repair cars and make profits wasn't as easy as it sounds. Europeans are either better at it or don't care as much. A 35k 63 plate Clio on fb for the princely sum of 800quid's cheap for a reason..
  4. Write off for minor damage

    Facebook marketplace is full of cat n, half the the time not declared on the ad and if it is it's always a minor ding :-/ . Selling good well prepped 2k cars is harder work.
  5. Ford Ka Mk2

    I've done this a few times ,replacing heater dial bulbs while I'm at it. I used precision screw drivers butdedicated tool would be better. Pop the plastic surround off the circularair vents and rotate,pull it out a tadand rotate,should come straight out. Better if you have keys toremove stereo but again I used slim precision screwdriver. Start at one side, push screwdriver/key in far as it will go and push to left,feel it 'give' and ease it forward a little..same for other side.
  6. Bulk buying of lubricants etc

    I agree about silicone on interior/dash etc but I do like to use it on door seals, boots -anything rubber related.
  7. Anyone got any good places for bulk buying of silicone sprays, brake cleaner ,plus gas and such like. Ive bought many a can of teh tane silicone spray from toolstation and it's good stuff at less than half the price of better known brands. Found somewhere that sells 12 cans and does decent prices on brake cleaner
  8. Clio vibration

    Got original Clio alloys from scrap yard today,vibration cured. offside front hub threads are worn tho . previous owner spent a fortune fixing things directly related to this
  9. Clio vibration

    Yes not by much but enough to make me think the aftermarket alloys fit is the problem. past receipts show ongoingsuspension steering trouble. thethreads in hub are probably worn I'm betting the previousowner couldn't solve issues hence the low price.
  10. Clio vibration

    Good shout. spigot ring is slightly out of tolerance leaving a very smallspace between hub and wheel. Had every intention of changing alloys so not so bad. Cheers fella's
  11. Clio vibration

    Alloys in good condition but horrible aftermarket things that are probably to blame . Tie rods didn't look old but had plenty play in them. I'm probably over thinking a simple ish issue.
  12. Clio vibration

    Hi got a wee Clio tce that's got me scunnered with avibration issue that'smost noticeable at 60mph plus. In the last few days I've changed pads discs, track rodends, swapped wheels nhad them balanced ..those things needed done irrespective of vibration however was sure thatd solve issue. Engine mounts appear in good shape. I'm of the thought it's a balancing issue?acceleration or braking isnt afactor.coasting at highspeed and vibration felt though floor. no groans/strange noise s from steering .rack has been changed in thelast year by unknown garage along withwafer thin control arms. Tyres look and feel ok Any ideas before i pass problem to a workshop
  13. SAAB Huge Suprise

    I bought a Clio other day got 11months mot. The brake discs were fused to the hub and pads at 1mm worst of all was the one bolt on caliper..same joker replaced the steering rack without any calibration. The young girl who I got car from gave me wonder he is cheap at 35 per hour.I feel like phoning this joker as it's beyond a joke passing a car like that.
  14. Your current longest car in stock....

    Just sold a2.0 petrolMondeo I've hadsince October. 1200 quid bargain at auction so I thought. Subframe corrosion advisory on mot didn't help nor the tax band. First viewer bought it and got a good car for not a lot of money...
  15. What do you class as high mileage ?

    It's a British thing! Our continental friends are more sensible when it comes to 100k + cars. Modern lubricants are so good most engines will last to 250k. I've sold a few high mileage cars.. Most people that buy higher mileage cars have a bit of sense..