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Bill

By the sea in Dorset, United Kingdom

Member Information

Name
Bill
Member Since
29th January 2003
Total Posts
34,358
Occupation
Physio

Notes

Was mechsympathy, but that name was becoming less and less apt.

Current cars:

2004 Supercharged MG ZTT: No unexpected problems! It has a few unfortunate developmental issues... I prefer to think of it as character.
2001 VW transporter syncro, converted to a camper.
2001 Caterham academy car, entered in Graduates race series: No mechanical problems, but a few crashes.

Quick list of old cars:
2001 Caterham Roadsport: No problems
1997 Subaru Impreza: No problems
1995 Landrover Defender: Broke a valve (thankfully we'd got back on the road after a week in the Sahara) fuel tank rotted through, alternator and water pump blew, numerous other minor issues.
1997 Suzuki Bandit: No problems
1990 Landcruiser: Owned briefly with view of driving to S Africa, then Dubya took the world to war, and I got a career. And the head gasket went (WTF)
1987 MR2: Head gasket, then big end. "New" engine from breakers done 30k+ with no probs (mostly with the wife).
1985 2CV: Did 12k to Nepal, no sig probs although the exhaust fell off towards the end, which was loud.
1989 Sunny ZX: Only the water pump went on this one.
1989 Skoda Rapide 136 Coupe: Head gasket, unfixable as wet liners had slipped. (Complete hoot to drive btw)
1977 VW Combi: Valve dropped in - my first engine replacement.
1979 VW Combi: Went up in flames in Chiswick, in the first month of ownership.
1977 Ford Falcon: Massive car, massive engine, which dropped out one night on the pacific highway in OZ.

Member information
Nickname Bill Bill's car
Name Bill
Member Since 29th January 2003
Total Posts 34,358
Occupation Physio 
Region By the sea in Dorset 
Country United Kingdom 
Notes
Was mechsympathy, but that name was becoming less and less apt.

Current cars:

2004 Supercharged MG ZTT: No unexpected problems! It has a few unfortunate developmental issues... I prefer to think of it as character.
2001 VW transporter syncro, converted to a camper.
2001 Caterham academy car, entered in Graduates race series: No mechanical problems, but a few crashes.

Quick list of old cars:
2001 Caterham Roadsport: No problems
1997 Subaru Impreza: No problems
1995 Landrover Defender: Broke a valve (thankfully we'd got back on the road after a week in the Sahara) fuel tank rotted through, alternator and water pump blew, numerous other minor issues.
1997 Suzuki Bandit: No problems
1990 Landcruiser: Owned briefly with view of driving to S Africa, then Dubya took the world to war, and I got a career. And the head gasket went (WTF)
1987 MR2: Head gasket, then big end. "New" engine from breakers done 30k+ with no probs (mostly with the wife).
1985 2CV: Did 12k to Nepal, no sig probs although the exhaust fell off towards the end, which was loud.
1989 Sunny ZX: Only the water pump went on this one.
1989 Skoda Rapide 136 Coupe: Head gasket, unfixable as wet liners had slipped. (Complete hoot to drive btw)
1977 VW Combi: Valve dropped in - my first engine replacement.
1979 VW Combi: Went up in flames in Chiswick, in the first month of ownership.
1977 Ford Falcon: Massive car, massive engine, which dropped out one night on the pacific highway in OZ.