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Wheeler Dealers - New Series 2012

Wheeler Dealers - New Series 2012

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MG CHRIS

6,022 posts

79 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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Well pretty boring in the end could of been more indepth with the iva test not a lot of the mechanical stuff, not a lot of info about the car and 1500 quid for second hand wheels and tyres i would what a brand new set for that.

Butter Face

13,109 posts

72 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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I have the same iPhone case as Mike Brewer.

Dr Doofenshmirtz

9,710 posts

112 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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V88Dicky said:
Megaflow said:
I didn't think you could run cats with carbs?
Can't see why not?
Because carbs tend to spit unburned fuel down the pipes which destroys the catalyst.

172ff

2,273 posts

107 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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I'm enjoying the new series. Enjoying the old drinking game.

Not surprised Mike is wearing more makeup than Pat Butcher but kinda gutted Edd joined in with the foundation. Look like a couple of Essex slags.

Looking forward to next week!

Megaflow

6,194 posts

137 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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Luke. said:
Err, sorry. Brand new V8, running gear and interior? Did I miss that part of the program?
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McClure

2,172 posts

58 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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Megaflow said:
Luke. said:
Err, sorry. Brand new V8, running gear and interior? Did I miss that part of the program?
laugh

And "if you are a fan of the show you know that no expense is spared"...

Really?

Andyjc86

940 posts

61 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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A nice car, but I could see what they were going to do from mike reading the advert (lean the engine for the test and chuck a couple of cats on) I wouldn't have bothered with the wheel/suspension mod myself.

Surely the filming for the test drive took place after mike had bought the car though. No one would let you do doughnuts on a test-drive!!!!

AndyClockwise

657 posts

74 months

Wednesday 19th September 2012
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Luke. said:
Wasn't the advert selling the car to Mike Brewer also on Pistonheads? May have to watch it again on the TivO

KieronGSi

1,057 posts

116 months

Wednesday 19th September 2012
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AndyClockwise said:
Wasn't the advert selling the car to Mike Brewer also on Pistonheads? May have to watch it again on the TivO
The car was described in the show as a 6.3 with 370 bhp. In that advert its a 5.7.

voicey

2,107 posts

99 months

Wednesday 19th September 2012
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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the vortex exhausts - they seemed a bit like snake oil to me!

RZ1

3,586 posts

118 months

Wednesday 19th September 2012
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Yup the initial ad was on PH

Megaflow

6,194 posts

137 months

Wednesday 19th September 2012
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KieronGSi said:
AndyClockwise said:
Wasn't the advert selling the car to Mike Brewer also on Pistonheads? May have to watch it again on the TivO
The car was described in the show as a 6.3 with 370 bhp. In that advert its a 5.7.
Ah, so maybe the exhausts didn't work then and they had to put a whole new engine in to meet emissions.

matc

4,623 posts

119 months

Wednesday 19th September 2012
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Megaflow said:
KieronGSi said:
AndyClockwise said:
Wasn't the advert selling the car to Mike Brewer also on Pistonheads? May have to watch it again on the TivO
The car was described in the show as a 6.3 with 370 bhp. In that advert its a 5.7.
Ah, so maybe the exhausts didn't work then and they had to put a whole new engine in to meet emissions.
No it passed with the re-jetted carb and new exhaust. The engine in the pics in the advert looks the same.

I thought it was an ok episode, definitely not their best. I preffered it when they were working on older/cheaper cars; I thought the show was supposed to be about home maintenance. Not everyone has £20k sitting about to spend on a kit-car!

Megaflow

6,194 posts

137 months

Wednesday 19th September 2012
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Yes, but they TV program also said it was sold, which it plainly isn't.

matc

4,623 posts

119 months

Wednesday 19th September 2012
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Could have sold it to the dealer? They said they sold it for £23k and it's up for £29.

monthefish

Original Poster:

18,940 posts

143 months

Wednesday 19th September 2012
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Thread already running here

FourWheelDrift

69,373 posts

196 months

Wednesday 19th September 2012
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monthefish said:
Thread already running here
I have just merged the two threads.

monthefish

Original Poster:

18,940 posts

143 months

Wednesday 19th September 2012
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FourWheelDrift said:
monthefish said:
Thread already running here
I have just merged the two threads.
Aren't you clever?
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KieronGSi

1,057 posts

116 months

Wednesday 19th September 2012
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matc said:
No it passed with the re-jetted carb and new exhaust. The engine in the pics in the advert looks the same.

I thought it was an ok episode, definitely not their best. I preffered it when they were working on older/cheaper cars; I thought the show was supposed to be about home maintenance. Not everyone has £20k sitting about to spend on a kit-car!
So how has it lost 0.6 of a litre?

Alex

8,458 posts

196 months

Wednesday 19th September 2012
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I wouldn't have bothered with the wheel mod either.

Another thing they failed to mention about the IVA test is that most people remove all the bks required to pass it as soon as they get home! Although I understand why.