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King Fisher

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Nick's had to sell the S, due to a new arrival......



I'll give you a clue, it's yellow..... ;-)

ETA

No link to adverts in the forums.

Edited by Big Al. on Sunday 15th July 14:04

phillpot

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Five 'n a half grand but you can't have a road test coz there's no tax and its running like a bag of nails rolleyes

Not sure what a Star Tester has got to do with setting the timing correctly scratchchin

Gerald-TVR

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phillpot said:
Not sure what a Star Tester has got to do with setting the timing correctly scratchchin
Code 60!!!

phillpot

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Gerald-TVR said:
Code 60!!!
We live and learn !

how does that work, twiddle the dizzy till timings right and code clears ?

tvrgit

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[quote=phillpot]


We live and learn !
Code 60 disables the ecu's ignition mapping so gives you an "unmodified" setting to set the distributor up with a timing light. Then you remove code 60, and the ecu is control of timing again, depending on engine load, throttle position, etc...

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phillpot

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tvrgit said:
Code 60 disables the ecu's ignition mapping
Aha ! (or un-plugging the throttle pot will "cheat" the ECU).


My main point really was if you are trying to sell the most expensive V6 S Series on Piston Heads buyers will probably expect to be able to road test it legally (tax it for six months) and that it will run properly when they do ?

Gerald-TVR

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phillpot said:
My main point really was if you are trying to sell the most expensive V6 S Series on Piston Heads buyers will probably expect to be able to road test it legally (tax it for six months) and that it will run properly when they do ?
Totally agree I would be amazed if that advert sold the car

Longers

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If / when my old cars sells I'd be interested to know where it goes wink

16k miles in the 10 years since I sold it certainly isn't much considering I put 50k miles on it in the 5 years I owned it!!

Dave_M

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Longers said:
If / when my old cars sells I'd be interested to know where it goes wink

16k miles in the 10 years since I sold it certainly isn't much considering I put 50k miles on it in the 5 years I owned it!!
Yes, but you're better at navigating now hehe

tvrgit

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phillpot said:
Aha ! (or un-plugging the throttle pot will "cheat" the ECU).


My main point really was if you are trying to sell the most expensive V6 S Series on Piston Heads buyers will probably expect to be able to road test it legally (tax it for six months) and that it will run properly when they do ?
Yes, unplugging the TP does the same thing.

But your main point is spot on. I have no idea why people try to sell cars with the old "it has a fault but it's easy to fix" - well fix it then, and THEN maybe you'll get full whack for it.

And worse, you can't even drive it to see how bad the fault is...


King Fisher

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Now nick didn't know about removing the throttle pot, will this enable him to get the timing spot on? Also, his insurance has now moved onto the Chim, so surely any road test would be uninsured, as even third party requires a policy on the car does it not? Or am I mistaken?

As for it being the most expensive, there are other cars on there that are more, and that haven't had the level of work done that this car has, it's been rebuilt from the ground up, and I can also testify that it's a bloody quick little car, as can many other PHers who've encountered it on hoons. Nick really wants it to go to a good home too, so if anyone is interested give him a bell.

scotty_d

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[quote=King Also, his insurance has now moved onto the Chim, so surely any road test would be uninsured, as even third party requires a policy on the car does it not? Or am I mistaken?

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You are correct and if the car has no insurance under the new rules as of this year the car can not have a tax disc, A total pain in the back side to classic car owners.

King Fisher

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scotty_d said:
You are correct and if the car has no insurance under the new rules as of this year the car can not have a tax disc, A total pain in the back side to classic car owners.
So there you go, it'd be extremely difficult for Nick to insure and tax two cars. I hope the fact it just walked through its MOT first time is of some comfort to prospective buyers too. He will however sort the timing out now he knows a way of tricking the ECU, thanks for that folks.

mycroft

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True but when i bought the Tam and still had my S my insurer let me have the S on my Tam policy for a small fee , they understood that i couldn't drive both but needed to keep the S insured . Once i sold the S i cancelled the addition on my main policy and got a refund . However you talk up the car only a fool would pay the asking price for a car that they can not road test and doesn't run properly .
Yet again your telling us what a quick car this is , its 911 eating exploits are legendary ,heaven help any super cars he meets a his new Chim .

King Fisher

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mycroft said:
True but when i bought the Tam and still had my S my insurer let me have the S on my Tam policy for a small fee , they understood that i couldn't drive both but needed to keep the S insured . Once i sold the S i cancelled the addition on my main policy and got a refund . However you talk up the car only a fool would pay the asking price for a car that they can not road test and doesn't run properly .
Yet again your telling us what a quick car this is , its 911 eating exploits are legendary ,heaven help any super cars he meets a his new Chim .
It cost him £70 a month to have it as an addition to his current policy. Didn't make sense when he can have it on its own policy with 1500 annual mileage limit for a smidge over 500 quid, so that's what he's going to do. The throttle pot idea seemed to work, the timing is fine now and touch wood it's running fine. It does run rich, but that's how the rolling road set it up, and the dyno figures speak for themselves.

As for your rather sarcastic attitude, is that really necessary? All I get is negativity from the community on here, shouldn't you be encouraging TVR ownership, not putting the younger owners down and shunning them?

Dave_M

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As for your rather sarcastic attitude, is that really necessary? All I get is negativity from the community on here, shouldn't you be encouraging TVR ownership, not putting the younger owners down and shunning them?
I'm afraid you reap what you sow.

However, time should helpsmile

tvrgit

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I don't see a sarcastic attitude - as I said earlier, I wouldn't pay top whack for a car where the ad suggested there was something wrong with it, but I couldn't test drive it to evaluate that for myself.

That's not sarcasm, it's removal of rose tinted specs, as worn by many car sellers.


phillpot

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All I get is negativity from the community on here
I'd disagree. From my experience of reading many threads you get a lot of sound advice from here (much of which you seem to ignore) and maybe a little wit, humour, sarcasm, winding up or whatever you choose to call it, but when a young lad comes on here asking how to get huge BHP from an S, how to make it madly loud and tales of "racing" Porsches etc.he is perhaps "asking for it" ?

Over the weekend you emailed me about borrowing the Star Tester, I got straight back to you explaining it was with another owner and if you'd let me have your address I'd ask him to forward it on to you. No reply then today I read you've fixed it and presumably don't need it ? Thanks for letting me know.

Back to the insurance, I appreciate Nick is young and insurance is expensive but you're a little older, could you not sort something so you could give prospective buyers a run round the block? Did Nick buy his Chimeara without a test drive?

Nice looking Chimaera,tempted to ask if it's egg custard yellow but don't don't think you'd appreciate it getmecoat

jwoffshore

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Indeed, Mr King Fisher, even when I am able to help you I don't bother now, because you ask for advice and then refuse to believe it when someone with the relevant knowledge tries to inform you!

King Fisher

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phillpot said:
I'd disagree. From my experience of reading many threads you get a lot of sound advice from here (much of which you seem to ignore) and maybe a little wit, humour, sarcasm, winding up or whatever you choose to call it, but when a young lad comes on here asking how to get huge BHP from an S, how to make it madly loud and tales of "racing" Porsches etc.he is perhaps "asking for it" ?

Over the weekend you emailed me about borrowing the Star Tester, I got straight back to you explaining it was with another owner and if you'd let me have your address I'd ask him to forward it on to you. No reply then today I read you've fixed it and presumably don't need it ? Thanks for letting me know.

Back to the insurance, I appreciate Nick is young and insurance is expensive but you're a little older, could you not sort something so you could give prospective buyers a run round the block? Did Nick buy his Chimeara without a test drive?

Nice looking Chimaera,tempted to ask if it's egg custard yellow but don't don't think you'd appreciate it getmecoat
Sorry Mike that is my fault, I've been busy and forgot to tell Nick the email had come through, he's just replied from my account. Apologies.

And he has taken the advice on here, hence why he's about to insure it so it can be test driven by prospective buyers.
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