The Joy of Running an Old Shed

The Joy of Running an Old Shed

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magpie215

2,879 posts

140 months

Monday 10th February
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Demelitia said:
I’d be going out of my way to park next to Vauxhall Mokka owners as much as possible if I drove this. biggrin


It does seem to create its own bubble in car parks.

W00DY

12,090 posts

177 months

Monday 10th February
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mercedeslimos said:
W00DY said:
Interesting, thanks. I was doing a bit of research where people suggested it was a bad idea on a diesel and ended up noisier than a failed DMF. Have you had any issues?
Is it a 1.9TDI?

Is it a 5 or 6 speed?

6-speed boxes rattle a bit more at idle, the cure is to sit with the clutch depressed when sat not moving. Once on the move, it's fine. The reason is the flywheel is lighter, the expensive (£1000?) Helix and SouthBend silent flywheels are the same weight as an OE DMF.

The 5-speed boxes there is no perceptible difference to refinement or NVH whatsoever, they are a different, less complex type of box design.

The 75 is slightly less refined but for a sub-500 quid car, I sure as hell wasn't putting a new DMF in!

I've used plenty of secondhand DMF and clutches too, suppose that's one of the advantages/hazards of owning/modifying/breaking/scrapping VAG cars!

My parents' 75 has more than it's fair share of VW stuff bastardised into it biggrin
Thanks! thumbup

Yeh 1.9 TDI 5 speed, Bluemotion box if that makes any difference. Doesn't look like DMR have one listed on their site, but I will email them, cheaper and longer lasting definitely appeals.

mercedeslimos

325 posts

120 months

Monday 10th February
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W00DY said:
Thanks! thumbup

Yeh 1.9 TDI 5 speed, Bluemotion box if that makes any difference. Doesn't look like DMR have one listed on their site, but I will email them, cheaper and longer lasting definitely appeals.
Same as every other 5-speed box in the MK5 Golf, 1Z Octavia, Leon, Superb and all of that platform. Longer ratios, we have the same box in our mega-mile MK5 (been clocked before we got it, so estimating 400,000 based on condition), but shorter 1-4 as it's a "Sport" spec.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-Golf-Mk-5-Tdi-Clutch...

Quavers

134 posts

28 months

Monday 10th February
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I have put a deposit on a replacement for our passat.

Aiminghigh123

380 posts

20 months

Tuesday 11th February
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Thesprucegoose said:
My shed bought 1.5 years ago for 450 quid, has cost me on top another 1350 quid not including fuel and insurance... My budget a year is 500 quid to run so I need to keep it another 6 months.

It also needs money spent on it, so not winning at shedding so far.
Spent similar. Saab 9-3 aero paid £500 nearly 2.5 years ago. First year was just consumables. I didn’t use it for 6 weeks when I took 3 months off work. Battery died. Then developed a misfire. Then clutch went. Then fuel pump, all in the space of a few days. Broke down Xmas eve on the A406. Booooo. Fixed her up to the tune of £1200. :-(.
Touch wood since then all been good bar the drivers window giving up and radio just turns itself off sometimes. In the last year done the back box which was original and fell off on the M3. Centre part has just started blowing now, still not bad for 17 years old 170k miles.

W00DY

12,090 posts

177 months

Tuesday 11th February
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mercedeslimos said:
W00DY said:
Thanks! thumbup

Yeh 1.9 TDI 5 speed, Bluemotion box if that makes any difference. Doesn't look like DMR have one listed on their site, but I will email them, cheaper and longer lasting definitely appeals.
Same as every other 5-speed box in the MK5 Golf, 1Z Octavia, Leon, Superb and all of that platform. Longer ratios, we have the same box in our mega-mile MK5 (been clocked before we got it, so estimating 400,000 based on condition), but shorter 1-4 as it's a "Sport" spec.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-Golf-Mk-5-Tdi-Clutch...
Awesome. That is too cheap too ignore. Although it does say

"Volkswagen - Golf V Estate - 1.9 TDi - 105hp 77kw - BLS - 01/2008 - 07/2009"

Mine was registered the last week of September 09 so may have been built after that (not sure if anything changed), will see what they say.

p4cks

4,382 posts

150 months

Tuesday 11th February
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watchnut said:
I enjoy the banter on this thread, but would like to see a few more photos, especially if very dirty, and knocks/dents , gaffer tape repairs
Every panel on mine is dented or scratched in some way, so when I get a chance and after my 440 mile round trip tomorrow I'll get some photos uploaded and hopefully you'll be happy enough smile

Aiminghigh123

380 posts

20 months

Tuesday 11th February
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magpie215 said:
watchnut said:
I enjoy the banter on this thread, but would like to see a few more photos, especially if very dirty, and knocks/dents , gaffer tape repairs

Wish granted









Water ingress through broken lens



Escapes from hole I drilled


Last MOT major reads hilarious.

Exhaust emits excessive smoke or vapour likely to obscure the vision of other road users (8.2.2.2 (c))

Ha ha ha ha. You don’t have a picture of the smoke by any chance?

BricktopST205

579 posts

85 months

Tuesday 11th February
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Sheds just passed its 5th M.O.T in succession. 150k now. Remapped last year to 275BHP and 420NM.




BricktopST205

579 posts

85 months

Tuesday 11th February
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Jamaica said:
The petrol costs hurt my heart just thinking about it
Stansted and back was 38MPG the other day. Around town mid 20's. The £325 tax a year is the painful thing but thats the governments fault. I only pay 180 a year insurance. Almost half the tax!

STIfree

1,559 posts

110 months

Tuesday 11th February
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BricktopST205 said:
Sheds just passed its 5th M.O.T in succession. 150k now. Remapped last year to 275BHP and 420NM.

That looks bloody lovely.

magpie215

2,879 posts

140 months

Tuesday 11th February
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Aiminghigh123 said:
Last MOT major reads hilarious.

Exhaust emits excessive smoke or vapour likely to obscure the vision of other road users (8.2.2.2 (c))

Ha ha ha ha. You don’t have a picture of the smoke by any chance?
Unfortunately not....but its was as bad as you can imagine.....definitely James Bond style.

Handy for getting tailgaters to drop back a bitlaugh

watchnut

626 posts

80 months

Tuesday 11th February
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Outstanding Magpie!!!!!

after a hard day on the roads with learners trying to kill me....looking at those photos' had cheered me up and de stressed me no end smile must have handled well with those bricks in it?

I also like the VW cleaned with the dirty water from other cars....recycling to the end smile

keep them coming all


Demelitia

288 posts

7 months

Tuesday 11th February
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watchnut said:
Outstanding Magpie!!!!!

must have handled well with those bricks in it?

Low centre of gravity=excellent handling. Inarguable fact.

STIfree

1,559 posts

110 months

Wednesday 12th February
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Issues with the family shed today, any advice would be appreciated.


Citroen C2, 1.1

Been running around all day doing errands in and been fine. Filled a full tank of fuel, went somewhere else for 10mins, started up and ran fine. Came home, noticed a back tyre was a bit low so whilst engine was still running, used a cigarette lighter electric tyre pump. Ran for 5mins and done, switched the car off.

Came back an hour later and the car won't start, it turns over fine but nothing.

- Checked all the fuses, no problem.
- Removed battery for 5 minutes.
- Tried some combination of removing battery, opened window, sidelights, turning the car on etc that was recommended on Google but no result
- Tried bump starting, nothing
- Connected the little Bluetooth OBDII reader but it won't connect with ECU. Has worked in the past on this car but that was with the engine running, so unsure if this is why not now, or is an indication of the problem.


Any thoughts of where to go from there?


I'm guessing I should be looking at coilpack/spark plugs if they're all okay. But just odd it ran fine an hour before.



A500leroy

1,072 posts

69 months

Wednesday 12th February
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Battery fully charged?

STIfree

1,559 posts

110 months

Wednesday 12th February
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A500leroy said:
Battery fully charged?
Yeah, it went flat during the numerous attempts of starting it, then jumped it off the Mondeo shed for a while. But had it on a battery charger for the past couple hours and turns over fine now.


S100HP

10,767 posts

118 months

Wednesday 12th February
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Something daft like the fuel cut off switch being tripped?

magpie215

2,879 posts

140 months

Wednesday 12th February
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Crank position sensor?

STIfree

1,559 posts

110 months

Wednesday 12th February
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S100HP said:
Something daft like the fuel cut off switch being tripped?
magpie215 said:
Crank position sensor?
I'm going to have to Google both of these and where to locate them, but thanks for the suggestions, keep them coming.

I need ideas for the next time I head outside to swear at it.