The Joy of Running an Old Shed

The Joy of Running an Old Shed

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WJNB

2,637 posts

123 months

Thursday 2nd July 2020
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No problem when the first tt on a E scooter gets crushed between me & the kerb or whacks into the back of me because he/she/it didn't see me brake suddenly.

swampy442

968 posts

173 months

Thursday 2nd July 2020
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Jimmy Recard said:
STIfree said:
I'm doing an oil and filter change on my Lexus LS430 tonight. No idea when the last one was done and the cost for 5 litres of oil & a filter was £28 from ECP so it'd be daft not to.

I suspect it might want more than 5 litres hehe
I serviced a 430 yesterday, takes 5.5 litres with a filter change smile

Captain Answer

770 posts

149 months

Thursday 2nd July 2020
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STIfree said:
That's a very easy oil leak fix! All 3 of my sheds currently have oil leaks hehe None of which are major and because of that and my lack of effort, I've yet to diagnose why.
Don't worry - its got at least one other major one somewhere, either the cylinder head or apparently it can run out and down one of the bolts for the cam shaft sprocket .. watching that one at the moment, my plan is to not worry about it and just keep her topped up with cheapo oil till it goes next year

Saab has always had a small ones in the 5 years i've had it, never been serious enough to warrant attention

Chrysler - Not sure, but not spotted any on it so far

egor110

13,850 posts

165 months

Thursday 2nd July 2020
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tomble22 said:
STIfree said:
tomble22 said:
I didn't have any issues with my Clio 182 and I only paid £1,500 for that. Brilliant cars, obviously the reputation they have bigs them up but they really do live up to it. I'd definitely recommend one.
I'd love a 182 (or 172) but I tell you what, they're going up in price these days! I've had a quick browse and I can't find any for under £1750. I recall when you could get them close to the £1k mark, think those times are gone now. Did notice the Twingo Sports are coming down a bit in price now, they could be the next cheap French hot hatch.
Ha, i just did the same thing and they do seem to have shot up recently. When i was looking early last year there were quite a few knocking around at the £1k mark that needed a bit of tidying.

What about an Ignis Sport, I drove one once and it was good fun, something you can really wring out.
Mini cooper s's are the new cheap hot hatch , plenty for sub 1500.

ghost83

4,376 posts

152 months

Thursday 2nd July 2020
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My heater motor has stopped working on my shed (picasso)

Not too bothered did fly through its mot though even with a cracked windscreen

Jimmy Recard

17,342 posts

141 months

Thursday 2nd July 2020
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swampy442 said:
I serviced a 430 yesterday, takes 5.5 litres with a filter change smile
Oh ok, I was expecting more like 8 or 9. Not far off!

STIfree

1,810 posts

121 months

Friday 3rd July 2020
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WJNB said:
No problem when the first tt on a E scooter gets crushed between me & the kerb or whacks into the back of me because he/she/it didn't see me brake suddenly.
What?

swampy442 said:
Jimmy Recard said:
STIfree said:
I'm doing an oil and filter change on my Lexus LS430 tonight. No idea when the last one was done and the cost for 5 litres of oil & a filter was £28 from ECP so it'd be daft not to.

I suspect it might want more than 5 litres hehe
I serviced a 430 yesterday, takes 5.5 litres with a filter change smile
Castrol website quoted 4.5l for service, plus 0.3l for filter.

It did take a bit over 5 litres though.


I had no paper work (despite a lot of other stuff dating back to when it was new) that said when the last service was done.

Certainly was due!


greenarrow

2,663 posts

79 months

Friday 3rd July 2020
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egor110 said:
tomble22 said:
STIfree said:
tomble22 said:
I didn't have any issues with my Clio 182 and I only paid £1,500 for that. Brilliant cars, obviously the reputation they have bigs them up but they really do live up to it. I'd definitely recommend one.
I'd love a 182 (or 172) but I tell you what, they're going up in price these days! I've had a quick browse and I can't find any for under £1750. I recall when you could get them close to the £1k mark, think those times are gone now. Did notice the Twingo Sports are coming down a bit in price now, they could be the next cheap French hot hatch.
Ha, i just did the same thing and they do seem to have shot up recently. When i was looking early last year there were quite a few knocking around at the £1k mark that needed a bit of tidying.

What about an Ignis Sport, I drove one once and it was good fun, something you can really wring out.
Mini cooper s's are the new cheap hot hatch , plenty for sub 1500.
Cooper S' are tempting but have a bad reputation for issues don't they, as they get older?

For me the Suzuki Swift Sport is the most tempting car dropping down towards the £1K mark. A whole lot of fun, but with Japanese reliability built in.

youngsod

237 posts

144 months

Friday 3rd July 2020
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A500leroy said:
Red Sleeper said:
I'm trying my best to keep the shed mentality and not finance something for around 8k that's a bit nicer to sit in and a bit more stylish. But it's hard somethings driving old heaps.
You can still play the shed if you keep it for 10 years, it works out at £800 a year then which is shed money just in one hit instead of 10 different sheds.
Does this mean I qualify? Bought a Corolla from a Toyota dealer (not shedding), but I've kept it for 10 years and a further 160k. Now sitting on 187k being exactly what Corollas are: boring, dull and utterly, utterly reliable. I love her deeply.

Captain Answer

770 posts

149 months

Friday 3rd July 2020
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ghost83 said:
My heater motor has stopped working on my shed (picasso)

Not too bothered did fly through its mot though even with a cracked windscreen
Heater motor fan resistor is a good bet, I just did the same job on my wifes C4 VTR couple, I pulled out the old one before getting the new one as there are a couple different ones so wanted to make sure the one the motor factors were giving me looked the same - plenty guides/videos on how to do it

STIfree

1,810 posts

121 months

Friday 3rd July 2020
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greenarrow said:
Cooper S' are tempting but have a bad reputation for issues don't they, as they get older?

For me the Suzuki Swift Sport is the most tempting car dropping down towards the £1K mark. A whole lot of fun, but with Japanese reliability built in.
Swift Sport is a very good call. I've always liked the Swifts, never driven one but the Sports look great.

...off to the classifieds.


Does anyone want to buy a Mondeo hehe

V6todayEVmanana

359 posts

106 months

Friday 3rd July 2020
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Captain Answer said:
Heater motor fan resistor is a good bet, I just did the same job on my wifes C4 VTR couple, I pulled out the old one before getting the new one as there are a couple different ones so wanted to make sure the one the motor factors were giving me looked the same - plenty guides/videos on how to do it
Mine failed after 160k miles but on my car (not Citroen) it stayed on full blast even with the ignition off. Had to pull the fuse.

Got a replacement resister in the post last night, will try replacing it today / tomorrow.

I'm not an electrical master but seems for the last 12 years the resistor has been working 24/7 preventing current flow to the blower until needed.

On another car the blower motor stopped working for a few weeks but came back to life after hitting a pothole. Just after I received a replacement motor from ebay.

CX53

2,498 posts

72 months

Friday 3rd July 2020
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The swift sports are brilliant, I had one and passed it on to my mum who has had a further 4 years or so hassle free motoring with it.

Definitely do not buy one if you are commuting on the motorway or dual carriageway for long periods though. It screams at 80 in 5th, and every piece of trim rattles.

Amazing fun on a back road though and feel unbreakable.

Captain Answer

770 posts

149 months

Friday 3rd July 2020
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V6todayEVmanana said:
Mine failed after 160k miles but on my car (not Citroen) it stayed on full blast even with the ignition off. Had to pull the fuse.

Got a replacement resister in the post last night, will try replacing it today / tomorrow.

I'm not an electrical master but seems for the last 12 years the resistor has been working 24/7 preventing current flow to the blower until needed.

On another car the blower motor stopped working for a few weeks but came back to life after hitting a pothole. Just after I received a replacement motor from ebay.
Never seen one go and the fan run over regardless of ignition on.off, that is weird! When i did the chrysler it blew out the fuse for the radio soon as i started the fan.. but guess it was just close to going and the change in voltage/ampage profile just nudged it over as its been fine since I put a new fuse in

The bump to make it work I could see, a lot of them have a solder bridge joint in that basically melts if it gets to hot to cut off the fan.. so hitting a bump coudl;ve nudged the two pieces back together

Usually when they go I've seen either no fan at all or full fan and nothing else

egor110

13,850 posts

165 months

Friday 3rd July 2020
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greenarrow said:
Cooper S' are tempting but have a bad reputation for issues don't they, as they get older?

For me the Suzuki Swift Sport is the most tempting car dropping down towards the £1K mark. A whole lot of fun, but with Japanese reliability built in.
Swift's aren't in the same league as a mini or Clio , there more a warm hatch.

wormus

12,263 posts

165 months

Friday 3rd July 2020
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aaron_2000 said:
The experience of trying to sell my £200 station car has put me off every having another car at that price again. The kind of people that you have to deal with at that price end aren't worth dealing with imo, I wish I'd just scrapped it instead.
I bought a Saab 9-5 which still only has 85k on it from new and fsh. The specialist where I get it serviced offered to buy it from me it’s in such nice nick and I’ve looked after it well. Buy an appreciating shed and you’ll have no problem selling it.

A500leroy

2,261 posts

80 months

Friday 3rd July 2020
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youngsod said:
A500leroy said:
Red Sleeper said:
I'm trying my best to keep the shed mentality and not finance something for around 8k that's a bit nicer to sit in and a bit more stylish. But it's hard somethings driving old heaps.
You can still play the shed if you keep it for 10 years, it works out at £800 a year then which is shed money just in one hit instead of 10 different sheds.
Does this mean I qualify? Bought a Corolla from a Toyota dealer (not shedding), but I've kept it for 10 years and a further 160k. Now sitting on 187k being exactly what Corollas are: boring, dull and utterly, utterly reliable. I love her deeply.
oh yes

dgswk

482 posts

56 months

Friday 3rd July 2020
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STIfree said:
Castrol website quoted 4.5l for service, plus 0.3l for filter.

It did take a bit over 5 litres though.


I had no paper work (despite a lot of other stuff dating back to when it was new) that said when the last service was done.

Certainly was due!

Looks like a bad chocolate fondue!

In other news, took my wife's non-shed 500x for an aircon regas. Friendly local mechanic ummed and arred for a bit before deciding he couldn't do it for £35 as its newer gas. Hmmm, yeah, your looking at £100 for that mate, have a look on Groupon or it'll be £150 plus. True sheds rule. On the plus side, he rates the Fiat Multijet diesels - that engine will out-live you pal smile

Edited by dgswk on Friday 3rd July 20:00

aaron_2000

4,288 posts

45 months

Friday 3rd July 2020
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wormus said:
aaron_2000 said:
The experience of trying to sell my £200 station car has put me off every having another car at that price again. The kind of people that you have to deal with at that price end aren't worth dealing with imo, I wish I'd just scrapped it instead.
I bought a Saab 9-5 which still only has 85k on it from new and fsh. The specialist where I get it serviced offered to buy it from me it’s in such nice nick and I’ve looked after it well. Buy an appreciating shed and you’ll have no problem selling it.
I didn't have any issues selling it, my issue was with the kind of cretin I had to deal with. Is a 9-5 an appreciating shed? Pretty sure they're still on their way down price wise, my £850 S320 owes me around £1k all in right now, It could probably fetch over double that at a push in a swap or sale. Not that I want to swap it or sell it though, I'd never find anything better for the amount I paid.

STIfree

1,810 posts

121 months

Friday 3rd July 2020
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dgswk said:
Looks like a bad chocolate fondue!

In other news, took my wife's non-shed 500x for an aircon regas. Friendly local mechanic ummed and arred for a bit before deciding he couldn't do it for £35 as its newer gas. Hmmm, yeah, your looking at £100 for that mate, have a look on Groupon or it'll be £150 plus. True sheds rule. On the plus side, he rates the Fiat Multijet diesels - that engine will out-live you pal smile

Edited by dgswk on Friday 3rd July 20:00
I feel you, I got quoted £90-120 for the LS430. Sucks to have a dual A/C system.