The Joy of Running an Old Shed

The Joy of Running an Old Shed

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magpie215

3,119 posts

145 months

Tuesday 7th July
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From a few years ago when we had Picasso shed.

When you have a nice car and it gets damaged you run to the bodyshop.....in shedclub you run for a Sharpie.




oOJamesOo

34 posts

7 months

Tuesday 7th July
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Does anyone know if you can get hold of completed auction prices for cars? I know you can check on eBay but wanting to compare against copart, manheim and bca. I guess there are fewer bidders but they probably know the values better. Just wondering whether it’s worth looking into for shedding.

Edited by oOJamesOo on Tuesday 7th July 21:46

CX53

2,351 posts

66 months

Tuesday 7th July
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https://forum.retro-rides.org/thread/214770/toyota...

Cheap cockroach shed if anyone fancies being stuck with a reliable car for years and years

bearman68

2,840 posts

88 months

Tuesday 7th July
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oOJamesOo said:
Does anyone know if you can get hold of completed auction prices for cars? I know you can check on eBay but wanting to compare against copart, manheim and bca. I guess there are fewer bidders but they probably know the values better. Just wondering whether it’s worth looking into for shedding.

Edited by oOJamesOo on Tuesday 7th July 21:46
Can you register as a bidder - this will allow you to see the sold prices (sometimes / usually / maybe)

200Plus Club

7,339 posts

234 months

Tuesday 7th July
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CX53 said:
https://forum.retro-rides.org/thread/214770/toyota...

Cheap cockroach shed if anyone fancies being stuck with a reliable car for years and years
Exactly what we run as shed 2 albeit auto. And I got mine 3yrs ago with 45k on it and paid 400 quid, bargain of a lifetime. We've done 35k or 40k miles in it since, it's had an oil change and some tyres... That's it.
Also burned about 4 gallons of cheap oil as it likes a drink.
Proper shed motoring, reliable as hell

oOJamesOo

34 posts

7 months

Tuesday 7th July
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bearman68 said:
Can you register as a bidder - this will allow you to see the sold prices (sometimes / usually / maybe)
Tried and saved the cars into a watch list but when they’re sold they just disappear. So unless I go into each auction and watch the bids I won’t know. But that’s way too tome consuming to get a big enough pool of data.

bearman68

2,840 posts

88 months

Tuesday 7th July
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200Plus Club said:
Exactly what we run as shed 2 albeit auto. And I got mine 3yrs ago with 45k on it and paid 400 quid, bargain of a lifetime. We've done 35k or 40k miles in it since, it's had an oil change and some tyres... That's it.
Also burned about 4 gallons of cheap oil as it likes a drink.
Proper shed motoring, reliable as hell
LOL, using about the same amount of oil as a new Audi then.....rofl

200Plus Club

7,339 posts

234 months

Tuesday 7th July
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bearman68 said:
200Plus Club said:
Exactly what we run as shed 2 albeit auto. And I got mine 3yrs ago with 45k on it and paid 400 quid, bargain of a lifetime. We've done 35k or 40k miles in it since, it's had an oil change and some tyres... That's it.
Also burned about 4 gallons of cheap oil as it likes a drink.
Proper shed motoring, reliable as hell
LOL, using about the same amount of oil as a new Audi then.....rofl
The T3 Corrolla on the other hand with a 1.4vvti hardly burns a drop!
I buy the local motor factors semi synth at 15 quid a gallon and leave it in the boot ready :-)

CJ1

373 posts

34 months

Wednesday 8th July
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I have sinned, I am swapping my shed for a new lease Renault Megane R.S....

If anyone’s interested in my Shed don’t hesitate to contact me. It’s a 2005 330i with £10,500 of extras. Comes with loads of paperwork and it’s original sales invoice from Barons Hindhead BMW for £38,000 in 2005!

Captain Answer

574 posts

143 months

Wednesday 8th July
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oOJamesOo said:
Does anyone know if you can get hold of completed auction prices for cars? I know you can check on eBay but wanting to compare against copart, manheim and bca. I guess there are fewer bidders but they probably know the values better. Just wondering whether it’s worth looking into for shedding.

Edited by oOJamesOo on Tuesday 7th July 21:46
eBay you can watch them then go back, BCA always had a strict policy on not giving that information out when I worked there (some years back) and I know Manheim did at the time - I wouldnt be surprised if that is still the same

At that time the only way at BCA was to be "in the room" i.e. at the actual auction or online bidding it live or on phone (not a thing now I believe at BCA)

If your non-trade BCA not quite so good now as it use to be, early 2000's you could turn up, bid and the private fee was pretty close to the trade fee and the prices of the cars were competitive however it's a lot more now for private and the prices of the cars are no where near as low as they use to be

Captain Answer

574 posts

143 months

Wednesday 8th July
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CJ1 said:
I have sinned, I am swapping my shed for a new lease Renault Megane R.S....

If anyone’s interested in my Shed don’t hesitate to contact me. It’s a 2005 330i with £10,500 of extras. Comes with loads of paperwork and it’s original sales invoice from Barons Hindhead BMW for £38,000 in 2005!
Did you get the ABS sorted tho?

Joey Deacon

2,520 posts

132 months

Wednesday 8th July
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Captain Answer said:
CJ1 said:
I have sinned, I am swapping my shed for a new lease Renault Megane R.S....

If anyone’s interested in my Shed don’t hesitate to contact me. It’s a 2005 330i with £10,500 of extras. Comes with loads of paperwork and it’s original sales invoice from Barons Hindhead BMW for £38,000 in 2005!
Did you get the ABS sorted tho?
This isn't Facebook Marketplace where the aim is to put as little information about the car as possible! Colour? Auto/Manual? Mileage?

CJ1

373 posts

34 months

Wednesday 8th July
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Captain Answer said:
Did you get the ABS sorted tho?
Yes, the dealer who sold me the car took it in under warranty and sent it to a BMW Specialist. I am not sure entirely what they did to it but the light has gone and seems to be working as it’s supposed to.

James_N

2,177 posts

190 months

Wednesday 8th July
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I was debating whether to swap my 106 shed for a 107. The 106 has proved a good reliable runaround. Ive just had two new tyres put in it and it needs the two fronts doing soon. I do like the 106 and for the £250 i paid, its still a bargain, BUT

It lacks power steering, which can be a pain
It leaks like a sieve in heavy rain, like now
it costs £160 odd to tax a year for the 1.1!

Pros of the 107 are, cheap tax, cheap to run, like the 106, and it probably won't leak like a sieve! But sometimes its better the devil you know.

I'll probably see if i can get the 106 though an mot and maybe run it for another year.

V6todayEVmanana

255 posts

100 months

Wednesday 8th July
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James_N said:
I was debating whether to swap my 106 shed for a 107. The 106 has proved a good reliable runaround. Ive just had two new tyres put in it and it needs the two fronts doing soon. I do like the 106 and for the £250 i paid, its still a bargain, BUT

It lacks power steering, which can be a pain
It leaks like a sieve in heavy rain, like now
it costs £160 odd to tax a year for the 1.1!

Pros of the 107 are, cheap tax, cheap to run, like the 106, and it probably won't leak like a sieve! But sometimes its better the devil you know.

I'll probably see if i can get the 106 though an mot and maybe run it for another year.
Think you can resolve the leaks, that will be a pain as summer passes, a wet car will lead to mould and if parts are getting wet then failures.
I believe in "better the devil you know" but for me leaks are the spawn of Satan smile

200Plus Club

7,339 posts

234 months

Wednesday 8th July
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Our shed 1 the T3 Corrolla needs a new rear caliper (sticking) and rear pads and discs. Let the local garage I trust sort it as it's chucking it down outside and I need a quick turn around. £276 supplied and fitted, brings me just over £1k now for the car and 10k miles so far. Still averages 38mpg overall 1.4 petrol and looks very tidy, bargain motoring.

Krikkit

18,983 posts

137 months

Wednesday 8th July
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V6todayEVmanana said:
James_N said:
I was debating whether to swap my 106 shed for a 107. The 106 has proved a good reliable runaround. Ive just had two new tyres put in it and it needs the two fronts doing soon. I do like the 106 and for the £250 i paid, its still a bargain, BUT

It lacks power steering, which can be a pain
It leaks like a sieve in heavy rain, like now
it costs £160 odd to tax a year for the 1.1!

Pros of the 107 are, cheap tax, cheap to run, like the 106, and it probably won't leak like a sieve! But sometimes its better the devil you know.

I'll probably see if i can get the 106 though an mot and maybe run it for another year.
Think you can resolve the leaks, that will be a pain as summer passes, a wet car will lead to mould and if parts are getting wet then failures.
I believe in "better the devil you know" but for me leaks are the spawn of Satan smile
If the rear beam is solid then I'd keep it as long as you can - doesn't get much simpler than a 1.1 106!

Does it have a sunroof?

A couple of easy leak points to check are that the heater inlet under the wiper cover isn't full of crap, and the aerial in the roof. On the latter it's a doddle as you can pull the interior light unit out and it's right there for inspection. If the aerial is leaking just buy a new one rather than trying to bodge it with silicon, it never lasts.

Joey Deacon

2,520 posts

132 months

Wednesday 8th July
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V6todayEVmanana said:
James_N said:
I was debating whether to swap my 106 shed for a 107. The 106 has proved a good reliable runaround. Ive just had two new tyres put in it and it needs the two fronts doing soon. I do like the 106 and for the £250 i paid, its still a bargain, BUT

It lacks power steering, which can be a pain
It leaks like a sieve in heavy rain, like now
it costs £160 odd to tax a year for the 1.1!

Pros of the 107 are, cheap tax, cheap to run, like the 106, and it probably won't leak like a sieve! But sometimes its better the devil you know.

I'll probably see if i can get the 106 though an mot and maybe run it for another year.
Think you can resolve the leaks, that will be a pain as summer passes, a wet car will lead to mould and if parts are getting wet then failures.
I believe in "better the devil you know" but for me leaks are the spawn of Satan smile
Plus the horrible smell and the fact the car will steam up every time it rains and you have the blowers on. Also scraping ice from the inside of the screen isn't much fun either.

As far as I am concerned, unless it is an easy fix such as blocked drain holes or leaking light seals a car is done once it starts leaking. If I go to look at a car and I see condensation on the inside of the windows I just walk away.

Hammer67

4,492 posts

140 months

Wednesday 8th July
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loskie said:
I had the same with a brand new Volvo in 2009, a few years on it led to rust on the tailgate, of course due to the incompetent main dealer this was rightfully not covered under warranty.

It's just another example of garages (is it mainly franchised dealers?) treating their customers and their property with contempt. Whilst not all are like this it is sadly a majority.

Professionals? Pah!
AFAIK and certainly in the dealers I worked at, you were specifically not allowed by the manufacturers to drill holes in metal bodywork to fit plates to new vehicles.

Unless there was factory fitted threaded inserts, rears were stuck on using double sided pads specifically made for the purpose and fronts, in the main, were screwed to plastic, either plate plinths or bumpers.



PrinceRupert

8,308 posts

41 months

Wednesday 8th July
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Just booked my £600 Rover in for a £560 cambelt and water pump change.

Not very shed, but figured it was worth it for peace of mind that it doesn't snap on our staycation to Wales, plus a bit of man maths - cheapest 2.5 v6 on autotrader is still more than £600 + 560 (plus the price of the service and plugs), plus it is low mileage.