New to PistonHeads? Read this first

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LeroyLooser

130 posts

2 months

Friday 26th February
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Thanks Scrump thumbup

Legnum Nick

15 posts

1 month

Thursday 11th March
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Afternoon all.

As my username suggests I own a Mitsubishi Legnum VR4, and have been active in that scene for over 17 years now. Other cars in the stable are currently a supercharged 5.0 XJ and a Mazda 3 165 sport. The arrival of two greyhounds means we are considering changing the Mazda for a medium sized estate - the Legnum can carry four of us and two dogs, but using the 22 year old car instead of the two that are less than a quarter of the age seems daft!

So I'm here to look around at what we should be thinking of - a 330i Touring seems to be ticking the boxes at the moment, but I guess that is a question for another forum!

Thanks for having me. biggrin

Scrump

13,025 posts

122 months

Thursday 11th March
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Hi Nick.
Welcome to PH.
If you start a new thread in ‘Car Buying’ to ask about the 330i then I am sure you will get some helpful suggestions (as well as maybe a few more wacky ones!).

A thread on the Legnum in ‘Readers Cars’ would be great.

Legnum Nick

15 posts

1 month

Thursday 11th March
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Thanks Scrump.

Will look into the Legnum thread. I just started a thread in the BMW section, can I ask a moderator to move if that is in the wrong place?

Blackjack8316

7 posts

1 month

Wednesday 17th March
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Goodeverning my new found Brother's ans Sister's My names Jamie..well I guess for a 1st message I just wanted to say thanks for letting me join...

Pit Pony

4,174 posts

85 months

Wednesday 17th March
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amateurdad said:
Hi all,

Long time lurker but only just registered. I'm 33 from Edinburgh. Became a dad on 1st Jan (hence username!) and looking to upsize my car (mk7 golf) to accommodate said child!

Will head over to the car buying forum and do the relevant thing there.

Cheers!
Michael
Why? Children and are tiny.

Ben Lowden

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3,003 posts

141 months

PH Marketing Bloke

Thursday 18th March
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Blackjack8316 said:
Goodeverning my new found Brother's ans Sister's My names Jamie..well I guess for a 1st message I just wanted to say thanks for letting me join...
Welcome to PH! Let us know if you need any help with anything smile

Pit Pony said:
Why? Children and are tiny.
It's not the size of the children you have to worry about, it's everything that comes with them! The mind boggles.

Pit Pony

4,174 posts

85 months

Thursday 18th March
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Ben Lowden said:
Blackjack8316 said:
Goodeverning my new found Brother's ans Sister's My names Jamie..well I guess for a 1st message I just wanted to say thanks for letting me join...
Welcome to PH! Let us know if you need any help with anything smile

Pit Pony said:
Why? Children and are tiny.
It's not the size of the children you have to worry about, it's everything that comes with them! The mind boggles.
When my second was born, we sold a mk2 cavalier and bought a Citroen AX. Went 120 miles on holiday with a toddler a baby.and 2 adults.

Bainbridge

1 posts

1 month

Wednesday 24th March
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Hi, I'm new. I often get directed here when talking about cars so decided to join.

I have a PRHT MX5 NC2, on which I've done few few performance mods (including uninstalling the curling tongs from the glove box lol) and I love this little car. I'm eyeing up the Porsche Cayman 987.2, but the Mrs likes the retractable roof and I'm not a fan of the Boxter.

Anyway, hello smile

Ben Lowden

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3,003 posts

141 months

PH Marketing Bloke

Thursday 25th March
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Bainbridge said:
Hi, I'm new. I often get directed here when talking about cars so decided to join.

I have a PRHT MX5 NC2, on which I've done few few performance mods (including uninstalling the curling tongs from the glove box lol) and I love this little car. I'm eyeing up the Porsche Cayman 987.2, but the Mrs likes the retractable roof and I'm not a fan of the Boxter.

Anyway, hello smile
Welcome to PH! Both cars are on my wishlist to own at some point biggrin We have our MX5 forum over here.

And if you do decide to go for a Cayman, I'd recommend having a read of our buying guide and then heading this way to the classifiedsthumbup

Bevans6

3 posts

1 month

Thursday 25th March
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Hi wondered if anyone could help me?
I found a thread on the internet regarding my Audi A3 with a rear break light fault on this site,I have now joined and do not have a clue where to even start to find it? Thanks to anyone who may be able to help.

B'stard Child

21,804 posts

210 months

Thursday 25th March
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Bevans6 said:
Hi wondered if anyone could help me?
I found a thread on the internet regarding my Audi A3 with a rear break light fault on this site,I have now joined and do not have a clue where to even start to find it? Thanks to anyone who may be able to help.
Searching for "Audi A3 Brake Light Fault" in google

[code]Site:Pistonheads.com Audi A3 Brake Light Fault[/code]

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=82...

Jay Mito

1 posts

1 month

Thursday 25th March
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Hello good morning

My name is João but people call me Jo or Jay for short, I'm originally from Portugal and ever since I moved to the UK I been called Jo/Joe or Jay.

My first car that I ever owned was a 5th Gen Celica with the small 1.6 4AFE the economy version of the 4AGE.

I have owned quite the few cars and vans including a Renault 4 GTL in Safari Green which was very eye catching, also had a SEAT TOLEDO 2.0 TDI whicn was a complete sleeper. I had a Renault Kangoo for work and then switch to a Ford Transit, both for work.

I also owned a couple of Motorcycles from a Yamaha XT660E from 1990, also had a Honda PCX for city driving and BMW GSA 1200 Adventure in white and the tricolour BMW designs.

Unfortunately, life changed and had to come live in the UK to start anew... Oh well.

My first car that I bought was a small Vauxhall Corsa 1.0 ECO. Not the most exciting car in the world but at least I could get use to the new driving and shifting with the left hand. The car reminded me of my grandpa car, he had exactly the same one but in the OPEL badge and the steering being on the other side.

I had the Vauxhall for a couple of months and I saw this Mazda MX-5 MK1 for sale, it was a Eunos Roadster with a 1.6 engine. I sold the Vauxhall to buy it. The Mazda wasn't in perfect condition, far from it. Didn't had a radio, didn't had antenna, and not speakers, the paint was in bad shape with the obvious sills starting to rust but the engine and everything else was straight.

I always liked the pop up headlight and it was my first true RWD car, i learned how to skid it around a couple of roundabout late at night. After a year I found a new partner in life and I had to sell the Mazda for something bigger. While we were moving i had to carry a 43inc Smart TV in the Mazda quite the feat.

While I was hunting for a new car I told my partner it had to be something different, something odd and eye catching. We spent, probably around a Month looking for the right car, until we found it.

My car is, like my name suggests a Alfa Romeo MiTo a 1.4 TB MultiAir with 135.

I'm looking forward to go to a Track Day in Brands hatch on the 28th of April, it will be my ever track day and I'm really anxious about it.


Ben Lowden

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3,003 posts

141 months

PH Marketing Bloke

Friday 26th March
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Jay Mito said:
I'm looking forward to go to a Track Day in Brands hatch on the 28th of April, it will be my ever track day and I'm really anxious about it.
Welcome to PistonHeads Jay! Understandable to be nervous, but as long as you're prepared, you'll have a great time. I'll warn you that track days become very addictive! I'd recommend reading our beginner's track day guide here.

And if you've got any questions, you can head over to our track day forum. Good luck!

andyA700

8 posts

1 month

Sunday 28th March
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Hi everyone, I am a longtime lurker who decided to join at last. It is a well organised forum from what I have seen, with a lot of informative threads.
I currently own a 2008 1.9 JTd Alfa GT. I have had it since 2017 and it is a great touring car. It puts out a little under 200BHP and handles nicely on good road surfaces. We have taken it to Europe a few times and it has averaged 48MPG.
I am currently fitting new discs and pads all round and will service it as well. No real modifications yet, but I would like a GTA clutch and an LSD sometime in the future.

Caddyshed

4 posts

Monday 5th April
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Hi ph ,new member,got a cadillac bls,basically a saab 93 in a cocktail dress 🌝,got a quick question shes a tid ,I understand that it is a fiat engine? ,its a 2007 ,what's the weak points ,I know the waterpump can wreak havoc mine just got changed plus new belt and I'm going to clean out the mucky egr bits anything else?

mikewilliams79

1,661 posts

5 months

Monday 5th April
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Caddyshed said:
Hi ph ,new member,got a cadillac bls,basically a saab 93 in a cocktail dress ??,got a quick question shes a tid ,I understand that it is a fiat engine? ,its a 2007 ,what's the weak points ,I know the waterpump can wreak havoc mine just got changed plus new belt and I'm going to clean out the mucky egr bits anything else?
thats the main issues there: waterpump, belts. good luck.

B'stard Child

21,804 posts

210 months

Monday 5th April
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Caddyshed said:
Hi ph ,new member,got a cadillac bls,basically a saab 93 in a cocktail dress ??,got a quick question shes a tid ,I understand that it is a fiat engine? ,its a 2007 ,what's the weak points ,I know the waterpump can wreak havoc mine just got changed plus new belt and I'm going to clean out the mucky egr bits anything else?
Is that the same engine as the insignia - with the oil pump pick up seal that goes brittle after time

https://youtu.be/WAo5ODRTx-c