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on Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:16 pm
Had connection issues and i have had a serius humop on. I've still looked in when i finally sorted access problems but.....

I just bought a part for my car. 56 plate 2.0T SAAB Aero

took 6 weeks to get here

The part is unique to that car that model and specifically that engine, which is a lotus unit, but most cars have them these days.

It took less than an hour to fit and be fully working.

Its about the size of a wallet

Its bolted to the engine

it has no moving parts

it was ferking expensive

I'd like to know what it is and how much it cost.

Winner gets the old one and £5
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on Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:34 pm
What engine, B207L or the more powerful B207R??
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on Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:31 pm
I think there is a valve on a turbo that doesn't last very well. It's quite expensive to replace. My guess is that valve.

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Re: Parts Quiz

on Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:04 pm
The size of your wallet ??

Is it the air filter ???? Smile Smile Smile
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Re: Parts Quiz

on Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:01 pm
He said his wallet, not Spots wallet 😅

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Re: Parts Quiz

on Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:43 pm
i bought a new wallet today actually, well, its more of a card holder, i really like it

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B073WW8BXY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Re: Parts Quiz

on Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:10 pm
Very M235I...

JC is it a stagnant flux capacitor?
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on Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:42 pm
I do believe its the 207R

and here a clue.........

It was the ECU

Fecking thing. £340 to find out it wasn't the crankshaft position sensor, nor the ignition switch.

Can't program a second hand one on that unit and the reviews for the repair claims were frankly amusing.

New one, only one in the country and the dealer wouldn't sell it unless they reprogrammed it at £287 plus VAT wonkers.

New one from Trollhatten then. Yes Sir that'll be six weeks plus delivery at about £100 a week plus tax.................Sir.
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Re: Parts Quiz

on Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:46 pm
I figured it might have been ecu because no moving parts. But what a shower of bastards...

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Re: Parts Quiz

on Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:04 pm
John you have absolutely shit luck with cars!

Do you abuse them? (Sexually?)
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on Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:09 pm
I have more ill luck with cars. Each time I buy one I need to spend a shed load of cash to bring it back to where it would have been had it been serviced correctly... I detest Cunts who don't service vehicles 😡

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Re: Parts Quiz

on Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:29 pm
I once needed an ECU for a 1990 Honda Civic. Took it to a Honda main dealer when it went into Limp mode and they diagnosed the problem. Quote me a small fortune for a new one but said they would fit a 2nd hand one if I supplied it. I got one from a scrappy for £30 and they fitted it. Total bill from Honda was £60. Mind you, that was in 1999. Same dealer simply gave me a handfull of sump plug washers for free when I went to buy one.
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Re: Parts Quiz

on Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:26 pm
Aye I'm not doing well with my last few picks am i

Having said that We've had the focus 7 years now, its had oil, filters and tyres. current;y need new front brakes before next MOT so i picked good with that one.

Pre-ECU bits 340
ECU 651
SAAB programming 100
New Tyres 160
New Spring free
MOT 50
Tax due Monday 500

= chuff me.

Having said that i wafted home today in full flappy paddle mode damn sight more comfy than me sisters diesel focus ive been in for 8 weeks hmmmm 54 MPG though £30 a year tax hmmmmmmmmmmm
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Re: Parts Quiz

on Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:40 am
Bloody hell - £1500 job near enough ....

Right - i’m car shopping ASAP - and getting out of this old Audi ... something is surely going to go wrong soon... already the air con doesn’t work, the suspension (possible roll bar, or steering rack) is very noisy over bumpy roads, the rear washer jets sometimes don’t work, and it’s getting lumpy on cold drives ..... still a riot to drive though ....
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on Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:09 am
John, your car must br an Auto if the tax is £500?
LK, you'll lose more than £1500 in depreciation just owning your 20k car for a year.
Get the aircon system tested, could just need a regas, and get it into a garsge for the suspension etc. Might just need a good service and a couple of bushes. Either way the bill for the lot will be lrss than you'll lose just buying a newer car. Getting stuff like that donr will increase the value of the Audi anyway if you go to sell it privately. You did get it very cheap for what it was.
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Re: Parts Quiz

on Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:11 am
Also if having to spend a few quid maintaining a car bothers you then forget buying an old BMW, Merc etc lol.
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Re: Parts Quiz

on Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:26 am
Agree with Teeps there. And yes, the Auto.

I have to say ive had more luck with older BMW's than any other car apart from Volvo, but when somethings wrong you have just got to investigate it and at least discover the issue rather than thinking oh ill just carry on.
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Re: Parts Quiz

on Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:35 am
Had the air con re-gassed - it not that ...
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Re: Parts Quiz

on Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:53 am
Has the system got a leak?
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on Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:14 am
Well from reading up - it’s potentially an expensive fix ... the most common things are compressor and fans ... neither of which are cheap.

Stick on top the suspension issues, and few other things - and I don’t to start down a road where the costs outweigh what extra it would be worth.

I know, and have said that I want to avoid as much depreciation as possible .... but by the same token I don’t want to spend loads of money polishing a turd (it’s not that bad - but you get my point)
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Re: Parts Quiz

on Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:41 am
Aircon is one thing though, worn suspension bushes could be an MOT failure or even a safety issue. You can source an aircon compressor from a scrappy. However you could just px it.
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Re: Parts Quiz

on Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:25 pm
The suspension may well be worn ball joints and/or drop links. Depending on the model, the front suspension is not too expensive to fix.

Drop link https://www.buycarparts.co.uk/meyle/2116044?grmk=1&gclid=CjwKCAjwt5DXBRAtEiwAa3vyElxXDyfFkfKr8aT_TJ48jhaiBW7jZtIKma87WTdjkcOnN8pcq8iYYBoCS70QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Lower wishbone http://www.mister-auto.co.uk/en/suspension-arm-track-control-arm/febi-bilstein-11091_g273_a10111091.html?gclid=CjwKCAjwt5DXBRAtEiwAa3vyEiuRgvVgBWxITRCCNw3ccSUaiZBD1OcVDgNqvv-hWXkjPPWbPej5ZxoCybAQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Fitting can be expensive, but find an independent garage who are cheaper than a dealer, but have the advantage of knowledge of the brand so the can save time & therefore you money Cool

There is nothing better than a feeling of satisfaction of driving a car that's been repaired and feels good once again. Also, ask them to look at your AC and ask how much to fix if ou supply the parts (get them from a breaker to save a few quid).
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Re: Parts Quiz

on Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:12 pm


Me I would fix the Audi. LK will get rid. LK is right because he is LK and not me. Erm.. I think. Anyway must have bags of money real estate ing in this environment. Why drive an old Audi.

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on Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:10 pm
Mogs wrote:

Me I would fix the Audi. LK will get rid. LK is right because he is LK and not me. Erm.. I think. Anyway must have bags of money real estate ing in this environment. Why drive an old Audi.


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Re: Parts Quiz

on Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:35 pm
Horses for courses.
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