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  1. Anything to keep the miles off mate
  2. Hi Colin, hope you're well. Presumably you've had a few motors in the intervening years since we last met! No sign of any gallery issues yet, pressure is still as good as when it was new. Here's a more recent pic....
  3. Hi guys, hope you're all well! Sad to report the Zed finally blotted it's copybook after 13 years of ownership! Clutch slave cylinder went on my 35k mile garage queen, probably just the rubber perished from lack of use 😂. Anyway I had to get recovered from Newcastle - which took 8 hours on a Friday evening- and back to the garage and home. All sorted with uprated slave from Torquen, and did the clutch while the box was off, because you might as well eh? All back to normal now ( this was a few months ago), and although I'm only doing a
  4. Just for anyone searching in the future, I replaced the self contained dab aerial for a official Kenwood stick-on that has the foil grounding strip to stick onto the a-pillar, usually with a bit of paint sanded off. Reception is now much improved, and usable in most places apart from the usual rural blackspots around my area. So pretty happy now https://www.dynamicsounds.co.uk/kenwood-dab-a1-interior-windscreen-mount-dab-antenna-aerial.html Also managed to find a correctly fitting facia for my HR model, despite the link name. http://www.caraudi
  5. Hmm, anyone know if the non- Bose aerial is amplified? Might try one of those splitters if not, some people have had success with those. Anyway here's a pic. Also turns out I got the pre facelift double din adapter, so that needs sorted too
  6. Yeah its not A1 round here, but i've got 2 DAB radios in the house, The Transit has a factory one, and the aftermarket Kenwood unit with a sticky foil antenna that was in my old Multipla runabout are all much better. Hence why i think there's maybe something wrong, it's really ropey. In fact the one in the Multipla was unreal how easily it got a signal.
  7. Hello All, finally got round to putting a new HU in after 12 years lol. The install has gone fine, I've got a non-Bose car, so with the right adapter harness it was pretty straightforward. The only issue being poor DAB reception ATM. I went for a Sony XAV-AX3005DB, it included a generic DAB antenna, but this one just sticks on your windscreen, rather than needing an earth on the A pillar: Here Antenna power is "on" in the menu, and the antennas plugged in. I read in one of the guides there is a power wire for antennas, but that seemed to be for FM rather than DAB? I
  8. Propper old farts meetup thread this Rolled over ten years this summer, bought new in 2008. Not selling as chance of buying a thirty grand car again are pretty small!
  9. Tea and cake's on any time you want Colin Don't think they'd want mine, its a non-gt aka the lightweight edition without the heavy stereo and powered seats I have to say actually that the cloth seats have worn really well, could nearly pass for new.
  10. Nice one Colin, much more your style than an uncouth hatchback! Didn't fancy one with the correct number of cylinders?
  11. Think I did 4 Wales events, one wasn't in the Zed though as we were on a cycling trip. Yeah, Rosso Red. Best colour blah blah... Ah well, the depreciation has been pretty level for a while now. Last time I looked I'd need about 10K+ to buy a replacement with same age and mileage. How many 10 year old cars are still maybe worth 30% of their new value? Also every possible replacement has increasingly gone for turbo power, I rather like the NA lump. If I sold it, i'd have to take on something with considerably higher running costs, e.g. 911, V8 M3 etc, or, mor
  12. Bonjour! Well now, here we are 10 years down the line together. I bought zeddy new a whole decade ago, and although only 33000 miles have passed under the wheels, heavily stacked in the first 6 years, we've seen a lot of things and seen a lot of changes too. Early on, lots of club drives, a few life long friends made, and many pounds of super unleaded burnt. Later on, a month long honeymoon tour of Europe, early morning raids up to Hartside, and a couple of trackdays are the main interruptions to the general background of life getting in the way and a much reduced milea
  13. Cheers guys, nothing to worry about then.
  14. We have a small car (Panda) that we have on PCP as the monthly payments were cheap and also 0% interest for the 3 years. Now we were always going to keep the car after the contract ended and the final payment is perfectly modest for us. At the minute though it seems the car will be well over the contract mileage (+50%) so presumably the final payment will be larger to make up the loss in final value? Do the normal excess mileage charges only apply if you're handing the car back? We're only halfway through the contract so plently of time to sort things out yet.
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