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Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by The Older Gentleman, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. And my Primera has blown its second turbo. That's it. **** it. Not worth
    repairing again. I'm junking it and buying something else.

    Shortlist: Subaru Forester Estate (diesel, or Skoda Octavia Estate 4x4
    (diesel).
     
    The Older Gentleman, Jan 20, 2009
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    boxerboy Guest

    Drove the oil burning Forester 6 months ago when I was looking for new
    wheels it was under powered, noisy and harsh to drive.

    How about the Fabia Estate 1.9 diesel - goes like hell but not 4x4.

    I assume 4x4 is a requirement for the new TOG enterprises?

    Boxer Boy
    Does using an apple constitute one of your 5 a day?
     
    boxerboy, Jan 20, 2009
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    SteveH Guest

    <offers shite old Alfa with new MOT>

    Plenty bargain, much cheapness ;-)

    On a more serious note, look at the old shape Passat 4-motion Estate.
    130bhp TDI SE or Highline.

    Proper quattro 4wd, not the Golf derived Haldex wet-clutch system.
     
    SteveH, Jan 20, 2009
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    Simon Wilson Guest

    Don't know if either of those are common rail but I am rapidly going
    off modern diesels. Although they can return fantastic mpg (I could
    easily get 60 out of the Scenic[1]) they are just too effing fragile.


    [1] currently getting a new pump and one injector, cos it's died again.
     
    Simon Wilson, Jan 20, 2009
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  5. Agreed on the Passat 4-Motion, we have one at work that refuses to die no
    matter how much abuse is thrown at it.
     
    Brownz \(Mobile\), Jan 20, 2009
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    Adrian Guest

    Both are common rail. I think Rover were the last to sell non-common-rail
    turbo-diesels in the UK.
     
    Adrian, Jan 20, 2009
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    SteveH Guest

    They're the last of the proper, bullet-proof VWs, IMHO.

    My old shape Passat was on 180k miles when I sold it - bought with 130k
    miles on it. All it needed in that time was a cambelt / oil change,
    tyres and brake pads.

    Good thing about proper quattro, rather than Haldex, is that it's
    putting out a 50/50 torque split all the time, with up to 67/33 either
    way when it gets slippery. Haldex is 90% FWD in normal use.
     
    SteveH, Jan 20, 2009
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    SteveH Guest

    Incorrect.

    VW are still in the process of switching from PD over to common rail.

    As I recall, the Octavia is still PD.

    The Forester appeals, as the flat-4 diesel is suitably perverted for my
    tastes.
     
    SteveH, Jan 20, 2009
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    des Guest

    des, Jan 20, 2009
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    Adrian Guest

    (SteveH) gurgled happily, sounding much like they
    were saying:
    I tend to think of PD as being common rail - I know it's not, strictly
    speaking, but it is very-high-pressure and fucking complicated, same as
    CR, rather than nice easy low-tech-squirtyness.
     
    Adrian, Jan 20, 2009
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  11. Most Octavias are PD. The 170BHP CR engine is about, but thin on the
    ground- and only with DSG IIRC.
     
    Chris Bartram, Jan 20, 2009
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    SteveH Guest

    Not that complicated, really.

    Most of the system runs at low pressure. It only becomes high pressure
    when it reaches the cylinder head, as I understand.

    (Individual high pressure injector unit for each cylinder)
     
    SteveH, Jan 20, 2009
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  13. Really? This was the flat-four?
    I considered one last time - I would if they put the 130bhp engine in
    it, but they don't.
    Yes. Not essential but definitely desirable.
     
    The Older Gentleman, Jan 20, 2009
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  14. TOG is, for various reasons as yet unrevealed, but down to what The
    Doctor has unveiled as her home-owning game plan.
     
    The Older Gentleman, Jan 20, 2009
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    JackH Guest

    Or a Sport... they came in all three flavours, none of which are that
    common.

    Not a 4x4 or estate, but I really rate my Passat... and plenty more power to
    be had out of one if you get it remapped, something which I might be able to
    help with.

    Have a drive of mine at some stage if you want a better idea of whether or
    not its the car for you. :)
    What's wrong with the latter?

    --
    JackH

    98 Yamaha Fazer FZS600
    03 VW Passat TDI Sport
    00 VW Golf 1.9 TDI SE Estate
     
    JackH, Jan 20, 2009
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    Krusty Guest

    You're buying a bee farm aren't you.

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    Krusty

    '03 Tiger 955i
    '02 MV Senna (for sale) '96 Tiger (for sale)
    '79 Fantic Hiro 250 (for sale) '81 Corvette (for sale)
     
    Krusty, Jan 20, 2009
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    SteveH Guest

    Ahhhh, no.

    I wouldn't, however, buy new.
     
    SteveH, Jan 20, 2009
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    SteveH Guest

    See my other post.

    Better torque splits in everyday use, for a start.
     
    SteveH, Jan 20, 2009
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    JackH Guest

    They did that engine in the Mk4 Golf estate which is sort of between the
    Fabia and Passat in size... and the Octavia, of course.

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    JackH

    98 Yamaha Fazer FZS600
    03 VW Passat TDI Sport (Resting)
    00 VW Golf 1.9 TDI SE Estate
     
    JackH, Jan 20, 2009
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    JackH Guest

    Better, but not necessarily a complete disaster if a Haldex?

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    JackH

    98 Yamaha Fazer FZS600
    03 VW Passat TDI Sport (Resting)
    00 VW Golf 1.9 TDI SE Estate
     
    JackH, Jan 20, 2009
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