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Kev 16v

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About Kev 16v

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    34 24 35 wanted

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  1. By your description..mine looks to be genuine. The top "plate" is silver, and the welding around the base continuous. This is exactly what is stamped directly under the sticker: 334278 KYB CAUTION GAS FILLED DO NOT OPEN OR HEAT MADE IN JAPAN PL14 There is also transparent plastic banding around the shock.
  2. Now you've got me worried, Gavin. I have a front pair waiting to be fitted. Are you able to expand (pardon the pun) on who the "on-line supplier of reasonable reputation" is?.
  3. Is this the happiest Gen 6 owner ever?

  4. Now that all Gen 7's are at least 12 years old, should we be advising potential buyers of the car who ask for advice, to buy one or not?. Reason I ask, is that there are now a host of possible items a new owner may have to replace/repair. To name a few.. Leaking Radiator Corroded Rear Subframe Corroded/Broken Springs Corroded/Tired Shockers Corroded/Seized Calipers Corroded/Buckled Wheels Corroded/Leaking Sunroof Corroded/Leaking Petrol Tank Neck Failing Hatch Struts Leaking PAS pipe Broken Petrol Flap Hinges Of course, the list above excludes normal "wear and tear" items such as Clutch, Exhaust, Battery, Discs, and Tyres, which will eventually need replacing on any car. I'm sort of "on the fence" as regards this question. SO..where do you stand?.
  5. Gen 7 GT Transmission fluid change

    It'll be fine. Apologies for stating the obvious, but just make sure you can undo the filler plug, before you drain.
  6. Nice. £3k (when new) worth of "packs" too
  7. Had the O/S wheel off earlier, along with removing (and destroying) some arch liner clips, bumper bolt screws, all three headlight bolts, O/S engine cover, and finally..the indicator bulb. 75 minutes to change an amber bulb to a chrome one, all because of the bonnet stay mounting. I did not refit the hidden headlight bolt. THAT is staying off.
  8. Number plate choices

    "V" is Sept '99 to February 2000. So only available on very late Gen 6's.
  9. Number plate choices

  10. Number plate choices

    G6 FUP is available for £399 all in.
  11. Accident damage.

    I can't tell from those two pics., whether you have an electric sunroof. If so, the "Premium Pack", which consisted of Leather/Sunroof/Climate Control, was a £1500 option when new. Just might help the ultimate settlement figure.
  12. Tips to fit rubber pedal covers

    I use washing-up liquid as the lube.
  13. Write Off Valuation

    If when checking on eBay you find similar cars to your own, SELLING for more than the settlement figure offered, then "dig your heels in" and insist on a higher figure. Remember, the Ins. Co. will be aware of the selling figure, not the asking price of cars for sale. In future, ask how much the difference in premium for "Agreed Value" cover, that way you will have a valuation in writing. I have had my Gen 7 insured with Greenlight for the last few years, and the extra cover is something like £30 a year. You may already have checked these sites out.. https://www.google.co.uk/search?client=firefox-b&dcr=0&ei=kK2fWsWVK6mPgAb9zo_gDQ&q=dispute+insurance+car+settlement&oq=dispute+insurance+car+settlement&gs_l=psy-ab.12..35i39k1j0i8i30k1.484926.485514.0.488552.
  14. Tyres and spacers advice

    Having a Rotrex fitted helps
  15. Tyres and spacers advice

    Correct..it's a fairly common size..although there's not a big difference in price.