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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. 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.
  2. Number plate choices

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

  4. Number plate choices

    G6 FUP is available for £399 all in.
  5. 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.
  6. Tips to fit rubber pedal covers

    I use washing-up liquid as the lube.
  7. Wright 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.
  8. Tyres and spacers advice

    Having a Rotrex fitted helps
  9. Tyres and spacers advice

    Correct..it's a fairly common size..although there's not a big difference in price.
  10. Tyres and spacers advice

    215/45 is fine. Many members on here have 215/45 on a 7J rim
  11. Tyres and spacers advice

    You're getting better acceleration with a smaller rolling radius than the OE 205/45. The downsides are: A harsher ride Less bump absorption putting more wear onto your suspension components, and increased risk of a buckled rim Speedo reading will be out (215/45 on the front actually makes it more accurate than 205/45) I'm running 215/40 front, 215/45 rear..so decent acceleration, with a bit more comfort on the rear. Rims are slightly wider at 7.5J though. I don't recommend this set up for a face lift TS, or GT though. HTH
  12. Tyres and spacers advice

    If you don't mind a bit of "tram-lining", 225/40 would be fine on 7.5J, as the rolling radius is pretty much spot-on. The problem is availability..who sells them?. 225/45 is two sizes up from OE, and a bit too big in my opinion. I think your TS would be slower than a 140 in the 0-60 dash. Economical though
  13. Tyres and spacers advice

    Unless acceleration is all important, opt for 215/45 (215/40 otherwise). If you must fit spacers, don't go any wider than 10mm. Personally, I don't think you need them with combo of rim width/offset, and 215 tyre. FYI, I run 7.5J ET35 215/45 with 17mm spacers on the rear, with occasional rubbing on the rear tyres if carrying one passenger and drive over a dip in the road. Car is lowered 30mm on Eibach Pro Kit. HTH
  14. Accident damage.

    Another one bites the dust
  15. Dean 68 In Memoriam

    As I get the impression this thread runs the risk of.."dying a death", I'm posting a link to Gemini events for 2018, as bookings are now being taken. I've now ordered a Vehicle Pass for Trentham, the cost this year being £5 per vehicle, plus a 50p booking fee. This event is VERY popular, and understandably so, so don't hang about if you want to show your ride. https://www.classicmotorshows.co.uk/