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Everything posted by Sherv

  1. Sherv

    Car share with a friend?

    Youd have more chance asking me to share a girlfriend than my Gen4..
  2. Sherv

    Just sharing a memory

    Liked that colour
  3. Sherv

    Big Wing. Am i the only one? Show me yours!

    Dan does own the biggest,gayest wing on CelicaClub. You others have a lot of catching up to do
  4. Maybe not,if you had a caravan then you'd need to get another made up anyway,for example.Which reminds me I need to get one done as Ive changed my car since the caravan was last taken out to annoy everyone on the roads to the West country.Cheers for the reminder G
  5. Sherv

    Petrol prices :(

    Oil prices have been on the up,and the price of fuel has been rising for months now.It was steadily sneaking up well before Xmas. https://www.statista.com/statistics/262858/change-in-opec-crude-oil-prices-since-1960/ Not as bad as 2012-2013,however the instability worldwide surrounding the oil producing countries isn't a great outlook. And as usual the prices at the pump will jump up far more readily than they will jump down again in the unlikely short term event that the crude dips. The 'what fuel in my car' conundrum comes up every year on here.General concensus is that most of the higher RON fuels in a normal UK specced car is normally a bit of a placebo,the only real advantage you might get is with continuous use of the V Power type stuff will help the car as its supposedly a cleaner fuel with additives over run of the mill supermarket stuff,but from a performance perspective itll be negligeable IMO. You're more likely to get the most out of your engine with frequent servicing/oil and filter changes .And I mean frequent,like every 6000 miles or twice a year. Imported JDM cars are programmed by ECU to run best on a higher RON fuel however,typically up to 102 RON (which we dont get here,but could be worse,could be the US) so it makes sense to use a higher RON fuel like a 99 in a car like this.I always used VPower in my JDM GT4 and i use it exclusively in my gen4 with the JDM engine it's been fitted with for that reason alone. The diesel Passat I use generally gets a bellyful of Sainsbury's,but I will stick a tank of the 'good' stuff in every so often if I'm feeling a bit flush,mainly because it makes me feel better to do it now and again.Judging by my fuel computer I returned slightly better MPG using the Diesel V over the Sainsburys stuff but you never ever drive exactly the same way each fill,traffic conditions change even on motorway runs so its a bit of a crap shoot there,including the reliability of the computer in the car.For a UK spec car I would suggest you use what makes you feel is right,if you think you get better performance out of the Vpower stuff over 95 RON,then carry on.
  6. Sherv

    Custom club decals?

    He's the go to guy.He'll do anything you need from small bits to,er,slightly more extravagant stuff..
  7. Sherv

    Number plate choices

    Yeah it was always usually the case you couldnt put a plate on a car to make it look 'newer' than the actual year of the car.
  8. Sherv

    Accident damage.

    Judging by the market,its not an unreasonable offer at all tbh mate.And yeah when you put down the approximate value of the vehicle when you insure it,it doesn't mean a lot in the event of a loss.Most policies will state clearly 'market value' unless you have agreed a valuation with them beforehand.personally i would try and agree a compromise with them and try to get nearer 1500 but if they dont then the original offer isnt bad anyway
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    Write Off Valuation

    Thats right,you have to justify it by maybe finding similar cars for sale to show your car is worth more .you will only be insured up to market value,therefore the first offer you get will be likely the lowest example price for a similar condition car
  10. Three words:maintenance, maintenance, maintenance.Keep it tip top and it shouldnt be a problem.
  11. Sherv

    The Slug is Coming back.... Maybe.

    Hey Steve hopefully you'll be back then,hope you are all well
  12. Sherv

    Accident damage.

    Glad you're ok.Judging by the vw it was a reasonable hit,i would guess theres more damage beneath the plastics as Bryan suggests unfortunately.be surprised if not but in any case the car protected you which is all you can ask from a 16 year old motor
  13. Sherv

    What came in the Post Today?

    That's cracking,that.
  14. Yeah,it was the Greenlight chap that took the pics with effects on.Like this one with a monochrome background
  15. About time we had a summer pic,no?
  16. Very cool.We had some serious snow in Kent one year when I owned my ST205,was an absolute blast with the 4WD.Especially driving past stranded BMW's with a 'pssshhhhhh' and some four wheel drift on. (Had to be done)
  17. Sherv

    No MoT for 40 Year Old Cars

    I got 10 years to go and counting....
  18. Sherv

    Red or Orange Gen1 Celica

    You know what..I've always been an advocate of red cars.But done right orange looks pretty awesome,so I've gone for that ,the pic you put up looks pretty legendary so yeah get the Jaffa paint code on
  19. Sherv

    Celica return?

    Amen to that. I won't hold my breath..
  20. Sherv

    Which Gearbox Should I Choose?

    IF you can be sure the refurb is properly done,then I'd go with that.Risk percentage of poker ,less variables with the refurb'd one rather than one that supposedly has lower miles but has more variables of risk involved as you are only relying on someone's word,plus it might be alright now but put some miles on it and the older parts will start to react to the extra wear. If you develop a problem with the refurb,at least you may have a chance of some recompense with the company that did it,if the other one fails then you're looking at another refurb anyway,and you've already paid for one.
  21. Sherv

    Toyota Toys

    I like a splitter on the old gens.As long as its not toooo Bosozoku stylee,but saying that there's a middle ground that can be found http://www.speedhunters.com/2017/07/bosozokus-perfect-muscle-car/ outrageous on this liftback BUT is pretty f**** cool
  22. My @200 bhp BEAMS -ST162 Gen4, ("CJN").....with its big brother next door..Steve G's ST165 GT4 @ 370bhp: ("Betsy") Wings and Wheels show,Dunsfold Park. Badass Gen4s