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Author this made me laugh and cry at the same time
sassyminx
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Registered: 10th Jan 04
Location: Hartlepool Drives: Cossie
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5th Nov 04 at 12:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

how much stuff i have actually replaced on my car since february

rear axle, new set of alloys(after bending one when crashing), new wing, new front bottom arm, new sideskirt and arch extension, 8 valves, timing belt, piston linings, 2 front bearings, 2 rear bearings, another stub axle, new petrol tank, new iacv x2, new driveshaft, new throttle body inlet pipe, new temp coolant sensor, new speedo cable, 2 new tyres,

Jason Iles
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5th Nov 04 at 12:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Gotta ask yourself shall I go Jap
ajscorsa
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Location: Perceton, North Ayrshire
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5th Nov 04 at 12:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by J 11ESY
Gotta ask yourself shall I go Jap


ye so that when u need to buy stuff it costs triple what it would for the corsa
3CorsaMeal
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5th Nov 04 at 12:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

my car is the same, loads has fcuked up on it.

Brake cylinders keep leaking
head gasket went
had a new radiator
suspension needs replacing
thermostat broke
reversing light switch
loads of bulbs/fuses
cam belt tensioner came lose and had to replace loads of bits
ash tray became full up and needed emptying
got thru 3 sets of brake discs
clutch needs replacing
Mad Moe
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5th Nov 04 at 12:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by ajscorsa
quote:
Originally posted by J 11ESY
Gotta ask yourself shall I go Jap


ye so that when u need to buy stuff it costs triple what it would for the corsa


sassyminx
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Location: Hartlepool Drives: Cossie
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5th Nov 04 at 12:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

its a never ending money eating fucking machine

and ive still gotta get the side sprayed and get the idling sorted, ive just taxed it too and the mot is due, it wont get through an mot idling the way it is either
Chump
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5th Nov 04 at 12:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

does it idle at around 800-1000k revs?
sassyminx
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5th Nov 04 at 12:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Chump
does it idle at around 800-1000k revs?


i wish

when its cold - doesnt idle, just conks out at every given opportunity, be that gear change, slowing down, you name it it does it

when its hot-- wahey lets rev like a tit. the average is between 1-3k, and yes whilst driving also, fighting the car to slow it down cos its revving like a twat is slightly annoying after changing every bloody sensor i can think of
Jason Iles
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5th Nov 04 at 12:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by ajscorsa
quote:
Originally posted by J 11ESY
Gotta ask yourself shall I go Jap


ye so that when u need to buy stuff it costs triple what it would for the corsa


Jap engines when maintained properly and driven correctly will not need alot of those so say expensive parts

They are the one of the best countries in the world to produce engines
3CorsaMeal
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5th Nov 04 at 12:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

have u had a compression test done?
sassyminx
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5th Nov 04 at 12:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by 3CorsaMeal
have u had a compression test done?


how much is one of these and where can you get it done, and what does it prove

vaux reckon ive got a massive air leak or my ecu is fucked
Chump
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5th Nov 04 at 12:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by sassyminx
quote:
Originally posted by Chump
does it idle at around 800-1000k revs?


i wish

when its cold - doesnt idle, just conks out at every given opportunity, be that gear change, slowing down, you name it it does it

when its hot-- wahey lets rev like a tit. the average is between 1-3k, and yes whilst driving also, fighting the car to slow it down cos its revving like a twat is slightly annoying after changing every bloody sensor i can think of


Oh, its just my old Pulsar used to idle very high....i did loads of digging and spoke to numerous engineers but no one could ever figure it out....doesn't help with your cutting out though....
PaulW
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5th Nov 04 at 12:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

hmmmmm maybe its just GSi's

since owning mine for past 2 months...

new exhaust
new indicator stalk & switch
new electric mirror switch
new battery
oil & cooolant change
new header-tank cap
new bulbs for MFD & console
new sidelight bulb
tracking & balancing

also need to get jackingpoint covers, new interior trim bit (which sits where mirrors are, bit where manual ones are adjusted), respray & other bits...
Ally
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5th Nov 04 at 12:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I think its about time for a new car Sass
sassyminx
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5th Nov 04 at 12:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

you not kidding

just think tho whoever buys my car is probably never gunna have to replace anything cos ill have done it all
Ojc
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Location: Reading: Drives : Clio 197
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5th Nov 04 at 12:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Love you
sassyminx
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5th Nov 04 at 12:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

how sweet oliver, i love you too
Mark Petty
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5th Nov 04 at 13:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by sassyminx
quote:
Originally posted by Chump
does it idle at around 800-1000k revs?


i wish

when its cold - doesnt idle, just conks out at every given opportunity, be that gear change, slowing down, you name it it does it

when its hot-- wahey lets rev like a tit. the average is between 1-3k, and yes whilst driving also, fighting the car to slow it down cos its revving like a twat is slightly annoying after changing every bloody sensor i can think of


My corsa use to do this, it also use to rev really high sometimes when changing gears. I never knew exactly what the problem was but eventually I had to change my ignition coil and that seems to solve the problem.
Greasemonkey
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5th Nov 04 at 13:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Its the curse of the GSI's in repairs my GSI had
Rear Wheel bearings x about 6
rear axle brand new
rear drums
discs
calipers
headlight
rear quarter
bonnet
bumper
skirts
jacking covers x about 10
clutch
engine x 2
handbrake cable
alarm, vauxhall one fucked up
front driver and pasenger seat
Chassis welded
front control arms x 2
suspension
bushes all round
centre section
about 5 engine sensors
enough to make ya cry aright, i found GSI to have very high running costs lol
LukeGSi
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5th Nov 04 at 15:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Since having mine i've replaced....

Air flow meter
3CorsaMeal
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5th Nov 04 at 16:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

only cos ur trying to sell it at the mo
LukeGSi
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5th Nov 04 at 16:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

No seriously. It's been spanking!!
stubbsy
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5th Nov 04 at 16:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

and i get y gsi the back end of next week
Sam
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6th Nov 04 at 20:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

It's not really the fact that it's a GSi that you're having all these problems, at the end of the day anything mechanical will not last forever, and regardless of cost you will eventually have to replace things to keep it going - there isn't any car you can buy today (brand new or second hand) that'll just last forever with no maintenance!
myke
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6th Nov 04 at 20:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i've replaced the engine, but that was half the reason why i bought it.

drivers window drops a bit,
mirrors un-adjust themselves,
b-pillars need doing,
skirts have come off,
and rear bearing is on it's way out.

nothing major though, so i'm fairly happy.
especially as it cost 950 with years ticket and 6months tax.

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