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Forum: Daily banter 12th June 2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,783
Posted By RICKY D
Absolutely stunning :love:

Absolutely stunning :love:
Forum: Daily banter 4th June 2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By RICKY D
Good man :D+++

Good man :D+++
Forum: Daily banter 25th April 2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,202
Posted By RICKY D
Excellent purchase Dean! Love it and the...

Excellent purchase Dean!

Love it and the colour +++
Forum: Daily banter 18th April 2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 75,999
Posted By RICKY D
Stunning :love: Top work MJ +++

Stunning :love:

Top work MJ +++
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 15th April 2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,682
Posted By RICKY D
Changed cylinder 6 coilpack and sheís running...

Changed cylinder 6 coilpack and sheís running great again :cool:
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 13th April 2022, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,682
Posted By RICKY D
Thanks! I ran my OBD reader today and got...

Thanks!

I ran my OBD reader today and got codes
P0303, and P0606.

I reset the codes and tried it again and it only showed P0606?

Iíve ordered a couple of coil packs and hopefully that will...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 7th April 2022, 02:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,682
Posted By RICKY D
How strange, mine (Green Beast) did exactly the...

How strange, mine (Green Beast) did exactly the same. Maybe itís a sarf London thing!

I suspect itís a coilpack so Iím going to swap one over from Dolph and see what happens.

QuestionÖ.what are...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd January 2022, 01:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,790
Posted By RICKY D
Iíve just bought my 30th car recently (325i...

Iíve just bought my 30th car recently (325i coupe), but the 3 I miss most are my 1989 Ford Fiesta XR2, my 1988 Metro Turbo and my 1989 Mk2 Golf GTi 16v. So much much fun in these cars.

Honourable...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 19th January 2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,953
Posted By RICKY D
I would like to see you keep it and get the work...

I would like to see you keep it and get the work done so sheís running great again :)

Dolphin grey is a beautiful colourÖalthough Iím a little biased +++
Forum: Daily banter 9th January 2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 75,999
Posted By RICKY D
I must have missed the thread on this already - I...

I must have missed the thread on this already - I love it +++

Just need one for the boot lid and one for the dash instead of the Quattro badge :D
Forum: Daily banter 9th January 2022, 08:13 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 75,999
Posted By RICKY D
I love a good WITW thread +++ I still think...

I love a good WITW thread +++

I still think MJ should have a ďD2 DoctorĒ or ďDoctoredĒ badge that could be applied to any vehicle that passes through the workshop :D
Forum: Daily banter 14th December 2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,133
Posted By RICKY D
Two days later and Iím still incensed by how that...

Two days later and Iím still incensed by how that ended.

After nearly 30 years following the sport I think Iím done with F1. I canít explain it, but the actions from Sunday have extinguished the...
Forum: Daily banter 12th December 2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 29,870
Posted By RICKY D
Mine arrived yesterday. What a stunning...

Mine arrived yesterday.

What a stunning piece of art she is :cool:

I would love a dolphin grey one. Has that colour ever been released?
Forum: Daily banter 5th December 2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,187
Posted By RICKY D
I’m really not sure what to make of it all...

I’m really not sure what to make of it all :Confused:
Forum: Daily banter 2nd September 2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 75,999
Posted By RICKY D
Wow! Now that is fine looking FE +++

Wow! Now that is fine looking FE +++
Forum: Daily banter 25th July 2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 28,815
Posted By RICKY D
What a beauty that is :love: Iíd love a PF...

What a beauty that is :love:

Iíd love a PF in black with that spec.

Excellent purchase +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 7th July 2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,676
Posted By RICKY D
For the reasons above, that is exactly why I got...

For the reasons above, that is exactly why I got rid of my diesel C6 A6 after Christmas. It drove superbly but I was too worried about ULEZ and all that nonsense.

I picked it up got £800 as a run...
Forum: Daily banter 7th July 2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 28,291
Posted By RICKY D
I love a success story :D After mine was...

I love a success story :D

After mine was ďDoctoredĒ (in a good way) I know how you feel and still enjoy the car more than ever.

Hope you have many more years of fun with it +++
Forum: Daily banter 17th June 2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 28,291
Posted By RICKY D
That is looking might fine now. Great work as...

That is looking might fine now. Great work as usual +++
Forum: Daily banter 28th May 2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 28,291
Posted By RICKY D
What state were the original tensioner pads like...

What state were the original tensioner pads like on this MJ?

On one of the pics they look new so Iím assuming you replaced them as part of the process.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 21st May 2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,676
Posted By RICKY D
Lovely colour that. Good luck with the sale.

Lovely colour that.

Good luck with the sale.
Forum: Daily banter 19th May 2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 28,291
Posted By RICKY D
More great progress. Iím glad the engine is...

More great progress. Iím glad the engine is salvageable with the replacement head +++

Iím sure there will be a D2 passing through the unit at some point that will utilise that spare engine :D
Forum: Daily banter 1st May 2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 28,291
Posted By RICKY D
Ooooh another Dolphin. She looks lovely :love: ...

Ooooh another Dolphin. She looks lovely :love:

Iím trying to work out the user is on here?

Looking forward to this one as usual +++
Forum: Daily banter 30th April 2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,716
Posted By RICKY D
Youíre not alone in the appreciation for the...

Youíre not alone in the appreciation for the Lexus LS series. I also have a huge soft spot for them. Great cars and I would still like to get one of the earlier models if I had the space (story of my...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd April 2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 75,999
Posted By RICKY D
Great progress. For a used set those...

Great progress.

For a used set those headlights do appear to be in extremely good condition +++
Forum: Daily banter 22nd April 2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,426
Posted By RICKY D
Iíve seen this drag race before. It wasnít a...

Iíve seen this drag race before. It wasnít a surprise to be honest. If speed is all the other cars have, let them have that win. There is so much more depth to a D2 than 0-60 :cool:
Forum: Daily banter 15th April 2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,244
Posted By RICKY D
I love it :D Iím a huge fan of the VAG PD...

I love it :D

Iím a huge fan of the VAG PD 1.9 unit just because theyíre so bloody robust.
Forum: Daily banter 11th April 2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 75,999
Posted By RICKY D
The chassis legs before and after are night and...

The chassis legs before and after are night and day different +++

Seems like the radiator pressure tester used for the green beast is proving very useful :D

Is this still going to be a slow...
Forum: Daily banter 10th April 2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 75,999
Posted By RICKY D
Are these ďmeantĒ to separate where this has?...

Are these ďmeantĒ to separate where this has? Iíve always wondered if the bumpers can separate for repairs etc. Are there two separate part numbers for upper and lower bumper?

Canít say Iíve ever...
Forum: Daily banter 8th April 2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 34,653
Posted By RICKY D
I need to remember to add them to a shared album...

I need to remember to add them to a shared album first otherwise it wont show for other people...but I only know that it doesn't work for others unless they mention it as to me it looks fine +++
Forum: Daily banter 8th April 2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 34,653
Posted By RICKY D
I'm still getting used to Google images. Any...

I'm still getting used to Google images.

Any better?
Forum: Daily banter 7th April 2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 75,999
Posted By RICKY D
Thatís an impressive list! Your work is cut...

Thatís an impressive list!

Your work is cut out got this one. Good work saving an FE :cool:+++
Forum: Daily banter 7th April 2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 34,653
Posted By RICKY D
A couple of pics I grabbed. This qualifies as a...

A couple of pics I grabbed. This qualifies as a mini meet...socially distanced of course guv'nor :D

Melange is a stunning colour in the flesh :love: Neils 8 is probably one of the cleanest I've...
Forum: Daily banter 7th April 2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 34,653
Posted By RICKY D
Absolutely :cool:

Absolutely :cool:
Forum: Daily banter 6th April 2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 34,653
Posted By RICKY D
And another thing I just remembered. MJ is too...

And another thing I just remembered. MJ is too kind :D

She messaged me during phase one of the works after she noticed that the boot grommets I bought from her were installed completely the wrong...
Forum: Daily banter 6th April 2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 34,653
Posted By RICKY D
Well, the car is back in my possession now and oh...

Well, the car is back in my possession now and oh how Iíve missed it. When I saw the green beast yesterday it had been 7 months since Iíd last driven it and 4 months since Iíd last seen it. I was...
Forum: Daily banter 29th March 2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 34,653
Posted By RICKY D
Itís such a difficult colour to capture without...

Itís such a difficult colour to capture without direct sunlight. It can go from a very obvious green with flecks in it, to a matt looking green to pretty much black at night.

Iíve seen inside the...
Forum: Daily banter 28th March 2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 34,653
Posted By RICKY D
Great spot :ROFL::ROFL:

Great spot :ROFL::ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 27th March 2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 34,653
Posted By RICKY D
A while back I mentioned to a good family friend...

A while back I mentioned to a good family friend that I was going to have the engine completely inspected after the accident damage work was repaired and he said it’s not worth it.

He said you...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd March 2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 34,653
Posted By RICKY D
OH MY GOD! :eek2:

OH

MY

GOD!

:eek2:
Forum: Daily banter 21st March 2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 34,653
Posted By RICKY D
It’s such a shame that 95% of this engine...

It’s such a shame that 95% of this engine beautification won’t be seen. Just as well I can save all these pictures to remind me ;) +++

Just going back to your previous post about the timing, does...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 20th March 2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 20,102
Posted By RICKY D
I would say thatís very reasonable depreciation...

I would say thatís very reasonable depreciation based on those figures. Far less than anything newer anyway.

Mileage is such a sticking point for used cars and I really do think itís more of a...
Forum: Daily banter 20th March 2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 34,653
Posted By RICKY D
Oh my! :mad: Iím not impressed with that at...

Oh my! :mad:

Iím not impressed with that at all :tuttut:

Yes, the crank pulley bolts were replaced about 4 years back. I donít know if you remember on my thread when that came off and left me...
Forum: Daily banter 20th March 2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 75,999
Posted By RICKY D
Eagerly awaiting updates. :D

Eagerly awaiting updates. :D
Forum: Daily banter 19th March 2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 34,653
Posted By RICKY D
I cannot wait to be reunited :love:

I cannot wait to be reunited :love:
Forum: Daily banter 15th March 2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 34,653
Posted By RICKY D
Iím impressed the D2 had such tech back then +++ ...

Iím impressed the D2 had such tech back then +++

I only have a plug in OBD2 reader that connects to my phone and it only shows the basic codes such as the omission of cats which triggers an EML...
Forum: Daily banter 15th March 2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 34,653
Posted By RICKY D
Lest me get this straight, so the engine mounts...

Lest me get this straight, so the engine mounts have a circuit to them?

Is this normal? Why would an engine mount link to the diagnostics?

Purely for my learning :D
Forum: Daily banter 14th March 2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 34,653
Posted By RICKY D
Iíve been racking my brain regarding the busted...

Iíve been racking my brain regarding the busted radiator and I can think of two scenarios which could have caused that;

1. Shortly after [ahem] slamming the car on the coilovers, the wife caught...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd March 2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 56,697
Posted By RICKY D
Extremely sad news. My thoughts are with his...

Extremely sad news. My thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time. :-(
Forum: Daily banter 23rd February 2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 28,450
Posted By RICKY D
True. Iíve yet to try and buy anything from EBay...

True. Iíve yet to try and buy anything from EBay outside of the UK since the brexit saga.

A lot of companies will have rolling adverts until the product sells so that could be from yonks ago like...
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