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ATKCreative   
Wed Apr 13 2016, 04:53am
Member No: #42197
Joined: Sep 29 2015
Location: Sheffield
Not surprised!

No worries, let me know, just a few random bits really..

The boot lid lining and plastics, still looking to replace (or put one back in) the light sensor from under the spare wheel well.. also my radio is [%*^#@!] and does loads of random things so maybe that.

I cant wait for nicer weather and a day where I can spend detailing the car. would like to get it clayed too!

Cheers
FakeConcern   
Sat Jul 02 2016, 04:45pm
Member No: #24127
Joined: Feb 05 2012
Location: Bexhill on Sea
Some pictures of the repaired VTS





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 Honest (03 Jul 2016 : 12:33)
neilp   
Sun Jul 03 2016, 11:44am
Member No: #3384
Joined: Apr 21 2008
Location: Bulwell, Nottingham
Looks a lot better now
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 FakeConcern (03 Jul 2016 : 14:54)
FakeConcern   
Wed Apr 05 2017, 03:01pm
Member No: #24127
Joined: Feb 05 2012
Location: Bexhill on Sea
Update pics. Just because.









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 Ham (07 Apr 2017 : 15:07)
BigJohnD   
Thu Apr 06 2017, 04:50am

Member No: #82
Joined: Jan 22 2007
Location: Hoylake
Nice!
FakeConcern   
Thu Apr 06 2017, 11:19am
Member No: #24127
Joined: Feb 05 2012
Location: Bexhill on Sea
Also

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 BigJohnD (06 Apr 2017 : 13:02)
Ham   
Fri Apr 07 2017, 03:07pm

Member No: #69
Joined: Jan 10 2007
Location: Derby, England
Nice, Mines just rolled over to 80,000 miles
FakeConcern   
Thu Aug 17 2017, 02:14pm
Member No: #24127
Joined: Feb 05 2012
Location: Bexhill on Sea
I spose I should have updated this thread before the final demise of the car!
Here is a brief history of it since the repair.
I didn't get the car back until June 2016 and although the actual repair was good, the full respray wasn't and despite the repairer having back a few times, it was never finished satisfactorily. In addition to this it suffered several problems involving failing to start, breaking down, being recovered and general uncertainty that it would proceed as directed at any given time. Finally in about June of this year it seemed to be working correctly, then the clutch release bearing failed! As this is an eight hour job an new cltch fitted came to another £530 and two weeks after that the clutch was slipping. My mechanic stripped it down again and found that the gearbox primary shaft had failed leaving it wobbling around and leaking oil onto the clutch! This would cost the price of clutch and fitting again plus the price of a rebuilt gearbox. I decided to call it a day.
It's a shame it all ended like this as until the car was smashed into at 180000 miles it had only really needed routine maintenance. I should have let it be scrapped then, but hindsight is a wonderful thing! In the end it still ran up to just over 197000 miles.
If the repair and paintwork had been really good I would still have had the gearbox fixed, but it could never be how I wanted it to be and what with wondering what else could go wrong it was the end. Never mind time for LEZ!
A couple of pics to end on



neilp   
Thu Aug 17 2017, 03:23pm
Member No: #3384
Joined: Apr 21 2008
Location: Bulwell, Nottingham
Shame, but probably the best thing to do in the end.
DeuxChevaux   
Thu Aug 17 2017, 04:38pm
Member No: #16472
Joined: Nov 21 2010
Location: North Norfolk UK
A pity really - well done for getting to the mileage you did -- always bailed out at about 150k on mine and given someone else the higher mileage problems - just passed my 95k C4 on to my son to replace his 155k 307 and got a 25k DS4, progress I suppose
FakeConcern   
Sun Aug 27 2017, 03:06pm
Member No: #24127
Joined: Feb 05 2012
Location: Bexhill on Sea
As hinted in my previous post I have got another VTS also black, this time 2007 and with about 85000 miles on the clock. Some of you may remember a member called Davie owning it a few years ago. Davie helped me to buy it by having a look at it for me, checking it over and collecting it. It has a few problems such as air con not working, the rear washer squirting out the front and headlight washers not working at all. Also it was really filthy inside. I've managed to give it a good clean and fit the leather seats from my previous car. Also fixed the rear washer and headlight washers. My pressing problem at the moment is to get one of the locking wheel nuts off I've got three off, but the last one is very obstinate. Anyway a few pictures..





AndrewM   
Sun Aug 27 2017, 04:51pm
Member No: #34563
Joined: Mar 04 2014
Location: Swansea UK
Glad you're back in the groove FC.

When I had an issue with a locking wheel nut, I took then lazy mans route and asked my local welder to weld a hex nut on the end. He had it undone in two minutes.
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 FakeConcern (30 Aug 2017 : 14:30)
FakeConcern   
Wed Aug 30 2017, 02:34pm
Member No: #24127
Joined: Feb 05 2012
Location: Bexhill on Sea
I got a local engineering company to remove the locking nut so now have the black Team Dynamics on and it's starting to look like my car!

wozza   
Thu Aug 31 2017, 10:55pm

Member No: #2
Joined: Aug 12 2006
Location: Manchester
Much better! Glad to see my old wheels are back on a C4 where they belong.
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