Dean's Activa/XM/V6 and now Talbot blog

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A/C Fan ass dead, A/C and engine rad, Rad fan ass, front chassis members, manifold, wheel, strut leg, tie bar, headlamp, wishbone, steering rack, battery tray. Bumper has come out fine though.
Its going to set him back about £200 i should think .

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A Rover 25 with A/C, thats a posh one!

£200! I couldn't even get a front bumper painted for that, your obviously a handy person to have in the family :lol:

What did he hit?
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What did he hit?
The nearside verge, the offside verge, the nearside verge again and a field............................

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Deanxm wrote:
What did he hit?
The nearside verge, the offside verge, the nearside verge again and a field............................

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Is he some kind of stunt driver? :?

I think the car got off lightly :lol:
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Is he some kind of stunt driver? :?
No, he is a Pillock.

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I thought you were going to give him £200 for it an weigh it in!!
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na, although i am tempted, ive just rebuilt the engine and unlike TCT's ebay will see you with a good return, anyway he needs a car and £200 to get this one back on the road and maybe a weekend on it is cheaper and less hassle getting another £300 car and sorting all its issues, Family eh........................my Poor XM looks on unloved

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Deanxm wrote: The nearside verge, the offside verge, the nearside verge again and a field............................
Got a bit of a tank slapper on the go there then :roll:

That wheel is impressively damaged Dean. I'm also impressed at how little money it'll take to make it good again :)
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Deanxm wrote:na, although i am tempted, ive just rebuilt the engine. Family eh........................my Poor XM looks on unloved

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What is it, a 1.4 K-Series?

The 103bhps go quite well, not bad little cars actually.
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Rover parts are super super cheap, i do have one advantage over you lot, my breakersyard prices are super cheap over here, i can buy a good engine for £70 complete so long as its not a V6 or 8, rads are £10 plus if i get all the bits in one go its cheaper, the guy at the yard has said my list is about £150, so with antifreeze and a bit of paint im nudging £200.

I must admit though, Rovers are cheap to run and nice little cars, take a gander on the bay for spares prices and see what i mean, just got a brand new GKN cv joint with gaitor/nut/grease/circlip and fixings for £13 off the shelf at a motorfactors not some guy shifting on some nos, unbelievable good value.

Chris yes its the 1.4 K, its the one to have imo

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see what i mean and it does 40+mpg over here at petrol prices.........................

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I had the task of finding a car for some old family friends a good while back, just when Rover had gone bust. I found them a delivery mileage 25 1.4 Si 5 Door in firefrost red for very little money considering. I thought it was a very nice and nible car to drive, they really liked it. I use to look after that for them, though it only required servicing.

Good luck with the repairs, they sound a very cheap car to own.

I was a bit dissapointed to learn on the Rover forum that the 2.0D is not the 2.0 BMW D as in the R75, shame! Though I do like the look of the 25 Streetwise :oops:
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Though I do like the look of the 25 Streetwise :oops:
Shame on you Chris its a tarts car and has no place on any mans Driveway And shame on you again for wishing it had a German diesel engine in it :lol:

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Deanxm wrote:
Though I do like the look of the 25 Streetwise :oops:
Shame on you Chris its a tarts car and has no place on any mans Driveway And shame on you again for wishing it had a German diesel engine in it :lol:

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Ive never really thought about who drives a Streetwise :lol: It is a good engine though :roll:
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:lol: