Davie's french attraction.

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Yes Lexi, i'm 51. Haven't worked for near 3 years and unlikely to work again. When the car is broken I'm virtually housebound. on bad days I can't even walk to the gate yet along take a bus. I nearly bought a mobility scooter last week but bought the 206 instead. At least I can use it in the wet and cold. I have very little feeling in my left leg, apart from constant tingling, when walking I usually drag it along now. I still have no real problem with a clutch yet so that's ok. I wouldn't have a problem with running an auto. I'm trying to get motability so I can get a new car, but ATOS says I'm not disabled enough. I'm away to fight that, if I get it then a new ds3 or c3 auto will find its way here then something really old also for fun. I don't smoke or drink so an old "toy car" would be good. If it broke there would be no hurry to fix it had I a motability car. I also need to move house again, when I bought this house I was still hoping to get a big improvement but it has not happened and struggling with the stairs. The house is for sale, but it's all stress I don't need. They can't operate on my actual spine, they give it an 80% chance of failure and me being in a wheelchair after. I did ask it the pain would go as I would nearly sacrifice the use of Mt legs if it was guaranteed no pain, but I could still be in agony or even worse. So I turned that down. This bionics may come good yet, there could be a reason for it not working and me having the infection. Only going in and having a look will find out. I can't have a scan due to electronics and wires in me. I know the way I am right now I wouldn't manage to drive down to any meets. My sister asked me down to hers at Carluke, I doubt if I could get that far. It's about 4 hours on a good day. I would say the old 206 would make it, I wouldn't lol. I have to lol or else I would cry!!!!!!

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As I see it Davie, a 206 is a pretty good mobility scooter :-D

Gosh, here's hoping the medics can sort you soon [-o<

ATOS saying you're not disabled enough :evil: Disgraceful... I'm aware of a lot of fellow ME sufferers who've had bitter battles with that lot but normally they win on appeal so fingers crossed you do...

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Only advice I can offer Davie, having some experience of these matters previously: One thing at a time, slow it down. Don't get too far forward and let the mind race. You'll know what I mean :wink:

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Lexi, that's good advice :wink:

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One day at a time. Had a bad day yesterday hence the moaning. Did not sleep last night. Trying not to project stuff in my head today. Sitting doing nowt today.

I'm thinking, the 206 oil leak. I haven't even looked at it properly. If it is from the head gasket, would nipping up the head bolts slow it down or even stop it, or is that wishful thinking. Bearing in mind I'm not keeping it and don't want to spend on it.

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Davie, moan all you like on here if you find it a good sounding board :wink:

The oil leak on the 206 is almost normal and if not massive I'd not worry too much about it... Show me a TU engine that's oil-tight and I'll show you how to turn base metals into gold...

Sadly, tightening the head bolts will not help... A new HG will.... For a while...

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It ain't getting a new HG. It's getting nothing new. Haven't even put petrol in it yet!!! My fiesta is now running properly and is getting an mot tomorrow. I'm very undecided whether to keep it or not. I just spotted what could be a good car for me. Xantia hdi sx estate, 51 plate registered Feb 02 just over 100k in red for £700. It's in Scotland too. Talk about throwing temptation my way when I have no cash left!

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The Xantia sounds ideal for you, Davie, the 206 would never suit you & if the ride in the Xantia is anything like an XM you would make it to some shows down South so we could meet you again this year! If you can out the 206, go for it!

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I'm hoping get the fiesta back tomorrow, put it up for sale straight away, a big clean for it on Thursday, if I am able sell it quick and hope to get that xantia, then sell the 206. Hopefully then ill be sorted, and the 205 gti back soon for the spare fun car. I'm leaving Shaun and Dan to sort it out, it's getting a 1.9 with twin webbers instead of injection, then the head of the 1.6 is in a few months time going to get ported and polished valves and gas flowed and a high lift cam. It sounds like Shaun is really going to turn it into a flier.

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Budget for new spheres on the Xantia Davie, and stuff like height corrector mech being cleaned and all that stuff. I'm not trying to put you off but it is a 14 year old motor. A Xantia at that. .

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It had spheres in 2013 I think from the ad. This is still really I don't know what I'm doing. All I know is I don't like the 206 and it does need some jobs done which I'm not even looking at. I could like the fiesta but have no faith in it, but if it is fixed properly it has only done 83k and it might be ok. Maybe after fixing it I should give it a chance? Who the (-expletive removed-) knows?

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I think you should give the fiesta a chance.

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I think really that would be the sensible thing to do. I'll double my money on the 206 no problem, and if I was to be bothered painting the two crusty bits and cleaning it properly maybe even more. I would think a clean 02 206 with 6 months test should get 500 quid. They are still popular cars. The clean will include a degrease and power hose out of the hot tap under the bonnet. Oil leak? I know nothing!!!!!!!

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The fiesta is now running properly and got an mot until 5th May 2016. It's not home yet. The 206 is advertised first, see if I can get a quick profit.

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Excellent news on the Fester Davie.....

Good luck with the sale of the 206...