Hello lads thought ide shear my car and my other cars with you and see what you think. (sorry about spelling)
This isnt really a Project car but i love Modifying it and doing Preventive maintenance.
Ill start from the Start im 22 and joined the Army in 2008. when i passed out i brought a Vw golf mk5 2005 1.9TDI and had 39000 miles.
i dont have any pics of the car stranded but this pic was urly days.
this is pics of the car in 2011
As you can see there was always things being added or taken away.
Car had remap. Full through Exhaust. and loads of other things. was very nippy car tbh
So around Feb 2011 the DMF and Clutch were changed. DMF was knocking.
then in Nov 2011 the F""king turbo went! was very upset. so i got that fixed and planed to sell the car.
so i had a buyer and the man left me a deposit as he loved the car and couldn't fault it.
i needed the car for 2 more weeks for work until i could sort out a BMW e46 320d.
after the man left i decided to pop into my house for a minute and left the engine running. i was helping my dad plum in his new boiler and was well over an hour. i forgot the car was running!!
when i got out i drove the car to a mates house and could hear like a tapping sound from the engine. like the lifters or injectors.
i decided as i was selling to ring the man up, explain the problem and see what he said. he still wanted the car and tried to knock money of but i wasn't in the mood and said take it or leave it.
he wanted it so he agreed to sort it out after the 2 weeks. (car drove fine and could only hear the noise from outside of the car)
Anyway long story short as i was driving down the M40 2 weeks later on a friday, and was meeting up with sed man to fill out the log book and sell the car on the saturday. the car broke down!
turned out the car burnt all the oil and the engine sized up. i had no warning and checked the oil the day before. the timing belt had snapped and sent loads of metal through the turbo
at this point i was so madd i felt like drowning a cute puppy...
the man was given his deposit back.
Any way i got the car to a good local garage and said FIX IT!!!!
i decided to fix and sell as there was more equity in the car fixed then sold as seen. (non starter)
the garage found an engine with 30.000 miles and had it put in the golf. turbo was sent away and reckoned.
all in it cost around £2500. good job ide just come back from Afghan and had money
so sold the golf to my brother and its still running sweet as a nut tbf.
as i had no car after the golf was in the garage getting fixed i brought my sisters Clio Sport 182
she no longer needed a 3door petrol as she was pregnant.
i planed to keep the car and run it into the floor but after awhile the novelty worn of and i was left with high insurance and 30 mpg (if i was lucky)
was a nice car and was fast
i needed to get rid as the fuel was horrendous and i travel 250 miles home on a weekend. (i work in Hampshire and love in north Wales)
so i swapped the clio for a 2000 bmw e46 320d ES
the car was disappointing and needed work doing to it so i decided to buy the right car once and for all lol
i wanted a clean e46 320d no dents no scratches no messing just a clean looked after car. i was searching for 2 months and then i finally found my other half
here are the pics that it was advertised with
I took a friend up who is a mechanic to have a look and tell me what needed doing on it.
it drove fine and he has a nack for finding problems out of cars.
as he test drove he pointed out to the dealer in the passenger seat that the Front bushes needed changing and the anty roll bar links were worn. also callipers were sticking.
after getting hur up on a ramp he was right and really went to town on the car and pointed out alot of things. the brake lines were rusted and were a matter of time be for they went ect.
got a really really good price on the car and 6 months warranty.
First i got loads of preventive stuff done. EGR clean full service callipers cleaned and suspension parts replaced. also swirl flaps were removed
here is how she looked after a few months
i then decided to colour code the black trims like a 320cd (ignore the M badge on the front )
at this point i was in trouble with the police and had 14 points in under 3 years
3 for speeding
5 for not stopping for a lolipop lady
and 6 for driving a friends car uninsured (FML)
so i went to court and was given 6 month ban and 350 fine.
i spoke to my sgt major and asked to go back to afghan as i could not deal with not driving.
he sed no lol and put me on the next detachment to the Falklands.
i lost my licence on the 25/6/2012 and flew out to the Falklands end of july for 4 months.
i got back in the UK beginning of December and was getting my licence back on crimbo day lol
ide send away and had my licence around the 15th and had the car taxed MOT and insured.
After Xmass was over i took my car to Demon Tweeks in Wrexham to have a Decat and a power flow exhaust fitted....
the man who was doing the custon job was an absolute Chopper and a T**t.
he was winging about the time it would take to do the job and did a right mess! after the exhaust was fitted it was rattling against the under body of the car and the tips were wonky.
i rang them up after and told them about my experience there and that i hated every minute of it. i paid good money for a bad job. the pipe work didn't even run down the middle of the car and was so close to the sides it would rattle on corners (Rant over) avoid them, there arrogant over priced cowboys.
had to go to a local exhaust specialised who sorted every thing out and naw its all good. he couldn't believe the bad job that was done and how much i paid. i felt stupid and should of went to him in the first place.
after that i decided to have a remap/chip
i have a friend in north Wales Anglesey who douse window tinting, car wrapping and remaps.
Anglesey Auto Tint
the guys a right nice bloke and gives good discounts. ide already had my windows tinted and went back for the map.
the car pulls very well and is smooth. very happy with the map.
Next my CCFL angel eyes packed in so i replaced them and decided on a rear roof spoiler. i like the sutle look and also a FAKE shark fin (let me know what you think)
i had them colour coded and fitted.
im also planning on getting the alloys refurbished and getting the rear wheel arch rust sorted.
that's it for naw. There are loads of things i've missed but u can see what she looks like naw
tell me what you think
Thanks for looking