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Newbie Welshie

Postby ding on Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:49 pm

Evening all.. Newbie from sunny south wales, and recently got my hands on a L-plate Frontera A 2.0i sport in pooey red.
First frontera and 4x4, which I plan to use as a daily whilst I sort out my 2 metro's and a transit smiley.
Currently no M.O.T and needing tlc which I'm hoping to sort the next few days. Quick look and I can see I need tyres :x a bulb holder/rubber thing and to sort the drivers door dropping and popping open whilst driving :lol:

So anyone in south wales that knows for a frontera A being broke give me a shout :D
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Re: Newbie Welshie

Postby stretch on Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:34 pm

Welcome to fog mate and congrats on your first fronty. We will be heading to Wales for our annual next year.
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Re: Newbie Welshie

Postby aredee on Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:45 pm

my first fronty was a l reg 2.0 sport and it was the top hinge of drivers door had riped out drom body ,had to weld a plate inside to fix bit of a tricky location if i remember correctly
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Re: Newbie Welshie

Postby ding on Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:54 pm

Where do you go on you're trip to Wales?

I could see it was the top hinge when I looked at the thing. But today I whipped the door off cut out the hinge mount on the pillar and welded in a new section.
I took pictures so will try and do a journel/progress page when I get a chance
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Re: Newbie Welshie

Postby ding on Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:29 pm

:lol: Well that didn't last long. My engine just went bang!
Give my brother a short go, rattle.. oil light.. bang. :x
Wont turn over, starter motor smokes trying so thinking the bottom end has seized?
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Re: Newbie Welshie

Postby aredee on Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:59 pm

wow that was unlucky ive killed a few cars before my self but dont think any quite as quick
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Re: Newbie Welshie

Postby ding on Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:42 pm

Started stripping it down earlier, and number 4 piston is stuck half way down it's bore. Snapped rod I think, but hoping to pull the bottom end out tomorrow and have a look. Trying t find an engine is like trying to find rocking horse pooh
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Re: Newbie Welshie

Postby bhcalcutta on Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:45 am

try gregster, I would have thought he'd have a good 2.0l kicking about

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