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how many k's is too many k's on an original engine?

Discussion in 'Buying and selling help' started by The Bearess, Jun 25, 2020.

  1. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I would add......beware of new paint.
    Unless the seller has hundreds of pics. showing the prep. work, you could be buying a pig with lipstick.
    Not knocking any kombi in particular but it happens regularly.....buyers get dazzled by paint and end up crying tears of rust in a couple of years time.
    Be very careful with “restored” vehicles.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  2. The Bearess

    The Bearess Member

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    Thanks Mark, wise words indeed, I've gone with my head - although my heat dearly wants the green van as it's quite similar in colour to a T2 I had in UK, but probably best to leave that one to someone else as I'm not really after show van just yet.. I'm gonna go camping /travelling in mine :)
     
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  3. The Bearess

    The Bearess Member

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    I ended up buying a lovely T3 from grazza, picked it up yesterday - I'm still grinning from ear to ear, I'm also re learning the art of second gear IMG-20200722-WA0000.jpg
     
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  4. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Noice!!
     
  5. The Bearess

    The Bearess Member

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    Thanks , she still needs a name... I'll spend the 8hrs driving her him thinking about the one !
     
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  6. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Very noice !
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  7. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Gotta be really happy with that purchase!
     
  8. The Bearess

    The Bearess Member

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    I am stoked! She's an absolute dream to drive :)
     
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  9. The Bearess

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    Think I might need to bring her into the 21st century a wee little bit re lighting and curtains etc..so any advice, very much welcome.. but other than that she seems sweet so far.
     
  10. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Try using the palm of your hand, to take it up out of 1st, and to slide into 2nd. ;)

    Keep it slightly left, as you can’t hit reverse, and can only go into 2nd.
     
  11. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Just one word Bearess re lights.
    LED!
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    Whitie or Snowie;).
    Curtains could be White or a really complimentary wild colour:rolleyes:!
    Cheers
     
  12. bern

    bern Well-Known Member

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    Congrats, "" Herhim "" is a good choice - your own first covert suggestion earlier, btw
    or; if she sings rather than purrs on the road ""Herhymn""
     
  13. The Bearess

    The Bearess Member

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    LED all the way!
     
  14. The Bearess

    The Bearess Member

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    That worked like a dream, thanks for the tip
     
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  15. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Comes from teaching non T3 drivers, to drive my T3’s.

    You are not alone. Common complaint from drivers who have not driven manual T3’s before, about 2nd gear.... ;)
     
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