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What Have You Done To Your 205 Today?


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#41
lewis205cti

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Sanding and yet more sanding.... :(

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Daviewonder

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First dry weekend of the year. Got the rear drum brakes built back up with new shoes, cylinders, fitting kit and cables. Adjusted up the rear beam after it's rebuild last year.



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jonXS

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dismantling the head, to find why the head gasket had blown.

 

the oil was almost like kfc gravy

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mmm tasty



#44
jamie_1992

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fitted a new wishbone and had a big clear out of bits 



#45
TT205

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Unexpectedly had to pump a tyre up and been for a Razz!! (once she finally demisted!)



#46
johnhenry

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Cleaned it for a couple of hours in the sunshine

 

Messed around with the dizzy (tried to set it up a bit better than before). got it running much better. 

 

Took it out for a drive, got it mucky again 

 

PERFECT SUNDAY



#47
ginger205

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Finally took the grinder to the rear quarter pannels

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welshpug

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nice!   I've been doing similar to a friends 205, not that hard really when you get into it.



#49
Slo

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putting it back can be a bitch though

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welshpug

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naah, the hard bit I find is figuring where to start, the rest is easy enough and I let my mate Anton do that bit anyway :lol:



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ginger205

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Have to admit I was surprised it wasn't worse than that!

So far getting the engine out and the rear quarters fixed has only resulted in 3 sheared bolts on the slam panel..... So far!!

#52
Slo

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:lol: thats cheating

#53
Leon

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I drained the rainwater out of my interior light

 

 

Took the car for a drive to clear out the damp / moisture from the rain getting past the boot/rear window seals after the recent heavy rain.

 

Also treated the car to a few spares after I found a local dealer on eBay clearing out a batch of the complete bumper & trim fitting kits for £27 each delivered, rather than the £40+ mark up being proffered by the other sellers on there.  Nice to get those bits added to the ever growing "spares" collection incase I ever need them in the future :)

 

 

I scooped this out of the passenger footwell. 

 

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Bought a new wet vac

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minimaniacwhyard

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I tried looking for a new one :(

#55
Ballyafb

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Refitted both doors with manual winders. Now finding that the winder handle is right where the roll cage is!



#56
welshpug

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Leccy windows ftw :P

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Refitted both doors with manual winders. Now finding that the winder handle is right where the roll cage is!


This is annoying! Same on my car. You can bend them between to wind up and down though

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Ballyafb

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Leccy windows ftw :P

 

Just got rid of the electric windows, they were a bit dodgy. Nothing to fail with a manual winder. Did consider poly windows, gets rid of all problems then, but I may want a bit of fresh air to come in and do not want sliders, as people can reach in from the outside. Not safe.



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Anthony

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Just got rid of the electric windows, they were a bit dodgy. Nothing to fail with a manual winder.

Ironically, the only winders I've ever had issues with were manual ones - all the 205's I've had with electric windows have been faultless other than a single failed switch...

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stufarri

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The GTI is still performing faultlessly on the 12 mile daily commute to the train station.

 

Well almost, with the exception of an intermittent headlight fault (comes on when it likes) and a small hole in the power steering cooling loop under the passenger seat. I went to collect some phase 1 seats for the CTI that I won on Ebay last week and 220 miles to Telford and back was a pleasure.

 

The CTI will need a mop out under the rear seats after the torrential rain but after standing for a few weeks will start milliseconds after the starter kicks in, as ever.

 

If you keep on top if them maintenance-wise they make a great daily I think.