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Re: Evening All

by Cavalier342 ¦ Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:34 pm ¦ Forum: Introduce yourself ¦ Topic: Evening All ¦ Replies: 9 ¦ Views: 91

blaine wrote:
Cavalier342 wrote:Looks very tidy, I've never seen those hub caps before, must be a rare set!


Honestly wouldn't know.

They are coming off shortly as I have a set of alloy wheels to go on



James McGrath will have those from you, guaranteed.

Re: Blaine's Vauxhall Cavalier 2.0 GLS

by Cavalier342 ¦ Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:34 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: Blaine's Vauxhall Cavalier 2.0 GLS ¦ Replies: 9 ¦ Views: 82

I always heard that the 8 valvers have more poke and torque at the lower end which make them more favourable in acceleration. I've never owned a 16v personally so cannot comment on them but I've been in manual 8 valvers and they definitely have torque.

Re: Blaine's Vauxhall Cavalier 2.0 GLS

by Cavalier342 ¦ Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:41 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: Blaine's Vauxhall Cavalier 2.0 GLS ¦ Replies: 9 ¦ Views: 82

As it's a rare colour, I personally would simply restore it and take it to shows. It's not the prettiest colour on the Cavalier palette, but it's rare, and that does make it interesting. With regards to tuning, apart from brakes, tires and suspension, there isn't much point spending cash unless you ...

Re: Heater Blower issues

by Cavalier342 ¦ Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:32 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Other ¦ Topic: Heater Blower issues ¦ Replies: 3 ¦ Views: 62

Well for one, I would expect a strong smell of WD-40 through the vents which isn't the nicest smell you could have, and also as it's a water dispersant, it dries up pretty quickly, resulting in wasted effort as a long term lubricant. You may have to get a new thermal fuse for it, or if you can find ...

Re: Evening All

by Cavalier342 ¦ Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:27 pm ¦ Forum: Introduce yourself ¦ Topic: Evening All ¦ Replies: 9 ¦ Views: 91

Looks very tidy, I've never seen those hub caps before, must be a rare set!

Re: Evening All

by Cavalier342 ¦ Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:46 pm ¦ Forum: Introduce yourself ¦ Topic: Evening All ¦ Replies: 9 ¦ Views: 91

Hello and welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your new purchase, what's your plans for it? Restoration, few tidy mods?

Enjoy the forum and take a look around, and start a project thread if desired.

Andrei.

Re: James' 1995 Manual CDX V6 Saloon

by Cavalier342 ¦ Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:37 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: James' 1995 Manual CDX V6 Saloon ¦ Replies: 212 ¦ Views: 5279

Only 120mph? Come on James, put your foot down lol.

Given the fact that a lot of parts for the Cavaliers and the V6 models were made in Germany, I shouldn't imagine it'll be too difficult to find a replacement MAF sensor, IF there isn't a more obvious simpler solution.

Re: Flyered and random Cavs spotted

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:36 pm ¦ Forum: Spotted ¦ Topic: Flyered and random Cavs spotted ¦ Replies: 117 ¦ Views: 11018

That does look quite nice. Are those touring alloys? Like the BTCC era ones?

Re: Lowrider Dave - 1994 GLS (Archer)

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:33 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: Lowrider Dave - 1994 GLS (Archer) ¦ Replies: 240 ¦ Views: 5928

I agree. I've yet to have been in anything made post 2000 that feels anywhere as near comfortable to be in than my old cars. Everything is just too firm nowadays, even on the motorways. Why? Not everyone lives on a race track, cars need proper suspension that doesn't ruin the passenger's back everyt...

Re: James' 1995 Manual CDX V6 Saloon

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:50 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: James' 1995 Manual CDX V6 Saloon ¦ Replies: 212 ¦ Views: 5279

Let it dry well before starting, it could run a little lumpy at first, that's perfectly normal, after a couple of seconds it will smooth out. Get it up to temperature then test drive it.

Re: James' 1995 Manual CDX V6 Saloon

by Cavalier342 ¦ Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:53 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: James' 1995 Manual CDX V6 Saloon ¦ Replies: 212 ¦ Views: 5279

Very similar to this is what I have:

http://www.motoelectrical.co.uk/crc-sho ... gIKs_D_BwE

Re: James' 1995 Manual CDX V6 Saloon

by Cavalier342 ¦ Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:58 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: James' 1995 Manual CDX V6 Saloon ¦ Replies: 212 ¦ Views: 5279

I bought a can of Air sensor cleaner from ebay once, for my V6 as it was the first car I had with an airflow sensor on it. Never had a problem with it but don't know if it's worth you seeing if you can get a can somewhere locally to try it. Just remove the air filter box and the air flow sensor inle...

It's only a common problem because it's not a part that ever gets replaced or looked at, so after 20 years of use it just fails, same as most small components. Once it's fixed, it's no longer a problem.

Excellent, nice easy fix. Should last for ages now.

Re: Introducing myself

by Cavalier342 ¦ Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:23 pm ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: Introducing myself ¦ Replies: 3 ¦ Views: 55

Any topic, any thread, any section of the forum, apart from making any adverts selling things. They add up pretty quick. As you've already made a "test post" then you should know what a post is, I hope I don't sound derogative with that.

Regards.

Re: Gearbox Issues

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:04 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Mechanical ¦ Topic: Gearbox Issues ¦ Replies: 5 ¦ Views: 79

Robsey wrote:So unless it has been ragged within an inch of it's life with very rapid gear changes and clutch pedal dumping,


You've never been a passenger in Mike's car :lol:

Re: Gearbox Issues

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:06 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Mechanical ¦ Topic: Gearbox Issues ¦ Replies: 5 ¦ Views: 79

May as well add, we tried to adjust the gear selector unit, but the hood on his car refused to pop, so no joy there, which is another problem in it's own, but we wondered if that would help the cause.

Re: Mikes 2.0 Gls

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:03 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: Mikes 2.0 Gls ¦ Replies: 1054 ¦ Views: 14220

Get an automatic and solve all problems.

Re: How much is it worth

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:34 pm ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: How much is it worth ¦ Replies: 6 ¦ Views: 102

To advertise it here, you need to accumulate 50 posts on this forum, it's a rule for everyone, I wouldn't suggest putting it on ebay as you won't get a lot for it on there, and if the car is immaculate or at least very tidy, it would always be better off being preserved by someone with good knowledg...

Re: How much is it worth

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:50 am ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: How much is it worth ¦ Replies: 6 ¦ Views: 102

They tend to go for anything between £400 and £1000 for non Turbo/GSi/V6 models, those usually fetch higher prices, but for a typical LS spec model, depending on overall condition and maintenance history, you may be looking at around £400 mark, maybe £500, but it depends on a lot of things, i.e manu...

Very cool Rob.

Re: photobucket

by Cavalier342 ¦ Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:47 am ¦ Forum: The Suggestion Box ¦ Topic: photobucket ¦ Replies: 1 ¦ Views: 31

You can also use any instant messaging program/website which allows photo uploads to be shared on there, just get the image address and paste that here, I've mentioned it in the other thread about photobucket.

Re: Quiet

by Cavalier342 ¦ Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:30 pm ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: Quiet ¦ Replies: 24 ¦ Views: 349

AUDI - As Usual Driven Irresponsibly

Re: Headlamp adjustment for right-hand traffic.

by Cavalier342 ¦ Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:21 pm ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: Headlamp adjustment for right-hand traffic. ¦ Replies: 8 ¦ Views: 78

Knowing you James, I'm surprised you haven't bought a set of Vectra A headlamps from Europe and just swapped them over.

That's interesting. A Jaguar X type? A Subaru? Didn't expect those to be on that list.. But those who can appreciate modern classics (People with subtle taste, character and a general good nature) all know that the cavalier is and always has been a good car, after all, why were so many sold? Police ...