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Back with the Marea after a spell with Bravo HGTs

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After a long spell over at the Bravo/a section with my HGTs ....I've come back with a 155 20v Weekend ....
Got some plans for her to make her sing again
Watch this space
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Re: Back with the Marea after a spell with Bravo HGTs

that's a classic colour there..
did they sell 20V til 2002..?? or did it just go diesel only..?

my silver one got sorned 20 mins ago,
being diesel it's a nightmare on frosty mornings..

going back to a FIRE engine for a few months..,
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Yeah the 150 20v CF3 and the 115jtd cf3 went until early 2002 ...
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that's a classic colour there..
did they sell 20V til 2002..?? or did it just go diesel only..?

my silver one got sorned 20 mins ago,
being diesel it's a nightmare on frosty mornings..

going back to a FIRE engine for a few months..,
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Well this one's already being difficult .....to name but a few issues
1. Hesitation on acceleration
2. Stalling when coming to a stand still
3.knocking from the engine on start up after stalling
4.knocking from suspension
5.clutch hydraulics seem to be giving trouble

This one's gonna be a Bitch, I can tell
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Re: Back with the Marea after a spell with Bravo HGTs

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Well this one's already being difficult .....to name but a few issues
1. Hesitation on acceleration
2. Stalling when coming to a stand still
3.knocking from the engine on start up after stalling
4.knocking from suspension
5.clutch hydraulics seem to be giving trouble

This one's gonna be a Bitch, I can tell
done many miles / been neglected..??
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Well she's only done 62,000 and seems to have been neglected .....but the biggest surprise of the day .....engine has just seized .....completely .....
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done many miles / been neglected..??
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Re: Back with the Marea after a spell with Bravo HGTs

Well after fixing points 1.2.4 and 5 ..the engine is completely seized and is now either scrap or will need completely rebuilding
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Re: Back with the Marea after a spell with Bravo HGTs

well that escalated quickly!
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Re: Back with the Marea after a spell with Bravo HGTs

Would explain the stalling...

Is the body and interior good enough to bother saving it..?

IDEA: The 100 quid 20 v bravo in Winchester MAY have a good engine
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Re: Back with the Marea after a spell with Bravo HGTs

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being diesel it's a nightmare on frosty mornings..
sorry to diverge but, that doesn't sound right, our mornings have dropped to -7 this last week, and I've had no trouble. A small noticeable reduction in the crank speed, but still fires up after 3 turns.

back on topic, it would be a shame to get rid of such a nice looking car, just because the engine throws a tantrum. Is the body and chassis in as good a condition as the photo suggests?
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Would explain the stalling...

Is the body and interior good enough to bother saving it..?

IDEA: The 100 quid 20 v bravo in Winchester MAY have a good engine
What 100 bravo
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What 100 bravo
Keeps being relisted on Ebay
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Re: Back with the Marea after a spell with Bravo HGTs

Water in cylinders?
Or maybe one of the small end bearings has seized due to dirty oil (had that happen once on a bike, 1-3 sounds similar as when it cooled down it worked for a while until I completely seized it up on a hill).
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Re: Back with the Marea after a spell with Bravo HGTs

Well the diagnosis is oil starvation due to a failed oil Pump
Soo gutted ......was such a lovely car .....shame there is nothing I can do ....e rebuild will cost around 900 and no one in the world is selling a 150 CF3 engine apparently .....another car that's gonna meet it's end :'(
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Re: Back with the Marea after a spell with Bravo HGTs

That is sad... what running Fiats do you actually have nowadays? I lost track of your previous projects as they had their various ups-and-downs...
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