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Old 25-12-2003   #1
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xmas is no more 4 me.

i'll set the story...
im in the cinqu, its about 9.00pm, gemma(girlfriend) and i are on the way in to town 4 a nice xmas drink. im starting to find it hard to get gears...
i say to the girlfriend 'Hmm im starting to find it hard to get gears, i hope my clutch cable doesn't go'
when what happens.
TWANG
the clutch pedal drops
F ! ! K

2 hrs of ringing mates tryin to find 1 that wasnt pissed.
my bestest buddy comes to help with 1 fully modded escort, 1 tow bar and 1 on tow sticker.

the car is now on the drive and im not a happy bunny!
boxing day i'll run to halfords get a cable and get the little xmas killer back on the road.

just thought u all might like to no.

happy xmas and new year





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Old 25-12-2003   #2
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Ahhh, may be a good thing. No chance of drinking and driving then.[:o)]
And a happy frickin christmas anyhoo [:o)]

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always rely on your car to let you down at the worst timeB)

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my clutch snapped t'other week.. i was driving into the college carpark, went round this corner.. dipped the cluth.. car carries on going forwards.. im like "shat!" not knowing whats going on so i knocked it into neutral and braked just as i heard this PING! type noise and my clutch pedal just vanished.. I had to sit there for 6 hours (after a 3 hour lesson) waiting for my dad to get back from a funeral.. luckily it was payday too :)
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mine went bout a week ago too [}:)]

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nobody has a cinqu clutch cable, all the suppliers have close.

ive tried every where, but the main dealers (they can go f**k off)

whos is the little red fiat?
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Old 28-12-2003   #7
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Now you see why as soon as i get my new job, the Cinq is gonna be replaced by a shiny new car :)

I've finally had enough of poor build quality, rattles and squeeks and constantly paying out for new parts. Look out for a 'breaking red cinq sporting' post in the new year ;)

Another day...another problem...
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mckrob: your poor cinq! will you sell me 2 centrecaps when you do? :p

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y does every1'a cable go? mines never gone yet(touch wood) in over a year and a half of owning the thing :I

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ive just gone and done it, taken it to the main dealer.
125 i really can't afford this car.

next months student loan will pay for the 72,000 mile service and a new clutch.
anything left over will be, 40mm springs or DTM zorst.

happy new year

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Excuse me for bring stupid, but,

When people have a clutch cable snap. why not drive home rather than wait for someone to come and collect you?

Just an obscure new year thought.

Cheers and a happy ne year

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Clutchless gear changes not good for the gearbox ?

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yeah lets be honest the cinq gearbox isnt the smoothest with a clutch.it just depends what vroads your driving on,if its motorway etc then fine but if its busy traffic then its more sensible to call someone.thats why i always have breakdown cover for just these annoying thingsB)

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I suppose living in the quieter reagions of the country means I don't think about traffic too much.

Oh lucky me

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Dave, I managed to park it, drop the bairn off, start off in 1st and drive 3 miles home without a clutch when mine went. Some people have no sense of adventure!

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