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Old 20-09-2014   #46
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Re: Fiat Bravo HGT 155

Yeah I know what you're saying. I was original tempted to get it retested elsewhere but all of the other points they've picked up have been as they've said.

I don't really want to have to pay out an extra 40 to another garage/test station for it to fail again on the same point and still have to have the work done and end up paying for the retest again anyway.

Booked in Friday for everything I can't/won't do and the retest anyway.
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well best of luck fella.
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Re: Fiat Bravo HGT 155

Taxed and MOTed... I am so poor

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well done chap - how bad was the rust in the end, much welding??
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Well the fail wording on the MOT fail sheet was a bit misleading.. It mentioned a suspension mounting point when the rust needing to be repaired was actually the rear jacking point on the drivers side. I knew this area was dodgy before getting the car MOTed but the wording on the fail sheet had me looking at other places assuming the jacking point was actually ok. There's a drainage hole there and the area around it was rotten.

They have done a really tidy job of the repair and was only 70 for the welding work so I'm pleased about that. The work wasn't more than I expected but I've just had to spend another 130 on the tax for 6 months too because they're not rolling out the direct debit payments until November... Ah well..
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Nice to see the another hgt saved from he scrap heap
Especially a hut as good as yours
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Nice to see the another hgt saved from he scrap heap
Especially a hut as good as yours
Believe me it came close. My initial reaction was to break it when faced with a 700 repair bill from the garage... I managed to save around 200 sourcing parts and fitting a lot myself but its still cost me around 500 to get the MOT pass.

I must be ****ing mad... I seem to have a habit of spending a bloody fortune on fixing these things...
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Believe me it came close. My initial reaction was to break it when faced with a 700 repair bill from the garage... I managed to save around 200 sourcing parts and fitting a lot myself but its still cost me around 500 to get the MOT pass.

I must be ****ing mad... I seem to have a habit of spending a bloody fortune on fixing these things...
500 is nothing I'm facing a repair bill of 2000 to fix my 155 Marea
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500 is nothing I'm facing a repair bill of 2000 to fix my 155 Marea
Still going to fix her up
Yeah... I would be buying another marea...
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Bushboy how much for HGT?.. Price?...
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It's not for sale.
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Re: Fiat Bravo HGT 155

Been a while since I updated this thread, mainly because there's been nothing to really update it with I've just been driving the Bravo and it's been faultless the last few months.

Decided the other week it was about time I did a service on the Bravo. Just a general thing, nothing major so got on to Euro Car Parts and ordered oil, oil filter, air filter, fuel filter and a full set of sparks. Managed to get the air filter and sparks replaced on a damp afternoon last week...

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As you can see, the air filter was definitely due a change. I've owned the car around 14 months now and it hasn't been done in that time. Not sure when it was done previous to that either ... The airbox is also modified to take air from inside the passenger side wing, which I imagine doesn't help much keeping the filter clean.

Sparks were in OK condition but no harm replacing them anyway.

Left the oil and fuel filter for another day as the drive was very damp and I didn't fancy rolling around under the car much in the damp. Hopefully get on that this weekend.

Also decided to treat the car to a few mods. Nothing fancy and should hopefully be arriving in the next few days... A pair of clear side repeaters (to replace the stock orange ones) and a pair of Heko wind deflectors for the doors. Always liked the idea of them and think they should look pretty nice on the Bravo.

Will update in a few days
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that is certainly a very very dirty air filter!!!
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wow that filter is really bad, I couldn't even see it in the thumbnail.
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I would recommend the G3 reflectors
They curved rather than angled
And suit the car better
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