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Old 30-07-2006   #1
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bit of a trek in my panda - parts, new panda, old panda

hi everyone,
i have just had two weeks of work, so...i went to the lake district, paris, and cornwall, and back to manchester. all in the 750.
Its been amazing, but slowly the starting has been slow. eventually in cornwall at my dads i had to get a tow to start it. my bro in law and me checked it all over, his thoughts are it needs a re bore, when you drag it the friction/heat expands cylinders and it can start, when its warm it will start fine, but cold no chance, you have to tow. so i have just got back by being towed this morning then non stop driving really.
other problems are (im afraid i have crashed it), big BIG oil leek. whole sump needs replacing, exhaust is welded to manifold, rubber boots leeks, most of oil seals leek.
I dropped of in buckfastleigh (devon) as my bro in laws friend has an old 1989 or 88 750, blue! rusted to hell. we were gonna swap engine but started it and headgasket blew as its been standing 1 year.

ok, 2 points to this story:
1. i need a new panda, a 1 litre, which i promise too look after. anyone help?
2. a 750 about to be scrapped in buckfastleigh, he's happy to give away spares. no windscreen, doors look ok. he has lots of spares, wheels ok, bits of engine maybe ok. other body work pretty shot, but if your near worht a look. PM me and i can get his number for you.
oh, and i guess 3. My panda is broken. anyone want to give us a bit for it or shall i just shove it on ebay for spares?

thoughts ?

cheer, i only got back so gonna go have a well earned sl;eep now. but back to work in the morning and no time to play with pandas all day
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Re: bit of a trek in my panda - parts, new panda, old panda

oh, or should i keep old panda for spares when i get a 1 litre?
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Old 31-07-2006   #3
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Re: bit of a trek in my panda - parts, new panda, old panda

Yes !
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oh, or should i keep old panda for spares when i get a 1 litre?
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