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Old 22nd January 2018, 05:22 PM   #111
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Best thing you can do Nigel is disable the stop start stuff. In the long run it will save you money. In the short term it will save you the hastle you have had with a knackered battery. Does your new battery have a 5 year guarantee?

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Old 22nd January 2018, 05:24 PM   #112
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Yes, the start/stop stuff will prematurely stop your engine as the name already implies.
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Yes, it was awful. Driving uphill going around a gentle curve I put my foot down a bit and it did a sedate 180 spin
My parents found out that their Opel Rekord Sprint (Commi Coupe / GTO) would do that....
 
Old 22nd January 2018, 09:31 PM   #114
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I worked at a company where the owner had purchased and installed a vac tube welder, pretty cool, never saw it work however. It was for a proprietary system that has not been successfully replaced incidentally.
I loved the Belgian made Opels, had a pair of Mantas, and an Ascona, the torque tube rear suspension was awesome, especially with a snarling camshaft, huge dual webers...
 
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I survived on the road with my Aussie girlfriend cooking on roadside barbies that were dotted around complete with gratis wood supply
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Haha, we learned to cook anything and everything on 1/4 inch steel plate!
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