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Another early 214 owner :)

#1 Post by nickh » Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:24 pm

Hello there!

Now I have to warn you, my car may not be entirely to your tastes, however modifications aside it is a very tidy little 214.

Just done 54,000 miles in its 21 years of life.

It has 52,000 miles when I bought it about 3 months ago, sold my BMW 318TDS for it, it was just too shiny not to buy.

I bought it with AVO coilovers already fitted which are worth more than the car, so I hope they don't have to be replaced in the forseable future :*laughing my fat rear end off*

Replaced the wiper stalk with an ebay one as it fell apart, cleaned out all the goo from the washer bottle as it might as well have been squirting mud on the window!

And I have just done a headgasket on it (the previous owner did one very shortly before I bought it and apparently didn't make an amazing job of it)


Now I admit I have come here for a little help as there are some gremlins living in my single point injection system causing strange running, massive overfueling on idle while not responding to the throttle, cutting out etc (always after waiting and therefore getting stuck at traffic lights!!!) After a few minutes of totally blocking a junction it will suddenly start working again :/ currently suspect I have a faulty SPI injector.

Any SPI gurus on here? :laughing2

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Re: Another early 214 owner :)

#2 Post by 1234dist » Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:41 am

:laughing2 your trying to say a non boosted 1.4 runs so hot it needs bonnet risers, time to fix your fan.

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Re: Another early 214 owner :)

#3 Post by GTiJohn » Sun Dec 14, 2014 1:24 pm

:welcome

Another older car comes out of the woodwork and good to see it being looked after :clapping
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Re: Another early 214 owner :)

#4 Post by carl747 » Sun Dec 14, 2014 1:27 pm

:welcome:

Think I've seen your car on Facebook looks good
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Re: Another early 214 owner :)

#5 Post by nickh » Sun Dec 14, 2014 5:04 pm

Cheers all :)
carl747 wrote::welcome:

Think I've seen your car on Facebook looks good
Quite possible, the chap who put it on coilovers/bonnet risers/stickers that I bought it from lives in Leicester.

I have taken it south to live in Watford since though.



Also just bought a new radiator for it as the current one seems to be not very far from leak city!

£28 posted :laughing the parts that are easy to get are silly cheap for these things, when they start getting harder to find I wont be laughing so much!

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#6 Post by crepello » Sun Dec 14, 2014 5:08 pm

nickh wrote:Cheers all :)

I have taken it south to live in Watford since though.
Oh good. It often feels lonely being an R8 owner down here in Herts!

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Re: Another early 214 owner :)

#7 Post by nickh » Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:16 pm

crepello wrote:
nickh wrote:Cheers all :)

I have taken it south to live in Watford since though.
Oh good. It often feels lonely being an R8 owner down here in Herts!

I am a Midlander really, moved down here in 2013

Property prices are killing me though :o

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Re: Another early 214 owner :)

#8 Post by Nudge » Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:30 pm

nickh wrote: Any SPI gurus on here? :laughing2
Yep, You are not on your own I have a spi 214
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