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  1. 6th.replicant

    Warning! Is your Mk1 LCR 'properly' insured?

    Indeed. And it seems that the FOS supports Hastings' specious and slippery conduct.
  2. 6th.replicant

    Warning! Is your Mk1 LCR 'properly' insured?

    In effect, my insurer expected me to downgrade from a perfectly-maintained car in A1 condition to a dilapidated poorly maintained and abused car. To me, that does not seem fair; especially when I'm non-blame for the write-off. Are you referring to the silver LCR on Autotrader for £2500? The car...
  3. 6th.replicant

    Warning! Is your Mk1 LCR 'properly' insured?

    My Mk1 LCR was recently written off while parked. (Drunk driver, who was arrested; he was insured.) My 2003 LCR had a genuine FSH (a stamp for every year); 111k miles; one former keeper; OEM spec / no mods. And it was in very good / tidy condition inside and out, incl recent alloys refurb...
  4. 6th.replicant

    High mileage maintenance query

    IME after c. 11 years / 90k, and in addition to the above sensible advice re cam belt / water pump, etc, the following factory-fit OE parts will need attention: The passenger-side front electric window motor will die, it’s lower spec compared to driver’s The steering rack will leak The...
  5. 6th.replicant

    Which stainless-steel exhaust is *quietest*?

    Don't want earache after a 15-min motorway journey. A wee bit of meaty, low-end 'thrumm' at idle is OK but a cacophony of snarling and crackling at anything over 2500rpm is not. So, which do you recommend - Milltek, Cobra, Blueflame or ...? Ta :)
  6. 6th.replicant

    How much should I pay for a Mk1 Cupra R?

    Not exactly. When Top Gear TV reviewed the Mk5 GTI in 2005, with much fanfare, they compared its lap time with its rivals, including the Mk1 LCR. The GTI was slower than the LCR: 1:32.9 vs 1:33.7. You can see the segment here, and the leaderboard appears at 08:21. And compared to an LCR, the...
  7. 6th.replicant

    LCR - mystery vibration...

    Took the car to another garage, Charmrace.com, for a 2nd opinion... Replaced exhaust brackets and hangers. Problem solved. Cost? One-hour labour. :)
  8. 6th.replicant

    Anyone know a good bodywork specialist in the south east?

    TB Motors Jail Lane Westerham TN16 3AU 01959 574170 Ask for Trevor. Has worked on my old 16v GTI and my LCR. High quality work: glass-smooth paint finish, no overspray or paint-run, perfect colour matching - and very fair prices.
  9. 6th.replicant

    LCR - mystery vibration...

    I was referring to my post of last Friday: “This morning I drove four comparison ‘laps’ around the Hanger Lane gyratory (which is basically a very large roundabout). I entered the corners at the same speed in-gear and then on the next lap in neutral - when in-gear the vibrating / groaning noise...
  10. 6th.replicant

    LCR - mystery vibration...

    The right-side CVs, drive-shaft and wheel bearing appear to be OK. Does no-one think it’s significant there’s no vibration / groaning noise when cornering with the gearbox in neutral?
  11. 6th.replicant

    LCR - mystery vibration...

    The “other side” of what? Ta :)
  12. 6th.replicant

    LCR - mystery vibration...

    This morning I drove four comparison ‘laps’ around the Hanger Lane gyratory (which is basically a very large roundabout). I entered the corners at the same speed in-gear and then on the next lap in neutral - when in-gear the vibrating / groaning noise is ever present; when in neutral there’s...
  13. 6th.replicant

    LCR - mystery vibration...

    Thanks for reply. It was assumed the inner CV joint was the cause because its gaiter was split - the other 3 gaiters are OK. The drive shaft and outer CV joint are both OK. The wheel bolts are correctly tightened. The top mount is fine, as is the spring, brake cable and back plate. Have done...
  14. 6th.replicant

    LCR - mystery vibration...

    Wheel bearing has been replaced but it has not cured the vibration. Grrrrr!
  15. 6th.replicant

    LCR - mystery vibration...

    The garage suggests it could be the wheel bearing - does that make sense?
  16. 6th.replicant

    LCR - mystery vibration...

    Nope, driveshaft is OK. Only happens when turning right above c. 35mph - at town speeds there’s no vibration.
  17. 6th.replicant

    LCR - mystery vibration...

    When turning right with the suspension under load - eg, on roundabouts - there is a vibration, which sounds like a mini road drill, emitting from the left-front of my LCR. My regular garage, a longstanding VWG specialist, has ruled out loose engine or gearbox mounts, anti-roll bar links or...
  18. 6th.replicant

    LCR CV joint - where to buy? Please advise!

    Had a Google and it seems that both J&R and Q-Drive's CV joints have a very mixed reputation: some punters say they last for years, others report vibrations / 'clicking' almost immediately after fitting, which suggests inconsistent build quality. GKN is the manufacturer of the OE-spec CVs sold...
  19. 6th.replicant

    LCR CV joint - where to buy? Please advise!

    J and R CV Joints looks promising, I'll check 'em out. Thanks for the advice, much appreciated :)
  20. 6th.replicant

    LCR CV joint - where to buy? Please advise!

    And they also have the GKN version, but both the GKN and Q-Drive are the "Wheel Side" CV, I need the gearbox-side CV - aka inner. But thanks anyway.
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