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...
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...
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
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 ...?
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...