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Re: It had to happen sooner or later
« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2022, 04:28:37 pm »
How about a DSG Ed30? :-)

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Re: It had to happen sooner or later
« Reply #31 on: August 04, 2022, 07:41:05 pm »
I might be shot down for suggesting this but I’ve always liked the look of the insignia VXR (particularly the touring version). Turbo V6 with 375bhp and 4wd before you’ve even started throwing the mods parts bin at it! Will likely be my next motor…

I see where you're coming from.  They're 375 after mapping, according to Google, so quite thrusty!  Too thirsty as well being petrol!

You’d definitely be on first name terms with the local petrol station if you owned one. Quite a few ex-police models available with big brakes etc. cheap bUt they will have been thrashed!!
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Re: It had to happen sooner or later
« Reply #32 on: August 05, 2022, 06:30:29 am »
335d all the way. It’s a completely different beast to the GTD. I’ve got a few friends with them and they actually sound lovely. One of the lads at work commutes from Durham to Leeds occasionally and gets 55mpg. It usually hovers around 46mpg as he drives it like a bit of a loon.

The torque on them is incredible.
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Re: It had to happen sooner or later
« Reply #33 on: August 05, 2022, 06:41:27 am »
Getting too old for this...

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Re: It had to happen sooner or later
« Reply #34 on: August 05, 2022, 09:42:34 am »

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Re: It had to happen sooner or later
« Reply #35 on: August 05, 2022, 07:56:02 pm »
Didn’t know they did diesels at Maserati. The torque figures look impressive  :driver:
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Re: It had to happen sooner or later
« Reply #36 on: August 05, 2022, 10:32:02 pm »
OMG that Mazzer is gorgeous  :love:  Epic shout Josh  :happy2: Question is, can one stomach Italian flakiness and quirkiness  :grin:  Keep the ideas coming peeps, there's a lot of cars I hadn't considered.  It's always the usual German sausage standard issue stuff when I think of performance cars.

This is the reason I want diesel.  Filled up the old 2.0 TDI MK6 yesterday, did 90 odd miles and it still shows over 600 miles left, bonkers  :surprised:  If I do a few full throttle squirts in the ED30, the fuel needle drops down a couple of notches  :grin:

The craziest thing about the TDI is it will pull itself along in 5th gear at 1200rpm, foot off the clutch. Mental.  The ED30 literally does eff all below 2500rpm  :grin:



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Re: It had to happen sooner or later
« Reply #37 on: August 05, 2022, 10:34:12 pm »
How about a DSG Ed30? :-)

I would love to start over with a mint 30K DSG ED30....but too thirsty for a 400 mile a week commute, sadly.  I had designs on a mint MK6 R, always loved the look of those things but new job, miles away, can't do it  :ashamed:


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Re: It had to happen sooner or later
« Reply #38 on: August 05, 2022, 10:40:58 pm »
335d all the way. It’s a completely different beast to the GTD. I’ve got a few friends with them and they actually sound lovely. One of the lads at work commutes from Durham to Leeds occasionally and gets 55mpg. It usually hovers around 46mpg as he drives it like a bit of a loon.

The torque on them is incredible.

That pretty much is what I've got my heart set on but I'm open to other options.  I've seen a couple of YouTube videos where a M140i couldn't get past a 335d until 100ish mph, but the 335d looks so plain and dull....what a sleeper!

I know I've bashed on the Eddy a lot lately, but I've had it 8 years and bonded with it in a love hate kind of way, so I will actually be sad to see it go.  I don't have the space or time to restore it  :ashamed:


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Re: It had to happen sooner or later
« Reply #39 on: August 06, 2022, 06:39:52 am »
Sorry to hear you have had some drama with the Edition 30.

At 400 miles a week would you consider EV? I’ve never looked at them but is there a cost payoff?

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Re: It had to happen sooner or later
« Reply #40 on: August 06, 2022, 01:07:34 pm »
Sorry to hear you have had some drama with the Edition 30.

At 400 miles a week would you consider EV? I’ve never looked at them but is there a cost payoff?

The only EVs I'm interested in are fast ones, like Tesla and the Taycan......but who can afford one of those?  :grin:


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Re: It had to happen sooner or later
« Reply #41 on: August 06, 2022, 01:12:24 pm »
So it wasn't the master cylinder after all  :doh:

It was this thing which fell apart!! Clutch delay valve I think it's called. I should have looked in the engine bay before ordering the MC  :grin:



Luckily I had a braided line from Darkside Developments in my parts box, so it was a good opportunity to finally put it on.... not that anywhere would have had an new OEM clutch line available today  :grin:



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Re: It had to happen sooner or later
« Reply #42 on: August 06, 2022, 09:17:37 pm »
Did the pipe burst on the original or the valve thing you mentioned?
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Re: It had to happen sooner or later
« Reply #43 on: Yesterday at 09:40:02 am »
The rigid line popped out of the plastic donut thing and wouldn't stay back in.  It sprayed brake fluid all over the place!  I've heard of those plastic things breaking before, so the thread title is still valid  :grin:


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Re: It had to happen sooner or later
« Reply #44 on: Yesterday at 09:44:32 am »
 :grin:

You have me worried now :thinking:

Where does the doughnut go......it looks like a junction of some kind.  I can not say I have noticed that part before (not looked to be honest)
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