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Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: United Kingdom
Mine's a Vela Blue Sportwagon on a 54 plate. Bought off accident auction Jan 2013 @ I want to believe the correct mileage 107K. Mileage now 111K. Apart from lack of history, feels well looked after. Changed upper and lower wishbones plus ARB (Delphi and Meyle) plus alignment/balancing just to be sure. Upper Turbo Hose had a split I think, (changed that with Silicone ones from Veloces London), not a perfect fit (i think the bend constricts airflow). Threw up error codes all the time but the new hose fixed that. Still comes up from time to time but a good booting clears that. Sometimes it hesitates before pulling strongly. Will need to change again ( I want to have fun driving this car).
The DMF is gone as well but because I don't do a lot mileage, I haven't seen the urgency in fixing. If I can get the HOT or COLD climate control issue sorted and change out the upper turbo hose, I'm looking forward to some fun for the next couple of years.