The mad poll maker
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Join Date: Mar 2003
33 for spares ... with few miles left to serve hopefully
I bought a metallic green 1991 33 1.7 I.E. few months back as a spareparts car
Didn't pay much attention to the car when I bought it as it was going to be dismantled and the price was "almost free", but the guy who I bought it from said the car would pass MOT if I fixed the leaking exhaust pipe.
I drove the car almost 200km to my garage and during that time it worked like a charm.
Haven't had much time to inspect the car untill now. I spent 2 days fixing the 3 doors and trunk lid that wouldn't open plus the drivers door window that wouldn't stay up... and I have dismanteled most of the back interior by now.
Been driving the car in and out of my garage, so I thought I'd give it some time to charge the battery by letting it idle for a while on the yard. After a minute I noticed an odd "pulsing" sound from the air filter side of the engine... Like a hamster in the engine being squished to bits while it is screaming for it's life *eeep* *eeep* *eeeep* ... then after ~4minutes of idling the engine started to die out, lowing rews really low, but still managing to stay on. Reminded me of them videos in youtube where they seized engines by removing the oil and letting them run (thou the 33 has oil in the engine).
Any pointers on what the problem might be? it's not going to pass MOT if it can't idle for 5 minutes!
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