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A newbie from Staffordshire!

Hi guys, I've been a lurker on the site for a while and its about time I introduced myself! My lady has a '97 Zoe yellow spider which she's had from nearly new-if you live around Uttoxeter way you'll have seen it and her. Its now got a lot of miles on it (about 130k I think) and in need of a bit of TLC to get it working properly and looking good. So its in the shed and I've got a little list of jobs to do.

fix the passenger window that's stuck, and get it to fit properly
fit a new sound-deadening panel under the bonnet where the rats ate it
a bit of painting to do especially the wheelarches
fix the hunting on idle
new wheel bolts, door seals, aerial, cambelt and variator
do the thing under the passenger seat
clean it properly for the first time in a decade

and then it will be lovely!

thanks for all the tech hints-I'm sure I'll be back though. But if anyone's breaking a spider near Staffordshire there's a few bits and pieces I could do with!
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welcome - you will find all the help you need here !
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Hello and welcome to AO.......

Is it a TS?......mine did the hunting thing at idle when warm. Diagnosed as the idle actuator unit. Replaced and been fine since (3 years)...I'm not mechanically minded so my indie did the work but you may be able to do it yourself.....
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Hello and welcome to AO - lovely colour that Zoe yellow

Rats eh? Not heard that one before!
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welcome if you need any servicing or parts give me a call as im only in cannock. 07932371966
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Guess it must be a TS as he said variator, but what's the under the seat thing ?
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hello ergate im in staffs (burton on trent) and i might have saw you yesterday? on the m42 about half five a zoe yellow spider? i saw this spider and 2 blue gtv in coventry just before five, a blue ph1 totally original and a blue ph2 with different alloys on the front to the back?
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thanks for the friendly welcome all! It is a twinspark (sorry not quite up to speed yet on alfaspeak)-the underseat thingy is the failed airbag prob. handy to know about you in cannock, I'm sure I will be in touch-the shopping list is growing...I've spent the afternoon giving it a really good clean (we're in farming country so there's a lot of erm..."earth" under there) so at least I'm not going to get too filthy while I'm doing it. Its got to be ready for her birthday on the 4th of July so better get on it. I'll be back!
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I saw a Zoe spider going past Keele services this morning....
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