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by raggamuffin
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 9762

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

The Polo broke down again. I picked it up again on Friday after it had had it's oil seals replaced. The day after I got it back I started it up, it struggled to start and when it did, it idlded so rough the car was shaking. I drove less than half a mile to the shop and the engine almost cut out twic...
by raggamuffin
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 9762

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

Got the car back end of last week. No paperwork/invoice provided. They supposedly changed 1 exhaust valve. A few days later (around 120 miles covered) the yellow oil light comes on. I drive 3 miles to a garage and get some oil and top up with 0.5 litres. I check for leaks - none apparent. I contact ...
by raggamuffin
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 9762

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

It feels like a painfully obvious oversight that I didn't get a remap or FRP ECU after installing these mods. Ah well. In other news, and after much window shopping I think I've found what I want for my next car. Admittedly, my goals frequently change. This car however, peaked my interests; it remin...
by raggamuffin
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Thnder interior door cards
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Thnder interior door cards

I have front and rear door cards for the millennium edition. I believe they are the same? All plain black/dark grey?

Ed
by raggamuffin
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 9762

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

Turns out installing a FRP ECU fixed the rough idling and judder issues. Glad he got it up an running.

I remember a few months ago seeing a FRP ECU for sale on eBay and my gut reaction was screaming at me to buy it. But I never did. Silly me - always go with your gut.

Ed
by raggamuffin
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 9762

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

Puma went yesterday. Guy who bought it is a huge Puma and Fiesta enthusiast and a really nice guy.

Time to start saving for a new car.

Ed
by raggamuffin
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 9762

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

I've got a strong suspicion if I were to go with an older Fiesta I'd probably end up buying an ST150.

Ed
by raggamuffin
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 9762

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

3 people at work have the Mk5 Fiesta and haven't had any issues at all and owned them for years. I am really stumped with what to go with. I wanted something newer so parts wouldn't be an issue. But I also want something that's mechanically sound and not prone to costly failures. Regarding Civics, I...
by raggamuffin
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 9762

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

Got the puma bits off J tonight. We were talking about cars and he said if I want a reliable car that'll go the distance he recommended a 1.4 or 1.6 TDI Mk 5 Fiesta. In all honesty though, the one thing the Megane made me miss is my old Saab 9-5. I'm getting to an age where things are beginning to a...
by raggamuffin
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 9762

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

I've genuinely considered that. But I think cycling 38 miles a day would destroy me.

Ed
by raggamuffin
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 9762

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

So I hoped the A/C would work in this courtesy car.

It doesn't. In fact the interior fan doesn't work at all (that's a new one).

In this weather? How courteous.
by raggamuffin
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 9762

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

Wow, this courtesy car is a little bit aged shall we say. Comfy mind you, but it looks like it's been repaired/maintained/bodged using the least amount of money possible. They're taking the cylinder head off today to see how bad it is. If needs be there's a local company Ivor Searle who do rebuilds ...
by raggamuffin
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 9762

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

£42 cheaper to insure this courtesy car for 4 weeks than it is to insure my Polo for the entire year.

Then an email from eBay charging me £36.98 for selling a car that I haven't even got the money for yet.

Image

Ed
by raggamuffin
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 9762

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

I would advise you to sell on the 3 cylinder vw asap after it has been repaired or as it's failed whilst under warranty then ask if you can exchange it for something else. The 3 cyl engine is fraught with problems whether in a vw or skoda. To get the head off the sump has to be removed first. The e...
by raggamuffin
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 9762

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

Listed the Puma parts for sale:

viewtopic.php?f=108&t=32880&p=373621#p373621

Ed
by raggamuffin
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Parts & Spares
Topic: Parts For Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Parts For Sale

Got some stuff to sell

New condition

Drive Torque stage 2 clutch (new) £175 inc. postage

Used Condition

Ford millennium Edition front/rear door cards £100 (collection required - PE15 area)

PM me if interested

Ed
by raggamuffin
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 9762

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

Looking through historical posts on the VW forum for posts about the 1.2 Polo. Got to page 6 and read over 10 people with similar issues with the cylinders misfiring and needing big/expensive work done.

Ed
by raggamuffin
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 9762

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

Further investigation seems to suggest this 3 pot engine is rather infamous for cylinder head issues. I'm reading tales of it happening on high mileage cars as well as one as low as 15,000 miles. Even with the cylinder head work and ECU update, VW advises it can still occur again. I think that settl...
by raggamuffin
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 9762

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

He said all costs will be covered under warranty. 2005 Renault 1.6 petrol for a courtesy car. Did a road tax reg check to get the info. Apparently I have to pay for insurance myself though. Least I won't be out of pocket that much. I'm tempted to start saving more money and get something newer in th...
by raggamuffin
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 9762

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

How could this situation get better? Let me tell you how - the compression test revealed that the head is kaput. 2-3 weeks without the Polo.

Courtesy car in the mean time. Collecting it tomorrow.

Someone put me out my misery please.

Ed
by raggamuffin
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 9762

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

It is what it is. I been speaking to the chap collecting it. He wants it as a project & track day car. Seems to be a Ford enthusiast, so at least it'll be going to a good home. Also means I can use the Puma until the Polo is fixed, which should hopefully be on Tuesday. You know my luck with the proj...
by raggamuffin
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 9762

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

Thanks again for everyones input over the project.

Don't think I'll ever do another car project again after this experience.

Take care all.

Ed
by raggamuffin
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 9762

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

Sold for £532.

£18 less than I originally bought it for.

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Least it's going to an enthusiast. Collecting it next Saturday.

Ed
by raggamuffin
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 9762

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

Standard map on an X reg Puma. I did think a remap might help. I did consider removing the listing so I had a car until the Polo is fixed. However, I'm sticking by my guns and selling the car.

9.5 hours to go.

Ed
by raggamuffin
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 9762

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

Getting a compression test done for good measure too.

Ed

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