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winners last won the day on December 24 2009

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    Mark
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    Esprit S1 - 1977
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  1. winners

    PCP Deals

    I agree if you have a large deposit a standard structured loan is best. But PCP are cost effective for low deposits. Car manufacturers like them as they shorter the change cycle not because the customer pays the depreciation. Cash for a better deal ended 20+ years ago. Its actually illegal to offer a different price just because of how an asset is funded. Baically fully understand all the options and pick the one that suits your circumstances.
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    PCP Deals

    PCPs are usually set to work bet with a minimal deposit. Historically they were set up to give enough equity over the GFV (final payment) to roughly give the same deposit if the car is part exchanged on the next car. This is why they exist. There are two other options; 1) hand back, which should only be exercised if you have negative equity at the end, in this case you would then "lose" your deposit, but effectively the finance company are clearing your negative equity. 2) Pay the GFV and own the car. As car companies want you to use PCP they usually have a lower rate. If you want to own the car ultimately, to get the best deal use the PCP then set up either a saving plan to clear the GFV in 3 or 4 year or whatever period your PCP is over. Or simply finance the GFV with a low rate personal loan. The down side of an HP is that if the car depreciates more than usual you have no protection other than your rights under consumer finance law.
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    Misfire Diagnosis

    Hi Scott Mine is an S1 so no cats or wonderful thinks such as that. In the end mine appears to have been a cheap rotor arm which was breaking down under heat. Mark
  4. I think the MOT has lost its relevance over the years in any case. It is a very basic test and from a safety point of view; brakes, tyres etc these are areas where any Classic owner would be sorting in any case. It's job in current times is with ensuring owners of 5 -20 year old cars don't scrimp on these areas to save money. As well as policing emissions in the greener world we now live in. For most of us classic owners the MOT was a box ticking exercise for our cars and has never brought any issues up.
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    Misfire Diagnosis

    Did you try a red rotor arm
  6. winners

    Misfire Diagnosis

    The red rotor arm sorted it for me. I to had replaced my rotor arm with one from a local motor factor but the red one from that website sorted it. My symptoms were exactly as yours. If that doesn't work try your fuel pump. But the rotor arm is the cheaper option. I did it the other way round ?
  7. Hi there all I'm running out of adjustment on my gear linkage. I've had to lengthen and shorten the linkage periodically over the years as the engine mounts have done what Esprit engine mounts do! I couldn't get first yesterday, the typical symton I got when the engine mounts were on the way out, but the engine mount has recently been changed, so I put it down to "settling". On trying to adjust (shorten) the linkage I needed to remove the locking nut to be able to shorten the linkage enough to select first. A couple of questions 1. Is there any where else that the length of the linkage can be adjusted and if so how do you get to it 2.Any ideas of what may cause this other than the engine mounts. The linkage "rubbers" are ok Ta Mark
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    Fuel Pump Fitting

    Hi need some advice. I've just ordered a new fuel pump from SJs and asked if it was a straight swap. He said the "one with the banjo fitting needs some thinking about" as that's not a straight swap. I was hoping someone on here had already done some thinking and had a solution!! Thanks Mark
  9. winners

    Misfire Diagnosis

    Where is the fuel pump located? ? I think I'll check mine!
  10. I try that in life and disappointingly it's a short term solution
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    Who used to own this S1?

    Keep seeing cars advertised for big money. It doesn't translate to actual value until someone pays that price. There are so few around it is nothing but speculation trying to find that price people are willing to pay.
  12. Yeah bought a set of punches from Amazon for a couple of quid plus a steady hand...job done.
  13. So here I am with the final part if my interior refit and the damn curved chrome bits of trim are starting to try my patience. Any tips

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