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View Poll Results: What has your Renault cost you this Year
zero - 500 188 40.96%
500 - 1000 153 33.33%
1000 - 2000 82 17.86%
2000 - 4000 24 5.23%
more than 4000 7 1.53%
don't know / don't care 5 1.09%
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post #141 of 330 (permalink) Old 17th April 2008
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1.2 Punto - That i wrote off in a crash and a 1.7 Punto TDSX that i got for 100 and was going to cost 800+ to pass its MOT. so i thought i'd just buy something else but that doesn't seam to have worked
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It'll work out soon. My mate had a simlar situation, he went through 3 or 4 cars before he got a decent one. Pot luck at times.
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Originally Posted by Mike11 View Post
Pot luck at times.
Tis true, tis true, but some are born lucky. My sister doesn't know where to put oil or water, but her last three cars have been a Mini and two Astras. Total purchase cost around 1200. Total maintenance cost somewhat lower than that. Total years' motoring? Twelve.

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post #144 of 330 (permalink) Old 19th April 2008
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Precisely why I bought an older Vauxhall. Cheaps as buttons to fix, that is when they go wrong. I'll say no more as I don't want to tempt fate

The Vauxhall Cavalier - one of the safest cars you'll bump into
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Originally Posted by madnoel10 View Post
Whilst worm-drive clips are easy for the DIY mechanic they can have serious failings due to corrosion and pressure - definitely not recommended in the marine or aviation environment. They are totally useless when it comes to small bore applications and as already stated the area under the worm gets little or compression thus leaving a risk for leaks
There is also the possibility of stripping the worm if overtightened and the fitter may fail to notice as it is hidden from view
I use the industrial stainless ones my Dad uses on food machinery, which is often sited in a very unforgiving environment - they're fairly expensive, but well worth it since they haven't rusted away when you need to undo them.

They're also so sturdy I can't imagine the threads stripping, even with repeated use.

I hadn't thought of the unequal pressure issue, although I've never had anything I've done a jubilee clip up on leak, so I'm not too worried about it.

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