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    There is a MX5 up for sale, absolute minter, G reg, immaculate interior with lovely leather seats.

    With a sting in the tail.

    When starts up, plumes of smoke. After a few minutes, smoke goes and works absolutely perfectly well.

    My understanding is that this can only be a sticking valve seal, which should be a very straightforward fix.

    But, there is a nagging doubt.

    Being a minter this is worth over £2K and hard to find in such good body condition.

    Mine for a grand.

    Am I boomed, or uber doomed getting this?

    Fun for the summer, NOT my main drive!

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    Most people would avoid. Good luck with your new purchase!
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    The court heard Darren Upton had written a letter to Judge Sally Cahill QC saying he wasn’t “a typical inmate of prison”.

    But the judge said: “That simply demonstrates your arrogance continues. You are typical. Inmates of prison are people who are dishonest. You are a thoroughly dishonestly man motivated by your own selfish greed.”

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    what colour is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cailin maith View Post
    what colour is it?

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    Wilmslooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow,


    'When starts up, plumes of smoke. After a few minutes, smoke goes and works absolutely perfectly well.

    My understanding is that this can only be a sticking valve seal, which should be a very straightforward fix.
    '


    your understanding or this is what someone told you ?


    Might it also be warn rings ? which expand once the engine is warm and therefore don't let anymore oil into the chamber hence the smoke disappearing ala common condition with Gardners

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    mmm Plan B ...To be a car dealer selling to females

    This weeks cars
    Sporty number in black (christened Billy)
    Jimmy the Mini in Red
    adorable Fred the Audi TT in silver
    The court heard Darren Upton had written a letter to Judge Sally Cahill QC saying he wasn’t “a typical inmate of prison”.

    But the judge said: “That simply demonstrates your arrogance continues. You are typical. Inmates of prison are people who are dishonest. You are a thoroughly dishonestly man motivated by your own selfish greed.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by cailin maith View Post
    what colour is it?
    Silver.

    This is a G reg, so, it was before Silver was common!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilmslow View Post
    Silver.

    This is a G reg, so, it was before Silver was common!
    Buy it!
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    Silver is to 00s as Red was to the 80s. Why do people buy silver cars when every other car is silver?
    The court heard Darren Upton had written a letter to Judge Sally Cahill QC saying he wasn’t “a typical inmate of prison”.

    But the judge said: “That simply demonstrates your arrogance continues. You are typical. Inmates of prison are people who are dishonest. You are a thoroughly dishonestly man motivated by your own selfish greed.”

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    and caitlin's yours


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