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by roberte
Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:13 pm
Forum: Car chat
Topic: Importing a car
Replies: 8
Views: 1285

FOB is Free On Board, i.e. the price of getting it as far as the boat. CIF is carriage, Insurance, Freight - the cost of shipping it to Ireland. Auction prices are usually FOB, you have to pay another 600 odd euro to ship it here. Just don't book holidays for several weeks either side of the landing...
by roberte
Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:52 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission section
Topic: Idling problem
Replies: 19
Views: 3497

Mods

This car sure 'aint standard! The previous owner modified tons of stuff. The auction brokers didn't provide a full translation of the auction report and I ended up with much more than I anticipated (some stuff good, some bad), but that's a whole other day's story! Suffice to say it's got a Tom's ECU...
by roberte
Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission section
Topic: Idling problem
Replies: 19
Views: 3497

Idling problem

Hi, The car had an idling problem before, the revs would sink and the engine would cut out if you took your foot off the accelerator pedal. I put it down to a dud battery and replaced it. It seems however that the problem has returned. I have been reading about how some people say that their engine ...
by roberte
Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:18 pm
Forum: I.C.E & Interior section
Topic: amp power cable
Replies: 10
Views: 2007

Audio cables

Hi,
What was the best way you found to run the other cables to the boot? i.e. Audio and control lines from headunit to amp, speaker cables from amp to front speakers?

In other cars I've put them straight down the middle under the carpet, but they didn't have the driveshaft "hump."

R.
by roberte
Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: I.C.E & Interior section
Topic: ICE-Capable battery
Replies: 9
Views: 1713

2k in total, Rockford Fosgate 500.2 for the sub and a 250w Pioneer 4 way for everything else.
by roberte
Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:06 am
Forum: I.C.E & Interior section
Topic: ICE-Capable battery
Replies: 9
Views: 1713

Ah no, I won't need to move the location, it's the battery terminal size I'm talking about. The jap import batteries have narrow terminals. I found out the hard way when I went to a brake/tyre/battery place to get it changed. They didn't stock them, but recommended going to Southside Automotive for ...
by roberte
Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:43 pm
Forum: I.C.E & Interior section
Topic: ICE-Capable battery
Replies: 9
Views: 1713

The standard battery in my 1.6 is bigger than the one in the Altezza. Even the guy in the motor parts place couldn't believe such a weeny battery cranked a 2L engine. I replaced it with the same type anyway as I needed one in a hurry. I might just swap the one I have from my old car with the one tha...
by roberte
Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:04 pm
Forum: I.C.E & Interior section
Topic: ICE-Capable battery
Replies: 9
Views: 1713

ICE-Capable battery

I'm considering replacing the weedy jap import-sized battery with something a bit more ICE-friendly. Can you recommend any (cheap!) Dublin suppliers for Yellow Top/Stinger batteries, or indeed an online store with shipping that doesn't cost the earth? Anyone replace the narrow battery terminals with...

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