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Diesel SE5A

Postby scimdiesel » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:47 pm

I'm in a 2 or 3 minds at the moment and MOT time of the year is here. I've driven the scimitar Just 300 miles this year! Sell/ Scrap/ keep

She's a 5a, TAx free, BMW 2.5 TD straight 6.

Because I know the car is very far from concourse condition, and finding 2 people wanting the car may be difficult, bidding on ebay may be slow, also the sort of tyre kickers and questions I'm likely to attract, I haven't the patience for. I'm considering breaking it. There are some goodies on the car

JAG powerloc LSD
Good chromed bumpers
All Poly bushed
15" wolfrace with Good Avon 205-65-15 tyres
Spax Single adjustable front dampers and double adjustable rears
BMW 3 series (E30) head lamps
2.5tD BMW engine, 5 speed Manual Gearbox to match,
Towbar
Straight though 2.5" stainless exhaust pipe.
Engine is all approved on the v5

Bad points

Interior was wet and moldy when I bought the car so I ripped out most of the carpets. The dash is saggy, I sprayed the car about 8 years back, various scraped in the garage and the suns rays have done its best to attack the paint.. It looks OK form a few fee vack but up close there is some micro blistering and a few buts of crazing. My engine installation

If your interesed in fitting a diesel in your car then you may want to have a serious think about buying my Engine, boxm, Prop, fuel tank with diesel swirl pot, exhaust, complete engine loom etc to fit in your car...

Engines a lone sell for 300 + and are useless without the wiring, ECU and immobiliser etc. Even the rustiest Omega or series make 500+ because these engines are in demand because they suffer death when in range rovers.

Or if you fancy the whole car I'm open to sensible offers
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Re: Diesel SE5A any interest?

Postby scimjim » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:04 pm

What's a sensible offer Tony? Looking to replace my motorway smoker (406 estate HDi).
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Re: Diesel SE5A any interest?

Postby avaconirl » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:27 pm

That looks like an intresting conversion i am in ireland and am not in a position to buy this car but do you have any photos of the car and or the conversion. If you have and are able to post or pm them that would be great.
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Re: Diesel SE5A any interest?

Postby scimjim » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:30 pm

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Re: Diesel SE5A any interest?

Postby scimdiesel » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:42 pm

I'll take some photos on thurs when I dig it out for the not.

I'm not sure if I'd want to exchange the refinement of a 406, for a 40 year old scimitar for motorway smokin!. I forgot to say its go new ebg green pads on the front and has a disc conversion on the rear.
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Re: Diesel SE5A any interest?

Postby scimjim » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:57 pm

scimdiesel wrote:I'm not sure if I'd want to exchange the refinement of a 406, for a 40 year old scimitar for motorway smokin!

oh I would! 2000+ miles in SCV over the past few months has been great fun (if a little noisy with no front boxes) - but I can't afford the fuel bills at the moment (hence the 406) so a Scimega diseasel is the perfect answer :D

Anyone after a battered 406 HDi estate? :D
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Re: Diesel SE5A any interest?

Postby avaconirl » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:31 am

That looks like a good conversion,very tight but it all fits. That is food for thought for me. Thanks for the post.
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Re: Diesel SE5A any interest?

Postby lozzzzzz » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:46 am

I'd be very interested in buying if i didn't have my own project on the go. I remember reading about yor car in PPC, it's an awesome conversion, i wanted it then and i still want it, but couldn't justify having it now.

I do hope it goes whole!

Good luck selling it
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Re: Diesel SE5A any interest?

Postby philhoward » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:38 am

Go on, Jim - you know you want it...

Tony - PM me a price if Jim doesn't have it...
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Re: Diesel SE5A any interest?

Postby scimdiesel » Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:07 pm

Christ alive! I've PM's coming in all the time. Maybe it would gain some Ebay interest!

I always work on a first come first served basis. I also will not sell to a person unless they have seen it. I want any buyer to see the car understand what they are buying. There is no Haynes Manual for the conversion.

Since you probably own a scimitar I'm sure you appreciate there "Special ness".

I'd also Like to the chance to explain various stuff before the buyer takes it away. Details like The read disks are for a rover 820 and the calipers are off a Golf 4.

The car has hardly been used for ages and it comes with no warrentees Buyer beware etc. If I was to be motorway blasting I'd do a few things.

The car and I car in Milton Keynes, evening viewings on week nights, this weekend we are likelty to be away, I think! weather permitting, in the camper with the family before the tax expires and winter freezes the northern hemisphere,

I'm looking for £1000, I know I've spent gazillions on it over the years lost! Best not to dwell on these things!


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Re: Diesel SE5A any interest?

Postby scimdiesel » Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:15 pm

I've been asked about what it would take to make it a daily drive. I'd drive it to scotland tomorrow without fear of breakdown. I'd probably get the tyres ballanced if I had a few days notice.

I used the car daily 50 miles a day most days for work a few years back. No problems, like all old cars there was some fettleing but not much.
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Re: Diesel SE5A any interest?

Postby scimjim » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:33 pm

I'm very interested - just seeing if I can move some funds around!
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Current: SE5 (8Ball), 1600 SS1 (G97), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
Chief mechanic for: SE6a (Katrina), 1400EFi SS1 (Grawpy), Sabre/MX5 auto (The Flying Broomstick), 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), TI SS1 (snotty), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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Re: Diesel SE5A any interest?

Postby shaggy » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:07 pm

I'm very interested too , sound like just what I've been looking for.
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Re: Diesel SE5A any interest?

Postby scimdiesel » Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:02 pm

It passed the mot. I have done a lot of thinking. I really feel that this car has been so much more than that to me. When I drive it to the mot place I remembered why I love it so much. Will a grand off the credit card and a space on the drive make me smile like when I use the car. No. Insurance 125, nil tax and 42 Mot is not much to pay for the added security if a spare car and the pleasure it brings when I use it. I'm sorry if The intersted people are annoyed about my change of heart. Sorry. I have taken some photos but will take a few more of the conversion and put them on a photo bucket for those wanting to see. Again sorry for raising hopes
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Re: Diesel SE5A any interest?

Postby Gemini Bob » Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:22 pm

I would have been more suprised if you had sold it Tony, as you say the car costs about £3 a week to keep it as a spare and what can you get for that these days :wink: I also think you have something that is different from the rest and as such is worth keeping for that reason alone, if I had been better off I would have bit your hand off at the asking price and used it as a run about :)
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