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eBay Bargain: R699JWH #1457425
08/11/2013 22:44
08/11/2013 22:44
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Hi guys,

Took a gamble on eBay with a Porto 20V Turbo listed as spares or repairs http://bit.ly/1b4FkNe

With the car only being 30miles away I decided to have a drive up and see it, speaking to the dealer he informed me that it had an immobiliser fault. Car would spin over fine but not fire up, no injector light or code light.

However there was no Red Key present or alarm fob which set alarm bells ringing, I quick investigation revealed a snapped bonnet cable and a very suspicious looking yellow connector of death.

Not wanting to fix the car and have the seller realist it as working condition I left and decided to take a gamble..

Long story short arrived to pick the car up tonight armed with an A-frame just incase the worst case scenario was true.

Money and paperwork exchanged, went outside and rejiggeled the Yellow connector
Car fired up straight away and promptly left before the angry salesman stoodby in disbelief became emotional!

The only downside is I have no history for the car, but having only had 2 owners from new, the last since 2002 coupled to the fact it is IMMACULATE and all the vital parts have been wax-oiled someone has looked after it.

Other than that the car has driven home fine, holds 3bar+ oil pressure on hot idle and is in much better condition than my existing P-reg Sprinty

If anyone knows any history on R699JWH (supplied new to Zenith Car Leasing) it would be much appreciated!

Now... I'm off to convince the other half to let me keep both Coupes... *ahem*

Last edited by jatkin; 08/11/2013 22:45.
Re: eBay Bargain: R699JWH [Re: jatkin] #1457428
08/11/2013 22:57
08/11/2013 22:57
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Nicely done, good skills

Re: eBay Bargain: R699JWH [Re: jatkin] #1457431
08/11/2013 23:49
08/11/2013 23:49
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Brilliant!!!


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Re: eBay Bargain: R699JWH [Re: jatkin] #1457432
09/11/2013 01:00
09/11/2013 01:00
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S. Wales. Way beyond my means
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3 bar at hot idle sounds amazing to me. You lucky sod. shocked

Jealousy kicks in evil

Fair play though mate sounds like a bargain.

Last edited by Gripped; 09/11/2013 01:03.
Re: eBay Bargain: R699JWH [Re: jatkin] #1457438
09/11/2013 04:10
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Hahaha, well done. Enjoy!

Re: eBay Bargain: R699JWH [Re: jatkin] #1457439
09/11/2013 05:13
09/11/2013 05:13
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Kent
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nice one! Looks in good condition.

Re: eBay Bargain: R699JWH [Re: jatkin] #1457445
09/11/2013 07:46
09/11/2013 07:46
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Bulgaria
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Very well done.


lost in space
Re: eBay Bargain: R699JWH [Re: jatkin] #1457447
09/11/2013 08:48
09/11/2013 08:48
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Great effort there!

If in doubt with no history it'd be prudent to get the belts done. Otherwise enjoy!!

Re: eBay Bargain: R699JWH [Re: jatkin] #1457451
09/11/2013 09:01
09/11/2013 09:01
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Cornwall
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Ha ha! well done for getting one over on a dealer, it's good to redress the balance now and then. Make sure you give them a friendly wave whenever you drive past.


Horsing around's a serious business.
Re: eBay Bargain: R699JWH [Re: jatkin] #1457454
09/11/2013 09:11
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Great story, don't be bullied by your other half to get rid. When I've bought stuff back I just waited out the storm and said I've got it now too much hastle to get rid! Haha

Re: eBay Bargain: R699JWH [Re: jatkin] #1457457
09/11/2013 09:15
09/11/2013 09:15
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Thanks for the comments guys, The other half is a bit of a car pervert too and thinks I should donate one of the coupes to her!

I suppose it would get me out of a Christmas present and it would still be sat on the drive laugh

Last edited by jatkin; 09/11/2013 09:17.
Re: eBay Bargain: R699JWH [Re: jatkin] #1457458
09/11/2013 09:37
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Sounds like a plan!

Re: eBay Bargain: R699JWH [Re: jatkin] #1457459
09/11/2013 09:46
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What's the yellow connector. Off
death


Living the dream
Re: eBay Bargain: R699JWH [Re: jatkin] #1457468
09/11/2013 11:13
09/11/2013 11:13
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Horsham, West Sussex
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"Yellow connector of death" is the fuel pump earth and power feed. It is located to the right of the main fuse consol on the drivers side (R/H/D) About an 1" wide and 2" long.


Ex owner of F14T LE - Vinci Grey LE
Re: eBay Bargain: R699JWH [Re: jatkin] #1457469
09/11/2013 11:46
09/11/2013 11:46
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S. Wales. Way beyond my means
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I have submitted a freedom of information request to Fiat requiring full details of the fatalities and serious injuries caused by the so called " connector of death." I plan to share the article with the forum once published in the daily mail.


Yours sincerely

A concerned owner
rolleyes

Last edited by Gripped; 09/11/2013 11:47.
Re: eBay Bargain: R699JWH [Re: Gripped] #1457470
09/11/2013 11:47
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Re: eBay Bargain: R699JWH [Re: jatkin] #1457495
09/11/2013 17:46
09/11/2013 17:46
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ashington, northumberland
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So it was you who snaggled it from me grr laugh

To be honest, I missed the end time. I was going to have a punt at it as I had the same hunch as you but didn't want to send the seller a message mentioning it, just in case he did what you said he might of done, but hey ho I missed it anyway, you snooze you lose as they say laugh


Re: eBay Bargain: R699JWH [Re: swin] #1457500
09/11/2013 18:04
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I was bidding on that aswell,made him an offer,if the buyer didn't come through etc

Nice one

Re: eBay Bargain: R699JWH [Re: jatkin] #1457550
10/11/2013 09:48
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Awesome work mate!! You make a valid point about gifting her the car. Depending upon how the finances work in your house, give her the one that needs the most work, and you can gladly take it out on regular test drives, but when that turbo dies...or doesnt...be sure she replaces it with a GTX laugh

Re: eBay Bargain: R699JWH [Re: jatkin] #1457554
10/11/2013 10:04
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That would simply backfire on me, when she inevitably breaks something I'll still be expected to finance and carry out its repairs!

Re: eBay Bargain: R699JWH [Re: jatkin] #1457558
10/11/2013 11:05
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Well done on this, I looked and looked and was put off by the distance in the end.

Re: eBay Bargain: R699JWH [Re: jatkin] #1457580
10/11/2013 16:08
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Ahh, well still hats off to you sir!

Re: eBay Bargain: R699JWH [Re: jatkin] #1457585
10/11/2013 17:35
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That's a good tale. I hadn't bid but was very interested in this.

Does amaze me really. My green coupe was a cheap email steal. Owner mentioned that the engine was making a ticking noise, turbo had been replaced to try and cure it!!

Noise disappeared after idling for 10 minutes, suspected hydraulic tappet or manifold.

Was not even a cracked manifold. The manifold had not been tightened up properly to the head.

Like bargains like this, nice one.

Re: eBay Bargain: R699JWH [Re: jatkin] #1458166
14/11/2013 22:51
14/11/2013 22:51
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As she stands as of today, now registered J7TKN

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Last edited by jatkin; 14/11/2013 23:00.
Re: eBay Bargain: R699JWH [Re: jatkin] #1656439
18/03/2022 18:40
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Bit of a thread resurrection but I've just spotted this on YouTube and then found this thread.

R699 JWH


F****** b****** thing...
Re: eBay Bargain: R699JWH [Re: jatkin] #1656445
18/03/2022 22:30
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Re: eBay Bargain: R699JWH [Re: jatkin] #1656455
19/03/2022 10:29
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Had a wee smile at the pins on the bonnet, laugh haven’t seen that for a while, apart from the rally cars that actually need them .


I'm an old git & happy with it,most of the time
Re: eBay Bargain: R699JWH [Re: jimboy] #1656460
19/03/2022 20:16
19/03/2022 20:16
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Pontefract, West Yorkshire
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Originally Posted by jimboy
Had a wee smile at the pins on the bonnet, laugh haven’t seen that for a while, apart from the rally cars that actually need them .


No need with a metal bonnet but I do keep wondering about putting some on mine because the fibreglass one does bounce a little at motorway speeds when near other vehicles.


Andy

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Re: eBay Bargain: R699JWH [Re: andyps] #1656461
19/03/2022 20:58
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The ones on the Coupe were just for show crazy


I'm an old git & happy with it,most of the time
Re: eBay Bargain: R699JWH [Re: jatkin] #1656605
25/03/2022 21:15
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Got some rust under the arches plus some dents that need sorting. Are those seats that Nigel used to recommend from a Hyundai Coupe?


997 C4S

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