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#1623825 - 11/08/2018 19:37 New coupe 20vt l.e owner 205.
20vtDanV Offline
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Registered: 09/08/2018
Posts: 50
Loc: Sunny Nottingham
Hi all, been around coupes for years now with my uncle - paul_v owning a few very nice examples including this L.E I have managed to pull his arm and persuade him to sell me, extensive history and very well maintained by Paul & Steve ( also a forum member )
Looking forward to learning the know and keeping this a very well kept example.

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#1623831 - 11/08/2018 22:08 Re: New coupe 20vt l.e owner 205. [Re: 20vtDanV]
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Registered: 04/03/2007
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Loc: Auld Reekie
Hi and welcome to the forum and coupe ownership Dan
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#1623833 - 12/08/2018 02:08 Re: New coupe 20vt l.e owner 205. [Re: Edinburgh]
Theresa Offline
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Hi and welcome smile

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#1623853 - 12/08/2018 17:01 Re: New coupe 20vt l.e owner 205. [Re: 20vtDanV]
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Loc: france
Hi and welcome.

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#1623861 - 12/08/2018 17:32 Re: New coupe 20vt l.e owner 205. [Re: 20vtDanV]
20vtDanV Offline
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Thanks guys, looking forward to picking it up this week smile

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#1623940 - 13/08/2018 21:20 Re: New coupe 20vt l.e owner 205. [Re: 20vtDanV]
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Welcome to the forum and Coupe ownership. If you need any help with insurance before you driver club members get a 15% discount with Hagarty thumb

Have there been modifications to your new LE?

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#1623968 - 14/08/2018 11:17 Re: New coupe 20vt l.e owner 205. [Re: Gunzi]
20vtDanV Offline
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Hi bud that’s very handy to know,
It’s pretty much standard apart from a stainless exhaust system, flea map, I didn’t want a heavily modded one as I want something that will hopefully hold its value and a good example. It’s known on here so that’s why I opted to purchase it as well as the extensive history with it.

First run out last night and loved it only niggle is the bonnet cable isn’t working it’s like the new cable hasn’t got enough tension to undone is there any adjustment on the cable to tension it ? Cheers - Dan

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#1623981 - 14/08/2018 17:34 Re: New coupe 20vt l.e owner 205. [Re: 20vtDanV]
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You might find this howto useful

Better to get acquainted with it sooner than later in case it gives out on you at a very inconvenient moment...
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#1623994 - 14/08/2018 21:21 Re: New coupe 20vt l.e owner 205. [Re: 20vtDanV]
20vtDanV Offline
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I've managed to get it to tension up however I carnt get it to do the first pop when you pull the inside leaver, some one has to be on the bonnet lifting it as the other is pulling the cable if that makes sense ?

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#1624005 - 15/08/2018 00:20 Re: New coupe 20vt l.e owner 205. [Re: 20vtDanV]
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It sounds like the straight section of the spring - the bit you see in the hole when the bonnet's up - isn't being moved (pulled) far enough to the left to allow the first pop to occur.

If it's tensioned up as you say then you've likely got the grille off, so while you have, stick a spacer on the flange where the cable hoop goes around to give it a tad more tension, then try opening the bonnet.

Needless to say if it's over-tensioned the bonnet won't actually close properly, not something you want to run the risk of flying open, especially if you are tempted onto track..... blush
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#1624019 - 15/08/2018 20:04 Re: New coupe 20vt l.e owner 205. [Re: 20vtDanV]
20vtDanV Offline
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Awesome info, I've tensioned it up more for the time being, will have to have a deeper look at the weekend, the bonnet closes solid I've tugged it firmly to ensure it's locked into position, so I assume I'm safe?

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#1624021 - 15/08/2018 20:15 Re: New coupe 20vt l.e owner 205. [Re: 20vtDanV]
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Yep, pretty much trial and error.

Btw, if you go to My Stuff/Edit Profile you can add your model number to go under your forum name.....handy for anyone to answer questions.

Although I suppose the clue is in your forum name laugh
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#1624025 - 15/08/2018 20:23 Re: New coupe 20vt l.e owner 205. [Re: 20vtDanV]
20vtDanV Offline
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Loc: Sunny Nottingham
Yeah. Just worried it'll fly up the bonnet weighs a bloody ton !
Thanks for the Info though bud really appreciate it...
Will get onto that good shout smile

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#1624026 - 15/08/2018 21:19 Re: New coupe 20vt l.e owner 205. [Re: 20vtDanV]
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If you can't yank it up then you've likely got it in a safe position.
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#1624403 - 27/08/2018 17:10 Re: New coupe 20vt l.e owner 205. [Re: 20vtDanV]
20vtDanV Offline
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Registered: 09/08/2018
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Loc: Sunny Nottingham
Am I being daft ? When I check the cars oil up to temp fans kicking in turn it off leave for ten mins and check it seems low once it's cooled right down and been sitting the level is some what normal when's best to check the oil on these things ? And help ?

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#1624407 - 27/08/2018 19:13 Re: New coupe 20vt l.e owner 205. [Re: 20vtDanV]
magooagain Offline
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When oil has drained down into the sump. So cold. Turn the stick once or twice before removing to get a sure reading.
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#1624414 - 27/08/2018 21:35 Re: New coupe 20vt l.e owner 205. [Re: 20vtDanV]
20vtDanV Offline
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Thought so, just see many advise checking when warm baffled me to be fair.

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#1624437 - 28/08/2018 12:44 Re: New coupe 20vt l.e owner 205. [Re: 20vtDanV]
Paul_V Offline
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Registered: 25/11/2006
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Loc: Costa Del Sawley
You can check the oil when warm providing you give at least 10 - 15 minutes for it to settle. I've mainly done it this way and the reading on the dipstick has hardly ever differed compared to cold.

Obviously there will be a slight difference as say to leaving it overnight but it will be very marginal in my experience.

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#1624448 - 28/08/2018 16:27 Re: New coupe 20vt l.e owner 205. [Re: 20vtDanV]
Brilly1uk Offline
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Registered: 20/04/2012
Posts: 1816
Loc: Glos
Welcome to the delights of Coupe ownership Dan
Nice looking Le you have got your hands on. cool
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