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#41 OFFLINE   Tony

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 02:52 PM

Welcome back..... Reads like you've had a catalogue of problems but more monitory than mechanical..... The Cayenne is great value and full of toys but they are high maintenance and drinks fuel like there's a hole in the tank.



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Posted 31 May 2017 - 06:59 PM

After the "rotary fuel disposal unit", I think any V8 is almost justifiable and I'd like to have a car with that kind of sound and feel and torque at least once.

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 07:01 PM

Well it's the one to go for then.... Have you test driven one yet?



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Posted 04 June 2017 - 06:42 PM

Not yet, I know it will be more sedate than the Panamera that the older brother hoons about in. He went for the turbo version so his is a 500bhp job. I couldn't afford the turbo cayenne it triples the price on the nearest available on to an S, which will probably make procrastinate longer, I always struggle with knowing there's a more powerful version of the same model, if I'm looking at the middle one.

I always wished that my E30 was a 325 after I had the 320. (no M3 though - LHD and price)



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 07:48 AM

If its burning too much oil it will eat cats


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 07:56 AM

Good point..



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 06:29 PM

It's not burning too much oil, they are designed to consume oil to lubricate the rotor seals, it actually has a metering pump for this. My oil problem was a burp - the breather tube delivers oil into the intake.

Since then I've had another problem anyway. The aircon compressor is binding and stalling it at tickover, so I'm even more motivated to source a slightly more normal motor.

Dilemma now is, how much work do I want to do to make a good sale, or do I prefer to 'spares or repair' it?

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 06:33 PM

I think it would be worth more as a driver. Just confess the air-con issue in the description.



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:44 PM

Or fix the air con. . Especially as it's nice and hot the last couple of days

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:53 PM

I've just had that moment of clarity where the last few bills are looking like a few hundred quid every time I drive the car. The annoying thing about the aircon is that it delivers lovely frosty air, but the compressor is strangling the engine, apparently it's quite common of it's age.
I might even ask the local Mazda stealer to quote me for it.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:10 PM

I do love the sound of a wankel engine :D

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:34 AM

Wasn't they used in aircraft in bygone days?