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Old 28 November 2006, 21:33   #11
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Obviously as compelled as you are to be an obnoxious git with nothing better to do than attack people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cod, that was more than three exclamation marks...
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Old 03 December 2006, 03:34   #12
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Yamaha HPDI

Yamaha 150 HPDI - direct long term experience (same block as 200 HPDI)
Fairly bombproof as engine, a couple of incidental faults but we have had 10 of these engines over the last 6 years. Each one has had between 1500 and 2300 hours before being moved on or boat sold. I am aware that some of the engines sold to other commercial operators are still workng well. Servicing helps - fairly easy for the season and the obvious bits in he winter sort out
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Old 04 December 2006, 06:40   #13
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if you ever want to sell the alfa then let me know as we are in search for a car that is fun reliable spacious and very very economical

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Old 04 December 2006, 09:08   #14
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if you ever want to sell the alfa then let me know as we are in search for a car that is fun reliable spacious and very very economical
Yet another sterotype. My Alfa 75 was bought in 1994 with 30,000 miles on it. It now has 175,000 miles and never broke down once - it also has NO rust!!! It was pretty good on fuel(2l twin spark) - handled like a dream and was FUN to drive. Also plenty of room inside. I won't get rid of it because it's the last of the RWD Alfas!!!

I also had a few of the 156s on hire - 15,000 miles in 6 weeks and then they would go back. They were far more fun to drive than the Audis and VWs I also had and at the end of 6 weeks of very hard abuse they hadn't "gone off" quite so much.
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what sterotype are you referring to in my post? personally i like alfas
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Yet another sterotype. My Alfa 75 was bought in 1994 with 30,000 miles on it. It now has 175,000 miles and never broke down once - it also has NO rust!!! It was pretty good on fuel(2l twin spark) - handled like a dream and was FUN to drive. Also plenty of room inside. I won't get rid of it because it's the last of the RWD Alfas!!!

I also had a few of the 156s on hire - 15,000 miles in 6 weeks and then they would go back. They were far more fun to drive than the Audis and VWs I also had and at the end of 6 weeks of very hard abuse they hadn't "gone off" quite so much.
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what sterotype are you referring to in my post? personally i like alfas
Whoops sorry - thought you were being sarky!!!
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actually i do like alfas, but i have learned that if i want an item that is faster, more reliable, better for towing, better for off roading, better handling, cheaper, cleaner, smoother, more economical etc etc then it would seem easier to buy one of your items as they always seem to come out top no matter what the competition.

thinking of letting the TD5 go and getting a nice little diesel estate or galaxy or such like
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I also had a few of the 156s on hire - 15,000 miles in 6 weeks and then they would go back.....
Did the hire company supply you with loads of cans of engine oil before you took it away?
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Did the hire company supply you with loads of cans of engine oil before you took it away?
Didn't use a drop - more than can be said for the VW Golfs I had. My 175,000 mile twin spark didn't use much oil either.
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