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My name is Dave I am 30 and hail from the South Herts area, I have just bought my little 99 V reg Seat Arosa 1.0S from a Seat dealership today as my new daily hack and wow its the little big car that can :D

I do like my cars and in my 12 years of driving I started of with a

82 Ford Fiesta - 1.1 3dr in beige and have had since then

81 Ford Escort estate 1.3 on a w reg (the old prefex style if anyone knows what that is lol)

86 Vauxhall Nova - 1.2 3dr in blue

85 Austin Montego - van 1.3 in navy blue

86 Vauxhall Nova - 1.2 3dr in white

94 Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 5dr in white modified

92 Volkswagen Golf 1.3 3dr in grey

90 Toyota MR2 Turbo (this was my first real pride and joy about 270bhp) 2.0 SW20 shape in black modified JDM style

96 Honda Civic EG shape (daily hack) 1.3 3dr in green

00 Toyota MR2 UK NA 2.0 Sonic Shadow (black over silver) modified

90 Mazda MX5 1.6 now belongs to BBR turbo as their Demo car (220bhp out of a 1.6)

96 Toyota MR2 Turbo - (Bought April 2010 - I still have this as its currently my pride and joy and soon to be running about 320bhp hopefully) SW20 shape, White and Modified JDM style

98 Pug 306 D Turbo (daily hack) - 1.9 3dr in grey

94 Citreon AX (my girlfriends car as i was getting it ready for her to take away to uni - but my daily runner till yesterday) 1.0 3dr in Blue and now i have

99 Seat Arosa 1.0S 3dr in yellow



Hopefully i will get to know you over the time being here and get to know more about this cracking little cars, but i am sure this wont stay like this for too long lol and considering i only paid £800 and have lots of paperwork from servicing history and every MOT since it needed them i am not complaining

Dave :D

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thanks guys and i would think more than likely i will be doing a few little touches to it i really just cant help myself lol

here are few pics of other cars i have modified (mr2s and there spec)

my 1990 revision 1 Toyota mr2 turbo (import)


my 2000 Toyota revision 5 mr2 na (UK car)


my 1996 Revision 3 Toyota mr2 turbo (import)



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Thanks guys the white one is my current pride and joy and hopefully next year I should be around 320bhp at the fly about 290 @ the wheels. As you can see I like to tinker but I am just as hot on my maintenance so the first will be a real good service and clean, I am going to be possible driving about 2000 miles a month so with looking around I will want to find out what's my best lowering option without loosing to much of the comfort and a good set of rims too

Dave :D

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I do have a few question though I have just covered 645miles in it since yesturday morning and when i was half way through the journey i seemed to of lost my clutch pedal but was able to change into some gears by rev range matching and some times there is a clutch but you really have to mash the clutch pedal right into the carpet and then some

Is there an adjustment for the clutch pedal for pre load on the pedal?

How long should a original clutch last? As i think it might be the original one with 72000 miles on it!

As it should be easy enough to fit (as well as want to do the cambelt and service too) so where is the best place to buy parts?

Is there any recommended specialist or garages near me?

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Could be pedal box mate, does the pedal seem to have dropped?

dude thanks for the heads up after looking more into this it seems more than likely it is but i wont know till tomorrow after i get the car to work as that's where my tools are.... doh!

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