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> Black phase 1 (again), New 145 cloverleaf, same as the old one! (It even smells the same&
SeanQV
post 23rd April 2019 15:23
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It's been a few years since I've had a 145 on the road so i finally bit the bullit and bought a black phase 1 from ebay. I drove it 3 1/2 hrs back to Norwich without issue apart from a distinctly spongy clutch pedal which got gradually worse. Got it home ok and bled the clutch system and the nice clean fluid that sat at the top of the reservoir turned very black. I flushed it through with new fluid and bingo clutch pedal is back and it drives brilliantly.

Next steps are to get it a friend's garage to change all the fluids and inspect the underneath properly when it's on the ramp. Fingers crossed it checks out as I think it should then I'll tackle the paintwork which needs a bit of tlc.

I've got a full set of momo leather seats that I never got round to putting in my old one, so they'll definitely be fitted this time. I am missing the door cards though so if anyone has any or knows someone that has any for sale I'll be extremely interested. I've also got a set of phase 2 teledials which will probably end up on her. Oh yeah I remember taking out the squadra chip from my old one and putting it somewhere for safe keeping. That'll be fun trying to find that at some point.

Other than that I'm just chuffed to have one again.
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JeremyG
post 23rd April 2019 15:40
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Nice, and welcome/welcome back!

I have a 145 of the same age, spec, colour and mileage and watched this one advertised on eBay for a little while. Do you mind me asking what you paid for it in the end???

It looks like a great car - and good news that it got you back all that way with just a soft clutch pedal!
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hazeyblue
post 23rd April 2019 16:33
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Nice one, keep us posted...
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SeanQV
post 23rd April 2019 19:41
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I followed it on eBay for a while as well and was tempted to bid on it but it kept being taken off and put on again and that put me off. The seed was planted though as the one I had on the road was a black P reg cloverleaf which I've wanted to get on the road again. I messaged the seller in the end after doing the sums on how much it would cost me to get my other one one the road again and thought this one was a better starting point as I haven't the time or experience to tackle the work required. In the end I paid 1500 (possibly to much?)with an mot and the guy who carried out the work was a mechanic with experience of working on the 145. So here we are, I drive a van all week so this takes me back and puts a big smile on my face. Just need to work out what to do with my other one as there's a few bits I would like of it but wouldn't want to scrap it either.
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post 23rd April 2019 23:58
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Looks really nice! Keep us updated


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post 24th April 2019 03:52
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QUOTE(SeanQV @ 23rd April 2019 20:41) *
So here we are, I drive a van all week so this takes me back and puts a big smile on my face. Just need to work out what to do with my other one as there's a few bits I would like of it but wouldn't want to scrap it either.


So what work does your old 145 need doing???

And what colour leather interior do you have to fit in the new one?

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post 24th April 2019 08:58
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QUOTE(JeremyG @ 24th April 2019 04:52) *
So what work does your old 145 need doing???

And what colour leather interior do you have to fit in the new one?


My old 145 has been sitting for 4 years which isn't good. It went off the road when my Mum was using it. A brake line or caliper failed. That will obviously need sorting as well as cambelts, variator discs and pads etc. The head lining has sagged and needs some tlc on the paintwork. It probably needs some welding I would think.The clutch is recent in it though! As i said i havent the time or experience to do a restoration on it so i would have to spend a lot in a garage to have the work done so I bought the new one as it's up and running and hopefully only needs some minor things doing.

The leather interior is black.
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