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PostSubject: Greetings from Malta!   Greetings from Malta! EmptyTue Aug 21, 2012 4:33 am

I'm Dave. Hi people Very Happy

I am the proud owner of an E10 Corolla Diesel; its been in my family longer than I have, and after passing my driving test my dad gave it to me. Granted, it was a pile of scrap and hadn't been serviced in......wait for it.......12 years. But I was overjoyed Smile I've had it for just about 7 months, in which I've fixed it up as much as I could.

This is before I fixed it up:

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Then I had an accident involving a loose handbrake cable, a slippery road and unbalanced brakes. Basically, the car skidded into a wall outside my house. The bumper was destroyed, as were the bonnet and lights. The insurance marked it as a wreck but since it was insured full, I got 1000 euro to fix it up. Sooo I bought all the parts imitation and cheap (30 euros a bumper) and took it to my dad's trusted panel beater. This guy completely messed up everything. Not only did he respray everything with the wrong paint, he even denied doing so. He had resprayed the passenger door, front and rear bumper and left and right wings. I still have paint splatters all over the trim and basically anything black. The wings and bonnet aren't aligned so the side lights and headlamps don't fit at all.

Anyway, here it is now:

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You might have noticed the bumper started peeling the moment the warm weather started. The sprayer said it wasn't his fault, he just didn't sand it down before spraying -_-

Here's the misaligned wing:

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The interior is a mess since its been taking me and my brothers to school and back for all its life, so I fit some seat covers and cleaned it the best I could. I also fitted power windows and LEDs under the dash.


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It's about to hit 100,000 miles and its still running beautifully, despite being neglected all its life. I'm gonna try make it last at least another 5 years, so i'm taking care of it.


Anyway, that's it from my side. Hope you found my rambling mildly interesting. Now, I'm open to any suggestions with regards to mods of any sort Smile

Cheers

Dave



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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Malta!   Greetings from Malta! EmptyTue Aug 21, 2012 6:49 am

ohh goody another diesel car any engine bay pics bro.

and its ok these things happen.if u try hard you would get it into shape slowly and gradually.but when u do get it into shape this car would be a keeper but remember to wash and oil the undercarriage of the car monthly to prevent rusting.and you would be good to go

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Malta!   Greetings from Malta! EmptyTue Aug 21, 2012 7:56 am

Thanks for the reply, will do as soon as possible Smile

I have to build it up slowly, I'm a student with very little funds! However, I was considering fitting a turbo. I know that the Toyota Carina had a 2 litre Turbo diesel, and I was hoping to cannibalize that turbo.

Till then, I'm focussing on sorting out the mess my panel beater did. Meaning bumpers and possible respray.

Also, thanks for the tip about the undercarriage. I didn't know that and I will put it into effect as soon as I can.

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Malta!   Greetings from Malta! EmptyTue Aug 21, 2012 8:21 am

First of all welcome to the club.

Secondly what a great read Very Happy so nice to see the car has been in family so long and passed down through generation.

thirdly, it looks tonnes better now than when u got it in the first pics Very Happy

forthly well done that man Very Happy Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Malta!   Greetings from Malta! EmptyTue Aug 21, 2012 8:47 am

The car is older than you?? Shocked

But it certainly does it's job well of reliable a to b transportation! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Malta!   Greetings from Malta! EmptyTue Aug 21, 2012 8:53 am



Thanks @knite Smile It was going to be scrapped but I persuaded my parents to go for a second hand Lexus 220d rather than a new Auris. We have a scrappage scheme here that encourages you to put your old car as a deposit on a new car. But I liked the Corolla too much to let them get rid of it! Too many memories Smile


@gold94corolla yep its a year older than me Smile Parents bought it brand new from the showroom in 92, I'm still 19 so there you have it! Like I said, I grew up in this car and I kinda assumed it would be my first

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Malta!   Greetings from Malta! EmptyTue Aug 21, 2012 9:51 am

hello and welcome. First and foremost congrats on passing and you picked the best car to get handed down to you, wise choice, it will never breakdown on you...

the diesel (2C engine) is an awesome machine, i bought one after it been parked for 3 years and it fired up first time (with a new battery)...

the first thing i would recommend is you do a full service on it including changing the fuel filter on it.

with it being the hatch it was limited to europe and NZ, but there are afew nicely modified ones out there.

there are alot of mods available out there for the corolla.

i know what its like being a student and having a car and trying to modify it... if you are careful with your money then anything is achievable (i say this because i have a 3sge corolla Twisted Evil )

we are all here to help, so if you need any info at all, dont hesitate to ask Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Malta!   Greetings from Malta! EmptyTue Aug 21, 2012 10:13 am

gold94corolla wrote:
The car is older than you?? Shocked

But it certainly does it's job well of reliable a to b transportation! Very Happy

I was born in 94, my car was a 93, so he's not the only one Razz

But welcome dude! Always love a good read with an intro. Props to you for sticking with the car, that's the reason I stuck with mine, too much history in the family to let it go Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Malta!   Greetings from Malta! EmptyTue Aug 21, 2012 10:16 am

Just goes to show that these cars are getting old lol....
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Malta!   Greetings from Malta! EmptyWed Aug 22, 2012 3:50 am

Hi Dave, welcome aboard! Nice rolla indeed, here in NL we have lots of hatchbacks and there's lots of parts to put on Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Malta!   Greetings from Malta! EmptyWed Aug 22, 2012 5:09 am

hi welcome mate

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