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Re: My first Cali - All original SE5
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2013, 21:55:52 PM »
Looks nice mate, i'd stick with the 8v, mine has very little in the way of maintenance and starts every time. Every other engine type I've had has given me problems even when maintained well.

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Re: My first Cali - All original SE5
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2013, 11:11:26 AM »
Thank you all for the kind comments! glad you all like it as much as i do =)

It has Steinmetz plaques on the inside of the door sill so i believe the kit is original, the splitter also has steinmetz written on the corners.. not sure really.

I think i'll take all you guys advice, i'll stick with the 8v, dont want to tear it to bits really. In the next month i'll be having it fully serviced (?140) from there i'll sort new panel filter and exhaust. I know that i won't get massive amounts of power out of it, but i am actually very happy to gradually spend thousands on it. If it results in better handling, slight power gains, smoother delivery and better reliability then i'll be happy.

Haha don't worry i won't crash it, got 4 years no claims never had a crash, i'm sensible (ish) xD

And yeah i'm up for Billing! how do i go about putting my name down guys?

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Re: My first Cali - All original SE5
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2013, 11:36:08 AM »
That is a luvly example of a calibra matey  8)

and if your coming up from a 1.0 Nova the 8v will probably keep you well entertained for a long time haha, my 8v was my first car but couldn't insure it till i moved to Germany, I had to drive  a 1.3 escort till then and the cali blew my mind after that haha  :P plus i found it faster than a mk4 astra SRi witch i briefly owned as mad as that sounds ( worst cars ever don't ever go eco-tec  ( my opinion) )

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Re: My first Cali - All original SE5
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2013, 12:08:44 PM »
And yeah i'm up for Billing! how do i go about putting my name down guys?
Good news, all the info is found here fella
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Re: My first Cali - All original SE5
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2013, 13:19:40 PM »
Thank you mate =) yeah it's a wee bit faster than the ol' nova haha! it puts a big grin on my face every time i drive it so she'll do fine for a while.

And thanks teejay i'll sort that out soon, sounds like a good few days!

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Re: My first Cali - All original SE5
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2013, 17:16:03 PM »
Thank you all for the kind comments! glad you all like it as much as i do =)

It has Steinmetz plaques on the inside of the door sill so i believe the kit is original, the splitter also has steinmetz written on the corners.. not sure really.

I think i'll take all you guys advice, i'll stick with the 8v, dont want to tear it to bits really. In the next month i'll be having it fully serviced (?140) from there i'll sort new panel filter and exhaust. I know that i won't get massive amounts of power out of it, but i am actually very happy to gradually spend thousands on it. If it results in better handling, slight power gains, smoother delivery and better reliability then i'll be happy.

Haha don't worry i won't crash it, got 4 years no claims never had a crash, i'm sensible (ish) xD

And yeah i'm up for Billing! how do i go about putting my name down guys?

yeh i had four too, until the master brake cylinder stopped working, doesnt matter how much you press the brakes nothing happens...good job my handbrake worked...oh yeh wait no thats sh*t too, change the master cylinder!
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Re: My first Cali - All original SE5
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2013, 17:17:10 PM »
Welcome Chucky,

Your car looks in realy nice condition, good find 8)

I whent from a 1.4 Orion to a 2.0 Turbo :o and still loving it 10 years later ;)

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Re: My first Cali - All original SE5
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2013, 17:18:27 PM »
lucky git, how much was the insurance?
at 17 i did the swop from a 1.2 corsa to the cally and it was 3k :(
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Re: My first Cali - All original SE5
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2013, 17:33:25 PM »


I will be keeping the exterior and interior standard, and the Steinmetz kit looks nice...

Will take time but bit by bit she'll improve =)

Opinions?





Looks Lovely...

It really would look even better, with the full Steinmetz Body Kit and matching 17" Steinmetz Alloys...

Having that Front Splitter, makes the Side Skirts look very ordinary, and the Rear lacking, in comparison...

Also Tinting of the Windows, would enhance the look... ;)



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Re: My first Cali - All original SE5
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2013, 18:29:24 PM »
lucky git, how much was the insurance?
at 17 i did the swop from a 1.2 corsa to the cally and it was 3k :(

I was 21 went from paying ?600 to ?1400TP but it was well worth the ;D

Now it's about ?300 fully comp :o But i still drive it like i stole it, just ask ALZ ;)

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Re: My first Cali - All original SE5
« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2013, 12:16:09 PM »
I was 21 went from paying ?600 to ?1400TP but it was well worth the ;D

Now it's about ?300 fully comp :o But i still drive it like i stole it, just ask ALZ ;)

He really does, I kinda thought to myself 'you carry on mate, I've no chance!'  ;D
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Re: My first Cali - All original SE5
« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2013, 13:23:59 PM »
Yeah i think i know what you mean mate! tried stopping for a roundabout on the A14 from about 70-80mph and nothing happened for a while... got to the roundabout and was still going about 40mph and thought "oh dear", thankfully it was clear. The brakes are normally alright round the city, on main roads or faster speeds not fantastic so i brake earlier. I think i better get it checked or replaced!

thank you guys for the nice comments, i'm still debating what i'm going to do to the exterior.. lots of options, the windows will be going darker soon, maybe smoke the rear lights, then i'll consider wheels etc.

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Re: My first Cali - All original SE5
« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2013, 13:37:29 PM »
Have to say I did uprate the brakes on mine; and new pads one end at a time, and now it stops like I think it 'should'.

This happened after I borrowed my sister's Nissan Micra and thought "oh my the brakes are great on this."
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Re: My first Cali - All original SE5
« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2013, 15:42:24 PM »
thats a sign the brake fluid needs changing or you need a new master cylinder, do both, peace of mind, if they stop working after wards can at least get the cars worth back off the parts company or the garage that fitted the parts
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Re: My first Cali - All original SE5
« Reply #29 on: May 13, 2013, 15:43:30 PM »
I was 21 went from paying ?600 to ?1400TP but it was well worth the ;D

Now it's about ?300 fully comp :o But i still drive it like i stole it, just ask ALZ ;)

jesus pick and arm either arm, and its yours, as long as my insurance can be hell even 600 is ok
I'd rather drive a Vauxhall than push a VW

haha nah f*ck that, buy a volvo instead