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    #41
    Originally posted by MXM View Post
    I just have to share this... As you know, the car is in nicjasno's care atm, and he's preparing it for the upcoming trip.





    From another FinalGear Panda thread...

    Originally posted by Spectre View Post

    And you've proven the iron clad rule of used car budgeting yet again: Always set aside at least half your budget for repairs.
    Corollary: If car is Italian, set aside at least two times the price of the car for repairs.

    So, basically, if you want to buy a Panda and have the Panda experience:
    1. Take all your money.
    2. Pile it in your fireplace.
    3. Set it on fire.

    As the end result is the same and you won't have to drive the Panda.

    Originally posted by Spectre View Post
    Yup - all your money, stack it in a neat pile, set it on fire.
    *silently lights a 10 euro bill* How will MXM ever survive this?

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      #42
      I'm gonna have to sell the Lexus.

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        #43
        Originally posted by MXM View Post

        Hm... Can you elaborate? Does locking one side with a handbrake really put any more stress on the diff?
        Well if you're using those levers you're trying to get through some situation and very rarely can you do that smoothly at idle speeds, maybe if you've just lifted a wheel but most of the time there's some kind of obstacle and it'll involve stress and shock on the drivetrain. You're suddenly putting all the stress on the spider/sun/planet gears and they're not really made to take it. Same with using it as a fiddle brake, generally used while moving so you're still putting power through the diff. Different to a locking differential where the centre is locked and then the stress is on the pinion, drive shafts and hubs.

        Just don't floor it while locking a wheel I suppose and you would be fine.

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          #44
          Yeah, makes sense... I guess you don't want to lock the wheel, but hold it with just enough resistance to maintain 1:1 rotation ratio between wheels

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            #45
            Originally posted by MXM View Post
            I just have to share this... As you know, the car is in nicjasno's care atm, and he's preparing it for the upcoming trip.



            Awesome!
            ?
            "I'm sure Burger King is doing great in Germany, but they're not exactly stopping making schnitzels."

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              #46
              Damn, that is expensive to service. Love the car! About the double handbrakes, good news! they are legal here As long as the original hand brake works.
              But I suspect this Panda will not see much hard core off road use. I know that if you want small off road capable car, you would be looking Suzuki SJ110 and you wouldn't have to worry about breaking diff's.
              Last edited by samulis; July 10th, 2018, 3:02 PM.
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                #47
                No, nott hardcore of course, but I do intend to play with the 4x4 a bit. And naturally, there's always the winter.

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                  #48
                  My interest in a Fiat Panda 100hp and a Marbella 4x4 cabriolet have not been diminished after the series of brilliant Panda purchases here on FG. Keep up the good work, lads.

                  Bikes:Honda VFR 800 Honda 919
                  Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Sport
                  Cars:Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Jaguar XJR 4.0
                  Broken:Ford Bronco 4.9 4x4

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                    #49
                    Originally posted by Der Stig View Post
                    My interest in a Fiat Panda 100hp and a Marbella 4x4 cabriolet have not been diminished after the series of brilliant Panda purchases here on FG. Keep up the good work, lads.
                    Will you build that 100hp panda yourself?
                    Fuel consumption: https://www.spritmonitor.de/de/detai...ht/687230.html
                    Gallery of the e30 restoration: https://db.tt/hbFq2YSh

                    www.LPEpower.com
                    If you want to contribute to the rebuild of the E30, paypal is: nicjasno@gmail.com

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                      #50
                      Maybe he's talking about the newer generation?

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                        #51
                        thomas is correct, but now that you mention it...

                        Bikes:Honda VFR 800 Honda 919
                        Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Sport
                        Cars:Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Jaguar XJR 4.0
                        Broken:Ford Bronco 4.9 4x4

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                          #52
                          One big drawback about this car hides under the seat covers:




                          https://www.ebay.it/itm/Tappezzeria-...4/292637934775

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                            #53
                            Do it!!
                            Mercedes W115 to England & Wales | MX5 to Gibraltar | Balkan by Train (and Bus) | Zastava 101 to Nürburgring | Espace to Kurdistan | MX5 around the Baltic Sea

                            If you want to help the restauration of the finalgear Zastava please donate here!

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                              #54
                              Put the covers in the bin, together with some desintegrating insulation from the boot:

                              Fuel consumption: https://www.spritmonitor.de/de/detai...ht/687230.html
                              Gallery of the e30 restoration: https://db.tt/hbFq2YSh

                              www.LPEpower.com
                              If you want to contribute to the rebuild of the E30, paypal is: nicjasno@gmail.com

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