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    Hi everyone, new member (Gateshead)

    Just purhased a mk4 astra van envoy 1700dti. Catch is, it has a 2.0 DOHC 16v petrol with a pipercross and i don't know what dropd in. Luks real good job, nd it seems to really shift. On the exterior, your talkin standard van at a glance, but 17" alloys and a big exhaust, but under the bonnet is real suprising for a van. Was interested in a meet wi some knowledgeable guys and findin out what sort of thing i am running as ia int gotta clue to be honest. It really seems a rare combination of ugly exterior, practicality but, more enjoyably...power.
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    Hi mate. Well it'll be either a C20XE or 20XE if it doesn't have a cat. These are commonly known as redtops and have L-shaped spark plug covers. There's also the latter X20XEV with a straight plug cover. I'm always up for meetin new members. If u check the top of this forum you'll see details of our next meet. If you'd rather just a small meet as am introduction let me know. I'm typin this from phone at the mo but will post more details later tonight when i get in. Any questions just ask

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    sounds like the one i was on about bandit.

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    aye, its the c20xe. not used to the low profile tyres, so just scraped the very edge of a wheel parkin up. Gutted. know any repairers? the bloke rekns its runin at 165bhp, sound realsitic? its ded torquey like.
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    If u wanna know the power then get ur name on the list for the rollin road day. Stickied at top of this forum

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    a mite do. So do u kno anywher tht repairs kerb marks on wheels? i can't believ tht. So wot sort of things r most ppl runin frm north east? no fellow red top vans??
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    im from the gateshead area aswell mate i dont have a red top van but ive got a black MK4 sxi with white bbs rims and a gsi spoiler on

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    hi keenan

    wot area g'hed u frm? got anyfing xcitin unda the hud of ur mk4? Am new 2 this n just wntd 2 find out more about wot am runin. Am used 2 it alredy so it don't feel as quik as it 1st did. A fink am gona get sum xtras 4 th interior, but keep exterior pretty basic just 2 keep its power a suprise. At mo it has 17" fox rims on, i just fancy changin grill n thts it 4 exterior. Inside it alredy has mk3 gsi seats in nd new dials, but wif all the space in th bak, thts where ad reeli lyk 2 spend a biut cash, wen av got it.
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    hi welcome im new to the forum to and these lot seem like a nice bunch of guys hoping to make it to a meet some time to meet everbody

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    Nice vxr! Yeah, i agree, ppl seem very helpful, i luk 4ward 2 findin out lodza info nd stuf. Still rackin my brains 4 cheap basic mods 4 a van just 2 start mekn it stand out as a 1 off van.
    Micky (gateshead)

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