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#563988 - 06/03/19 08:23 AM To buy or not to buy
SteveH Offline

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Registered: 26/06/16
Posts: 278
Loc: Cotswolds
Hi M3W owners.
I am looking for a used M3W. Anything I should be aware of. I hear the early ones had some faults. Any info gratefully received.
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#564010 - 06/03/19 09:10 AM Re: To buy or not to buy [Re: SteveH]
Phil Bleazey Offline

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Registered: 06/04/15
Posts: 286
Loc: Lancaster
Too big a subject to go in to it all here but feel free to browse www.bleazey.co.uk and ask any questions you think I may have answers to.
Phil
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#564024 - 06/03/19 10:01 AM Re: To buy or not to buy [Re: Phil Bleazey]
Chris99 Offline

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Registered: 17/07/13
Posts: 2586
Loc: West Sussex, UK
Hi Steve,

Good luck with your search and there are loads of threads and opinions on here and plenty of help and advice.

There have been issues with the early cars but these are well known and as long as the car has the upgrades I wouldn't rule one out.

The key ones, applicable to 2012 and 2013 models are:

Ensure it has the bolt in chassis bracing mod (or a replacement chassis)
Centa drive upgrade
Steel rear drive sprocket
"Comfort steering" mod - not essential but makes for a less lively drive
Urban cooling kit - reduces exhaust and engine temp

Ideally go for one that has been used as this will have flushed out problems.
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#564026 - 06/03/19 10:10 AM Re: To buy or not to buy [Re: Phil Bleazey]
SteveH Offline

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Registered: 26/06/16
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Loc: Cotswolds
Thank you Phil. Looks like many hours of fun driving, repairing and improving, not sure in which order, lie ahead if I buy one .
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#564027 - 06/03/19 10:10 AM Re: To buy or not to buy [Re: SteveH]
Graham, G4FUJ Offline
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Registered: 03/07/07
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Good luck with your search Steve! smile
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#564029 - 06/03/19 10:12 AM Re: To buy or not to buy [Re: Chris99]
SteveH Offline

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Registered: 26/06/16
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Loc: Cotswolds
Thanks Chris. Good advice well noted.
Steve H
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#564032 - 06/03/19 10:19 AM Re: To buy or not to buy [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
SteveH Offline

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Loc: Cotswolds
Mmmmmm! Minefield ?
When is the next Prescott Sunday Bunter roll meet ?
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#564043 - 06/03/19 10:58 AM Re: To buy or not to buy [Re: SteveH]
petemog Offline
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Registered: 12/01/09
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Loc: Worcestershire
Hi Steve,

Can’t help you with anything about 3 wheelers, but as you brought up the subject of food....the first Prescott breakfast club of the season is on 14th April.
See you then.
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#564113 - 06/03/19 04:24 PM Re: To buy or not to buy [Re: Chris99]
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Registered: 19/12/11
Posts: 1695
Loc: Seattle, USA
Originally Posted By Chris99
Hi Steve,

Good luck with your search and there are loads of threads and opinions on here and plenty of help and advice.

There have been issues with the early cars but these are well known and as long as the car has the upgrades I wouldn't rule one out.

The key ones, applicable to 2012 and 2013 models are:

Ensure it has the bolt in chassis bracing mod (or a replacement chassis)
Centa drive upgrade
Steel rear drive sprocket
"Comfort steering" mod - not essential but makes for a less lively drive
Urban cooling kit - reduces exhaust and engine temp

Ideally go for one that has been used as this will have flushed out problems.






Thanks I hope to look at a 2012 next week. Needed this information.
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#564124 - 06/03/19 05:12 PM Re: To buy or not to buy [Re: SteveH]
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Registered: 13/12/17
Posts: 83
Loc: Sunshine everyday
Good luck in your hunt - I went that way for the entire 2018 with no luck in finding what i wanted. The extra waiting made me save the additional funds to get a new one. May the force be with you !
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