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    ^ New Page heh ... re Balricks comment overleaf


    Don't know if they did a full swap it just the heads etc like you said.

    in the West I actually have a dedicated LPG drive, not a Dual Fuel job and yes, when Ford made it the compression ration is higher, different spark plugs, smaller gap and I think a higher spec crack/crank bearings and a few other changes.

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    Yep, agreed about the Auto ... will replace it with a recon one if it dies, but I'm not so worried as we don't drive it much.

    I'm happy the FiL drives it occassional because ...

    I just worry about the rats eating the wiring, despite having 3 cats and 2 dogs at the Farm ... they still are an issue. The cats just seem to catch the mice and a decent Thai rat is about the size of one of the dogs!

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    Ah ... the Aircon ...

    Probably needs re-gassing, but for winter purposes it works fine.
    I used to fight leaving the car running so that the air could stay one for 20/30 mins while the extended family disappeared into the Market to buy an untold amount of (to me) unnecessary crap.

    But I've trained the Mother-in-Law to cut that time to 15 mins and the compromise is that I suck it up.

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    One of the few times I've eaten McDonalds in Thailand, we were in the shopping centre, me, the squeeze, SiL, MiL and our 2 rugrats.

    We order a bit of grub, SiL and MiL standing around. Feed the kids the minimum amount of crap we can, then grab a shared icecream .. maybe 20 mins in total.

    We just finish up and she, the Mil decides to join the queue and buy some gear. Shed been standing there for those 20 mins just thinking about it ...



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    If the OP is going down the minefield road of 2nd hand car markets in Thailand, the Thai Visa classifieds might be another angle to look at ThaiVisa Classifieds - Cars & Pickups for SALE where there's always some decent looking runabouts for not much money. Might be a another good place to at least get an idea of what you can get and at what price.

    Buying from a Farang would be a better angle than getting a car a local has owned, at least Farangs understand what schedule maintenance is (over crisis management) and are more likely to check things like engine fluids regularly. Or at all.

    Anyway, good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    OK, we bought this about 18 months ago.


    Don't worry ... the license plate been changed

    300k on the clock. Diesel motor replaced with a LPG Gas one.

    Paid circa BHT 165,000 ... outer Bangkok.

    Bought it sight unseen ... but the FiL went with his 2 mechanic friends and gave it the


    Personally, I'm not a 'Truck' fan ... but the approach road to where we live is often flooded and rough as guts and it's the car for the job. 2WD, but high clearance.


    But FatOne ... I do have a couple of questions, if that's OK?

    They're personal.

    Something I don't understand ...

    3 years ago ...

    Quote Originally Posted by FatOne View Post
    Hi All,

    I'm finally getting ready to build, after countless hours of reading TD as a guest and picking up ideas my darling wife , Kung has designed a home for us to retire to when I'm able to get the pension - in about 4 years, and use as a holiday home until then. We are building WAAAY up north in Isaan, in a little village called Namjan about 25 mins out of Seka in the Bung Khan province. This is where Kung comes from and should be nice and quiet.
    You've been slaving your guts out to retire with a little, and I mean little coin.
    You built a place in the sticks in Thailand, then, 3 weeks ago ... this bombshell ...

    Quote Originally Posted by FatOne View Post
    It's probably all irrelevant now, my wife and I have had a split. She says I can use the house and live there but I can't bring any girls there!!! We are still on good terms but I doubt that I will live there now, I am thinking more about going to live in Udon Thani and finding someone there.
    Somehow, in that 3 weeks, and I don't think you've been back to Thailand and now you have ...

    Quote Originally Posted by FatOne View Post
    Hi All,

    I will be going to live in Udon Thani with my GF and 2 young kids.
    Have you committed to a lady, you haven't met yet, who has 2 sprogs in tow?

    You met on line, haven't met in person, and now there is the feeling of a relationship and commitment?

    A couple of weeks ago ...

    Quote Originally Posted by FatOne View Post
    Thanks for the replies - yeah bummer, but life's like that isn't it. I hope to be getting a pension soon, and that will give me enough income to live comfortably in LOS. Looking at a few blogs on Udon Thani I can rent a nice house for about 8kb a month, I reckon it won't be hard to find a nice bird to live with me and there are lot's of great farang bars and restaurants there. I reckon I'll be ok.
    So you married a Thai woman, paid for the house near where she is, just got it finished, and she calls the relationship off. You got no coin to speak of.
    No house.
    You're still married to Thai woman # 1.
    You've met a girl on line, never met her (though I bet you claim you have skyed each other and it's true love) and mentally moved in with her.
    Going to be living on a pension.
    Want to buy a cheap set of wheels.

    WHY ... because she needs them?

    FFS ... go buy a Honda Wave and be done with it.


    SERIOUSLY ?

    Mate, you don't need Car Advice ... you need Relationship Advice.

    All, of course, IMHO

    Please feel free to correct any of my outrageous assumptions.

    Carry on ...

    Yup, pretty much all correct, you have been following my comments on different threads haven't you??Actually I'm pretty happy with my assumption that a beautiful young Thai girl doesn't marry a fat old fart like me for love. I have had 7 good years with my ex missus and most of it has been with great sex and companionship.
    But my life which has always been good, suddenly went south when I lost my job last year, and with it the missus. I never really kidded myself that she loved me, liked maybe, and we had some fun.

    Sooo- onward and upward, find another beautiful young Thai bird who is happy with the contribution I can make to her life on a much lower income. Come in Thai friendly dating website. And there are heaps!! Found a 30 year old beautiful girl with a uni degree and 2 young boys who is working 2 jobs trying to put her boys through private school. Living with her parents. She is happy with the 10kB/week I can provide for us all to live on, more than she gets with 2 jobs. We can rent a house in Udon and she won't need to work. So she says she will look after me, and I say I will look after her. Where's the problem with that. As long as I've got a lovely young girl who I can enjoy my life with, have a good sexual relationship with and travel a bit I'm happy. Far better than sitting around on my own here with barely enough money to live on, or on my own there with the odd bar girl???

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbobs View Post
    On Facebook mate
    Cars and bikes for sale Thailand


    Facebook in Oz doesn't want to look up Udon. It says I'm in Bundaberg Oz, and will only let me look at sites here. I might have to wait until I'm in LOS to check it out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FatOne
    The ones I was looking at in Bangkok were nearly all converted to gas, is that worthwhile? Is it readily available in the country, I hope to do some exploring.
    You're more likely to get LPG in the rural areas. In Bangkok it's CNG. CNG garages are few and far between outside of Bangkok.
    Thanks, what's the difference?

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    CNG is more expensive to install (but cheaper to buy at the pump)

    LPG is less expensive to install (but more expensive at the pump)

    Of course, both much less than ordinary petrol.

    As to your plan, as long as you protect yourself (financially) in the event she tires of the agreement/relationship, then just do what makes you happy.
    Just bear in mind, kids would complicate things (if and when, things went sour).

    Yeah, just do what makes you happy - stay in the drivers seat - be good to her kids. Wish you all the best.

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    Thanks NZDick,

    I really don't have much too lose (sanity maybe) but unless I win the lottery or my dad passes away I have nothing, I'll be scraping to get enough money to pass the retirement visa test.

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    A bought a second hand car from a local dealer. Easy peasy. I paid the money and he transferred it into my name at the local transport department. Done in a day or two if I recall correctly. There were no problems and there was nothing wrong with the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna
    bought a second hand car from a local dealer.
    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna
    there was nothing wrong with the car.
    oh yeah, then what happened?

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    It kept running and running and running. Forrest Gump would have been proud of it.

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    FatOne are you still looking for a lady car.
    I have a lady friend in Kanchanaburi who has a honda City 2006 on gas or petrol.
    I am waiting more details she would like to get 180,000b

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatOne View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    OK, we bought this about 18 months ago.


    Don't worry ... the license plate been changed

    300k on the clock. Diesel motor replaced with a LPG Gas one.

    Paid circa BHT 165,000 ... outer Bangkok.

    Bought it sight unseen ... but the FiL went with his 2 mechanic friends and gave it the


    Personally, I'm not a 'Truck' fan ... but the approach road to where we live is often flooded and rough as guts and it's the car for the job. 2WD, but high clearance.


    But FatOne ... I do have a couple of questions, if that's OK?

    They're personal.

    Something I don't understand ...

    3 years ago ...

    Quote Originally Posted by FatOne View Post
    Hi All,

    I'm finally getting ready to build, after countless hours of reading TD as a guest and picking up ideas my darling wife , Kung has designed a home for us to retire to when I'm able to get the pension - in about 4 years, and use as a holiday home until then. We are building WAAAY up north in Isaan, in a little village called Namjan about 25 mins out of Seka in the Bung Khan province. This is where Kung comes from and should be nice and quiet.
    You've been slaving your guts out to retire with a little, and I mean little coin.
    You built a place in the sticks in Thailand, then, 3 weeks ago ... this bombshell ...

    Quote Originally Posted by FatOne View Post
    It's probably all irrelevant now, my wife and I have had a split. She says I can use the house and live there but I can't bring any girls there!!! We are still on good terms but I doubt that I will live there now, I am thinking more about going to live in Udon Thani and finding someone there.
    Somehow, in that 3 weeks, and I don't think you've been back to Thailand and now you have ...

    Quote Originally Posted by FatOne View Post
    Hi All,

    I will be going to live in Udon Thani with my GF and 2 young kids.
    Have you committed to a lady, you haven't met yet, who has 2 sprogs in tow?

    You met on line, haven't met in person, and now there is the feeling of a relationship and commitment?

    A couple of weeks ago ...

    Quote Originally Posted by FatOne View Post
    Thanks for the replies - yeah bummer, but life's like that isn't it. I hope to be getting a pension soon, and that will give me enough income to live comfortably in LOS. Looking at a few blogs on Udon Thani I can rent a nice house for about 8kb a month, I reckon it won't be hard to find a nice bird to live with me and there are lot's of great farang bars and restaurants there. I reckon I'll be ok.
    So you married a Thai woman, paid for the house near where she is, just got it finished, and she calls the relationship off. You got no coin to speak of.
    No house.
    You're still married to Thai woman # 1.
    You've met a girl on line, never met her (though I bet you claim you have skyed each other and it's true love) and mentally moved in with her.
    Going to be living on a pension.
    Want to buy a cheap set of wheels.

    WHY ... because she needs them?

    FFS ... go buy a Honda Wave and be done with it.


    SERIOUSLY ?

    Mate, you don't need Car Advice ... you need Relationship Advice.

    All, of course, IMHO

    Please feel free to correct any of my outrageous assumptions.

    Carry on ...

    Yup, pretty much all correct, you have been following my comments on different threads haven't you??Actually I'm pretty happy with my assumption that a beautiful young Thai girl doesn't marry a fat old fart like me for love. I have had 7 good years with my ex missus and most of it has been with great sex and companionship.
    But my life which has always been good, suddenly went south when I lost my job last year, and with it the missus. I never really kidded myself that she loved me, liked maybe, and we had some fun.

    Sooo- onward and upward, find another beautiful young Thai bird who is happy with the contribution I can make to her life on a much lower income. Come in Thai friendly dating website. And there are heaps!! Found a 30 year old beautiful girl with a uni degree and 2 young boys who is working 2 jobs trying to put her boys through private school. Living with her parents. She is happy with the 10kB/week I can provide for us all to live on, more than she gets with 2 jobs. We can rent a house in Udon and she won't need to work. So she says she will look after me, and I say I will look after her. Where's the problem with that. As long as I've got a lovely young girl who I can enjoy my life with, have a good sexual relationship with and travel a bit I'm happy. Far better than sitting around on my own here with barely enough money to live on, or on my own there with the odd bar girl???
    That is spot on AO good luck mate
    I will buy you a pint when I am up Udon I'm there a couple of times a year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi View Post
    FatOne are you still looking for a lady car.
    I have a lady friend in Kanchanaburi who has a honda City 2006 on gas or petrol.
    I am waiting more details she would like to get 180,000b
    Ratchaburi ... forget the car, please send photos of the Lady ...

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    FatOne ... here is an image of that years Honda City.

    Conservative front end, but it got the ugly stick treatment to it's ass end IMHO

    If it's in good nick for that money, certainly sounds a fair price.





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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD
    In good nick for that money, certainly sounds a fair price
    now exchange that into AUD and realise what a daft statement that was for an 11 year old jalopy

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    The dealer offered 150,000b she would like a little more so I put it in for the 180,000b.OK

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    fuck me, it's priced to sell.... well below these on one2car

    ?????????? ????????????????????? ?????? ?????? HONDA ???? ????? CITY ???? 105 ??? ????????????????????????? Thailand - One2Car.com

    It's a deal, it's a steal, it's sale of the fuckin century

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    EDIT:- Missed your post above while feeding the kids dinner ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD
    In good nick for that money, certainly sounds a fair price
    now exchange that into AUD and realise what a daft statement that was for an 11 year old jalopy
    Yeh, the prices they get for 2nd stuff in Thailand is ridiculous.

    The Honda City wasn't released in OZ till 2009 with the new shape.

    Till then, it was the Honda Civic.

    An early 2006 Honda Civic (slightly bigger then the City) Auto with an average of 220,000 klms would be around $4,200 as a trade in and about a grand more.
    there was an update model released late '06 ... more money on the trade.

    In Thai Baht ... about 110,000 for the trade-in and 137,000 for a private sale.

    Being on Gas should add a few baht to the price.

    So, while expensive by Australian Standards ... if well kept and average klms ... still reckon it's not a silly price in Thailand.

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    ^ agreed for Thailand, but it would grieve me knowing what it's worth in the UK

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatOne View Post
    Thanks NZDick,

    I really don't have much too lose (sanity maybe) but unless I win the lottery or my dad passes away I have nothing, I'll be scraping to get enough money to pass the retirement visa test.
    If money is that tight mate you may consider renting a car and planning your trips around that.

    Car rental is cheap if sourced on line especially if you decide to rent for 1 month.

    If ya buy a dud car you will be very very unhappy not to mention the hit to ya wallet.

    Consider.
    Stroller is a Yerman faggot.

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    If he has no kids he doesnt need a car, he's already been mugged off.

    Guy needs to rent a scooter and his women

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    Well Dill,

    Buying and keeping a car is expensive, marrying a bint is more expensive.

    Ya right eh, Rent both.

    Especially if one is in a financially compromised situation like Fatty.

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    I wrote this earlier, but to recap.

    The FatOne is soon to retire and leave Australia.

    He has no significant coin to speak off, if he's been straight with his postings.

    His Retirement Plan is to retire to Thailand and live off his Australian OAP pension.

    He's married to a Thai Woman and they have just built a house together ... literally the paint is still drying.

    She told him it's over. He can visit (live, I'm not sure) but he's not allowed to bring any woman into his ... err, their ... err, her house.

    This happened a matter of weeks ago.

    So, he's still married, legally, not a village wedding is my understanding.

    He's still in Australia, but coming to Thailand, one presumes in the near future.

    He's met a lady through Thai Friendly and, even though they obviously haven't physicially met, has alrady pledged his entire OAP Pension to her so that they can rent a house in Udon/Ubon and finance their existence together.
    The new lady has 2 kids, currently in a Private School and she's working 2 jobs to keep that situation afloat.

    Now he's looking to buy a car ... one assumes so that she can drive as he'd have fook all use for it.

    By his own admission ...

    Quote Originally Posted by FatOne View Post
    Sooo- onward and upward, find another beautiful young Thai bird who is happy with the contribution I can make to her life on a much lower income.
    Come in Thai friendly dating website. And there are heaps!!

    Found a 30 year old beautiful girl with a uni degree and 2 young boys who is working 2 jobs trying to put her boys through private school. Living with her parents.

    She is happy with the 10kB/week I can provide for us all to live on, more than she gets with 2 jobs.

    We can rent a house in Udon and she won't need to work. So she says she will look after me, and I say I will look after her.
    Then ...

    Quote Originally Posted by FatOne View Post
    I really don't have much too lose (sanity maybe) but unless I win the lottery or my dad passes away I have nothing, I'll be scraping to get enough money to pass the retirement visa test.

    He seems completely ignorant of the legal situation he's in being married to a Thai and that, while they are married, her debts are also his debts.

    IMHO ... he doesn't need car advice ... he needs relationship advice !

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    Terry is the guy for that

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    ^ ^

    Seriously mate,

    If what Fatty tells us is true and he is gunna come live in this shithouse with no significant wedge and survive on his shitty Australian pension it would not be long at all before he will find himself back in Australia living at the rubbish tip.

    Sad but true.

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