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#37711 OFFLINE   eddyramrod

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:25 AM

And on that note, today is also my wedding anniversary.  19 years. :)  And in a couple of hours we will be on the way to Sunny Skeggy for a little holiday.


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#37712 ONLINE   twosmoke300

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:19 AM

Our little girls 2nd birthday today too
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#37713 OFFLINE   xtriple

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:33 AM

Just taken the MX back to the dealers to have its paintwork sorted out that they scuffed, I was surprised they got it back in so quickly and, expecting a longish delay, I had touched it up with my official Mazda paint sticks. T be honest, after touch up, it looked fine! Hardly worth bothering about... anyway, I now have a Mazda 3 courtesy car on an 09 reg with 112.000 miles on the clock and it is like brand new!  Seriously, perfect paintwork, interior like new and the car feels as tight as a drum, I thought it had done 9.000 miles until I looked for a 2nd (then 3rd, 4th) time.


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#37714 OFFLINE   Bobthebeard

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:21 AM

The Rover 75 has now been collected and driven the 305 miles home from deepest Kent. A perfect Sunday out!

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First class there.....(Which for some weird reason was cheaper than a standard ticket)



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And back.... In luxury.



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Having two of them is just greedy, but am happy now.

Bonus invoice in history file!
Done at 93k. Now on 106k so ok for a year or two hopefully.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:39 AM

Wow that looks like a nice 75! Tell us more!


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:44 AM

That looks class!


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:54 AM

Wow that looks like a nice 75! Tell us more!


Bought on impulse (ebay) whilst on holiday with nothing better to do one evening! A two sentence description and a few photos but it somehow looked right. Paid the full asking price of £695. A few messages were exchanged with the seller and I felt reassured so bit the bullet. Am convinced that good, well maintained Rover 75's and MG ZT's will be going up in price as they get increasingly rare. Man maths possibly, but that's my excuse!
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Nervously prodding at rust since 1978

1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1 V6 (Almost* restored)
2002 MG ZT 2.5 KV6. (AKA Warrior, having survived a few battles)
2002 Saab 9-5 2.3t Auto estate. (Daily driver)
2001 Rover 75 2.5 KV6 Connoisseur
2001 Saab 9-3 2.0t Auto Convertible. (AKA Elmo)
2000 Rover 75 1.8 Auto. (AKA Mr Turner, homage to previous owner)

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:34 AM

And on that note, today is also my wedding anniversary. 19 years. :) And in a couple of hours we will be on the way to Sunny Skeggy for a little holiday.

Congratulations. I may have a ride to Ingoldmells on Wednesday just because I can! All the best
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#37719 ONLINE   twosmoke300

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:04 PM

Just taken the MX back to the dealers to have its paintwork sorted out that they scuffed, I was surprised they got it back in so quickly and, expecting a longish delay, I had touched it up with my official Mazda paint sticks. T be honest, after touch up, it looked fine! Hardly worth bothering about... anyway, I now have a Mazda 3 courtesy car on an 09 reg with 112.000 miles on the clock and it is like brand new! Seriously, perfect paintwork, interior like new and the car feels as tight as a drum, I thought it had done 9.000 miles until I looked for a 2nd (then 3rd, 4th) time.


Let's hope your doggies don't scratch it inside or out then 😄
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Skoda Octavia 1.9tdi - the boring modern 

Fiat Ducato 2009 l3h2

Honda Crf250X

Suzuki TS50x

Kawasaki Ke175d

Prilla Pigsasshole 650

Saxo 1.5D

Land Rover 90 2.5 petrol

Honda CB250N super wet dream

 

 

 


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:34 PM

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Saw the Alebulance delivering beer in Bourne this morning. The brewery say that it pulls a trailer to bring the empties back in. It's a fact that beer tastes better if pulled by an A series engined van.

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#37721 ONLINE   tooSavvy

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:52 PM

Not that I am 'into' them at all... and seeing as I have a few ordinary ones in my coat pocket... LookatMe Dust Caps are not on my list.

However >> I popped into a Wilco store today [newly opened on Silverlink] and they stock BlackDice & AlloySkull dust caps @ £1 each.
They are on the bikers aisle (pack of two).

TS


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Wallsend?.....it's not the End of the Walled ;<)

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:03 PM

Not that I am 'into' them at all... and seeing as I have a few ordinary ones in my coat pocket... LookatMe Dust Caps are not on my list.

However >> I popped into a Wilco store today [newly opened on Silverlink] and they stock BlackDice & AlloySkull dust caps @ £1 each.
They are on the bikers aisle (pack of two).

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Errrrrr..... Eh?
I understand the words, but the actual meaning eludes me? Is I thick? 🤔
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2001 Saab 9-3 2.0t Auto Convertible. (AKA Elmo)
2000 Rover 75 1.8 Auto. (AKA Mr Turner, homage to previous owner)

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:33 PM

Errrrrr..... Eh?
I understand the words, but the actual meaning eludes me? Is I thick?

 

Bobthebeard - this is tooSavvy.  tooSavvy - this is Bobthebeard.

 

(Bob - I find it helps to not just understand the words, but to say them out loud).

 

TS is informing fellow members of the congregation that the aforementioned discount store are now fully stocked with fashionable dust caps for your conveyance.  He also makes clear that he won't be partaking in this past time, but not to let that stop you.

 

Hope that clears things up. 


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:49 PM

BornInDeity M8.... clear as....  :-P

 

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Wallsend?.....it's not the End of the Walled ;<)

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:56 PM

Let's hope your doggies don't scratch it inside or out then

 

I am a good boy (!) and never take the mutts in a courtesy car, nor do I smoke in it, pick my nose and I even open the window BEFORE I fart :)

 

 

Had a thought the other night re servicing, these days it never includes rear axle oil so I asked them (first thing this morning) if they had any ramp time free after the paintwork, could they check the oil level and if low or dirty, change it. I got there and guess what, the oil level was both low and dirty so it got changed. All fluids now new and clean. It has actually made a difference as I could hear a bit of axle whine before and now it is quiet.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:02 PM

Wish my customers were as considerate . No fuel , filthy and complain about it are usual these days

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:16 PM

Wish my customers were as considerate . No fuel , filthy and complain about it are usual these days

If only one could be surprised at the ungrateful bleeders, hire cars are no different, on inter rental site shfting i've seen some cars that are almost knee deep in cans bottle sweet and crisp wrappers McD's wrappings you name it, no better than bloody chimps.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:23 PM

If only one could be surprised at the ungrateful bleeders, hire cars are no different, on inter rental site shfting i've seen some cars that are almost knee deep in cans bottle sweet and crisp wrappers McD's wrappings you name it, no better than bloody chimps.

I once washed a hire car before i returned it, and slicked the tyres. Verdict = 2 bucket wrong un.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:50 PM

I can sort of understand a rental because you are paying for it but a free loan car really winds me up

Skoda Octavia 1.9tdi - the boring modern 

Fiat Ducato 2009 l3h2

Honda Crf250X

Suzuki TS50x

Kawasaki Ke175d

Prilla Pigsasshole 650

Saxo 1.5D

Land Rover 90 2.5 petrol

Honda CB250N super wet dream

 

 

 


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:38 PM

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This Vauxhall / Bedford 3 speed box just came up on Ebay in the town where I live. Just a heads up as I don't imagine they grow on trees.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:47 PM

^Makes you wonder why much more powerful cars "need" up to 9 speed autos these days.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:58 PM

Remember that diesel Frenchie I mentioned I was viewing?
Put a deposit down didn't I. Picking it up next Sunday aren't I.

In other news, I really fancy an AX as a daily, has anyone got one they wish to sell to me in a few weeks? I found a few nice ones on gumtree but don't think they'd appreciate me asking them to hold them until mid April....
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:35 PM

Future sister in law turned up in her manky clio and said seems to go slower.. i found no obvious air getting and the air filter is manky..

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:56 PM

Not that I am 'into' them at all... and seeing as I have a few ordinary ones in my coat pocket... LookatMe Dust Caps are not on my list.

However >> I popped into a Wilco store today [newly opened on Silverlink] and they stock BlackDice & AlloySkull dust caps @ £1 each.
They are on the bikers aisle (pack of two).

TS

 

This amuses me as the only time I went to that bike bike show at Peterborough they were being sold in packs of four...

 

I split a pack with a mate as my Bonnie needed the dice ones to match the fluffy dice air fresheners strung over the clocks.


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 11:07 AM

If you borrow someone elses stuff (car, bike, wife whatever) it should be looked after properly. A courtesy car is no different, and there is NO cumpunction for the garage to lend you one: it's a courtesy!


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 11:28 AM

I have a pos dyson dc19 I use as a loan vac when I'm refurbishing someone's and I'm more surprised when it comes back emptied than when it doesn't!

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 11:46 AM

If you borrow someone elses stuff (car, bike, wife whatever) it should be looked after properly. A courtesy car is no different, and there is NO cumpunction for the garage to lend you one: it's a courtesy!

Wife, fucking lol!!
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Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:21 PM

Wives should obviously be flushed out & washed after use.


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:28 PM

If you borrow someone elses stuff (car, bike, wife whatever) it should be looked after properly. A courtesy car is no different, and there is NO cumpunction for the garage to lend you one: it's a courtesy!


Unless said garage/insurance company dick you about. Then it's fair game.
Yeah lads, welsh on your agreement, try and take the hire car back three weeks early, refuse a replacement, tell the customer he should 'take the bus' to work and try and rinse him for a £45 fuel bill when it was handed over covered in shit and running on fumes. Yeah, that'll endear you to the customer in question.

I was impressed that Chevrolet Matiz I was lent (mmm yeah, that's equivalent to a Citroen C4) survived three miles of being pinned to the limiter in second on the A556.

What we need is more poo brown cars.


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:33 PM

I was impressed that Chevrolet Matiz I was lent (mmm yeah, that's equivalent to a Citroen C4) survived three miles of being pinned to the limiter in second on the A556.

 

A mate had a micra years ago as a discourtesy car. He took it back three weeks later needing rear tyres.... they really are on of the best cars for handbrake turns I've ever seen.






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