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#38281 ONLINE   egg

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:39 PM

Fusion handed over to my local mech for oil/filter and new plugs.  

 

Hoping the plugs might solve it's stammer/hesitation (and it's not core plugs or leaking water jets as suggested before by Kiltox and twosmoke). We'll see on a 90 mile round trip to Dartford tomorrow.

 

In true old Ford style, there's other issues of course - he's spotted a driveshaft oil seal leak and the PAS pump is a little damp(?)


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:51 PM

Two DREADFUL photos, none of which show the entire car.

No MOT.

A vendor who has refused to reply to my emails over the last 10 days... tries shill bidding against me...then bottles it and finally messages me 5 minutes before auction end.

More money than I've spent on a car in 7 years.

Don't even want the car, just one bit of it.

Only bloody won it.

Serious, serious explaining to do.
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#38283 OFFLINE   Mr_Bo11ox

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:55 PM

That sounds intruiguing!!!


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#38284 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:01 PM

Rover is fixed, tested and ready for collection tomorrow. Wallet will hurt a bit but I couldn't be arsed fixing it myself


Collected this today, drives SO much better with new trailing arm bushes! Needs a proper 2 bucket wrongun job and some tyres.
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:20 PM

That sounds intruiguing!!!


That sounds like a Sierra base rear bumper. If not it should be

#38286 OFFLINE   BorniteIdentity

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:23 PM

That sounds like a Sierra base rear bumper. If not it should be

Sadly not. It's not even for me, and i know nothing about what I've just bought.

More tomorrow once I've had a word with myself.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:24 PM

5 litres of own-brand 5w/30 (all) Vauxhall ('s are shit) spec oil was down from £20 to £13 in my local Asda this evening. All their 5l oils were, so thats the service for the Saab largely sorted for next month then.

 

Wait for it to blow up and me to be ridiculed for saving £7 on shit oil in due course.


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:25 PM

Yeah I've just found that online, I'm going for a couple of bottles of any old shit to use as flushing oil, might even leave it in if they have the right grade for the van.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:39 PM

I just looked at last years MOT on the Cadillac and it says Make: GENERAL MOTORS, MODEL: CADILLAC.

Just tried the MOT website with these details and it's only passed with no advisories. [email protected]@T

 

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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:48 PM

I just looked at last years MOT on the Cadillac and it says Make: GENERAL MOTORS, MODEL: CADILLAC.
Just tried the MOT website with these details and it's only passed with no advisories. [email protected]@T

https://media2.giphy.com/media/5GoVLqeAO...


It passed?you must sell it immediately!

Congrats :)
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:15 PM

correct


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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:07 AM

Gonna get a needle in the eye today. It'll be fun.

 

Success!

 

My eyes now both look vaguely in the same direction at the same time. And with contacts in, I can see with both of them.

 

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:00 PM

"Like" for the success rather than mug shot  :-P


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:13 PM

BOOM!

MG ZT-T+ purchased and due to be delivered on Tuesday. Can't wait!IMG_0728.PNG
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:20 PM

Would you not keep dropping the garage door before the fucking things right out?

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I was a bus wanker this morning because I've no rear seat belts to strap the kids in the back of the car. I've not gone Rolf, there's no seats either.
Anyway all the way to Nantwich some cunt kept ringing the bell even though we were miles from a stop. Eventually the driver got pissed off, turned round and told me to stop leaning on the handrail.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:29 PM

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Topped up the oil and cleaned off tape residue on the tailgate with thinners.

 

Still my favourite mk3 panda mum has it now, she says at every MOT if it's too much do i want it back - of course I do!

 


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:35 PM

In Tesco Hexham ATM... Well fit MILF just surged past me, followed by junior >> BraFail 9/10

She was going up/down/sideways (occasionally in synchrony) like Marty Feldmans eyes.

oooof ;)


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

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:58 PM

And your eyes
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:04 PM

5 litres of own-brand 5w/30 (all) Vauxhall ('s are shit) spec oil was down from £20 to £13 in my local Asda this evening. All their 5l oils were, so thats the service for the Saab largely sorted for next month then.

 

Wait for it to blow up and me to be ridiculed for saving £7 on shit oil in due course.

 

 

Oh I might have to pop to asda tonight & pick up some as well.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:19 PM

Oh I might have to pop to asda tonight & pick up some as well.


Gotta love total-loss oil corrosion prevention systems. :D

The oil change I did on the Saab was with that oil. Seemed to really not mind it and ran much smoother than the old oil in it before.
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#38301 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:27 PM

Got the job I interviewed for on Weds :D
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:59 PM

Well, the Camry’s not going to be finished today and TBH if it was I know that getting it insured and taxed would be a load of hassle. Also, I’d rather have had at least a few days road use before taking it to the trackday tomorrow.

 

I’m booked-in though, so what to take instead? The E-reg Sunny would be quite amusing as it’s surprisingly brisk, or there’s the Laurel (which I do actually have a spare set of wheels and tyres for). The track is big so there’ll be plenty of room to keep out of the way of other people, which I think will be an important consideration with either of them…..


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:45 PM

And your eyes

 

.... like our lads, in the Falklands, I could only track one incoming at a time  :?

 

Oooo..Ooooooo.. FFFFFF  :blink2:

 

 

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:59 PM

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Topped up the oil and cleaned off tape residue on the tailgate with thinners.

 

Still my favourite mk3 panda mum has it now, she says at every MOT if it's too much do i want it back - of course I do!

 

I've never seen a Panda in that colour scheme before. Some sort of special edition? Whatever it is, it looks brilliant!


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#38305 OFFLINE   Momentary Lapse Of Reason

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 04:53 PM

Fixed the heater in the Disco of Doom

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now for the hottest summer on record...


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:36 PM

Fixed the heater in the Disco of Doom






Now for the hottest summer on record...


Wicked, that means I don't have to replace the thermostat in the gooner until it's too late this winter! Thanks
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:42 PM

Got the job I interviewed for on Weds :D

Good news, congratulations!
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:48 PM

Fusion handed over to my local mech for oil/filter and new plugs.

Hoping the plugs might solve it's stammer/hesitation (and it's not core plugs or leaking water jets as suggested before by Kiltox and twosmoke). We'll see on a 90 mile round trip to Dartford tomorrow.

In true old Ford style, there's other issues of course - he's spotted a driveshaft oil seal leak and the PAS pump is a little damp(?)


Running well. I can haz smooth acceleration again.
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:02 PM

Wicked, that means I don't have to replace the thermostat in the gooner until it's too late this winter! Thanks


Bad news. We're in for a week of arctic blasts...
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:04 PM

Been de giffering the 800. Gradually and carefully removing various rattle can touch ins. The paint wasn't even a close match and even more strangely I've yet to find any damage to the original paint underneath in all the areas I've tacked so far. Strange. It is though quite satisfying to do as it's looking lots tidier. I eventually got bored and went for a drive instead....
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