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#43741 ONLINE   320touring

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 02:04 PM

Fuck. Anyone in Bristol want to sell me a van for £1320 or less this afternoon?


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#43742 ONLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 04:02 PM

New winter tyres for the Nippa. Three of them.

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That's because two got destroyed by poor steering alignment, and another got a puncture right on the sidewall. 


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#43743 OFFLINE   shumarialto

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 04:08 PM

Its a tidy wee car for the year. My Kia body is worse and i keep it off the salted roads.



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 04:15 PM

Its a tidy wee car for the year. My Kia body is worse and i keep it off the salted roads.

 

The front subframe is starting to look a bit grotty now. Mind you, I said that last year, and it doesn't seem to have got any worse. I have given it a soak in wax once or twice. It's up to a remarkable 35,000 miles now.


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#43745 OFFLINE   shumarialto

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 04:18 PM

The front subframe is starting to look a bit grotty now. Mind you, I said that last year, and it doesn't seem to have got any worse. I have given it a soak in wax once or twice. It's up to a remarkable 35,000 miles now.

Mine has an advisory for that too. I was going to look at it this year, but i have sorned it for the winter and will sort that and the exhaust out March time i think.



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 04:25 PM

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Makes my disco look tiny!!!

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 04:26 PM

Yuck.


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#43748 OFFLINE   clayts450

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 05:15 PM

Driving trangression (skipping a red light) forgiven, What's Driving Us course attended, came away with some useful nuggets of information, particularly about anger management. Good group and course leaders too.


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 05:51 PM

Driving trangression (skipping a red light) forgiven, What's Driving Us course attended, came away with some useful nuggets of information, particularly about anger management. Good group and course leaders too.


The Australian TV road safety advert showing a VW combi being wiped out by a heavy rigid or Artic cured me of ever wanting to run or jump a red light.. Putting the wrecks on display at the side of the road with a note saying how many died and what the cause was, was similarly effective 10 dead in a Nissan Urvan was the one I remember.
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#43750 ONLINE   egg

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 09:38 PM

£350 for the Fusion clutch change. If it gets me another year, fair enough. It will owe me though!
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Posted 07 December 2017 - 09:55 PM

Seems appropriate. I paid over £400 for the Avensis one a couple of years back.

If you like it, why not? It might not be grateful tho!

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#43752 ONLINE   danthecapriman

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 12:58 PM

My word it's chilly outside!
Been out on the drive all morning. Uncovered the Mercury and checked it over before firing it up. It's in its winter lay up at the mo but I open it up and run it now and then just to keep it going and try to prevent fuel issues like I had before.
Nothing wrong with it, fired right up and ran beautifully. I left it running for half an hour or so to let the whole thing get nice and hot. Then while it was running I've filled up my dehumidifier trays with the little damp eater crystals and put three in the Mercury. Just keeps any damp and mould down.
Did the same with the Transit afterwards. Nothing wrong with that either!
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Posted 08 December 2017 - 02:43 PM

Just spent a couple of days in la la London working. Holland bloody Park no less.

Thought I would get stung for LEZ charges.

Turns out my kitten and nun murdering, dirty dirty, smelly, disgusting diseasel is ok. :-)


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#43754 OFFLINE   Christine

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 03:56 PM

T4 mot s due... quick check reveals i need 2 rear springs, rear pads , handbrake cable.. Power steering has a hard spot and wont self centre when driving.. sometimes.. Fluid is 17 years old , not a service item.. but it must be passed its best.? .might be that?

 

 

So I bought 2 litres of VW green juice to give it a flush out ,18 quid

 

VW bosch Pads 33 quid 

 

vw springs 109 +vat  .... each... :shock:  so they can FRO..bought some on ebay from Germany 43 quid  for  a pair no less. :? .. free delivery :-D

Mot  pass !


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 05:04 PM

I have just been to Halfords to collect pressies for my son - he wanted tools again. This makes me smile as apart from a few forays into 'tinkering' with stuff, he was never that interested in old cars. In fact, he used to hate some of the stuff I messed with. Now, he loves all the cars that were in GTA and Forza etc (see Skyline and now the Supra Turbo thing he doesn't like) and actually LIKES fiddling with them.So, ratchet spanners with wobbly heads, a new drill, a couple of ratchets with flexible heads and a few other bits and bobs and with the good old trade card, all under a ton.

 

I was surprised at the prices in there though: ratchets are £25 each for small ones! But, I do quite like Halfords tools, seem to be good quality and if (when) they break, no arguing, just swap them. I've had a lot more trouble with Snap-on stuff and that's a LOT more expensive.

 

Anyway, spurred on by spending money (partly) and seeing Panhards latest purchase (mostly!) I went to visit the dolllop. You know, make sure she's okay, no vital fluids pouring out under her, no trace of critters making winter nests etc. Happily, she was sleeping like a baby, not so much as a gentle snore just peace and tranquility reigns in the garage. However, she is not clean! I put her away after a quick wipe dowm with a leather so I need to clean and polish her properly, but, it's FUCKING COLD OUT THERE! While my love for the old heap is seldom in doubt (It is sometimes, usually when bills arrive!) my desire to sit in front of the fire with the telly on and a dog snuggled up either side won out.


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 09:42 PM

New sidelights, philips headlamp bulbs, numberplate leds and put armrest in as when cruising with the slushomactic box ya left arm can relex...lol

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 12:17 AM

Scrapped the Golf today.  Got less for it than I might have done selling it through Gumtree, but I'd happily give up 50 quid or so to avoid having to deal with the bottom feeders one gets when one advertises sub-£200 cars on there.  Plus I got to keep the battery (put a shagged one on the car to weigh it in).  Got almost exactly enough for it to pay off my electric bill, so that was handy.

 

Speaking of electric bills, I got a snotty letter from my electricity provider today, saying that my bill was overdue (it was issued on 25th November ffs) and that if I didn't pay up pronto they might have to come and fit a prepayment meter, and then I'd lose the benefits of my current tariff and have to pay £millions more a year.  On the back of the letter they helpfully provided a projection of what my likely costs would be on a prepayment meter, and it turns out I'd actually be £106 a year better off. :roll:   Obvs I don't want a prepayment meter because they're a pain in the arse, but I will be ringing them to see if they can do something about how much I'm paying at the moment.



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Posted 09 December 2017 - 12:58 AM

Uswitch Wuv. Moving providers will probably save you even more. I keep meaning to do it again but as usual it's being arsed.
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#43759 OFFLINE   sIartibartfast

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 01:00 AM

+1 for uswitch. Go and have a gander, then realise that only certain companies get included... (kickback). Spend an afternoon directly getting quotes..

Thays why I am now with British gas on a smart meter for £55pcm and not EDF on a dumb meter at £85pcm... When I get bored ill look again!
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Posted 09 December 2017 - 01:02 AM

Sure I saw a citizens advice comparison site this week
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Posted 09 December 2017 - 08:03 AM

Has anyone used the large and light service from myherpes before?
As my pony express has phailed spectacularly my fairing is stuck in Preston and it looks like being the only real option left.

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 08:58 AM

I have just been to Halfords to collect pressies for my son - he wanted tools again. This makes me smile as apart from a few forays into 'tinkering' with stuff, he was never that interested in old cars. In fact, he used to hate some of the stuff I messed with. Now, he loves all the cars that were in GTA and Forza etc (see Skyline and now the Supra Turbo thing he doesn't like) and actually LIKES fiddling with them.So, ratchet spanners with wobbly heads, a new drill, a couple of ratchets with flexible heads and a few other bits and bobs and with the good old trade card, all under a ton.

I was surprised at the prices in there though: ratchets are £25 each for small ones! But, I do quite like Halfords tools, seem to be good quality and if (when) they break, no arguing, just swap them. I've had a lot more trouble with Snap-on stuff and that's a LOT more expensive.

Anyway, spurred on by spending money (partly) and seeing Panhards latest purchase (mostly!) I went to visit the dolllop. You know, make sure she's okay, no vital fluids pouring out under her, no trace of critters making winter nests etc. Happily, she was sleeping like a baby, not so much as a gentle snore just peace and tranquility reigns in the garage. However, she is not clean! I put her away after a quick wipe dowm with a leather so I need to clean and polish her properly, but, it's FUCKING COLD OUT THERE! While my love for the old heap is seldom in doubt (It is sometimes, usually when bills arrive!) my desire to sit in front of the fire with the telly on and a dog snuggled up either side won out.


Bizarre as it sounds a few of the youth seem interested in stuff like repairing cars, it’s a bit of an antidote to following the brain drain and being interested in smart watches and watching other people living a life on the television.

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 09:52 AM

Speaking of electric bills, I got a snotty letter from my electricity provider today, saying that my bill was overdue (it was issued on 25th November ffs) and that if I didn't pay up pronto they might have to come and fit a prepayment meter, and then I'd lose the benefits of my current tariff and have to pay £millions more a year.  On the back of the letter they helpfully provided a projection of what my likely costs would be on a prepayment meter, and it turns out I'd actually be £106 a year better off. :roll:   Obvs I don't want a prepayment meter because they're a pain in the arse, but I will be ringing them to see if they can do something about how much I'm paying at the moment.

 

Try moneysavingexpert.com's Cheap Energy Club. You bang in how much gas and leccy you used in the last year (this will be on one of your bills somewhere), and it emails you when you can make a saving by switching. Then you just hit the price comparison websites and switch to the least expensive. I've done two switches using this tool now.



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Posted 09 December 2017 - 09:55 AM

Try moneysavingexpert.com's Cheap Energy Club. You bang in how much gas and leccy you used in the last year (this will be on one of your bills somewhere), and it emails you when you can make a saving by switching. Then you just hit the price comparison websites and switch to the least expensive. I've done two switches using this tool now.

 

Same - very good site :)


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 11:56 AM

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 12:24 PM

Haven't managed to find an 850 tdi so going to buy something else this week; all the 850s seem to be scrap or being held onto tightly by owners; they really are thinning out it seems

Thinking of going to see this; I don't really like anything beyond a ph1 v70 but needs must

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 03:59 PM

Suspension on the Princess fixed!  Test drive undertaken!  Camera got out to take rubbish video... and the clutch failed at the point I tried to reverse off the drive.  Full report soon.

 

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 04:22 PM

Suspension on the Princess fixed!  Test drive undertaken!  Camera got out to take rubbish video... and the clutch failed at the point I tried to reverse off the drive.  Full report soon.

 

Being owned by a Princess is  fun a leading cause of hair loss annoying character building.

 

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 05:20 PM

A bit nippy this morning but merc started instantly at 8am and defrosted slowly. Drove to waitrose, did shopping and came out and the bloody thing wouldn’t start. It’s a brand new battery ( well September) and it seemed very slow to turn over. Almost starting but not quite. Gave it some gas and it fired up ok and was fine for the rest of the morning.
Thoughts? I’ve not used it since weds, and fan was on full demist for the 1.5mile drive to the supermarket. Perhaps it didn’t have time to put any extra charge in? I’ve never had to touch the throttle before when starting.

Anyway, my sister wanted me to try and get a dress from M&S for my niece. Only place with stock in the right size in the whole south east was Bracknell so i headed off there slightly concerned about non starting ( I did not want to get stuck in Bracknell!).
I’ve not been to the centre for years but it’s really changed. Enormous marks and Waitrose, nice shops, clean pedestrian areas etc. Huge carluccios, Waterstones. Etc. I was pleasantly surprised, and even happier when the panzer command vehicle started again!
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Posted 09 December 2017 - 05:47 PM

How far did you drive? If it's done a lot of idling, then been driven gently not very far, plugs could well have sooted up.


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