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#691 OFFLINE   UltraWomble

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 11:06 PM

How is Junior Womble getting on with driving since passing his test?

Still mashing the clutch on the Picasso & revving the arse off it.

 

I still think he would be better in an auto. Otherwise OK thank you for asking. Contemplating a Panda for him.


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Posted 24 December 2018 - 11:24 PM

Still mashing the clutch on the Picasso & revving the arse off it.

 

I still think he would be better in an auto. Otherwise OK thank you for asking. Contemplating a Panda for him.

 

clutch control is one of those things I really look forward to learning :) as the idea of going forward and stopping is something I had plenty of play with (riding bikes and playing video games) but nothing ever does clutch control, until your actually in a car with a clutch if that makes any sense....



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Posted 25 December 2018 - 07:08 AM

Sunglasses holder is in the fuse box lid - a deeeeeeep pocket to hold your glasses and nick nacks.

AHH ok my fuse box lid doesn't look large enough for glasses. Will try it though!

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Posted 25 December 2018 - 03:03 PM

This type Bub..

Which has the biiiiiig pouch.

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As opoopsed to this one

I mean how much plastic did that save????

Really?

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 07:19 PM

 

Anyone else think this sounds like the thrust bearing going for a Burton?

About 13 sec's the missus puts the clutch in & the sound gets notably better. Its not got a DMF of doom.


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 09:09 PM

Still mashing the clutch on the Picasso & revving the arse off it.

 

 

 

We've all been there.

 

One of the lads has just passed his test at 36 years old after becoming a dad and feeling the need, he did the test in an automatic and got a licence restricting him to autos thus avoiding the new driver clutch burnout phenomenon.

 

In short he solved this by purchasing a Polo GTi with the DSG auto box which promptly shat itself (As they do) within two months, it's funny how it all works out.

 

 

 

Anyone else think this sounds like the thrust bearing going for a Burton?

About 13 sec's the missus puts the clutch in & the sound gets notably better. Its not got a DMF of doom.

 

Hate to say it but from the sound on the video, yes.


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Posted 19 January 2019 - 12:08 AM

Clattery sound actually gets worse when clutch put in though not much.

 

Initially ok when cold then gets going about 4 or 5 miles into a journey. Selects all gears OK but occasionally wont come out of reverse (lever does, gearbox doesnt...)

 

Various opinions from new clutch needed m8 to Its fooking fooked m8 big time. Does seem to be an issue on some 20BM17 gearboxes that they shit the input shaft bearings.


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Posted 05 February 2019 - 05:20 PM

Many thanks to The Moog for some banging choons that actually work. 64054b7b00233aca428903ddf2f619e5.jpg

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 05:24 PM

If clutch up and rattling it could be thrust bearing. Check gearbox oil level and the earbox linkages were the cables attach for any slop in the ball joint linkage. My picasso gear box was fine then in space of two miles the cable for forward and back motion siezed.

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 05:26 PM

Just watched your video too and there's certainly an ominous clatter. Sounds louder than my hdi!

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 06:16 PM

Gearbox clatter has been diagnosed DMF self destructing - replacement and (belt and braces) LUK clutch and DMF ( to SMF conversion) flywheel weighing in at just shy of £1200 with 2 days labour, VAT and parts (oh and an MOT)

 

Mrs Womble and I have had words about spending this much on the car.

She wants to wait 12 months to buy a 12 month old Bingo and I would rather throw £1200 at a new Bingo and hock myself balls deep in finance for the next 6 years on a car I know we will keep for at least 10 years.


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Posted 05 February 2019 - 06:41 PM

Glad it works for you. I think it was brand new in the Lancer as I still had the manual in the bag (I binned it as it was annoying me) 


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Posted 05 February 2019 - 07:26 PM

Gearbox clatter has been diagnosed DMF self destructing - replacement and (belt and braces) LUK clutch and DMF ( to SMF conversion) flywheel weighing in at just shy of £1200 with 2 days labour, VAT and parts (oh and an MOT)

Mrs Womble and I have had words about spending this much on the car.
She wants to wait 12 months to buy a 12 month old Bingo and I would rather throw £1200 at a new Bingo and hock myself balls deep in finance for the next 6 years on a car I know we will keep for at least 10 years.

I thought yours was a petrol?

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 07:41 PM

Picasso is Pez

Wifes C8 is HDi Turdblower Dizzle


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Posted 05 February 2019 - 07:49 PM

Ahhhhh that would explain it sounding rattly
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Posted 05 February 2019 - 08:12 PM

Even the worlds nicest C8 can't be worth £1200 due to the immense liability factor.

Time to crush/kill/destroy and get yourself that blingo, I got £260 back when I weighed in my C8 so that plus the £1200 clutch money is halfway to your deposit on a Berlingo or Rifter.

£289 a month it looks like, really not terrible.

(yes I'm still slightly bitter about the ungrateful bastard of a C8 I had, but I'm still right)

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 09:45 PM

Even the worlds nicest C8 can't be worth £1200 due to the immense liability factor.

Time to crush/kill/destroy and get yourself that blingo, I got £260 back when I weighed in my C8 so that plus the £1200 clutch money is halfway to your deposit on a Berlingo or Rifter.

£289 a month it looks like, really not terrible.

(yes I'm still slightly bitter about the ungrateful bastard of a C8 I had, but I'm still right)

My thoughts exactly

I have tried to explain all this to Mrs Womble - alas alack all in vain.

 

Ive half a mind to blow a bag on a new (to me) bike out of spite


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Posted 06 February 2019 - 08:14 PM

Bollocks
The black box of doom has arrived today.
Means I have to umplug my OBD2 temp gauge and use this little "big brother" device.
And all because the lad is driving my car now and again.
It's called a TrakM8 if you want to Google it. Must have a gprs and Sim card in it. It's as heavy as the sun for something so small42a4a7535e14855f46bd6090f44a28a5.jpg

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 05:16 AM

You need one of these splitters.

 

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 05:34 PM

^^^ I have indeed ordered one of those.

 

Its Bodge It O'clock at the Womble household. Noticed yesterday that my OS headlamp was out again. Second time in the last 2 months and the sidelight had also gone. Today I got sent home from work this morning with a case of the beubonic plague (URTI) so I decided to use my time wisely. After falling asleep on the sofa watching some shite on You Tube I decided to wrap up warm and fix the bulb. 

I had some shit LED sidelight bulbs so they have gone in. They look shit but hopefully will last longer.

The H1 is held in place with a little bit of springy metal. This being a 13 year old Citroen the springy bit of metal decided it would spring no more and snapped. The new H1 was flopping around in the hole. Ever resourceful its now siliconed in place with B&Q "Dial" white bathroom sealer. This will be a twat to remove in  the future but hopefully this will be on a nice sunny day when I dont feel like shite and have a temp of 37.9 and coughing up something that resembles mushy peas.

 

In other news my ill health couldnt have come at a better time - the SMH moped is finally heading North.

 

Edit - its a H4 innit. CBA correcting the above.

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 05:52 PM

^^^ I have indeed ordered one of those.

 

Its Bodge It O'clock at the Womble household. Noticed yesterday that my OS headlamp was out again. Second time in the last 2 months and the sidelight had also gone. Today I got sent home from work this morning with a case of the beubonic plague (URTI) so I decided to use my time wisely. After falling asleep on the sofa watching some shite on You Tube I decided to wrap up warm and fix the bulb. 

I had some shit LED sidelight bulbs so they have gone in. They look shit but hopefully will last longer.

The H1 is held in place with a little bit of springy metal. This being a 13 year old Citroen the springy bit of metal decided it would spring no more and snapped. The new H1 was flopping around in the hole. Ever resourceful its now siliconed in place with B&Q "Dial" white bathroom sealer. This will be a twat to remove in  the future but hopefully this will be on a nice sunny day when I dont feel like shite and have a temp of 37.9 and coughing up something that resembles mushy peas.

 

In other news my ill health couldnt have come at a better time - the SMH moped is finally heading North.

 

Edit - its a H4 innit. CBA correcting the above.

 

whoa thats an impressive failure! :) did the old one before it fail in the same way?

 

(who made that lamp?)



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 06:16 PM

It was in a box marked "Osram" but came from China via eBay so could have been any old thing from the Doo Suk Luk Light Factory


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 11:47 AM

It's arrived....
Twee and fun. c341adca076049ec9404cd81e2c428fc.jpgeb7eaa114d5cf1aac6ece64a74d5a4eb.jpg73077dee20c21df11ead05ecf9e5c86b.jpg76f9324b5b3b5e21249b1a667d74fffa.jpgcdc70a9d38d43a42afbf08670bb37886.jpg

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 01:16 PM

I was more than a bit sad to see it go, but it's not right me keeping it when I know I'm not going to use it. Much better that it's in use and will give you some grins!

Bright, isn't it?
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Posted 15 February 2019 - 03:30 PM

Thanks to MorrisItal for suggesting this splitter.
£3. Odd and it works a treat
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Posted 23 February 2019 - 12:37 AM

I might have mentioned that in order to get insurance on the Picasso for Jr Womble I had to fit a "black box" to the car.

 

So far Jr Womble has driven about 10 miles in the car with said Balck box and Ive done about 150.

 

Today I was looking at my "scores" and have come to the conclusion its utter bollocks.

 

Motorway* speeds on the M61 plus some stop start traffic and darting through the M61 interchange scores 96% and green lights across the board...

 

Yet going to pick my wife up after an evening on the booze ( her not me) at a friends house a journey of about half a mile...

 

47% - Marked down for the fact it was after midnight and "accelerating / braking suddenly" which is tosh as I kept to the 20 limit there was fuck all else on the road, I had one mini roundabout and a cul de sac to negotiate.

Note the road risk..... This is the risk that that particular stretch of road carries.

 

Now look at the return journey. On the EXACT SAME stretch of road.

 

 

Poor??? How can the exact same stretch of road be good then 5 minutes later become poor?

 

Privilege insurance black box is quite frankly utter bollocks. 

 

My journey to work  at 07.00hrs usually scores 90-96% my journey home at 16.30hrs scores 70% and gets marked down on the slow stop start traffic on Strand Road. I kind of get that - stop start increases the risk of a low speed bump and whiplash claim. But there are plenty of other things that it just seems to ignore totally.

 

I feel for the youth of today trying to learn how to drive i really do.

 

 

 

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 01:01 AM

I looked at something like this a while ago. It will utterly murder you if you do any hard braking or acceleration regularly. Um...I live in a city almost entirely made of 70mph dual carriageways with a roundabout every 0.9 miles...yyyyeeeeah...

Can get a good score, so long as I never go outside our neighborhood.

They were trying really hard to sell this to me when I set the insurance on the Saab up...and they couldn't grasp the concept of a car without an OBD2 port...
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Posted 23 February 2019 - 01:53 AM

"I feel for the youth of today trying to learn how to drive i really do."

 

reason excuse 357.6 to get an invacar: good luck black Boxing it!  :mrgreen:

 

"They were trying really hard to sell this to me when I set the insurance on the Saab up...and they couldn't grasp the concept of a car without an OBD2 port... "

 

would be fun to "play dumb" during something like that and see what they do :)


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 02:59 AM

The idea of black boxes scare me. Particularly as their recording of events/risk is complete bull.

 

"Harsh braking/accelerating", so let me get this straight... if you brake firmly because a drunk staggers out into the road behind a parked car, you're more of a risk in the eyes of the insurers for seeing him and avoiding the accident than if you just kept your speed up and hit him?

 

Sounds good. Where do i sign?


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 08:13 AM

... if you brake firmly because a drunk staggers out into the road behind a parked car, you're more of a risk in the eyes of the insurers for seeing him and avoiding the accident than if you just kept your speed up and hit him?

 

The idea is that you understand that the local football team won/lost that day and there will be a lot of people celebrating/drowning their sorrows so anticipate that everyone will be hammered and stagger out in front of you if you drive so you don't go out/ take a different route/ drive at a speed where even if someone appears in front of you you can stop smoothly.

 

Most drivers don't look far enough ahead and haven't got a clue what is going on around them.

 

The idea of a black box to have a target of driving smooth and seeing where you might be able to improve is good but if it is a shit as shown above then what is the point! 


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