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#31 OFFLINE   steve_earwig

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 06:51 AM

For some reason I always read it as

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SO, that Pickarsole, is it Semen's (in which case cool) or Bosh (meh)?


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 07:15 AM

Micrawave Oven

 

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Missed that first time round!



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Posted 09 February 2015 - 08:06 AM

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 11:34 AM

I have no idea who you are, or indeed were! But have been on the very same rolling road. Where a certain white Picasso put out more bhp than my modded BX :-(

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Mat - its Big Marty from Preston, a chance conversation with Docco led to me being offered Kitch's "Breathed Upon" diesel Picasserole and Im off to pick it up on Thurs taking in a certain other BX nutter from Swindon on the way. I still have a C8, and a Xantia. And a Rover 25. But no more K11.


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#35 OFFLINE   Twiggy

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 12:12 PM

So you`ve twigged it..............................



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Posted 09 February 2015 - 03:57 PM

I've no idea who you are. Would you like to buy a 2010 Zafira CDTi?


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 11:20 PM

Ah! I've got it now, I thought you were UmBongo.


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 11:34 PM

dehsarcim<<<< is this you in reverse gear? ;)


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Posted 12 February 2015 - 10:44 PM

Fuck I what a long day. 08.30hrs

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Where I met a man with a C8

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Who drove like a nutter to meet a man with a BX in bits and other assorted chod

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To finally arrive at 16.00hrs to collect this £600 bargain bucket assortment of Chevronic Joy machine

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And a five hour drive back home without a piss stop due to angry wife who I didnt tell how far I was going and accidents & roadworks meaning average speed over 287 miles was 43 MPH


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Posted 15 February 2015 - 08:06 PM

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161602566126

 

That went quickly! Heap of bloody shite. Couldnt interest my son in faffing with it so off to Liverpool land it goes. Not made on it but then not lost on it either.

 

So now then, what do I do about rubber on the Womble Waggon - for £140 I can get a full set of steelies with decent rubber or for £160 I can get a full set of average rubber fitted to the existing alloys. Think Im probably going down the cheap rubber to existing alloys route rather than fanny about getting some steelies and then having to find bolts to fit and so on.


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Posted 15 February 2015 - 10:04 PM

I was wondering where you had gone and was going to PM. Nice to see you back. Whoever you are, were, might be or something.


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 01:40 PM

Bum.

The back tyres are getting low on tread and personally I like my chunky winter rubber that I tend to run all year, so after a bit of faffing I decided that I would buy some 195 section tyres to replace the 185 section ones. Tyre comparitor says that they will fit and only be 6mm different, so thats 3mm top and bottom right?

WRONK

I dont think the Womble Waggon had been lowered but there is very little clearance front and rear arches wise. With the 195's  and their 11mm chunky tread that clearance reduced to just 4mm at the top and that clearly was too close for comfort.

So if anyone is in need of some 195/65/15 91H tyres with winter tread pattern ( studable) and fancies a ride out to Preston then at £25 each these are a steal

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#43 ONLINE   fordperv

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 02:29 PM

frosti what an appropriate name for cold weather tyres


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 03:29 PM

Bunged them on eVil bay now for £25 a pop, tyhey set me back £33 a pop, so £8 each loss I suppose but they are no good to me.

Bah.

Bumhats.


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Posted 01 March 2015 - 07:50 PM

Bit of snow today. Discovered one of the crappers is leaking at the soil connection, had a quick faff, but its like the pan is fitted too far forward for the pipe. I'll let ABI sort that one out under warranty then.
 
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Which would have been fine except the way in and out of the site is up a big hill. THere was a blue Megane before me, I waited till he was nearly at the top then set off, second gear, 20 MPH no problems then the silly twat in the Megane stopped - athe top of the hill and then found himself sliding backwards towards me. Why the fuck did he decide to stop? Im running on budget summer tyres with not a great deal of tread and didnt have any bloody problems, hes in his 64 plate Renner and slip sliding all over the fooking show.
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Made it out of the campsite and off back down the country lanes to the motorway....
 
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Pootling along at a sedate 25 and then the Merc 4x4 decides to stop and let me pass, why god alone knows, still I carried on  without any problems back to the M6
 
Still would have prefered some M&S tyres on the Picasso though. Discovered that in addition to the FUBAR air con only half of the rear window demist elements work, will have to attack those with some silver conductive paint as that is something that iffitates me. Air I can live without but not a rear screen demist.

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 07:48 PM

Er, is it Kayelevenden?

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 09:49 PM

Could be!

 

C8 went before the Man From The Ministry today and he must have been in a good mood...

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Tomorrow for being so good I shall be treating it to a few litres of Total Quartz and a new filter.


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Posted 01 April 2015 - 05:26 PM

M0ar tyres, this time on the C8... Off with the threadbare Goodyears that had covered just over 11000 miles and were utterly fucked and on with the Falken's from Tyreleader.

I popped down to Mo's in Preston where for £5 a tyre they were replaced. No balancing, no fannying about with new valves just whack em on and pray...

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In other news the front windscreen washer has packed up on FM - I can hear it running, but no water cometh through. It's buried under the front wing so is predictably a right twat to get to, the hoses themselves are free of shit as disconnecting them and blowing makes bubbles come out of the washer water tank. So I think its going to be a bodgit and scarper job. For as long as I have owned the car water has been very reluctant to come through the front jets making me think that the non-return valve was fooked, though Im wondering now if the pump itself is bollocked. First step will be to swap the front and rear pumps (if and when I can get to the bastard water bottle and at the moment I feel no great urgency as its cold, windy and pissing down) if that fails then a bodgit and scarper second tank under the bonnet and scrapper pump will be the way forward.


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Posted 02 April 2015 - 08:03 PM

They only have one pump and it does both if memory serves, either that or the flimflam valve is borked.


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Posted 02 April 2015 - 10:10 PM

I have since found out its a little rubber cock in the pump that needs a shave with a sharp knife.

 

Given that I still have to dismantle half a Citroen to get to it, I still may go down the Bodgit & Scarper school of repair fettling.


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Posted 03 April 2015 - 07:23 PM

I usually disconnect the front pipe where it goes to the jets and blast it with compressed air, sometimes it does the trick freeing the flimflam valve off.


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Posted 03 April 2015 - 07:27 PM

These washer pumps are a consumable item, if you get more than a couple of years out of one you're doing well.



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Posted 15 April 2015 - 12:15 PM

Pressing on with my love of winter rubber today the Picasso (el Fanny Magnet) was treated to some new tyres on the back ( the existing ones were down to the wear bars all across) so off with my Tyreleader Sonar specials at £25.81 a tyre I went to Mo's in Preston and paid a fiver a tyre fitting.

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Will be "interesting" to see how they fare in the wet/dry. So far so good, but I was hardly tanking it down New Hall Lane on the way home.

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 11:48 AM

 Tyreleader Sonar specials at £25.81 a tyre 

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HOLY SHIT

I have never experienced rubber like this. Fine up to 68MPH, then a slight vibration which worsens exponentially after 74mph and once past 86mph you think the car is about to fly apart at the seams.

So i took them back and paid for them to be balanced, one needed a couple of weights , one several weights - so I tried again - any difference? Well a little but not much.

Oddly whether Im knocking the corners off the square tyres or what, they do seem to be improving, the vibration is tolerable now up to 78 then after this gets worse. They are speed rated to 130 but no way in hell will I take them much above 80 now as they inspire no confidence whatsoever, they also feel quite loose in the wet and have about as much grip as the proverbial excited puppy on laminate flooring.

 

Vibration defo coming from the rear ( where the tyres are) and feels worse up through the seat squab with very little through the steering wheel itself.

Only time will tell whether Im able to tolerate these or whether I bin them off for some Falkens.


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Posted 04 May 2015 - 04:43 PM

I'm not surprised if they're remoulds, they can be a right bugger to balance. I once had some that needed weights fitting around more than a third of the rim.

Some places with more sophisticated balancing kit I believe fit weights to the inside rim and the outside, and in different arcs in and out.

 

 

PS Womble, I missed this first time 'round, but I twigged who you were in a different thread (can't remember which). I mentioned your previous screen names, so if you'd like me to dig it out and bin them off, just let me know.



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Posted 04 May 2015 - 07:06 PM

I'm not surprised if they're remoulds, they can be a right bugger to balance. I once had some that needed weights fitting around more than a third of the rim.

Some places with more sophisticated balancing kit I believe fit weights to the inside rim and the outside, and in different arcs in and out.

 

 

PS Womble, I missed this first time 'round, but I twigged who you were in a different thread (can't remember which). I mentioned your previous screen names, so if you'd like me to dig it out and bin them off, just let me know.

Meh, its fine - I didnt go working for that doctors surgery in the end as the job offer wasnt all it was cracked up to be. And the people I work with know Im a bit strange.


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Posted 06 May 2015 - 10:20 PM

Getting bored of this now.

Think I want to try a SWB Fronty for size and generally arse around in one pretending to be:

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 11:44 AM

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 11:24 PM

Hmm, its "three month in celebrity dilemma" time.

 

1) I like the Picasso - its a good size and it goes like shit off a shovel.

2) it handles like a cow due to a combination of shit rubber and worn suspension bits

3) it bangs and crashes like mad due to shagged droplinks and worn rear arm bearings

 

So Im thinking - do I keep and fix or do I sell and get summat different.

Pro's are that it has had a fair old bit of work prior to my purchase.

Cons, its an old Citroen Picasso.

 

I suspect Im looking at about £400 ish to get the suspension and rubber sorted and a fresh MOT by the local grease monkeys, less if I piss about with it myself. Still quite like the off roader idea but I also fancy a PTW, and getting a Moto or trial bike apeals rather a lot and would kill two birds with one stone there.

 

Shitsticks - grow a beard and I could be DW - I already have solar panels and a wood burner....


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