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#41281 OFFLINE   Crusty Sills

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:50 PM

Took the Beetle out for a lovely drive this afternoon. 60 miles no issues made even better by fixing the stereo and enjoying some 90's Brit pop.
Going to take it to work tomorrow, down side is list of jobs to do seems to be getting longer.
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#41282 ONLINE   eddyramrod

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:53 PM

YES!  Use them, that's what they're for!   :)  Huggy will be going to work with me three times this week, as he did last week.  Only 4 miles each way but so worth it!


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#41283 OFFLINE   michael1703

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:12 PM

I'm using my 58 rover P4 for work as it's being reliable* I'm managing 200+miles a week in it
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#41284 OFFLINE   PhilA

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Posted Yesterday, 02:23 AM

Got my weedeater running properly after fitting a new carburetor, got it all set up, tidied the yard up all smart.
Aftermath was pine needles and grass all over the driveway so I went looking for leaf blowers.

Wife went pay the guy who we get to cut grandmother's and mother in law's yards, he said he had one I could have because it didn't run any more.

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Cleaned the blocked fuel tank vent, adjusted the throttle cable, set the mixtures, cleaned the plug and the thing basically blew the entire yard away. 150 mph, 560cfm. Thing is a beast.

This is why I don't trust the "professionals", they were the last people to lay hands on it.

Phil

Edit: found the manual and the reason it's a KAT is it's German and has a catalytic converter. I didn't think 2-strokes could have a catalytic because of the volume of oil they burn?
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#41285 OFFLINE   somewhatfoolish

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Posted Yesterday, 04:41 AM

People treat equipment like that as white goods; I scored a domestic grade husqvarna strimmer out of my neighbour's skip(he was clearing the shed prior to moving and he said 'help yourself' when he saw me eyeing up all his rubbish the useful things) a few years ago; the tossbags who loosely assembled it had used the wrong, too long screws to hold the barrel on, they bottomed out in the holes preventing a proper clamping pressure and as a result the gasket providing the seal had eventually given up the unequal struggle and disintegrated. 5 minutes with a grinder to shorten the screws, a Kellogs' gasket and plenty of goo later it fired up and is still shredding weeds today.

Edit to add; fine pogweaseling there.
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#41286 ONLINE   beko1987

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Posted Yesterday, 10:58 AM

I've just won a game of office politics over a fucking binding machine!

Smug
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#41287 ONLINE   Andy the tyre man

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Posted Yesterday, 11:03 AM

Well done you.






Wtf is a binding machine??
I HAVE THE PATIENCE OF A SAINT.

SAINT CUNTY McFUCKOFF

#41288 ONLINE   beko1987

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Posted Yesterday, 11:25 AM

Well done you.






Wtf is a binding machine??

http://www.staples.c...cB&gclsrc=aw.ds

Never used by anyone else bar me for 5 years, almost binned in our office move as it wouldn't fit in a crate so the moving company wouldn't move it. I personally put it in the car and drove it over to the new place cos I felt bad about binning fugging £240 worth of kit. Then into a cupboard and used maybe twice in the 2 years we have been here.

Suddenly it's wanted, and the snotty emails from a different part of the business start as apparently it was funded by them and us. Was it? Well fucking come and get it then! (plus other office politics bollocks that I won't go into here, which culminated in a sorry email) I now have a nice empty shelf in a cupboard that again I only really use so win there, I might start storing hoover stuff in it.

I guarantee that in a few days I'll be asked how to use it, because again no one knows how. I'll be busy that day/time
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#41289 OFFLINE   5speedracer

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Posted Yesterday, 12:22 PM

This is what happens if you put washer fluid in your engine
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Why would you though?
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#41290 OFFLINE   The Moog

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Posted Yesterday, 12:53 PM

Why would you though?

Accidentally I assume
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#41291 OFFLINE   andy18s

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Posted Yesterday, 04:08 PM

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#41292 OFFLINE   5speedracer

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Posted Yesterday, 04:41 PM

Accidentally I assume

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#41293 OFFLINE   richardmorris

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Posted Yesterday, 05:55 PM

Accidentally I assume



There are a lot of people about who really shouldn't be allowed outside without Nurse's say so.
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#41294 OFFLINE   somewhatfoolish

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Posted Yesterday, 08:09 PM

Why would you though?

Because despite the best efforts of ~3 billion years of evolution, the enlightenment and near-universal education, many people are windowlicking morons who should not be allowed to breed, never mind be allowed anywhere near complicated mechanisms like bonnet catches.
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#41295 OFFLINE   anonymous user

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Posted Yesterday, 08:32 PM

To be fair when they put the washer fluid in it probably didn't say oil on the filler cap. (It might have said 710 though)
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Posted Yesterday, 08:35 PM

Had an amazing curry with a few mates tonight, and to make it even better it was a three courses for £9.95 night. Could it get better?
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Posted Today, 09:07 AM

That's arguable, I am sure there are instances where the AA saves lives e.g getting people off the hard shoulder.

That said I wouldn't compare them to the RNLI and that advert really pissed me off at the time, when you see the volunteers of the RNLI go out in appalling weather to rescue some berk on their shitty yacht who should have stayed on the Broads then you see the best of humanity in my opinion (and not in terms of the owner of said yacht!).


I work for the RNLI, so cheers for that. It made my day.

I don't do anything brave like the crew and lifeguards but I work like a dog to do my bit.
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#41298 ONLINE   Tamworthbay

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Posted Today, 02:09 PM

I work for the RNLI, so cheers for that. It made my day.
I don't do anything brave like the crew and lifeguards but I work like a dog to do my bit.

You are welcome :-) it's a fantastic organisation and one of the real gems of this country. EVERYONE who works or volunteers for them deserves our thanks.
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#41299 ONLINE   eddyramrod

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Posted Today, 02:10 PM

Couldn't agree more!


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