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#151 OFFLINE   paulplom

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 03:12 PM

Just rolled home after a week away, doing Lakes and other spots, from a base in Carlisle.

 

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Breather at the Kirkstone pass (...no, not very sunny!)

 

505miles..... boring, boring, boring [fillup] >> repeat 8)

 

I think some seriousToMM© Tyre Replacement Investigations will occupy most of this upcoming week ;)

 

 

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I bought a new fiat ducato in 2005. I used it to pull my caravan to the lake district. My new van had less than 1000 miles on it when my tomtom decided the quickest way to Windermere was up the Kirkstone pass. My new van must have aged 5 years that day. Very nerve racking going down the other side. I could smell the clutch going up and burning brakes going down. Anyway I digress....


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 11:32 PM

Yo! .......

Err, abso-bloody-lootly nothing to report....

OK, I'm not going to lie.....

Yupp... pissed as a cracker... However - Ah Hah :)


I Have a Toyota...aaaaah ;)


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 07:54 AM

Oooof >> heed :(

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 10:59 PM

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 08:52 AM

Just popped for these......

 

3x Litres  Comma SXGL41L 1L SX75W-90 GL-4 Semi-Synthetic Gear Oil

 

Amazon @ £7.44ea delivered  :-P

 

I need 2.5L for my 5speed.

 

 

Wise men say.... make sure the filler plug comes out before draining = or you might not be able to refill!!

 

 

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 01:28 PM

Ooof!! 3x bottles, in packaging, had the postie banging my front door an hour ago :)

And now.... Thunderstorms :(


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 09:50 AM

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Last week.... Looking relaxed after a hard day 'pootling about', around Carlisle & lakes  8)

 

 

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 06:56 AM

I had occasion to visit the 'is it taxed?' Gov site yesterday.

Slotting ToMM© into the search it tells me I'm untaxed from 1 July. This is an 'expensive error' on my part when I bought it last year... I looked into taxing it from Aug1st (never used online before) and hit 'go' button on the last day of July = taxed from 1st July :(

Helpfully, though, the site kindly reassured me I have a D/D autorenew in place :)

One less thing to forget, then ;)


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 03:42 PM

Hmmm.... Stick pads on ally plates??

 

I liked the 'clean & neat' way I fixed the new plates on the car..... However the rear one was hanging on by a prayer yesterday (SWMBO was walking round the back, after parking up, and spotted it!)

 

I have popped a couple of plated PC frame screws in... not too likely to rust out  :-P  They are through the part which has the pad stuck to it... so no water ingress issues FTW.

 

 

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Not happy..... ah well !!

 

 

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 06:43 AM

Will be cruising (in the rain) to celebrate my 60th today.

.... will definitely be going to SpecSavers*  ;)

*booked thismorning (5th) FREE

 

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 02:51 PM

..... continuing the 'spend, spend, spend..!!' gaiety of a milestone birthday.....

 

I popped into Lidl and splashed out on TWO.. count that.. aerosols of BAUFIX paint.

 

Anthracite & Silver.

 

looking at the lid, Anthracite may be a good match for ToMM© arch/sill end repair (currently sploshed with Hammerite BLACK Garage Door paint)

 

the silver may bonnify the air cleaner cannister

 

£5 the two (not £2.99ea on bin tag)  ;-)

 

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 01:31 PM

Popped for 4x tins of this:-

 

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£23 all in, and Amazon delivered overnight!!

 

 

So now I can do the sill end on the ouside & follow up on the INSIDE  :-P

 

..... if it stops being wet/thundery/threatening to be either .....

 

 

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 03:24 PM

Will be cruising (in the rain) to celebrate my 60th today.

.... will definitely be going to SpecSavers ;)


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Belated happy birthday, mine's soon, but the zero has only* a four in front of it.
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Posted 12 July 2017 - 05:03 PM

PhotoFukkitt 're-host' complete  8)

 

.... and there were still duff links! Done now....

 

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 04:47 PM

So it actually gets done... SOON... I'm having my local garage dump my gearbox oil/refill with my own GL4.

Yes..yes.. I'm more than able to do it but just can't face wrestling with the [admittedly, shallow formed] plug hex + stinkie trans oil dribbling up my forearm :(

A 4post is the Way Ahead here.....

He has a selection of annealed washers so that's sorted too :)

Thursday 08:30, first car in......



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Posted 20 July 2017 - 07:27 AM

Car is parked up... Keys dropped off... Now We Wait*

*at home, with a coffee as garage is 4mins away ;)


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 08:20 AM

..... 25 mins tops!!  ;-)

 

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@£20 !! (my own oil)

 

Beats the hell out of gravel rash... AND some fairly intense windy gun action on something or other... mebbies the undertray... that would have meant even more hassles  :?

 

Winnah

 

 

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 09:25 PM

That's a fine looking Carina II you have there TooSavvy! Those things seem to be rock solid. The wheels suit it.

 

Belated happy birthday! 8)


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 11:24 AM

..... Knew it wouldn't last :(

Garage monkey OPENED the bonnet OK [kos I don't slam it from 4ft]

He DID!!! Won't ffinn open... grrrrrr

Waterpump pliers/cable interface again.

Will replace the nylon pull lever with an ally copy to 'future proof' this aspect of ownership ;)

*L8noose >> having NOT managed to open bonnet.. run round to front, press hard down on leading edge, hear "boinggg", run back and jump in.. Yank - "pongg" = now open!

Will be Fixtt :)

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 09:06 PM

Someone [somewhere..] advised that the steel oil cooler link pipes rot like a barsteward - being directly behind the grille.

Mine are mmm, 'aged well' - that will suffice - and a smear of never again will slosh on very soon ;)

A piccie when I'm doing it, everyone? lol


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Posted 23 July 2017 - 07:30 AM

OoooF!

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..... not quite 'fordscene' YET ;)


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Posted 23 July 2017 - 08:06 AM

Thats richer than chocolate covered hobnobs. Nice though.
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Posted 23 July 2017 - 08:06 AM

Yes, but looks like I've missed the boat! But a rising tide raises all ships.
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Posted 23 July 2017 - 08:20 AM

I love the passing ref to a 'marker' meaning nothing, and the wing is unmarked anyway....

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 11:49 AM

OOOF! Babemagnet*Level1 achieved......

 

*OK...pimply yoof OK

 

Feeding anklebiter, last evening, with a run through our local DriveThru MakkiD and 'headset wearing' yoof gets all agitated/drooling over my car...

 

'Ahh.. GR8, love the oldies <lyke> has it got power steering? Yeah [leans head out of booth] ooh, yeah, <lyke> you have the alloys..Cool!'

 

 

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 10:37 AM

Bob, the guy with the broken [now fixed] rear 1/4 window, was so taken with the look of ToMM© on my OZ Polaris....

.... he has ordered a set of 13" lookalikes for his :)


Couple of bookends, at this rate lol


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 09:44 AM

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.... as I said  8)

 

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 02:35 PM

... so then, nearly 52 weeks of 'ToMM© Waftage'  :-P

 

Seems an age ago >>> the forum was in near constant wobbledom >> I was desperate to keep contact with Station, as I only knew him here  :shock:  and I was attempting to arrange moto purchase through the medium of 'digital scotch mist!'

 

Aneehoo.... A fairly relaxed jolly, with SiL, down to The Wirral got me fixed up....

 

 

The rest is, as they say, History  :common007:

 

 

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 02:46 PM

3SGTE or GTF. ;)

Safe now. Everything's lead lined.

 

 


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 03:40 PM

3SGTE or GTF. ;)

 

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:shock:  OMGMPGGAHH!!

 

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