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#211 OFFLINE   rml2345

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 07:57 PM

Tremendous! Hopefully shifts will be such that I can collect it.
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:02 PM

If not we can figure something out, my working pattern over the coming months is very vague because of another job change that's just been arranged. Haven't told current employer yet, so that should be interesting...

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:40 PM

... because of another job change that's just been arranged....


Job change just sorted at 9 in the evening, will I be surprised?

 

As long as it is on your terms :)


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:50 PM

Job change just sorted at 9 in the evening, will I be surprised?

As long as it is on your terms :)

On my terms, everything being promised in writing!

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 02:29 PM

How to bother lorry drivers step 1:
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(* Not actually intended for bothering of drivers of HGVs)

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 02:16 PM

Why do modern acrylic plates look so shit? I thought it was the font sizing being "wrong" and the font itself being slightly off from the pre-2001 style, but it seems to go deeper than that.
The front plate on ex-MVS is an ebay embossed aluminium job, with the font being nigh on identical to a standard plate by necessity, it doesn't look at all out of place I think.
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The current rear plate though is half of the pair that NewReg supplied with the registration mark, I think they charged me £18 for them. They look fairly rubbish in isolation, quite rubbish on the car, and up close they don't even look real to be honest.
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Proofreading this post, I think I realise now why I don't have any friends.

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 03:41 PM

In other news, today is my day off, so it's operation sort the lockup. There's an entire 850 interior in that pile, and about 1.5 205 interiors. I've reached the point that I wish I'd never started.
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Posted 23 August 2018 - 01:29 PM

This was brought to my attention today:
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It is a car that I have worked on in the past before it emerged the owner was a collosal wankstain, I hasten to add that I am in no way responsible for this. That's a rear shock absorber. It's not a difficult or long job to replace, I managed the one on the other side in about an hour and I'm a halfwit. He often has children in the car, and drives like an absolute clown. His tyres were pretty close to the limit 6 months ago, so by now they're probably rather bald.
I don't usually get involved in this sort of thing beyond telling people to stop being a fuckwit, but he obviously didn't take that in the last time, so the poPo have been made aware, before he kills someone. Did I do the right thing?

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#219 OFFLINE   Tickman

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 01:48 PM

Is he (assumption) genuinely pleased with that repair*

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 02:23 PM

Is he (assumption) genuinely pleased with that repair*

From what I've been told, yes. He sees no issue, and acts as if it's a sensible course of action. Obviously it'll not make another MOT but 2 months is too long for something like that to be going about.

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 03:14 PM

Did you do the right thing? Yes.

It's not just his kids he's putting at risk either.
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Posted 23 August 2018 - 03:49 PM

Did you do the right thing? Yes.

It's not just his kids he's putting at risk either.

The worst part is that they're not his kids, it's nieces and nephews. If I found out a family member was taking my kids in a deathtrap like that dying on the roads would be the least of their worries.

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 06:34 PM

Would have been safer just removed (assuming that is just a shock absorber)

You did the right thing

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 11:10 AM

I'm not sure I like the look of this.
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Better investigate today, along with the rather leaky injector.
Other plans include having a nosey at a far nicer 205 than my own.

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 11:38 AM

I have some Lucas TD injectors if you want them reb.

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 04:15 PM

I have identified it as coolant, but not a clue where it's coming from. Good start.

I have some Lucas TD injectors if you want them reb.

I think the injector itself is ok, just leaking around the seal. Hopefully tightening it up a little bit will solve it. Just none of the spanners I chucked in the boot this morning are big enough, so I need to venture to the lockup to retrieve the unnecessarily large spanner set. There's a funny noise coming from the cambelt end of the engine, I'm assuming that's to do with the leak?

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 04:36 PM

It's 27mm, a deep socket helps.
Is the water pump gubbed?

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 05:03 PM

It's 27mm, a deep socket helps.
Is the water pump gubbed?

The water pump is just over a year old, but the noise does seem to be coming from that general area. Getting it recovered home to be on the safe side. Injector seal is away on cylinder 1 too, so now starts the joy of finding out what one I need and where to get it

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 05:12 PM

https://rover.ebay.c...tm/282513521750

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 05:28 PM

https://rover.ebay.c...tm/282513521750

The same between XUD7 and XUD9?

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 05:33 PM

I think so, though I've never been near an XUD7.

They have this listing for XUD7 washers

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 01:09 PM

Today, in an effort to find out precisely where the pug is spewing out all its fluids, I'm cleaning up the engine so I can tell what's fresh and what's just normal buildup from 24 years of being an XUD. It seems to be going quite well. Gunk degreaser smells lovely and looks like tizer. 3 in 1 foaming degreaser is fun to use and pretty effective, but manky old diesel engine probably requires more than the full can I've thrown at it so far.c55e748f8451d2ad351ba51a95bb6dc0.jpg130ecdd1be672076387a318a5c010dda.jpg8bf07614f6ca158ad7b9650150608258.jpgdd7a3f4519ea474d3b5e7f18c8c56cf9.jpg9ae349fa0ab16fa295c2b7b14a1cddcf.jpg

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 03:42 PM

Due to a knackered latch and just generally being made out of rot, I've swapped the bootlid from UMA onto Mavis, it looks slightly silly with the mix of phase 1 and 2 lights!
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I think I prefer the spoiler-free look, so it's staying like this for a while, but obviously I'll be retaining the spoiler just in case.
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Posted 09 September 2018 - 04:29 PM

There, that's better.
Inexplicably the bulb holders are absolutely identical between the two types of lights, but have notches on them so they aren't interchangeable. 99d9db2f94a800ea01fa49d91f4668a8.jpg

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 04:57 PM

This is why professional window tinting costs lots of money.
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It's not as bad as it looks in the photo, and I wasn't finished dealing with bubbles yet, but it very much isn't as easy as some people on the internet suggest it is. The wind which arrived after I'd already started really didn't help.

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 08:08 PM

I keep meaning to do the 406 but I always struggle like you.

I did find somewhere online that would send you the precut film to just fit.
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 08:26 PM

I keep meaning to do the 406 but I always struggle like you.

I did find somewhere online that would send you the precut film to just fit.

I would have managed fine if it was a less windy day I think. I'm going to use this cheap tint as a learning experience and once I'm confident buy some proper tint that didn't come from hellfrauds.

I found cutting it to shape to be not too bad really, except the provided knife was shit and broke immediately.

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 03:20 PM

It's MOT day for the Car Formerly Known as Mavis, it seems to be going well so far, he doesn't seem to have written anything down. It did leave a soot mark on the floor doing the emissions test though, which bodes well...d0dce9c6662547261120710f7c3b54c7.jpg

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 03:54 PM

Well done on the Pass


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Posted 17 October 2018 - 04:28 PM

In an astounding turn of events, it passed a £36 KwikFit MOT first time!4368f3ea8067096a1ba0f15145fe57b3.jpg

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