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#62401 OFFLINE   chaseracer

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 09:55 AM

You've got gaffer tape tinted windows?!?

 

Our old friend, the Oxford (serial) comma...! 


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#62402 OFFLINE   scaryoldcortina

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 10:14 AM

Two-thirds of PIP appeals succeed.  Worth a go.

 

 

Putting in Conor's PIP appeal today. Government says "only a fraction" of PIP appeals succeed, but 2/3 is a fraction so they aren't actually lying.


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#62403 OFFLINE   tooSavvy

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 02:50 PM

^^^ .... Did you get a fairly hefty 'brown paper package', full of DWP blurb about how ya gunna fail?

CAB website says junk the DWP shite/ignore.... Stick to your guns?


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#62404 OFFLINE   alcyonecorporation

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 02:55 PM

No more Facebook for a bit. 

Because it's crap. And annoying. 


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 03:05 PM

Had a day trip to Skegness yesterday. Came back with a massive migraine, chundering me guts up

 

#bestdayevAr


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#62406 OFFLINE   bub2006

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 03:08 PM

Sounds about usual after a trip to skeg! Too many screaming folk causing headaches and dodgy quick cooked food for Gipping stomach when I go yet I never learn.

#62407 OFFLINE   scaryoldcortina

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 03:09 PM

^^^ .... Did you get a fairly hefty 'brown paper package', full of DWP blurb about how ya gunna fail?

CAB website says junk the DWP white/ignore.... Stick to your guns?


TS

No, that will be in the post next - they have to send me their "evidence" which consists entirely of things I sent them that they have ignored, and some unsubstantiated opinion from a civil servant and a nurse.

 

Guns at the ready!!!


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 04:15 PM

After getting another Volvo after a number of years I've gone back onto the VOC forum and joined the Facebook group and I have to be honest I'm a little disappointed. Years ago you'd chat to time served 240 owners (probably with beard and sandals) who were mostly down to earth, full of good advice and always willing to help. Nowadays The forum and FB group seem to be full of twats dishing out opinion and wild speculation as fact and generally speaking complete bollocks. Not everyone I hasten to add, but it seems to be a sizeable amount.

Disappointing.
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#62409 OFFLINE   panhard65

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 04:26 PM

Bloody customers !! Last week had an MGF fail it's mot on a whole load of work, mainly rear suspension and wheel bearings. Told the customer it was uneconomical to repair. So she decides not to listen to me and orders all the parts to get it through the mot. The parts arrive here today, all secondhand and all pretty much as bad as I am taking off it. She paid 300 quid for this lot as well. Now no doubt it will all be my fault, I should tell her to bugger off really. The only trouble with that is I will end up getting slagged off for not taking her money. You just can't win sometimes.


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 06:21 PM

All modern cars are shite. I've got a 4 year old Dodge Charger thats in for a service, and a few other bits. They've had to change the bottom arms, tension arms and roll bar bushes under warranty. Fair enough, i'm not paying but its the second time the bottom arms have had to he changed in 4 years. That's proper shite, that is.

#62411 OFFLINE   scaryoldcortina

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 06:42 PM

Bloody customers !! Last week had an MGF fail it's mot on a whole load of work, mainly rear suspension and wheel bearings. Told the customer it was uneconomical to repair. So she decides not to listen to me and orders all the parts to get it through the mot. The parts arrive here today, all secondhand and all pretty much as bad as I am taking off it. She paid 300 quid for this lot as well. Now no doubt it will all be my fault, I should tell her to bugger off really. The only trouble with that is I will end up getting slagged off for not taking her money. You just can't win sometimes.


Anyone who wants me to fit second hand wheelbearings gets told to bugger off, MGF or not.
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#62412 OFFLINE   panhard65

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 06:58 PM

Anyone who wants me to fit second hand wheelbearings gets told to bugger off, MGF or not.

Oh she did buy a complete hub which I would of fitted except the idiot who removed it has hit the top of the ball joint thread which makes it pretty pointless even trying to fit it. I don't mind fitting secondhand if the parts were actually any good and removed properly rather than the crap she has had delivered. It came from a supposed specialist Rover breakers who don't even supply invoices, just a compliments slip with £300 written on it. They certainly know how to charge that was for a secondhand hub a pair of rear track arms (that are wrong anyway) a radiator (that is bent slightly at the top) a front fog light switch (it needs a rear fog switch) A front exhaust pipe (this actually looks pretty good) and a new but really cheap aftermarket cat.


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#62413 OFFLINE   scaryoldcortina

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 07:49 PM

Wow. I'd have sold you an entire MGF for that.
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Posted 24 April 2017 - 08:11 PM

No more Facebook for a bit. 

Because it's crap. And annoying. 

My work blocked FB last week, I've not missed it.


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 08:18 PM

My work blocked FB last week, I've not missed it.

 

What are you going to do for money?


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 09:49 PM

Been a bit busy lately, some Pleasure but mostly Work.   48 hours since Friday.   Looking forward to a couple of days off trundling the Cowley around Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset back roads so I swapped cars in my storage unit after work today.   Even remembered to take my half-eaten sandwiches out of the Minor..... 

 

Well, that idea is all fucked now......They are Gritting The Bloody Road outside.   WTF?   This is southern Hampshire not the bloody Cairngorms.   Now there will be three tons of salt in every gutter and verge across the county.    Looks like I will be painting the bathroom like she wants, then.


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Posted Yesterday, 04:41 AM

Actual OMGSNOKAOS!!!1! here in WS12.  Must be a whole centimetre out there...


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Posted Yesterday, 06:35 AM

All modern cars are shite. I've got a 4 year old Dodge Charger thats in for a service, and a few other bits. They've had to change the bottom arms, tension arms and roll bar bushes under warranty. Fair enough, i'm not paying but its the second time the bottom arms have had to he changed in 4 years. That's proper shite, that is.

Must be an American car thing... PT Cruiser bottom arms and ARB bushes are also basically a service item ...every two years or 20,000 miles. The only good thing about it is they are piss easy to change and relatively cheap to buy.


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Posted Yesterday, 07:14 AM

Actual OMGSNOKAOS!!!1! here in WS12. Must be a whole centimetre out there...


Must be 25 degrees here in oxfordshire, may brave opening the sunroof on the way to work this morning!

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Posted Yesterday, 08:03 AM

eBay idiots asking how many miles my 30 year old van has on the clock. Then moanin that 160k is a lot, ignoring the fact that the engine and gearbox have done half that and most of the suspension is new. And it's a 30 year old van FFS, most vans have done that by 5 years old!



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Posted Yesterday, 08:04 AM

Must be an American car thing... PT Cruiser bottom arms and ARB bushes are also basically a service item ...every two years or 20,000 miles. The only good thing about it is they are piss easy to change and relatively cheap to buy.


Or a Chrysler thing.......which is most things.....

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Posted Yesterday, 11:55 AM

eBay idiots asking how many miles my 30 year old van has on the clock. Then moanin that 160k is a lot, ignoring the fact that the engine and gearbox have done half that and most of the suspension is new. And it's a 30 year old van FFS, most vans have done that by 5 years old!

Dismantle speedo and put black tape over the 1?

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Posted Yesterday, 02:05 PM

Actual OMGSNOKAOS!!!1! here in WS12. Must be a whole centimetre out there...

Meanwhile,elsewhere in the world.....

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Posted Yesterday, 02:12 PM

Meanwhile,elsewhere in the world.....


I think your clock is running slow, you appear to be enjoying a nice day in the 1930s
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#62425 OFFLINE   alcyonecorporation

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Posted Yesterday, 02:50 PM

After getting another Volvo after a number of years I've gone back onto the VOC forum and joined the Facebook group and I have to be honest I'm a little disappointed. Years ago you'd chat to time served 240 owners (probably with beard and sandals) who were mostly down to earth, full of good advice and always willing to help. Nowadays The forum and FB group seem to be full of twats dishing out opinion and wild speculation as fact and generally speaking complete bollocks. Not everyone I hasten to add, but it seems to be a sizeable amount.

Disappointing.


This. Having handed back my membership card after dickheadgate 2017 (storied episode #1819) I can but concur with your findings. 

I'll renew next year so I get an insurance discount. The VEC seems hell bent on imploding. 


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Posted Yesterday, 03:34 PM

Key cutting update - Timpsons did 4 keys for 18 quid including the blanks. Saving me well over a score compared to using my local independent. Even better, I asked the bloke in there if they'd been busy. 'Yes which is good as I don't have to talk to customers'  :-D  I will definitely be using that at some point on an irritating Saturday at work. 


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#62427 OFFLINE   Ghosty

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Posted Yesterday, 10:11 PM

The bastard dumping cars round my town has replaced that Seicento that had the windows put through, with the windows boarded up, and 'CHUCKY'S BACK' painted on them, and 'MOT' daubed on the windscreen (yeah 'cause it'll pass an MOT like that).

 

Seems awfully pikey, and makes me all the more confident the bugger is contravening planning laws.  Hope the council get back to me soon.


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Posted Yesterday, 10:37 PM

Push it into the road so it's causing an obstruction? Somebody will torch it soon...

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Posted Yesterday, 10:58 PM

Push it into the road so it's causing an obstruction? Somebody will torch it soon...

Might have to.

 

That, and the five others.


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