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#63001 OFFLINE   beko1987

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Posted Yesterday, 09:31 PM

Essential oil?

Hogwash.

Essential oil is the EP80 that stops your diff seizing up.

Warm olive oil should do the trick as long as the ear is not infected.

DO NOT use cotton buds. I know people who do without a problem but I have done it 5 times and ended up with infections and trips to ENT 5 times.


As someone who had grommits in his ears which fucked up on one side and now one of my ear drums is a graft of skin from my neck I wince and shout at Amy when she uses cotton buds on the kids ears.

Asda do some good drops for a quid or so, it crackles as it breaks down the wax

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#63002 OFFLINE   MattLikesCars

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Posted Yesterday, 11:21 PM

Fucking Lloyds Volvo Carlisle.

 

My mums car goes in for a service and MOT and it gets an advisory that the rear bushes need changed*, I think the tracking was done before this. I drive the thing 600 miles and a couple of days later it gets a flat because the corner of both of the rear tyres is down to the cords with virtually no effect on any of the tread. To make this situation better I couldn't put the spare on because Lloyd's helped themselves to the locking wheel nut tool while it was in for the service so it gets recovered to them the next day and my mum asks them to look at changing the rear bushes. She collects the car and the technician working on the car says there is nothing wrong with the rear bushes. The car has now returned with five or six of the decorative wheel nut covers missing too FFS.

 

Does the staff consist solely of fucking children or something?

 

*It was MOT'd April 11th and failed on the following:

Nearside Rear Lower Tie bar/rod rubber bush deteriorated but not resulting in excessive movement camber arm (2.4.G.2)
Offside Rear Lower Tie bar/rod rubber bush deteriorated but not resulting in excessive movement camber arm (2.4.G.2)
Offside & nearside rear tyres perished, worn inner edges.
 
Perished tyres? I would be very surprised if they were as old as six months. If the tracking was done then surely "worn" inner edges turning into cords showing all over the place to the point where a tyre can go flat should have been an MOT fail and not an advisory?

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#63003 OFFLINE   eddyramrod

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Posted Today, 10:02 AM

Heard yesterday that an old friend in Cyprus died suddenly on Friday night.  Bummer.  He was a lovely bloke, helpful and generous.  I know I haven't seen him for a couple of years anyway but I'm really going to miss him.  RIP Maurice Newman.


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#63004 OFFLINE   FPB7

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Posted Today, 10:31 AM

That name rings a bell for some reason...

#63005 OFFLINE   eddyramrod

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Posted Today, 10:44 AM

In his earlier lives he was a Royal Greenjacket, and then a prison officer, possibly IOW; somewhere in the south anyway.  Might you have known (or known of) him from those days at all?


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#63006 ONLINE   Bren

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Posted Today, 10:48 AM

Builder still pissing about and I am still stuck in hospital.

I will see my arse ( and a solicitor) this week...

#63007 ONLINE   clayts450

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Posted Today, 11:48 AM

Extremely grumpy yday as missed out on a Rover Streetshite for £200. Dealer advertised it as a PX spesh on eBay, spotted it at work, couldn't ring because at work, so dropped a message to say I'm gonna come over Saturday morning (train ride away). Got up yday, checked to see if listing live - gone. Oh well, fair enough, someone else got lucky, good for them....

 

What really pissed me off, however, was seeing exactly the same car pop up on Gumtree yesterday evening for £600..... (although cunning photos were presented with the reg numbers slightly out of shot, and obviously taken at the dealer's home address, mileage now including the exact number of miles from the dealership to this person's home address) 

 

Perhaps they realised the error of their ways, but a 300% markup is a bit steep....

 

Thing is, it's still a good price for a 11 month MoT, 67K mileage car, so do I just suck it up, do we think ?


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1986-1988 1969 VW Beetle 1300 (two years)

1988-1990 1977 Morris Marina 1.3 Super (two years)

approx 1998 1983 Skoda Estelle 120L (a month)

approx 1998 year unknown marque forgotten Metro engine size, who cares (a month)

approx 1998 1998 brand new Vauxhall Corsa hire car (failed to start one morning, AA called) (a week)

1999 year unknown Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6 (Dad knockoff, fucked it within a week)

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2017 looking for shite


#63008 OFFLINE   andy18s

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Posted Today, 11:51 AM

Nope,because you'll always be thinking about how He made 400 out of you...
Unless you go in hard,telling him how you know he only paid 200 for it,so you'll offer him 300
Depends how much you want a shiterover I guess
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