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#64741 OFFLINE   Pillock

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 06:20 PM

Mrs_Pillock got pissed one night and bid on a Unimog that was "breaking, wheelnut only".

She never even got the wheelnut. Wankers.


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#64742 OFFLINE   Timewaster

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 08:57 PM

Then post their rude message that you will get when they think your another time waster, before politely saying you do want the wheel nut!

Its the sort of thing I'd do if I was a rich man!

You don't need to be rich. Only costs 99p.

They may stiff you for £20 postage if you make them mad enough.
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#64743 OFFLINE   davidfowler2000

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 09:34 PM

Volvo still stuck in the station car park because the recovery people "can't" recover it from there cos it's "too tight"

#64744 OFFLINE   Sigmund Fraud

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 09:39 PM

Volvo still stuck in the station car park because the recovery people "can't" recover it from there cos it's "too tight"

 

Take the dizzy cap off and give it a quick blast with some WD40. Do the same to the ignition module on the nearside inner wing. It may just solve your starting issue !



#64745 OFFLINE   davidfowler2000

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 09:45 PM

I think it's the coil. Try as I may, I still havn't managed to electrocute myself by holding my finger over where the lead goes while cranking.

I'll try another coil but after that I'll get it dragged on to the street on a tow rope and recovered home from there. I simply cannot be arsed diagnosing ignition issues in an underground car park with sod all space to work.

#64746 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 09:54 PM

I'd suspect if the ignition module is dodgy then the coil wouldn't fire anyway.



#64747 OFFLINE   davidfowler2000

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:35 PM

Well there is that, aye. I'll take some WD40 to work tomorrow and poke about



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Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:43 PM

I haven't, but may do a course as part of my drivers CPC (paid for out of my own pocket of course, because AGENCY)

 

TBH I'm considering just sitting on the sofa, becoming morbidly obese, getting diabetes and living the rest of my life on some sort of benefit. 

 

Tim I need to book some DCPC courses for three of us at work, do you want me to get a price? Stamford's a bit of a trek for you though I guess. 

 

I do a bit of subbing for the hauliers next door and they reckon they keep booking agency drivers who never turn up?? All seems a bit weird to me.



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Posted Yesterday, 06:14 AM

I've got two Airshows this weekend; Herne Bay Saturday (if I cam be arsed with the trains) and Biggin Hill on Sunday. Weather isn't looking good for Sunday and now the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight has been grounded (all of them, Spitties, Hurricane and the Lancaster) due to engine issues! Damn it!

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Posted Yesterday, 06:16 AM

What's up with the Lancaster? My dad's hoping to see it in a couple of weeks.

#64751 ONLINE   Richard

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Posted Yesterday, 06:16 AM

What's up with the Lancaster? My dad's hoping to see it in a couple of weeks.

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Posted Yesterday, 06:17 AM

It's my birthday today.

Forty fucking eight!!!
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#64753 OFFLINE   tooSavvy

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Posted Yesterday, 06:22 AM

MemFlight : That woman's 'decendants' want their penny back (or they'll sue!)

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Wallsend?.....it's not the End of the Walled ;<)

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#64754 OFFLINE   Lankytim

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Posted Yesterday, 01:20 PM

Tim I need to book some DCPC courses for three of us at work, do you want me to get a price? Stamford's a bit of a trek for you though I guess. 

 

I do a bit of subbing for the hauliers next door and they reckon they keep booking agency drivers who never turn up?? All seems a bit weird to me.

 

Yeah it is a bit far unfortunately!

 

Agency drivers often don't turn up because they get a better paying job. Pretty dirty thing to do and will soon see you banned from most places, saying that I've declined a much better job only to get cancelled at the 11th hour by my first booking. 


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Posted Yesterday, 01:23 PM

Well there is that, aye. I'll take some WD40 to work tomorrow and poke about

 

The Hall effect sensor in the distributor is a regular source of breakdowns on these engines. The wires into the distributor get old and break off.


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#64756 OFFLINE   DodgeRover

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Posted Yesterday, 04:28 PM

Tim you are a self employed ltd co aren't you? Can't you tout yourself (your company anyway) to the firms you work for the agency who is messing you about for?

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Posted Yesterday, 04:35 PM

Fuck's sake.

A van has driven through crowds of people in Barcelona. Suspected terror attack, etc. etc. You know the rest.
This sort of thing is becoming all too familiar.

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Posted Yesterday, 05:01 PM

Tim you are a self employed ltd co aren't you? Can't you tout yourself (your company anyway) to the firms you work for the agency who is messing you about for?

Probably not - they use the agency to put another layer between them and liability / IR35 / HMRC

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#64759 OFFLINE   davidfowler2000

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Posted Yesterday, 06:52 PM

The Hall effect sensor in the distributor is a regular source of breakdowns on these engines. The wires into the distributor get old and break off.


I had thought that too. I'll try an ignition module and a coil to get it moving. Need to get it home before I can figure out what the problem is

#64760 OFFLINE   M'coli

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Posted Yesterday, 07:16 PM

Fuck's sake.

A van has driven through crowds of people in Barcelona. Suspected terror attack, etc. etc. You know the rest.
This sort of thing is becoming all too familiar.

It is, buying a vehicle is relatively easy and much less suspicious than buying a gun.  How often have you asked to see a prospective buyer's driving license?


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