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#14551 OFFLINE   BenHar

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 09:31 PM

Bin the little ah batteries or use them for a radio/ torch or something and buy some 4 or 5 ah ones.


Where from?

Every time I look at replacement batteries it is cheaper to buy a whole new tool.

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CHRIS1980, on 08 Jan 2016 - 8:37 PM, said:snapback.png

Your clearly thick....end of.


#14552 ONLINE   DodgeRover

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 09:44 PM

Where from?

Every time I look at replacement batteries it is cheaper to buy a whole new tool.

Ben


Haven't used these myself but a workmate has their dewalt fitting ones and says they are as good as his originals

http://m.ebay.co.uk/...c-/182370369553
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#14553 OFFLINE   BenHar

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 09:50 PM

Haven't used these myself but a workmate has their dewalt fitting ones and says they are as good as his originals

http://m.ebay.co.uk/...c-/182370369553


Interesting. Things seem to have changed since I last looked.

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CHRIS1980, on 08 Jan 2016 - 8:37 PM, said:snapback.png

Your clearly thick....end of.


#14554 OFFLINE   RustyNuts

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 10:37 PM

Even simpler than that; if you mention roffling the fun police at Paypal will think you're paying for goods and/or services and charge a fee, whereas a gift with a random string of expletives, slander and insults is free.

 

That was my initial suspicion.. 

 

Ok well thanks for the info guys.. i may well enter the odd roffle here and there if its an auto i like the look of.. (don't drive manuals)


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#14555 OFFLINE   BorniteIdentity

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 12:54 PM

Soon enough, I'll be turning my attention to the Kingpin of the BI fleet - our beloved Toyota Granvia.

 

It's had a long list of advisories for the last 3 years and, whilst none of them terrify me, I'd like to start picking them off.

 

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Front tyres have been done - so am I right in saying an hour with a wire brush might fix the rest of them up?  What would you go about painting a coil spring with??  Or am I being super mingebag and avoiding the obvious?  I know the garage well and they said not to worry about them, but would like to do something.

 

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 02:33 PM

Brake pipes have a good look at them, replace if in doubt, otherwise if solid pipes rub with sandpaper then slather with grease or a bit of chassis wax, if flexis they're rubber.
Coil springs just wire brush and coat with wax or something flexible but I've never heard that advisory before - back covering going on I think
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#14557 OFFLINE   AngusToledo

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 08:02 PM

Any ideas on this one? To the right of the top part of my driveway is a four foot wide strip of grass which belongs to my neighbour. That's her fence panel to the right of my garage.
She employs a gardener (she's elderly) who appears once every couple of weeks and cuts her grass. My issue is that he uses a strimmer right next to my car, which is sat on the drive most of the time (I have a different car as a daily). I'd got the thing as clean as a pin last weekend and when I got back from work on Monday the whole side of my car was sprayed with grass cuttings. This is a very regular occurrence.
I had a chat with him a while back, but it was basically water off a duck's back. I'm normally at work when he visits, too.
It probably sounds petty, but it boils my piss that I can't actually keep my car clean due to this strimmer-happy fella.
I could do with some sort of low fence or something, but the drive is narrow enough as it is. Maybe I need to offer to gravel the area for her?! Here's the area in question:

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 08:06 PM

Car cover?


I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 14 May 2017 - 08:15 PM

What about asking your neighbour if it's ok for you to cut that bit of grass instead as her gardener is covering your car in crap every time he does it?
Assuming you have a mower.
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#14560 OFFLINE   AngusToledo

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 08:21 PM

Car cover?

Can't stand the fugging things. Do more damage than good, but cheers for the thought :).

What about asking your neighbour if it's ok for you to cut that bit of grass instead as her gardener is covering your car in crap every time he does it?
Assuming you have a mower.

That's actually not a bad idea. I knew it would be worth bouncing the question around on here! I've got a decent mower, and it wouldn't take two minutes to do that strip when cutting my grass. I guess the only thing is that it joins onto her main front grass, and may look a bit funny if it's shorter than the rest of her grass, but it could still work.

Them yellow cubes from out of a proper old-school urinal are easy to sneak in and a better buzz than any modern chemical shit. Never done me any harm.


#14561 OFFLINE   steveo3002

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 07:38 AM

explain he's causing damage to the car and ignored you , offer to cut that patch to save the agro

 

if that fails spill some weed killer on it all


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 09:36 AM

Mow the lot?

You might find that the good will is returned. My neighbour now lets me have full run of his driveway every time he's off on holiday (monthly) and looks after our place in return.
All because I cut his front grass.
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Posted 15 May 2017 - 09:47 AM

Mow the lot?

My neighbour partner now now lets me have full run of his her drive runway

All because I cut his front grass offer a trim  8)

 

E. F. Savv Humour only....

 

 

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 09:48 AM

Mow the lot?

You might find that the good will is returned. My neighbour now lets me have full run of his driveway every time he's off on holiday (monthly) and looks after our place in return.
All because I cut his front grass.


We've just had a neighbour come and cut our "verge" between the boundary wall and the road for free if he could take the grass for his horse
It's a good 60mx2m bit of land,all done with a scythe...
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Posted 15 May 2017 - 03:32 PM

double win if you cut it then the stroppy gardener will get less work or the sack lol



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Posted 15 May 2017 - 07:09 PM

She's in her eighties and has a huge back garden, hence the need for a gardener. She didn't like it much last time I chatted to her (couple of years back) about her gardener decorating the side of my car with her garden on a weekly basis, so I've left it in the meantime. However, it's getting daft now, and the gardener fella isn't interested in my gripes.
My grade will need a cut at the weekend. I reckon I'll propose the 'trim the area by my car' theory suggested above, and see what she says. She's a very shrewd old dear, so I imagine she'll probably try and charge me for walking on her grass or something. Nothing ventured though...
Watch this space!

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 07:28 PM

Buy a piece of plastic, and build a little wooden frame to fix it to, like a little fence. put it out when you know gardener is coming....


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 07:52 PM

Tell the ignorant cunt to be more careful. Its his fucking job, he should be able to do it without causing damage to other peoples property. If he gets pissy ask him what sort of third party liability insurance he has since chip repair and colour matching can be quite expensive.......


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 07:58 PM

Not driven for 18 years. Looking to buy a car ultimately to do regular 200 mile round trips some time this summer. Should I have a refresher driving lesson do we think ?


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#14570 OFFLINE   AngusToledo

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 07:58 PM

Tell the ignorant cunt to be more careful. Its his fucking job, he should be able to do it without causing damage to other peoples property. If he gets pissy ask him what sort of third party liability insurance he has since chip repair and colour matching can be quite expensive.......


I'm glad someone said this. I let it drag on despite being fecking fuming each time, as the gardener fella was nonchalant, the neighbour is elderly and I didn't want to 'the bastard that causes stress'. However, I've had enough now, and it's good to know I'm not the only one who thinks the gardener is being bloody careless.
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Them yellow cubes from out of a proper old-school urinal are easy to sneak in and a better buzz than any modern chemical shit. Never done me any harm.


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 08:04 PM

Not driven for 18 years. Looking to buy a car ultimately to do regular 200 mile round trips some time this summer. Should I have a refresher driving lesson do we think ?


It depends how confidant you feel, personally I'd have a couple of lessons as driving styles have changed a lot in 18 years and everything is much quicker now.
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Posted 15 May 2017 - 08:12 PM

I do that stuff for a living and it chaffs my pisser to see folk casually swinging a Stihl around valuable things without a care in the world. Even the cheapest strimmer can fling a stone hard enough to chip paint or injure a passer-by.


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 08:23 PM

Tell the ignorant cunt to be more careful. Its his fucking job, he should be able to do it without causing damage to other peoples property. If he gets pissy ask him what sort of third party liability insurance he has since chip repair and colour matching can be quite expensive.......

 

And if that doesn't work ram the strimmer up his arse & turn it on.


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 08:25 PM

I do that stuff for a living and it chaffs my pisser to see folk casually swinging a Stihl around valuable things without a care in the world. Even the cheapest strimmer can fling a stone hard enough to chip paint or injure a passer-by.

It's undoubtedly flung a stone or two at my car in the two years I've owned it. I'll chat to the neighbour first. My biggest issue is I'm going to struggle to chat to the gardener directly as 95% of the time when he visits, I'm at work.

*Edit - I'm going to chat directly to the gardener next time I see him. Don't think it's fair of me to involve my elderly neighbour. Just need to catch the fecker.

Them yellow cubes from out of a proper old-school urinal are easy to sneak in and a better buzz than any modern chemical shit. Never done me any harm.


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 08:37 PM

And if that doesn't work ram the strimmer up his arse & turn it on.


I'll be honest, I've been tempted.
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Them yellow cubes from out of a proper old-school urinal are easy to sneak in and a better buzz than any modern chemical shit. Never done me any harm.


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 03:52 PM

Old Renault van sort of Transit sized, 04 with a mahoosive lifting tailgate - so, why cant I lock the friggin tailgate ????  Is there some secret to it???

 

Many thanks for any helpful suggestions.



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Posted 18 May 2017 - 06:28 PM

Clio mk2 1.2 16v. Won't start, turns over briefly then stops, never fires. Code reader can't connect to ECU to check for any faults. Possible suspects are crank sensor or ECU connections. Any thoughts?


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 06:47 PM

They're know for crank sensors, but it should turn over and over and over without firing if that's the case



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Posted 18 May 2017 - 06:48 PM

Clio mk2 1.2 16v. Won't start, turns over briefly then stops, never fires. Code reader can't connect to ECU to check for any faults. Possible suspects are crank sensor or ECU connections. Any thoughts?


Wet wiring to the ecu where it's rubbed through from the plastic cover?

Wet fuse box behind passenger headlight?

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 07:11 PM

Clio mk2 1.2 16v. Won't start, turns over briefly then stops, never fires. Code reader can't connect to ECU to check for any faults. Possible suspects are crank sensor or ECU connections. Any thoughts?


It shouldn't do this, there is almost certainly an issue

HTH.
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