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It's grim up north....a tale of workshop comings and goings


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#61 OFFLINE   njgleeds

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 10:26 AM

Breakfast consumed, going to take the dogs down the field then we’re away

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 10:33 AM

Chodspeed and enjoy your day out... 


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 11:01 AM

What ever happened to the A8 in the end? Notice it hasn't been taxed for a while


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 11:51 AM

Chods peed - something specially awful? Or awfully special?



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Posted 11 October 2018 - 12:08 PM

What ever happened to the A8 in the end? Notice it hasn't been taxed for a while


I got a windscreen fitted as the crack expanded slightly* then ran it as a daily for a good while.
At the time, we had a shop in sunny Accrington where the only parking was in a multi-storey with ridiculously tight corners so, having repainted the front bumper for the fourth time in as many months (not me, honest), I put it up on eBay where it sold rather too quickly to a guy from France who drove over to collect it a couple of days later.
Probably the one car I most regret selling to be honest as it was a bloody competent piece of machinery.
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Posted 11 October 2018 - 12:10 PM

Chods peed - something specially awful? Or awfully special?


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 12:35 PM

If it's Accrington feet, then it'll be a manual Merc with floor set parking brake.

A pedal for each of the 4 feet
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Posted 11 October 2018 - 01:12 PM

Just passed the Moogs back garden at many mph/knots/train speeds?
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Posted 11 October 2018 - 01:14 PM

In other news, I really don’t want to like Tapatalk as it seems overly complicated but I’ve got to admit it’s a lot easier to post pics


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 01:59 PM

God almighty that coffee mug looks bloody toxic.

 

Have ye died yet?


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 02:28 PM

God almighty that coffee mug looks bloody toxic.

Have ye died yet?


It’s a good workshop mug is that, I’ll have you know.
Full of flavour.
It gets bleached during the Xmas holidays at the same time I paint the garage floor.
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Posted 11 October 2018 - 02:36 PM

God almighty that coffee mug looks bloody toxic.
 
Have ye died yet?


Oh the shame!
Njgleeds that mug is disgusting!
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Posted 11 October 2018 - 02:41 PM

God almighty that coffee mug looks bloody toxic.

Have ye died yet?


Away man, it only has 1/3 the approved level of diff oil stains..
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Posted 11 October 2018 - 03:05 PM

More pics of the mug please.
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Posted 11 October 2018 - 03:52 PM

That is a mug of commitment!
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Posted 11 October 2018 - 04:37 PM

You could probably make a cup of tea in that mug without the teabag.
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Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:10 PM

Not much of an update I’m afraid as we are down on phone battery but handover has occurred...
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Great to meet you Paul!
I’ve got to say initial impressions are extremely favourable. It wears its 227k miles with ease and drives far, far nicer than its price tag would suggest.
Back up the M1 now, will report back in due course.


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:43 PM

that looks practically brand new 


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 06:27 PM

Got home last night after a spectacularly uneventful drive home where everything worked as it should and 47+ mpg was achieved.

Nothing has been done with the Shazza today due to spending all morning with that fecking Fabia with the deadlocked rear door.

Suffice to say the final score was air chisel 1, Fabia 0.

Oh yes, there’s still no sign of the calliper carrier for the CRV so that’s been shoved out into the yard so I could get on with a service on a 2008 Astra 1.6

Upon inspection, the expansion tank has rather too much oil residue mixed in with the coolant. No sign of contamination in the oil though and the gas analyser isn’t picking up anything from the neck so it’s looking like it could be the oil cooler. Ordered a set of seals for it and put it back until the end of next week so I can do it all in one go.

Now at the local micro pub so cars can go and sod off until tomorrow morning. Got to retest the Fabia, go and pick up a non-working wheel balancer of eBay then I’ll stick the new VW up on the ramp for a bit of an assessment.

Watch this space...
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Posted 12 October 2018 - 06:31 PM

Oh and by the way, thanks for drawing attention to my tea mug. I’ve had to hide it now to stop the better half washing it and destroying all the flavour.
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Posted 12 October 2018 - 07:49 PM

Have seen worse on site nothing a bit of a rub out with sand and water then sticking boiling water into it won't cure.

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 09:56 AM

It’s a good workshop mug is that, I’ll have you know.
Full of flavour.
It gets bleached during the Xmas holidays at the same time I paint the garage floor.


Bicarbonate of soda will get that muga all shiney again!




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