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#91 OFFLINE   Tayne

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 10:14 PM

Its alright, these

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Mean its ok when this happens.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 10:17 PM

Not sure how winter tyres fix low levels of washer fluid? :rolleyes:
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Posted 10 October 2017 - 07:05 AM

My wbod is the same as my sbod...
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Posted 10 October 2017 - 07:22 AM

I picked up my little gem of a WBOD yesterday for £250 but I won't tax it till November it's got scratches all down one side and the other side is immaculate but I've got to keep telling myself it's a WBOD so I mustn't spend money on it.
Added bonus is its A Honda lump and low mileage so it drives spot on.image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
I've gone Auto so it's nice and easy to just slip it into low range and go, sorry for the upside down pictures again.
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#95 OFFLINE   Lacquer Peel

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 07:26 AM



BMW winter tyres


The taxi drivers in Aviemore used to run BMWs and M-Bs on winter tyres, they got on fine even running up to Cairngorm in the depths of winter. Winter tyres are transformational.
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Posted 10 October 2017 - 12:33 PM

The taxi drivers in Aviemore used to run BMWs and M-Bs on winter tyres, they got on fine even running up to Cairngorm in the depths of winter. Winter tyres are transformational.

Amen brother. I've been using them on my old Thema for years. Even passed a Freelander on the incline up into our village a couple of years ago.


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 05:40 PM

Well, the WBOD is done! 

 

Took me bloody ages to find some suitable winter wheels and tyres for the beemer that weren't mega££££'s, finally managed to get a set of ebay for slightly more than I paid for the rest of the car. Who knew e39's had a unique offset? not me. 

 

Anyway a mad dash in the workshop last night to get the wheels changed and the last few bits done ready for it's test this morning and it's all good, she passed! my rwd 184bhp wbod has a shiny new ticket. :D

 

I insured it last week so I only had to tax it after the test and I could go for a good blast, by 'eck does it shift when you boot it.


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 07:44 PM

Not sure how winter tyres fix low levels of washer fluid? :rolleyes:

 

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 08:29 PM

Amen brother. I've been using them on my old Thema for years. Even passed a Freelander on the incline up into our village a couple of years ago.


I've shod the black mondeo with a set of Michelin x-climates- they feel very surefooted at the moment and it will be interesting to see what sort of benefit they bring in general winter driving and especially if OMGSNOWCHAOS happens.
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 04:06 AM

The GGG appear to have fixed the climate here. Some of the warmth has gone away to make it merely pleasantly mild and not rain.

Therefore nothing will change in terms of winter prep. I might slide the lever from COOL to WARM and get the smell of burning dust and have some long-perished foam rubber fly out of the vent and into my eyes* so that's changed somewhat. Usually the aircon stays on year-round.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 04:12 AM

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 06:53 PM

Anyone have any knowledge of Nexen winter tyres?
The Vel Saturate is currently running on what are reputed to be Chinese rings of Doom.
I plan to replace them with some cold weather tyres, but by God they're expensive in 225/55x17.
Nexen?
Good idea?

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 07:00 PM

Anyone have any knowledge of Nexen winter tyres?
The Vel Saturate is currently running on what are reputed to be Chinese rings of Doom.
I plan to replace them with some cold weather tyres, but by God they're expensive in 225/55x17.
Nexen?
Good idea?


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:49 AM

Anyone have any knowledge of Nexen winter tyres?
The Vel Saturate is currently running on what are reputed to be Chinese rings of Doom.
I plan to replace them with some cold weather tyres, but by God they're expensive in 225/55x17.
Nexen?
Good idea?

I used part worn Nexen winters on my Xantia then my Volvo 940 TD, they're good.
*DRIVES TOO FAST FOR THE CONDITIONS AND BLAMES TYRE BRAND RATHER THAN SELF*
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:52 AM

I had Nexens on my old blue BX and they were surprisingly fine.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 11:33 AM

How about Barums? Aren't they cheapy Euro rings? [Runs/hides]

Have a gander at the tyre review sites.

 

http://www.tyrerevie...m/Polaris-3.htm


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 11:51 AM

Checked antifreeze mix and it's ready

 

Just need to fix the heater which works but fresh air vent stuck open which makes motorway driving chilly.

 

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*worrying about = can I get into the boot to retrieve the tree strop for other car recovery, clearing road activity


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:34 PM

I'm hoping that the weight of a VW diesel lump with the skinny skoda wheels will get me through most things...No ABS, not a brilliant heater.. so looks like it a winner LOL


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:24 PM

Never done the WBoD thing up until now.   A combination of circumstances (euphemism for fucked cars) has led to purchase of this....

 

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:42 PM

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Because I'm not getting another car until the end of winter at the earliest.

If it snows I'll have to stick a paving slab in the boot or something.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:45 PM

I'm lucky and get a company van to use so that's commuting solidly taken care of, and I don't even pay for fuel!

But my old cars don't set foot on salted roads which leaves me without a car to use.
So this,

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Being both old enough to be interesting and tough enough to laugh in winters ugly face will be my weapon of choice for tooling around in.
Last time it snowed here, when it actually layed and did a bit of damage anyway, was probably 2010. Back then I had... a 740 saloon of the same age! It did a sterling job of it and because the idiots all got stuck or stayed indoors I got some rear wheel drive fun in the snow!
The 740 will be kept immaculately clean though!
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:06 PM

I used part worn Nexen winters on my Xantia then my Volvo 940 TD, they're good.
*DRIVES TOO FAST FOR THE CONDITIONS AND BLAMES TYRE BRAND RATHER THAN SELF*

 

I am no stranger to shit tyres, but the Nexen "Classe Premiere" is amonst the worst tyres I've driven on. "Too fast for the conditions" on them translated to around 10MPH in the wet !


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:48 PM

Mondeo is in need of some tyres on the back. Pair of £80 budgets will have to suffice, it’s got Rovellos on the front, having used them a fair bit in the wet lately they’re not too bad, wouldn’t want them on a 4.0 Jag but for these purposes they are adequate.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:29 AM

How about Barums? Aren't they cheapy Euro rings? [Runs/hides]

Have a gander at the tyre review sites.

 

http://www.tyrerevie...m/Polaris-3.htm

 

 

Looked at these but £77 each.

 

Nexens were cheapest on mytyres at £68, but because I put them into my basket yet didn't check out, 

I seem to have been bombarded by mytyres pop ups and the price went down to £62!

 

As I say, if the fair wife likes driving it at the weekend, I'll cough up next week.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:57 AM

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Amazingly the brakes have just failed.

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 09:29 PM

Well my beater is doing a grand job so far, been having an electrical issue recently which just turned out to be a knackered earth strap, otherwise she's a beaut.

 

I've so far done...

 

Wheels & tyres
new fuel pump
headlight Bulbs and adjusters
New Handbrake
Earth strap
Service stuff
 
and it stands me at just shy of £500 all in.
 
The headlight bulbs and adjusters really needed doing, night time vision was poo and is now literally brilliant
 
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Posted 29 November 2017 - 09:52 PM

Ideal WBOD is this, due home in a week or so:

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Or maybe

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Or my current daily, which is this:

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Or the V8 Disco 1 in emergencies, but that lets a lot of rain in so is more a summer car.
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Posted 30 November 2017 - 06:08 AM

Ideal WBOD is this, due home in a week or so:

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Or maybe

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Or my current daily, which is this:

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Or the V8 Disco 1 in emergencies, but that lets a lot of rain in so is more a summer car.

 

Frankly, an unbeatable brace of cars.  

 

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 06:11 AM

Some random old bloke knocked on my door and asked if the Audi 80 was for sale last week . It was and it’s gone !
Replaced my Red5’s vectra b estate . Lovely car too
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Posted 30 November 2017 - 07:34 AM

Have you still got the BMW 4 series?


Yes, but I’ve lent it to someone for a couple of weeks.
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