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#391 OFFLINE   HarmonicCheeseburger

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 04:21 PM

I am disappointed DW, I seriously was hoping for a Faulty Towers style thrashing of the Lexus. 


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Posted 21 December 2017 - 09:21 PM

This morning, I awoke in the dark. It turns out I put on non-matching socks because of this. It is not important. The Lexus started with some uneveness and even a hint of a misfire. I decided to cure it by just ignoring it. This worked. It was VERY damp this morning.

 

Then it was off to Bridgnorth for work. I stopped for fuel in Knighton, because I was feeling reckless.

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This garage is amazing. That's an Avenger Tiger trying to peer through the steamy windows.

 

I put over £80 of fuel in. DISLIKE. After just 350 miles. That's 25mpg. Drat. Must resist that pedal more often.

 

By the time I reached Bridgnorth, the Lexus was pretty minging.

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No, it says Yuck.

 

I went shite-seeing.

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I later saw the Volvo being pushed by several lads. Ace.

 

More shite.

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Then back home. I LOVE THE NON-GINERCATORS!

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That's about 130 miles covered today. Conclusions: driving this car down a narrow, Shropshire B road is a lot like threading a fish finger into a Smarties tube. It's messy and best avoided. I'm not sure how I've ended up with two Japanese cars with absolutely terrible handling. Why did I sell the Prelude again?

 

On the plus side, V8. I don't think I'll ever tire of the way this thing deals with overtakes. 


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Posted 21 December 2017 - 10:34 PM

I miss the gingercators.


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Posted 22 December 2017 - 09:15 AM

I miss the gingercators.

 

Well the bad news is that I really don't.


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Posted 22 December 2017 - 09:40 AM

Naughton motors has been in the same family for decades. The current owner has an Imp fixation. I bought one off him for £90, only around 7 years ago. The story of its collection is in the unusual breakdowns thread...
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Posted 22 December 2017 - 12:23 PM

He's a top bloke, that's for sure. Well worth a nose around.

 

Today, I had to turn this:

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Into this

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WITH ONLY ONE BUCKET! 


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Posted 22 December 2017 - 02:58 PM

That valetpro wax you put on seems to be holding up well.



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 03:02 PM

Washed all the colour out the indicators, I see;)
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Posted 22 December 2017 - 03:49 PM

Poor car, should have left it dirty rather than inflict all that damage
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Posted 22 December 2017 - 04:02 PM

The paint is already knackered. Who cares? It's back to being a decent twenty footer again. That'll do.
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Posted 22 December 2017 - 04:21 PM

Naughton motors has been in the same family for decades. The current owner has an Imp fixation. I bought one off him for £90, only around 7 years ago. The story of its collection is in the unusual breakdowns thread...


I'm always up for a Linwood anecdote...

Cmon .. The Goss eh?


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Posted 22 December 2017 - 08:08 PM

I'm always up for a Linwood anecdote...
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Posted 23 December 2017 - 03:54 PM

Ok, maybe there's something in this waxing lark.

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Two months since the wax was applied. Yesterday was its first wash since the wax I think.


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Posted 23 December 2017 - 05:54 PM

 I buy my car wax from boot sales, there's always a wife that just took a few things out of the garage , autoglym is usually available for £1 or so but this time I found £30 worth of HD wax for £2 , it'd had a few scoops taken out but 70% of it was still there

 

Yes it made a red MX5 shine a lot but the beading didn't last any longer than turtle wax

 

I'm dreading having to polish the range rover, I suspect the panel area is the same as a Lexus but I'll need a ladder


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Posted 23 December 2017 - 06:53 PM

Might be worth us all looking out for these in breakers, then letting you know if they look like they've new springs/shocks.  Or at least working if yours are really bad.  If the brakes/discs are really expensive, could get them secondhand as well.  Most scrappies will sell them.....



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Posted 23 December 2017 - 07:04 PM

What is this 'polishing' of which you speak?

 

Do the Easties do that in the £6 car wash?


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Posted 23 December 2017 - 07:24 PM

they polish it with acid


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:38 PM

Had one of these beasts rock up at work today.

It's going to be receiving a new alternator next week.

 

I'm glad i'm not the mechanic...



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:05 PM

It's not that bad actually. Just a job you have to do more by touch than sight.

Lexus was joyous for the drive over to Warwickshire today, though the wipers and washers were hopeless in minus five temperatures. Had a bottle of water with me, but the blades had frozen...

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:48 PM

 

Then it was off to Bridgnorth for work. I stopped for fuel in Knighton, because I was feeling reckless.

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This garage is amazing. That's an Avenger Tiger trying to peer through the steamy windows.

 

That also happens to be the closest garage to where my parents live and hence where my father has his discovery serviced/repaired.  Very honest garage who appear to go above and beyond.  They also supplied some fuel hose and clips for my rather ill CX several years ago for about three and sixpence.  A++ would use again and recommend.






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