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#331 OFFLINE   Simonsays

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 11:43 AM

When summer draws to a close I'll be looking to get rid of my Ford Streetkak. It gets stored over winter anyway so I wouldnt get much use out of it for at least 3 months. It'd probably cost a bit to get it through its next MOT anyway. Needs some exhaust bits and the rear shocks are..... Shocking.

I'm looking to buy a bit of a barge next. I quite fancy an estate of some sort. The Vlovo 70's have been catching my eye lately.

I'm not put off by ruinously poor fuel consumption as its a weekend car not a commuting/shopping trolly. I would value reliability/cheap to fix over flashiness and can just about manage a basic service. Pretty much everything else would need to be farmed out ro my local garage.

By September I should have a budget of around 1k stashed away.

Help me make up my mind on what to look at please. Id rather spend a few months looking round and doing a bit of forecourt fondling than just buy the first thing that catches my eye (like how I bought the bloody streetkak)
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#332 OFFLINE   Lankytim

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 11:49 AM

Hi shitters,

I’m currently on holiday down in Cornwall in the wife’s Fiat Multipla and the engine management light has illuminated, are there any cheapo code readers that are worth getting? ECP have a Streetwize reader for £25 but I have no idea if it’s any good or not. Any that need to be avoided?

We also lost clutch hydraulics 10 miles into our journey from Stoke on Trent but that’s another story!

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#333 ONLINE   Hooli

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 11:49 AM

Isn't that twosmoke's area?


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#334 OFFLINE   bub2006

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 11:50 AM

I bought one off eBay for 20 quid brand new around 6 or so years back. Worked fine and no issues.

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 11:50 AM

Twosmoke may assist too.

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 11:57 AM

Twosmoke is in or near Redruth I think, probably worth a PM?


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#337 OFFLINE   Lankytim

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 12:27 PM

I dunno, I wouldn’t want to hassle Twosmoke! We are close to Redruth though.

Can these cheap £20 code readers reset The EML?

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#338 OFFLINE   Dave_Q

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 12:28 PM

For the Multipla you want MutilECUscan and either a £5 blue VCDS cable (cheap, can do engine) or a elm + adaptors (more expensive, can do airbags ABS etc etc)

 

Either of those needs to be used with a windows PC so may not be of use if you just want something to pick up to knock the light off while you're on holiday.


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#339 OFFLINE   Lankytim

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 12:34 PM

I’ve got a laptop with me so that wouldn’t be a problem

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 04:41 PM

Hi Shitters.

 

I have been wondering recently, after scrolling for months through never-ending autotrader pages and settling on a set of requirements for my next sub-grand shitbox, how bad will a £700-£900 Jag X-type AWD be?

 

Should I really consider one? They fit the bill in all other regards and there are a lot going very cheaply...



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Posted 15 August 2018 - 09:19 AM

Wanted, to borrow:

Bit of a long shot, but does anyone have a camper van that they'd allow me to borrow from 8-11 August next year? I'm in east Sussex and going to an event in Oxfordshire so near or in between those places would be ideal.

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 07:11 PM

Hi Shitters.

I have been wondering recently, after scrolling for months through never-ending autotrader pages and settling on a set of requirements for my next sub-grand shitbox, how bad will a £700-£900 Jag X-type AWD be?

Should I really consider one? They fit the bill in all other regards and there are a lot going very cheaply...


They only owner of an x type awd i ever met in person (and later in court in Kemp vs Jackson which was won by a mild mannered astra driving New POD) was a cunt.

It was a few years ago now 2003 iirc and the twat drove like a twat.

A small scuff on his rear arch cost £800 to repair. These days you probably would not claim.

I Reckon a good one is probably as good as a 4x4 mondeo.

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 06:58 AM

Thanks. I thought the stereotype was doddery middle aged to old men with grey hair, not that there's anything wrong with that, but those who drive to the golf course then the pub... Anyway I'm sure there are the idiots it there.

Can your get a 4x4 Mondeo? If so that would join the wish list. I quite like the Legacy and the Skoda 4x4, and especially the Volvo ones that aren't Cross Country.

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 10:24 AM

The 4x4 in the Mondeo was mainly aimed at those wanting extra grip for towing or living in a rural area, the extra weight meant it was a bit slower than a standard 2.0. Finding one might be tricky these days, most of those left have either been barried up or are just old nails.
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Posted 17 August 2018 - 06:25 PM

Asda knocking out 5l of off brand 10w/40 semi for £13 tonight. 5w/30 and 5w/40 were both £14 for the same amount. Lots available. Down from £21 or something.


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Posted 19 August 2018 - 11:51 AM

I need to get a new jigsaw. I've had a green Bosch for a few years, and its showing signs of the abuse that I've dished out. I'm prepared to pay for a good one, but the reviews seem all over the place.

I was considering a blue Bosch, but the reviews for dewalt seem to favour that. Any serial jigsaw abusers on here care to offer an opinion?


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Posted 19 August 2018 - 12:17 PM

I need to get a new jigsaw. I've had a green Bosch for a few years, and its showing signs of the abuse that I've dished out. I'm prepared to pay for a good one, but the reviews seem all over the place.
I was considering a blue Bosch, but the reviews for dewalt seem to favour that. Any serial jigsaw abusers on here care to offer an opinion?
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Posted 19 August 2018 - 02:19 PM

I need to get a new jigsaw. I've had a green Bosch for a few years, and its showing signs of the abuse that I've dished out. I'm prepared to pay for a good one, but the reviews seem all over the place.

I was considering a blue Bosch, but the reviews for dewalt seem to favour that. Any serial jigsaw abusers on here care to offer an opinion?


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TBH the only thing I use a jigsaw for is scribing skirting boards for internal corners and occasionally cutouts on worktops where I can't use a circular saw and finish with handsaw or router depending on if it will be visible or not.

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 02:51 PM

Any tool I buy now tends to be Makita. I've never had one that's bad quality.

My Jigsaw is a cheap Skil and the blade doesn't cut straight up and down at all. I still use it as it works, but I'm seriously considering changing it to one that is better quality.
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#350 ONLINE   meshking

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:31 PM

Thanks folks. I know that the only thing you can't cut with a jigsaw is a straight line, but it'd be nice for it to be roughly there.

I'll take a look at makita and dewalt.

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:57 PM

I think I've asked before but failed with the search function, dashcam recommendations please, Dave numbers had good things to say about the one he had when he posted footage from it / anybody remember what thread or camera?

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 10:42 AM

I think I've asked before but failed with the search function, dashcam recommendations please, Dave numbers had good things to say about the one he had when he posted footage from it / anybody remember what thread or camera?

I bought a cheap ‘HD’ one from eBay it worked most of the time but the picture quality was never HD even though the file sizes were masssive. I then bought a Mio one with GPS, this is real HD and the picture quality is excellent. It has already paid for itself as a moron drifted across my lane on a contra flow and punted a traffic cone at my car. It happened in a blink of an eye but I was able to get his reg from the camera.

So my advice buy a decent brand name one don’t mess around with eBay specials.

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 11:05 AM

Check out Techmoan, he does dashcam reviews (although a lot of folk are pointing out they're more commercial than before).

We got an Aukey DR02D (the dual version) off his review, it's a really nice unit. Even better, there was a fault on the original so served Amazon's returns, contacted Aukey and a new one arrived the next day. Really nice quality images and videos.

I've also got a Transcend 200 with WiFi, it's a bit bulkier but again it's 1080p and a really nice quality output. Had it three years and it's still going strong.

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:59 PM

I've got a couple of Nextbase 312GW's. Work fine with good quality pictures.



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Posted 08 September 2018 - 10:18 AM

Thinking about getting a compressor but because it's probably only going to get used for powering a spray attachment to fire gunk like wax oil and stuff under vehicles, I don't need anything too fandango. But, as with so much else in this context, I'm utterly clueless and really don't know where to start. School me! I need to know what power rating i need, and what budget and makes etc. Cheers guys.


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Posted 08 September 2018 - 12:28 PM

Thinking about getting a compressor but because it's probably only going to get used for powering a spray attachment to fire gunk like wax oil and stuff under vehicles, I don't need anything too fandango. But, as with so much else in this context, I'm utterly clueless and really don't know where to start. School me! I need to know what power rating i need, and what budget and makes etc. Cheers guys.

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 07:22 PM

I think I've asked before but failed with the search function, dashcam recommendations please, Dave numbers had good things to say about the one he had when he posted footage from it / anybody remember what thread or camera?

 

if you look at the ones that aldi selling recently they are nextbase with generic aldi type branding


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