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#48121 OFFLINE   clayts450

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 09:51 AM

Second attempt this evening at re-attaching the rear view mirror to the PTSD, which threw a hissy fit and fell off when I attached a rear view mirror dash cam module to it. 

 

Attempt #1 at the weekend epic fail. Bought the appropriate Loctite kit, drew a nice little outline on the outside of the screen of the original location, cleaned off as much as poss, and set to work putting the kit into action. Smear fishy smelling substance over mirror mount and smooth it out - check; cut out 'activation mesh' so it was the same shape as mount - check; prodded and poked so the glue came through the mesh - check; line up mirror to outline and hold it for a minute - check. Dropped straight off. Now I had a sticky mess on my windscreen and no rear view mirror.

 

Streetshite-d it to Halfrauds to buy a comedy temporary rear view mirror and another Loctite kit - the temp mirror was because I needed to give the PTSD a run in the countryside due to lack of use.

 

Bought some isopropanol yesterday - delivered this morning (eBay as well - not bad). Cleaned off the mount and the windscreen. Difference this time - er, actually unscrewing the mirror from the mount. What A Twat I Am.

 

Anyway, 2 minutes in and the mirror-less mount is still holding steady. Not gonna reattach the business end until tomoz

 

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FFS - went to reattach the mirror, all looking good, tightened up the screw holding the mirror to the mount. Whole thing dropped off again.

 

Any bright ideas anyone - this was the 'so-called' stuff for the job I used:

 

http://www.halfords....or-adhesive-kit


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 10:05 AM

I've used a two part epoxy putty to reattach interior mirrors in the past.


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 10:08 AM

This sort of stuff maybe ?

 

http://www.go-araldi...al-2-x15ml-tube


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 10:17 AM

You need to be careful sticking mirrors. The wrong glue can knacker up the windscreen pretty well.


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 10:28 AM

Doing some more research and Ford adhesive pads seem to be a cut above the boggo standard Halfraud ones - just blagged five off eBay for a few quid, can't hurt to give that a go.


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#48126 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 10:57 AM

The normal problem with sticky pads is the screen wasn't clean enough.


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 03:56 PM

Nice day today. It'll be a nice hot drive home (at last) but to make it more interesting I'll be carrying 12 square metres of tiles in the boot, 50 miles home. She's low.

 

Edit: it's still alive. Same again tonight then!


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 04:47 PM

Spotted a police liveried BMW i3 earlier. 

 

The hell do the police need a £35k EV for?


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#48129 OFFLINE   catsinthewelder

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 04:52 PM

Saving £20k of diesel over 5 years?
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Posted 18 April 2018 - 04:58 PM

Spotted a police liveried BMW i3 earlier. 

 

The hell do the police need a £35k EV for?

 

They're surprisingly rapid, too...



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Posted 18 April 2018 - 05:23 PM

Spotted a police liveried BMW i3 earlier. 

 

The hell do the police need a £35k EV for?

 

Saw a panda car today flying through Rochdale, a brand spanking new Peugeot 308, going FAR quicker then the povvo spec diesel lump. 


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#48132 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 06:30 PM

Spotted a police liveried BMW i3 earlier.

The hell do the police need a £35k EV for?


Probably didn’t cost £35k...
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Posted 18 April 2018 - 06:57 PM

Lapd has about 300 i3s that they’re not using for some reason
https://electrek.co/...et-barely-used/
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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 18 April 2018 - 08:26 PM

Good news yesterday, when my Cavalier passed its first WOF in my ownership:

 

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Burst a front brake pipe when giving the brakes a test, so STUNO and I expertly fixed it in no time* but it failed on a front flexi and poor pedal feel. Found that an Astra G flexi is a good substitute, so all fixed and the system bled, which cured the pedal issue. Will get some flexis ordered from Ebay, as it's small things like that that make owning a non-NZ car in NZ quite interesting...


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 08:30 PM


The hell do the police need a £35k EV for?


You’re going to get a shock when you find out what they spend on motorway patrol vehicles, 4x4s, bulletproof vehicles, dive support units, boats, helicopters, etc.
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Posted 18 April 2018 - 08:38 PM

335 fettling- tonight.

2 tasks - sort the non functioning handbrake at the passenger side and weld in a patch.

Great* news re the handbrake.. got the adjuster in the rear sorted, and tried to take up the cable slack.

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New cable time then..

Onto the patch.

Reasonable access from the top, but we also needed access from below

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Got it cut out and cleaned up
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And the first panel shaped up
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We got about 5 decent tacks on it, then the blahhdy extension tripped it's thermal cut out.

Packed up and came in. At least it was a start.
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Posted 18 April 2018 - 10:47 PM

Good news yesterday, when my Cavalier passed its first WOF in my ownership:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/798/41204...

Burst a front brake pipe when giving the brakes a test, so STUNO and I expertly fixed it in no time* but it failed on a front flexi and poor pedal feel. Found that an Astra G flexi is a good substitute, so all fixed and the system bled, which cured the pedal issue. Will get some flexis ordered from Ebay, as it's small things like that that make owning a non-NZ car in NZ quite interesting...


Flexis would be the same as a Holden Camira wouldn't they?

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 11:21 PM

You'd think so but no bananas. Camira used 'conventional' fittings (well, to me they're the normal male/female threaded couplings) but GM stuff of that era uses banjo fittings, which I'd not previously known about. Every day's a school day!

 

Plus, brake parts for an unloved Holden which didn't sell all that well, nigh on 30 years ago, is not well catered for.



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Posted 19 April 2018 - 05:52 AM

Good news yesterday, when my Cavalier passed its first WOF in my ownership:

 

 

 

Burst a front brake pipe when giving the brakes a test, so STUNO and I expertly fixed it in no time* but it failed on a front flexi and poor pedal feel. Found that an Astra G flexi is a good substitute, so all fixed and the system bled, which cured the pedal issue. Will get some flexis ordered from Ebay, as it's small things like that that make owning a non-NZ car in NZ quite interesting...

 

 

Oh, absolutely love that. SR or SRi?


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 05:54 AM

Transit failed the MOT (as expected) so looking own the barrel of a touch over £500 to get it through. 


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 06:30 AM

Oh, absolutely love that. SR or SRi?

 

An SR would be more shite-pointy but it's an early SRi, judging by the rear wiper position (thanks dollywobbler).

 

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 07:55 AM

new style mot certificates came out today.Larger lettering and more bold letters.Don't know where advisories are going to go as so far I've just done a retest.

Oh, and my phone number isn't on the certificate.


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 09:39 AM

I think you're supposed to squeeze it in at the top somewhere:

 

https://assets.publi...ign-defects.pdf


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 09:46 AM

Theyre horrible.
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Posted 19 April 2018 - 10:26 AM

new style mot certificates came out today.

 

I appreciate you're a tester and therefore know what's happening, but according to this page of the gov.uk site:

 

https://www.gov.uk/g...ges-20-may-2018

 

the new certificates (& defect categorisation) come into effect on 20th May, along with all the other changes.

 

Confused?  Me?  Never!



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Posted 19 April 2018 - 11:32 AM

Saw a panda car today flying through Rochdale, a brand spanking new Peugeot 308, going FAR quicker then the povvo spec diesel lump.

Even the base 308 diesel goes 113MPH and does 0-60MPH in 10.9s. For perspective that's not much slower than a Senator 3.0 12v.
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Posted 19 April 2018 - 01:32 PM

I appreciate you're a tester and therefore know what's happening, but according to this page of the gov.uk site:

 

https://www.gov.uk/g...ges-20-may-2018

 

the new certificates (& defect categorisation) come into effect on 20th May, along with all the other changes.

 

Confused?  Me?  Never!

 

bloody site went down for three hours this morning.New certificates now but new defect categories not until next month !! Even dvsa don't know what's happening yet as it's still all in a draft.It's supposed to bring us inline with the rest of the E.U. even though erm yeah


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 02:03 PM

Had one of my cars MOT'd this lunchtime. Tester said, as above, new certificates brought in yesterday and system down today. Had to get a temporary certificate which will be exchanged for a proper one when system back up and running. Wasn't showing as a pass online earlier but now is so guess it's sorted itself out. Quite glad I've got in before the changes next month!



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Posted 19 April 2018 - 02:14 PM

Yeah I had an mot earlier and the system went down half way through. What twat decided to update things in the middle of the day. It has put the testing station way behind and my 12.30 got moved to 5pm. The new "certificate" is harder to read in my opinion. Nothing is in nice easy to understand boxes it is just a mess. So much for trying to make things easier for the general public to understand. DVSA 0/10 Fuckin idiots


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 02:49 PM

Something else I spotted in the summary of MOT changes doc I linked above.  It states that the 40 year exemption applies from the car's 40th birthday (the example they use is a car registered on 31/5/78 becoming exempt from MOT on 31/5/18).  Fair enough, you may think.  Yet the docs describing everything about the 40 year exemption in detail describe the eligibility as being linked to having historic tax status (you will only have the option to claim exemption when at the point of taxing a vehicle in the historic tax class).  Historic tax doesn't apply (unless the rules on this have changed as well) until 1st April of the year following the year in which the car passed its 40th birthday. Unless they've updated the detailed docs re MOT exemption since I read them a couple of months ago DVSA seem to be contradicting themselves.






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