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#51211 ONLINE   richardmorris

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 08:53 PM

In extremely boring news, I had the crown estate electricians round this morning after the heat detector in the kitchen woke me at 4am earlier in the week. In talking he mentioned that one of the new neighbours in the old Gardeners place was Eddie Jones. Of England rugby fame. No idea why he’s renting here, but i expect he’s not paying. Maybe I’ll meet him at drinkies at the big house at Christmas.
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Posted 09 July 2018 - 08:54 PM

 

 

Next up, do I want to spend over five hundred bloody quid getting the ST through an MOT,  YES  or just lob into the GoG? no

 

Tell us more about the ST(170?)  What does it need? 


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 09:15 PM

Next up, do I want to spend over five hundred bloody quid getting the ST through an MOT, or just lob into the GoG?

 

Yo Billeh, I hear Wilsonx2 was after one of these ;)


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#51214 OFFLINE   stuboy

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 09:31 PM

Future of place of work was uncertain so been applying for other jobs, had interview and driving assesment and today they rang offering me a job !!

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 09:35 PM

Actually at Queen's in Romford the other side of the water?! Well done though.


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 09:40 PM

Actually at Queen's in Romford the other side of the water?! Well done though.

sorry stock foto from google... ill be based in ashford


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 10:12 PM

sorry stock foto from google... ill be based in ashford

 

 

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 10:13 PM

In extremely boring news, I had the crown estate electricians round this morning


Thought this was going to be about a 70s luxury Toyota wagon.

Disappoint.
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#51219 OFFLINE   Cavcraft

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:47 AM

Tell us more about the ST(170?) What does it need?


It’s an ST220, chief. 3.0 pez to be exact. I reckon if I put the 170 in for an MOT it’d set a new world record for failures.
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:55 AM

500 on a mondeo MOT?

I thought it wanted bulbs and an exhaust flexi?

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:53 AM

*Edit:

O/s/f exhaust flexi (Ford part only)
O/s/f wishbone
Front discs and pads
2xbulbs
Parking brake effliciency
Possibly something else, fuck knows.
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:12 AM

Don't think I'll sleep tonight. Two-car collection caper tomorrow, that'll see me drive the Subaru to Peterborough, then a train to Bolloxshire to collect something rather more refined, before driving to Birmingham where I shall leave the Bolloxwagon and jump on a train to Hinckley, there to collect an old flame to also drive to Birmingham. The Bolloxwagon will then ferry me home, and the second purchase will have to wait a bit. FUN TIMES. As long as everything goes to plan...


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 11:22 AM

*Edit:

O/s/f exhaust flexi (Ford part only)
O/s/f wishbone
Front discs and pads
2xbulbs
Parking brake effliciency
Possibly something else, fuck knows.

service items then ?

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:07 PM

Just looked out of my window.....
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To the bridge or to be fixed I wonder
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:09 PM

Oh VAG.
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Manually triggering it up and down cleared it. At least it's not an MOT failure. I bet it'll try something on though when it's in for it's MOT Thursday.
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:09 PM

I was walking between offices for a meeting today (it's nearly 1/4mile down the road) when I got to laugh at some old asian giffer who pulled out a junction & his front wheel fell off his smoll pugrot estate. The reason for laughing is only one wheel bolt fell out.....

 

 

Good maintenance then. Oh & stopped (no choice really) along side a keep left bollard for maximum entertainment as the mongs driving towards a stationary car with hazards on still drove up the island & had to reverse to get round.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:33 PM

Just jumped in then Lada to move it as it's going to have to go I think. Of course, the bloody thing won't tick over and the brake pedal is softer than a pair of 40EE funbags....... bollox!
Bleeder out and carb to be stripped.... that'll look good if anyone comes to view it!

Panic mechanic mode on.........

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:49 PM

House buying is the most stressful occupation ever ! Time the government got a grip on the whole process - not that they ever will of course, the legal profession makes far too much money from property conveyancing, and the government a fortune from stamp duty. Hope it all goes well for you Kiltox.


You’re not wrong.

What I thought was a fairly straightforward “hello mr developer, instead of giving you £245k I want to give you £295k” is turning into a right saga
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 01:05 PM

Having successfully used it indoors as a room/boiler cupboard deodoriser, I put my recently-acquired ozone generator to work inside The Volvo and The Aero today, which despite always being kept clean, smelt a bit 'old', especially The Volvo.

 

After running the generator in each car for an hour and leaving them both to stand with all of their windows open for several hours afterwards (very important!), they smell nice and fresh inside.

 

Hopefully, as well as general funkiness, the ozone will have got rid of any bugs and bogles in the heating/ventilation systems :)


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 01:19 PM

In keeping with a car at the bottom of its value curve (plus my increasingly empty pockets) I bought a pair of part worn Goodyears for the Merc last night, as the fronts are illegal and I need to change them ASAP.  25 quid each with 6mm of tread seemed a good deal, and my friendly tyre place will fit them for £10 a corner.  I'm wondering whether to get some new mid-range tyres for the rear, such as GT Radial Campiros for £70 each fitted.  Alternatively I'll wait until MoT time to see what else needs doing, as the rears aren't at death ring status yet.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 01:30 PM

Just looked out of my window.....
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To the bridge or to be fixed I wonder


Or Billy's.....
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 04:52 PM

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 05:14 PM

The DB has been playing up.
Firstly, it runs fine then stops for no obvious reason. New fuel filters didn't help, so I took the tank off a sluiced it out with fresh diesel about half a dozen times. Quite a lot of crap came out.

Second problem was the starter. It just clicked on turn of the key and needed the termimals shorted to start. Then latterly, even shorting the starter only resulted in the motor spinning but not engaging.

I got a new solenoid for £24 and put that on. Also took the starter apart and checked the brushes . All good so a wee clean up and reassemble.
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There's no doubt a better way to keep the brushes out the way.

Tractor now starts on the key, just have to see if it keeps going without conking out followed by a 10 minute bleeding session every half hour.
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 05:26 PM

Having successfully used it indoors as a room/boiler cupboard deodoriser, I put my recently-acquired ozone generator to work inside The Volvo and The Aero today, which despite always being kept clean, smelt a bit 'old', especially The Volvo.

 

After running the generator in each car for an hour and leaving them both to stand with all of their windows open for several hours afterwards (very important!), they smell nice and fresh inside.

 

Hopefully, as well as general funkiness, the ozone will have got rid of any bugs and bogles in the heating/ventilation systems :)

 

 

I've fancied one of these for a while, my van smells a bit off and one of the wardrobes in my house has an unshiftable fustyness.

Which one did you buy?



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 05:28 PM

I've fancied one of these for a while, my van smells a bit off and one of the wardrobes in my house has an unshiftable fustyness.

Which one did you buy?

 

This: https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Gets my seal of approval ^^


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:09 PM

I was looking at something called Clobberizer to de-dog the new 850 but that might be a better option. Will you let us know if the treatment lasts?
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:27 PM

*Edit:

O/s/f exhaust flexi (Ford part only)


What about cut out and weld universal one in??
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:01 PM

I was looking at something called Clobberizer to de-dog the new 850 but that might be a better option. Will you let us know if the treatment lasts?

 

I blasted my damp and musty boiler cupboard last Wednesday night with the ozone generator (easily the smelliest space I've used it in) and it still smells nice. So far, so good ^^

 

Pawnote: an ozone generator has the advantage over Clobberizer, as it can be used again and again :)


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:07 PM

The ST has been driving OK since it said it had a fault with the EGR last week but as I had the time today I thought I'd try and take it off for a clean.

It's buried in this mess

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After a lot of messing with some rigid pipes that do who knows what I manged to get to the thing.

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Absolutely no chance of getting it off though. You just can't get any tools in as a junction for the water system is right in front of it.

Rebuilt the whole thing and sent it off to the garage. Said to them to have a loo at its mystery oil leak and change the auxiliary belt too as that'd mega tight on the other side.

Sometimes it's just better to pay someone that spend the next 5 days dicking about getting nowhere.
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:49 PM

being a very cheeky bro in law and asking for my sis in law to have a ride in a chaps  old rag top ..

 

which was not just a run around the park , but a whizz around the countryside good style

 

the owner deserves a medal for being so sporty  :-) and really making her day :-)

 

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