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#51271 OFFLINE   JohnK

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:50 PM

Yep its a breadvan. For now, it'll be bean cans before long!
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#51272 OFFLINE   dave21478

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 07:09 PM

To redress the balance of yesterdays CT pass, the pickup lost half its blower fan speeds today. A quick prod with a screwdriver in the footwell of the spares truck showed the fan resistor is dead easy to get to so pulled it and swapped into the new truck for a return to four-speed luxury. Oh and thank fuck for working aircon in this weather!


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#51273 OFFLINE   Nyphur

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 07:34 PM

Done a low stakes collection this afternoon. Bramz is a gent.

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#51274 ONLINE   bramz7

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 07:36 PM

Great to meet you too. Hope the car does your friend a good turn...
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#51275 ONLINE   egg

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 08:13 PM

Since I've got a Japanese coupé*, I've gone a bit stickers yo! PetrolBlog has been added to Hubnut...

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#51276 OFFLINE   stuboy

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 09:10 PM

Popped over to see Stu's mate this morning to pick up a new 'sail' and power steering switch for the Base Mondy. Had another quick perv at his Citrine while I was there :-)

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he needs re-exciting his love for it


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#51277 ONLINE   egg

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 09:20 PM

Yeah, but it's probably only gaining value while it sits there!

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 09:23 PM

Had some braking problems with the Cowley for several weeks now.   Adjust 'em, drive it 15 miles, fine.   Drive it 115 miles.  Fine.   Drive it home again - one drum starts heating up.    Handbrake varying between textbook 3 clicks and Reg Varney on the skid pan.    

 

Off with rear drums, off with shoes, check and re-fit beehives and springs, back on, adjust up.   N/S still getting hot unless I leave the handbrake slack (its had a new cable hence the unsureness) O/S going "over" its ideal position.   Right, adjusters are shit, then.   Best order some new ones.   

 

At this stage I have run out of time and mojo so hand the car over to my MOT man who has it for several hours.   It was his workshop lad who noticed that none of the shoes quite match!   They look the same but two of 'em have slightly different radii on the curve that sits in the adjuster.   The way they appear strikes me that they have been sprayed black and relined probably from God knows - earlier car, some other obscure BMC chod that is nearly, but not similar....  

 

Ordered some new shoes and all will be well, hopefully.   At least I now have balanced brakes (they just ground a tad off until everything adjusted properly) and so far not getting hot. 

 

Now here is the thing.....Garage 8 miles away.   Drove from home and back in clear blue sky and hot summer sun, except for a half mile stretch that was absolutely torrential.   Same stretch both ways - torrent of water gushing down each camber, almost zero visiblity, Cowley wipers completely gave up trying to clear the screen.   People still driving like cunts, of course, even when confronted with the glaring sun on a wet road when coming out of the trees.    Worse than that the Cowley leaked!   Its never done that before - I suspected screen rubber but its actually perished rubber seals behind the wiper arm pedestals.    I'll have to fish them out and find some substitutes.....

 

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#51279 OFFLINE   xtriple

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 09:49 PM

Got a letter this morning that made me slightly fucking furious! I was proper raging and in danger of taking it out on the dogs (got close with a bit of shouty action) so decided to clean the car. Washed it, leathered it and then polished it, for a heap it does clean up well :)  Then attacked the back seat area with kitchen cleaner with anti-bacterial stuff in it to get some of the ingrained muck out, which worked a treat.

 

I was STILL raging and continued to be until I took the dogs out and met up with the same girl that caused me trouble last week, Sophie, then another lass turned up and we all chatted for an hour or so while mutts played and were annoying each other. Turns out this lass lives in her posh camper and does waitressing wherever she is to earn some cash. Sounds like an ideal lifestyle to me, travelling around with your mutt for company. She was telling me about scary incidents though, which didn't sound so much fun!

 

Anyway, after that, I'd calmed down and so managed to continue the day without killing anyone or anything! :)



#51280 ONLINE   egg

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 10:09 PM

LBC has gone all world cup funky on it's Hexagon map

 

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#51281 OFFLINE   stuboy

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 10:11 PM

LBC?


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#51282 ONLINE   egg

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 10:17 PM

LBC?

 

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#51283 OFFLINE   GrumpiusMaximus

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 10:17 PM

Bought a new rear wiper motor for the Golf.

 

Easy to change.  Change the motor in 20 minutes or so.  Test.  Great, it's working. 

 

Except for the fact that it doesn't bloody switch off again.  Bugger.

 

Strip down the motor, replace the cheap aftermarket bits that I think might be failing with original teutonic OEM parts from old motor.  Same problem.  Bugger.  Re-strip, re-fit, check electrics inside for shorts.  Look at the relay:

 

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Spot the dry solder joint.

 

Went inside, fired up soldering iron:

 

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Took it outside to admire my genius.  Doesn't fucking work at all.  Must've overheated the tiny IC on the board to buggery re-soldering the joint.

 

For fuck's sake.  Ordered another one.  Fortunately, I got £10 off my order because of a Post Office cock-up last time around.

 



#51284 OFFLINE   mercrocker

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 10:02 AM

'Tis the true Autoshite way.   Spend fucking hours mending something before realising its fucked anyway and buying another one.   I think I am starting to resent the time more than the money these days, though.


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Posted 14 July 2018 - 10:59 AM

Bought a couple of new toys recently. Firstly a 12V air compressor to top up my tyres. Got the cheapest one ECP had at £15. It seems pretty flimsy tbh but seems to work okay and the pressure dial agrees with my tyre pressure gauge.

I also took delivery of a 12V impact driver to remove lugnuts. The lug wrench included in every car I've ever owned has always been about 10" long and totally unsuitable for the job at hand. This driver just spins the nuts off in a couple of seconds. I'm really quite impressed.
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#51286 OFFLINE   meshking

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 12:16 PM

Went to FoS yesterday, first time in ten years. Had a great day, but it's definitely grown since I was there last.

Couple of photos of mine for your enjoyment.

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#51287 ONLINE   Bren

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 07:28 PM

Drove my first convertible today. My mate's bmw. It has the 3.0 td engine and goes surprisingly well. It made me wonder how quick a 335d must be.

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 08:09 PM

today we has been to the Rover club(s) classic car day at East Kirkby.

 

we went with the Rover 75 club. but as mine is slightly broken as one of the ball joints is shagged we went with this car instead

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we saw this

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and this

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these flew over head

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and so did this (crap picture of a Hurricane.....)

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which was much lower than it looks, in the picture it just small, not far away......

 

there were some cars there too including

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 08:14 PM

A PCB in a wiper motor, that's what's fucking wrong.
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Posted 14 July 2018 - 09:49 PM

Went to FoS yesterday, first time in ten years. Had a great day, but it's definitely grown since I was there last.
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I haven’t been for a few years- I went to them every year when it started as it was about £25!
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Posted 14 July 2018 - 10:02 PM

I’m just back from France. Car making a squeaking noise round corners, but not over bumps. I think it’s the roofrack and bike combo. Hopefully not the new balljoint! Maybe the anti roll bar bushes?

About 600miles at 32mpg. I was taking it easy as I really don’t like the bike on the roof but it seems to have done wonders for the mpg. A good job since super essence 98 is €1.59 at the cheapest!

Anyway, my main worry, such as it is vexing me, is the oil pressure gauge. I think* the pressure itself is fine. The engine purrs perfectly and kicks down to 6000rpm on the m25 just now very happily. But the gauge is currently reading just over 1bar on the move. It used to read over 3 (the max). Revving it like above to 6000 doesn’t move the needle at all, it’s like it decides in the morning what pressure to read and that’s the lot. It never drops whilst driving but usually in the morning it’s slightly lower than it read the day before. Even with cold oil.

This morning in France it read just over 1bar, and this evening in Surrey it’s not moved despite driving some 300miles in high 20s temp.

Anyway, advice please peoples. As far as I know there are three possible theories...
1. It is really low oil pressure and the oil pump needs replacing?
2. The oil pressure switch /gauge is faulty and needs replacing ( is it one single item?)
3. The Dashboard needle is faulty and needs replacing / masking off with black tape.

It’s on 116k by the way. Oh and the last time Mercedes ascot had it they did mention an oil weep from somewhere - could it be the oil pressure switch/ meter?

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#51292 OFFLINE   Björn

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 10:11 PM

^ When you start from cold what does the guage do?
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Posted 14 July 2018 - 10:20 PM

^ When you start from cold what does the guage do?


It goes up to just over 1bar at the moment. Never drops below that on the move even when the water temp is reading 100( tunnel queues!). Last week it was reading 1.5 at max when cold or hot. It doesn’t fluctuate from what it read when cold at the start of the day. And a month or two back was definitely over 2. And a couple of years ago was 3.
Which I seem to think means it’s a gauge or sender problem. Bit like the 2cv fuel gauge reading 3/4 full when it’s brimmed to the filler cap.

When hot at idle in D the needle doesn’t register anything, but moves off the mark a little in P. It’s done this for years though.
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Posted 15 July 2018 - 06:11 AM

Still looking for a replacement screw cover bit for The Volvo's right hand side rear roof trim, which fell off on the A127 in late May:

 

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Does anyone have one? Colour is immaterial, as I'm a dab hand at painting smol things with aerosols. I'd be more than happy to take both the trim and the cover, and indeed the trim and the cover for both sides of the car if they're available.


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#51295 OFFLINE   meshking

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 06:27 AM

I haven’t been for a few years- I went to them every year when it started as it was about £25!
Did you like Ragnar’s ripple 2cv?

This one? Very nice indeed!

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#51296 ONLINE   Cavcraft

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 09:43 AM

One's a wheezy old clonker, mostly ridden at 5mph by geriatrics on a Sunday morning....

 

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...the other is a garden tractor.

 

 

 


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 10:27 AM

You can get a lot of bottles in the boot of the coupe! And that’s only the last row, there are two behind those. Plus all the luggage in the boot. I can’t stand having stuff in the cabin.

I may have drowned in a rear end crash!

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 11:29 AM

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 12:15 PM

The roads round here were extremely slippy this morning, it's been dry for weeks and we've got rain today.

 

Saw a woman spin on a roundabout then a totaled Focus about 2 minutes later.


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 12:29 PM

I forgot my camera yesterday for the FOD but my son snapped a couple as he tailed me on the way over, just as we left Towcester, and one of me sweating buckets on arrival.  We used minor roads for the short journey so that the benefits* of 17.5bhp could be fully accommodated. The bit of wire* visible under the car on the roundabout shot is the exhaust.  The fuel filter that I fitted the day before did its job.  No stops were required to blow the carb jets clear.  Posted here because it would be a bit self indulgent posting in the FotU thread, only having pictures of my car.

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