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#57001 OFFLINE   Exiled_Tat_Gatherer

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:18 AM

Landlord’s agent ( QEII being busy ) came over first thing to basically discuss upping the rent. I pointed out the snagging list I’ve compiled ( cracks, flaking paint, missing plaster and window putty falling off and a gas hob that works when it wants to).
She has recorded it all and I expect some may be seen to shortly), however in our chat i mentioned looking for a garage and she said they do have one on their books adjoinging ascot racecourse ( literally back on the same wall). Even odder the address is course road where lived from 2001-2003! No idea on cost, but I registered an interest. An even better home for Monsieur traction avant than my sister’s in oxford.

I think she sees me as a not-difficult tenant and will try and help. I don’t moan unnecessarily or demand things be done instantly.

She Did say that she’d try to keep the rent the same next year, but may be forced by the powers that be to up it.

If anyone is interested there are a couple of nice cottages up for rent in Windsor great park at the moment - newly renovated.

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Part of me wants to enquire - and move lock stock - so I can say I live in Knobs Crook cottage! Those places look bloody lovely!


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:45 AM

I think we should sentence young offenders to selling cars on Facebook, and having to sell them firm at £500, and reply to every single message they get.

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Quite simply, that's the greatest idea ever. In the universe.
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#57003 OFFLINE   Bobthebeard

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 12:52 PM

The recently new (to me) Honda Accord lit up the EML on a trip to town on Christmas Eve and was obviously misfiring badly. Codes read and:
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Hmmm. First thought was a faulty ignition coil on one of the cylinders but checked the spark plugs first.
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The gap on every plug was over 2mm, so totally worn out then. I suspect these must be the original plugs and the car has done 176,000 miles!
So much for fleet maintainance then. The car was owned by Dyfed Powys police for most of that mileage.
Will be replacing the plugs with new ones tomorrow as haven't done any car stuff over the festivities. Hopefully no ignition coils have been damaged.

Update. New plugs were fitted but the pencil coil on number 3 cylinder was borked. Replacement used coil fitted (£20 delivered. Ebay) and normal service is resumed.
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#57004 OFFLINE   captain_70s

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:44 PM

Having replaced the plugs, leads, dizzy cap, rotor arm and ignition control module on the Acclaim I have to conclude that the ignition is not the cause of the lumpy idle and general lethargic acceleration the car is currently suffering from.

The valve clearance has been set but I have to wonder if the timing is a tooth out, the PO replaced the (snapped) belt and given the quality of some of the other repairs I question his ability to get it right...

The alternative is the carbs and many air/vac hoses, but I'm trying to ignore them...
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#57005 OFFLINE   tooSavvy

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:29 PM

^^ ....ahh :)

Old cars + carbs n hoses GR9

Wallsend?.....it's not the End of the Walled ;<)

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#57006 ONLINE   BorniteIdentity

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:57 PM

Credit where due.

I placed an order with Euros last night at 1748. They didn’t have the (expensive) Mercedes Air Filter at Watford so opted for delivery, and went for the free option of 4 days.

At 0911 this morning the DHL man called to ask where he should hide the merchandise.

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Two air filters, two oil filters and eight spark plugs - £43.

Fair play. Even DHL brought their A-Game!
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#57007 OFFLINE   beko1987

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:23 PM

I order my ecp stuff with the free delivery now. Every time it's come the next day with DHL... It's probably less hassle to just send the 2% of free delivery orders out the usual way with the shipping rates ecp will have!

They even sent the droplinks that I ordered, I was amazed!
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#57008 OFFLINE   busmansholiday

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:33 PM

I ordered a coil spring and drop link for the C3 on Tuesday at 16:40 on click and collect. Half an hour later, I'd driven there, stood in the queue, called in at Lidl and was back home.
And they fitted!

#57009 ONLINE   SierraMikeHotel

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:59 PM

I pass a bug-eye Corolla on my way to work every day. Not a car that I'm especially interested in but it catches my eye because I know they're popular on here, and because it's unusual to see a 90s car in daily use and looking well looked after.

Today it had fresh scrapes all along one side :(

I was surprised by how upset I was!
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#57010 OFFLINE   mercrocker

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:59 PM

There was an R reg. one across the road from us until very recently.   Old dear was persuaded to give up driving by the family but I do miss seeing it outside...


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#57011 OFFLINE   Amishtat

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:11 PM

If anybody fancies one, come to Essex. I must have seen ten in the last week alone. Impressive reliability aside, it's beyond me why anyone would want one but it's a broad church..
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#57012 OFFLINE   tooSavvy

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:02 AM

If anybody fancies one, come to Essex. I must have seen ten in the last week alone. Impressive reliability aside, it's beyond me why anyone would want one but it's a broad church..

..... well, I'll give you your Essex10, but here - in Rusty Haven - we might see one or *two on a fairly regular basis :)

*not the same 1, as different colours...
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Wallsend?.....it's not the End of the Walled ;<)

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:03 AM

Is it Beko that is the vacuum cleaner God? Can’t remember.

Just changing the bag on my Henry and thought of the post in the last couple of weeks about working out the age of them, can’t find it now.

Is mine a good one?

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Picked it up about 3 years ago for £8 off eBay, had no hose or attachments so a kit off eBay for £12 sorted that. Best £20 I’ve ever spent! Never let me down yet.
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#57014 OFFLINE   beko1987

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:51 AM

Week 14 2007 (first 4 digits)

When it stops working one day, if it doesn't smell of fire it'll be the pcb. If it burns out its the motor... 50/50 on this year
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:56 AM

galaxy feeling sluggish, so will be changing the fuel filter this morning..


Deafining folk in fozzie the Focus  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 11:53 AM

galaxy feeling sluggish, so will be changing the fuel filter this morning..

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Deafining folk in fozzie the Focus  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  

Driver of the daddy bus 'ford galaxy 

   


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:07 PM

Have spent some quality time at the Tate Modern today..

There's a carpet wall you can write on.

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For the I'll informed of scotch, the Burd wrote 'tongs ya bass' on the RHS.

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#57018 OFFLINE   Arthur Foxhake

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:14 PM

Apparently, my camper does not qualify for all the privileges that all other roadworthy vehicles do.
I have been ordered to move it from its space as "it looks unroadworthy".
It should take any layman less than a couple of minutes to find out if it is, or indeed not, roadworthy.
As a result I have put posters up in all windows stating the fact it is MOT'ed, taxed and insured, with a link to all relevant sites to prove this. Added my house number, (cul de sac) and mobile number.
Who wants to bet nobody comes forward as the complainant?
I am reliably informed as to who it was anyway.
If the council play the card that I can't park there as it isn't allocated parking then I will have a lot of calls to make on a daily basis informing on others who do the same as me. And if I am officially ordered to move it, it will unfortunately end up outside the miserable old prick who complained about it, yet doesn't own a car's house.
I should add there is a 5 year old plastic camper parked on common land in the same circumstances as mine, with wheel clamp theft deterrent as a sign it's going nowhere, that is completely acceptable apparently as it isn't old.
I haven't tax checked it as I'm not that bitter. Yet.
I'd hate to have park the 508d there for a week or two, make people realise what they were missing...
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:23 PM

@Stu - that looked relatively easy!


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:26 PM

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#57021 OFFLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:40 PM

I am reliably informed as to who it was


Curl one off on his doorstep.
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#57022 OFFLINE   Arthur Foxhake

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:58 PM

Curl one off on his doorstep.


I'm shy.



Maybe a bag posted through anonymously* would do it?
Or a big NATO green van outside his window, as opposed to round the corner out of the way where he can't actually see it?

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 06:04 PM

I'm shy.
Maybe a bag posted through anonymously* would do it?
Or a big NATO green van outside his window, as opposed to round the corner out of the way where he can't actually see it?

I am sure someone on here has complete shed of a car that can be deposited on said persons doorstep.
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#57024 OFFLINE   catsinthewelder

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 06:09 PM

Billy?


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 06:11 PM

Yep, I fit that bill!
I have an even shonkier, scrap, Mk6 transit that's also roadworthy somehow.
Spare vehicle for my daily transit.
I'd probably upset the whole neighborhood with that TBF though. :-)

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 06:45 PM

Today I have mostly been taking the interior of the 75 to bits to try and find out why the towbar electrics aren't working.  So far I have ascertained that there is no live power to the 7-way switching relay thing which is conveniently* buried underneath the boot floor.  There is a thick red wire which I assume is the live feed, but it's dead.  It disappears off behind the boot trim and down towards the front of the car, but I have hitherto been unable to discover where it resurfaces.  I've traced it down as far as the front passenger seat, but then it seems to turn off towards the centre of the car, and I can't follow it any further without taking the passenger seat out, which I really can't be arsed with. 

 

So I'm still none the wiser as to where it should be picking up its feed from - it's nowhere to be seen around either fuse box or in the engine bay.  It might have been routed to some random permanent live somewhere under the seat or centre console, but tracking that down will likely need a greater level of dismantling than I am prepared to undertake.  I am going to have another look in the morning when it's light again and see if I can spot it coming out anywhere, but if not I'm going to have to take the easy* option and run another live feed straight from the battery and then join it up (via an inline fuse) with the existing wire somewhere around the B pillar.  I love* modern car electrics.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:37 PM

Curl one off on his doorstep.


Reckon he'd like an argos catalogue
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:40 PM

renewal quote for Mondeo through at £172. Can't fault it really, only 3,000 miles - but that's full multi-location business use included. If I could find a classic insurer that would accept it, I'd have the advantage of agreed value, but the price benefit really isn't going to be that much.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:41 PM

I am sure someone on here has complete shed of a car that can be deposited on said persons doorstep.


Get his number and get sheefag to give him a call

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:04 PM

Golf needs at least 2 tyres, were advisories in September.

Thought I’d have a quick look on FaceAche marketplace before buying new... 27 mins earlier someone had listed 4 x 225/40/18’s in a village 15 mins away.

Was there straight away.. they had been on a car for 9 weeks last winter and sat in the rafters of his garage since.

£40 for the 4.

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Yes they’re winter tyres but for that price I’m well chuffed.
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