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#48121 ONLINE   PhilA

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 01:16 AM

Friday 13th and the lightning bolt missed my house (by about 8ft) in the early hours of the morning. HUGE BANG!
Okay, power was out for a while (until 4:00pm) but no-one hurt - and only damage was the power pole it hit!
Steps away from political argument... :)


Lucky. I had to fix a melted power socket, and there's a big scorch mark on the floor where the cable TV coaxial wire exploded at the crimp and caught fire.

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#48122 OFFLINE   New POD

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 06:34 AM

I have decided to be more positive.

Therefore, all the parts I just replaced that didn't solve the problem I at least know aren't part of the problem.


Phil


Although you can't be sure that the new parts won't have introduced a new fault due to poor manufacturing quality and the fall that they've been rolling around in your boot for weeks
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#48123 OFFLINE   Cavcraft

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 08:47 AM

Oh dear, the mum of some annoying little wanker with his annoying little football has apparently started working nights. I hope I don't accidentally slip and treat the wankers to some Carter USM on full tilt around 11.30am. 


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#48124 OFFLINE   Parky

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 09:05 AM

Previous grump about losing gears in the daily can be disregarded as I can haz gears again.

No idea what I did but resetting the gearchange cables as per youtube advice merely resulted in the loss of another gear. Petulantly swearing and putting things back to roughly where they were magically restored full gearbox operation again - I have no idea how or why but not complaining.

Change from 2nd to 3rd feels slightly vague but considering I haven’t had 2nd all week i’ll take that. And naturellement I broke a piece of trim around the gearstick during the process but that should be easier and cheaper to replace than a shifter mechanism. Or a gearbox. So overall I will consider that a win. Total cost so far - one pair of disposable gloves, circa six squirts of spray grease, one blast of WD40. Thats practically free in my book!
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Posted 14 July 2018 - 09:35 AM

Oh dear, the mum of some annoying little wanker with his annoying little football has apparently started working nights. I hope I don't accidentally slip and treat the wankers to some Carter USM on full tilt around 11.30am.


Young Offenders Mum?
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#48126 OFFLINE   Cavcraft

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 10:02 AM

Young Offenders Mum?

 

...being woken up by Sheriff Fatman.


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#48127 OFFLINE   Noel Tidybeard

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 10:41 AM

Oh dear, the mum of some annoying little wanker with his annoying little football has apparently started working nights. I hope I don't accidentally slip and treat the wankers to some Carter USM on full tilt around 11.30am. 

 

go and practice your football skills play ball with barbara cartland dog


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#48128 OFFLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 10:49 AM

...being woken up by Sheriff Fatman.

 

YOU FAT BASTARD! YOU FAT BASTARD!


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Posted 14 July 2018 - 11:47 AM

Oh dear, the mum of some annoying little wanker with his annoying little football has apparently started working nights. I hope I don't accidentally slip and treat the wankers to some Carter USM on full tilt around 11.30am. 

If your tweeters can do it, I've always wondered about some 20k-18k Hz test tones. "Mum what's that buzzing?" "What buzzing?"


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What's the retail on one of those plumbed in fire extinguisher systems?


#48130 OFFLINE   Danterzza

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 11:48 AM

Just found out NWA had vitaras

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Not as gangsta as they said they was


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#48131 OFFLINE   Pillock

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 03:59 PM

Fun fact, they were asked by Suzuki to do some PR for the Vitara and briefly changed the band's name to Now With ABS to reflect the safety features.
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#48132 ONLINE   PhilA

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 04:13 PM

Although you can't be sure that the new parts won't have introduced a new fault due to poor manufacturing quality and the fall that they've been rolling around in your boot for weeks


No, more likely now I'll have spares of things that'll never break.

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#48133 OFFLINE   vulgalour

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 04:24 PM

Correction:  spares of things that never break until you throw them away.


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#48134 OFFLINE   DeeJay

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 05:52 PM

Leave them in the boot or you will never find them if needed.

(Until you buy another replacement)



#48135 ONLINE   PhilA

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 06:08 PM

It's too bloody hot (weather man says 32 feels like 37) but I decided to try risk heat exhaustion in the sun and tidied up the flowers because the weeds are growing rampant.

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Worth it, looks nice when it's all tidy.

Had this wild ass idea about going to work on the car and doing the suspension but.. meh. Maybe tomorrow.

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 06:54 PM

Made these yesterday, and today. Absolutely amazing and dead easy.

I've no idea how, but smashing them down like this keeps the burger incredibly moist. By far and away the best burger I've ever made, I'll never buy pre-made burgers again, they're shit in comparison.

 

Most gastropub 4cm thick, dry as fuck super tall impossible to eat burgers are a pox on the industry and should be outlawed.


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#48137 OFFLINE   hairnet

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 07:10 PM

Sad old men and free shit :lol:

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 07:12 PM

Ah the library has opened!
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2008 orl Vauxhalls r Shit Zafira 1.8 SRI 140 (Hers)

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 08:08 PM

The banner has been found??!

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 08:31 PM

My mate has had his nova off road for years shoved up the corner of his yard where he couldnt work on it and has not had any motivation on it because it wouldn't run, so popped around earlier unearthed it made it run to show him nothing major is wrong (fuel pump is buggered) and moved it so he can work on it, fingers crossed that it gives him the motivation to get it back on road
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Posted 14 July 2018 - 08:37 PM

Sad old men and free shit :lol:

 

One of these old men is younger than my son.


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 12:39 AM

I finally have my very own drill, after years of borrowing other people's.  Okay, so the chuck says "made in W Germany" and the date stamp on the side says 1983, but it's mine and it works and it was free, so I'm not complaining.


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#48143 ONLINE   Junkman

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 01:20 AM

Pre 1986 and German. What else do you need?


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1967 Renault 16 Grand Luxe.......................Thanks to Weber now running well on regular gas

1993 Peugeot 405 2.0 auto Saloon..........................................A disappointment for many

1997 Peugeot 405 2.0 auto Estate..............................Is being regularly crashed into things


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 01:35 AM

It's also orange.  All the best power tools are orange.


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 01:39 AM

By not a narrow margin!


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1993 Peugeot 405 2.0 auto Saloon..........................................A disappointment for many

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 07:20 AM

I finally have my very own drill, after years of borrowing other people's. Okay, so the chuck says "made in W Germany" and the date stamp on the side says 1983, but it's mine and it works and it was free, so I'm not complaining.


It just means its a quality bit of kit,i still use an aged black and decker that as far back as I can remember my dad always had, its outlived many newer drills it will probably outlive me
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Posted 15 July 2018 - 09:20 AM

My first drill was a grey Bridges.

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 12:48 PM

My sister has finally sold her caravan. 

This means there is some space on my "driveway". 

 

I think it is time to remove my self imposed ban on the ebay tat thread … I have space and currently lack a working large/estate car.


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 02:24 PM

Replaced the driver's door handle on the C5 - £26 from Poland for a brand new one.

Stripping the door card and usual bits proved to be a lot less painful than anticipated, new handle just popped straight on, no messing (I did spend five minutes trying to find the screws holding the old one on - there were none :) it just hangs on with a couple of tags.

 

Replacing the door card not so simple to get it lined up right but managed without breaking anything.

 

Window and mirror controls took ages.

I've had them off a couple of times previously to clean as the contact pads get dirty and fail to work.

Interesting failures on reassembly, drivers window would go down but not up.  On the second attempt it went up but not down.

The membrane with the carbon pads on is slightly out of shape and the moulded in pins don't fit the holes that keeps it aligned.

Third time luck though :)

 

Had expected an all day job but 90mins and done - as am I after being out in the sun for that long.


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 02:44 PM

Saw a gorgeous MK1 Cortina two streets away. Our estate has loads and loads of classics of various sorts but I didn’t know about this one. I know the guy who lives there as he walks his dog past our house every day so I will make sure I get to chat to him when I can.




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