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#1 OFFLINE   Jim Bell

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 06:40 AM

Last collection thread.............for a while, hopefully.



Im getting out of the roulette game, hanging up my spurs and packing in the horse trading. Im settling down with a nice middle aged European with a big arse.

Today, our mystery prize in the middle ish of the country and will be attended by train and bus and train and another train.

Prace bets naow!

Your hints are MUNDANE and PRE MILLENIUM (JUST).
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Posted 25 May 2018 - 06:44 AM

Big arse, pre millennium? I was going to suggest "that" shape Mégane but they're 2003 aren't they?

Mundane shouts Mondeo to me. Estate? But not particularly thought of as European.

Have a nice series of poos.
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Posted 25 May 2018 - 06:52 AM

Have a nice series of poos.



Im feeling awful today so may be a busy day in that front. Think my body is protesting my giving up the shite car carousel.

P.C: One.
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Posted 25 May 2018 - 07:01 AM

Excite.

In other news, PayPal shares have just dropped 21% on the news that you're giving up the ROFFLELIFE.

Berlingo?
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Posted 25 May 2018 - 07:09 AM

Player one. Chose your vehicle.

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Boop.

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You have chosen wisely. Press B to continue.


Boop.

And we are off!

Dodged the bus and the missus is dropping me off for the Metro.
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Posted 25 May 2018 - 07:15 AM

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Speed: 70mph
Direction: Due South.
P.C: 1
Thoughts: Whats the best crisp?
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Posted 25 May 2018 - 07:16 AM

Nobody is happy today. Not on this train anyway.

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 07:17 AM

Metro? As you pass my house (behind the pile of old tyres) Gizz a Wave m8 :)

* woahh - gann to Makamland :/
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Wallsend?.....it's not the End of the Walled ;<)

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 07:19 AM

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Speed: 70mph
Direction: Due South.
P.C: 1
Thoughts: Whats the best crisp?

Gotta be cheese & onion. Car e39..

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 07:19 AM

Grand Central train for the bonus mingebag valu. They only run from Sunlin. The fucking masochists.
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Posted 25 May 2018 - 07:21 AM

Hmmmm tough one this.
Just or millennium suggests 1999 and a big arse could be almost anything.
Gonna throw a wild card here and suggest a SEAT Toledo, a steed you've had previously with little issues.
Otherwise God only knows.

But as usual, chodspeed.
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Posted 25 May 2018 - 07:23 AM

I'm mad for "plain"or salt flavour crisps lately. Still can't beat a good pack of tescozzzzz bacon rashers though but must be own brand. Have at least 1 litre of water handy afterwards though, V.Salty.
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Posted 25 May 2018 - 07:25 AM

I'm mad for "plain"or salt flavour crisps lately. Still can't beat a good pack of tescozzzzz bacon rashers though but must be own brand. Have at least 1 litre of water handy afterwards though, V.Salty.


.... Good thing, travelling by train, we have only this 'thread derailment'!
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Wallsend?.....it's not the End of the Walled ;<)

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 07:29 AM

Plain crisps are amazing. Like mustard, I think you only begin to appreciate them propper once youre north of 30.
Good shout.
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Posted 25 May 2018 - 07:42 AM

I'm mad for "plain"or salt flavour crisps lately. Still can't beat a good pack of tescozzzzz bacon rashers though but must be own brand. Have at least 1 litre of water handy afterwards though, V.Salty.

i try to east at least 1 bag aday... have i got a problem

 

 

oh and u collecting a skoda superb estate?


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 07:46 AM

Big train achieved. New side quest accepted: find and devour plain crisps.

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 07:47 AM

Nobody has got the car yet. I dont think you lads are thinking numerous and mundane enough (though it looks a cracking example)

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 08:01 AM

Lets see what Honest John thinks:

What's good:

Trim lasts well (much better than in earlier models).

Properly looked after, these cars can stay looking new for years.

Excellent economy from TDI 90 and 110 - many owners will better 50 mpg.

Comparatively good performance in NCAP crash tests.

Fourth most reliable car in 2001 Fleet News Survey of 620,000 fleet cars mostly under 3 years old.
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Posted 25 May 2018 - 08:03 AM

Whats not so good:

Went back to overhanging engine design.

Steering a bit too light, especially on motorways. Vague feeling can be partially cured by fitting aftermarket Bilstein dampers.

Imprecise gearshift.

Hasn't lived up to its quality promise. Since 1997, Ford Mondeos have been far more reliable. Yet perceived quality still leads to high residuals making them expensive used buys until they hit high mileages.


Poor AM radio reception.

Came lower than Mondeo and Freelander in 'R' reg J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Survey. 1998-2000 petrol and diesels average for breakdowns and faults, poor for problems. Very poor individual model score in 2003 Warranty Direct Reliability index (index 198 v/s lowest 31.93).
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Posted 25 May 2018 - 08:04 AM

Wait. Theres more:

Caravan club does not recommend this car for towing.
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Posted 25 May 2018 - 08:05 AM

VW Passat B5
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Posted 25 May 2018 - 08:05 AM

B5 Passat (shameless googling) 


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 08:07 AM

And more:

Alarming number of build-quality faults and problems, such as leaks from screen area, leaves block plenum chamber drains, under-dash rattles, seatbelts failing to free-reel, rear shock absorbers failing.
Front door lock barrels of 1997 - 1998 Passats can be prised out with a screwdriver and the doors opened without activating the microwave alarm.


Plenum chamber drains block (especially the hard to clear one one under the battery) and seals fail allowing water ingress which can lead to electrical and electronic failures and eventually collects in rear footwell. Check very carefully for signs of water leaks (feel footwell carpets for damp). May be a structural leak, may be a blocked ventilation plenum chamber drain, or may be because the a/c condenser drain pipe is blocked leading to water being dumped into the footwell. Very important to clear plenum chamber drains of leaves as water damage to the ECU can wreck the engine. Apparently this water can be drawn into the brake servo and causes corrosion to the servo housing and brake master cylinder that can result in reduced brake force or failure altogether.
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Posted 25 May 2018 - 08:08 AM

You cheeky cheaters!

Yes it is indeed a B5 Passat tdi estate.

From this very forum. Theres a fred somewhere.
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Posted 25 May 2018 - 08:13 AM

Cradley Heath here we come ???

 

Could have had the Picasso off you then :)


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 08:15 AM

Cradley Heath here we come ???

Could have had the Picasso off you then :)


True. With more notice and more prudent planning, that would have been ideal. Never mind.
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Posted 25 May 2018 - 08:22 AM

What time do you arrive in our god forsaken city (sorry beautiful hamlet)

Got a pick up sorted?


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 08:25 AM

What time do you arrive in our god forsaken city (sorry beautiful hamlet)
Got a pick up sorted?


Early afternoon fella. Yes Im sorted ta. Sims00 is doing the collection from the station kindness.
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Posted 25 May 2018 - 08:26 AM

I'm going for Ford Mondeo, you liked the last one you had. Must be the gaffertaped bumper styleeee if pre millenium bug.


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 08:33 AM

A cherished Passat B5 is one of those cockroach cars of this world. Service on time, keep the scuttle drains clear and it will drive around the planet hundreds of times without a hitch.
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