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#87061 OFFLINE   anonymous user

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:09 PM

They would not dare! :-) Besides, I check them every time they start making odd noises.....


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:47 PM

I fucking detest winter, outdoor car jobs that should take an hour end up being 4 hour twatfests 


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:57 PM

I have broken every rib in my chest... ok, maybe just bruised something.

I was leaning over a brick wall to grab a bucket (too lazy to climb the steps) and bam, chest exploded.

I did the same thing before, climbing into a shipping container.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:03 PM

Walked out of the post office / smiths in camberley this morning after being ignored by the counter staff for several minutes. Yes it was 5 minutes to nine but they were sitting at their counter talking and I wanted to hand them a parcel with the correct postage on it for their bag.
We don’t open till nine.
I’d just like you to put it in the bag please.
We don’t open till nine.
Can I just hand you the box?
You’ll have to weigh it to pay the postage.
I’ve done that, but ok, and put it on the scales.
Nothing, and start chatting to themselves again.
We can’t do anything, see if my colleague round try corner can help ( pre pay box things).

At which point I said I’d try a post office and walked out- it was by then after 9 anyway. Last time I went to camberley they overcharged me too, so won’t be going back.
The one local to work is open 6am to 10pm in a spa - although they too have lost a packet of ours -we had an unpaid post card so put £2 of stamps on ten days ago sent it back, and that’s the last we’ve heard of it.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:05 PM

I have broken every rib in my chest... ok, maybe just bruised something.
I was leaning over a brick wall to grab a bucket (too lazy to climb the steps) and bam, chest exploded.
I did the same thing before, climbing into a shipping container.



You could spend hours in casualty but I don’t think they do anything apart from bandage you up even if you manage to get an X-ray ( what my ex radiographer mum says anyway). Take it easy!
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:07 PM

You could spend hours in casualty but I don’t think they do anything apart from bandage you up even if you manage to get an X-ray ( what my ex radiographer mum says anyway). Take it easy!



Nothings broken or cracked, think it's just bruised a muscle or something.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:10 PM

Bah! After the dash across europe the rear brake pads are down to metal on the Saab and I am approximately 1000 miles from home!


Actually down to the metal, or is it just the wear lip on the disc touching, and there's actually a thin smear of friction material left? If so, good enough for another thousand miles with careful lack of braking? I would.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:45 PM

Hey try not braking- did this in the fiat the other year when a flexi hose collapsed and braking led to non-intentional lane changes. Only had to do a couple of hundred miles though.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 06:45 PM

Saabnut, on 12 Jan 2019 - 12:30 PM, said:

Bah! After the dash across europe the rear brake pads are down to metal on the Saab and I am approximately 1000 miles from home! Parts in France are ££££, take ages and the store is the far side of Le Mans. Fortunately Bill at Saabits has come to the rescue and a new set are making their way down here. Of course, this is the first time I have forgotten to chuck a trolley jack in the boot so it will have to be the OE jack FFS!

 

This really isn't a problem in the Internet age (unless B****t fucks things up, obviously) - my old Disco 300 TDi shat a front propshaft UJ on the way to Innsbruck a couple of years ago, I got a new propshaft complete with UJs delivered from Paddocks to our hotel within 2 days for £80 all-in.

 

The new shaft was fitted within 20 mins once I'd found somewhere that stocked 9/16" spanners, because like a tit I'd only packed my Metric spanner roll and didn't want to risk rounding off the nuts with a 14 mm.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 06:50 PM

The one local to work is open 6am to 10pm in a spa - although they too have lost a packet of ours -we had an unpaid post card so put £2 of stamps on ten days ago sent it back, and that’s the last we’ve heard of it.

You haven't annoyed Sheefag recently, have you?


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 07:04 PM

The Cactus rear view camera turns off above 8 MPH, I had to turn my head like a peasant.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 07:40 PM

Is that 8mph forwards or backwards?


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 07:43 PM

Is that 8mph forwards or backwards?


Backwards.
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 08:57 AM

Actually down to the metal, or is it just the wear lip on the disc touching, and there's actually a thin smear of friction material left? If so, good enough for another thousand miles with careful lack of braking? I would.

 

Sadly down to the metal and attacking the disc that was fitted last pad change, and it is an auto which does not help with avoiding braking. New set on their way, hopefully here between Weds and Fri


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 02:26 PM

Saabnut - I have munchkin this week so can't troll down on an evening. But if you're ok for Fri pm I can be down there late with a trolley jack, axle stands and anything else yo may need. Don't know if that's any help or not. Feel free to PM me your address if you want a next to useless extra pair of hands.
You're only about 5 hrs away from me - so not a big deal really.
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 02:31 PM

I came to grump - had the MR2 stuck on grass for 20mins earlier. Some utter cunt decided overtaking a slowing bus on the approach to a roundabout meant oncoming mugs like me should just get the f**k out of the way. Nowhere to go but the grass median - of course a ruddy great mound of a thing.
Luckily it weighs the square root of a gnats chuff so I pushed it off the central hump - but the 'wrong' side and the massive ruts I'd created made it a total ball ache to get back onto the road.
Bus driver helped a bit - have to get it into the garage later and see what I've done to the suspension and bottom...... FUCKIT!

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 02:35 PM

I thought I was getting over my lurgy having spent the best part of the last 4 days asleep & waking up at a normal time this morning. Throat is no longer sore, snots going etc.

 

Still can't keep food or non-water drink down. I've not eaten since breakfast on Wednesday.

 

Fuck.


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 02:42 PM

Saabnut - I have munchkin this week so can't troll down on an evening. But if you're ok for Fri pm I can be down there late with a trolley jack, axle stands and anything else yo may need. Don't know if that's any help or not. Feel free to PM me your address if you want a next to useless extra pair of hands.
You're only about 5 hrs away from me - so not a big deal really.

 

That is really, really kind of you. I hope it will not be required, I am sure* the OE jack will be in the car, I have a basic tool kit here, and it is only a set of brake pads. I can always make Bucketeer earn his keep if I need a hand, but will keep you in mind if it all goes tits up. Thanks again.


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 04:05 PM

Another thread locked and deleted. I don't know why as so much can happen in here in 5 minutes. Either way another interesting post to the dogs.
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 04:05 PM

Ok so replaced the rear axle on my copart focus with some precision jacking, all boltholes line up and it is loosely screwed in but can I fuck get the trailing arms to line up with their bolt holes, I've had this before but can't remember how I did it , maybe bolt the trailing arms in first ......grumble grumble 



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Posted 13 January 2019 - 04:14 PM

bub2006, on 13 Jan 2019 - 4:05 PM, said:

Another thread locked and deleted. I don't know why as so much can happen in here in 5 minutes. Either way another interesting post to the dogs.

 

WTF? Which one was it?


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 04:17 PM

the trans one on the open forum,

 

TBH it getting locked and deleated was deffo for the best.

 

it was i fear heading towards a slanging match...


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 04:20 PM

The issue I'm struggling to see is why can't folk have a discussion even disagreement with each other than it turning into a bitch fest. It's easy done to agree to disagree,shake hands and be done though isn't it? We are all adults here.
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 04:25 PM

The issue I'm struggling to see is why can't folk have a discussion even disagreement with each other than it turning into a bitch fest. It's easy done to agree to disagree,shake hands and be done though isn't it? We are all adults here.

 

This, exactly.

 

People that can't see eye to eye can add each other to their ignore lists if necessary, and perhaps any... "unwise" comments can be removed by the mods, but why lose an entire thread?

 

Sledgehammer to crack a walnut, methinks.


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 04:36 PM

The mods do what they need to do I guess. They have a thankless task at the best of times and can't do right for wrong. Folk should just learn to stop reading posts they don't like and block people they don't like. That way round I guess the mods won't get flack from all directions and folk who want to read any topics can do so. Sadly won't happen though as for some it is probably easier to bitch and moan then just saying fuck it and leaving the thread
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 04:37 PM

the trans one on the open forum


How can a thread about gearboxes get so bad?
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 04:38 PM

Folk should just learn to stop reading posts they don't like <snip>

 

Word.

 

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 04:38 PM

How can a thread about gearboxes get so bad?

Not that type of trans my friend.

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 04:41 PM

How can a thread about gearboxes get so bad?

 

someone mentioned them fuggin' stupid VAG-shite dual clutch things.......


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 04:50 PM

Last I saw in that was some nursing conversation, fuck knows what happened then






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