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#1 OFFLINE   320touring

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 07:38 PM

Been far too long* since I have done one of these..

Last night, I spent some time ( and not an inconsiderable number of £) ordering up parts to fix 4 of the fleet. Additionally, the Audi goes in on Monday for two front tyres.

By midnight I was cash poor and not yet part rich, so I downed the laptop and turned to idly browsing my phone..

Staying strong through the sea of " for sale" tags here, I upped the ante and broke out TEH DADDY!

Gumtree.

Up in these parts, the bargains are oft far flung - population density and geography conspiring against the local bargain hunter.

Due to this, my default search includes a radius of 150 miles - annoyingly flagging up NI cars not worth the extortionate repatriation costs.

However, it also reaches into the far flung Ecosse.. catching exotic locations such as Duns and Huntly.

But not so this time, for lo, the tree did bear fruit and it doth fall not far from my abode.

This is the collection leg of the adventure, a TTT/ Split_Pin co-produced Caper.

My lift arrives at 8.
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Posted 02 December 2018 - 07:40 PM

Excellent.
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Posted 02 December 2018 - 07:43 PM

Has theshadow put the kettle on then??
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Posted 02 December 2018 - 07:43 PM

It sounds like it could be alate night for those involved.


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Posted 02 December 2018 - 07:45 PM

It sounds like it could be alate night for those involved.


Assuming mission success (which I always do) should be hame and cuppa'd by 9.30pm at the latest..
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Posted 02 December 2018 - 07:45 PM

Judging by the fine quality motors currently in your fleet, I’m sure you have chosen the new vehicle well and that this will make for a fine collection Fred Dibnah. Good luck!
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Posted 02 December 2018 - 07:48 PM

Ah Gumtree. Its pretty much a daily* (hourly) tradition now. Even when I'm not in the position to buy another car... Following!


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Posted 02 December 2018 - 07:52 PM

Ah Gumtree. Its pretty much a daily* (hourly) tradition now. Even when I'm not in the position to buy another car... Following!


Amen brother, the struggle is real!
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Posted 02 December 2018 - 08:02 PM

duns far flung????

 

lmfao

 

berwickshire not that hard even frae here :D


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Posted 02 December 2018 - 08:03 PM

Is it an Asia Rocsta with electric browns, plush windows and odd socks?
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Posted 02 December 2018 - 08:13 PM

We are salmon en croute!

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I have received much support from the Scotoshite lot!

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 08:17 PM

75?? so you might make m90??



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Posted 02 December 2018 - 08:19 PM

Is it a a mildly broken A2 in South Queensferry?

Oh wait, that's mine
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Posted 02 December 2018 - 08:22 PM

Arrival...

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 08:39 PM

Volvo estate, hopefully.
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Posted 02 December 2018 - 08:40 PM

MFN


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Posted 02 December 2018 - 08:43 PM

Volvo estate, hopefully.

hes about the only one that doesnt of certain scoto peoplez


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Posted 02 December 2018 - 09:10 PM

There is a forum full of idiots waiting for teh big reveal, come on mate .... I've got things to do.


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Posted 02 December 2018 - 09:13 PM

Never buy a car in the dark, or the rain.

It's very dark and has been pishing down for two weeks.

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 09:14 PM

We got first sight:

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Low mileage too..

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 09:14 PM

Mur hame n the kettle is on:)

Many thanks to Split_Pin for his help!
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Posted 02 December 2018 - 09:15 PM

Speechless.
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Posted 02 December 2018 - 09:16 PM

An na dizzle W124, not much GLF there, but waftage a plenty.

 

Looking at the gauges I'm guessing broken fuel gauge and knackered thermostat.

Either that or short journey and nowt in the tank :lol:


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Posted 02 December 2018 - 09:20 PM

Great! Love the extra badging! 315k that’s the highest mileage car on the forum right there.
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Posted 02 December 2018 - 09:21 PM

Its so fast its on BST already
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Posted 02 December 2018 - 09:24 PM

Judging by the fine quality motors currently in your fleet, I’m sure you have chosen the new vehicle well and that this will make for a fine collection Fred Dibnah. Good luck!

  

Hopefully I have not disappointed..

Speechless.

 

High praise indeed if I have silenced another gregarious Neil..

 

An na dizzle W124, not much GLF there, but waftage a plenty.
 
Looking at the gauges I'm guessing broken fuel gauge and knackered thermostat.
Either that or short journey and nowt in the tank :lol:

  

You are correct on all counts (Inc the short drive - only about 8 miles)

Think it's a lazy thermostat. Just like an Audi.

Great! Love the extra badging! 315k that’s the highest mileage car on the forum right there.


Really?
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Posted 02 December 2018 - 09:27 PM

Oooof! I like that!


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Posted 02 December 2018 - 09:28 PM

wing seems par for the course but seems ok innit and cant gie rang oan veg innit


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Posted 02 December 2018 - 09:29 PM

What a fine steed. Well bought.
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Posted 02 December 2018 - 09:34 PM

It's FUCKIN HINGIN in terms of cleanliness, and it reeks of veg.

The central locking doesn't work, passenger front window just clicks.

You turn it off by applying a vacuum line to the stop solenoid, which has failed in the stop position.
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I'll need to rectify this. Current solution is extending the vac line into the cabin.. I may spend #actualmoney on a new valve..

It's parked up for the night ,will find out if it starts from cold ok tomorrow.
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