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Tickman last won the day on April 5 2022

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  1. The MOT on the Insight was coming up so a bit of a look over the car and put a few miles on it were required. It hadn't really been used since the start of November due to the Clio's arrival. Just over 300 miles were put on it over the last few days and the MOT was first thing this morning. Happy with that. Now time to spend some money on it.
  2. Looking forward to see what the dream car is for a man that has an AC Cobra.
  3. That looks alright. A bit of a clean up and that should be a pleasant place to be.
  4. It was the Polos turn today. Old pollen filter looked fine but I had a new one... That should make a difference. Then the air filter. On this car the housing is part of the engine cover with 7,000 screws holding it together. That got changed and all this detritus was disappeared as well. The sump plug came out no bother with two copper washers and ptfe on it as well. I think it was done up quite tight! Nothing wrong with the plug or the sump so I cleaned it all back and it was screwed back together. The oil filter was a bit awkward as I had to take a bracket off to get it away from the engine. It was also rather tight so the new one went on hand tight with a bit of oil on the face. Glad this wasn't done on the drive as this would have made it very awkward. I also don't have a drive! Normal service of nothing happening should now resume for a few weeks.
  5. Sensible car is sensible. Astra removed from history already? Maybe you could run a mystery* roffle 😂
  6. Is it remembering preset stations? Just wondering if it is dropping power and resetting to default. I have connected my phone once and it has seen it every time since.
  7. @HillmanImp the one I have doesn't have a cd player in so can't comment on that. With Bluetooth if I play stuff on the phone and go through the source choices I get to BT Stream and it just works. Does your model have streaming and not just calls?
  8. Understandable, I keep applying more 'ignore' to the issues. This time in the shape of better speakers!
  9. My youngest who has the Aygo purchased from @davehedgehog31 mentioned the right indicator was becoming troublesome. This is a common thing with the switch and it needs a strip and clean which I did on her previous Peugeot 107 also purchased from @davehedgehog31 but this time she was only going to be home briefly as she is about to start her final exams so I ordered a high quality* item from eBay for about £13 and swapped it out like so Then the clock spring comes off and the whole lot comes off when you squeeze the metal spring clip together, taking the two screws out and moving the speedometer out of the way makes it much easier and quicker. Once done a quick reassemble and you are done. The new switch is really cheap shit so I can sort the original one now and refit it before it's MOT is due.
  10. As I have been racking up the miles I have been driven mad by the buzzing of the rear speakers so I decided something needed done about it. Halfords didn't stock the correct Pioneer speakers for £30 that I had checked in store so I had to look elsewhere, Amazon came up with the new version of the same speakers for £13.94. Result! This was the problem This was the solution I also fitted one of these as recommended by @loserone I was then recommended a music player app by @juular and it has been getting a work out since. This also got fitted from my stock of them. I do still have to do something about the wiring issue but 🤷‍♀️
  11. Time to get on with stuff. I order some service bits for the Clio as I've done 5,800 miles since the start of November. I went to remove the old pollen filter but it was empty, not any more. Next up was the air filter. Quite simple right at the back of the engine. I checked the spark plugs and they seemed ok Then the oil and filter, wonder when it was last changed I doubt it was long ago 😂 The oil was very thin, it has had a refill from the Manol oil deal that was posted about on here. That is the 'maintenance' side of things taken care of.
  12. @Supernaut this help facilitate collection of something Fusion shaped?
  13. A shrinker/ stretcher is a great bit of kit if you are trying to manipulate metal about. Well worth the investment and always in demand if you wanted to sell on again
  14. Did you notice the steering being off when the wheel was one spline out? If no then put it back where it was so it looks straight, if yes you know you are going to do the lot at the front anyway!
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