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    cort1977 got a reaction from oldcars in The grumpy thread   
    Post ad on gumtree, within 20 seconds had a call from a nice young man in the Philippines about 'the minor accident I may have had in the last two years'.  They must have software that constantly scans the internet for phone numbers and distributes them to scammers.
    I told him it wasn't an accident and I meant to run the bastard over.
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    cort1977 got a reaction from myglaren in The grumpy thread   
    Post ad on gumtree, within 20 seconds had a call from a nice young man in the Philippines about 'the minor accident I may have had in the last two years'.  They must have software that constantly scans the internet for phone numbers and distributes them to scammers.
    I told him it wasn't an accident and I meant to run the bastard over.
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    cort1977 got a reaction from Talbot in The grumpy thread   
    Post ad on gumtree, within 20 seconds had a call from a nice young man in the Philippines about 'the minor accident I may have had in the last two years'.  They must have software that constantly scans the internet for phone numbers and distributes them to scammers.
    I told him it wasn't an accident and I meant to run the bastard over.
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    cort1977 got a reaction from BorniteIdentity in The new news 24 thread   
    Had some reasonable car progress lately.
    Passat has gone to a local home and will hopefully see it around occasionally.
    MX5 failed the MOT last week but only on a caliper, damper and bulb.  Bulb was just a loose connection, new caliper sorted that issue and bleeding was trivial.  Had a slight issue with bloody Hermes delivering a replacement damper, it still hasn't arrived, but on the recommendation of @gm I called a company called Autolink (www.autolinkmx5.com) who are a Japanese car breaker.  Ordered at 11.00am Friday and it was at my house above the Arctic circle before noon the next day which is fantastic service.  Got the brake and shock replaced yesterday with a minimum of fuss and it's in for retest today.  Then it will be up for sale as being replaced with a 4 seat floppytop.
    The i3 has had an annoying issue with error codes occasionally popping up the last few months.  Despite dire warning that it wouldn't restart and to drive to the nearest dealer it always did so i just ignored it.  Eventually, domestic management escalated the complaint so I took it to the only HEVRA (electric car association) garage in Aberdeen and got an MOT at the same time.  MOT diagnosed one broken spring but also that there was a recall for the car.  I had an idea that this might be related to the error so got BMW to collect the car (it was only over the road) and do the recall.  Went to pick it up on Friday and seems like they have fixed it, blissful silence on the way back.  So the i3 keeps on for another year, crossing fingers the beep of doom doesn't reappear.
    All this means I am running out of excuses to procrastinate working on my Sierra so hoping to get some mojo back for that this week.  @supernaut and I did put the anti roll bar back on it a couple of weeks ago with not too much trouble, they can be very awkward sometimes apparently.  Need to put new brakes on both sides, bleed them, new battery and then see about an MOT.
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    cort1977 got a reaction from Split_Pin in The new news 24 thread   
    Had some reasonable car progress lately.
    Passat has gone to a local home and will hopefully see it around occasionally.
    MX5 failed the MOT last week but only on a caliper, damper and bulb.  Bulb was just a loose connection, new caliper sorted that issue and bleeding was trivial.  Had a slight issue with bloody Hermes delivering a replacement damper, it still hasn't arrived, but on the recommendation of @gm I called a company called Autolink (www.autolinkmx5.com) who are a Japanese car breaker.  Ordered at 11.00am Friday and it was at my house above the Arctic circle before noon the next day which is fantastic service.  Got the brake and shock replaced yesterday with a minimum of fuss and it's in for retest today.  Then it will be up for sale as being replaced with a 4 seat floppytop.
    The i3 has had an annoying issue with error codes occasionally popping up the last few months.  Despite dire warning that it wouldn't restart and to drive to the nearest dealer it always did so i just ignored it.  Eventually, domestic management escalated the complaint so I took it to the only HEVRA (electric car association) garage in Aberdeen and got an MOT at the same time.  MOT diagnosed one broken spring but also that there was a recall for the car.  I had an idea that this might be related to the error so got BMW to collect the car (it was only over the road) and do the recall.  Went to pick it up on Friday and seems like they have fixed it, blissful silence on the way back.  So the i3 keeps on for another year, crossing fingers the beep of doom doesn't reappear.
    All this means I am running out of excuses to procrastinate working on my Sierra so hoping to get some mojo back for that this week.  @supernaut and I did put the anti roll bar back on it a couple of weeks ago with not too much trouble, they can be very awkward sometimes apparently.  Need to put new brakes on both sides, bleed them, new battery and then see about an MOT.
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    cort1977 reacted to Cord Forteener aka Tim_E in The new news 24 thread   
    Hurray for safety glasses!
    I was strimming weeds from under an electric fence with a brush cutter blade for a customer when the blade kicked a stone the size of my first two knuckles right at my left eye of my safety glasses, and therefore not my eyeball. 
    There was a good thunk and much hurraying to myself for being sensible. 
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    cort1977 got a reaction from Cord Forteener aka Tim_E in The new news 24 thread   
    Had some reasonable car progress lately.
    Passat has gone to a local home and will hopefully see it around occasionally.
    MX5 failed the MOT last week but only on a caliper, damper and bulb.  Bulb was just a loose connection, new caliper sorted that issue and bleeding was trivial.  Had a slight issue with bloody Hermes delivering a replacement damper, it still hasn't arrived, but on the recommendation of @gm I called a company called Autolink (www.autolinkmx5.com) who are a Japanese car breaker.  Ordered at 11.00am Friday and it was at my house above the Arctic circle before noon the next day which is fantastic service.  Got the brake and shock replaced yesterday with a minimum of fuss and it's in for retest today.  Then it will be up for sale as being replaced with a 4 seat floppytop.
    The i3 has had an annoying issue with error codes occasionally popping up the last few months.  Despite dire warning that it wouldn't restart and to drive to the nearest dealer it always did so i just ignored it.  Eventually, domestic management escalated the complaint so I took it to the only HEVRA (electric car association) garage in Aberdeen and got an MOT at the same time.  MOT diagnosed one broken spring but also that there was a recall for the car.  I had an idea that this might be related to the error so got BMW to collect the car (it was only over the road) and do the recall.  Went to pick it up on Friday and seems like they have fixed it, blissful silence on the way back.  So the i3 keeps on for another year, crossing fingers the beep of doom doesn't reappear.
    All this means I am running out of excuses to procrastinate working on my Sierra so hoping to get some mojo back for that this week.  @supernaut and I did put the anti roll bar back on it a couple of weeks ago with not too much trouble, they can be very awkward sometimes apparently.  Need to put new brakes on both sides, bleed them, new battery and then see about an MOT.
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    cort1977 got a reaction from somewhatfoolish in The grumpy thread   
    Post ad on gumtree, within 20 seconds had a call from a nice young man in the Philippines about 'the minor accident I may have had in the last two years'.  They must have software that constantly scans the internet for phone numbers and distributes them to scammers.
    I told him it wasn't an accident and I meant to run the bastard over.
  9. Haha
    cort1977 got a reaction from High Jetter in The grumpy thread   
    Post ad on gumtree, within 20 seconds had a call from a nice young man in the Philippines about 'the minor accident I may have had in the last two years'.  They must have software that constantly scans the internet for phone numbers and distributes them to scammers.
    I told him it wasn't an accident and I meant to run the bastard over.
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    cort1977 got a reaction from Tadhg Tiogar in The grumpy thread   
    Post ad on gumtree, within 20 seconds had a call from a nice young man in the Philippines about 'the minor accident I may have had in the last two years'.  They must have software that constantly scans the internet for phone numbers and distributes them to scammers.
    I told him it wasn't an accident and I meant to run the bastard over.
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    cort1977 got a reaction from puddlethumper in The grumpy thread   
    Post ad on gumtree, within 20 seconds had a call from a nice young man in the Philippines about 'the minor accident I may have had in the last two years'.  They must have software that constantly scans the internet for phone numbers and distributes them to scammers.
    I told him it wasn't an accident and I meant to run the bastard over.
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    cort1977 got a reaction from PhilA in The grumpy thread   
    Post ad on gumtree, within 20 seconds had a call from a nice young man in the Philippines about 'the minor accident I may have had in the last two years'.  They must have software that constantly scans the internet for phone numbers and distributes them to scammers.
    I told him it wasn't an accident and I meant to run the bastard over.
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    cort1977 got a reaction from dome in The new news 24 thread   
    Had some reasonable car progress lately.
    Passat has gone to a local home and will hopefully see it around occasionally.
    MX5 failed the MOT last week but only on a caliper, damper and bulb.  Bulb was just a loose connection, new caliper sorted that issue and bleeding was trivial.  Had a slight issue with bloody Hermes delivering a replacement damper, it still hasn't arrived, but on the recommendation of @gm I called a company called Autolink (www.autolinkmx5.com) who are a Japanese car breaker.  Ordered at 11.00am Friday and it was at my house above the Arctic circle before noon the next day which is fantastic service.  Got the brake and shock replaced yesterday with a minimum of fuss and it's in for retest today.  Then it will be up for sale as being replaced with a 4 seat floppytop.
    The i3 has had an annoying issue with error codes occasionally popping up the last few months.  Despite dire warning that it wouldn't restart and to drive to the nearest dealer it always did so i just ignored it.  Eventually, domestic management escalated the complaint so I took it to the only HEVRA (electric car association) garage in Aberdeen and got an MOT at the same time.  MOT diagnosed one broken spring but also that there was a recall for the car.  I had an idea that this might be related to the error so got BMW to collect the car (it was only over the road) and do the recall.  Went to pick it up on Friday and seems like they have fixed it, blissful silence on the way back.  So the i3 keeps on for another year, crossing fingers the beep of doom doesn't reappear.
    All this means I am running out of excuses to procrastinate working on my Sierra so hoping to get some mojo back for that this week.  @supernaut and I did put the anti roll bar back on it a couple of weeks ago with not too much trouble, they can be very awkward sometimes apparently.  Need to put new brakes on both sides, bleed them, new battery and then see about an MOT.
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    cort1977 reacted to Split_Pin in The new news 24 thread   
    Oh.
    This is oil of some sort being thrown up. Inside the nearside wheelarch of the TD Cav.

    Subframe dripping on the opposite side to the engine, which is bone dry.

    Ah.


    Run dry. Fuck.

    Hose had sufficient length for me to just cut it off and reattach.

    New fluid and the steering still works fine with no untoward noises. A lucky escape!
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    cort1977 reacted to sickboy in Sickboy's stuff: 182 out, 940 in, Saab 900 now MOT'ed   
    Few more pictures (struggling to get images to post upright!!) 









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    cort1977 got a reaction from Sunny Jim in The new news 24 thread   
    Had some reasonable car progress lately.
    Passat has gone to a local home and will hopefully see it around occasionally.
    MX5 failed the MOT last week but only on a caliper, damper and bulb.  Bulb was just a loose connection, new caliper sorted that issue and bleeding was trivial.  Had a slight issue with bloody Hermes delivering a replacement damper, it still hasn't arrived, but on the recommendation of @gm I called a company called Autolink (www.autolinkmx5.com) who are a Japanese car breaker.  Ordered at 11.00am Friday and it was at my house above the Arctic circle before noon the next day which is fantastic service.  Got the brake and shock replaced yesterday with a minimum of fuss and it's in for retest today.  Then it will be up for sale as being replaced with a 4 seat floppytop.
    The i3 has had an annoying issue with error codes occasionally popping up the last few months.  Despite dire warning that it wouldn't restart and to drive to the nearest dealer it always did so i just ignored it.  Eventually, domestic management escalated the complaint so I took it to the only HEVRA (electric car association) garage in Aberdeen and got an MOT at the same time.  MOT diagnosed one broken spring but also that there was a recall for the car.  I had an idea that this might be related to the error so got BMW to collect the car (it was only over the road) and do the recall.  Went to pick it up on Friday and seems like they have fixed it, blissful silence on the way back.  So the i3 keeps on for another year, crossing fingers the beep of doom doesn't reappear.
    All this means I am running out of excuses to procrastinate working on my Sierra so hoping to get some mojo back for that this week.  @supernaut and I did put the anti roll bar back on it a couple of weeks ago with not too much trouble, they can be very awkward sometimes apparently.  Need to put new brakes on both sides, bleed them, new battery and then see about an MOT.
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    cort1977 got a reaction from LightBulbFun in The new news 24 thread   
    Had some reasonable car progress lately.
    Passat has gone to a local home and will hopefully see it around occasionally.
    MX5 failed the MOT last week but only on a caliper, damper and bulb.  Bulb was just a loose connection, new caliper sorted that issue and bleeding was trivial.  Had a slight issue with bloody Hermes delivering a replacement damper, it still hasn't arrived, but on the recommendation of @gm I called a company called Autolink (www.autolinkmx5.com) who are a Japanese car breaker.  Ordered at 11.00am Friday and it was at my house above the Arctic circle before noon the next day which is fantastic service.  Got the brake and shock replaced yesterday with a minimum of fuss and it's in for retest today.  Then it will be up for sale as being replaced with a 4 seat floppytop.
    The i3 has had an annoying issue with error codes occasionally popping up the last few months.  Despite dire warning that it wouldn't restart and to drive to the nearest dealer it always did so i just ignored it.  Eventually, domestic management escalated the complaint so I took it to the only HEVRA (electric car association) garage in Aberdeen and got an MOT at the same time.  MOT diagnosed one broken spring but also that there was a recall for the car.  I had an idea that this might be related to the error so got BMW to collect the car (it was only over the road) and do the recall.  Went to pick it up on Friday and seems like they have fixed it, blissful silence on the way back.  So the i3 keeps on for another year, crossing fingers the beep of doom doesn't reappear.
    All this means I am running out of excuses to procrastinate working on my Sierra so hoping to get some mojo back for that this week.  @supernaut and I did put the anti roll bar back on it a couple of weeks ago with not too much trouble, they can be very awkward sometimes apparently.  Need to put new brakes on both sides, bleed them, new battery and then see about an MOT.
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    cort1977 got a reaction from gm in The new news 24 thread   
    Had some reasonable car progress lately.
    Passat has gone to a local home and will hopefully see it around occasionally.
    MX5 failed the MOT last week but only on a caliper, damper and bulb.  Bulb was just a loose connection, new caliper sorted that issue and bleeding was trivial.  Had a slight issue with bloody Hermes delivering a replacement damper, it still hasn't arrived, but on the recommendation of @gm I called a company called Autolink (www.autolinkmx5.com) who are a Japanese car breaker.  Ordered at 11.00am Friday and it was at my house above the Arctic circle before noon the next day which is fantastic service.  Got the brake and shock replaced yesterday with a minimum of fuss and it's in for retest today.  Then it will be up for sale as being replaced with a 4 seat floppytop.
    The i3 has had an annoying issue with error codes occasionally popping up the last few months.  Despite dire warning that it wouldn't restart and to drive to the nearest dealer it always did so i just ignored it.  Eventually, domestic management escalated the complaint so I took it to the only HEVRA (electric car association) garage in Aberdeen and got an MOT at the same time.  MOT diagnosed one broken spring but also that there was a recall for the car.  I had an idea that this might be related to the error so got BMW to collect the car (it was only over the road) and do the recall.  Went to pick it up on Friday and seems like they have fixed it, blissful silence on the way back.  So the i3 keeps on for another year, crossing fingers the beep of doom doesn't reappear.
    All this means I am running out of excuses to procrastinate working on my Sierra so hoping to get some mojo back for that this week.  @supernaut and I did put the anti roll bar back on it a couple of weeks ago with not too much trouble, they can be very awkward sometimes apparently.  Need to put new brakes on both sides, bleed them, new battery and then see about an MOT.
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    cort1977 got a reaction from Tickman in The new news 24 thread   
    Had some reasonable car progress lately.
    Passat has gone to a local home and will hopefully see it around occasionally.
    MX5 failed the MOT last week but only on a caliper, damper and bulb.  Bulb was just a loose connection, new caliper sorted that issue and bleeding was trivial.  Had a slight issue with bloody Hermes delivering a replacement damper, it still hasn't arrived, but on the recommendation of @gm I called a company called Autolink (www.autolinkmx5.com) who are a Japanese car breaker.  Ordered at 11.00am Friday and it was at my house above the Arctic circle before noon the next day which is fantastic service.  Got the brake and shock replaced yesterday with a minimum of fuss and it's in for retest today.  Then it will be up for sale as being replaced with a 4 seat floppytop.
    The i3 has had an annoying issue with error codes occasionally popping up the last few months.  Despite dire warning that it wouldn't restart and to drive to the nearest dealer it always did so i just ignored it.  Eventually, domestic management escalated the complaint so I took it to the only HEVRA (electric car association) garage in Aberdeen and got an MOT at the same time.  MOT diagnosed one broken spring but also that there was a recall for the car.  I had an idea that this might be related to the error so got BMW to collect the car (it was only over the road) and do the recall.  Went to pick it up on Friday and seems like they have fixed it, blissful silence on the way back.  So the i3 keeps on for another year, crossing fingers the beep of doom doesn't reappear.
    All this means I am running out of excuses to procrastinate working on my Sierra so hoping to get some mojo back for that this week.  @supernaut and I did put the anti roll bar back on it a couple of weeks ago with not too much trouble, they can be very awkward sometimes apparently.  Need to put new brakes on both sides, bleed them, new battery and then see about an MOT.
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    cort1977 got a reaction from Heidel_Kakao in Absolute horse shit™   
    That would be a fantastic day out, a chance to poke around a Stolly and a bit of paintball walting, love it.  
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    cort1977 reacted to eddyramrod in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Transverse is always the wrong way round!  North -South is correct, ahead of the driver, driving the rear wheels.  Unfortunately most manufacturers seem to have forgotten that!
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    cort1977 reacted to Skizzer in eBay tat volume 3.   
    What’s going on with people selling FE Victors at the moment? Strong drugs?
    This blown over 1800SL with VX4/90 wheels and grille looks kind of ok but £7,200? WTAF?

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1972-Vauxhall-Victor-1800-saloon-/224493989461

    never been weldi
    m.o.t egxment

    Egxellent. Jesus wepi.
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    cort1977 reacted to wuvvum in The grumpy thread   
    You could have just left it at that tbh.  We would have understood.
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    cort1977 reacted to Austat in eBay tat volume 3.   
    No reserve, 125 quid so far:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/304028381404?hash=item46c980f0dc:g:m5wAAOSwwEtgwmnB
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