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    Jazoli reacted to Split_Pin in The new news 24 thread   
    That's the brown 93 dropped off for its MOT at 10am this morning. The last 2 cars I submitted failed and needed some work so I'm hopeful for a pass this time! 

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    Jazoli got a reaction from horriblemercedes in The new news 24 thread   
    Think they use insignia hubs which are 5x120 iirc.
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    Jazoli got a reaction from Bren in The grumpy thread   
    Agreed, I really don't understand why people use them apart from penny pinching, use a local factors, get quality parts, be able to return them in the unlikely event its wrong, its a no branier for a few quid saving.
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    Jazoli reacted to SiC in The new news 24 thread   
    Why are you obsessed with 8 sided sockets?
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    Jazoli reacted to grogee in Kholektzun Thr34d   
    I think they deleted that particular surprise and delight feature for the MKIV, instead such messages appear on the blue LED info display next to speedo. 
    I did check for fault codes before putting a deposit down, and apart from some spurious low voltage/voltage out of range codes it was surprisingly code-free.
    Having driven it home, I am reasonably confident it's a good'un. No incidents to report and it sailed back serenely declaring an average of 42mpg.
    At one point the radio cut out for half a second and the lights flickered; I'm calling loose connection or iffy alternator. Neither too much of a problem to fix.
    The nav and radio is controlled by a single DIN unit which is a bit fiddly but I wonder if there's a remote control missing (nothing apparent in the many storage bins). Something to investigate via the Rennow fora.
    As well as this I need to investigate an update for the navi, as it didn't recognise a few things on the way home. And see if there's an aux input we can pipe in some tunes to.
    To drive they really are quite effortless. Light clutch and steering, smooth ride and very quiet. Great visibility out of the big windscreen and you're high up like an SUV without being an environmental terrorist.
    Just feels like it would happily lope to Scotland without any bother. (Master Grogee took this pic).

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    Jazoli reacted to Matty in Grogee's spannering (Puma & MG Maestro). French spaceship FTP'd   
    Quite like them tbh.
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    Jazoli got a reaction from chadders in Would you describe yourself as a Motoring Enthusiast?   
    That's not true at all, it's usually because it's a centrelock wheel and the tyres are specific to the car, so it usually goes back to Mclaren, also if you can afford one it doesn't really matter ūüėȬ†
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    Jazoli reacted to Spiny Norman in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    Pretty much has. Faster up the Goodwood hillclimb than an F1 car and everything else that's ever been up there.
     
     
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    Jazoli reacted to Ghosty in The grumpy thread   
    Yesterday I got a text that a couple of people in Manc I know had their spaceship Civic written off in a hit and run with a form of feline thieving pastry that can be used to unlock doors. Sigh. Been tasked with finding a replacement. 

    Today, another message comes down the grapevine - a good mate in Bristol had a rough night. He recently bought a 30k mile Partner Escapade he'd been coveting for a bit, he loves Berlingos. 

    He got too drunk to drive and paid someone he was with to drive him home. Took exception to their driving and turfed them out, tried to drive himself home and ended up putting the Partner on its roof. No idea what happened but he tried to hide or flee the scene and got bit on the leg by a police search dog. 

    Waiting to hear what plod do with him but he supposedly blew almost high enough for a year's ban. 
    FFS, man. 
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    Jazoli reacted to 3VOM in The grumpy thread   
    You have cut the top off the tube under the screw on nozzle? Just checking
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    Jazoli got a reaction from egg in Youtube moments   
    I guess he doesn't care, he also can't drive for shit,  his car control is crap and he should really get a mount for his camera sometimes, doing 'skids' one handed at times is going to end up in an big off eventually, he is occasionally entertaining but it's the same old rinse and repeat every episode now.
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    Jazoli got a reaction from UltraWomble in End of year Tat Accounts.   
    Fairly quiet year for me
    Sold this

    Roffled this volvo of my sadly departed FIL's

    Sold this old civic

    Sold this kwak

    Also bought and sold a Volvo V70 which was knackered, deleted the pics from my phone so I would no longer feel the financial pain
    Bought this Merc

    bought this RT, then sold it a few weeks later as I didn't like it

    bought one of these for my daughter, it was too big for her 

    So sold it and bought this (which now has the correct mudguard)

    then i bought this for daughter no2 as the repayments on her new clio were too much for her and wbac offered her a way out due to silly prices currently 

    so maybe not as quiet as i thought it was, I'll maybe replace the Merc and the wife's car next year when prices hopefully become a bit more sensible. 
     
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    Jazoli got a reaction from MiniMinorMk3 in End of year Tat Accounts.   
    Fairly quiet year for me
    Sold this

    Roffled this volvo of my sadly departed FIL's

    Sold this old civic

    Sold this kwak

    Also bought and sold a Volvo V70 which was knackered, deleted the pics from my phone so I would no longer feel the financial pain
    Bought this Merc

    bought this RT, then sold it a few weeks later as I didn't like it

    bought one of these for my daughter, it was too big for her 

    So sold it and bought this (which now has the correct mudguard)

    then i bought this for daughter no2 as the repayments on her new clio were too much for her and wbac offered her a way out due to silly prices currently 

    so maybe not as quiet as i thought it was, I'll maybe replace the Merc and the wife's car next year when prices hopefully become a bit more sensible. 
     
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    Jazoli got a reaction from JMotor in End of year Tat Accounts.   
    Fairly quiet year for me
    Sold this

    Roffled this volvo of my sadly departed FIL's

    Sold this old civic

    Sold this kwak

    Also bought and sold a Volvo V70 which was knackered, deleted the pics from my phone so I would no longer feel the financial pain
    Bought this Merc

    bought this RT, then sold it a few weeks later as I didn't like it

    bought one of these for my daughter, it was too big for her 

    So sold it and bought this (which now has the correct mudguard)

    then i bought this for daughter no2 as the repayments on her new clio were too much for her and wbac offered her a way out due to silly prices currently 

    so maybe not as quiet as i thought it was, I'll maybe replace the Merc and the wife's car next year when prices hopefully become a bit more sensible. 
     
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    Jazoli got a reaction from grogee in End of year Tat Accounts.   
    Fairly quiet year for me
    Sold this

    Roffled this volvo of my sadly departed FIL's

    Sold this old civic

    Sold this kwak

    Also bought and sold a Volvo V70 which was knackered, deleted the pics from my phone so I would no longer feel the financial pain
    Bought this Merc

    bought this RT, then sold it a few weeks later as I didn't like it

    bought one of these for my daughter, it was too big for her 

    So sold it and bought this (which now has the correct mudguard)

    then i bought this for daughter no2 as the repayments on her new clio were too much for her and wbac offered her a way out due to silly prices currently 

    so maybe not as quiet as i thought it was, I'll maybe replace the Merc and the wife's car next year when prices hopefully become a bit more sensible. 
     
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    Jazoli got a reaction from pilninggas in Tools? What have you wasted your money on?   
    Me too, it's great and makes jacking a car up so easily compared to the cheap shitty 1.5t jacks I've used for the last 30 years, it is a big heavy bugger though, I don't consider it a waste of money.
    I've got lots of expensive tools I've only used once or twice, they were cheaper than paying a garage to fix my car/bike and they are always there if I do need them again, I do have about 7 paddock stands and no motorbike though!
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    Jazoli got a reaction from LightBulbFun in End of year Tat Accounts.   
    Fairly quiet year for me
    Sold this

    Roffled this volvo of my sadly departed FIL's

    Sold this old civic

    Sold this kwak

    Also bought and sold a Volvo V70 which was knackered, deleted the pics from my phone so I would no longer feel the financial pain
    Bought this Merc

    bought this RT, then sold it a few weeks later as I didn't like it

    bought one of these for my daughter, it was too big for her 

    So sold it and bought this (which now has the correct mudguard)

    then i bought this for daughter no2 as the repayments on her new clio were too much for her and wbac offered her a way out due to silly prices currently 

    so maybe not as quiet as i thought it was, I'll maybe replace the Merc and the wife's car next year when prices hopefully become a bit more sensible. 
     
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    Jazoli got a reaction from Split_Pin in End of year Tat Accounts.   
    Fairly quiet year for me
    Sold this

    Roffled this volvo of my sadly departed FIL's

    Sold this old civic

    Sold this kwak

    Also bought and sold a Volvo V70 which was knackered, deleted the pics from my phone so I would no longer feel the financial pain
    Bought this Merc

    bought this RT, then sold it a few weeks later as I didn't like it

    bought one of these for my daughter, it was too big for her 

    So sold it and bought this (which now has the correct mudguard)

    then i bought this for daughter no2 as the repayments on her new clio were too much for her and wbac offered her a way out due to silly prices currently 

    so maybe not as quiet as i thought it was, I'll maybe replace the Merc and the wife's car next year when prices hopefully become a bit more sensible. 
     
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    Jazoli got a reaction from Rust Collector in End of year Tat Accounts.   
    Fairly quiet year for me
    Sold this

    Roffled this volvo of my sadly departed FIL's

    Sold this old civic

    Sold this kwak

    Also bought and sold a Volvo V70 which was knackered, deleted the pics from my phone so I would no longer feel the financial pain
    Bought this Merc

    bought this RT, then sold it a few weeks later as I didn't like it

    bought one of these for my daughter, it was too big for her 

    So sold it and bought this (which now has the correct mudguard)

    then i bought this for daughter no2 as the repayments on her new clio were too much for her and wbac offered her a way out due to silly prices currently 

    so maybe not as quiet as i thought it was, I'll maybe replace the Merc and the wife's car next year when prices hopefully become a bit more sensible. 
     
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    Jazoli got a reaction from Dyslexic Viking in End of year Tat Accounts.   
    Fairly quiet year for me
    Sold this

    Roffled this volvo of my sadly departed FIL's

    Sold this old civic

    Sold this kwak

    Also bought and sold a Volvo V70 which was knackered, deleted the pics from my phone so I would no longer feel the financial pain
    Bought this Merc

    bought this RT, then sold it a few weeks later as I didn't like it

    bought one of these for my daughter, it was too big for her 

    So sold it and bought this (which now has the correct mudguard)

    then i bought this for daughter no2 as the repayments on her new clio were too much for her and wbac offered her a way out due to silly prices currently 

    so maybe not as quiet as i thought it was, I'll maybe replace the Merc and the wife's car next year when prices hopefully become a bit more sensible. 
     
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    Jazoli got a reaction from Six-cylinder in End of year Tat Accounts.   
    Fairly quiet year for me
    Sold this

    Roffled this volvo of my sadly departed FIL's

    Sold this old civic

    Sold this kwak

    Also bought and sold a Volvo V70 which was knackered, deleted the pics from my phone so I would no longer feel the financial pain
    Bought this Merc

    bought this RT, then sold it a few weeks later as I didn't like it

    bought one of these for my daughter, it was too big for her 

    So sold it and bought this (which now has the correct mudguard)

    then i bought this for daughter no2 as the repayments on her new clio were too much for her and wbac offered her a way out due to silly prices currently 

    so maybe not as quiet as i thought it was, I'll maybe replace the Merc and the wife's car next year when prices hopefully become a bit more sensible. 
     
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    Jazoli got a reaction from AnnoyingPentium in End of year Tat Accounts.   
    Fairly quiet year for me
    Sold this

    Roffled this volvo of my sadly departed FIL's

    Sold this old civic

    Sold this kwak

    Also bought and sold a Volvo V70 which was knackered, deleted the pics from my phone so I would no longer feel the financial pain
    Bought this Merc

    bought this RT, then sold it a few weeks later as I didn't like it

    bought one of these for my daughter, it was too big for her 

    So sold it and bought this (which now has the correct mudguard)

    then i bought this for daughter no2 as the repayments on her new clio were too much for her and wbac offered her a way out due to silly prices currently 

    so maybe not as quiet as i thought it was, I'll maybe replace the Merc and the wife's car next year when prices hopefully become a bit more sensible. 
     
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    Jazoli got a reaction from rob88h in End of year Tat Accounts.   
    Fairly quiet year for me
    Sold this

    Roffled this volvo of my sadly departed FIL's

    Sold this old civic

    Sold this kwak

    Also bought and sold a Volvo V70 which was knackered, deleted the pics from my phone so I would no longer feel the financial pain
    Bought this Merc

    bought this RT, then sold it a few weeks later as I didn't like it

    bought one of these for my daughter, it was too big for her 

    So sold it and bought this (which now has the correct mudguard)

    then i bought this for daughter no2 as the repayments on her new clio were too much for her and wbac offered her a way out due to silly prices currently 

    so maybe not as quiet as i thought it was, I'll maybe replace the Merc and the wife's car next year when prices hopefully become a bit more sensible. 
     
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    Jazoli reacted to Asimo in The new news 24 thread   
    One out.

    One in.

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    Jazoli got a reaction from Barry Cade in The Bikeshite Thread   
    They are crap but can't be ignored at that price as a comfy commuter, I know a couple of blokes who've had them and disliked them, also potentially money pits.
    I found the oe fairing noisy on full extension on the RT, a small added deflector on top made it silent, on reflection mine replaced a 2020 Z900RS so it was bound to feel every bit of its 20 years of age, it was also pretty vibey and I don't think I'd buy another whatever the reason, they are very cheap now though, watch out for a worn clutch and ideally buy a bike that has had it replaced, its a huge (but not too difficult) job to replace unlike a Pan for example which would take 30 minutes tops, also the servo for the brakes will most likely fail, leaving you with no brakes as they literally offer zero retardation when it goes, and that could be at motorway speeds just when you need them with little warning.
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