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    jaypee reacted to Split_Pin in The new news 24 thread   
    Further to my post in Wednesday, my 172 now has a new subframe, bottom arms and a lower engine steady as well. A grand job done by our dome's friend Stuart with the former also venturing up on Saturday night and chipping in with assistance. Apparently Cooper the spaniel was unimpressed!
    Photos are from dome, straight to my living room.



     
    Unsurprisingly the old subframe was howling.



    Unfortunately the rest of the structure of the car at the front is showing it's age as well somewhat although nothing out of the ordinary for a near 20 year old car. Power steering lines are also corroded although still fluid-tight.
    After being advised of this on Saturday evening, I slept* on it (*lay awake all night anxiously mulling it over) and decided to just continue to drive it. Life is too short to worry what will happen next, car wise. 
    It drove home much better than before with no rattling bushes which helped with this decision.
    The car thanked me for my perseverance by trying and partially failing to jettison it's middle exhaust heatshield which now clangs furiously at idle. Out with the hacksaw tomorrow night!
    Thanks to dome also for a lift up to the farm today and a run in his Audi S4. "Its quite the way to travel the country" he said, couldn't agree more!
    Audi door seal continues to leak as the so called rubber restorer had no effect. I've ordered some red rubber grease to fill the tiny gap that is letting in the drops. Should work I reckon!
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    jaypee reacted to dome in Domes shonky autos-GAS GAS GAS-S4 LPG Service time   
    Ah, winter. What a beautiful time of year 
    Or, if you've been in Scotland for the last month it's been constantly pishing down and blowing a gale so motivation for anything  car fettling has been low.
    I had a rare moment of motivation on Friday night and decided to service the S4s LPG system and fit a set of spark plugs. I'd only had these sitting for about 4 months so not so bad...
    I'd serviced the LPG  on my Grand Cherokee many years ago and was somewhat taken aback by the amount of gas which was released when I undid the filter, even though I'd closed off the tank and ran it till it conked out. Therefore it was with a due sense of trepidation that I undid the first hose onto the filter housing, at arms length,  whilst wearing several pairs of gloves.
    And... nothing. A wee bubble from the hose an that was it.
    First filter off. This has a large inlet and splits into two to feed each bank

    It also has a pressure/temp sensor built in which I had to swap over to the new unit

    Whilst in here I changed the plugs. This bank was fairly straightforward once I was in there

    The other bank was a bit more of a faff as I had to remove intake pipework. This gave me a chance to replace the air filter-I'd ordered one last year but been sent the wrong one and by the time I got the correct one I never bothered fitting it, putting it off a I often do...

    There's a second filter on these systems which had came with the kit, this one did release some gas when I undid it which is always terrifying. 

    It was due for changing though.

    It was a bit of a faff to get the orings all in the right place but after that it went together fairly easily.
    Fired it up and let it warm up, it switched to LPG fine with no leaks. Win!
    Oh and check out the old plugs. Spot the difference?

     
    Full VAG service history on this thing...
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    jaypee reacted to 320touring in The PMSL Shut Sesame 25/01/20   
    Totally didn't fit this into he cold and dark tonight..


     
    Factory M9!
    It's quieter, and I am getting gasses at the BACKBOX exit.
    Will see how it lasts:)
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    jaypee reacted to 320touring in My £100 Skoda Felicia.. now with fresh MOT! :)   
    Nicely bought, I like these Fellys a lot. Good cars, and the estate will be Uber practical too:)
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    jaypee reacted to 320touring in 320T's 300td Merc - Phoenix from the chip shop 03/01/20.   
    My brother @jaypee has now taken on this beauty - and is making steady progress through the MOT fail items.
    Chief amongst which was getting the exhaust replaced.
    The car has done at least 220k running on veg oil - which has a higher moisture content than DERV..
    Subsequently, the exhaust has suffered some* corrosion

     
    as can be seen, it was somewhat overdue replacement. He already has the system from the downpipes back, but needs to order a downpipe.
    Unbelievably, all 4 downpipe bolts (2 per pipe) came off without fuss - we reckon it must be the original system.
     
    Obviously, with the engine on headers only, it would be rude not to make a video..
    This cannot adequately convey the level of earsplitting cacophony of demented noise issued forth like dragon breath.
     
    When your RML was up, I made him do a flypast ..
     
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    jaypee reacted to 320touring in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Present of the day from my brother - a service poster for the Oxford!

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    jaypee reacted to UltraWomble in The PMSL Shut Sesame 25/01/20   
    Thats utterly shite.

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    jaypee reacted to Cavcraft in The PMSL Shut Sesame 25/01/20   
    Horrible, thieving no good rotten bastards, I hope a nasty fait awaits them one day.
     
    Straight pipe probs best, would suggest a hollow cat but some prick would probably cut that off too.
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    jaypee reacted to chaseracer in The PMSL Shut Sesame 25/01/20   
    Memories... 🤩

    Somewhere, there's a pic of the Blingo toting two timpani and a (dismantled!) four-octave xylophone.
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    jaypee reacted to 320touring in Monthly Scotoshite meet at Armadale last Wednesday of the month.   
    I counted 20, but I was high in 607 at the time..
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    jaypee reacted to loserone in Monthly Scotoshite meet at Armadale last Wednesday of the month.   
    What a winner.  Wish I'd got off my arse for this tonight

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    jaypee reacted to Split_Pin in Monthly Scotoshite meet at Armadale last Wednesday of the month.   
    If it's Red Velvet and Chocolate Cheesecake, I throw my face in it anyway, tired or not.
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    jaypee reacted to Six-cylinder in Glasgow Sebring Collection - Wednesday food eaten and car collected.   
    The petrol station shot.

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    jaypee reacted to Six-cylinder in Glasgow Sebring Collection - Wednesday food eaten and car collected.   
    I am too mean to buy sandwiches on the train so I made my own.
     

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    jaypee reacted to 320touring in Glasgow Sebring Collection - Wednesday food eaten and car collected.   
    At least @Jim Bells mini is faster than something 😂
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    jaypee reacted to davehedgehog31 in Glasgow Sebring Collection - Wednesday food eaten and car collected.   
    Sounds like my 205.
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    jaypee reacted to davehedgehog31 in Glasgow Sebring Collection - Wednesday food eaten and car collected.   
    Not many of them in Fife though. 
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    jaypee reacted to dome in Glasgow Sebring Collection - Wednesday food eaten and car collected.   
    Better bring Mrs 6cylinder  to drive the other one home!
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    jaypee reacted to chaseracer in Glasgow Sebring Collection - Wednesday food eaten and car collected.   
    TWENTY WHOLE MINUTES??!?  Were you on the bog...? 
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    jaypee reacted to cort16 in The PMSL Shut Sesame 25/01/20   
    Put a port hole in the boot lid ?
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    jaypee reacted to wuvvum in The PMSL Shut Sesame 25/01/20   
    Too high is better than too low, especially with a vehicle of this genre.
    By the way, I may have forgotten to mention it before, but I charge a £150 finder's fee.
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    jaypee reacted to chaseracer in The PMSL Shut Sesame 25/01/20   
    That's Neil's normal face.
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    jaypee reacted to hairnet in The PMSL Shut Sesame 25/01/20   
    have ye anny ten bags?
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