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    pandamonium got a reaction from Laseraligningfoofooflanges in Drive away for £200, the cheapest of cheap shite thread   
    I think...
     
    They mean, the car is not currently insured, so a test drive is not possible, meaning you won't hear the knocking suspension or droning wheel bearing ... 
     
    I could just be reading too much into it... 
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    pandamonium got a reaction from RobT in 1991 Toyota Corolla 1.6GL Executive   
    Been fixing stuff. Bumper had been pushed in on one side, and was really annoying me. 
     
    I'll let the pictures do the talking... 
     
    Wonky

    Bumper off

    Note warped bumper

    Heat gun helped that.

    Used a jack to lever the bumper bracket out.

    Reassembled. Looks better, I think.

    While I was on, noticed rear bumper alignment issue.

    And fixed. 

     
     
    Do I still want to sell it? I guess, but really it is the perfect car except that I don't like the fact it is an automatic. 
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    pandamonium got a reaction from RobT in 1991 Toyota Corolla 1.6GL Executive   
    Can't seem to find the correct thread, so this picture my little boy took will have to go here... 

     
     
    Along with a picture to show how bad the paintwork is on the rear quarter... 

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    pandamonium got a reaction from Bamboocarman in 1991 Toyota Corolla 1.6GL Executive   
    It's mad, if this was a Xantia or something with loads of faults, the AS community would be falling over each other, but as it's a super reliable Japanese car with hardly any issues, it gets ignored.
    Mind you, that's why I bought it in the first place.
     
    Have now passed the 2,000 mile mark since I bought it, and the only gripe is the squealing aux belt(s) which is only when cold. Both on order from local motor factors and will be replaced next week.
     
    I'm even starting to get used to the auto box, albeit grudgingly.
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    pandamonium got a reaction from yes oui si in 1991 Toyota Corolla 1.6GL Executive   
    No pictures today, but I've now changed both of the auxiliary belts, which was a bitch of a job, getting to the lower bolt on the power steering pump was the worst bit. Then I snapped the top alternator bolt as I over-tightened it. Luckily I keep loads of spare bolts and found a spare.
     
    Obviously it never rains, it pours and I noticed a tail light out. Easily sorted.
     
    Then driving along after these jobs, I discovered that the screen washers aren't working. Hoping it's just out of fluid and not another thing to fix...
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    pandamonium got a reaction from DVee8 in 1991 Toyota Corolla 1.6GL Executive   
    Just figured out it has an intermittent rear wiper!
     
     
    In other news, got my hire car from work for a trip next week. 1.5 petrol in a car this big?!
     

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    pandamonium got a reaction from Ohdearme in 1991 Toyota Corolla 1.6GL Executive   
    It's mad, if this was a Xantia or something with loads of faults, the AS community would be falling over each other, but as it's a super reliable Japanese car with hardly any issues, it gets ignored.
    Mind you, that's why I bought it in the first place.
     
    Have now passed the 2,000 mile mark since I bought it, and the only gripe is the squealing aux belt(s) which is only when cold. Both on order from local motor factors and will be replaced next week.
     
    I'm even starting to get used to the auto box, albeit grudgingly.
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    pandamonium got a reaction from Dick Van Diesel in 1991 Toyota Corolla 1.6GL Executive   
    No pictures today, but I've now changed both of the auxiliary belts, which was a bitch of a job, getting to the lower bolt on the power steering pump was the worst bit. Then I snapped the top alternator bolt as I over-tightened it. Luckily I keep loads of spare bolts and found a spare.
     
    Obviously it never rains, it pours and I noticed a tail light out. Easily sorted.
     
    Then driving along after these jobs, I discovered that the screen washers aren't working. Hoping it's just out of fluid and not another thing to fix...
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    pandamonium got a reaction from Jim Bell in Mk1 Focus 1.6. *Roffle* WEDS DRAW   
    This year is testing my no roffles rule. :/
    I even like this in spite of it being a Ford. I've heard they aren't bad.
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    pandamonium reacted to Cavcraft in A PT Cruiser is just for Christmas, not for life ALL UR CHROME TAT TO CAVCRAFT PLEASE   
    Right, fingers crossed there's a happy ending* on the cards.
     
    *Not a hand shandy
    *Not a fragger.
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    pandamonium got a reaction from HillmanImp in 1991 Toyota Corolla 1.6GL Executive   
    No pictures today, but I've now changed both of the auxiliary belts, which was a bitch of a job, getting to the lower bolt on the power steering pump was the worst bit. Then I snapped the top alternator bolt as I over-tightened it. Luckily I keep loads of spare bolts and found a spare.
     
    Obviously it never rains, it pours and I noticed a tail light out. Easily sorted.
     
    Then driving along after these jobs, I discovered that the screen washers aren't working. Hoping it's just out of fluid and not another thing to fix...
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    pandamonium got a reaction from tooSavvy in 1991 Toyota Corolla 1.6GL Executive   
    No pictures today, but I've now changed both of the auxiliary belts, which was a bitch of a job, getting to the lower bolt on the power steering pump was the worst bit. Then I snapped the top alternator bolt as I over-tightened it. Luckily I keep loads of spare bolts and found a spare.
     
    Obviously it never rains, it pours and I noticed a tail light out. Easily sorted.
     
    Then driving along after these jobs, I discovered that the screen washers aren't working. Hoping it's just out of fluid and not another thing to fix...
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    pandamonium got a reaction from Cavcraft in A PT Cruiser is just for Christmas, not for life ALL UR CHROME TAT TO CAVCRAFT PLEASE   
    I just got an insurance quote of 3 times the amount of the Corolla. For that reason, I'm out. 
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    pandamonium got a reaction from chodweaver in A PT Cruiser is just for Christmas, not for life ALL UR CHROME TAT TO CAVCRAFT PLEASE   
    Most of Autoshite tonight... 

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    pandamonium got a reaction from Peugeot305IRL in Rusty crusty 305 van   
    I'm starting to have a soft spot for 305s, will look forward to seeing updates
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    pandamonium got a reaction from blakey79 in A PT Cruiser is just for Christmas, not for life ALL UR CHROME TAT TO CAVCRAFT PLEASE   
    Most of Autoshite tonight... 

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    pandamonium reacted to Cavcraft in The grumpy thread   
    Don't know what you're moaning about, tbh. Since drawing a watch on my wrist with a ballpoint pen I've been living on biroed time.
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    pandamonium reacted to Datsuncog in A PT Cruiser is just for Christmas, not for life ALL UR CHROME TAT TO CAVCRAFT PLEASE   
    I'm actually surprised how mildly disappointed I am that my number failed to come up tonight.

    As with the unexpected lust for an orange Citroen Pluriel at Ballyclare auction the other month, it appears I have hitherto unknown depths of automotive depravity just waiting to spill out everywhere...
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    pandamonium reacted to yes oui si in A PT Cruiser is just for Christmas, not for life ALL UR CHROME TAT TO CAVCRAFT PLEASE   
    Being honest, I was going to just give it to you if I won, on the proviso that I get half when you eventually sold it in three months.
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    pandamonium got a reaction from rantingYoof in A PT Cruiser is just for Christmas, not for life ALL UR CHROME TAT TO CAVCRAFT PLEASE   
    Most of Autoshite tonight... 

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    pandamonium got a reaction from bangernomics in A PT Cruiser is just for Christmas, not for life ALL UR CHROME TAT TO CAVCRAFT PLEASE   
    Most of Autoshite tonight... 

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    pandamonium got a reaction from LightBulbFun in A PT Cruiser is just for Christmas, not for life ALL UR CHROME TAT TO CAVCRAFT PLEASE   
    Most of Autoshite tonight... 

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    pandamonium got a reaction from gadgetgricey in A PT Cruiser is just for Christmas, not for life ALL UR CHROME TAT TO CAVCRAFT PLEASE   
    Most of Autoshite tonight... 

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