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About pauldoubleyou

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    nr Glasgow
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    Silly ideas, Scale models, metal detecting


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  1. Can i be the first to address the elephant in the room - that number plate is going to be worth more than the van will ever be. I hope its transferrable. Aside from that 'kind of thing my dad says' out of the way, loving the thread.
  2. Great thread. For the curious, what can a rough / cheap project vespa or lambretta go for nowadays? MY brother had a significant amount of them. I remember knocking one over when i was about 9 and setting the alarm off on it. He had a few choppers too, ill see if i can find pictures.
  3. Passed today after a quick turnaround from the garage. New aerial ordered and need the tracking done but otherwise just gonna pootle about in it till I get bored Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. For the first time in a long time the Lupo has been evicted and I’m having a slow, relaxing and dry evening sorting this out. So far so good, but not looking forward to the balljoint. That’s next Sliders are good but pads on this side (the advisory side) were rusted to the caliper which is a good sign, maybe a clean will sort it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Disks £16 each, wheel bearing £15. That’s from the local motor factors! Suprised me to match and even better eBay prices. Bought a track rod end too just in case it’s rusted in place, even better that I can return it to just down the road if I need to. Crossed fingers for non knackered balljoints and track rod ends. Not holding breath tho. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. As predicted tbh it failed its test today, knew it would from the loud wheel bearing but now I know it’s not a total lemon I’ll fire the parts gun at it So looks like it needs a caliper / front brake strip down pair of disks wheel bearing I predict they will be rusted on so I’ll also buy a track rod end, all from being sat. I’m sincerely hoping the balljoint comes off with no drama as that’ll be an arm as well, as the balljoints are pressed in. Off to buy parts..
  7. Damn that’s two n16s in the last few days, is your heater resistor knackered too? Mine and yours could do car sex and make little pink k11s Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I’ve not got to that yet. Looks like it’s coming from the boot lid itself, maybe the wiper arm or trim bolts above the number plate. If it’s not a test fail it can wait for now, I’m refusing to spend anymore until it’s passed a test or I know what it needs to pass a test Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Spent another day getting rid of marks and general cleaning, then a polish with a tub of something a funeral director gave me maybe 15 years ago Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Pm me the postcode I may or may not be local to it depending on where abouts it is There’s a chance I will be near aero chat this weekend (only a chance) and I think that’s just up the road Can’t tow but could have a look at anything and take a battery up if that’s all you need Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. This is the most frustrating bit, I’ve bloody got one of them Bluetooth dongles that connects to Torque but can I find it? Nope. It usually sits in a little compartment in the top of my toolbox. I think I left it in the Corsa But yeah, I’ll be getting one if it never turns up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Boot leak, it was about six inch deep in water. Gonna attack that at the weekend I am so chuffed the cam sensor didn’t come up Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. You’d have lost a fiver, two codes - thermostat (presume temp sensor?) and an unknown one. Cleared and never came back. Super happy as I was massively expecting that cam sensor code. Found a local lad on Facebook and he did it on the drive for a tenner Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Had them stick on with the the wife’s zafira, funnily enough just before MOT day and I needed to change a tyre. Breaker bar no dice, gambled with the windy gun and chewed the key. Got another key, same result. Two in the end were firmly stuck on. Loosened the other three nuts off two turns and blasted round the train station car park. Probably drove a total of a mile. Soon as the wheel started rattling about I tightened the other three up and the locking one spun right off. X2 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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