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  1. On 2/16/2020 at 12:18 AM, 17-Coffees said:

    So my work has taken delivery of brand new Scania R450's....

    We were taken over by a bigger firm late 2018 so now being taken fully into there ranks these past few months. Meaning we are now moving to what trucks they want us to take. Which is Scania, so new vehicles are overall 'fleet' spec. We've had a few in the time I've been there, but they have been a case of acquired when taken over another componey or what not, so not been in the componey colours. Personally none of us workshop staff like working on Scanias, so this move is going down well....

    Well what can I say? Delivery mileage and throwing up ABS/EBS faults and one of them with an oil leak....I shit you not! 🤣



    I know this is commenting on an old post, but, My Dad’s work has got these new Scanias, I am not sure what BHP they are (but they are not fancy, they are tractor units with small wheels) & he say’s they are “utterly shit” & he prefers the hired in Mercedes Actros Or M.A.N’s that are always hired to replace the Scania’s as they (the Scania’s) keep breaking down. He also said that they are gutless when driving uphills etc...I am sure he said they are limited to 54mph also. I will ask him, but he hates them.

    before the Scania’s, his work had Iveco Strallis units, he also said they were shit, unreliable & I do know that they were always going wrong, even the Iveco mechanic who used to come out when they broke down, told him that they were shite

  2. 2 minutes ago, DVee8 said:

    So do I even with the fake Alpina badges,but that in-car phone sets it off for me..

    😂...that phone was the dog’s bollocks back in the day. 

  3. Just now, Cavcraft said:



    Welcome back and no apologies required. If it got something off your chest and helped you to share, then this is indeed the right place to post it.

    Thanks Cavcraft. Appreciated 🤙🏻

    I just wasn’t sure if this was the right thread to post it in. Yes, it does help get it off my chest.
    It’s good to be back on here also, not that I was stopped from doing so, just life got busy until we broke up.


  4. 10 minutes ago, chaseracer said:

    Welcome back 🙂

    Kettle's in the same place.  @Pillock ate all the pink wafers, but there are always some slightly oily custard creams somewhere...

    Thanks chaseracer, I have not had a slightly oily custard cream for a long time...but I suspect they will be coming up when I get started on my Mercedes 😂 

  5. Just now, beko1987 said:

    Sound alike way less arse and ear ache to keep the status quo then! 

    Mine keeps wanting me to have them more, but I'm still working half days and filling the other half with projects! 

    Definitely, that’s the way I want it to stay, it makes things easier for everyone going forward. 

    As for your situation, you can only do what you can do, you are taking them & you still need to do your things out with & she should understand that?
    Then again, saying that.....some women are hard to figure out at times. 

  6. 6 minutes ago, beko1987 said:

    I had mine last night, their going back in a minute. They can't see their grandparents either, their only going between the ex's and mine, which I think is worth it. 

    I've got them all next week and we can't go anywhere... Might fill the fridge with beer now so it's very cold... 

    That would be ideal for me, but my ex worries about him & the current situation we are all in just now, so I have to respect her wishes & I understand why, it’s not like she is flat out refusing to let me see him etc, it’s just because of the current situation. Normality will return at some point (I can’t actually wait for that) & I will be able to actually get him 🤙🏻

  7. 41 minutes ago, beko1987 said:

    You can still see your kids if their under 18, they can travel between 2 places. 


    I've got mine next week. Was planning on driving up to dad's but thays well out the window now... Hoping tesco do playsand... 

    I know that they are allowed to go between places, my family want to see him also, which is not advisable at the moment, plus, my ex (it’s weird calling her that now) is also not willing for me to get him due to worrying about the current situation, & I respect that & I don’t want any blame should I get him & he becomes unwell, his health & wellbeing is important to us both (obviously).

    So for now, FaceTime until this lockdown is relaxed/over. 


    But also, thank you everyone for the comments, it’s good to know that I am not the only one going through or have been through a shitty time.

    So, thank you.

  8. 44 minutes ago, plasticvandan said:

    I went through that in October,split up,moved 140 miles to my dad's in Dorset,divorce currently going through well,using the online service,should be done by july.found a new job (though furloughed) and found a new woman who has made me realise just how wrong my situation with my ex was,one thing I will take from this lockdown is it has made me appreciate what's important to me more.

    At the moment I am not looking to get with another woman, but I suppose nobody knows what the future holds.
    We have not started divorce proceedings yet, but it’s something that will need to be done. 

    As for my situation, we just became 2 different people & drifted apart over the last year, but I wasn’t expecting it to end, we still got on etc, it wasn’t an acrimonious break up. Just one of they things I suppose, Life is unpredictable sometimes.

  9. 45 minutes ago, beko1987 said:

    Been there last year and it still hurts. It gets slightly easier though. 

    You can be fun daddy now, leave all the other shit to the ex... 

    Agree, It does indeed hurt, I am not going to lie.
    But, I can’t control things that are out with my control & that’s what I tell myself.

    As for the fun daddy now, I definitely am going to be (I was before we broke up) unfortunately, at the moment I can’t get him because of the current lockdown situation & not mixing with other people.

    Still, FaceTime is helpful, so I still get to see/speak to him.  

    Anyway, apologies for derailing this thread with my shit 😳😂

  10. 13 minutes ago, paulplom said:

    Get yourself on the single and sad thread. We need to hear your exploits on plenty of fish.

    😂 I am not ready for dating again at the moment, but when I am, I will definitely do that 🤙🏻

  11. Well, I am unsure if this is the right thread to post this in, but if it’s not, I apologise & mods feel free to move it.

    I have not been on here for a while, in fact, I was last on here in Nov 2019.

    So, what has happened since then?
    Well....quite a lot actually.

    Me & Mrs OC split up for good in February there, which has obviously had quite an effect on me, as I didn’t see it coming, but that’s the way life goes sometimes I suppose. Just need to pick myself back up & get on with it.

    So, I have had to re-locate to another house, which was a pain in the arse, you don’t realise how much stuff you actually have until you have to gather it all up, but I am settling in now.

    Our boy is now 2 years old.

    I still have my CLK 430 & my Rover 75.

    My Daily is now a 2005 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro.


    So, I now have more time on my hands than I ever planned to. 

    To keep me going, I have decided to really concentrate on getting the Mercedes finally sorted out & on the road (I know, I have said that before), but this time, I am actually going to go do it, as it will take my mind off of things & I need a distraction.

    obviously, this lockdown doesn’t help anything, but it is what it is. 

    Apologies if this is the wrong thread, but I couldn’t find the “Jeremy Kyle” thread..😂 

    I also apologise if I have now killed this thread , I didn’t mean to 😳


  12. I don't know if the Volvo D5 engine has a PCV system?.....on the petrol turbo's, the catch can for the crankcase oil vapour is under the inlet manifold.

    This gets clogged up, as does the pipework going into it.

    I need to do this on my T5.


    If the D5 engines DO have this set up, it would be worth a look?


    I am not familiar with the D5 variant, so it might not have that set up.

  13. Did someone say Bini?....


    Last summer, I had this wee thing, it was my first time driving a BMW made bini.


    It was a Cooper, 04 plate. It was a little go cart, it handled like it was on rails (to me anyway) & when I got rid of it, I was slaughtered with calls about it.

    Sold to the first couple who came to see it.


    I know this adds nothing to the original post, but just wanted to share that.


    Have a picture of it.post-20267-0-58452700-1553453616_thumb.jpg


    The alloys on this one I thought were smart in white.

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