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  1. Did that with a broken petrol strimmer I sold on Shpock when that app first came about. Lived about 10 mins away so I agreed to drop it off. Bloke was in his house, I could literally see him… just ignored the door.. I stood banging on his lounge window holding the shitting strimmer up at him to see it was me dropping it off, just ignored me. Last time I agree to deliver.
  2. Fixed the shitting ABS light! Managed to get one of my OBD readers to show rear right speed sensor so I ordered a new one, fitted it and it didn’t make any difference. Checked live data and that sensor was just reading 0KMH when all the others were in sync. I then traced the ABS wiring all the way back to the bay, cleaned all the connectors and checked for damage.. nothing. Couldn’t find my multimeter either so was going by working logical. Went back to the rear end where the sensors connect to the body loom. Noticed that the sensor that wasn’t working wasn’t clicking right home into place, checked it, tried the old sensor, nothing. In the end I decided to cut the plug off the old sensor and just push the wires into the body side plug.. Fucker worked! My thinking is that the previous owner has for whatever reason had to change the sensor, firstly snapped the bolt that holds the sensor in and left the snapped bit in there so just pushed the new sensor in. They’ve then managed to do something to the socket body side so the light wasn’t going out.. gave up and covered the light. I need to get a drill bit decent enough to drill the broken bolt out as my cheap ones aren’t even scratching the surface. In the meantime I’ve managed to get the sensor into the hole tightly. Luckily the rear sensors have opposite connectors (male/female) so now if I buy a new left hand rear sensor, cut the plug off it and solder it in place of the one I’ve had to cut off the body loom.. that way I’ll have a properly repaired loom. Happy days! MOT is 31st so let’s see what it fails on…
  3. https://www.instagram.com/tv/Cdt60sWIZtX9Q67x7QweHc2Th-bEfoJTs0Jf0g0/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
  4. I’ve only ever swapped a car once and it went well. I do however appreciate how very lucky I was and it’d very unlikely ever happen again. I had a 2010 Astra J 1.7 CDTI, discovered ‘Swapz’ and thought I’d give it a go. Got offered a 2007 BMW E90 325D but the chap was in Cornwall and I am in Norfolk. Ended up arranging to meet at Gordano services, he turned up when he said he would, we straight swapped and off we went. I loved that BMW and eventually sold it for more than I paid for the Astra. Fully understand it was a one off and that site is typically full of absolute horrors.
  5. Put a brand new motorcycle helmet on eBay for £130, had an offer of £115 which I accepted. He then said he couldn’t pay for a week until payday so I cancelled his order and just said if it was available still when he has the money, he’s welcome to it.
  6. When we got home today we decided to put the van on the back garden and put up the awning that it came with, we’ll never use it as we don’t tend to stay in one place for any length of time but I wanted to check the condition and that all parts were there to be able to sell it. Also handy to get pics of it up for the advert. Not bad at all for a freebie that wasn’t even in the advert. Looks virtually new - no fading or sun damage. Going to use any money we make selling it to get some extra ventilation in the van, be it a roof vent or opening windows in the rear as it was a bit stuffy last night not having any form of ventilation bar the cab windows.
  7. Near Hunstanton tonight, favourite camp site so far. Top notch.
  8. There was me about to get on the train to come and buy the E39 from you for £250 without reading the thread. Looks brilliant, I love these especially with the M sport bumpers.
  9. I feel the same when it comes to MPG I have seen people that religiously record every fill up, pence per litre, exact amount filled up, calculate the MPG for every tank and record it. I just don’t understand why, what does it actually matter? You still need to put that fuel into the car and pay the price on the pumps.. I just feel like it must take the enjoyment out of it massively.
  10. Absolutely not, why would I want to ruin my hobby by knowing how much of an expensive hobby it is? The less I know, the better. When you look at it like that you can genuinely live by man maths and just remember purchase price and resale price. That way if you sell the car for more than you paid for it you really are in profit and don’t take in to account the amount you’ve spent on it during ownership. I never want to think about what I spend on any of my vehicles, ever.
  11. Day two, walked for ages, dogs are fucked
  12. Check the post above for details bud 👍
  13. I got a Huawei B535 router second hand on eBay, then managed to get his Poynting aerial off Amazon. Seems to work really well.
  14. Wi-Fi is proving it’s worth already. Vodafone on my iPhone has 1 bar of signal, van wifi is currently running iPlayer on the fire stick connected to the TV in the van and the internet speed test has 58mb download speed… on a farm in the middle of nowhere, really pretty good to be honest.
  15. Second camp site of the evening, much better than the first. Alarm bells should have rung when the first one I booked was £10 a night on a bank holiday weekend. Turned up and it was a village football/social club which basically had half a football field that had a load of caravans round the edge. The ‘warden’ stunk of alcohol and was really proud to tell me that the karaoke in the bar starts at 7pm and it’s £3 a pint tonight. As soon as we parked on our pitch we said shall we look for something else, this was the same time a woman next door to us said “the wine is out, there’s no stopping me tonight”….. We now are on a farm with alpacas next to us, empty field to ourselves. More expensive but well worth it.
  16. Yep Astra J all day long
  17. Melody also got collected today. £450 I got for it in the end, pretty chuffed with that.
  18. Water pump changed, what a shit of a job 4G/5G aerial fitted, just need to hide the wires somewhere inside and mount the router somewhere, it works though
  19. Yeah wasn’t me I’m afraid! Do tell…
  20. Ignore the fact the water pump is caked in oil, the vacuum pump is bolted to it and the seal had gone so I replaced that ages ago so no more oil leak however I’ve had a coolant leak since we went to Crufts in March.. finally got round to crawling underneath today and it’s the actual pump leaking, so rather than fuck about trying to repair it, I’ve just ordered a whole new water pump for the sake of £45 delivered. Planning a trip over the Jubilee extended bank holiday up to the Peak District so want it mechanically sound for then.
  21. Thanks! I’m really happy with them.
  22. Made an investment in a 4/5G roof antenna, 4G router and a data sim Van acts like a faraday pouch in some areas, can only get signal outside the van. Now got to try and drill through the roof to fit the antenna without having to drop the internal ceiling. Could be fun.
  23. Amber has officially named it..
  24. Took a deposit on the Melody today, he’s coming back with a van on Thursday to collect it. Nice little earner. Decided to do something a bit different with the headlights today, something I’ve not done to a car since I was 17! Split the headlights, painted the internals Matt black then colour coded some of it to the nato green. Tiger seal out and sealed them back up. Lenses are quite scratched/weathered but I’m happy with my handy work. Hard to get a decent pic.
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