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  1. So the other day, took the Honda for its MOT. Was actually a very strict MOT place too so the advisories were a bit meh. However, mechanically perfect and in fab condition they said, and an easy pass. The place I used are all ex mechanics from my current work place so as such, I can fully trust them. 13m MOT! The battery now is held securely and even has the original positive terminal cover, looks lovely. Shit picture as I had some crap on the camera which I wasn't arsed enough to wipe.
  2. Genuinely sorry to hear what you've gone through. Agree with the sentiments, that the main reason I buy/sell on here now only is due to the honesty and good spirit members show each other. I was interested in this at one stage too and I'm glad I've dodged the bullet.
  3. Had a little spare time and weather was good. Demisted the headlamps, they weren't bad as said before but could use a refresh. Looks miles better!
  4. Yup on the car. Nope I used a local auto locksmith. Dealer was painfully expensive, and this was the cheapest and really good!
  5. So I've had the Civic for a little bit from iamgroot of this parish. Mechanically it is clearly brilliant. There wasn't really any history when I got it from him but it genuinely has been taken care of. Such a strong drivetrain and no smoke or leaks. I've set about doing a few little things to it that it needed. A full service has been done including the bastard fuel filter. Pleasingly the air and pollen filters weren't even that bad so it's been kept on top of. New set of Bosch wipers put on, the old ones were HORRENDOUS. I found the passenger wiper arm was stiff and therefore not pressing onto the screen properly so liberally applying WD40 into the joints and shaking like mad freed it up perfectly and now pleasingly hits the screen. The battery was on its last legs and failed as I left the lights on. I noticed the interior light didn't come on nor did the light warning and traced this to a faulty door switch. Also it wasn't secured and seeing as the mot is due soon, it's a failure if it isn't secure so off to Honda I went for some goodies. New battery clamp and bolts, and a new Halfords battery which was better value than Euro (I've got the hallowed trade card lol). Looks miles better and starts much quicker! I've ordered the original positive terminal cover to finish it off so I'll pop that on too in the coming days. Treated myself to some new dealer number plates as well to freshen it up! Also, the key, Jesus Christ was bodged. Had to get a new one cut and programmed for £90 which wasn't bad at all. Only things left to do are refresh the headlamps, and put Gechniq 40 solution in the plastics to make it black again. The headlamps aren't bad, but I've become a dab hand at the wet/dry sandpaper method and it'll make it look even better. Oh and fit my stereo too..oh and get rid of the awful gearknob for an original one lol
  6. Finally got round to replacing the horrible windscreen cowl. Easy as to take off and replace and makes a massive difference. There was broke up and crumbly bits of the old one underneath so I cleaned it off before putting it all back. Also degreased the engine a few days ago and it doesn't leak at all, nice and bone dry. The rear washer jet pipe has been knocked off so a quick job to access it from the rear, and popped it back on and cable ties it, I now have a correct spray on the rear! Ordered a new window regulator for the driver side as it is crunchy and sometimes stops. £15 new, and it isn't a hard job at all, so that's next on my list. Next month a full gearbox oil change and filter. It's a lovely smooth motor.
  7. So I'm currently enjoying the 3 series touring I nabbed off here. Treated it to some new centre caps for the alloys, new wing indicators as they were yellow, new wipers and bonnet badge, along with fresh number plates. The windscreen cowling is awful; broken up and split TADTS. I've ordered a genuine from BMW via eBay for not a great deal, so once that arrives the car will look a lot fresher. I've also ordered some Gtechniq C4 trim restorer, and will give the rest bumper trim and mirror/door handles a go, and it will look a treat then. The car really has been totally cared for so these little touches I think will set it apart. Will pop a few pictures up in the coming days when they're sorted.
  8. I'll take this if it's still available please
  9. Still, no regrets though, definitely wanted this V8 in my life, even if fleeting.
  10. Right.. Some Pirelli tyres fitted, and I've fully balanced the wheels all round. Discs and pads for the front are on order too. This will probably be up for sale. We are looking at buying a home around Derbyshire, and that commute is a ridiculous long term prospect that I won't sadly be able to sustain that cost. £1400 is what takes it. Will come with discs and pads, you can fit them yourself.
  11. Update on the Audi.. It's flipping awesome. I've covered 600 miles in the last few days due to family stuff (wedding things) and my god, it achieves a genuine 34mpg, which is staggering. Around town, mid to late 20's which, is again, brilliant. Hasn't used a drop of fluids, and there is pleasingly no leaks. It feels far quicker and throatier than the LS400 was, it's addictive. Unsure how long I want to keep it, I do want an LPG conversion but, the mounting costs of a wedding mean it may not happen. However in the interim, tomorrow will bring some new tyres, as the rears are cracking, and the fronts are good. Will put them to the rear as there is a slightly different tyre size that should go on the front which I've found, so that will be sorted. I'll also sort the discs and pads out and fresh brake fluid, and some new number plates from Audi for the OEM look because I'm sad. Might..MIGHT be available very soon though. The sensible boring side of me has fallen in love with Jazoli's Avensis so, this could be available for cheaper than what Craig was selling it for. One negative though, driver door doesn't suddenly open from the inside. Think the cable or something has fallen off but I can't be bothered right now to take the door card off and put it back. Laziness.
  12. I've got to say, Alex is a hero and a gent. I'm over the moon with the Audi (cheers Craig!) There's a couple minor jobs to do which I'll sort today, then anew head unit beckons and I'll service it, and enjoy the throaty roar of the gorgeous V8. Long term plan is to get an LPG conversion, it looks reasonable price wise and means I can enjoy this car.
  13. Looks like Monday is the day for Bucketeer to perform his magic. Excited m9!
  14. Bucketeer may be engaging in another MENTALIST collection/delivery caper very soon indeed now...
  15. Was it that obvious? The regret was REAL. Currently sunning myself and realising that I have a massive road trip ahead. Balls. Bucketeeers mental madness services may be employed
  16. So I'm currently on holiday and I'm now ENGAGED. Oh, and I am the lucky purchaser of this piece of fine German V8 muscle. Life doesn't get better. Cheers. Is it wrong for me to be so excited to hurry up and return and collect this?!
  17. I'm currently about to fly away to a holiday and I am secretly trying to secure this from my future fiancé. Lols
  18. It's a good car that hasn't given me grief. Hopefully does someone else a good turn now.
  19. Sold to a shiter..deposit taken!
  20. None at all, I've serviced it myself and inspected it too at the time.
  21. It's an automatic. If you Pm me, and send me your number I can take more for you
  22. I get around 45mpg but that's putting my foot down and not hanging around, and a mixture of town driving too
  23. Reduced to £1600 for a shiter... genuinely surprised now. Just need the space to be honest.
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