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    sims00 reacted to GrumpyCat in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Let's hope this doesn't get¬†ūüćć
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vw-passat-B1-coupe/264401012733?hash=item3d8f8747fd:g:FPwAAOSwnnpdLvdn



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    sims00 got a reaction from Bobthebeard in The new news 24 thread   
    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.

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    sims00 reacted to chompy_snake in Rover 414SLi needing some minor fettle.   
    Right I have gone and spent a bit too much money on bits (oops).
    It's staying....... However been as I was bored there was an 11mm Bosch pump we had knocking around so converted the AS3 9mm that is standard on the xantia.
    Having a coffee and then putting it back together again with new belt and tensioner 
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    sims00 got a reaction from twosmoke300 in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Fucking hayfever.
     
    FRO
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    sims00 got a reaction from djim in The new news 24 thread   
    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!



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    sims00 got a reaction from stonedagain in The new news 24 thread   
    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!



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    sims00 got a reaction from Broadsword in The new news 24 thread   
    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!



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    sims00 got a reaction from snagglepuss in The new news 24 thread   
    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!



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    sims00 got a reaction from Stevebrookman in The new news 24 thread   
    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!



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    sims00 got a reaction from egg in The new news 24 thread   
    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!



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    sims00 reacted to gadgetgricey in Heap of a BMW swapped with DavidB   
    Most cars have issues, but its the normal honesty on this place that has been violated.
    If anything most of us undersell the car, and list everything down to the dodgy screw holding the back numberplate in.
    How many posts did DavidB have? Has he just joined to flog the BMW then FRO.?
     
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    sims00 got a reaction from vulgalour in The new news 24 thread   
    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





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    sims00 got a reaction from snagglepuss in The new news 24 thread   
    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





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    sims00 got a reaction from jumpingjehovahs in The new news 24 thread   
    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





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    sims00 got a reaction from JoeyEunos in The new news 24 thread   
    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





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    sims00 reacted to BeEP in eBay tat volume 3.   
    I'm tempted to buy this.....
    https://www.gumtree.com/p/peugeot/limited-edition-eden-park-peugeot-806-/1343228918

    ......just to sit in this and rest my head on a rugby ball.....


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    sims00 reacted to SRi05 in The grumpy thread   
    "FULLY LOADED" 
    Has aircon 
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    sims00 reacted to Jazoli in The grumpy thread   
    "Pulls like a train"
    on every single fucking cunting twatting diesel car advert, it doesn't pull like a fucking train, a train has slow gradual almost imperceptible acceleration at times, a car would feel utterly fucking shit if it really did pull like a fucking train, also most mainline trains are electric but the ones that aren't are fucking noisy, smelly and slow as fuck, fucking stupid dumb twats.
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    sims00 reacted to stuboy in The new news 24 thread   
    Sad i know.. but finally sourced a pair of strut top covers, sort of tidy up the engine bay, little please little minds...lol



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    sims00 got a reaction from chaseracer in The new news 24 thread   
    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.



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    sims00 got a reaction from snagglepuss in The new news 24 thread   
    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.



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    sims00 got a reaction from tommotech in The new news 24 thread   
    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.



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    sims00 got a reaction from paulplom in The new news 24 thread   
    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.



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    sims00 reacted to Bucketeer in The new news 24 thread   
    So it'll be for sale next week then?
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