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MikeR

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  1. Electricity free zone .. VID_20221007_135844987.mp4
  2. Flashed by a middle lane moron today . I was coming up to the arse end of a artic and looked back and yes a middle lane hog , fucking ages away , so I moved out equally fucking early to stop them parroting me , and they flashed me , mind you, headlights in the day 1/4 mile away took a lot to notice , traffic was like artic , me and them , motorway was empty !!! F in loons in a fiat 500 of all things ! When they got past , still stayed on the middle lane ....
  3. The one on the left ???? , sun is in the south making the shadow point north .
  4. You can fix that with a strong magnet , quickly place a magnet end of the same polarity by the needle and leave it overnight .,. Recheck in the morning
  5. guy said the bearings were well gone , allowing it to leak !
  6. just helped save a old Polo from a nasty death , seems my diagnosis of "the water pump is fucked" was spot on .... new water pump and cambelt fitted pronto and all nice and quet now !! expecting lots of beer for keeping costs down to just a cambelt kit as opposed to scrap car ..
  7. My wife left me loose in town for a few hours. ... I now have Fuji finepix s4530 ..... To go with my Fuji finepix s4500 ..
  8. I looked at the price of cover last year to go overseas , it was all tears once I ticked the I have had cancer box .... saves me looking at hols and then trying to get cover !
  9. Can see Jupiter and 4 moons with the 8x40 binoculars , but it's NFC with the 10x25s
  10. in some ways I am glad we have a C1 , std key lock and starter , cat is up by the engine , tyres are shite as is the radio , so common its not worth pinching for parts ? its hopefully a park anywhere car ...
  11. One wiper blade ! Not fishing rods , oars or blow up boat ...
  12. Years ago when walking the dog I found the key Yesterday when walking the dog I found the bolt And they fit Co incidence ??? Luck ? , Should I do the lottery now .....
  13. https://www.ourwestlancashire.com/2022/09/motorfest-cancellation-cost-more-and-drew-in-fewer-visitors/ What a surprise .......
  14. Oh look the fridge/freezer in the static flat lined last night due to the cold .... The expert told me it would be ok ... Better check if the tell tale ice cube melted when we get there ....
  15. I think he is putting it on , he is not puking his ring up with pain ....
  16. Sorted , a call in the garage ,they had some pre loved caliper pins ,and a couple hours later the sticky caliper was fixed .... Thor's hammer was not required ..
  17. I saw one plant pot of a guy pick up his small son and run towards the road , where his large van then hid him from view .....suspicions aroused .. I slowed right down and virtually stopped when he ran from behind the van towards its sliding door which was facing the middle of the road .. I am sure I heard the F word when he saw me , he would of said somat far different if one of the crazy locals was steaming past ..
  18. talking of motorways , how the fuk do they plan road works , looking at the M6 north of Preston which is getting closed to repair some bridge .. is any form of forward planning published ???? looks like its open the weekend , but next weekend ??? , and so on ....
  19. spraying Elbow grease cleaner into a pot noodle cup ...... pot noodle v elbow grease (Encoded).mp4
  20. that was an interesting oil change on the old 1.4 Polo , it came out rather black , not black black or pure black .. but light absorbing black that stuck to the sides of the oil tray and still looked black .. the oil we put in turned up black on the dip stick !!! I asked when it was last done , err that would be when it was last lived here , err some 7 years ago ........... we had the cam belt done as well , and thats up for a change again .... so 7 years and 60k ...... ago dont VWs take some shit and keep going !! any way it sounds a bit better now .... in other good news the roads around here are rammed full thanks to some roadworks .....
  21. I will look into that thanks ..
  22. Just finished trying to put in a replacement indicator lamp because the sealed in for life one has broke , think I will just run some wires off the front bulbs instead of trying to trace wires ....
  23. just been pissing around with the C1 brakes again , the near side front was running warm , the other day I backed off the brake calliper , the pads were ok in the mountings , the piston moved ok , so I put it all back .. yesterday it ran warm again with some pulls to the hedge under braking , stripped off the wheel again , the calliper was locked solid on its mounts .. ? ? undid the bottom slider pin bolt 1/8 a turn and it was ok , all floating again ....did it up again and it jammed again ... so nipped it back up , made sure it worked , put it all back some how since the last brake pads and disc change in the garage , it must of bent ?? now to order some new slider pins ......
  24. just left 2 in Uttoxeter , wife and SIL , I stayed for lunch and got back home , house , plonk , beer , steak and tv to myself now ...for the weekend !!
  25. cock up of the week , the end of the M58 where it joins the M6 .... the big on the road writing section the left hand lane which goes to M6 south was marked up M6 North ..... and the right lane which goes to M6 North was marked up M6 South ... it had a few people confused ... bet some ones bits got felt ..
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