Jump to content

Cord Fourteener

Full Members
  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Cord Fourteener last won the day on June 20 2021

Cord Fourteener had the most liked content!

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Not Telling
  • Location
    A windy rock in the North East Atlantic.
  • Interests
    Music, gardening, bringing up a 6 year old nutter and an infant.


  • Country

Recent Profile Visitors

4,411 profile views

Cord Fourteener's Achievements

Rank: Renault 16

Rank: Renault 16 (7/12)



  1. Oops, it's been a while since I posted! Blame life/ music practice/ day job/kids/ wife/scatter brain. Not much to report, V70 is still rumbling along and approaching 360k miles. 740 is still trundling along, only thing 'wrong' is that my 4y/o lovingly 'fixed' a side light glass with a toy hammer. I'm going to have to fix it again, not pretend this time. Wifeshite Peugeot 307 petrol thing is still going. She moans about it and can now afford to buy herself a nice car (after a good promotion at work) but won't so it's staying for now and doing us well. That's all
  2. Is it me or have I potentially found hen's teeth shit? Is it, just maybe, possibly a rhd heater control valve? £100 posted though.
  3. That's the high mileage v70 mot, just needed a top mount and handbrake seeing to plus other piffle. There's a warning light, need to find out what it's trying to tell me, I suspect an abs sensor. 740 has been daily faithful car in the mean time, all is good!
  4. Heck, I keep falling off the internet! My Facebook notifications are an obscene and uncountable number now... Anyway, I have washed both my Volvos, had a sqeek fixed in the alternator of the 740 and a rattle fixed (that was a broken pully) on the V70. Looks like I'll have to continue to look at noises on the alternator or alternator belt of the V70, and get a cam belt. But that will get done, car is fantastic and going strong. I am about 120 miles from a milage milestone with the V70, if I can get a photo I will! I hope I can.
  5. Right, been having phone mischief again, kot to mention general business. However, I've this to report now I'm back, One, V70 has a rattle in the aux belt, I think. I was going to rest it and use the 740 for daily purposes until I sort out until Mrs' Peugeot 307 went all French and both headlights failed at the same time at 6pm after work, leaving her to drive home on side lights or full beam. Not fun. So, she has the V70, rattles and all, I have the 740. Here's me at a wedding fair I was piping at, with a rather tasty wedding Rolls. Taken by the very friendly Rolls owner. He was very complimentary of my comparatively tatty 740. Note: apparently we are upside-down and there's nothing I can do about it.
  6. That was the ex- @mat_the_catcherished plate. Good to see it serving a noble cause.
  7. They are ok, can't say they are over noisy or wear too quickly. I'm sure they proper ratings! They aren't the very best for fuel consumption but I can't complain about that, can't either myself. They have decent grip and handling all year so I like them. And considering the next better brands are 10 or £20 more each then I'm sold thanks very much!
  8. V70 has four brand new Vredstein all- season tyres (after much research looking at ice tunnel testing etc etc I'm now convinced that decent all-season are the best overall for UK conditions). It was costly enough, Bridgestone, Continental and Michelin were a bit too expensive for comfort and I've had Vredstein before and liked them very much.
  9. 3 year olds wants a story... Ok, very good. Wait, I know these! Vauxhall Astra, orange Astra, I had a Belmontin that shape and that colour, BMW, BMW, Saab. And look those prices, pretty much Shite prices. Is that an orange Sierra? Looks at the editorial, 1992. Of course.
  10. I feel stretched and lacking in time and and money to give three cars the care they need so I've been thinking of downsizing . Then Wife Shite runs out of MOT without telling us and 740 steps in again. I'm so confused about the right thing to do now. Maybe be more organised... I think I'll need drugs for that though.
  11. Oh look, just passed a minor milestone!
  12. Right, I failed at adulting. I've still not got all my energy back from covid, kids are harvesting bugs of all sorts. I'm working part time on average but it feels like 80 hrs a week. I left the kids to entertain themselves yesterday while I had to sleep which started a chain of events leading to leaving the ignition on in the V70, now the French is jump starting the V70. A month or two ago I broke my phone rather spectacularly and I was unable remember my password to AS or which email I used to sign in so I had to message the beacon of functionality that is @brownnova in the end to get back in! Thanks to @ruffgeezerfor reminding me that I'm missing 😁 I'm not moaning by this post, it's more of an excuse. Over-worked, looking after kids while Wifey settles into new job and works far too many hours etc etc So, after waking up first thing in the morning (youngest likes to climb in our bed at random-o'clock in the morning and cough at us and wrestle us) I realised that during my parenting fail yesterday I had left a thing on charge in the v70 with the ignition on... Oops. Anyway the photos of jump starting the V70 at stupid o'clock on a Sunday morning before a crazy full day of work (yes i'm working basically all day on remembrance Sunday) are very AS I think so I've finally managed to get back in to post the picture of my adulting fail! Yippee.
  • Create New...