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  • Shiter formerly known as sgtBerbatov

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  1. Spoke to Toyota, that clamp costs £13 plus VAT. It was shagged anyway as whoever had the lines off before fouled the clamp so I couldn’t use it again, not really. Great morning though as I have gone to work without my wallet, and he wanted payment to order. I politely reminded him of the amount of money I’ve spent in the last month or two and that I’m good for £20. He agreed, so it’ll be ordered and turn up on Wednesday. Depending on the weather, I may attempt to install the oil catch can tonight, or at least mount the magic Aussie box to the car.
  2. I would demand one 😂 Thats fine, if anyone else has a car with gangster glass let’s form a coalition and get some printed!
  3. Cheers bud, tbh she was like this with the RAV4 as well so it’s not just the baby. I’m usually not like that, but that happened and even when I was under it I felt a bit panicked like I was going to be trapped. I wouldn’t, as it’s not on axle stands or anything just sat there on its four wheels. I don’t know, but I did a random thing on Friday morning too when the wife hit me to stop me snoring, and apparently I got out of the bed to look for something. I was asleep and just got back in to bed. Well odd, that never happens. Theres probably something in the back of my head that’s not happy, who knows
  4. Ah I know, I don't know what's wrong with my head today really I just have a nagging feeling about it tis all.
  5. Anything that looks like a 4x4, Dacia Duster, it's a Jeep. My mom calls my Land Cruiser a jeep, I try calling it a truck, but I end up reverting back to jeep as "broken land cruiser on my driveway" is a mouth full. It doesn't bother me so much. It winds my wife up though, so I do it to wind her up about it really.
  6. In Ireland, for some reason, every 4x4 is referred to as a jeep. Land Rover Defender? Jeep. Land Rover Freelander? Jeep. Toyota Land Cruiser? Jeep. Jeep? A whip. I catch myself doing it too, I blame my dad.
  7. Roger Taylor, the world's greatest drummer*, having a chat. Interesting stories about Under Pressure and We Will Rock You, along with being 100% right about drum machines.
  8. I should really add some more to this, especially when it comes to the sludge issue. The design of the rocker cover is such that there is a raised chamber on the left hand side where the oil breather goes in to it. It's enclosed with a small opening to allow oil to return back to the rocker. Cast your eyes, if you will, at the absolute state of it all. There was far, far more crud and shit in this chamber than in the head. This was even after copious amounts of carb cleaner, as when you unscrew the plate (as seen in pic 2) it remains stuck, as there is a sealant around it. I removed it, cleaned it with petrol with a rinse of carb cleaner, and fitted it back with some RTV. There is an oil catch can to go on which will hopefully alleviate this issue, as well as the injectors! Also here is the clamp I was referring to: There's another rubber piece where God knows where it's gone, but that clamps the 3 fuel lines to the EGR cooler. The 4th line has it's own bracket which I have, thankfully.
  9. Fuel pipes are on, looking wonderful. But I’ve misplaced the clamp that holds the fuel lines to the engine block/EGR cooler. Well I say misplaced, I think I was meant to order a new one as the old one got crushed. I also lost the washer for the sump plug. Great. Wife won’t be happy, but hopefully I’ll have it ready on Friday for my day off. I can still program injectors and test the fuel pressure without the engine running, all the other bits and pieces can go on too. So when it comes to the clamp and washer, I should be able to turn the key and drive off. he says.
  10. The most peculiar thing happened to me. All new stretch bolts and injector screw things in place. As I go to do the first screw (at the bottom in the pic) I start getting all overcome with anxiety. Long story short, by the last bolt I felt like I was having a bit of a panic attack. Not had one since 2010 when I had to go on a plane. Quite, quite odd. Anyway, giving the rocker cover a quick clean as well as one last inspection of the injectors etc,.
  11. Until a bolt on the sump popped when putting it back 😔. Fuck it, tis but one bolt with a load of RTV. It'll be grand, the rest of them are tight but I am not going near them with a torque wrench. Not after last time!
  12. So I managed to get the sump off... The pick up is relatively clean!!! Joy!!! Even better news.... The sump is fairly clean too!!! Only thing there was oil that hadn't drained. Far as I can tell the sump has never been off, so I am thinking the sludge at the top is only recent and a result of the knackered injector. For all the heartache, I think it's a blessing. Now I'm off to crawl on my back and scrape the sealant off the engine...
  13. Prince Phillip would be proud
  14. I'm an equal opportunities father, the fact he's a baby shouldn't stop him from doing everything I can do. I demand results, not excuses.
  15. Don't know if this counts but as I walk the baby around the block now I get to spend more time looking around where I live. There's a chap rocking a Vauxhall Disastra estate, 1999 version (I care not for Vauxhalls) - but the damn thing is blocking the view of a lovely Rover SD1 in red and a Bedford Comma(?) van. Beautiful they are. Near him, and I swear they are on here and if you are - hello - but there's an old boy who drives an old orange Vulva 240 estate with frilly doors which lives on the road. Why? Because they have a pristine Renault 5 parked up on the driveway. The Renault, while pristine, I don't think has moved in a while. A few doors down from this bloke there's a Ford Bronco on the driveway which I think is being used to store parts. I do often walk past the Bronco and think about putting a bit of paper in the door and asking if it's available. Then I see my little sleep terrorist asleep in the pram in front of me, and realise my wife would divorce me and it'd render me a McDonald's dad. So the Bronco is safe... for now.
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