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    trigger got a reaction from warren t claim in Vanishing motoring YouTube channels   
    If I see another Carvertical advert... I'd love to know their advertising budget!
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    trigger got a reaction from Scruffy Bodger in My life in cars - Capri & XR3i   
    So Saturday was spent fitting this bastard 

    What a git of a job, every time you pushed the sump into the gearbox end the gasket would push itself off again, after the 4th attempt I managed to fit it without it coming back off and so far it seems to be holding up leak free, whilst the sump was off (managed to push my screwdriver through it so it was definitely rotten) we took the strainer off and gave that a clean, it all looked good though.

    So with that job sorted I ran it down to my trusty MOT station where I got this!

    Yay! 4 months of work has paid off, it drives really nicely too, clutch is a little squeaky and feels like it might be dragging which I need to look into but apart from that I'm very happy!


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    trigger got a reaction from Steviemillar in My life in cars - Capri & XR3i   
    So Saturday was spent fitting this bastard 

    What a git of a job, every time you pushed the sump into the gearbox end the gasket would push itself off again, after the 4th attempt I managed to fit it without it coming back off and so far it seems to be holding up leak free, whilst the sump was off (managed to push my screwdriver through it so it was definitely rotten) we took the strainer off and gave that a clean, it all looked good though.

    So with that job sorted I ran it down to my trusty MOT station where I got this!

    Yay! 4 months of work has paid off, it drives really nicely too, clutch is a little squeaky and feels like it might be dragging which I need to look into but apart from that I'm very happy!


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    trigger reacted to Ghosty in Vanishing motoring YouTube channels   
    Get SponsorBlock for your browser - users flag sponsor spots and it takes the info and skips them for everyone automatically. You know it's good because mentioning it on YT is a ToS violation.
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    trigger got a reaction from louiepj in My life in cars - Capri & XR3i   
    So Saturday was spent fitting this bastard 

    What a git of a job, every time you pushed the sump into the gearbox end the gasket would push itself off again, after the 4th attempt I managed to fit it without it coming back off and so far it seems to be holding up leak free, whilst the sump was off (managed to push my screwdriver through it so it was definitely rotten) we took the strainer off and gave that a clean, it all looked good though.

    So with that job sorted I ran it down to my trusty MOT station where I got this!

    Yay! 4 months of work has paid off, it drives really nicely too, clutch is a little squeaky and feels like it might be dragging which I need to look into but apart from that I'm very happy!


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    trigger got a reaction from cort1977 in My life in cars - Capri & XR3i   
    So Saturday was spent fitting this bastard 

    What a git of a job, every time you pushed the sump into the gearbox end the gasket would push itself off again, after the 4th attempt I managed to fit it without it coming back off and so far it seems to be holding up leak free, whilst the sump was off (managed to push my screwdriver through it so it was definitely rotten) we took the strainer off and gave that a clean, it all looked good though.

    So with that job sorted I ran it down to my trusty MOT station where I got this!

    Yay! 4 months of work has paid off, it drives really nicely too, clutch is a little squeaky and feels like it might be dragging which I need to look into but apart from that I'm very happy!


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    trigger got a reaction from adw1977 in My life in cars - Capri & XR3i   
    So Saturday was spent fitting this bastard 

    What a git of a job, every time you pushed the sump into the gearbox end the gasket would push itself off again, after the 4th attempt I managed to fit it without it coming back off and so far it seems to be holding up leak free, whilst the sump was off (managed to push my screwdriver through it so it was definitely rotten) we took the strainer off and gave that a clean, it all looked good though.

    So with that job sorted I ran it down to my trusty MOT station where I got this!

    Yay! 4 months of work has paid off, it drives really nicely too, clutch is a little squeaky and feels like it might be dragging which I need to look into but apart from that I'm very happy!


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    trigger got a reaction from MorrisItalSLX in My life in cars - Capri & XR3i   
    So Saturday was spent fitting this bastard 

    What a git of a job, every time you pushed the sump into the gearbox end the gasket would push itself off again, after the 4th attempt I managed to fit it without it coming back off and so far it seems to be holding up leak free, whilst the sump was off (managed to push my screwdriver through it so it was definitely rotten) we took the strainer off and gave that a clean, it all looked good though.

    So with that job sorted I ran it down to my trusty MOT station where I got this!

    Yay! 4 months of work has paid off, it drives really nicely too, clutch is a little squeaky and feels like it might be dragging which I need to look into but apart from that I'm very happy!


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    trigger got a reaction from danthecapriman in My life in cars - Capri & XR3i   
    So Saturday was spent fitting this bastard 

    What a git of a job, every time you pushed the sump into the gearbox end the gasket would push itself off again, after the 4th attempt I managed to fit it without it coming back off and so far it seems to be holding up leak free, whilst the sump was off (managed to push my screwdriver through it so it was definitely rotten) we took the strainer off and gave that a clean, it all looked good though.

    So with that job sorted I ran it down to my trusty MOT station where I got this!

    Yay! 4 months of work has paid off, it drives really nicely too, clutch is a little squeaky and feels like it might be dragging which I need to look into but apart from that I'm very happy!


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    trigger got a reaction from danthecapriman in My life in cars - Capri & XR3i   
    Thanks guys, today's MOT test was a big fat fail...
    I didn't even get it off the driveway until I found a big puddle of oil in the garage! Bugger! The sump has rotted through and is drip drip dripping all over the floor

    Still better it happens now than on the A12 down to the garage, so new sump and gasket ordered of eBay for £78 and a wait for it to arrive before I can rebook it back in again
  11. Haha
    trigger got a reaction from dave j in Vanishing motoring YouTube channels   
    If I see another Carvertical advert... I'd love to know their advertising budget!
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    trigger reacted to dollywobbler in Vanishing motoring YouTube channels   
    Derek is definitely making VGG work, though I often wonder at what personal cost. He works so bloody hard. His latest video was also 3 hours! Bit much perhaps.
    I would say it's getting more difficult at the moment. Short format is definitely having an impact on long format, but the income potential for short format is pretty much nil. 
    The stress of it being a full time job can take the joy out of it, so I fully understand why people like Diesel Creek take the sponsorship dollar. Even Derek has gone bloody health drinks. We don't because I can't bring myself to pretend to like something just because I'm being paid. If we do a sponsorship it's because we believe in whatever it is were talking about.
    Pete C has had some mental health challenges. I miss his content, but it's bloody hard when your head just isn't in the mood.
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    trigger got a reaction from AxleHorsepower in My life in cars - Capri & XR3i   
    So Saturday was spent fitting this bastard 

    What a git of a job, every time you pushed the sump into the gearbox end the gasket would push itself off again, after the 4th attempt I managed to fit it without it coming back off and so far it seems to be holding up leak free, whilst the sump was off (managed to push my screwdriver through it so it was definitely rotten) we took the strainer off and gave that a clean, it all looked good though.

    So with that job sorted I ran it down to my trusty MOT station where I got this!

    Yay! 4 months of work has paid off, it drives really nicely too, clutch is a little squeaky and feels like it might be dragging which I need to look into but apart from that I'm very happy!


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    trigger got a reaction from rob88h in My life in cars - Capri & XR3i   
    So Saturday was spent fitting this bastard 

    What a git of a job, every time you pushed the sump into the gearbox end the gasket would push itself off again, after the 4th attempt I managed to fit it without it coming back off and so far it seems to be holding up leak free, whilst the sump was off (managed to push my screwdriver through it so it was definitely rotten) we took the strainer off and gave that a clean, it all looked good though.

    So with that job sorted I ran it down to my trusty MOT station where I got this!

    Yay! 4 months of work has paid off, it drives really nicely too, clutch is a little squeaky and feels like it might be dragging which I need to look into but apart from that I'm very happy!


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    trigger got a reaction from ProgRocker in My life in cars - Capri & XR3i   
    So Saturday was spent fitting this bastard 

    What a git of a job, every time you pushed the sump into the gearbox end the gasket would push itself off again, after the 4th attempt I managed to fit it without it coming back off and so far it seems to be holding up leak free, whilst the sump was off (managed to push my screwdriver through it so it was definitely rotten) we took the strainer off and gave that a clean, it all looked good though.

    So with that job sorted I ran it down to my trusty MOT station where I got this!

    Yay! 4 months of work has paid off, it drives really nicely too, clutch is a little squeaky and feels like it might be dragging which I need to look into but apart from that I'm very happy!


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    trigger got a reaction from Semi-C in My life in cars - Capri & XR3i   
    So Saturday was spent fitting this bastard 

    What a git of a job, every time you pushed the sump into the gearbox end the gasket would push itself off again, after the 4th attempt I managed to fit it without it coming back off and so far it seems to be holding up leak free, whilst the sump was off (managed to push my screwdriver through it so it was definitely rotten) we took the strainer off and gave that a clean, it all looked good though.

    So with that job sorted I ran it down to my trusty MOT station where I got this!

    Yay! 4 months of work has paid off, it drives really nicely too, clutch is a little squeaky and feels like it might be dragging which I need to look into but apart from that I'm very happy!


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    trigger got a reaction from Dyslexic Viking in My life in cars - Capri & XR3i   
    So Saturday was spent fitting this bastard 

    What a git of a job, every time you pushed the sump into the gearbox end the gasket would push itself off again, after the 4th attempt I managed to fit it without it coming back off and so far it seems to be holding up leak free, whilst the sump was off (managed to push my screwdriver through it so it was definitely rotten) we took the strainer off and gave that a clean, it all looked good though.

    So with that job sorted I ran it down to my trusty MOT station where I got this!

    Yay! 4 months of work has paid off, it drives really nicely too, clutch is a little squeaky and feels like it might be dragging which I need to look into but apart from that I'm very happy!


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    trigger got a reaction from cort16 in My life in cars - Capri & XR3i   
    Long time, no see! I've been very busy behind the scenes with life stuff but i have been chipping away on the XR3i, long story short it ended up being a shit load of worth as expected boot floor needed a patch




    but that was all the welding it needed, plug number for snapped off in the head, it was a utter twat to get out but a easy out and going for it with the chatter gun managed to get it out and save my arse with a head rebuild.


    ended up changing all the valve stem seals whilst this was off, brakes were completely stripped down and all replaced


    It needed new brake lines and master cylinder and servo  as they were kanckered too so they got replaced as did the exhaust system

    The fuel system was a nightmare, the tank was rotten, as was the pump and hardlines and all the pipes so everything got replaced which cost a fortune!


    the sender unit was rusty and seized but i managed to save that with a good clean and WD40

    also replaced the injectors and metering head, absolute mare all that! the gearbox end plate had rusted through and lost all it's oil and that was replaced

    both driveshaft seals had failed too and needed replacing, 
    Loads of other stuff has done but i won't bore you anymore but suffice to say it was a slog and i don't have photos!


     
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    trigger got a reaction from mk2_craig in My life in cars - Capri & XR3i   
    So Saturday was spent fitting this bastard 

    What a git of a job, every time you pushed the sump into the gearbox end the gasket would push itself off again, after the 4th attempt I managed to fit it without it coming back off and so far it seems to be holding up leak free, whilst the sump was off (managed to push my screwdriver through it so it was definitely rotten) we took the strainer off and gave that a clean, it all looked good though.

    So with that job sorted I ran it down to my trusty MOT station where I got this!

    Yay! 4 months of work has paid off, it drives really nicely too, clutch is a little squeaky and feels like it might be dragging which I need to look into but apart from that I'm very happy!


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    trigger got a reaction from cort16 in My life in cars - Capri & XR3i   
    So Saturday was spent fitting this bastard 

    What a git of a job, every time you pushed the sump into the gearbox end the gasket would push itself off again, after the 4th attempt I managed to fit it without it coming back off and so far it seems to be holding up leak free, whilst the sump was off (managed to push my screwdriver through it so it was definitely rotten) we took the strainer off and gave that a clean, it all looked good though.

    So with that job sorted I ran it down to my trusty MOT station where I got this!

    Yay! 4 months of work has paid off, it drives really nicely too, clutch is a little squeaky and feels like it might be dragging which I need to look into but apart from that I'm very happy!


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    trigger got a reaction from Dannyk in My life in cars - Capri & XR3i   
    So Saturday was spent fitting this bastard 

    What a git of a job, every time you pushed the sump into the gearbox end the gasket would push itself off again, after the 4th attempt I managed to fit it without it coming back off and so far it seems to be holding up leak free, whilst the sump was off (managed to push my screwdriver through it so it was definitely rotten) we took the strainer off and gave that a clean, it all looked good though.

    So with that job sorted I ran it down to my trusty MOT station where I got this!

    Yay! 4 months of work has paid off, it drives really nicely too, clutch is a little squeaky and feels like it might be dragging which I need to look into but apart from that I'm very happy!


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    trigger got a reaction from Eyersey1234 in My life in cars - Capri & XR3i   
    So Saturday was spent fitting this bastard 

    What a git of a job, every time you pushed the sump into the gearbox end the gasket would push itself off again, after the 4th attempt I managed to fit it without it coming back off and so far it seems to be holding up leak free, whilst the sump was off (managed to push my screwdriver through it so it was definitely rotten) we took the strainer off and gave that a clean, it all looked good though.

    So with that job sorted I ran it down to my trusty MOT station where I got this!

    Yay! 4 months of work has paid off, it drives really nicely too, clutch is a little squeaky and feels like it might be dragging which I need to look into but apart from that I'm very happy!


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    trigger got a reaction from puddlethumper in My life in cars - Capri & XR3i   
    So Saturday was spent fitting this bastard 

    What a git of a job, every time you pushed the sump into the gearbox end the gasket would push itself off again, after the 4th attempt I managed to fit it without it coming back off and so far it seems to be holding up leak free, whilst the sump was off (managed to push my screwdriver through it so it was definitely rotten) we took the strainer off and gave that a clean, it all looked good though.

    So with that job sorted I ran it down to my trusty MOT station where I got this!

    Yay! 4 months of work has paid off, it drives really nicely too, clutch is a little squeaky and feels like it might be dragging which I need to look into but apart from that I'm very happy!


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    trigger got a reaction from stuboy in My life in cars - Capri & XR3i   
    So Saturday was spent fitting this bastard 

    What a git of a job, every time you pushed the sump into the gearbox end the gasket would push itself off again, after the 4th attempt I managed to fit it without it coming back off and so far it seems to be holding up leak free, whilst the sump was off (managed to push my screwdriver through it so it was definitely rotten) we took the strainer off and gave that a clean, it all looked good though.

    So with that job sorted I ran it down to my trusty MOT station where I got this!

    Yay! 4 months of work has paid off, it drives really nicely too, clutch is a little squeaky and feels like it might be dragging which I need to look into but apart from that I'm very happy!


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    trigger got a reaction from Bfg in My life in cars - Capri & XR3i   
    But now it looks like this!


    Unbelievable once we swapped the metering head/unit for one I'd been lent the car fired straight up and runs beautiful! even the electric roof worked once i oiled the joints and hinges up.



    even the wheels look nice now they've been cleaned and have new tyres fitted

    I still need to sort the stereo out, it's a bit of a mess with the wiring as it's got two amps, a couple of graphic equalizer things, a pair of subs, twitters in the doors etc so i need some help to wire up a new stereo


    So on the whole i think it's came out alright, the MOT is booked for Monday afternoon, but nerve-wracking as as the MOT station is about 15 minutes away and down a dual carriageway (A12) and this will be the first time it's been driven since 2000 but I'm sure it be fine...

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