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    RobT got a reaction from chaseracer in The new news 24 thread   
    AS Shatis update.  This glorious thing got us to Geneva and back last week no bother.  With the cruise set it's like driving my living room, but with more comfortable seating.

    You'll have to believe me that Mont Salève is in the background and not the Malverns.
    The trip wasn't without drama, as I managed to kill the battery whilst leaving the lights on during the day.  I knew that would be an issue at some point as there's no warning noise as you open the door.  Not surprised it happened whilst abroad either, as I was tired and relaxed which is often a recipe for fuckupery.  I engaged with the locals and managed to get a jump, so that was alright.  The jump pack I took with me wasn't up to the job, so lesson learnt I've now bought a NOCO GB40 that I'll take everywhere.  It's already been used once this week to jump the Skizzer Espace, which is my fault for not using it enough.  Stating the bleedin' obvious but old cars need to be used, don't they. 
    Gratuitous shot with a pogweasel Corrado.

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    RobT got a reaction from Cord Fourteener in The new news 24 thread   
    Sad new, but the 416 had a good run I suppose.
    As for Direct Line, one for the ever growing c**t list.
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    RobT reacted to Ghosty in The new news 24 thread   
    I received the sad news today that one of my old headgasket heroes, the ex- @RobT  and @MrDuke 416GTI has been scrapped  
     


    The chap that bought it off MrDuke had given it to his brother that loved it, alas this week someone opened a door and scraped down the passenger wing and doors - all cosmetic damage. However the car was insured by Direct Line, and apparently their small print states that any car insured with them over 25 years old will not be repaired, the only option is that it's taken away and written off. 

    Keep an eye on Copart, I guess. 
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    RobT got a reaction from chodweaver in The new news 24 thread   
    AS Shatis update.  This glorious thing got us to Geneva and back last week no bother.  With the cruise set it's like driving my living room, but with more comfortable seating.

    You'll have to believe me that Mont Salève is in the background and not the Malverns.
    The trip wasn't without drama, as I managed to kill the battery whilst leaving the lights on during the day.  I knew that would be an issue at some point as there's no warning noise as you open the door.  Not surprised it happened whilst abroad either, as I was tired and relaxed which is often a recipe for fuckupery.  I engaged with the locals and managed to get a jump, so that was alright.  The jump pack I took with me wasn't up to the job, so lesson learnt I've now bought a NOCO GB40 that I'll take everywhere.  It's already been used once this week to jump the Skizzer Espace, which is my fault for not using it enough.  Stating the bleedin' obvious but old cars need to be used, don't they. 
    Gratuitous shot with a pogweasel Corrado.

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    RobT reacted to brownnova in Purple Moose! Brownnova’s Ovlov 940!   
    So it was tax it day today so I could use it! Amazingly I’ve not really had a chance to look round it in the light yet as I leave in the dark and get home in the dark. And on pick up day it was getting dark when I got home so… roll on Saturday! 
    So far the broken list is two: the height adjustment for the seat seems to have failed. I feel slightly perched - changing which memory position the seat is in seems to make no difference, so the motor may have failed. I did manage to find a comfy position in the end. And the switch for the hazard warning lights has broken off, just the plastic bit which will need replacing.
    It grumbles into life rather than roars, and a bit of belt squeak when cold. But… it’s amazing and I already love it! 
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    RobT reacted to brownnova in Purple Moose! Brownnova’s Ovlov 940!   
    I wasn’t held hostage in Prestatyn at the bong and dildo shop that @bangernomicsseems to have such fond memories off… no kidnapped but the wife to do some shopping… not in the Purple Moose however, as it’s not taxed… and I’m not paying a whole month for the same of two days!
    Anyway on to the haul…. 

    It’s a 940 LPT and it’s absolutely lovely. Owned by an older lady since 2014 it’s very clearly been looked after!
    Needs a bit of a clean outside then using!
    Originally owned by a pub or it’s landlord in Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire… I’m sure there are Shiters near there. 
    Bonus is she said it didn’t have any service history… I found the service book and a load of papers and every service up until 2014 has been meticulously recorded. 
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    RobT reacted to brownnova in Purple Moose! Brownnova’s Ovlov 940!   
    As mentioned over on news 24.
    Sunday: Buy Merc
    Wednesday: realise I really quite like the Merc
    Thursday: See awesome car for sale on the road less than 5 mins from work. 
    Friday: agree a buy
    Which leads us to today. 
  8. Haha
    RobT reacted to cort16 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202111259928122
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    RobT reacted to barefoot in The new news 24 thread   
    Billy has passed with just a couple of advisories, one of which was coolant leak. I was aware of this and had asked the garage to resolve.
    I've told Susie, Oscar, Willy & Yasmine, who are all thrilled for 'him'.
    Car enthusiast? I am really nothing more than a complete & utter twat.
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    RobT reacted to barefoot in The new news 24 thread   
    Interestingly my 75 has a traditional handbrake, apply with hand, release with hand. It's almost instinctive.
    Anyhoo, it's gone for an MOT this morning.
    'Good luck Billy' shouted an utter twat as he left him at the garage.
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    RobT got a reaction from Cord Fourteener in The new news 24 thread   
    AS Shatis update.  This glorious thing got us to Geneva and back last week no bother.  With the cruise set it's like driving my living room, but with more comfortable seating.

    You'll have to believe me that Mont Salève is in the background and not the Malverns.
    The trip wasn't without drama, as I managed to kill the battery whilst leaving the lights on during the day.  I knew that would be an issue at some point as there's no warning noise as you open the door.  Not surprised it happened whilst abroad either, as I was tired and relaxed which is often a recipe for fuckupery.  I engaged with the locals and managed to get a jump, so that was alright.  The jump pack I took with me wasn't up to the job, so lesson learnt I've now bought a NOCO GB40 that I'll take everywhere.  It's already been used once this week to jump the Skizzer Espace, which is my fault for not using it enough.  Stating the bleedin' obvious but old cars need to be used, don't they. 
    Gratuitous shot with a pogweasel Corrado.

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    RobT got a reaction from aldo135 in The new news 24 thread   
    AS Shatis update.  This glorious thing got us to Geneva and back last week no bother.  With the cruise set it's like driving my living room, but with more comfortable seating.

    You'll have to believe me that Mont Salève is in the background and not the Malverns.
    The trip wasn't without drama, as I managed to kill the battery whilst leaving the lights on during the day.  I knew that would be an issue at some point as there's no warning noise as you open the door.  Not surprised it happened whilst abroad either, as I was tired and relaxed which is often a recipe for fuckupery.  I engaged with the locals and managed to get a jump, so that was alright.  The jump pack I took with me wasn't up to the job, so lesson learnt I've now bought a NOCO GB40 that I'll take everywhere.  It's already been used once this week to jump the Skizzer Espace, which is my fault for not using it enough.  Stating the bleedin' obvious but old cars need to be used, don't they. 
    Gratuitous shot with a pogweasel Corrado.

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    RobT got a reaction from Joey spud in The new news 24 thread   
    AS Shatis update.  This glorious thing got us to Geneva and back last week no bother.  With the cruise set it's like driving my living room, but with more comfortable seating.

    You'll have to believe me that Mont Salève is in the background and not the Malverns.
    The trip wasn't without drama, as I managed to kill the battery whilst leaving the lights on during the day.  I knew that would be an issue at some point as there's no warning noise as you open the door.  Not surprised it happened whilst abroad either, as I was tired and relaxed which is often a recipe for fuckupery.  I engaged with the locals and managed to get a jump, so that was alright.  The jump pack I took with me wasn't up to the job, so lesson learnt I've now bought a NOCO GB40 that I'll take everywhere.  It's already been used once this week to jump the Skizzer Espace, which is my fault for not using it enough.  Stating the bleedin' obvious but old cars need to be used, don't they. 
    Gratuitous shot with a pogweasel Corrado.

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    RobT got a reaction from Sunny Jim in The new news 24 thread   
    AS Shatis update.  This glorious thing got us to Geneva and back last week no bother.  With the cruise set it's like driving my living room, but with more comfortable seating.

    You'll have to believe me that Mont Salève is in the background and not the Malverns.
    The trip wasn't without drama, as I managed to kill the battery whilst leaving the lights on during the day.  I knew that would be an issue at some point as there's no warning noise as you open the door.  Not surprised it happened whilst abroad either, as I was tired and relaxed which is often a recipe for fuckupery.  I engaged with the locals and managed to get a jump, so that was alright.  The jump pack I took with me wasn't up to the job, so lesson learnt I've now bought a NOCO GB40 that I'll take everywhere.  It's already been used once this week to jump the Skizzer Espace, which is my fault for not using it enough.  Stating the bleedin' obvious but old cars need to be used, don't they. 
    Gratuitous shot with a pogweasel Corrado.

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    RobT got a reaction from The Moog in The new news 24 thread   
    AS Shatis update.  This glorious thing got us to Geneva and back last week no bother.  With the cruise set it's like driving my living room, but with more comfortable seating.

    You'll have to believe me that Mont Salève is in the background and not the Malverns.
    The trip wasn't without drama, as I managed to kill the battery whilst leaving the lights on during the day.  I knew that would be an issue at some point as there's no warning noise as you open the door.  Not surprised it happened whilst abroad either, as I was tired and relaxed which is often a recipe for fuckupery.  I engaged with the locals and managed to get a jump, so that was alright.  The jump pack I took with me wasn't up to the job, so lesson learnt I've now bought a NOCO GB40 that I'll take everywhere.  It's already been used once this week to jump the Skizzer Espace, which is my fault for not using it enough.  Stating the bleedin' obvious but old cars need to be used, don't they. 
    Gratuitous shot with a pogweasel Corrado.

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    RobT got a reaction from vulgalour in The new news 24 thread   
    AS Shatis update.  This glorious thing got us to Geneva and back last week no bother.  With the cruise set it's like driving my living room, but with more comfortable seating.

    You'll have to believe me that Mont Salève is in the background and not the Malverns.
    The trip wasn't without drama, as I managed to kill the battery whilst leaving the lights on during the day.  I knew that would be an issue at some point as there's no warning noise as you open the door.  Not surprised it happened whilst abroad either, as I was tired and relaxed which is often a recipe for fuckupery.  I engaged with the locals and managed to get a jump, so that was alright.  The jump pack I took with me wasn't up to the job, so lesson learnt I've now bought a NOCO GB40 that I'll take everywhere.  It's already been used once this week to jump the Skizzer Espace, which is my fault for not using it enough.  Stating the bleedin' obvious but old cars need to be used, don't they. 
    Gratuitous shot with a pogweasel Corrado.

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    RobT got a reaction from grogee in The new news 24 thread   
    AS Shatis update.  This glorious thing got us to Geneva and back last week no bother.  With the cruise set it's like driving my living room, but with more comfortable seating.

    You'll have to believe me that Mont Salève is in the background and not the Malverns.
    The trip wasn't without drama, as I managed to kill the battery whilst leaving the lights on during the day.  I knew that would be an issue at some point as there's no warning noise as you open the door.  Not surprised it happened whilst abroad either, as I was tired and relaxed which is often a recipe for fuckupery.  I engaged with the locals and managed to get a jump, so that was alright.  The jump pack I took with me wasn't up to the job, so lesson learnt I've now bought a NOCO GB40 that I'll take everywhere.  It's already been used once this week to jump the Skizzer Espace, which is my fault for not using it enough.  Stating the bleedin' obvious but old cars need to be used, don't they. 
    Gratuitous shot with a pogweasel Corrado.

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    RobT got a reaction from Datsuncog in The new news 24 thread   
    AS Shatis update.  This glorious thing got us to Geneva and back last week no bother.  With the cruise set it's like driving my living room, but with more comfortable seating.

    You'll have to believe me that Mont Salève is in the background and not the Malverns.
    The trip wasn't without drama, as I managed to kill the battery whilst leaving the lights on during the day.  I knew that would be an issue at some point as there's no warning noise as you open the door.  Not surprised it happened whilst abroad either, as I was tired and relaxed which is often a recipe for fuckupery.  I engaged with the locals and managed to get a jump, so that was alright.  The jump pack I took with me wasn't up to the job, so lesson learnt I've now bought a NOCO GB40 that I'll take everywhere.  It's already been used once this week to jump the Skizzer Espace, which is my fault for not using it enough.  Stating the bleedin' obvious but old cars need to be used, don't they. 
    Gratuitous shot with a pogweasel Corrado.

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    RobT got a reaction from Yoss in The new news 24 thread   
    AS Shatis update.  This glorious thing got us to Geneva and back last week no bother.  With the cruise set it's like driving my living room, but with more comfortable seating.

    You'll have to believe me that Mont Salève is in the background and not the Malverns.
    The trip wasn't without drama, as I managed to kill the battery whilst leaving the lights on during the day.  I knew that would be an issue at some point as there's no warning noise as you open the door.  Not surprised it happened whilst abroad either, as I was tired and relaxed which is often a recipe for fuckupery.  I engaged with the locals and managed to get a jump, so that was alright.  The jump pack I took with me wasn't up to the job, so lesson learnt I've now bought a NOCO GB40 that I'll take everywhere.  It's already been used once this week to jump the Skizzer Espace, which is my fault for not using it enough.  Stating the bleedin' obvious but old cars need to be used, don't they. 
    Gratuitous shot with a pogweasel Corrado.

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    RobT got a reaction from Sigmund Fraud in The new news 24 thread   
    AS Shatis update.  This glorious thing got us to Geneva and back last week no bother.  With the cruise set it's like driving my living room, but with more comfortable seating.

    You'll have to believe me that Mont Salève is in the background and not the Malverns.
    The trip wasn't without drama, as I managed to kill the battery whilst leaving the lights on during the day.  I knew that would be an issue at some point as there's no warning noise as you open the door.  Not surprised it happened whilst abroad either, as I was tired and relaxed which is often a recipe for fuckupery.  I engaged with the locals and managed to get a jump, so that was alright.  The jump pack I took with me wasn't up to the job, so lesson learnt I've now bought a NOCO GB40 that I'll take everywhere.  It's already been used once this week to jump the Skizzer Espace, which is my fault for not using it enough.  Stating the bleedin' obvious but old cars need to be used, don't they. 
    Gratuitous shot with a pogweasel Corrado.

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    RobT got a reaction from NorthernMonkey in The new news 24 thread   
    AS Shatis update.  This glorious thing got us to Geneva and back last week no bother.  With the cruise set it's like driving my living room, but with more comfortable seating.

    You'll have to believe me that Mont Salève is in the background and not the Malverns.
    The trip wasn't without drama, as I managed to kill the battery whilst leaving the lights on during the day.  I knew that would be an issue at some point as there's no warning noise as you open the door.  Not surprised it happened whilst abroad either, as I was tired and relaxed which is often a recipe for fuckupery.  I engaged with the locals and managed to get a jump, so that was alright.  The jump pack I took with me wasn't up to the job, so lesson learnt I've now bought a NOCO GB40 that I'll take everywhere.  It's already been used once this week to jump the Skizzer Espace, which is my fault for not using it enough.  Stating the bleedin' obvious but old cars need to be used, don't they. 
    Gratuitous shot with a pogweasel Corrado.

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    RobT reacted to dome in The new news 24 thread   
    Gave the Jag a wash and wax before it gets parked up for the winter. It's now sorned.
    I'd hate to see it deteriorate from being on the road all winter and it'll save me the £30 a month in tax 

    I really should sell it but it is a decent example and I'll never be able to afford one as good again. Plus it's got history with me now after saving it from 20 years abandoned in a garage! 
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    RobT reacted to Six-cylinder in Six Cylinders Motoring Notes - Out in my Seicento   
    It doesn't have any teeth at all at 90bhp!
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    RobT got a reaction from Shite Ron in The new news 24 thread   
    AS Shatis update.  This glorious thing got us to Geneva and back last week no bother.  With the cruise set it's like driving my living room, but with more comfortable seating.

    You'll have to believe me that Mont Salève is in the background and not the Malverns.
    The trip wasn't without drama, as I managed to kill the battery whilst leaving the lights on during the day.  I knew that would be an issue at some point as there's no warning noise as you open the door.  Not surprised it happened whilst abroad either, as I was tired and relaxed which is often a recipe for fuckupery.  I engaged with the locals and managed to get a jump, so that was alright.  The jump pack I took with me wasn't up to the job, so lesson learnt I've now bought a NOCO GB40 that I'll take everywhere.  It's already been used once this week to jump the Skizzer Espace, which is my fault for not using it enough.  Stating the bleedin' obvious but old cars need to be used, don't they. 
    Gratuitous shot with a pogweasel Corrado.

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    RobT got a reaction from barefoot in The new news 24 thread   
    Thanks, yes I remember that from your FS thread.  I haven't had a rear wheel off yet to see what they're like, but obviously if they need doing I know what to expect.  Also @barefoot said this in the same thread:
    I've also remembered that the parking brake is a two stage thing. If you just pull out the little lever, you get park. If you pull it out & hold it out for something like 2 or three seconds, you get something like 180 newtons of force, which makes it utterly immobile on the steepest of steep hills. 
    I've tried it and you can hear the extra buzz when it engages fully, so hopefully the garage will know to do this.  Can't see why they wouldn't as they're a decent outfit.
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