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    yes oui si reacted to jonny69 in Shitting in the shallow end. Blue StInca.   
    Grid charging. The batteries in these are all old gits now. A grid charger is just a mains charger for the hybrid battery, for use when the battery gets out of balance and starts to throw errors. You can cycle the battery by charging, discharging and recharging a couple of times. This re-balances the battery and you'll get most of the original capacity and performance back. Honda never made chargers or specified charge/discharge routines, so all grid chargers are either aftermarket or home made.
    They prefer to be used but it doesn't do it a lot of harm sitting. Mine has sat for over a year when I couldn't be bothered to sell it and then 5 months over lockdown. I'd say using it every day is fine, once a week is fine, once every two weeks is pushing it a bit if the battery is a bit tired but will probably be fine, once every 3 weeks is probably not enough, once a month will probably make it force charge itself quite a lot and might hit fuel economy. You can just start them up after they've been standing. I put a new 12V battery on mine after it had sat for 14-16 months and it just started on the hybrid battery and ran like I'd last used it the day before. Probably because Honda. Self-charged itself for a bit to see where the battery was and then ran as normal like nothing had happened. But it's kinder on the hybrid battery if you can trickle charge it first if it has been standing for months.
    Buy the bastard.
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    yes oui si got a reaction from Ohdearme in Shitting in the shallow end. Blue StInca.   
    Do they come round and knack people who put the milk in first...?
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    yes oui si got a reaction from Lacquer Peel in A car known to the collective returns. Yes, it’s another Citroen   
    Have a photo of it from happier times. Was sorely tempted after a sit in it... 

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    yes oui si got a reaction from Steviemillar in eBay tat volume 3.   
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    yes oui si got a reaction from warch in Lazy spotters thread   
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    yes oui si got a reaction from paulplom in Corona has arrived! (Toyota Corona EXiV Rescue)   
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    yes oui si got a reaction from Semi-C in The grumpy thread   
    It's an almost identical response as the middle aged red faced man who drove into the back of me had a few years back. Nothing to do with them being 'modern', young or presenting as a woman; some people are just cunts. 
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    yes oui si reacted to Broadsword in Broadsword's Fleet Thread   
    I came to the same conclusion so bought quite ordinary plugs, which will get replaced at every service instead.
    The bits I can do on the XK8 for the MOT are now complete. I finished the replacing front discs and pads this morning. Everything went quite well. The upshot is that between the non-lethal brakes and the really smooth running engine, the car is a treat to drive now. I'm quite pleased. It will go in for welding and an MOT next Thursday provided garages are still open then. I'm a bit worried about the welding getting out of hand, lets hope not. The amount of mud I've been digging out of the sill is maddening. I can only conclude that when the previous repair was done, the guy just welded over a muddy sill. Why do this when a few minutes due diligence would save so much hassle? A stroke of luck intervened though. I've sold the number plate, which will help fund the MOT repairs just nicely. I'm not too disappointed about the venture really. The repairs have been pretty simple and have had a produced a big improvement in the driving experience, also the car itself was dead cheap.
    The XK8 also will get a LPG service next week when the parts (dead cheap) arrive. It's a BRG system. Previously I thought LPG servicing was complex, but a bit of homework suggests it's no problem at all. It looks like the filters haven't been done for a few years so that might explain why the LPG system cuts out sometimes when driving particularly hard.
    With the XK8 done, attention turned to the Herald. A new set of pushrods arrived so an attempt to put them in was made. It quickly transpired that the missing pushrod could not be replaced, as a new one would not go all the way down. Maybe now we are zeroing on the real reason the car was sold. About 20 mins later the head was off. Coolant in the oil and the cam follower is stuck and sitting too tall. It seems like the previous owner has tried to have a cam follower made, which clearly doesn't fit. He then hastily put the head back on and left a mess behind. At this point the head remains off while new cam follower arrive, then we can put the engine back together properly and hopefully get it running. It's certainly a very different experience working on something so old. I have A/F sockets, but an appropriate set of spanner would help. Watch this space!






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    yes oui si got a reaction from Saabnut in The grumpy thread   
    They're alright, actually. 
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    yes oui si reacted to loserone in The grumpy thread   
    Teesside: so grim you keep a spare house in WASHINGTON to move back to
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    yes oui si reacted to Kiltox in Kiltox’s YouTube Shenanigans - 26/08/20 - I’m back!   
    Sorry, dealer plate fans, the old one was just too scruffy 

     
    autoshite body and electrical plc is fixing* the rust

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    yes oui si reacted to xtriple in The new news 24 thread   
    Was speaking to the lad last night,  asked about the Vauxhall (as I always do) to be told that it's fine now after it's major brake malfunction.
    Err, what?
    Now, a bit of backstory here: the back brake on te divers side has been a tad dodgy for ages, kept sticking on. I suggested to Kyle that he get the thing repaired, I even offered to pay (not that e needs any fiscal help as he is the responsible member of the family with savings - whatever they may be) but he didn't/couldn't be arsed/doesn't care enough about a free car.
    He got in the car one morning to go to work, first roundabout, hit the brakes to slow mildly and ... foot to the floor an NO brakes at all! Fortunately no one was on or near the roundabout and he managed to stop the car just after with the handbrake. He limped it about a mile, saw a garage and threw it at them and he got a taxi to work.
    It required: new caliper, new pads and discs (£288 all in, not bad I thought) as it had spat the old pads out and worn the piston down until it fell out along with all the fluid!
    My son may, just 'may' be an utter twat at times.
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    yes oui si reacted to Mr_Bo11ox in Rupert_Ballsack's predictable CROMER shitbox tale (feat. amateur ham-fisted diagnostics)   
    Yeah I can spend hours dreaming about driving my imaginary Dodge horsebox up to the second of those spots and just staying there all weekend on my own, sat around in my kegs drinking tea, staring out at the rain and working my way through my pile of books (the ones that are too hard to read at home because of Mrs_Nuts' habit of barking endless instructions at me and/or chuntering on about f**king washing my hands or whatever).
    Both are 4 or 5 miles from Haltwhistle which can provide fish & chips or a curry, and/or booze as required. Very close to the Roman wall and endless miles of footpaths for dog walking. Glorious.
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    yes oui si reacted to Schaefft in Corona has arrived! (Toyota Corona EXiV Rescue)   
    Well, the coolant outlet is very similar to what you'd find in the Carina and Celica or even the US Camry, but the part did indeed change on all of them almost on a yearly basis, meaning the part numbers changed, and while the part might look similar, it may not fit after all. I can find the right part on Amayama.com who are basically a website sourcing their stuff directly in Japan. They say they have them in stock, obviously it does cost a little to get it shipped over here (I'll get a few bits for my Celsior as well while Im at it). From what I understand they will only check whether the part is actually available once you put a request in though. I'd like to think there will be one in Japan somewhere considering its a popular engine...
    And yes, that strut brace probably is just a futile way if restoring structural integrity after removing most of the B-pillar (although it wouldnt help too much where it is). It's one of those cars where style counted more than substance?
    Transfer of ownership has been initiated, I should get my V5 in a week or so! Meanwhile, have another look at this gloriously brown interior:



     
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    yes oui si reacted to Schaefft in Corona has arrived! (Toyota Corona EXiV Rescue)   
    Well, Mr. @Wingz123 should hand over the money to the owner today, then we just need to find a date at which the Corona will make its way to Newcastle! It'll be towards the end of the month, hopefully it then won't take too long before its MOT'd and on the road again. Leaves me plenty of time to order a few parts for it.
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    yes oui si reacted to cobblers in Rupert_Ballsack's predictable CROMER shitbox tale (feat. amateur ham-fisted diagnostics)   
    Top stuff, they do look a fair distance from anywhere at all, I'm definitely on board with that, my usual massive field miles away from anywhere is under 4" of water at the moment.
    Not sure I right fancy 3 hours up the A1 with these fucking mud terrain tyres on but I've saved a mental note for when I flip out and go all alan partridge and drive to Dundee in my bare feet.
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    yes oui si got a reaction from cobblers in Rupert_Ballsack's predictable CROMER shitbox tale (feat. amateur ham-fisted diagnostics)   
    It really is the best of the berlands. 
    There's a few of us up here. 
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    yes oui si reacted to garbaldy in Woops ive done it again, not another bloody landie, now with added disco for sale.   
    Nope you've guessed it another bloody landie and not any old landie but a fucked one at that.

    Here's the spare key fucked.

    Here's the real key also fucked with a bodge wire to deactivate the mobiliser.

    And it even has a full compliment of dash lights too

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