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Everything posted by Tetleysmooth

  1. I wouldn't say that too loud mate.
  2. I just knew there'd be a Buick V8 in there somewhere. Gotta be worth a few bob to someone, especially with a Borg Warner coupled to it.
  3. I don't know if we've had this already, but you've really got to feel for this bloke.
  4. Volvo 850 manual anyone? https://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=316266
  5. Didn't the Dragon Queen free all the slaves and kill the masters in Junkai? Game of Thrones fans will know.
  6. How much are you asking for the Saab? Pm me if you like.
  7. Cheap Polo auto anyone? Looks like a Harlequin rep. Over on the blue. https://forum.retro-rides.org/thread/215281/polo-auto-40000-miles-medway
  8. I presume you're way out of London. Think yourself lucky you can't get James O'Brien on LBC. He just drips poison for 3 hours. Yes, I know there's an off switch and I use it at 10 am Monday to Friday.
  9. Those Little Nippers really are the bollocks. I don't know why I didn't order them in the first place. I've used them before with good results. The splatter traps are for bigger vermin methinks. The bait was being taken without springing the trap. Set a Little Nipper last night baited with Double Decker chocolate bar, and had my first dead Stuart Little this morning.
  10. A couple of weeks ago, I took the firm's van to a hydraulics company to have the tail lift looked at as it was playing up a bit. They took a large cover plate off the back, 3 - 13 mil bolts, rubbed their chins a bit, put a new o ring on the hydraulic fluid filler cap, topped up the fluid and all was good. I even helped. How much d'you reckon for that 20 minutes work? Yep, £132 quid and some odd pence. I told the manager when I got back that it was a piss take, and if it happened again, we'd do it ourselves.
  11. The splatter trap awaits then...
  12. I think my mouse problem may be sorted. Pretty sure I only had one here. I picked up a bag with some bread in it and the little bastard jumped out, from quite high up. No parachute. It did give the floor a bit of a whack. It scurried off, but have not seen or heard it since. Hopefully the shock of it hitting the floor gave it a shock and killed it. Was quite looking forward to using those splatter traps.
  13. Saw the last ten minutes, that was quite enough.
  14. I used to use little nipper traps. Great little things, but I've just received some plastic traps. They're called 'splatter traps'. I tried one out using a screwdriver as the mouse. Jesus, it nearly broke the shaft of the screwdriver. By the way, what's the very best bait to use on a trap? While I'm at it, Northern Monkey and Stanky, I hear you.
  15. I attempted an oil and filter change on the CRV yesterday. Sump plug no problem. Filter, well that's a no go. They're in a pretty awkward place round the back of the engine. They're also quite a small filter. My three legged removal tool was too big for it, and it feels like it's welded on there. I reckon that hasn't been changed for a while due to the awkward position. I've ordered two new filter removers from ebay. I just put the new oil in and called it a day. Upside is it's going to get another oil change soon. SCROTES. While I was working round the car I noticed that some ne're do well has pinched one of my metal valve caps. No biggy really, just means I've got to order another set. Not a big deal, but bloody annoying none the less. I fucking hate thieves.
  16. If you think that's awkward, have a butchers at where the autobox dipstick is on a Honda CRV. It's down alongside the battery, but you just can't get your hand down there to extract it. I've been thinking of try to make some sort of extension to the dipstick. Anyone got any ideas?
  17. First time I've watched this since the original presenters left. My only regret is they sacked off Antiques Roadshow for this garbage. Sorry to those who like the show now, but I think that was the most painful hour I've spent in a while. Never again.
  18. Bit far then. I had visions of trying to borrow the firms van, but I've only been there a fortnight. I don't think they'd like it going up to Norwich. Why not post some pics up in the wanted/offered section, somebody may have the means to come and collect.
  19. Where are you located ProgRocker?
  20. Someone from our Saab licking community really must snap this up. I really wish I was in a position to. https://forum.retro-rides.org/thread/217789/1994-saab-9000-turbo-preston
  21. If you do save it and weld it, make sure it's done to a really high standard. One good smack up the arse and the tailgate will end up level with the dashboard with the family in between. Good luck with it, I hope if you have it, it serves you well.
  22. Little victories are great ain't they. Since I've had this CR-V - about last October or thereabouts - the rear screen wash wouldn't work. The wiper was ok. I've be battling with it ever since. I really needed it during the cold snap when there was salt on the roads. Well, I finally rolled my sleeves up t'other day and had another go at it. Sucked on the line - no sniggering at the back please - and pulled the water right up. Foul tasting stuff, and just kept pulling more and more through the pipe. It now works every time. Must have had air in the line or summat. I was so pleased with my little victory, I polished the whole car with Autoglym.
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