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beko1987

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    beko1987 got a reaction from N Dentressangle in Garage find Capri   
    Still don't think I've ever seen one in the flesh that wasn't at a car show and surrounded by boring looking men and their wives... 
    And none look as nice as this one! Lucky find there, plus the shit load of time and effort since then ūüėā
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    beko1987 got a reaction from Jim Bell in Engineered like no other car. Not a single one like it. Thankfully.   
    I went to drive off one evening to somewhere in my green ZX and found the exhaust lying on the floor, the backbox joint had rotted out it seems... 15 minutes later I had this

    Which lasted 2 months until I'd bought a new exhaust for it, being after the 1st silencer it wasn't any louder than before either, and didnt get hot enough to melt anything even with 25 mile trips to work twice a day.
    The same car had a throttle cable made of 2 joined with a choc block. It was fitted pre (when the cable snapped at a fray) and post (when the shit new cable wasnt long enough) fix and outlasted the car!

    This bit of tape fixed the silver laguna's vacuum leaf forever

    Same on the Zafira, this was more violent as the entire ecu fucked up when it split and it barely got home. Never had to touch it after (can see the white tape at the back of the engine)

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    beko1987 got a reaction from Dick Longbridge in Isn't it odd how one week a car can languish in the Ebay tat thread...Rover 827 update....   
    Oooh a George! 
    Nice car too m8 etc.. 
     
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    beko1987 got a reaction from RoverFolkUs in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A while ago I gave all the ex @AnthonyGand other assorted magazines and stuff I've picked up from FoD visits, sf and etc and read to a lady on Facebook.
    Today she messaged me re a Dyson Repair, and it seems they inspired her dad! 

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    beko1987 reacted to Andyrew in Andy's awful autos: tizzy and the old dirty bastard   
    Running old crocks with usually worn out suspension means tracking will usually need to be done so i decided to keep an eye out and won these for a good price.  Very basic two wheel stuff but good enough for the shit i drive / fix.

     
    Introducing Andys Awful Alignments
    "Where you'll leave with more toe out than charlie chaplin"
     
     
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    beko1987 got a reaction from Six-cylinder in Six Cylinders Motoring Notes - Sorry I have been two-timing you all this weekend!   
    Could be about! More so Wednesday onwards in that week though. 
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    beko1987 reacted to dozeydustman in Saab 93 the second - mildly moist   
    Past couple of months SAAB den andra has been pretty reliable, passed the MoT with an advisory which I’ll sort in better weather.
    Past week with the ridiculous amount of wind and rain I have noticed water in the car which appears when the fan blower is on.
    Scuttle and plenums are clear, so one can only think wind was forcing the rain past the cabin filter. Old one was manky and damp.


    It was also fitted in backwards, and the plastic shield between the filter housing and  scuttle trim was badly fitted. The fan also looked damp and past day or so it was squealing. Dried off what I could with a rag before placing a drop or 2 of light oil in the spindle, before renweing the filter and reinstalling the plastics and seals ensuring a good fit.
    While I was there I whipped off the battery negative lead, because the anti-jam in the driver’s window, external temp sensor and a couple of other doohickies were messing about. 30 secs off the batter jormally kills these gremlins, and pleased to report a window which winds up and down on auto correctly, a non-squeaky fan, external temp showing 12 Celcius instead of the previous -6, and the EML light off. This was from failure to regen a couple months back, but as this seems to have automatically cured itself and I don’t have a reader I did it that way.
    I will monitor the water situation. Thankfully not using coolant, doesn’t overheat and the water with the fan was only ever after heavy rain. May invest in a cover if I know weather will be really bad.
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    beko1987 reacted to Rust Collector in The new news 24 thread   
    I like the idea of an 'exempt' run, apart from the fact it means going in to London.
    It's reminded me that I wanted to get a sticker like this for my 3 litre Shogun Sport which is saving the planet and your health, unlike my disgustingly polluting Honda Insight.

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    beko1987 got a reaction from fairkens in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A while ago I gave all the ex @AnthonyGand other assorted magazines and stuff I've picked up from FoD visits, sf and etc and read to a lady on Facebook.
    Today she messaged me re a Dyson Repair, and it seems they inspired her dad! 

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    beko1987 got a reaction from Coprolalia in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A while ago I gave all the ex @AnthonyGand other assorted magazines and stuff I've picked up from FoD visits, sf and etc and read to a lady on Facebook.
    Today she messaged me re a Dyson Repair, and it seems they inspired her dad! 

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    beko1987 got a reaction from stephen01 in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A while ago I gave all the ex @AnthonyGand other assorted magazines and stuff I've picked up from FoD visits, sf and etc and read to a lady on Facebook.
    Today she messaged me re a Dyson Repair, and it seems they inspired her dad! 

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    beko1987 got a reaction from wuvvum in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A while ago I gave all the ex @AnthonyGand other assorted magazines and stuff I've picked up from FoD visits, sf and etc and read to a lady on Facebook.
    Today she messaged me re a Dyson Repair, and it seems they inspired her dad! 

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    beko1987 got a reaction from Bradders59 in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A while ago I gave all the ex @AnthonyGand other assorted magazines and stuff I've picked up from FoD visits, sf and etc and read to a lady on Facebook.
    Today she messaged me re a Dyson Repair, and it seems they inspired her dad! 

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    beko1987 got a reaction from eddyramrod in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A while ago I gave all the ex @AnthonyGand other assorted magazines and stuff I've picked up from FoD visits, sf and etc and read to a lady on Facebook.
    Today she messaged me re a Dyson Repair, and it seems they inspired her dad! 

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    beko1987 reacted to Saabnut in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Just back from a superb meal in La Chatre sur le Loir which included wrapping myself around a very nice bottle of red.
    Certainly making me grin this evening.  
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    beko1987 got a reaction from 808 Estate in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A while ago I gave all the ex @AnthonyGand other assorted magazines and stuff I've picked up from FoD visits, sf and etc and read to a lady on Facebook.
    Today she messaged me re a Dyson Repair, and it seems they inspired her dad! 

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    beko1987 got a reaction from AnnoyingPentium in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A while ago I gave all the ex @AnthonyGand other assorted magazines and stuff I've picked up from FoD visits, sf and etc and read to a lady on Facebook.
    Today she messaged me re a Dyson Repair, and it seems they inspired her dad! 

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    beko1987 got a reaction from Banger Kenny in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A while ago I gave all the ex @AnthonyGand other assorted magazines and stuff I've picked up from FoD visits, sf and etc and read to a lady on Facebook.
    Today she messaged me re a Dyson Repair, and it seems they inspired her dad! 

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    beko1987 got a reaction from Banger Kenny in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Saw a great numberplate yesterday. Deffo didn't take the photo myself etc... 

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    beko1987 got a reaction from adw1977 in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A while ago I gave all the ex @AnthonyGand other assorted magazines and stuff I've picked up from FoD visits, sf and etc and read to a lady on Facebook.
    Today she messaged me re a Dyson Repair, and it seems they inspired her dad! 

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    beko1987 got a reaction from Andyrew in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A while ago I gave all the ex @AnthonyGand other assorted magazines and stuff I've picked up from FoD visits, sf and etc and read to a lady on Facebook.
    Today she messaged me re a Dyson Repair, and it seems they inspired her dad! 

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    beko1987 got a reaction from Yoss in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A while ago I gave all the ex @AnthonyGand other assorted magazines and stuff I've picked up from FoD visits, sf and etc and read to a lady on Facebook.
    Today she messaged me re a Dyson Repair, and it seems they inspired her dad! 

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    beko1987 got a reaction from Dyslexic Viking in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A while ago I gave all the ex @AnthonyGand other assorted magazines and stuff I've picked up from FoD visits, sf and etc and read to a lady on Facebook.
    Today she messaged me re a Dyson Repair, and it seems they inspired her dad! 

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    beko1987 reacted to richardmorris in Six Cylinders Motoring Notes - Sorry I have been two-timing you all this weekend!   
    My first reaction to this photo was, oh he’s bought another car!

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