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To be fair the Sandero/Logan is still quite a big car and bigger than most superminis that it seem to get classed with. I think that's why they're eligible for use as taxis by many councils. 

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I'm knackered after a bit of a hectic weekend central to which was the wedding in the East of London of my only nephew, it was a grand do! Today we managed to squeeze in some wrecklessly Cavalier behaviour, more of which tomorrow... 😉☺️

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I was thinking about dashboards earlier, every car I owned simply HAD to have a full complimesnt of gauges - oil pressure, volts, fuel, temp rev counter etc. Now I hate too many gauges as they just worry me to death I love the fact that to get the temp gauge to display on the Merc I have to go into a meny and put it on the dash. Needless to say, I don't. The one thing I still MUST have is a rev counter (tachometer) and I only want that so I can see when it changes gear and if it is in top.

I have become old and sad.

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9 minutes ago, xtriple said:

I was thinking about dashboards earlier, every car I owned simply HAD to have a full complimesnt of gauges - oil pressure, volts, fuel, temp rev counter etc. Now I hate too many gauges as they just worry me to death I love the fact that to get the temp gauge to display on the Merc I have to go into a meny and put it on the dash. Needless to say, I don't. The one thing I still MUST have is a rev counter (tachometer) and I only want that so I can see when it changes gear and if it is in top.

I have become old and sad.

One feature I really liked with the C2 is being able to turn off the dashboard bar the speedo and tach. I found driving without even a clock to be a much more relaxed experience and the only other actually useful thing on the dash is the fuel gauge and that's a bit crap anyway.

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On 9/12/2019 at 4:44 PM, egg said:

Been meaning to pap this for a while, a little serviced pez station (but they only had diesel today) in place called Egerton on a hill near Ashford

 

A couple of doors up is the associated garage

 

It has quite a good view for a Petrol station

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The whole set-up

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been up there when it was icey, deadly

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Back home after a weekend in London. Mingebag spec hotel in Hounslow, asian cash & carry shopping, 40th birthday bash in an expensive hotel in Richmond with £2500 put behind the bar in advance by hosting couple, Sunday in Pickledwilly Surplus at the Comedy Store for an improv night (bit like Whose line is it anyway?) with Paul Merton, Richard Vranch, Neil Mullarky and 3 others, smoked out by a spliff smoking moron on the tube, 3 Wetherspoons breakfasts and 2 Wetherspoons dinners, charity shop shopping in Farnborough on way home this afternoon which resulted in this quality £4 purchase for either the shed or garage.

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I'm now quite knackered, and looking forward to a nice cup of tea and the spag Bol I've got brewing on the stove

 

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Just had a call from the ac guy to basically warn me about the bill for the work.

17.5 hours at £45, but he’s doing this as £35 and halving the hours. You work it out still!

£160 for the spark erosion of the stud

£25 gasket from Mercedes and £10 bolts,

plus the ac compressor.

original quote was £620, so basically it’s well over £1000. Hey ho.

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20 minutes ago, richardmorris said:

Just had a call from the ac guy to basically warn me about the bill for the work.

17.5 hours at £45, but he’s doing this as £35 and halving the hours. You work it out still!

£160 for the spark erosion of the stud

£25 gasket from Mercedes and £10 bolts,

plus the ac compressor.

original quote was £620, so basically it’s well over £1000. Hey ho.

AC = accumulated costs....

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First MOT passed and the bike shop I took it to had something very interesting for sale. After that, a trip to the river...

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and after that I went for a blast to another bike shop who had this outside. Not sure about the wheels, but the rest was ace...

 

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Like the scooter Billy, not so much the other one!

I have been to Halfords. I have spent money (so this should be in the grumpy thread) but I have bought a new seat belt for Chester which clips in the normal seat belt thingy, the old one was a right faff to get him into and was easily adjustable this one is. Secondary bonus: I don't have to have the proper seatbelt clipped in to stop it flashing lights and setting alarms off - seriously, never heard such a consistant racket in my life and NEVER shuts up!

Also bought a dog friendly air freshener, I doubt muchly it will conceal the pong of my two when they have been in the mud and cack but we can only try!

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In today's messing with vectra day. Managed to get the bonnet to a passable level. Fitted some genuine Chinese branded mudflaps. Will have to strip the n side wing and do it properly.fail to prepare,  prepare to fail has they say. Didn't see the sanding Mark's till I painted it. Well it's all about learning.  

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Tea with a difference this evening. It will go well with my curry.

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I'm not sure if I'm making it the correct way, but it tastes pretty good and not too far off the masala chai the Indian couple who ran a Nisa store in Northfleet used to make me on a Monday morning when I popped in there to grab my lunch. 

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4 hours ago, taxi paul said:

In today's messing with vectra day. Managed to get the bonnet to a passable level. Fitted some genuine Chinese branded mudflaps. Will have to strip the n side wing and do it properly.fail to prepare,  prepare to fail has they say. Didn't see the sanding Mark's till I painted it. Well it's all about learning.  

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That bonnet looks great from here. Good job! I still have one or two bits from my old Vectra, spare wheel with tyre that has only covered a few hundered miles (but its 10 years old!),  set of 4 placca LS trims and some dash switches. Unlikely to be of any use but theyre here FOC if you happen to need them!

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Tea with a difference this evening. It will go well with my curry.
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I'm not sure if I'm making it the correct way, but it tastes pretty good and not too far off the masala chai the Indian couple who ran a Nisa store in Northfleet used to make me on a Monday morning when I popped in there to grab my lunch. 
Decent stuff that, not as good as Lipton Moroccan spiced but a lot cheaper snd easier to find.

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Tea with a difference this evening. It will go well with my curry.
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I'm not sure if I'm making it the correct way, but it tastes pretty good and not too far off the masala chai the Indian couple who ran a Nisa store in Northfleet used to make me on a Monday morning when I popped in there to grab my lunch. 
Decent stuff that, not as good as Lipton Moroccan spiced but a lot cheaper snd easier to find.

Sent from my Redmi 4 using Tapatalk

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