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17 hours ago, Split_Pin said:

I had a look at the Audi exhaust today. Some pictures are upside down, because they probably are. It was raining and I was busy with the Civic at the time so just kind of waved my phone under the car whilst tapping blindly at the screen to take a photo

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The downpipe is toast but I have a good spare.

The cat looks OK however the rearmost part of it has been badly sleeved to presumably cure a blow.

The middle section is toast at that part and the rest of it is rotten but not yet blowing. It appears to be joined to the cat section by 2 clamps.

The rear section is not separated from the middle by a join so the whole lot will have to go.

So I have bought a middle section for a 2.0 for £68 posted which *looks* like it will fit.

Once I have this I'll lay it under the car and see where joins need to be made. I might just get a new cat section as well as those on ebay look the same as the one on the car. I can bolt it to the replacement downpipe as well to check it actually fits to that part.

If that all lines up then I'll get a back section and at that point I can be confident that it will go on without too much faffing and that is garage would be able to do it.

If not, some or more Scotoshiters may be mysteriously washing their hair that, and indeed every night for the foreseeable!

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I have a set of four piece drive on ramps somewhere you could borrow if that would make the exhaust easier? 

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Anyone feel brave and fancy gambling 30 quid? Free shipping apparently although god knows what the custom charges would be if it actually turned up. I'm guessing if it's paid via PayPal you'd have some protection in the event of it being a scam.
https://marterco.com/products/ezylift-3000-tipper-car-lift?fbclid=IwAR0EniiLYaxtsuyWzs1fanHMAyIp-3iRovt7SBvJb9i0SFXSj5-KmaDHxdQ

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21 minutes ago, dean36014 said:

Anyone feel brave and fancy gambling 30 quid? Free shipping apparently although god knows what the custom charges would be if it actually turned up. I'm guessing if it's paid via PayPal you'd have some protection in the event of it being a scam.
https://marterco.com/products/ezylift-3000-tipper-car-lift?fbclid=IwAR0EniiLYaxtsuyWzs1fanHMAyIp-3iRovt7SBvJb9i0SFXSj5-KmaDHxdQ

Looks familiar 

 

https://www.autoliftproduction.com/en-gb/autolift3000

 

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36 minutes ago, dean36014 said:

Anyone feel brave and fancy gambling 30 quid? Free shipping apparently although god knows what the custom charges would be if it actually turned up. I'm guessing if it's paid via PayPal you'd have some protection in the event of it being a scam.
https://marterco.com/products/ezylift-3000-tipper-car-lift?fbclid=IwAR0EniiLYaxtsuyWzs1fanHMAyIp-3iRovt7SBvJb9i0SFXSj5-KmaDHxdQ

It's a scam I'm afraid. 

The site was created a month ago, there's buttloads of malware and the prices are far too low

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11 minutes ago, sdkrc said:

It's a scam I'm afraid. 

The site was created a month ago, there's buttloads of malware and the prices are far too low

Seems we’re back to the old “ if it quacks like a duck, walks like a duck and swims like a duck. It’s a duck!”

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20 minutes ago, dean36014 said:

Pretty much as I thought but nice to have it confirmed

I got caught out last year by a kitchen goods website linked to from bbc. They recommended a Black Friday deal for a food processor that I’d been looking to buy all year. So i didn’t do enough checking. The scam buster on YouTube Jim browning, got scammed himself last month and lost his you tube account.

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Got relatively little done this weekend due to shite weather (seems to be something of a Leitmotiv for this summer*).  I dragged the Benz onto the drive to make a start on tidying up the bodywork, but ended up sat inside giving the interior a clean.  Some of it has come up fairly well, but there are areas that are just worn - the car has done over 200K and the W220 wasn't exactly a high point in terms of Mercedes build quality.  The plastic surround for the headlight switch in particular had "done a Fiat" and gone all sticky, although I managed to get most of that off.

When it eventually dried out a bit I took a big screwdriver to the loose paint on the rear arches and door bottoms and chipped it off, with occasional assistance from a hammer.  The metal underneath was somewhat pitted in places so I took a flap wheel to it (borrowed my mate's grinder as it has a trigger switch like a drill so is easier to modulate - mine has an on-off switch on top which is less than ideal) to get the worst of it off, then rust-treated it and ran a thin skim of filler over it to smooth it further.  Handily I found a new unopened tin of filler in the boot of the Rover.  It still needs rubbing down and priming, then I can spray it when the rattle can of paint I ordered off eBay arrives.  It's never going to be immaculate but if I can get it looking OK from 10 feet away then that will do.

I spent a bit more time trying to work out what the issue is with the Rover's electric windows.  I've come to the conclusion that it's definitely the BCU playing silly buggers rather than the switch pack in the driver's door.  Replacement BCUs are not expensive but they need programming in with the correct software, so I'd need to find somebody who has said software and could do the necessary for a few beer tokens.  Bloody moderns...

I forked out just over a fiver last week for a new adaptor cable for the stereo in the Swift.  It arrived yesterday and I fitted it today - it's done the trick, the radio now stays on as it should and doesn't switch itself off over bumps.  I still need to sort the exhaust blow - it's blowing around the ends of the cat, I've found a front section with cat (presumably non-type-approved but meh) on eBay for 28 quid so that might be the way to go - although I have spent a distressingly large proportion of my summer so far buggering around with exhausts, which are not exactly my favourite job.  The Swift is still draining its battery too, so I need to investigate that - or just remember to pull off the earth terminal when I'm not going to be using the car for a week or two.

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39 minutes ago, stuboy said:

gradually cigarette smell is fading

Even better. I can imagine those old ceiling tiles were a horrible shade of yellow. I forget which era pine cladding was fashionable. Mid 1970s?

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4 hours ago, stuboy said:

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you dont happen to have close up pictures of that fluorescent tube on the heater there?

and the fixture it came out of?

im also curious about this arrow slim at a jaunty angle

1 hour ago, stuboy said:

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in fact looking at things, pictures of all the lighting would be appreciated as it all looks quite nice and vintage :) 

(like the vintage 1970's early 1980's Crompton Crompack/Philips Streamlite on the ceiling there)

 

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I've seen worse on the internet 🤔

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Almost didn't need those inner arch panels.

Once that inside arch is done I can start lining my replacement outer on. I've joggled the inside to give a bit of wiggle room when I put the panel on. Also some extra metal to dissipate the heat. First time in a long while that I'm putting a body panel on that will be visible. It's also a really rare replacement panel, so I only have one shot at it. 

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Bulgaria's new emission stickers are seeing a lot of chod being disposed of.

Anything pre 2001 simply gets a level 1 for being the worst, no matter how good or bad it actually is.

So Facebook marketplace is showing some tasty morsels being offered up.

Most of them have been de-registered so no documents. 

Some have the paperwork but have outstanding local taxes to be paid,which can cost more than the car is worth

 

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1 hour ago, Schaefft said:

@andy18sYou should probably post some of these in the Ebay Tat thread, could be some really interesting deals to be had if you can be bothered to collect them down there!

Collecting them would be the easiest(!) part, getting anything into the UK is a complete clusterfek now

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23 hours ago, Split_Pin said:

What's the craic with the Bulgarian emissions rules now? I presume level one basically means these cars are taxed off the road?

Anything after 2001 gets a coloured sticker based on the manufacturer's stated emissions, the car then needs to be somewhere near those figures when it gets mot'd 

At the mo it's all claiming to be about being able to exclude the higher polluting vehicles from various urban areas,but it will obviously be morphed into higher taxation for the worst offenders 

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