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Looks like I have a slightly binding NSF brake. This wheel gets a little warmer after a long drive and has more brake dust than the others:

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Not terrible, but I will need to get that wheel off and inspect the caliper at some point. I'm waiting for a load of underseal supplies to turn up, so will probably kill two birds with one stone when I take the wheels off for that. 

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Got all 4 cones changed on Cocopop, at last. George has had a mare of a job with it, as everything has been seized solid, and then the other week he had been in and out of the garage to deal with loonies running outta fuel.

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the car is more like a monster truck instead of the low rider, that we were driving before hand.

car is booked in now for its MOT next week. the first time in more than 2 years

we have had the tracking done, now we have to run it for a bit, and then get the tracking done again when the suspension settles a bit.

 

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I did something grown up today and went to a book fair with loads of other intellectual people who read books. 

I bought these. 

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In the first one I looked at I found this belter of a photo story with drama, romance, violence and top knotch shite content. 

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I posted it on the Citroën car club Facebook page but none of the miserable bastards on there liked it except LankyTim. Maybe I should've said I found it in Just17 or something. 

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3 hours ago, Crackers said:

Looks like I have a slightly binding NSF brake. This wheel gets a little warmer after a long drive and has more brake dust than the others:

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Not terrible, but I will need to get that wheel off and inspect the caliper at some point. I'm waiting for a load of underseal supplies to turn up, so will probably kill two birds with one stone when I take the wheels off for that. 

Could be the caliper or a failing flexi hose.

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What am I looking at?

It is from a recent OCADO advert and it appears to be real and floats from a comment on FB by somebody who spotted it.

The real question I am asking is it some sort of amphibious car or was it a boat faked up to look like it may have wheels by the production company who made the Ad?

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Completely in a state of being over tired and not being able to sleep at 1am I decided randomly to have a go at a mock motorcycle theory test without ever having done any revision and managed 49/50.

I then proceeded to book my theory for 13th November.

Ive never ridden a motorcycle since having a moped at 16 and don’t know anything about bikes. 
 

You only live once! I’m going to do my direct access in the spring, might then replace the Discovery with a bike to see what the fuss is about.

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4 minutes ago, JJ0063 said:

Completely in a state of being over tired and not being able to sleep at 1am I decided randomly to have a go at a mock motorcycle theory test without ever having done any revision and managed 49/50.

I then proceeded to book my theory for 13th November.

Ive never ridden a motorcycle since having a moped at 16 and don’t know anything about bikes. 
 

You only live once! I’m going to do my direct access in the spring, might then replace the Discovery with a bike to see what the fuss is about.

I need to do this, I have grandfathered rights on a 50cc, but have this Aprilia scooter sitting in the garage for the last 4 years waiting for me to get my licence.

I think I will do my theory, cbt and take to the road and see if I like it before doing my test. I had a 50cc Honda on the road 7 years ago and the traffic passing me was unpleasant, so I bought the 125cc. And yes partly bought it because I liked the look of it even if it is only a plastic fantastic.

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I bought a can of spray for the vectra's headlights - they look more like a dockers teeth and are a fetching shade of yellow.

However as I masked them up I have decided that they are too far gone - most of it is on the inside.

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3 hours ago, Six-cylinder said:

That one passed me by, I don't remember even reading about it let alone seeing one!

Been building them for years. Had problems with the early ones, but seems he's got them sorted now.

Clever bloke Tim Dutton. Took the Ford motor company on about the the Sierra name, and didn't lose.

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As you may recall, I administer a small fleet of mini-buses. I got a phone call to let me know that the tail lift on one of them had failed leaving an old dear in a wheelchair stuck on board. I'm no mechanic, so I fired up an alternate bus with a working lift, thinking I'd be able to scoop her out of the back. I carefully mashed a flask of sweet, milky tea & two mugs and set off for what can best be described as 'a mercy dash'...

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East Kent - Wolferton via Lechlade and Cheltenham yesterday.  Wolferton to East Kent via Cheltenham today.  Some of the nicest roads I've driven on in a long time but bugger me I'm tired.  How you professional drivers put in hundreds of miles a day, I'll never know.  Not like my car is particularly uncomfortable or anything, either.  I'm just a fat bastard.

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8 hours ago, dozeydustman said:

Just pulled into Sainsbury’s petrol station for the airline. Wife pointed out an “old brown car”. It was @Crackersin his P6

The last you'll see of it for a while, I was filling the tank up to take it up to my parents' place, to get it out of my way for a few weeks while I arrange winter storage. It'll return in 2022!

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