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The MG6 is in for it's 2nd mot in my ownership tomorrow, so I thought I'd best check it over... Really not liking the look of that rust on the subframe or the filler pipes. It's not structural as far as I can tell, so fingers crossed for a pass and then I'll spend some time cleaning and rustproofing.

Hopefully it's not going to be a problem anyway- the rear subframe is completely NLA on one of these. 

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4 hours ago, SiC said:

As shit as it is, it actually isn't too bad a car. 

Do you mind me asking how much you paid for that?

In other news;

Sue is still down at Mark's garage waiting for parts, so it looks like I'm stuck with Boris for another few days. You know, I don't mind a courtesy car once in a while as long as it's half decent, but Boz is seriously shite.

 And I still can't get on with all this naming your fucking cars idiocy.

 

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5 hours ago, SiC said:


 

 


Some impressively bad paint repairs
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Check the paint run on this
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Sports model
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Fake sports exhaust
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With a spoiler
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As shit as it is, it actually isn't too bad a car. VAG do really know how to make a interior feel alright and drive acceptably. As I someone said to me, Porridge is good for you.

 

I have to admit that those exhaust tips that aren't actually even an exhaust tip are one of those things that really big the heck out of me on some cars.  Especially when it's absolutely blatantly obviously fake - yes Ford and Peugeot I'm looking at you two in particular.

Just...why?!?  It's one of those things which I just cannot fathom why somebody decided it was a good solution to some problem.

Those Fabias are pretty decent at being "an car" though, if just soul destroyingly boring.

That paintwork is something else though... that's up there without the brush painted "repair" on my first Saab someone had used red telephone box paint for...

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4 hours ago, reb said:

Had a phone interview for yet another WFH customer service job yesterday, then a second interview today, just had a call to say that I've got the job! It starts on Monday!

Well done that man! Make sure you set your alarm Sunday night.

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Just now, High Jetter said:

Well done that man! Make sure you set your alarm Sunday night.

I wake up at 8 every morning anyway, I'll be setting it a bit earlier because sign on for training is 8:45. Once the 2 weeks training is done I won't start until 11am!

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2 hours ago, barefoot said:

 

Do you mind me asking how much you paid for that?

In other news;

Sue is still down at Mark's garage waiting for parts, so it looks like I'm stuck with Boris for another few days. You know, I don't mind a courtesy car once in a while as long as it's half decent, but Boz is seriously shite.

 And I still can't get on with all this naming your fucking cars idiocy.

 

This is the advert for Fabio the Fabia:

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/289829769533942/

Knocked 50 quid off that 🤣

Cartakeback say 223 collected too.

59 minutes ago, Zelandeth said:

I have to admit that those exhaust tips that aren't actually even an exhaust tip are one of those things that really big the heck out of me on some cars.  Especially when it's absolutely blatantly obviously fake - yes Ford and Peugeot I'm looking at you two in particular.

Just...why?!?  It's one of those things which I just cannot fathom why somebody decided it was a good solution to some problem.

Those Fabias are pretty decent at being "an car" though, if just soul destroyingly boring.

That paintwork is something else though... that's up there without the brush painted "repair" on my first Saab someone had used red telephone box paint for...

I think I might attack it with some paint thinners and see if I can remove some of it. I wonder if it's either lacquer peel or a scrape. Probably started doing it and then they carried on. Only realised how bad once it dried. Mrs SiC grandad did similar with his Astra - he was well chuffed with the result and thought no one would notice. Part of the reason we got him off the road 😆

I call it my little shitbox now and to be honest I actually (shamefully) say I quite like it. Perhaps it's so worthless and the fact you need to ring it's neck to get anywhere. Both things that sometimes endears me to a car. Give it a few weeks when the honeymoon period wears off it may be different.

I might attack that wonky fake exhaust tip with an angle grinder though. Presumably it exists to make the young buyers think it's sporty and cool?

ALL the manufacturers do it now. Even a 300bhp Golf R. See which tips are dirty when you see one next. 

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5 hours ago, barefoot said:

Sue is still down at Mark's garage waiting for parts, so it looks like I'm stuck with Boris for another few days. You know, I don't mind a courtesy car once in a while as long as it's half decent, but Boz is seriously shite.

 And I still can't get on with all this naming your fucking cars idiocy.

 

Woo, fucking Hoo!

Phone call tonight - Suzy is done & dusted. I'm taking Boris back in the morning for the big swap-over.

Anyone want pictures?

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I managed to Sorn my new Mondeo, it was a less than 2 second job at the post office.  Still no idea why the online service wasn't working for my car. 

Still awaiting the V5, I guess there turmoil in Abertawe!

So I need the move the Passat on to a new home ideally on or just after the end of the month.

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Did an oil change on the Shitbox Fabia yesterday evening.

VAG have this weird thing where they put the air filter into the engine cover. Which this cover is just push fitted onto the engine
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Sucked the oil out for convenience.
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Oil filter is in a ridiculous place on this car. To the right of the alternator, right next to the manifold. Had to wait till the engine cooled down before I could get my hand down there.
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Oil filters have a hex socket on the end. Thought it was weird but made sense once trying to get the damn thing out.
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Naturally I got engine oil everywhere trying to remove it. Stinks now as the mancat gets hot and burns it off.
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Pollen filter is filthy. Will need to get another. Fiver from GSF.
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Offside droplink is buggered too. Boot split and loads of play. Explains the noise going over bumps. £11 Drivetech cheap or £14 "GSF Premium".
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Radio surround was blutack on. Basically whoever fitted it didn't put the cage through the inner surround first. Just put on top with blutack and then the outer cage radio surround was too far out to clip on.

Pulled it all out and fitted it properly. Including pushing in the retaining tabs as best as I could. Which was also not done.
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Also disabled that really annoying beep on ignition off that Sony Head Units do to remind you to remove the faceplate. Irritatingly it forgets all it's settings when you disconnect the power.

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16 minutes ago, SiC said:

Did an oil change on the Shitbox Fabia yesterday evening.

VAG have this weird thing where they put the air filter into the engine cover. Which this cover is just push fitted onto the engine
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Sucked the oil out for convenience.
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Oil filter is in a ridiculous place on this car. To the right of the alternator, right next to the manifold. Had to wait till the engine cooled down before I could get my hand down there.
86a29db2f7aebc1b254b14acdc42026e.jpg

Oil filters have a hex socket on the end. Thought it was weird but made sense once trying to get the damn thing out.
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Naturally I got engine oil everywhere trying to remove it. Stinks now as the mancat gets hot and burns it off.
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Pollen filter is filthy. Will need to get another. Fiver from GSF.
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Offside droplink is buggered too. Boot split and loads of play. Explains the noise going over bumps. £11 Drivetech cheap or £14 "GSF Premium".
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Radio surround was blutack on. Basically whoever fitted it didn't put the cage through the inner surround first. Just put on top with blutack and then the outer cage radio surround was too far out to clip on.

Pulled it all out and fitted it properly. Including pushing in the retaining tabs as best as I could. Which was also not done.
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Also disabled that really annoying beep on ignition off that Sony Head Units do to remind you to remove the faceplate. Irritatingly it forgets all it's settings when you disconnect the power.

Swap the yellow and red leads on the harness behind, the positive and switched lives are reversed on VAG shite.

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Swap the yellow and red leads on the harness behind, the positive and switched lives are reversed on VAG shite.


I think they already are as it turns off properly with the ignition off without loosing the time. It's when you unplug the battery or disconnect the harness from the HU that it forgets everything. I'd have thought radio tunings, region, display brightness, beep mode, etc would have been stored in an EEPROM on this age stereo.
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35 minutes ago, LabRat said:

It's a 2012 car, so theoretically, there shouldn't be too much wrong... But then it is made of solid chinesium!

Don't these have an updated K series or something. I'm quite intrigued by them. I havent seen one for a wee while come to think of it.

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