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On 12/7/2021 at 7:19 PM, barefoot said:

You could call it 'utter fucking twat'.

And then when you turn up for work, nip down to the garage etc. Anyone who knows you will say, 'Oh look, it's the utter fucking twats'.

normally oh looks its stuboy and his noisey rep car, the weigh anchor.... lol

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Fired up the Charade at lunchtime to run it down to the car park to finish fitting the air horn, and I noticed a distinct puff of blue smoke from the exhaust.  I hope it's not starting to go the same way as the Wobblermobile - although it has done over 100K and I think it's a bit of a TADTS with them.  It cleared after about a minute anyway so hopefully I've still got a while before it starts failing the MOT on emissions.  I might try sticking a treatment in it to see if that helps.  Or give it an oil change with thicker oil.

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Took the Puma on the school run this morning. I was presented with a choice of 2 (two) working cars to choose from, a rarity in itself. Decided on the Puma mainly because it warms up nice and quickly. 

Now that it doesn't try to asphyxiate me when the car isn't moving, I was struck by how much I like it. I wasn't even going fast - didn't exceed 30mph, yet it was still fun to drive a few miles. 

The heated windscreen novelty still hasn't worn off, either. Just brilliant. 

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Should me measure out these parking spaces? 

Nah, just eyeball it. Can't go wrong.

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Semi-related. Van's bonnet popped open three times on the M77 this morning despite my best efforts trying to get the latch freed up. Bastards going to get me killed...

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34 minutes ago, wuvvum said:

The Ford heated windscreen is a fantastic invention.  Apart from on the days when you can't unsee the little squiggly lines in the windscreen obvs.

I guess it boils down to whether you are bothered more by squiggly line obstruction or screen scraping. For me, definitely the latter. For those with a garage it's not relevant. 

Maybe it sort of depends on your eyesight - short sighted more likely to be bothered by the filaments than long sighted?

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I'm away to drop some parts for my old fiesta off with my tame mechanic who is doing MOT prep on it for the new owner. Given he's primarily a Saab man I'm sure he'll have something to say about the 855!

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Mrs CSW messaged.

'Someone hit my car, while it was parked outside work', followed by a large number of expletives, including much use of C U Next Tuesday.

Much panic on my part, till she sent a picture. Not entirely sure how anyone managed to do this.

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I'm telling myself, it will polish out.

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Snow chaos day 4. Got only 30 centimeters with snow last night so snow clearing has gone a little easier today. Have without exaggerating over 1.5 meters of snow on flat ground now and snow piles are higher. Was also contacted by the news who wanted to take an interview about the snow chaos something I declined. Here are some pictures.

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Fuck me that's some snow!

I'm posting more about twats than cars at the mo, because both the Rover & the SCirocco are pissing me off. The VW needed some suspension bits & a mixture fiddle for the MOT, what feels like an eon later, I've finally got it running just how I like it again, but it still pulls to the right. The first specialist tyre place I took it to was staffed by young lads who were all called 'Half a job Bob'. Crap. No point complaining, I took it elsewhere to a bloke with a beard who tells me that there are siezed bolts with specialist washers which he will order. He will call me when they arrive & he promises that all will be sorted. The 75 on the othet hand has a minor coolant leak, the parts have arrived, but they came late & the car missed its repair slot. It will be sorted tomorrow and in theory I should be a happy bunny again in time for xmas.

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5 hours ago, Dyslexic Viking said:

Snow chaos day 4. Got only 30 centimeters with snow last night so snow clearing has gone a little easier today. Have without exaggerating over 1.5 meters of snow on flat ground now and snow piles are higher. Was also contacted by the news who wanted to take an interview about the snow chaos something I declined. Here are some pictures.

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Wow! Pretty, but I'm sure it's very annoying too! 

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7 hours ago, Cookiesouwest said:

Mrs CSW messaged.

'Someone hit my car, while it was parked outside work', followed by a large number of expletives, including much use of C U Next Tuesday.

Much panic on my part, till she sent a picture. Not entirely sure how anyone managed to do this.

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I'm telling myself, it will polish out.

Similar happened to my aunties Lupo.  It will polish out.  It only took me 1hr 10mins to sort the Lupo 😪 

 

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