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I'm still trying to decide my best solution for the house. I've recently moved and most of the time I've been there it has been summery, so easy to just open the windows and put stuff on a basic clothes horse.

 

At the moment I'm thinking I'll continue and if I notice any condensation in the house, I'll get a dehumidifier as this could turn out simply to be a useful thing to have. I have a washer dryer but avoid using the dryer if I can. It's just me in the house so relatively little washing to process.

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2 hours ago, 95 quid Peugeot said:

we've got a similar one of those, bloody brilliant, if you can put your clothes on it properly, minimal creasing, and as a gentle heat , no shrinkage, 

Proepr hanging is key, if anything is bunched up on something else or touching it doesn't dry. Because half of mine sits folded flat the back makes drying jeans or thick jumpers fast too as I can hang them across all the warm bars

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New all season balloon boots on the couriering Caddys sofa castors this morning. Goodyear Vector 4seasons gen3 to give them the proper name.

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Good deal at Costco - £249 all in for all four.

I've not tried these all seasons before, last couple of winters I've used Michelin Crossclimate 2's, but they seem a bit harder to get hold of this year and are around £400 for a set. Used my spare set of wheels for them as my summers still have 3/4 mm left on them.

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Pretty good going for 80k miles - still got the bobbles on them. They're also Goodyears, Efficientgrip Performance 2, they're the longest lasting, miles wise, I've found on any tyre so far.

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Looking at these pics I could really do with wafting another can of satin black over the wheels.

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1 hour ago, Popsicle said:

New all season balloon boots on the couriering Caddys sofa castors this morning. Goodyear Vector 4seasons gen3 to give them the proper name.

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Good deal at Costco - £249 all in for all four.

I've not tried these all seasons before, last couple of winters I've used Michelin Crossclimate 2's, but they seem a bit harder to get hold of this year and are around £400 for a set. Used my spare set of wheels for them as my summers still have 3/4 mm left on them.

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Pretty good going for 80k miles - still got the bobbles on them. They're also Goodyears, Efficientgrip Performance 2, they're the longest lasting, miles wise, I've found on any tyre so far.

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Looking at these pics I could really do with wafting another can of satin black over the wheels.

That's a great ad for Goodyear.  I've been impressed with their tyres recently.  And great value from Costco

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2 minutes ago, Erebus said:

That's a great ad for Goodyear.  I've been impressed with their tyres recently.  And great value from Costco

Costco do have some good deals on Tyres every now and then if you time it right/lucks in. I think the Goodyear Efficientgrips have some kind of 20% extra mileage slogan on them. It does seem to be true with my usage. I'll reserve judgement on the all seasons till they've got a few miles under there belt, although the seem to do well on the tyre review sites, coming 2nd behind the crossclimates.

https://www.tyrereviews.com/Article/2023-24-Tyre-Reviews-All-Season-Tyre-Test.htm

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The past weekend myself and a friend drove down to the NEC for the Classic car show. My Civic was due for MOT so I rented a car, test station couldn't do the test in the end due to problems on there end...but I still opted to keep the rental for fun. Ended up chatting at the desk when I collected it and managed to blag an upgrade for very little, so I ended up with...

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A CLA 180 AMG-SPORT-BLACK-SERIES-EDTION-SPORT-AMG or something along that lines. I have to say the engine it pitiful and having 90 gears felt pointless for it's 135bhp. The seats are also rather stiff making the trip a but uncomfortable after a long slog of driving(Heated seats did help for that though). The thing handles well though, nice to have DAB radio and the boot is bloody massive! I'm sure the more powerful ones are better. 

 

Anyway, down at the show we met up with @rantingYoof and had a good look around, as well as getting a ride in a 90's Bentley Conti R with an ex-Sultan of Brunei engine, with some silly power! 

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4 people crammed inside a 5 and a half metre long, 2 and a half ton (before people)  and it fucking off at a ludicrous speed! It's utterly hilarious how effortlessly it went about! 😂

As well as the show, of course did some shopping..

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Another bloody fantastic trip down as always! 

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1 hour ago, 17-Coffees said:

Anyway, down at the show we met up with @rantingYoof and had a good look around, as well as getting a ride in a 90's Bentley Conti R with an ex-Sultan of Brunei engine, with some silly power!

4 people crammed inside a 5 and a half metre long, 2 and a half ton (before people)  and it fucking off at a ludicrous speed! It's utterly hilarious how effortlessly it went about! 😂

 

About 600hp and over 1000nm of torque. Through a four speed auto (reinforced obvs). It was bloody insane and brilliant.

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10 hours ago, rantingYoof said:

About 600hp and over 1000nm of torque. Through a four speed auto (reinforced obvs). It was bloody insane and brilliant.

Myself and @gm, watched that Bentley, take off out of the exit and down the access road on one of its trips out.  Growling as it took off.

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Received The V70's new loadspace mat today, and fitted it in the car park of my local Sainsbury's on the way home from work. It's of almost equal joy as the floor mats (bought it from the same eBay seller), although it would fit even better if the seatbelts for the rear-facing kid's seats weren't in the way:

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Incidentally, that was emptiest the back of the car had been since I bought it. It was full of stuff again within minutes of that photo being taken 😅

 

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7 hours ago, Dyslexic Viking said:

I've had some luck for a change. And the tire seems undamaged which is nice as it is new.

And it's a solid metal stick so it would cause some damage.

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They look serious no-nonsense tyres, what make are they? They make the all seasons I put on the van yesterday look like something from a Lego kit!

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Just now, SiC said:

Don't think they're legal in the UK unless up in deepest, darkest Scotland during their deepest and darkest winters.

Oh no deffo not with those studs on them, I'd leave the M1 in even more of a hotchpot mess than it already is if I went blasting down it, I'm just curious, they have a really deep tread so in theory will probably never wear out.

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6 minutes ago, Popsicle said:

They look serious no-nonsense tyres, what make are they? They make the all seasons I put on the van yesterday look like something from a Lego kit!

Hankook Winter Pike, and they are completely normal Scandinavian winter tires. And all-season tires here are not an option and not sure if they are even legal to use.

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1 minute ago, Dyslexic Viking said:

Hankook Winter Pike, and they are completely normal Scandinavian winter tires. And all-season tires here are not an option and not sure if they are even legal.

Not surprising with the winter conditions you guys get, for me the all seasons are a sensible compromise. I presume its compulsory for winter/studded tyres during winter in Norway?

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15 minutes ago, Popsicle said:

Not surprising with the winter conditions you guys get, for me the all seasons are a sensible compromise. I presume its compulsory for winter/studded tyres during winter in Norway?

The regulations here are a bit strange, winter tires are not required by law in winter, but you must have tires according to the conditions. And driving on summer tires in winter conditions results in the driver's license being confiscated. And an accident with summer tires in winter can cause problems with the insurance. So it's best to change to winter tires, but there are always some who don't.

And studded tires are the absolute best, they give a very good grip on ice so I will never drive without studded tires.

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The concept of studded winter tyres over here would be lost anyway on the idiots who don't seem to know how to drive in ice - thrashing it downhill with their summer racing slicks that are lucky to have 3mm on them. If they had them fitted they'd use them all year round and destroy the roads in the summer 😩

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9 hours ago, RoverFolkUs said:

The concept of studded winter tyres over here would be lost anyway on the idiots who don't seem to know how to drive in ice - thrashing it downhill with their summer racing slicks that are lucky to have 3mm on them. If they had them fitted they'd use them all year round and destroy the roads in the summer 😩

People are not that much better here and some drive all year round on studless winter tires even though the rubber in these is not designed for summer temperatures. There is talk of making it illigal but nothing ever happens.

Another unusual thing here, since almost everyone has 2 sets of wheels for their cars, one with summer tires and one with winter tires and since people are getting lazier, it is common that companies that offer storage and changing of wheels for people exist.  In cities/towns, these can be large warehouses filled only with people's wheels.

And since most people only change to winter wheels when the winter has come, it is complete chaos at these companies for a period in late autumn/early winter and people sitting in tire queues with 8 hour waiting times is not unusual. And I quickly found the picture below of what is supposed to be a tire queue in Norway to show the madness.

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20 hours ago, Dyslexic Viking said:

I've had some luck for a change. And the tire seems undamaged which is nice as it is new.

And it's a solid metal stick so it would cause some damage.

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Removed this metal thing from the car today and it is clear that it has entered from the front and it is amazing how lucky I was that it did not go into the tire.

But I wonder what this is?

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The space saver on my Legend is nicer than most of the alloys I had on my cars in the 90s, it's the little details like a lightweight one off cast Space saver wheel just for the Legend/RL shows how much effort they put into a car which pretty much failed to sell in every market.

 

 

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For those who know not of my ongoing exhaustion I shall recap. Mate borrowed my Berlingo and returned it with a big old blow. H had a look and diagnosed a fucked back box. Bought one crawled under and spotted the t was fine just loose. Tightened it which highlighted the mid section was fucked. Swapped back box for mid section at the factors fitted that though old still fine back box never despite much fuckabout mated to new mid section as well as it did the crusty old one. Gave up on the bastard and been resigned to driving about with a rattle and a slight blow till today.

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Twats just sheared off the down pipe and is now strapped to the roof whilst i drive home sounding like a crackle tune cunt.

Fucksticks.

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