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Said bye bye to the Ml this week,it having a few issues to sort  and the Mrs taking a dislike to it meant it's days were numbered. 

Despite having a few copper seals done on the injectors it had started stinking of diesel fumes again.

Hitting a pothole which cracked the windscreen and gave the steering a slight wobble at speed didn't help,and with all the yearly expenditure approaching,we got in touch with a specialist breaker.

They made a decent offer so off it went after spending time (and 5 lev) at the Kat office to deregister it.

 

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On 29/11/2023 at 09:46, Stinkwheel said:

Crap, i can see that going very badly.

A few years back a mate who used to be an HGV driver towed my old CX safari behind his Saab 9000 and i tell you what that was nasty. Worst ive ever experienced. This, i expect would be much much worse.

Expect an accident damaged mini and audi for sale soon

750 kg tow weight on a Bini and I have just stuck new rear shocks on my wife’s R55 and looking at the arse end of the car, I would not fit a tow bar to one

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Today’s Mini Adventure here….. did you know that if you tighten up the thermostat housing bolts on an R50 with a breaker bar you can:

1. Make round holes oval

2. Crack shit

3. Help blow the rad

Done some spannering and a smol Italian tune up would suggest that we have a result. EML is off  and no overheating. 👍

Just a small drip of coolant front right - hoping it’s me not clipping bottom hose on right -else it’s the new rad or the water pump 😠

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23 hours ago, cort16 said:

I've towed once and never again! I hired a trailer and went to pick up a Cortina I bought off yahoo actions in Fort William using my mates borrowed Frontera.

When I got to said cortina I found out the trailer didn't come with ratchet straps and the trailer hire place never mentioned this.  Luckily the guy I got the car off had some old ones he gave me. 

The trailer got a puncture on they way there. 

I completely confused myself with the trailer trying to get out the B&B car park and it took nearly 45 minutes and a near nervous break down before I could escape. 

The frontera blew it's head gasket on the way home.

These days thank god for shipley

 

I got two thirds of the way through this and was surprised nothing had happened to the frontera.

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26 minutes ago, Metal Guru said:

But they won’t use them for asylum seekers. Good enough for our holidays but not for desperate people from third world shit holes.

As if those poor folks haven't been through enough, just as they think that salvation has been reached they find out that they're going to Pontins.

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38 minutes ago, Rust Collector said:

It is a worry that they're closing though; where are we meant to holiday now if we want to enjoy mouldy walls and shit stained beds?

I guess there's always Travelodge.

Never stayed at Pontins though have been to Butlins. ( I assume it’s much the same except they have blue coats instead of red). Stained sheets aren’t an issue there because the mattress is encased in a thick clear plastic casing. Hygienic maybe but it creaks with every move so you sleep really well*.

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Dropped child 1 and a friend off at some disco in Oxford earlier. Coming home, crawling around the fucking ring road (by cowley as it happens) I let a 23 transit tipper infront of me. I regretted it instantly as foul smelling white smoke pissed out of his exhaust. From behind it looked like a huge exhaust leak but was probably being blown back from the side exit. 

I pressed the recirc button for the first time in the Xsara  to try and filter it through the cabin filter at least and when I did there was a thonk from the heater box in the passenger footwell and suddenly a huge increase in air speed and from the drivers side which has always been a bit shit, the windscreen cleared from the pax side and slowly across... 😂 4 years I've grumbled about how fucking cold that car is and how it takes ages to heat up and all that time something might have been jammed... 

Will see how much nicer* defrosting it Tuesday morning is

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I had the fun experience of trying to fix a diesel leak on a tractor in minus 14 degrees today and the damn tractor is still leaking. I've been fighting that leak for a while and can't get it to stop and it makes the tractor almost impossible to start. So have to try again on Monday.

And I have first degree/frostnip frostbitte on my toes.

Winter and old machines are fun, aren't they?

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15 hours ago, Ghosty said:

Nobody will be surprised by this: 

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1.5 VTEC, auto, 58k. Very nice drive, just needs one or two small bits. 

Paid 995, lucky Marketplace find. 

My mum had a manual one of them new back in the day. Felt blisteringly quick when VTEC kicked in. Probably wasn't in hindsight but just when you're 9yrs old in 1997 stuff like that felt quick. 

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32 minutes ago, SiC said:

My mum had a manual one of them new back in the day. Felt blisteringly quick when VTEC kicked in. Probably wasn't in hindsight but just when you're 9yrs old in 1997 stuff like that felt quick. 

My MiL’s  neighbour , pensioner , had one too. Drove  it typical pensioner style, everywhere at 25 mph but when manoeuvring,  max rev , minimum clutch with an overpowering smell of burning clutch linings.

So putting it into his garage was well into VTEC territory but to our great surprise , he never managed to end up through the back of his garage.

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1 hour ago, vulgalour said:

Looks like you win this round.

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I'm guessing it's Audi's answer to the Santana?

First thought as others was Fiat 130 Coupe then Audi 80 and eventually 100/200. I wonder if the C2 lift back 100 had the same lamp or a slightly different version of it, may be "Rare Ebay item"!

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3 hours ago, SiC said:

My mum had a manual one of them new back in the day. Felt blisteringly quick when VTEC kicked in. Probably wasn't in hindsight but just when you're 9yrs old in 1997 stuff like that felt quick. 

My very first car was a '97 1.4, the one Honda put restrictor plates on to reduce output from 90 to 75hp. I was very disappointed to learn that someone already removed it before me... Had to sell it because the fuel lines were starting to leak, it was so rotten. Still drove it like that for weeks lol. Was exported to Africa shortly after as most of them would.

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16 minutes ago, Schaefft said:

My very first car was a '97 1.4, the one Honda put restrictor plates on to reduce output from 90 to 75hp.

mine too, I loved that little car

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I didn't know about the restrictor, although looking at the bodykit mine had fitted, I'd guess a previous owner would have removed it already :) 

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