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Friend just WhatsApp’d me.

His Transit Connect had just started running like a bag of shit and clonking and banging.  Had to pull over at the side of the road.

Looks like the engine and box are hanging out 😂

 

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5 hours ago, MJK 24 said:

Friend just WhatsApp’d me.

His Transit Connect had just started running like a bag of shit and clonking and banging.  Had to pull over at the side of the road.

Looks like the engine and box are hanging out 😂

 

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What vintage is that? I bet that's not a cheap fix. Hope he's OK 

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30 minutes ago, grogee said:

What vintage is that? I bet that's not a cheap fix. Hope he's OK 

Looks like the PSA DV engine which would make it a second gen, so not much more than 10 years old if that! 

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To quote an old meme...

 

"I wanna RACECAR!!!1!"

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"We have a RACECAR at home..."

 

The RACECAR at home...

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Fast Clios .. Great bunch of lads!

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On 01/03/2024 at 16:11, JakeT said:

Currently in Reims. Glad the French are holding the side up.

 

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Off that way tomorrow, will keep an eye out.

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1 hour ago, grogee said:

What vintage is that? I bet that's not a cheap fix. Hope he's OK 

I’m pretty sure it’s a 2014.  First of the ‘new’ shape.

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9 minutes ago, 320touring said:

To quote an old meme...

 

"I wanna RACECAR!!!1!"

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"We have a RACECAR at home..."

 

The RACECAR at home...

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Fast Clios .. Great bunch of lads!

Looks minor to what my GTI had going by the copart pictures!

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30 minutes ago, SiC said:

Looks minor to what my GTI had going by the copart pictures!

Come up and weld it for time then🤣

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Reconnected the battery on the Z4 this morning and the windows are working again.  The boot latch solenoid has gone mental though, firing off every few seconds.  I took the trim panel off and yanked the plug out in the end - the key lock operates the latch via an old fashioned analogue cable so the electric bit isn't really required anyway.  And at least the car is now watertight.

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Spent most of yeaterday trying to find the water ingress on the black Saab. The recent inclement weather certainly hasn’t been helping, and CaptainBoom thinks it was coming in from the real light clusters but I didn’t see any sign of old water ingress here.

I also put a new aerial in but still no radio reception.

Cannot locate the water ingress anywhere, but judging by the passenger side of the boot is wetter and has more surface rust I would say it’s either the hole the aerial pokes through in the rear wing, or the rearmost window in the C-pillar leaks somewhere.

After reinstalling the aerial I squirted water all over the car with the hose and saw no ingress, and as the aerial retaining nut on the outside was barely finger tight I’m hoping that is problem solved.

The boot carpets and fabric lining is out of the car so it can dry out.

 

Meanwhile the last tonne of substrate for my driveway should be arriving today, hopefully by the end of the week it will be laid.

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11 minutes ago, dozeydustman said:

Spent most of yeaterday trying to find the water ingress on the black Saab. The recent inclement weather certainly hasn’t been helping, and CaptainBoom thinks it was coming in from the real light clusters but I didn’t see any sign of old water ingress here.

I also put a new aerial in but still no radio reception.

Cannot locate the water ingress anywhere, but judging by the passenger side of the boot is wetter and has more surface rust I would say it’s either the hole the aerial pokes through in the rear wing, or the rearmost window in the C-pillar leaks somewhere.

After reinstalling the aerial I squirted water all over the car with the hose and saw no ingress, and as the aerial retaining nut on the outside was barely finger tight I’m hoping that is problem solved.

The boot carpets and fabric lining is out of the car so it can dry out.

 

Meanwhile the last tonne of substrate for my driveway should be arriving today, hopefully by the end of the week it will be laid.

@vulgalourused talc to find a water leak in his maestro I remember, especially if you've already got the interior out.

Plus it'll smell nice afterwards 

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13 minutes ago, beko1987 said:

@vulgalourused talc to find a water leak in his maestro I remember, especially if you've already got the interior out.

Plus it'll smell nice afterwards 

That’s a good plan, Sam!

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Moved into the new house yesterday.  The whole thing went remarkably smoothly except for me underestimating how much actually goes into a regular sized Transit.  Fortunately my friends are amazing, so this wasn't an absolute disaster, so the half dozen boxes that I had to leave behind are going to make their way up here later this week.  Figuring out moving van size is difficult, a longer wheelbase or higher roof would have been enough to get everything in, but since the next size up would have been both those things that seemed like it would have been much too big and everything would have been rattling about.

Now is the race to get the studio up and running again and my headspace where I need it creatively to get back on with work.  I definitely don't want to take more than this week off to do it, if I'm not working I'm not earning, such is the nature of self employment.

 

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There's a couple who send their daughter to the same school as my youngest son.  Usually, they rock up in a green 1994 Defender 90 with a few splodges of red oxide on it.  However, it looks like they've got some new wheels!

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I don't ever remember seeing one in AS Bronze.  Tabling a motion to have it included in the new Autoshite logo.  Mega.

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12 hours ago, ruffgeezer said:

Whereabouts in the country are you now @vulgalour?  Hope the studio doesn't take you too long to settle into.

Not a million miles away from yourself, as it happens, in sunny Scunny.  Well it was sunny yesterday, it's pretty damp today.

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3 hours ago, vulgalour said:

Not a million miles away from yourself, as it happens, in sunny Scunny.  Well it was sunny yesterday, it's pretty damp today.

 

Blimey, you do get about the place.  Not too far from here but also nearly an hour away, such is life on the island county!

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Volvo V70 D5 continues to provide sterling service.  I am curious if anyone knows of a cheap code reader? It would be handy I think to have around down the line. 

 

 

 

 

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26 minutes ago, ruffgeezer said:

 

Blimey, you do get about the place.

I worked out last night I've moved 10 times in 25 years.  It's no wonder I struggle to finish anything.  Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Croydon, Lincolnshire, Kent, Middlesbrough... it'd just be nice to stay put,  I can't keep doing this.

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3 hours ago, wuvvum said:

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That'll do.

Oh, snap, sort of!

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SLK next... I am not as confident 😂

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Car spotting today whilst cycling en France. In 110km ... A c15d "first" edition,  beige bx with spoiler, two blobby c5s . Not older citroen though. Most common abandonned garden spot seemed to be vw golfs. Saxos popular with boy racers still who seem to think removing the exhaust will make it better.

 

Modern cars wise, dacia and Peugeot winning the small and large sectors.

Now in the hotel bar

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1 hour ago, richardmorris said:

Car spotting today whilst cycling en France. In 110km ... A c15d "first" edition,  beige bx with spoiler, two blobby c5s . Not older citroen though. Most common abandonned garden spot seemed to be vw golfs. Saxos popular with boy racers still who seem to think removing the exhaust will make it better.

 

Modern cars wise, dacia and Peugeot winning the small and large sectors.

Now in the hotel bar

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What are you drinking, a wheat beer? looks like a well deserved treat!

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45 minutes ago, HMC said:

What are you drinking, a wheat beer? looks like a well deserved treat!

Leffe on draught.

The room fridge also does a nice line in local craft beers. Which I have sampled.

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