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1 minute ago, auld_ALS said:

A handsome purchase indeed.

Possibly the waterpump leaking only when it cools? Being French hopefully driven off the aux belt.

 

That would make sense, but it doesn't leak every time. Which is puzzling . I'll keep an eye on it/investigate further. 

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Ok as I promised two, here comes my second and last bingo story: 

 

When I was about 04:00 my mam and dad both worked two jobs so sometimes my Nana had to look after me. My Nana had a sister called Aunty Sis. 

One day my Nana and Aunty Sis took me to the bingo (they were going anyway, I was just dragged along like a bee on a string).

I'd never been to the bingo before and to be frank I didn't really understand how it all worked. I was wide enough to read the menus on the tables so I asked it I could have a large glass of pop and a plate of chips. They looked at me disapprovingly and got me a glass of tap water and a bag of crisps. 

The only thing I enjoyed was listening to the caller. I didn't really understand the numbers or what he was saying but some of them rhymed and sounded cool and it was the only thing that held my attention. 

Key to the door, 21.

Two little ducks, 22.

On its own, blind 8. 

Legs 11. 

And then it happened. Down through the microphone and out through the speakers came: 

TWO FAT LADIES. 

I swear to god the caller looked right at me and left a comic pause long enough for me to realise I was meant to say something. 

"Nana I think the man is shouting of you and aunty Sis"

I said into the vacuum of silence between the four tall echoing walls of the bingo hall. 

Gasps all around us. 

Two slaps hit me from opposite points of the compass, from two livid old women at almost exactly the same instant. 

I'm sure I got a concussion. I can't remember anything from the rest of that year. 

Clickedy click, 66. 

On its own, number 2. 

 

That's the second and last bingo story. 

 

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1 hour ago, Jim Bell said:

The reflector has disintegrated. Like a French defensive line. 

Unlike original, and witty, bingo tales....

You retreat to a retread!

"cheesemunching surrendermonkeys".... Pah! And during BREXIT >> Boris apologista, you 😕

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2 hours ago, Jim Bell said:

The reflector has disintegrated. Like a French defensive line. 

Have you taken it out in the dark yet? Makes you wonder why they bother to fit silver reflectors when black ones seem to work just as well. A new lamp would look so much better though.

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No I've not had it out in the dark yet man. I put the lights on and they both look about the same though. If theres a spare knocking about though it would be rude not to swap one on.  

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I've just been out running this thing up and down hills trying to get it to drop fluid again. It won't. 

Which is a good sign. 

Also, at cold the coolant level is at the fill point. 

 

 

 

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Which makes me wonder, was the fluid on the ground actually fucking screenwash?!

The bottle is in that area anyway. I should have been a pro and tasted the fluid. Like Ray Mears. 

 

Engine is sounding a bit rattly down near the sump (well from everywhere but sounds worse down there). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyone have any guesses??

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1 hour ago, Lacquer Peel said:

It sounds okay to me, I don't think the XU petrol was ever the most refined of engines.


Aye, when I jumped back in it yesterday after the Micra it sounded like a Diesel.  I think TADTS.

I hope you get to the bottom of the coolant leak and it's nothing serious, I'm  a wee bit disappointed it's done that right after I sold it because I've never noticed any leaks of any kind under it before. I wonder if it maybe was screenwash, was it brown or blue? 
I topped that up on Saturday because it was pretty low, I just assumed these fancy-pants Peugeot squirty windscreen wipers used a bit more than normal skoooshy jets so never considered there might be a leak.

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Sponge it with some kitchen roll the next time you see it so you can see what colour it is. Or, like the weirdo that I am, I dab my finger in it, clasp finger and thumb then open them not quite enough to break the tension of the fluid and hold up to the light.

Could be condensation from the exhaust escaping through a small breach somewhere.

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14 minutes ago, auld_ALS said:

 I dab my finger in it, clasp finger and thumb then open them not quite enough to break the tension of the fluid and hold up to the light.

I'm definitely going to try this. 

It sounds very C.S.I THE TOON. 

 

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Took the 405 out to do a few jobs today. 

 

Sexy rake. 

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It's still not dropped any coolant so I gave it a bit thrash on the short run home. 

 

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Hmmmmmmmmm.

 

 

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Ah. 

Red light indicates danger. 

 

 

 

It's shooting out steamspunk (TM) from here. 

 

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And splashing it all around here. 

 

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Which is a shame. 

 

It's still a lovely place to sit while you're waiting for it to cool down. 

 

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And it still hasn't dropped anything on the ground. 

 

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Old cars eh?

Think it's time for another Yaris. 

 

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Looks like it's coming from the thermostat/housing? Maybe it's stuck shut (Although that would be unusual TBF)

EDIT to say hopefully just a blocked rad or stuck thermostat, either of those would be an easy fix I'd imagine...

 

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2 hours ago, Jim Bell said:

 

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That looks exactly like the same high* quality Chinese radio I've fitted in the TF. The type that's impossible to see the display unless you're in an unlite road, at midnight with a total eclipse of the moon.

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