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Tim's Generalistic Fleeting Phenomena - with added Mondeo

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I thought it about time I made a general fleet thread, seems easier for general posting.

First, I made a well cringe-worthy video for Mighty Car Mods' Unicorn Circuit on their second channel. I don't think it ever got used, and I've stopped watching that ages ago anyway.

But, for your enjoyment and an opportunity to see being awkward, my local area and my old Saab before it went the way of the crusher...

Now that's out of the way, here's my current tat.

VW Polo Mk4A Bluemotion, three cyl 1.4 TDi with tall gearing and aero kit. Slow. This is our New car. We bought this in 2013 as a class D insurance write-off just 5 years old!

 

 

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Here's my daily/work van/childhood dream car.

Edd @Twin-Cam make this video, cheers Edd, it was a fun day 👍

I have now fixed the boot hinges, it was a faff and I'd recommend to go to a garage.

I've scratched the roof, dented the roof a bit and I can't quite get the whole boot lid to stay straight. But it works.

Awesome car.

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I'm going to have to mention one thing about that Polo.

I love the 'never been' sticker purely because it's the pre-1983 layout of the Nordschleife. 

That is all.

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7 minutes ago, Twin-Cam said:

I'm going to have to mention one thing about that Polo.

I love the 'never been' sticker purely because it's the pre-1983 layout of the Nordschleife. 

That is all.

You see, I wouldn't know that because I've never been!

I saw it on a car and it made me giggle.

I also saw a Prancing Moose sticker on a shiny new Volvo and I'm on the brink of ordering one for me...

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10 hours ago, paulplom said:

I have some stickers here. Pm me your address and I'll stick them in the post.e602f1194b2ac6e0a750ffab61651df4.jpg

Awesome!!!

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11 hours ago, paulplom said:

I have some stickers here. Pm me your address and I'll stick them in the post.

 

 

Please don't tell me you bought those for EPJ... 

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Must admit. I am liking the e46 estate. I had the saloon before it started giving me problems, though I did have it for about 3 faultless years before it started giving me problems. I also borrowed a 318 estate auto which was a much nicer car than my 316 saloon.

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The only problems I've had with the BM are the boot, fixed now using eBay spares and a pesky crank pos sensor failure. That was annoying and required getting the car to a ramp to rip out but it was just a sensor and even though the car was unusable for a few weeks while I faffed arround trying to get it sorted out cost only £85 for the work and the sensor. So no complaints really 👍

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Oh and some torn intake boot and crank breather but a combination of gaffer tape for the breather and a new eBay boot sorted that.

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There is change afoot with the fleet.

The Polo has all but been sold to another shitter. It's just waiting to be finalised and collected, serving it's last days of our commuter car during transition); we are waiting to see what will replace Rosie Marco Polo (daughter names cars).

There is a strong first choice, hopefully more on that in due course.

Volvo is up for sale but is not selling, it could be that the Volvo is Mrs E's commuter for a while.

Mrs E would not like that very much but I'd be happy...

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On 6/27/2020 at 10:37 AM, paulplom said:

I have some stickers here. Pm me your address and I'll stick them in the post.e602f1194b2ac6e0a750ffab61651df4.jpg

Oh I think I need some of these!  PM on way...

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16 minutes ago, eddyramrod said:

Oh I think I need some of these!  PM on way...

I have one left over still

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Bit of a cleaning day!

Thoroughly cleaned the Volvo inside and out, and quickly cleaned BMW inside.

I quite like cleaning them, it's always amazing how shite comes out looking nice with a bit of a scrub!

 

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Fleet update: Polo has been paid for by a Shitter, so that's going in a week or two. Maybe it will re-appear in someone else's threads here.

There is a replacement sorted, arriving in a couple of weeks. More on that as and when it happens. Some know what it is but for those who want a collection caper with clues etc I'll keep it quiet here.

Volvo is still here, tickets are available in the shite for sale section...

BMW is quietly performing well, so that's all good. I saw the baby stains again when cleaning it, on the carpet under the passenger seat, and got all emotional again! 😍

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No, I've not! You've had how many now? Did you know there's (probably) a 12 step program for that!?

I will definitely check that out 👍

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I did just about everything wrong, getting nowhere fast, and now I don't like caravans.

Ours is shite though.

Good job that after this trip it's going to become a spare room full time, rather than spare room with part time function as a travelling shit heap!

Looking forward to having a change of scenery with family though!

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On 7/21/2020 at 1:06 PM, Tim_E said:

I did just about everything wrong, getting nowhere fast, and now I don't like caravans.

Ours is shite though.

Good job that after this trip it's going to become a spare room full time, rather than spare room with part time function as a travelling shit heap!

Looking forward to having a change of scenery with family though!

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We actually had a good time and I remembered that caravanning is not too bad.

I'm not a caravaner, it's still primarily a spare room, but we might take it out again. It's very convenient.

And cosy...

My 2.5 BMW is a lovely tow vehicle as well. Smooth and bags of torque at low revs.

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