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One of the new fuel hoses arrived for the BX.  What I thought was a connection on the old one is actually just a bracket and the hose itself is about four miles long.  Not faffing with that today.  Oh but wait, what's this?  Why yes, that's another diesel leak from somewhere and the car barely wants to idle.  It's leaking from somewhere between the engine and the subframe near the driver's side engine mount, but not from a component you can actually see.  That is going to be fun to locate.  I bet another hose has let go.

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33 minutes ago, vulgalour said:

One of the new fuel hoses arrived for the BX.  What I thought was a connection on the old one is actually just a bracket and the hose itself is about four miles long.  Not faffing with that today.  Oh but wait, what's this?  Why yes, that's another diesel leak from somewhere and the car barely wants to idle.  It's leaking from somewhere between the engine and the subframe near the driver's side engine mount, but not from a component you can actually see.  That is going to be fun to locate.  I bet another hose has let go.

I wonder if it would be worth figuring just how much fuel hose the entire car has, and ordering it all up and replacing it all in one go? :) 

because it sounds like its all deteriorating at the same rate, so as you replace one section, another section is not going to be far off, so would be worth replace everything in one go so your not constantly chasing leaks until you do eventually end up replacing everything anyway!

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The oddballs are back. 

 

Machine gun questioning over my car earlier on, and now someone who we'll just describe as 'odd' is sending me more and more bizarre questions as the time passes. He wants a discount because of some border line comedy reasons.   It's on WhatsApp so the messages aren't costing me money, but perhaps he hasn't quite appreciated just how much of his own time he's wasting by suggesting spurious reasons he's expecting a hefty discount.

 

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22 hours ago, captain_70s said:

Not much of a grump compared to some of the above but the fridge at work is disgusting.

The canteen is closed for refurbishment but due to the virus the building work is permanently postponed. So I've taken to bringing in my own food.

The smell from the communal fridge is nauseating, and I'm fairly difficult to disgust. The bottom of it is solid green with mould/rot and everything stored in there comes out smelling of it.

The Tupperware box I store my sandwiches in has to go in the boot of the car on the drive home or the smell makes me feel sick.

You could clean it perhaps?

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Work related grump ... or left hand v right hand....

 

Currently WFH, as previously mentioned somewhere, ringing up punters, trying to get them to sort bills, attempting to resolve queries yadda yadda.

Had a call just after lunch from a witheld number; had it been on m,y own mobile, it'd have gone unanswered, but as it was works....

"Hello is that Bob?"

"Yes, that's me, can I take your postcode or account number please?"

"No, you're a fucking scammer, how dare you phone, me, the fucking water board wouldn't ring from a mobile, I've just rung them, and you don't work for them, fuck off, if you ring me again, I'll find you and I'll beat seven bales of shit out of you" (Hangs up)

WOTEVS. The righteous* indignation is normal, the swearing and threats are normal - usually on the doorstep, makes a change to get them down the phone, people are braver then.... What piqued my interest was his assertion that he'd rung the main number and been told I don't work there.

So, using my Troll Facebook account, I messaged the firm under the guise of the concerned husband of a punter, asking if I work there, and that I'm concerned about scams. The reply came back, "Yes, Bob is a Customer Resolution Manager (new bollocks title, same shit different day), if you've got an outstanding job like a leak (I've not worked on the pipes EVER) or meter query (not done metering for 12 years) then you should answer. If not you can ignore the call".

Well thanks very much for your support. 

TL:DR I work with twats.

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Well, I am unsure if this is the right thread to post this in, but if it’s not, I apologise & mods feel free to move it.

I have not been on here for a while, in fact, I was last on here in Nov 2019.

So, what has happened since then?
Well....quite a lot actually.

Me & Mrs OC split up for good in February there, which has obviously had quite an effect on me, as I didn’t see it coming, but that’s the way life goes sometimes I suppose. Just need to pick myself back up & get on with it.

So, I have had to re-locate to another house, which was a pain in the arse, you don’t realise how much stuff you actually have until you have to gather it all up, but I am settling in now.

Our boy is now 2 years old.

I still have my CLK 430 & my Rover 75.

My Daily is now a 2005 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro.

 

So, I now have more time on my hands than I ever planned to. 

To keep me going, I have decided to really concentrate on getting the Mercedes finally sorted out & on the road (I know, I have said that before), but this time, I am actually going to go do it, as it will take my mind off of things & I need a distraction.

obviously, this lockdown doesn’t help anything, but it is what it is. 
 

Apologies if this is the wrong thread, but I couldn’t find the “Jeremy Kyle” thread..? 

I also apologise if I have now killed this thread , I didn’t mean to ?

 

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8 hours ago, 0ldCh0d said:

Well, I am unsure if this is the right thread to post this in, but if it’s not, I apologise & mods feel free to move it.

I have not been on here for a while, in fact, I was last on here in Nov 2019.

So, what has happened since then?
Well....quite a lot actually.

Me & Mrs OC split up for good in February there, which has obviously had quite an effect on me, as I didn’t see it coming, but that’s the way life goes sometimes I suppose. Just need to pick myself back up & get on with it.

So, I have had to re-locate to another house, which was a pain in the arse, you don’t realise how much stuff you actually have until you have to gather it all up, but I am settling in now.

Our boy is now 2 years old.

I still have my CLK 430 & my Rover 75.

My Daily is now a 2005 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro.

 

So, I now have more time on my hands than I ever planned to. 

To keep me going, I have decided to really concentrate on getting the Mercedes finally sorted out & on the road (I know, I have said that before), but this time, I am actually going to go do it, as it will take my mind off of things & I need a distraction.

obviously, this lockdown doesn’t help anything, but it is what it is. 
 

Apologies if this is the wrong thread, but I couldn’t find the “Jeremy Kyle” thread..? 

I also apologise if I have now killed this thread , I didn’t mean to ?

 

Been there last year and it still hurts. It gets slightly easier though. 

You can be fun daddy now, leave all the other shit to the ex... 

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14 hours ago, vulgalour said:

One of the new fuel hoses arrived for the BX.  What I thought was a connection on the old one is actually just a bracket and the hose itself is about four miles long.  Not faffing with that today.  Oh but wait, what's this?  Why yes, that's another diesel leak from somewhere and the car barely wants to idle.  It's leaking from somewhere between the engine and the subframe near the driver's side engine mount, but not from a component you can actually see.  That is going to be fun to locate.  I bet another hose has let go.

When dads mk1 bx broke down on the way back from SF the fuel lines were the problem. They had swollen up and blocked internally and the metal pipes looked very thin too . I ended up replacing them with 8 and 10 mm nylon pipe with push fit couplings on the tank . The 90deg ones were perfect for the top of the tank and the bend around the rear footwell . The nylon pipes also fitted the clips on the chassis rail perfectly . Just used a short bit of rubber ( gates ) hose to connect under the bonnet . 

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45 minutes ago, beko1987 said:

Been there last year and it still hurts. It gets slightly easier though. 

You can be fun daddy now, leave all the other shit to the ex... 

Agree, It does indeed hurt, I am not going to lie.
But, I can’t control things that are out with my control & that’s what I tell myself.

As for the fun daddy now, I definitely am going to be (I was before we broke up) unfortunately, at the moment I can’t get him because of the current lockdown situation & not mixing with other people.
 

Still, FaceTime is helpful, so I still get to see/speak to him.  

Anyway, apologies for derailing this thread with my shit ??

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I went through that in October,split up,moved 140 miles to my dad's in Dorset,divorce currently going through well,using the online service,should be done by july.found a new job (though furloughed) and found a new woman who has made me realise just how wrong my situation with my ex was,one thing I will take from this lockdown is it has made me appreciate what's important to me more.

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44 minutes ago, plasticvandan said:

I went through that in October,split up,moved 140 miles to my dad's in Dorset,divorce currently going through well,using the online service,should be done by july.found a new job (though furloughed) and found a new woman who has made me realise just how wrong my situation with my ex was,one thing I will take from this lockdown is it has made me appreciate what's important to me more.

At the moment I am not looking to get with another woman, but I suppose nobody knows what the future holds.
We have not started divorce proceedings yet, but it’s something that will need to be done. 

As for my situation, we just became 2 different people & drifted apart over the last year, but I wasn’t expecting it to end, we still got on etc, it wasn’t an acrimonious break up. Just one of they things I suppose, Life is unpredictable sometimes.

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41 minutes ago, beko1987 said:

You can still see your kids if their under 18, they can travel between 2 places. 

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I've got mine next week. Was planning on driving up to dad's but thays well out the window now... Hoping tesco do playsand... 

I know that they are allowed to go between places, my family want to see him also, which is not advisable at the moment, plus, my ex (it’s weird calling her that now) is also not willing for me to get him due to worrying about the current situation, & I respect that & I don’t want any blame should I get him & he becomes unwell, his health & wellbeing is important to us both (obviously).

So for now, FaceTime until this lockdown is relaxed/over. 

 

But also, thank you everyone for the comments, it’s good to know that I am not the only one going through or have been through a shitty time.

So, thank you.

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I had mine last night, their going back in a minute. They can't see their grandparents either, their only going between the ex's and mine, which I think is worth it. 

I've got them all next week and we can't go anywhere... Might fill the fridge with beer now so it's very cold... 

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6 minutes ago, beko1987 said:

I had mine last night, their going back in a minute. They can't see their grandparents either, their only going between the ex's and mine, which I think is worth it. 

I've got them all next week and we can't go anywhere... Might fill the fridge with beer now so it's very cold... 

That would be ideal for me, but my ex worries about him & the current situation we are all in just now, so I have to respect her wishes & I understand why, it’s not like she is flat out refusing to let me see him etc, it’s just because of the current situation. Normality will return at some point (I can’t actually wait for that) & I will be able to actually get him ??

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11 hours ago, 0ldCh0d said:

Well, I am unsure if this is the right thread to post this in, but if it’s not, I apologise & mods feel free to move it.

I have not been on here for a while, in fact, I was last on here in Nov 2019.

So, what has happened since then?
Well....quite a lot actually.

Me & Mrs OC split up for good in February there, which has obviously had quite an effect on me, as I didn’t see it coming, but that’s the way life goes sometimes I suppose. Just need to pick myself back up & get on with it.

So, I have had to re-locate to another house, which was a pain in the arse, you don’t realise how much stuff you actually have until you have to gather it all up, but I am settling in now.

Our boy is now 2 years old.

I still have my CLK 430 & my Rover 75.

My Daily is now a 2005 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro.

 

So, I now have more time on my hands than I ever planned to. 

To keep me going, I have decided to really concentrate on getting the Mercedes finally sorted out & on the road (I know, I have said that before), but this time, I am actually going to go do it, as it will take my mind off of things & I need a distraction.

obviously, this lockdown doesn’t help anything, but it is what it is. 
 

Apologies if this is the wrong thread, but I couldn’t find the “Jeremy Kyle” thread..? 

I also apologise if I have now killed this thread , I didn’t mean to ?

 

Welcome back ?

Kettle's in the same place.  @Pillock ate all the pink wafers, but there are always some slightly oily custard creams somewhere...

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19 minutes ago, 0ldCh0d said:

That would be ideal for me, but my ex worries about him & the current situation we are all in just now, so I have to respect her wishes & I understand why, it’s not like she is flat out refusing to let me see him etc, it’s just because of the current situation. Normality will return at some point (I can’t actually wait for that) & I will be able to actually get him ??

Sound alike way less arse and ear ache to keep the status quo then! 

Mine keeps wanting me to have them more, but I'm still working half days and filling the other half with projects! 

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Just now, beko1987 said:

Sound alike way less arse and ear ache to keep the status quo then! 

Mine keeps wanting me to have them more, but I'm still working half days and filling the other half with projects! 

Definitely, that’s the way I want it to stay, it makes things easier for everyone going forward. 

As for your situation, you can only do what you can do, you are taking them & you still need to do your things out with & she should understand that?
Then again, saying that.....some women are hard to figure out at times. 

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10 minutes ago, chaseracer said:

Welcome back ?

Kettle's in the same place.  @Pillock ate all the pink wafers, but there are always some slightly oily custard creams somewhere...

Thanks chaseracer, I have not had a slightly oily custard cream for a long time...but I suspect they will be coming up when I get started on my Mercedes ? 

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2 hours ago, 0ldCh0d said:

 

Anyway, apologies for derailing this thread with my shit ??

 

 

Welcome back and no apologies required. If it got something off your chest and helped you to share, then this is indeed the right place to post it.

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Just now, Cavcraft said:

 

 

Welcome back and no apologies required. If it got something off your chest and helped you to share, then this is indeed the right place to post it.

Thanks Cavcraft. Appreciated ??

I just wasn’t sure if this was the right thread to post it in. Yes, it does help get it off my chest.
It’s good to be back on here also, not that I was stopped from doing so, just life got busy until we broke up.

 

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I know I'm not the only one, but this fucking situation is driving me to the brink. It's great having my littlun more at the moment, but I don't do well without routine. So many times I've drifted to 'that' dark place, it's worrying. Feels really silly writing it.

 

As a side point, my neighbours are still smoking weed out their windows upstairs, meaning we can't open our windows, and even if we don't, the smell comes in through the vents anyway. 

Estate agent said report to council / police. 

Council said report to police. 

Police didn't come back to the report. I'm sure it's not worth their time investigating a bit of weed usage. 

If it carries on much longer, they may have something more serious to investigate... ?

 

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