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I've had far more problems with over tightened can filters than with the plastic housing caps. Especially since the metal thickness in the can filters was reduced to that of tinfoil.

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2 hours ago, twosmoke300 said:

Man struggles with oil change because he has the wrong tools ?

😂

What tool should I have used? I did have the correct six sided filter removal socket and it wouldn’t even grip because the torque required was excessive 

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Yesterday, someone I know who races a Mk1 Escort (very successfully I might add) was competing at Oulton Park, and during the meeting caught some scumbag in the act of stealing his tow van.  He challenged them, and in response they punched him in the face and drove off, taking all his Escort spares, wallet, phone etc with them.

What has really angered me is not that some cunts would nick a bag of dog shit if it had "old" and "Ford" written on it, but this happened in the paddock at a race circuit during a busy meeting.  Where was the security control?

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17 hours ago, twosmoke300 said:

You can use a strap wrench at the same time . Some of those housings are actually 26mm too 

Unfortunately the housing looks like this;

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and is also recessed quite a long way so assuming you could get the strap to grab there isn’t much room to turn it. 

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Further to my earlier comments about crap construction of modern white goods, the replacement rear "bearing" for our tumble drier just arrived.

This little piece of shit is all that supports the rear of the drum (including bearing against the belt tension).

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It's held in place by a self tapper into the sheet metal of the case too, just to add confidence.

I've seen more confidence inspiring things made out of Lego.

Oh, I did find what they changed with the recall replacement machine.  They derated the load capacity by 1kg.  Yes, that's it.  Old one said 7kg on the front, this says 6.  That honestly looks to be the only change.

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Tumble dryers.

How much fluff/crap is acceptable getting past the draught excluder type seal around the front of the drum . Some I have stripped down have the inside of the cabinet and electrics smothered in it and some even the element area with a layer of fluff , no wonder they catch fire😕

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11 minutes ago, High Jetter said:

It's called lint. Fairly* flammable. 

it goes up like fuck, I save the stuff from the filter for lighting the fire. The slightest bit of flame and the whole thing is alight in seconds.

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1 minute ago, cobblers said:

it goes up like fuck, I save the stuff from the filter for lighting the fire. The slightest bit of flame and the whole thing is alight in seconds.

We used to use it for that too. Just ditched the tumble dryer in the end, had an old school White Knight one before a Hotpoint that lasted about three years before being recalled then shitting itself.

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I dropped the Puma off at my friendly mechanic this morning,the rear suspension was noisy & the prime suspect was the shock absorber top mounts.

I get a call just after 10.00,he says one of the shocks has burst,& is leaking fluid.This is not the end of the world,but they were only fitted in September for the MOT & I didn't use it over the winter.

I contacted the garage who did the MOT work.They were very helpful,saying that they should be under warranty,& they will contact the supplier.

I got a call back later,they've spoken to the supplier who says the warranty is only for six months,so has run out.

They're still hopeful that they may be able to get something back from the supplier due to the low mileage covered,but I'm not expecting this to end in my favour 🙁

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14 hours ago, warch said:

Unfortunately the housing looks like this;

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and is also recessed quite a long way so assuming you could get the strap to grab there isn’t much room to turn it. 

If those things arent moved as often (i.e yearly) as they should I've seen them weld themselves to the housing - have had to hammer and chisel them off in the past. Then when removed the threads felt rough like sandpaper indicating a few too many hot-cold heat cycles without being touched... 

Common on transits, though I suppose it would be as they tend to do mega mileage before they see a service

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1 hour ago, mitsisigma01 said:

Tumble dryers.

How much fluff/crap is acceptable getting past the draught excluder type seal around the front of the drum . Some I have stripped down have the inside of the cabinet and electrics smothered in it and some even the element area with a layer of fluff , no wonder they catch fire😕

No matter how frequently I clean mine out, the lip between the drum and outer shell always collects a layer of fluff after a few uses. Its just a small white knight vented jobby, that doesn't really get used much. Though more recently I've been hoovering it out every so often to be on the safe side. If only the lint trap actually did its job 🤦‍♂️

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16 minutes ago, 155V6 said:

I dropped the Puma off at my friendly mechanic this morning,the rear suspension was noisy & the prime suspect was the shock absorber top mounts.

I get a call just after 10.00,he says one of the shocks has burst,& is leaking fluid.This is not the end of the world,but they were only fitted in September for the MOT & I didn't use it over the winter.

I contacted the garage who did the MOT work.They were very helpful,saying that they should be under warranty,& they will contact the supplier.

I got a call back later,they've spoken to the supplier who says the warranty is only for six months,so has run out.

They're still hopeful that they may be able to get something back from the supplier due to the low mileage covered,but I'm not expecting this to end in my favour 🙁

I should stop using that garage if that's the kind of rubbish they fit. What make of shock was it?

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22 minutes ago, RoverFolkUs said:

Wait for the "Rovers are shit" brigade! - "oh 'har har har' bet the head gasket has gone" - [*loud mouth-breathing noises*/] 

... 🙃

 

Am hoping it's screenwash, planning to sort the non-pumping pump later this week anyway. It's not oil, anyway.

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17 minutes ago, artdjones said:

I should stop using that garage if that's the kind of rubbish they fit. What make of shock was it?

Monroe apparently 

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1 hour ago, cobblers said:

it goes up like fuck, I save the stuff from the filter for lighting the fire. The slightest bit of flame and the whole thing is alight in seconds.

Yup, as a launderette owner am well aware of flagrantary possibilities. How many bags would you like?

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3 hours ago, mitsisigma01 said:

Tumble dryers.

How much fluff/crap is acceptable getting past the draught excluder type seal around the front of the drum . Some I have stripped down have the inside of the cabinet and electrics smothered in it and some even the element area with a layer of fluff , no wonder they catch fire😕

I'd depends on the air path to some extent.  When we heard the news of the recall I gained access to ours to check it out.  A little bit of lint in the outer case, but very, very little.  Pulling the cover off the heater block revealed it to be spotless.

Probably because I clean it out regularly and had replaced the rest bearing several times so the drum didn't drop and come away from the felt seal at the front.

I did wonder why the air intake wasn't kept totally outside the machine -  but I guess it's accounting for them often being stuffed under kitchen units etc where a side or rear mounted intake wouldn't necessarily work.

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4 hours ago, RoverFolkUs said:

Wait for the "Rovers are shit" brigade! - "oh 'har har har' bet the head gasket has gone" - [*loud mouth-breathing noises*/] 

... 🙃

 

Yeah. I was familiar with those. So I silenced some fuckwits that uttered similar 'sentiments' a few years ago. 

I asked a simple question:

If these Rover 75 2.0 V6 cars are so shit, explain to me how it was possible that mine took me on my longest road trip of 720 Road Miles in 17 hours and 45 minutes. To Central Europe. 

I had photographic evidence too. Shut them up good and proper. Essentially I had driven to Cornwall and back in one trip in terms of distances for context... 

😎

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waiting for a lightbulb I bought off ebay to arrive when I idly check the tracking, and I get this load of fucking bollocks

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"but there didn't seem to be anyone in" im fucking housebound for the most part, of course I was fucking in!

I expect such bollocks from My Hermes, but not Royal mail, who have always been very good here

even more galling is they left no note through the door and the book a redelivery service does not work with the tracking number I have

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7 hours ago, High Jetter said:

Yup, as a launderette owner am well aware of flagrantary possibilities. How many bags would you like?

If you can get hold of used toilet rolls, stuff each of them and market them on etsy as environmentally* friendly fire lighters. 

Note: I once made a batch and gave them to @MikeR as a Christmas present. 

 

*well they are made from recycled materials. 

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1 hour ago, New POD said:

If you can get hold of used toilet rolls, stuff each of them and market them on etsy as environmentally* friendly fire lighters. 

Note: I once made a batch and gave them to @MikeR as a Christmas present. 

 

*well they are made from recycled materials. 

I use the kitchen paper tubes - never  a hassle getting a fire going....... works a treat

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