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3 hours ago, Split_Pin said:

I received my renewal quote for the red 93. Literally nothing has changed since last year!

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They can get fucked with that!!

Worth a phone call, sometimes they will give you a much better quote. I had the same with my wife’s car, up by about £50 with Direct Line . One call and the reduced it by about £40. Admiral on the other hand put mine up by £75 despite being with them for 11 years , no claims, and the best they could offer was £10’lower.  Renewed with eSure , lower than last year with Admiral.

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What I mean is that it looks like it's had a cold / condensation problem which has been hidden with an injected DPC and replacing the plaster up to a level with something non permeable. Which has now fallen off, as is inevitable.

 

It looks like the kind of part of a house it's difficult to keep warm and ventilated.

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currently barfing a lung due to viral (they said) laryngitis

would be ok but for the coughing (i coughed me ring on thursday and had to stop the van it was that bad)

was gonna hop a plane this evening due to good news but cant cos 16 h on a plane might not be a good idea :D

 

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1 hour ago, Metal Guru said:

Worth a phone call, sometimes they will give you a much better quote. I had the same with my wife’s car, up by about £50 with Direct Line . One call and the reduced it by about £40. Admiral on the other hand put mine up by £75 despite being with them for 11 years , no claims, and the best they could offer was £10’lower.  Renewed with eSure , lower than last year with Admiral.

Go compare has netted me £189 with Swinton. Not as good as last year but I doubt E sure could have beaten that. My brown 93 is also insured with Esure and I only renewed it in December. It was around £150 for the year and is almost identical to the red one save for being a manual.  How do they work out their quotes?!

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23 minutes ago, loserone said:

What I mean is that it looks like it's had a cold / condensation problem which has been hidden with an injected DPC and replacing the plaster up to a level with something non permeable. Which has now fallen off, as is inevitable.

 

It looks like the kind of part of a house it's difficult to keep warm and ventilated.

Yeah there are a few places we struggle with. We've got some really cold walls with the inevitable sweating.

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10 hours ago, hairnet said:

 

would be ok but for the coughing (i coughed me ring on thursday and had to stop the van it was that bad)

 

 

also they were told on sunday that the hossy told me to go to the gp and tell them it was urgent (for something that happened at the same time as the cough)

after telling the good news and them knowing i coughing my ring (tm) 

they texted back so does that mean youll be in tomorrow

i texted back only when the cough stops (the big boss was then texted a screenshot of their reply and asked will you be shouting at them or will i when im able)

big boss has been completely bang on the cunt in the department less so

verdict - cunt - they can now wait until im ready (cough) - head office will also be informed (after what ive been through cunts gonna get told some truths)

 

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14 hours ago, Split_Pin said:

Go compare has netted me £189 with Swinton. Not as good as last year but I doubt E sure could have beaten that. My brown 93 is also insured with Esure and I only renewed it in December. It was around £150 for the year and is almost identical to the red one save for being a manual.  How do they work out their quotes?!

The quotes system is a mystery. If someone tells you x company is cheap, you’ll probably get a really high quote even if your circumstances are similar.   
However the biggest mystery is how casual they are about losing existing customers  and then spend so much advertising for new ones.  However they are hardly unique in that approach.

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7 hours ago, Metal Guru said:

However the biggest mystery is how casual they are about losing existing customers  and then spend so much advertising for new ones.  However they are hardly unique in that approach.

The standard focus on short term gains as it looks better on spreadsheets.

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Not a proper grump, more my lack of any patience whatsoever. I've ordered a throttle body for the Audi 100 after I spectacularly destroyed the original. The replacement is coming from Spain and whilst it has been shipped according to eBay, there is no tracking for the service and there is a huge spread on the estimated delivery dates given. It's somewhat frustrating not being able to see where it is or have an idea of exactly when I will receive it as now all I want to do is fit the throttle body and see if it solves the idle problem and gets the car running.

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41 minutes ago, Rust Collector said:

Not a proper grump, more my lack of any patience whatsoever. I've ordered a throttle body for the Audi 100 after I spectacularly destroyed the original. The replacement is coming from Spain and whilst it has been shipped according to eBay, there is no tracking for the service and there is a huge spread on the estimated delivery dates given. It's somewhat frustrating not being able to see where it is or have an idea of exactly when I will receive it as now all I want to do is fit the throttle body and see if it solves the idle problem and gets the car running.

Good luck if Parcelforce are involved. Useless bar stewards.

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16 minutes ago, Metal Guru said:

Good luck if Parcelforce are involved. Useless bar stewards.

I don't want to jinx it but they're alright on my patch normally, but we use them (unavoidably) for some bits at work and they've been consistently awful in the places we regularly have shipments going to.

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Phone call from wife_Stanky earlier

"The car is shuddering really badly, I can't drive it and daughter_Stanky needs to be at school"

"can you take the Daihatsu? its a bit loud, but keep the revs down and its OK"

7 minutes later

"yeah, I'm not driving that, the police will pull me over"

And of course, the mercedes is in for an MOT tomorrow, so I currently have 0/3 cars which my wife is able to use. I suggested we buy another car. She wasn't impressed.

I think I might have finally reached the point in my life where I'm going to pull the trigger on something new/almost new, with an actual warranty. Life is fucking difficult enough without having to roll around in the dark and rain on a january evening fixing another ungrateful twat car. I'll have a look at it tomorrow in the daylight, might just be a duff spark plug, but I bet it'll have dropped a valve or the almost new cambelt will have skipped a tooth or something. I just despair sometimes.

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28 minutes ago, Stanky said:

I suggested we buy another car

 

29 minutes ago, Stanky said:

roll around in the dark and rain on a january evening fixing another ungrateful twat car.

Extend the double garage to a double length double, whilst rolling around in the dark and wet ...

She won't notice 🤫

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The clutch release bearing has given up on my 205. This is frustrating since I had it fully serviced less than a week ago! It doesn't want to get into gear and the clutch squeals when the pedal is pressed. I've adjusted the clutch cable as much as I can but still no luck. 😑

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23 minutes ago, calebaaront said:

The clutch release bearing has given up on my 205. This is frustrating since I had it fully serviced less than a week ago! It doesn't want to get into gear and the clutch squeals when the pedal is pressed. I've adjusted the clutch cable as much as I can but still no luck. 😑

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A service won't touch anything to do with it. 

Also, incorrect cable adjustment will destroy the release bearing 

It will need a new clutch kit, no two ways about it sadly 

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26 minutes ago, calebaaront said:

The clutch release bearing has given up on my 205. This is frustrating since I had it fully serviced less than a week ago! It doesn't want to get into gear and the clutch squeals when the pedal is pressed. I've adjusted the clutch cable as much as I can but still no luck. 😑

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Not the most difficult or expensive clutch to do. 

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