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 91 
 on: Yesterday at 12:42:37 
Started by Sir Tigger QC - Last post by Doctor Gollum
FWIW, WBAC offered me 17k on the Skoda.

It failed to sell at 18.5k, privately, earlier this year.

That doesn't seem like an awful deal, really.. they just aren't interested in cars only fit for the crusher ;)

17000 for a derv Skoda?............has the world gone mad? :)
Someone bought it new...  So yes, madness :D ::)

 92 
 on: Yesterday at 12:34:57 
Started by Sir Tigger QC - Last post by Field Marshal Dr. Opti
Think I've killed them!  :y

On the third attempt of trying to squirt Wasp Nest Killer via a tube through the hole in the ceiling, I obviously hit the sweet spot, as I managed to dispense the entire can in there and the next day there were only a couple flying around outside!  :y

No need for petrol or lycra!  ;D

Murderer.

If you're not killing polar bears with diesel fumes you're killing defenceless wasps (and their families) :)

 93 
 on: Yesterday at 12:31:18 
Started by Tilbo - Last post by Field Marshal Dr. Opti
My daily is a mk1 MX5, I'm used to feeling vulnerable. A lorry wheel/tyre is about the same height as my car.

Not really a classic in the same way as the cars mentioned above, but a pretty good compromise of retro fun with a nearly bullet proof engine, just a shame about the rust  ;D

Bit girly though. ;)

Bit 'hairdresserish'. :)

How original  ;)

Most comments like that come from someone who has never driven one but has just dismissed it as a hairdressers car. I also doubt many hairdressers use the car for Autosolos, Sprints and other entry level motorsports. I even had a go at 'losing control in formation' (drifting) only took 85PSI  :o in the rears to make it skiddy.

I admit I have never driven one.

My wife and a number of her female friends have though. ;)

They all love the MX5.

 94 
 on: Yesterday at 12:27:27 
Started by Sir Tigger QC - Last post by Field Marshal Dr. Opti
FWIW, WBAC offered me 17k on the Skoda.

It failed to sell at 18.5k, privately, earlier this year.

That doesn't seem like an awful deal, really.. they just aren't interested in cars only fit for the crusher ;)

Evans Halshaw matched WBAC for my VW when I traded it, as you say they just don't do bargin bangers.
That's exactly what happened with the captur. I told EH what WBAC  had offered, he went away and, when he came back, said ok, we'll match it.

Given the very low prices WBAC offer, shouldn't you have wanted more for a P/X rather than just letting them match it?  :-\

From my experience WBAC offered a quite reasonable price, not far off retail. Maybe could have squeezed 500 more on trader, but given the hassle, not really worth it.

I actually used we buy any bike to sell my old BMW GS, not that they are linked. They offered near retail for it, mind you, the chap did read the wrong number on the sheet apparently and transferred me more than original email offer.  :D

Which of course you returned. :)

 95 
 on: Yesterday at 12:26:56 
Started by Tilbo - Last post by deviator
My daily is a mk1 MX5, I'm used to feeling vulnerable. A lorry wheel/tyre is about the same height as my car.

Not really a classic in the same way as the cars mentioned above, but a pretty good compromise of retro fun with a nearly bullet proof engine, just a shame about the rust  ;D

Bit girly though. ;)

Bit 'hairdresserish'. :)

How original  ;)

Most comments like that come from someone who has never driven one but has just dismissed it as a hairdressers car. I also doubt many hairdressers use the car for Autosolos, Sprints and other entry level motorsports. I even had a go at 'losing control in formation' (drifting) only took 85PSI  :o in the rears to make it skiddy.

 96 
 on: Yesterday at 12:13:57 
Started by Lizzie Zoom - Last post by aaronjb
They're all like yours, Terry (in my experience) - the four settings are "tight", "tighter", "much tighter" and "you'll give yourself a hernia when you undo this" ;D

Torque sticks or torque limiting sockets should be used when doing up wheel nuts, then final tighten with a torque wrench. But no tyre shop charging pennies and paying their staff 50p an hour can afford the time needed to change the socket on the gun, find the torque wrench and look up the specs.. ;)

 97 
 on: Yesterday at 12:02:28 
Started by Darth Loo-knee - Last post by deviator
Possibly not safe for work...
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 ;D ;D

 98 
 on: Yesterday at 11:57:26 
Started by Sir Tigger QC - Last post by tunnie
FWIW, WBAC offered me 17k on the Skoda.

It failed to sell at 18.5k, privately, earlier this year.

That doesn't seem like an awful deal, really.. they just aren't interested in cars only fit for the crusher ;)

Evans Halshaw matched WBAC for my VW when I traded it, as you say they just don't do bargin bangers.
That's exactly what happened with the captur. I told EH what WBAC  had offered, he went away and, when he came back, said ok, we'll match it.

Given the very low prices WBAC offer, shouldn't you have wanted more for a P/X rather than just letting them match it?  :-\

From my experience WBAC offered a quite reasonable price, not far off retail. Maybe could have squeezed 500 more on trader, but given the hassle, not really worth it.

I actually used we buy any bike to sell my old BMW GS, not that they are linked. They offered near retail for it, mind you, the chap did read the wrong number on the sheet apparently and transferred me more than original email offer.  :D

 99 
 on: Yesterday at 11:56:19 
Started by Tilbo - Last post by Field Marshal Dr. Opti
My daily is a mk1 MX5, I'm used to feeling vulnerable. A lorry wheel/tyre is about the same height as my car.

Not really a classic in the same way as the cars mentioned above, but a pretty good compromise of retro fun with a nearly bullet proof engine, just a shame about the rust  ;D

Bit girly though. ;)

Bit 'hairdresserish'. :)

 100 
 on: Yesterday at 11:51:08 
Started by Lizzie Zoom - Last post by terry paget
Not long ago[as I've got to do the bottom arms-well one at least on the V70]I asked at a main dealer-not Volvo or Vauxhall-how they went about tightening the bolts with the weight on the wheels as they have mainly two post ramps and was told they don't bother they just gun them up".So that's a job I'll be doing myself.
I have a brute of a 3/4" air line impact wrench I bought to undo stubborn nuts, max. claimed torque 1000lb.ft. The adjuster knob is the same as on my 1/2" air gun, with 1 2 3 4 settings. I have witnessed tyre shops 'gun up' wheel nuts, and found them almost impossible to undo. Can some guns be preset to a certain torque, or are they all like mine?

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