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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15390 on: 05 December 2017, 11:50:56 »

Headlight and its trim refitted this morning. All ready to take swmbo out this afternoon to begin the Christmas shopping ritual  :'( :(
My arthritis may well start to give me a lot of trouble quite early in proceedings today. If this happens, I will unfortunately have to go and sit in the carpub and listen to the radiodrink.  ::)

FTFY. Normally works for me. :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15391 on: 05 December 2017, 12:38:33 »

Cant do that as I have to drive home, but that will come later tonight.  :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15392 on: 05 December 2017, 12:45:19 »

Washed & waxed the Merc , looking good.😀
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15393 on: 08 December 2017, 18:21:26 »

Took the 3.2 for mot and it passed.  :D  :y

In fact, it's proved itself to be a self healing car yet again, as the advisories that I got last year have now gone and have been replaced with a couple of new minor faults.  ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15394 on: 09 December 2017, 10:44:21 »

Had to put some oil in it, as the check oil level came on.

Whoops  :)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15395 on: 09 December 2017, 13:36:30 »

Parked it up, smart charger connected from underneath via garage door (locked) so as to be "nearly" invisible and impervious to weather, plastic sheet inserted under skuttle to prevent any rain/condensation dripping onto ignition packs, "krooklok" fitted as visual deterrent, tyrepal and satnav displays removed along with everything else that might cause temptation, coolant antifreeze concentration checked due to forecast weather, couple of blocks under front wheels, handbrake left in released position .....

... think I've forgotten anything ??

She'll not be moving/starting doing anything from now until the beginning of February (7 weeks) when we return from Singapore/Australia/ New Zealand/Hong Kong ...   :)

Should be nice and warm while you lot freeze ....  :)  :)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15396 on: 09 December 2017, 15:21:53 »

I'm not jealous. Not jealous at all.  :P
In fact its supposed to be freezing in winter. Its only natural.  :)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15397 on: 09 December 2017, 17:38:38 »

Parked it up, smart charger connected from underneath via garage door (locked) so as to be "nearly" invisible and impervious to weather, plastic sheet inserted under skuttle to prevent any rain/condensation dripping onto ignition packs, "krooklok" fitted as visual deterrent, tyrepal and satnav displays removed along with everything else that might cause temptation, coolant antifreeze concentration checked due to forecast weather, couple of blocks under front wheels, handbrake left in released position .....

... think I've forgotten anything ??

She'll not be moving/starting doing anything from now until the beginning of February (7 weeks) when we return from Singapore/Australia/ New Zealand/Hong Kong ...   :)

Should be nice and warm while you lot freeze ....  :)  :)

I'm impressed!  :) 

When I went away for a couple of months last winter I just parked the BMW, locked it and walked away, 2 months later came back and she started first time!  :y

The Omega had a slight drain, so I disconnected the battery and again once reconnected 2 months later she started first time as well!  :y

To be honest I would disconnect the battery rather than leave a charger running unattended for that amount of time.  ;)

Have a fab time Mr Entwood!!  :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15398 on: 09 December 2017, 18:30:47 »

Parked it up, smart charger connected from underneath via garage door (locked) so as to be "nearly" invisible and impervious to weather, plastic sheet inserted under skuttle to prevent any rain/condensation dripping onto ignition packs, "krooklok" fitted as visual deterrent, tyrepal and satnav displays removed along with everything else that might cause temptation, coolant antifreeze concentration checked due to forecast weather, couple of blocks under front wheels, handbrake left in released position .....

... think I've forgotten anything ??

She'll not be moving/starting doing anything from now until the beginning of February (7 weeks) when we return from Singapore/Australia/ New Zealand/Hong Kong ...   :)

Should be nice and warm while you lot freeze ....  :)  :)

So will your bonnet if the charger clips touch it.  ;D

Hope you have a great time Nige.  :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15399 on: 09 December 2017, 18:31:10 »

Parked it up, smart charger connected from underneath via garage door (locked) so as to be "nearly" invisible and impervious to weather, plastic sheet inserted under skuttle to prevent any rain/condensation dripping onto ignition packs, "krooklok" fitted as visual deterrent, tyrepal and satnav displays removed along with everything else that might cause temptation, coolant antifreeze concentration checked due to forecast weather, couple of blocks under front wheels, handbrake left in released position .....

... think I've forgotten anything ??

She'll not be moving/starting doing anything from now until the beginning of February (7 weeks) when we return from Singapore/Australia/ New Zealand/Hong Kong ...   :)

Should be nice and warm while you lot freeze ....  :)  :)

I'm impressed!  :) 

When I went away for a couple of months last winter I just parked the BMW, locked it and walked away, 2 months later came back and she started first time!  :y

The Omega had a slight drain, so I disconnected the battery and again once reconnected 2 months later she started first time as well!  :y

To be honest I would disconnect the battery rather than leave a charger running unattended for that amount of time.  ;)

Have a fab time Mr Entwood!!  :y

My concern with doing that is the powersounder running down, leaking when discharged and catching fire when power is restored later ... I know .. answer is to remove the powersounder ... but the smartcharger (CTEK) maintains insurance criteria and is the easier option .. and you know how lazy I am ..  :)

Hopefully the laptop will allow the odd progress report of our, warm and sunny, Christmas and New Year ... :)  fabtime is practically guaranteed .. :) even getting a "tin tent" tick as we have a campervan on hire for 10 days touring the North Island of New Zealand, then 2 weeks on the South Island where our son lives .. :)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15400 on: 09 December 2017, 19:11:58 »

Put some screen wash in both the cars on the drive, mainly because I noticed the Shag wasn't washing the headlights yesterday, though pump running.

I think there is a design flaw or fault there somewhere, as the system switches off headlight washers when fluid is low...  ...yet it fails to suck screenwash onto headlights just before the low washer fluid warning comes on.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15401 on: 09 December 2017, 20:20:03 »

Almost changed a head light bulb on the 190 as I was missing o/s main beam. Then I remembered to carry out the electrical check which should always be carried out before any electrical work on it. I gave the relevant bullet fuse a wiggle and main beam was restored.  :D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15402 on: 09 December 2017, 22:03:25 »

Put some screen wash in both the cars on the drive, mainly because I noticed the Shag wasn't washing the headlights yesterday, though pump running.

I think there is a design flaw or fault there somewhere, as the system switches off headlight washers when fluid is low...  ...yet it fails to suck screenwash onto headlights just before the low washer fluid warning comes on.
The screen wash on my astra goes kinda aerosol like, then stops altogether, then the warning light comes on.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15403 on: 10 December 2017, 12:10:33 »

Almost changed a head light bulb on the 190 as I was missing o/s main beam. Then I remembered to carry out the electrical check which should always be carried out before any electrical work on it. I gave the relevant bullet fuse a wiggle and main beam was restored.  :D
Quality electrics ;D. But made for an easy temp fix :y.  Obviously, when you're not having a moment of CBA, there will be a permanent solution ;)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15404 on: 10 December 2017, 12:12:51 »

Put some screen wash in both the cars on the drive, mainly because I noticed the Shag wasn't washing the headlights yesterday, though pump running.

I think there is a design flaw or fault there somewhere, as the system switches off headlight washers when fluid is low...  ...yet it fails to suck screenwash onto headlights just before the low washer fluid warning comes on.
The screen wash on my astra goes kinda aerosol like, then stops altogether, then the warning light comes on.
Daft, isn't it.

I'm wondering if in my case its that cheap nasty triple qx screenwash that creates more foam than Radox, causing the sensor to be lifted by the froth that forms in the bottle as soon as the car starts moving.

I need to go back to better (and cheaper) stuff, but as I have gallons of the shit, I feel compelled to use it up ;D
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