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General Car Chat / Re: Astra Cambelt change
« on: 22 December 2019, 16:25:59 »
Where did you get the 269 quote from, Phil? My 2.0 diesel is on 60,000 and is nearly six years old.

Eden Vauxhall Camberley - I have a service plan with them which usually means discount on parts and labour.

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General Car Chat / Re: Astra Cambelt change
« on: 22 December 2019, 10:57:26 »
Thanks to both - on Astra owners there is confusion but the 6 years/100,000 miles seems the sensible compromise. Nothing in Service Book.

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General Car Chat / Re: Astra Cambelt change
« on: 21 December 2019, 10:08:59 »
Thanks for that. Will leave if that is the vx official position.

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General Car Chat / Astra Cambelt change
« on: 21 December 2019, 00:55:35 »
My 2012 Astra 1.6 has done 51000 miles and is just over 7.5 years old. Dealer states cambelt should be changed every 100,000 or 6 years (but they did not pick up on it last service 12 months ago).

Having now retired I will probably sell it but possibly move it to the house in Manchester as I am using rain more to visit relatives.

Is it worth the gamble given the mileage of leaving it another year. Cost is only 269 but seems a waste if selling but on the other hand would not really want cam belt to fail for next buyer.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Ton up Mum
« on: 27 October 2019, 23:34:37 »
Congratulations to her

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General Car Chat / Re: Ever had a car stolen?
« on: 28 September 2019, 07:31:57 »
2 stolen both from Farnborough Main car park.

In 1985 a new Rover SD 2600 Auto never recovered. It was just a few months old.

Replaced with and had a few Ford Scorpios one of which (a 1994) was stolen in 1995. It had about 8000 on it. About 12 months later I got a phone call asking me about the history of the car and it had something like 60000 miles on it. Police made an arrest and as the insurance had paid out I was only awarded my excess to be paid by thief in monthly instalments.

After 37 years my parking at Farnborough this will cease at the end of this year and my annual car park ticket will be no more.

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General Car Chat / Re: Quite a rarity now
« on: 12 August 2019, 16:20:36 »
I had a May 1982 HL as a company car from new and it was a good car - replaced by a Rover 2300s in Aug 1983 after 20000 miles or so. Bags of room for family and dog.

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Diesel but it seems to be precautionary unless the emissions lights is on or other tell tale signs. Phaeton and Insignia were also recalled early doors.

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Well I went to Wakefield twice and lived to tell the tale. It seems a nice place. Last went there in the 60s as a bellringer at the Cathedral.

 Acquired the Volvo which will take some getting used to with all the technology and it drives itself after a fashion with lane control and adaptive cruise control. Just fitted sim card and enabled all gadgets. Quieter than Phaeton probably age of Phaeton has a bearing on this. So far so good.


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I once got a single bed into my Vauxhall Carlton B reg 2. 2

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Decided to go for V90 then  :y

Was this same one you mentioned before?

No that was an S90 at Guildford but was not really what I wanted. As I mentioned night have more road travel in France although we have now positioned a passat estate there - from a friend 2008 estate with 40000 miles. If i drive down then not fancying trying to get Phaeton fixed in middle of nowhere

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I have gone for the environmentally friendly D5 diesel Powerpulse AWD Auto!!! Lots of bits on it. Sorry to see Phaeton go but can see more bills on horizon and price offered by Volvo for it was good. Just about to set off for the north but not scheduled to pick car up till Saturday but might bring it forward. 

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V90...very nice. Wish I was rich. :(

You are rich in many ways

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General Car Chat / Barnsley Road Wakefield - security issues?
« on: 17 July 2019, 19:09:10 »
I have decided to trade in Phaeton for a Volvo v90. Only issue is collecting it from Wakefield this weekend and whether it is safe to venture into this area?

Any precautions needed - whippet attacks etc?

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I've got a Flymo battery operated, but the cord keeps jamming every couple of feet.

Looking to replace it, petrol powered are too heavy for me to handle.

I have the WORX 20volt Lithium - great little unit - depends on size of job of course but very happy with it

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