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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18225 on: 13 April 2019, 20:38:38 »

Did a bit of maintenance today. Lifted the bonnet and pulled the dipstick out. There was black, slippy stuff on the end of it. Put it back and closed the bonnet. That was enough maintenance for one day.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18226 on: 13 April 2019, 20:43:38 »

Did a bit of maintenance today. Lifted the bonnet and pulled the dipstick out. There was black, slippy stuff on the end of it. Put it back and closed the bonnet. That was enough maintenance for one day.
did you wet it all down with a hose pipe  :-\
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18227 on: 13 April 2019, 20:46:37 »

Did a bit of maintenance today. Lifted the bonnet and pulled the dipstick out. There was black, slippy stuff on the end of it. Put it back and closed the bonnet. That was enough maintenance for one day.
did you wet it all down with a hose pipe  :-\
Come on, I was knackered after that little lot.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18228 on: 13 April 2019, 21:00:49 »

Did a bit of maintenance today. Lifted the bonnet and pulled the dipstick out. There was black, slippy stuff on the end of it. Put it back and closed the bonnet. That was enough maintenance for one day.
did you wet it all down with a hose pipe  :-\
Come on, I was knackered after that little lot.
??? who's doing fire watching then  :-\ Mrs Stemo  :-\
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18229 on: 13 April 2019, 21:13:52 »

Did a bit of maintenance today. Lifted the bonnet and pulled the dipstick out. There was black, slippy stuff on the end of it. Put it back and closed the bonnet. That was enough maintenance for one day.
did you wet it all down with a hose pipe  :-\
Come on, I was knackered after that little lot.
??? who's doing fire watching then  :-\ Mrs Stemo  :-\
I have moved her car so as to leave a couple of the neighbours in a more vulnerable position.  ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18230 on: 13 April 2019, 21:25:35 »

Did a bit of maintenance today. Lifted the bonnet and pulled the dipstick out. There was black, slippy stuff on the end of it. Put it back and closed the bonnet. That was enough maintenance for one day.
did you wet it all down with a hose pipe  :-\
Come on, I was knackered after that little lot.
??? who's doing fire watching then  :-\ Mrs Stemo  :-\
I have moved her car so as to leave a couple of the neighbours in a more vulnerable position.  ;D
Good man  8)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18231 on: 14 April 2019, 06:41:52 »

 Tucked the V8 up into the garage by bringing the Monza out
To unwell to go to the autojumble at Bovingdon today so will do the cafe meet and then a drive in the Monza to wake up a few people
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18232 on: 14 April 2019, 14:37:34 »

Changed the front pads on the terracan, also bought timing, aux and power steering pump belts, it's early on the project list once I have a garage to do it in.  :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18233 on: 14 April 2019, 17:25:44 »

It's the age old problem, what do you replace them with if you want something that has all the good attributes of a V6 Omega but about 5 - 8 years old and under 8K.
Low spec 2011 XFs are starting to fall into that bracket, but in your case, check the boot size. Trouble with other rwd marques from that era, base spec means poverty.

Yes looked at a couple of XF's, no good for me as boot is far to small and access to it is too narrow, plus I wasn't overly convinced by the handling (that said the vehicles I tested were 5 years old so not the freshest of suspension).

Low spec... No thanks.
Low spec is relative. They are all well specced, even the bottom end Luxury.  But irrelevant, if the boot is too small :).  I think you are in for a struggle to get a saloon with a boot as big and accessible as an Omega.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18234 on: 14 April 2019, 17:32:27 »

It's the age old problem, what do you replace them with if you want something that has all the good attributes of a V6 Omega but about 5 - 8 years old and under 8K.
Low spec 2011 XFs are starting to fall into that bracket, but in your case, check the boot size. Trouble with other rwd marques from that era, base spec means poverty.

Yes looked at a couple of XF's, no good for me as boot is far to small and access to it is too narrow, plus I wasn't overly convinced by the handling (that said the vehicles I tested were 5 years old so not the freshest of suspension).

Low spec... No thanks.
Low spec is relative. They are all well specced, even the bottom end Luxury.  But irrelevant, if the boot is too small :).  I think you are in for a struggle to get a saloon with a boot as big and accessible as an Omega.

Forget how large the XF boot is.

The car is essentially a 2+2 unless the driver and front seat passenger happen to be a dwarf or midget.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18235 on: 14 April 2019, 17:37:07 »

I can fit in the back comfortably enough....
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18236 on: 15 April 2019, 08:36:18 »

Yes X250 is not to bad, the X260 being much much better but no V8 option
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18237 on: 18 April 2019, 17:55:36 »

Had a random flip round Autotrader, seeing if there is anything to replace TBE with.  Unsurprisingly, it wasn't a fruitful exercise.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18238 on: 21 April 2019, 18:34:33 »

spent a few days looking at all the car trader sites to find a  zafira B  to replace the last corsa on the fleet,  7 seats needed apparently  :-\ corsa has a boot that you could cram at least one body into  ::)
seen some right heaps , why do people lie when they advertise cars  >:(
drove many miles to see junk ,only fit for scrapping
then , get sent a link for one local by my brother , about 20 houses down the street .
(so close, i walked   :o :D)
mint car,lovely people, 12 months mot ,deal done , :)
collect tomorrow , will need to do the cambelt (i think Terry has a guide  ;D) etc and check it over,rustproof etc before it joins the fleet (even though it has a new MOT) because it's family  ::)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18239 on: 21 April 2019, 19:38:58 »

spent a few days looking at all the car trader sites to find a  zafira B  to replace the last corsa on the fleet,  7 seats needed apparently  :-\ corsa has a boot that you could cram at least one body into  ::)
seen some right heaps , why do people lie when they advertise cars  >:(
drove many miles to see junk ,only fit for scrapping
then , get sent a link for one local by my brother , about 20 houses down the street .
(so close, i walked   :o :D)
mint car,lovely people, 12 months mot ,deal done , :)
collect tomorrow , will need to do the cambelt (i think Terry has a guide  ;D) etc and check it over,rustproof etc before it joins the fleet (even though it has a new MOT) because it's family  ::)
Do you ever have time to do any actual building, or do you have minions for that?
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