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OOF Awards Nominations 2017
« on: 08 February 2017, 08:25:56 »

For Pillock of the year, I would like to nominate:
TheBoy for buying some springs to replace perfectly good springs, and buying the outboard CV boot instead of the inner.


It must be an age thing :(
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Re: OOF Awards Nominations 2017
« Reply #1 on: 08 February 2017, 10:33:51 »

You are not alone.   :-[

A couple of years back my car failed the mot on a broken spring. I swear to this day that the mot chap said the front offside, so without even looking at the mot paperwork I bought new GM springs, top mounts and dampers (thought it would save the hassle if the dampers went at a later date) and fitted them.
Imagine my horror when I eventually bothered to look at the paperwork the day before re-mot and read REAR offside. Felt a right knob.  ;D  As I obviously did them in pairs at least it has newish suspension all round.  ::)

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Re: OOF Awards Nominations 2017
« Reply #2 on: 08 February 2017, 10:37:33 »

You are not alone.   :-[

A couple of years back my car failed the mot on a broken spring. I swear to this day that the mot chap said the front offside, so without even looking at the mot paperwork I bought new GM springs, top mounts and dampers (thought it would save the hassle if the dampers went at a later date) and fitted them.
Imagine my horror when I eventually bothered to look at the paperwork the day before re-mot and read REAR offside. Felt a right knob.  ;D  As I obviously did them in pairs at least it has newish suspension all round.  ::)
Well, yes, indeed.  I was trying to convince myself that it glided over those big speed humps around my way, rather than crashing into them and falling off the other side....  ....but think its placebo effect.
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Re: OOF Awards Nominations 2017
« Reply #3 on: 08 February 2017, 14:38:07 »

Me for buying a Pug 106 thinking i would save money till it broke down every day and fell to bits  ;D
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Re: OOF Awards Nominations 2017
« Reply #4 on: 08 February 2017, 15:57:58 »

Me last year for changing a perfectly good head gasket when instead it was the coil pack ;D
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Re: OOF Awards Nominations 2017
« Reply #5 on: 08 February 2017, 16:28:17 »

Me for buying a Volvo V70 estate instead of some sort of Vauxhall estate - ruddy hate the damn thing... but SWMBO likes it..... so thats the end of it....
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Re: OOF Awards Nominations 2017
« Reply #6 on: 08 February 2017, 21:47:02 »

Me, for, well actually its too late in the evening. I might post on here on a day when I have nothing else to do. So much to say, not sure where to start or finish. :D
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Re: OOF Awards Nominations 2017
« Reply #7 on: 08 February 2017, 21:53:32 »

Me for agreeing to buy the wife a Fiat Panda , when I had sourced a lovely MX 5 .
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Re: OOF Awards Nominations 2017
« Reply #8 on: 08 February 2017, 22:14:05 »

Me for buying a Volvo V70 estate instead of some sort of Vauxhall estate - ruddy hate the damn thing... but SWMBO likes it..... so thats the end of it....

What colour is it? If it's black we can swap it for a 3.2 elite est round my way and I can have the Volvo  ;)  She won't notice... they only notice colours  :D ;D
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Re: OOF Awards Nominations 2017
« Reply #9 on: 08 February 2017, 22:16:22 »

I'd like to nominate myself for spending 3 f*cking HOURS yesterday trying to remove the sump from the LR V8 only to realise I'd missed two bolts hidden near the bellhousing.  :-[ ::)
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Re: OOF Awards Nominations 2017
« Reply #10 on: 08 February 2017, 23:50:11 »

poor contender  me
Sunday afternoon finally get around to installing a new battery in my Pug van
Dig around in the rear compartment looking for tools with both interior lamps on

6 am monday morning first turn of the key.........yoh yoh yoh .....click >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
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Re: OOF Awards Nominations 2017
« Reply #11 on: 09 February 2017, 18:43:30 »

I could add my replacing a blown bulb for the speedo clock illumination, refitting the clocks, refitting the air vents etc, only to discover i'd refitted the blown bulb and also managing to break the air vent illumination bulb was a bit of a fail.  ::)
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Re: OOF Awards Nominations 2017
« Reply #12 on: 09 February 2017, 23:44:13 »

Along the same lines... Me for arsing around removing the instrument panel to change the oil pressure bulb to no avail...

Only to notice when doing the cam belt, that the wire had fallen off the oil pressure switch. ::)
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