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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15810 on: 02 March 2018, 10:19:15 »

I've used either car since Tuesday, bus has not been used for longer. It needs a run next week, might steal it for work.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15811 on: 02 March 2018, 10:43:25 »

Drove to the baker to get bread.
Now the back brake is grinding >:(
And with 1200 miles to do before we get home, I'll have to do something about it.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15812 on: 02 March 2018, 11:22:42 »

Thawed out SWMBO's Galaxy and drove it to the local garage for an MOT.

I thought that front wheel drive and a heavy diseasal engine would help with traction but it took lots of shovelling to get the battlebus off the drive through 1/2" of dry snow >:(
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15813 on: 02 March 2018, 12:10:02 »

Thawed out SWMBO's Galaxy and drove it to the local garage for an MOT.

I thought that front wheel drive and a heavy diseasal engine would help with traction but it took lots of shovelling to get the battlebus off the drive through 1/2" of dry snow >:(

strange isn't it,my old A3 TD is like a half track and will go anywhere as long as the wheels are on the ground :-X,my Focus on the other hand is fricking useless,Touareg is very good too :y :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15814 on: 02 March 2018, 12:37:18 »

The Jag has been pretty dependable, a few steep icey slopes around work which others struggled with yet it just cruised past with little drama, was quite surprised with it being rear wheel drive.

I do think tyre width has a great deal to do with it though.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15815 on: 02 March 2018, 12:43:30 »

The Jag has been pretty dependable, a few steep icey slopes around work which others struggled with yet it just cruised past with little drama, was quite surprised with it being rear wheel drive.

I do think tyre width has a great deal to do with it though.

My Jag is utterly shite on anything other that 'hot melted tarmac' :-\
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15816 on: 02 March 2018, 13:32:46 »

The Jag has been pretty dependable, a few steep icey slopes around work which others struggled with yet it just cruised past with little drama, was quite surprised with it being rear wheel drive.

I do think tyre width has a great deal to do with it though.
I found the 245/40/18s were fine on my 3.2s, although laterly I did fit winters to them...

And whilst for 99% of our weather, regular tyres are perfectly adequate, winter tyres do make a very marked difference to the worst 30% of our weather.

And having worked all sorts of stupid hours, not getting to work because they haven't gritted is not an option.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15817 on: 02 March 2018, 17:16:05 »

 Not on mine but SWMBO,s Mundano, she chose the little used back lane to go to the station. Road blocked by two vans in the ditch, she reversed without looking, straight in and then onto the snow drift beaching it. Tearful phone call to me had me having to leave work to go and dig it out.
Mind you, the local farmer was well pissed. He tried to drive past with his Manituo telescopic fork lift and put that into the ditch ::) :D ;D.
Local marine unit police helped us get it out as it was truly beached. They had a Land Rover with only one diff working

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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15818 on: 02 March 2018, 17:23:07 »

Not on mine but SWMBO,s Mundano, she chose the little used back lane to go to the station. Road blocked by two vans in the ditch, she reversed without looking, straight in and then onto the snow drift beaching it. Tearful phone call to me had me having to leave work to go and dig it out.
Mind you, the local farmer was well pissed. He tried to drive past with his Manituo telescopic fork lift and put that into the ditch ::) :D ;D.
Local marine unit police helped us get it out as it was truly beached. They had a Land Rover with only one diff working

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Is she like mine? Unable to reverse using mirrors, so peers hopelessly at an angle sort of rearwards, and is then surprised to hit something. No chance she could reverse into a parking slot. 8)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15819 on: 02 March 2018, 18:16:01 »

Took the 190 for an MOT. It failed on a track rod end and a numberplate bulb (which I should have noticed before).
Advisories on rear tyres, and play in front wheel bearings.
Not bad for 28 years old and 236000 miles I suppose.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15820 on: 02 March 2018, 18:24:36 »

1 or 2, as I was being a good boy (travelling in works time), plus trying to improve on my previous tank average of 27mpg ;D

I'd be surprised if even your powers of car destruction extended to killing a bearing in less than 100miles!

Did Jaaaaag fit it for you? I'd be mildly vexed to say the least!
I would sooner a 2yr old fit it than any of the Jag dealers around here.  You'd be off your rocker to let any of them to touch your car ;)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15821 on: 02 March 2018, 18:27:12 »

I found the 245/40/18s were fine on my 3.2s, although laterly I did fit winters to them...
Mrs TB has had no real issues with her 245/40/18s on TBE, though she did say the TC light flickered as she came up the hill through the estate...  ...but no dramas
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15822 on: 03 March 2018, 11:19:54 »

New 246 coil pack. Seems to be running steady on the requisite No of cylinders again.
Snowy roads are no place for an omega that might  unexpectedly fire on all 6.

Good news no oil down the holes, bad news snow run off prevented scuttle being sealed.

Tin foil protection for now.

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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15823 on: 03 March 2018, 12:42:07 »

If scuttle needs sealing, something is wrong. 99 times out of 100, the windscreen seal is not fully seated along the bottom edge of the glass.  Push this thoroughly back on.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15824 on: 03 March 2018, 13:12:35 »

Stopped for lunch just south of Bordeaux where it's 16 :y .
The grinding is getting worse, and the visible metal to metal area is noticeably bigger.
So it looks like I'll be doing an emergency rear pad change on Monday, assuming that I can find some >:(
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