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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16215 on: 17 May 2018, 10:53:11 »

Collected the Merc from Mr Clutch...

And drove it home. Service and odd job list can wait until the end of June when I return from holibobs... :D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16216 on: 17 May 2018, 18:47:44 »

Took it for an emergency trip to (near) Brent Cross to pick up 50k of servers....

...and, yes, got stuck in that North Circ SNAFU :(


Still, worse ways to spend a Thursday afternoon, as the weather was pleasant, and listening to Steve Wright was better than the usual dross I listen to at work (mongs making stupid decisions based on ego rather than talent).  Only ruined by some idiot in a Galaxy on the M1 who felt the need to brake test me, then swerve towards me every time I attempted to overtake.  Not sure what his issue was, as being on works time, I was cruising along at the speed limit, on a near empty motorway  :-\
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16217 on: 17 May 2018, 19:16:24 »

Collected the Merc from Mr Clutch...

And drove it home. Service and odd job list can wait until the end of June when I return from holibobs... :D

You're very brave Al. I've heard dreadful tales of them. ???
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16218 on: 17 May 2018, 19:48:03 »

Not my first choice, admittedly but local garage was messing me around and I needed it done.

Said local garage won't be getting as much as an MOT out of me again.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16219 on: 17 May 2018, 20:49:32 »

Adjusted the hand brake on the Beemer and washed them both ready for their MOTs tomorrow.  ::)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16220 on: 17 May 2018, 20:59:30 »

Adjusted the hand brake on the Beemer and washed them both ready for their MOTs tomorrow.  ::)

these new MOT rules are harsh  :o
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16221 on: 17 May 2018, 22:22:01 »

Took it for an emergency trip to (near) Brent Cross to pick up 50k of servers....

...and, yes, got stuck in that North Circ SNAFU :(


Still, worse ways to spend a Thursday afternoon, as the weather was pleasant, and listening to Steve Wright was better than the usual dross I listen to at work (mongs making stupid decisions based on ego rather than talent).  Only ruined by some idiot in a Galaxy on the M1 who felt the need to brake test me, then swerve towards me every time I attempted to overtake.  Not sure what his issue was, as being on works time, I was cruising along at the speed limit, on a near empty motorway  :-\
It wasn't me (or SWMBO) ;)
I spent the morning topping up the auto transmission fluid in SWMBO's Galaxy. It took about 1/2 litre to get the level right - not sure how significant that is  :-\
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16222 on: 18 May 2018, 00:59:55 »

Adjusted the hand brake on the Beemer and washed them both ready for their MOTs tomorrow.  ::)

these new MOT rules are harsh :o

The new rules come into effect on the 20th May, hence putting them both in tomorrow!  ;)

I'm not sure what regime any retest will come under though.  The rules under which it was tested or the new rules.  :-\

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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16223 on: 18 May 2018, 06:04:55 »

Taking it back to Mr Clutch as the master cylinder and or feed pipe are leaking.  >:( >:( >:(
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16224 on: 18 May 2018, 08:18:03 »

Adjusted the hand brake on the Beemer and washed them both ready for their MOTs tomorrow.  ::)

these new MOT rules are harsh :o

The new rules come into effect on the 20th May, hence putting them both in tomorrow!  ;)

I'm not sure what regime any retest will come under though.  The rules under which it was tested or the new rules.  :-\

Was talking to my mot man yesterday,if its retested next week new test applies :-X
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16225 on: 18 May 2018, 08:31:42 »

Adjusted the hand brake on the Beemer and washed them both ready for their MOTs tomorrow.  ::)

these new MOT rules are harsh :o

The new rules come into effect on the 20th May, hence putting them both in tomorrow!  ;)

I'm not sure what regime any retest will come under though.  The rules under which it was tested or the new rules.  :-\

Was talking to my mot man yesterday,if its retested next week new test applies :-X
But if it passes the BEEN WASHED part of the MOT , it may fail next week if it gets dirty  ;D

not that much has changed MOT wise , especially if it's an older car ,
yes ,if you have one of them dirty diesel contraptions
even then, Italian tune up before you take for test would help a lot
I bet mot stations have been rammed pre 20th
sods law,  I got to take one of the astras for a ticket in the next week or so, I'll wait till after the rush  ;D
on the plus side , there will be a shed load of ' easy fix MOT fails ' for sale shortly   :)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16226 on: 18 May 2018, 08:34:15 »

Taking it back to Mr Clutch as the master cylinder and or feed pipe are leaking.  >:( >:( >:(

Sounds as though their bad rep is justified.  :( :-\


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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16227 on: 18 May 2018, 09:04:35 »

Taking it back to Mr Clutch as the master cylinder and or feed pipe are leaking.  >:( >:( >:(

Sounds as though their bad rep is justified.  :( :-\
at least they will get chance to tighten all the stuff they left last time , :y
I expect all the 'spare' bolts,nuts washers etc they had left over will be swept up by now though  :-\
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16228 on: 18 May 2018, 10:03:16 »

I've only used Mr Clutch once (then again I've only ever changed about 4 clutches). It was the one in Leicester in about 2013 and I found them to be exemplary, did the job in the stated time, and were most helpful in dealing with the AA for me (I had the AA repair cover thing that pays 500 towards the cost of a repair following a breakdown) despite significant push-back because it was a clutch and they're normally wear n tear, although mine was a fault.

Sorry you're having issues, like all national chains, I  suppose its down to who your branch manager is and the quality of the local team ;/
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16229 on: 18 May 2018, 16:59:27 »

Adjusted the hand brake on the Beemer and washed them both ready for their MOTs tomorrow.  ::)

Both passed with no advisories.  :y
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