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Author Topic: So what have you done to your car today?  (Read 986272 times)

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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16530 on: 03 July 2018, 17:22:21 »

Fixed the wheel wobble at cruising speeds.  Well, my very chipper, normally grumpy, MOT tester did. Then I ordered some rear tyres from him, as he significantly undercut online fitted prices....   .though I'm still gonna have severe anal discomfort when I pay the bill.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16531 on: 03 July 2018, 17:32:27 »

Getting nearer 460 miles out of 50 litres with the go cart... Want to swap? :D
A Class isn't it?

Rather have a mini metro.
It's nicer than the Focus :P
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16532 on: 03 July 2018, 17:34:30 »

Getting nearer 460 miles out of 50 litres with the go cart... Want to swap? :D
A Class isn't it?

Rather have a mini metro.
It's nicer than the Focus :P
That's a tough one. I *think* I'd go for the Focus, and just accept I'll be pulling it out of ditches.

Or can I refuse both?
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16533 on: 03 July 2018, 17:49:50 »

Getting nearer 460 miles out of 50 litres with the go cart... Want to swap? :D
I get 495 miles for 50 litres from a 2 litre engine.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16534 on: 03 July 2018, 19:41:38 »

Replaced a HBV. A lot easier when the scuttle and windscreen wiper mechanism are removed. :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16535 on: 03 July 2018, 19:54:09 »

Took V70 for M.o.T. and got a first time pass :y :y :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16536 on: 03 July 2018, 20:01:03 »

Getting nearer 460 miles out of 50 litres with the go cart... Want to swap? :D
A Class isn't it?

Rather have a mini metro.

In that case, I believe Nick W is your man! ;) ;D

I thought ~250 to a tank was normal out of a 3.2..
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16537 on: 03 July 2018, 20:06:34 »

Drove my nice car about 50 miles to collect the relative ,to collect the Crapisso from the "clutch specialist"
I spoke on the Crapisso owners behalf (he has no understanding of technical matters)
they did say sorry and admitted they made a mistake
said they where going to discipline the person involved for the lack of bolts
i spoke to the senior technician to check what had been done today
he assured me that he checked the flywheel,input shaft,clutch etc replaced the bolts etc
and replaced the starter motor with a brand new one (damaged /missing teeth) F.O.C
they waved the recovery costs to get the car back to their workshop to fix it .
they did however NOT offer any compensation for the cost of hire car,gear oil over the block paving ,inconvenience of it all
did not bother to clean or re-fit the engine under tray in the boot .
I have told the owner to first contact the clutch place's head office ,to see if they will compensate.before going to trading standards/small claims court.

I did however get the cash for the bucket i squashed
so all's well that ends well    :y
 
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16538 on: 03 July 2018, 20:43:14 »

Saddened to hear of the sudden demise of your original bucket,my condolences ;D Glad to hear you've found a suitable replacement though and I hope it serves you well :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16539 on: 03 July 2018, 20:47:18 »

Saddened to hear of the sudden demise of your original bucket,my condolences ;D Glad to hear you've found a suitable replacement though and I hope it serves you well :y
Thank you for your kind words  :)
Not found a replacement yet , but funds are in place ,  :y
I will look for a suitable replacement in due time
you can't rush into these expensive purchases  ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16540 on: 03 July 2018, 21:16:45 »

I've got an orange B&Q one I don't use any more. 50p and 7 postage to you  :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16541 on: 03 July 2018, 21:26:49 »

I've got an orange B&Q one I don't use any more. 50p and 7 postage to you  :y
tempting ......
High vis orange is quite clever  ;D
but I will pass , but thank's for the offer  :y
the postage is too much and i don't like the colour
I can't collect because "up north" is on fire according to BBC news
so you may want to keep hold of the orange bucket  :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16542 on: 03 July 2018, 21:43:58 »

I've got an orange B&Q one I don't use any more. 50p and 7 postage to you  :y
tempting ......
High vis orange is quite clever  ;D
but I will pass , but thank's for the offer  :y
the postage is too much and i don't like the colour
I can't collect because "up north" is on fire according to BBC news
so you may want to keep hold of the orange bucket  :y
Suit yerself.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16543 on: 03 July 2018, 22:17:41 »

Timing belt tensioner etc changed in the Hyundai + water pump front pads & discs all done at the main dealer cost a few quid but good for another 6 years not that I intend keeping it for that long.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16544 on: 04 July 2018, 10:44:46 »

I've had a slight misfire at idle on lpg so changed the plugs, replaced the crushed pipe from the throttle body to the fuel regulator, tightened down the plenum properly  :-[ and generally did a little bit of titivating under there  :y

Also tweaked the lpg pressure down to around 1.1 bar (from 1.3)  :y
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