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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16680 on: 15 July 2018, 18:06:23 »


You do realise that GF is owned by Direct Line Group, in turn owned by UKI donít you ;)

I honestly didn't! I just thought they had engaged them as an agent to perform the breakdown service that came bundled with the bank account.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16681 on: 15 July 2018, 18:11:54 »

Big stink about stuff like this on one of the consumer shows a while back. How parent companies won't help you to sue their partners. As bigger fish swallow smaller fish, it could become a problem.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16682 on: 15 July 2018, 18:21:38 »

Crawled under the BMW to investigate a rattle, and found a broken exhaust bracket.  ::)

Found it on ebay for £8!  :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16683 on: 15 July 2018, 19:32:36 »

Had rear tyres of 3.2 checked at Costco, wanted a second opinion as starting to get low. All good though, 4mm left and wearing evenly.
A second opinion? Haven't you got a tyre gauge?  :-\

Nope, I just feel for the wear indicator. Plus I was already at Costco and they were doing PS4ís for £103 corner, with £20 vouchers back for each 2 fitted.

So thought Iíd check  :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16684 on: 15 July 2018, 19:46:36 »

Drove it to vboa, bought set of disc's of Keith abs, looked at lots of old bangers,  the victor with the audiV8 4x4 running gear was nice.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16685 on: 15 July 2018, 20:34:58 »

Oh yes.  ;D

As soon as I have the car back, then we can start talking about getting the 3ft diesel stain off my drive. idiots. That will be a conversation for UKI however (an old adversary of mine) as I have no contractual relationship with Greenflag, they are merely UKI's agent who administer all my insurances that come as part of my bank account.  ::)

You do realise that GF is owned by Direct Line Group, in turn owned by UKI donít you ;)

I didn't.. until I spent most of a week on conference calls with them (in a professional capacity)..
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16686 on: 15 July 2018, 20:36:00 »

Spent some time crawling around under the kit car grunting..








Here's hoping this is all IVA compliant... (white cable ties are temporary, black ones are on riveted/bolted on cable tie bases)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16687 on: 15 July 2018, 21:24:20 »

Got that tailgate fitted last night then realised that the piggin loom was different  >:(   so spent most of the day stripping all the components off the FL one and refitting c/w loom onto the freshly painted one in 28 degree heat  :'(


Must remember never ask MiniMe to check the plugs   anything again  ::)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16688 on: 15 July 2018, 21:50:28 »

Checked coolant level and it hadn't dropped from yesterday so hopefully a good sign :y So went for a start to bleed the system and the battery was too flat to start it :'( This damn car is fighting me every step of the way >:( In fairness though it has been stood for 3-4wks and when I did the Volvo radiator and the oil cooler change on the Omega the boot has been open most of the time[for the tools and keeping bits safe/out of the way]and the boot light doesn't go off like the interior lights do so it's my fault as I should have known/expected the battery to go flat.Ah,well job for another day.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16689 on: 16 July 2018, 01:53:48 »

Checked coolant level and it hadn't dropped from yesterday so hopefully a good sign :y So went for a start to bleed the system and the battery was too flat to start it :'( This damn car is fighting me every step of the way >:( In fairness though it has been stood for 3-4wks and when I did the Volvo radiator and the oil cooler change on the Omega the boot has been open most of the time[for the tools and keeping bits safe/out of the way]and the boot light doesn't go off like the interior lights do so it's my fault as I should have known/expected the battery to go flat.Ah,well job for another day.

sounds like your 99% there  :)

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letting the battery run down , so it can have a nice long trickle charge back to full health is something many of us do  :y
keep up the good work  ;)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16690 on: 16 July 2018, 04:59:08 »

If you park any Omega for more than a week without disconnecting the battery*, expect to have to jump it.

But, do this more than four or five times, and you can expect to be buying a new battery.

* The caveat is to be sure that the key works in the driver's door lock and do not double lock it with the remote...
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16691 on: 16 July 2018, 07:43:58 »

battery was removed straight away and brought home for charging.I know that as long as I'm not forever opening/closing doors/boot I can leave it stood for at least 2wks and it'll still start.The key does actually work the door lock[at least something works on the car ;D]whenever I've removed the battery I've locked the rear and front passenger doors manually then disconnected battery and locked drivers door with the key :y Once I've got this sorted I can set about putting the new wishbones on the V70-it's all go isn't it?Perversely although things are at times going wrong I'm actually quite enjoying working on them as long as long as it's at my own pace :y :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16692 on: 16 July 2018, 09:30:29 »

Crawled under the BMW to investigate a rattle, and found a broken exhaust bracket.  ::)

Found it on ebay for £8!  :y

What,another broken one ::) :D :D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16693 on: 16 July 2018, 11:07:21 »

Spent some time crawling around under the kit car grunting..








Here's hoping this is all IVA compliant... (white cable ties are temporary, black ones are on riveted/bolted on cable tie bases)

Itís got the makings of electrickery. Just got to make sure you keep all the magic smoke in now :D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16694 on: 16 July 2018, 16:20:45 »

Nice simple little job this morning...removed the old original auto gear shift leather gaiter and fitted a nice new one.

Looks quite smart and apart from the pita sewing the leather back together all done and sorted for less than a tenner :) ;) :)
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