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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #17160 on: 23 October 2018, 20:36:55 »

Pressure washers are not good for paintwork, you're better off with a hose and adjustable rose, and a bucket and sponge. 2 buckets if its a nice car.

You mean Kosovans? ::)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #17161 on: 23 October 2018, 20:55:10 »

Having washed the Trolley yesterday, the obligatory one bucket and some 240grit sponge method, today saw it polished and seats treated. all good for another two months :D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #17162 on: 24 October 2018, 09:17:38 »

Failed to repair the central locking on the o/s/r of the zafira ,not the motor,not the loom in the door,so I expect it will be the loom between the door and pillar  ::)
but the Zafira was needed ,i ran out of time  :(

so I replaced the nearly new battery on the "french car" with a dead one,swapped 3 of the nearly new tyres for bald ones (did not have a bald for the 4th  :( ), removed the aftermarket reversing kit and front wiper motor(as that will fit in my koi pond RDF filter) ,then pumped the remaining diesel from it   ;)
it's got a brand new delco starter motor and lots of other valuable things BUT i CBA
 :) :D ;D

Usually is the loom between B post and Door, easy enough to fix once you pull back the rubber outer, trick is to bind all the wires together with cloth tape after to provide support and still give some flexibilty
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #17163 on: 24 October 2018, 11:06:11 »

Failed to repair the central locking on the o/s/r of the zafira ,not the motor,not the loom in the door,so I expect it will be the loom between the door and pillar  ::)
but the Zafira was needed ,i ran out of time  :(

so I replaced the nearly new battery on the "french car" with a dead one,swapped 3 of the nearly new tyres for bald ones (did not have a bald for the 4th  :( ), removed the aftermarket reversing kit and front wiper motor(as that will fit in my koi pond RDF filter) ,then pumped the remaining diesel from it   ;)
it's got a brand new delco starter motor and lots of other valuable things BUT i CBA
 :) :D ;D

Usually is the loom between B post and Door, easy enough to fix once you pull back the rubber outer, trick is to bind all the wires together with cloth tape after to provide support and still give some flexibilty
Thanks,
yes that was my next port of call, the loom unplugs at the door easy enough ,I will remove the b pillar trim and check/replace any strained wire . I don't have cloth tape but will take on board your advice and wrap a few thin strips of gaffa tape over the heatshrink once repaired .

I await news of the "french cars" collection by the scrap man  ;D
one condition of the settlement was it was to be destroyed .
(clutch cowboys did a pretty good job of that in my opinion  :D ;D )
shame though ,as i'd just done the water pump,cam belt etc etc and it would probably have been good engine wise for another 100k before intervention, other than service
still, the relative has found the Zafira  to be a nice alternative replacement
a PITA for us to sort out the settlement, but it was the principle.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #17164 on: 24 October 2018, 16:29:27 »

You and me both. Im exactly 53 weks away from being 60 :o :'(

Washed the 190 and brimmed the tank with chip oil.  :)

Shit,so am I :'(
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #17165 on: 24 October 2018, 16:46:19 »

Pressure washers are not good for paintwork, you're better off with a hose and adjustable rose, and a bucket and sponge. 2 buckets if its a nice car.

You mean Kosovans? ::)
Kosovans have never touched any of the 3 cars I own in my ownership (I believe, racking brains to remember if TBE had ever been there?)

The Zaffy and Pussy are too big and attract a higher price. And I'm tight.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #17166 on: 24 October 2018, 17:21:08 »

My Omega gets the two bucket treatment. The 190 gets whats left in the buckets chucked over it once in a while.  :)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #17167 on: 24 October 2018, 17:24:08 »

Kosovans have never touched mine, either. Our local car wash is run by those very trustworthy Romanians.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #17168 on: 25 October 2018, 09:21:27 »

You and me both. Im exactly 53 weks away from being 60 :o :'(

Washed the 190 and brimmed the tank with chip oil.  :)

Shit,so am I :'(

1032 weeks .. best make the most of 'em before I'm too old to do anything, eh?  ;) (Unless I take after my father, who can still outrun me at 70..)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #17169 on: 25 October 2018, 10:28:03 »

1,352 weeks  :)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #17170 on: 25 October 2018, 10:52:29 »

1,352 weeks  :)

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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #17171 on: 25 October 2018, 11:06:04 »

Enjoy yourself, life is short. When you consider how quickly a month passes, almost unnoticed, and then take into consideration that you might get, say, 80 years on this earth............that's a very scary 960 months!
You can close your mouth now  ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #17172 on: 25 October 2018, 11:11:46 »

I swear the last time I looked, it was August. It's nearly November now.. where does the time go?
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #17173 on: 25 October 2018, 11:28:44 »

1,352 weeks  :)

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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
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