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Author Topic: So what have you done to your car today?  (Read 1084381 times)

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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18360 on: 12 May 2019, 12:02:20 »

We also took the opportunity to check what state its in underneath, and its actually not that bad.  Worth spending the 3-400 or so it needs to get serviced and a couple of bits sorted for the MOT.

It'll still be tatty and no aircon, and worthless because of that, but its worth a fortune to us because there isn't a viable replacement out there, and even less so for sub 10k.  Made worse by any replacement having to be tractor editions, so it could well be the last petrol we ever own :(
Even if you spend 500 getting TBE through an MOT ,that is less than a tenner a week over a year, without the hassle of trying to find another car, sorting out all the niggles (which could cost 500) and swapping insurance,both getting use to a replacement lesser jellymould boring clit car .

why not fix the aircon too  :-\
As for it being "worthless" even scrap is 190 , plus there are interested parties in the bolt on immy bits  ;D  :-X
stick with it , you know it makes sense  :)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18361 on: 12 May 2019, 18:06:13 »

Aircon leaks on Omega are usually in one of two places, either the condensor or a pinhole forms where the plastic spacer that holds the brake vac pipe away from the aircon pipe. First is an easy job, second is unfixable unless you can find a good second hand pipe.... New nls
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18362 on: 12 May 2019, 20:38:39 »

Good quality speed tape :-X
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« Reply #18363 on: 12 May 2019, 20:49:59 »

Good quality speed tape :-X


That's best stolen acquired at an advantageous rate from someone who uses it often.
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« Reply #18364 on: 12 May 2019, 20:58:24 »

Good quality speed tape :-X


That's best stolen acquired at an advantageous rate from someone who uses it often.



My old man ha only just gotten through the last lot he acquired at a significant discount over MSRP when he last worked for Rolls Royce
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« Reply #18365 on: 12 May 2019, 21:08:37 »

Good quality speed tape :-X
Be worth a try, everything else that has been tried cannot withstand the pressure that the system reaches on a hot day. The problem is that the plastic spacer causes wear very close to the joint so creating a strong patch with enough coverage for strength is difficult.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18366 on: 12 May 2019, 22:05:18 »

The stuff they sell in Helfrods won't cut it. Needs to be quality aerograde ;)

That said, this... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3M-Venture-Aluminium-Foil-Tape-50-Metre-30-Micron-1-2-mils-cold-start-adhesive-/273545646360 should suffice :y

Clean the pipe properly, wrap tightly, and protect with a length of fuel hose clipped in place. Should work a treat :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18367 on: 13 May 2019, 09:19:04 »

Good quality speed tape :-X
Be worth a try, everything else that has been tried cannot withstand the pressure that the system reaches on a hot day. The problem is that the plastic spacer causes wear very close to the joint so creating a strong patch with enough coverage for strength is difficult.

A good tape and a Jubilee clip over the top.........
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18368 on: 16 May 2019, 09:45:34 »

Another successful MOT on Mrs AA's 14 year old Astra (16,000 miles from new).
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18369 on: 16 May 2019, 13:41:58 »

Another successful MOT on Mrs AA's 14 year old Astra (16,000 miles from new).
congratulations on the pass  :)

I took Mrs Builder's racing car shooting brake shopping trolley, 14 year old Astra (107,400 miles from new).
this morning for MOT
pass, no advisories  :)

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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18370 on: 16 May 2019, 17:24:01 »

Another successful MOT on Mrs AA's 14 year old Astra (16,000 miles from new).
congratulations on the pass  :)

I took Mrs Builder's racing car shooting brake shopping trolley, 14 year old Astra (107,400 miles from new).
this morning for MOT
pass, no advisories  :)

I got one advisory, slight corrosion on front subframe.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18371 on: 16 May 2019, 17:45:51 »

Another successful MOT on Mrs AA's 14 year old Astra (16,000 miles from new).
congratulations on the pass  :)

I took Mrs Builder's racing car shooting brake shopping trolley, 14 year old Astra (107,400 miles from new).
this morning for MOT
pass, no advisories  :)

I got one advisory, slight corrosion on front subframe.
Mrs Builder's had light surface rust , I rubbed it off and applied curust ,then metal protection paint
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18372 on: 16 May 2019, 18:45:57 »

Another successful MOT on Mrs AA's 14 year old Astra (16,000 miles from new).


Careful Terry be after that. :D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18373 on: 16 May 2019, 18:50:40 »

Took the two youngest Grandsons out for a blast in the Merc , been away in Yorkshire for 10 days so hasn't been used for a couple of weeks, cobwebs gone now !
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18374 on: 16 May 2019, 18:51:04 »

Another successful MOT on Mrs AA's 14 year old Astra (16,000 miles from new).


Careful Terry be after that. :D
it needs 150k and lots of faults for Terry to be interested  :P
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