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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18555 on: 06 June 2019, 20:57:36 »

Bought a pair of Uniroyal Rainsports for the rear of the V70.  :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18556 on: 06 June 2019, 21:14:11 »

prepared my Mum's 2002 astra for MOT
it's not done 60k yet  ;D
2 tyres with about 6mm of tread replaced due to age / slight cracking  ::)
brakes stripped and cleaned,oil & filter ,air filter, cleaned the TB (not OOFs TB, the Throttle Body  ;D )
polished the headlamps, I have 2 new ones but she don't drive in the dark anyway so did not see the point in swapping them  ;D
cleaned and scraped the rustproofing ,checked and touched up
hopefully get it tested tomorrow

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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18557 on: 06 June 2019, 22:13:31 »

prepared my Mum's 2002 astra for MOT
it's not done 60k yet  ;D
2 tyres with about 6mm of tread replaced due to age / slight cracking  ::)
brakes stripped and cleaned,oil & filter ,air filter, cleaned the TB (not OOFs TB, the Throttle Body  ;D )
polished the headlamps, I have 2 new ones but she don't drive in the dark anyway so did not see the point in swapping them  ;D
cleaned and scraped the rustproofing ,checked and touched up
hopefully get it tested tomorrow
Touched up who?
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18558 on: 06 June 2019, 23:13:37 »

prepared my Mum's 2002 astra for MOT
it's not done 60k yet  ;D
2 tyres with about 6mm of tread replaced due to age / slight cracking  ::)
brakes stripped and cleaned,oil & filter ,air filter, cleaned the TB (not OOFs TB, the Throttle Body  ;D )
polished the headlamps, I have 2 new ones but she don't drive in the dark anyway so did not see the point in swapping them  ;D
cleaned and scraped the rustproofing ,checked and touched up
hopefully get it tested tomorrow

Jeebus, if that's it's regular care regime, that's probably one of the best kept examples going.  :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18559 on: 07 June 2019, 09:01:47 »

prepared my Mum's 2002 astra for MOT
it's not done 60k yet  ;D
2 tyres with about 6mm of tread replaced due to age / slight cracking  ::)
brakes stripped and cleaned,oil & filter ,air filter, cleaned the TB (not OOFs TB, the Throttle Body  ;D )
polished the headlamps, I have 2 new ones but she don't drive in the dark anyway so did not see the point in swapping them  ;D
cleaned and scraped the rustproofing ,checked and touched up
hopefully get it tested tomorrow

Touched up who?
just myself  ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18560 on: 07 June 2019, 09:06:46 »

prepared my Mum's 2002 astra for MOT
it's not done 60k yet  ;D
2 tyres with about 6mm of tread replaced due to age / slight cracking  ::)
brakes stripped and cleaned,oil & filter ,air filter, cleaned the TB (not OOFs TB, the Throttle Body  ;D )
polished the headlamps, I have 2 new ones but she don't drive in the dark anyway so did not see the point in swapping them  ;D
cleaned and scraped the rustproofing ,checked and touched up
hopefully get it tested tomorrow

Jeebus, if that's it's regular care regime, that's probably one of the best kept examples going.  :y
I'd do all that as a bare minimum on any car BEFORE MOT
including jacking up all suspension etc to check everything, also check all electrics
I pretty much MOT check and service a car BEFORE i take it for MOT
all the cars get regular checks by me between MOTs too
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18561 on: 07 June 2019, 10:19:05 »

Drove it to Liverpool to watch Rick Astley at Anfield!

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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18562 on: 07 June 2019, 10:22:16 »

Drove it to Liverpool to watch Rick Astley at Anfield!

I thought he played for Man City?  :-\
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18563 on: 07 June 2019, 10:46:02 »

Drove it to Liverpool to watch Rick Astley at Anfield!

There are two negatives here.

1. Rick Astley.
2. Driving to Liverpool and expecting to find the wheels still on your car.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18564 on: 07 June 2019, 10:50:53 »

Drove it to Liverpool to watch Rick Astley at Anfield!
Was DLK there, in the mush pit at the front, throwing his y Fronts at Rick?
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18565 on: 07 June 2019, 10:52:52 »

Earlier this week, drove it to Portsmouth, and threw it on a boat to Ouistreham.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18566 on: 07 June 2019, 10:56:31 »

;D ;D ;D

Wasn't my choice of gig in the slightest, but was actually a bloody good night out!

Car survived just fine
Rick Astley was the support act
Take that was the headline, They were joined by Lulu for 1 song, and by Gerry Marsden at the end for You'll never walk alone which was fantastic.
They all put on a very good show.

As said, not something I'd normally choose to go to / pay to go to.....

In this instance it was with a few colleagues & partners in our corporate box at huge expense to someone, but didn't cost me a penny.  Had a personal waitress and free food and drink all night, so was well worth going to, and as is often the way with these, things, go with low expectations and come out having had a far better time than expected.

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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18567 on: 07 June 2019, 12:55:43 »

well , I picked up Mum's Astra , took it for a spirited stress test drive, 65 mph max honest officer  :P
dropped it in for MOT
passed, no advisories  :)
 now on 59,028 miles
one comment from the NT ,"shame there's a key scratch down the side"
strict aint they ? these MOT blokes  :D
I'm not going to bother doing the scratch ,because some dick will do it again the week after it's painted  :(

sponged some was n wax on the Astra and my Omega ,which is now being rinsed off due to it p155ing it down with rain.
saves getting the hose pipe out  ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18568 on: 07 June 2019, 13:51:34 »

Filled the Merc with 65 litres of juice from Sainsbury's with an 8p off a litre coupon a saving of 5.20 so battered sausage & chips tonight ! 😀
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18569 on: 07 June 2019, 14:32:28 »

Filled the Merc with 65 litres of juice from Sainsbury's with an 8p off a litre coupon a saving of 5.20 so battered sausage & chips tonight ! 😀
you can afford to put petrol in your car AND eat meat  :o
show off  ;D
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