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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18615 on: 12 June 2019, 15:32:30 »

Just before I lifted the bonnet to change the shredded tensioner I noticed the boot light was not working?. so I checked and found out the battery was completely dead after 4 days of sitting idle due to the fact it couldn't be driven. now the battery is about 6 months old and I drove over 200 miles on the Thursday so I would have thought there would be a good charge in said battery and the alternator obviously works otherwise it wouldn't have gone at all. bloody cars eh..
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18616 on: 13 June 2019, 09:35:39 »

Just before I lifted the bonnet to change the shredded tensioner I noticed the boot light was not working?. so I checked and found out the battery was completely dead after 4 days of sitting idle due to the fact it couldn't be driven. now the battery is about 6 months old and I drove over 200 miles on the Thursday so I would have thought there would be a good charge in said battery and the alternator obviously works otherwise it wouldn't have gone at all. bloody cars eh..
Not necessarily - my 2.6 managed about 200 miles with a dead alternator before the battery was totally flat. If your tensioner was knackered then the belt wouldn't be tight enough to spin the alternator fast enough to put any charge into the battery.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18617 on: 13 June 2019, 13:04:14 »

Put another battery on the V70 after step daughter managed to flatten the one already on by leaving one of the interior lights on  :-X
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18618 on: 13 June 2019, 15:04:43 »

Had to go to a filling station and fill the 190 up with the fuel of satan, as Ive run out of chip oil and probably wont be able to get hold of any for a few weeks.  :(
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18619 on: 13 June 2019, 16:57:26 »

Have they stopped buying fish'n'chips round your way then?Fancy having to pay forecourt prices for your fuel-that's gotta sting a bit ::)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18620 on: 13 June 2019, 16:58:28 »

Have they stopped buying fish'n'chips round your way then?Fancy having to pay forecourt prices for your fuel-that's gotta sting a bit ::)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18621 on: 13 June 2019, 17:51:47 »

Helped tow a couple of cars out of the mud on our dog walking fields , then drove home through some huge puddles to clean the Terracan off. Been raining for days now.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18622 on: 13 June 2019, 18:50:18 »

Merc passed it's MOT today, no advisories  :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18623 on: 15 June 2019, 12:40:11 »

Put it on a boat
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18624 on: 15 June 2019, 12:45:09 »

Merc passed it's MOT today, no advisories  :y
Congratulations on the pass   :)
It's always nice to have no advisories  8)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18625 on: 15 June 2019, 12:50:39 »

Have they stopped buying fish'n'chips round your way then?Fancy having to pay forecourt prices for your fuel-that's gotta sting a bit ::)

I gave up one of my collections as the oil contained too much fat for me to bother with, so that didn't help.
One of my other collections is normally like brand new oil, but last time  I collected there, some idiot had tipped some water in with the oil in some of the containers, so that had to be dumped. Hence the current shortage.  ;)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18626 on: 16 June 2019, 01:43:08 »

Thought again about washing 3.2, then thought nah.

Perhaps in August!
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18627 on: 16 June 2019, 10:22:55 »

Thought again about washing 3.2, then thought nah.

Perhaps in August!
The Pussy is minging, inside and out, as the weather was pretty naff in Normandy. So people have dragged mud in on their shoes, and the bodywork is caked.

Now do I take it to Tesco today, or my usual MK Kosovans on Tuesday when I need to go into the office.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18628 on: 16 June 2019, 10:24:27 »

Oh, and I've set the clock twice on the Pussy in the last fortnight, seeing as the Jaguar designers thought it was fine not to have any kind of automatic setting.  I'm surprised they didn't go the whole hog and make it wind-up.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18629 on: 16 June 2019, 11:06:04 »

Oh, and I've set the clock twice on the Pussy in the last fortnight, seeing as the Jaguar designers thought it was fine not to have any kind of automatic setting.  I'm surprised they didn't go the whole hog and make it wind-up.


.... And the drivers mirror is not connected to electric seat position. :-\
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