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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19095 on: 15 September 2019, 19:24:31 »

If you thought a neglected Omega was spiteful, wait until the Clit throws a hissy fit...  :-X
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19096 on: 15 September 2019, 19:58:19 »

If you thought a neglected Omega was spiteful, wait until the Clit throws a hissy fit...  :-X
They don't tend to throw a fit, they just commit suicide.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19097 on: 15 September 2019, 21:13:23 »

Spanner light has been on for a fortnight. Read the codes and its glowplug related. Havent got any further than that as yet, as the Omega got jealous and became incontinent.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19098 on: 16 September 2019, 20:33:31 »

Finally plucked up courage and looked at the small patch of rust in the bottom of the spare wheel well (Omega saloon).

A power file doesn't half eats the corrosion away. A small rust spot has now resulted in a 10cm X 10cm square hole.

Will pluck up courage and get the MIG welder out soon.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19099 on: 16 September 2019, 21:11:12 »

Exactly the same problem as mine then. Im hoping to get the welder out this week, if my aches and pains allow it.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19100 on: 17 September 2019, 17:44:07 »

I had same issue on my Silver Bullet.  I just happened to mention it to that DTM fella one day when we met up for something, and before I knew it, it was all fixed with me doing nothing other than painting it ;D

He's a good'un really ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19101 on: 17 September 2019, 17:44:29 »

Swapped the 1l Focus back for the Battlebus.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19102 on: 20 September 2019, 17:34:54 »

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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19103 on: 20 September 2019, 17:49:50 »

I don't think you'll repair that with a bottle of glue.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19104 on: 20 September 2019, 17:50:58 »

repair kit 1

repair kit 2

is it the irmscher softstar made by cadburys for vauxhall  :-\
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19105 on: 21 September 2019, 09:40:01 »

is it the irmscher softstar made by cadburys for vauxhall  :-\
Tis indeed the Sportstar.  Like any wheel that size, they don't do potholes.  Strengthwise, I don't think they are too bad, but I have had to have a few straightened.

Not like the MFL MV6 Irmscher ones. Looked great, but were shite.  Still, they were cheap at 231.06 (you can guess how many I bought over the years), but unsurprisingly they ran out about 15yrs ago. Mostly because I had bought most of them.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19106 on: 21 September 2019, 09:41:37 »

Hoovered up the boot of TBE, as shreds of rubber had gone everywhere when the tyre was chucked in the boot fast, as the hard shoulder of one of the country's fastest motorways is never a great place to be.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19107 on: 21 September 2019, 10:10:03 »

Hoovered up the boot of TBE, as shreds of rubber had gone everywhere when the tyre was chucked in the boot fast, as the hard shoulder of one of the country's fastest motorways is never a great place to be.
so what's the back story then ?
I hope no one was hurt
debris in the road
or where you going that fast that the wheel melted when you braked  ;D
Spill the BEANZ  :P
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19108 on: 21 September 2019, 10:12:32 »

That reminds me. Must buy a spare wheel for the pussy. ::)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19109 on: 21 September 2019, 14:24:04 »

Hoovered up the boot of TBE, as shreds of rubber had gone everywhere when the tyre was chucked in the boot fast, as the hard shoulder of one of the country's fastest motorways is never a great place to be.
so what's the back story then ?
I hope no one was hurt
debris in the road
or where you going that fast that the wheel melted when you braked  ;D
Spill the BEANZ  :P
Dunno full story, she was a bit shaken up, and she took my shouting at her as a sign of grumpiness rather than a way to get clear instructions to her about watching the traffic whilst I was changing the wheel on the hard shoulder.

She did say she hit some debris before we went on holiday, but all 4 tyres looked OK to me when I checked, other than the rear ones being towards the wear limit. Pressures were good earlier in the week, but to me that tyre has overheated, and I can see no punctures (but can't check inside of tyre as all the steel bands are razor sharp and hanging out.  Although she's usually good to notice if a tyre is down by its handling.

Yesterday was the first day she'd used the car for work, and from what I can glean from her, it let go dramatically as she was coming home in a hurry, outside lane of the motorway.
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