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General Car Chat / M32 Gearbox Repair
« on: 28 July 2020, 23:52:21 »
I have a 2007 2.2 Zafira B with the infamous M32 Gearbox.
Gears 1,2,5 and 6 all seem okay but gears 3 and 4 are noisy.
I believe it is usually 5 and 6 that cause trouble.
Anyone repair these or know someone reliable who will repair it?
I'm located in Birmingham but would travel.....

General Discussion Area / Gallipoli
« on: 25 April 2015, 07:36:23 »
In all, some 480,000 Allied forces took part in the Gallipoli Campaign, at a cost of more than 250,000 casualties, including some 46,000 dead. On the Turkish side, the campaign also cost an estimated 250,000 casualties, with 65,000 killed

What a waste

General Discussion Area / A38 Tunnels in Birmingham
« on: 20 July 2014, 09:08:58 »
Just as a note of advice if anyone is coming to or travelling through Birmingham City Centre in the next six weeks...... :( :(

You may remember last summer the wonderful company Amey, who seems to run three quarters of Birmingham closed the A38 tunnels, which is the main through route in Birmingham City Centre for essential maintenance.....
They have done the same this year and at 10pm on the 18th july the road closures came into effect until the beginning of September....

If you do come into Birmingham City Centre, be very careful where you go because there are some dubious 'Bus Only' lanes where the cameras fine the cars for entering!

Apart from this Birmingham welcomes all visitors :y

General Car Chat / CMPG Range Rovers
« on: 05 January 2014, 15:00:29 »
Thought this might interest a few......

General Discussion Area / Happy New Year
« on: 31 December 2013, 09:32:42 »
Even though I am Omegaless at the moment, and boy am I missing it!
I still pop in here from time to time and would like to wish you all the following......

May you all get a clean bill of health from your dentist, your cardiologist, your gastro-enterologist, your urologist, your proctologist, your podiatrist, your psychiatrist and your plumber!

Have a peaceful and prosperous New Year :y :y
Jan and Simon x x

General Discussion Area / Crazy lorry drivers!
« on: 13 December 2013, 23:29:48 »   :o

I was tapping along to the music, haven't got a clue what they are singing about though ;D

Happy birthday Seth, hope you have a good one!
Hope you enjoy your new birthday present, even though it was a few days early :y :y

General Discussion Area / St Davids Day
« on: 01 March 2013, 10:38:28 »
Happy St Davids Day to all our Welsh members!! :y :y

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi - I think ;D ;D

General Discussion Area / Thanks to Mr and Mrs Seth
« on: 24 February 2013, 06:04:50 »
Thanks to the Seths for their hospitality yesterday :y :y
On the way home yesterday from a weeks holiday in West Wales, we were invited in for a cup of tea......
Got there to a full buffet of nibbles - now there's hospitality for you :y :y
Great to see you both, looking forward to Welland and then Newent!!
Thanks again

General Discussion Area / Don't Forget guys - Feb 14th
« on: 05 February 2013, 18:30:16 »

I think a party is in the offing........ :y

one for the tin tenters....... ;D

Any suggestions for venue etc....... :-\

General Discussion Area / Posts written this year
« on: 26 December 2012, 10:20:51 »
I have been casting my mind back - doesn't take long - about some of the posts this year.

You have the regulars - bus nostalgia - which tyres - tracking - wishbones
Fun ones - Christmas party - Bonfire Night - Follow on messages from different meets
Inspirational ones - Chris's one about his sister
Sad ones - Death in the family - car written off - cam belt snapped

What post come to your mind that are worth looking up or perhaps just forgetting.....

General Car Chat / New car
« on: 29 November 2012, 10:41:26 »
Well unfortunately time has come to lose the Omega.
I have had it almost 4 very happy years but the cost of running it has got to be realistically looked at. If finances were ok I would love to keep it.
I have just collected an 02 Vectra 2.0DTi, not as comfortable as the Miggie but not bad but it did 50mpg on the way home and I could soon get used to that plus cheaper insurance and cheaper tax.
I thought I would post a couple of pictures up - it is still a Vauxhall so I hope I can still come to the meets occasionally especially Newent!!

Cars for Sale & wanted / For Sale 1998 Tourer Estate Champagne(Gold)
« on: 29 November 2012, 10:08:23 »
Unfortunately the financial status of my bank account forces me to sell my tourer.
It is not mint in any way but has been very good to us.
The cam belt is due next July (4years not mileage)
It has working leather electric heated seats in the front and working heated seats in the rear.
It has rust on the O/S rear wheel arch.
It is taxed until the end of January and Mot'd 12/8/13
It does have an oil leak on the cam covers (you know why!)
It has a tow bar fitted.
Last MOT:-
It needs n/s outer track rod end replaced(advised in MOT)
it was advised on crap on o/s headlight - cleaned
it was advised on read anti-roll bar link bracket being bent - did this changing rear springs - straightened bracket - bush ok
It was advised on tread down to limit on o/s/r tyre - to be honest all tyres are poor!
Front anti-roll bar link rod worn - replaced

The car is no minter but its not bad for the year and has never let us down.
I'm sorry but there will be some dog hairs in the boot but I will clean it as well as I can.
It had alloys on (soft star or something like that) and I buckled one slightly on the bloody speed ramps so it has another set of rims (from Daz) to go with it. (It has a mixture of rims on at the moment which Marie noticed at Newent).

I am realistic what it's worth - not a lot!
I would like about 300 ono. Please do PM me if you are genuinely interested. I do live in the real world and need the car moving otherwise it will end up in the scrap yard.....

Better photo's to follow but here are a couple of old ones to give you an idea...

General Discussion Area / The Farmer's Donkey
« on: 19 November 2012, 22:55:54 »
One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do.
Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.
He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well.
At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly.
Then, to everyone's amazement he quieted down.
A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well.
He was astonished at what he saw.
With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing.
He would shake it off and take a step up.
As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!
Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt.
The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up.
Each of our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up!
Shake it off and take a step up.
Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.
2. Free your mind from worries - Most never happens.
3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less from people but more from yourself.

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