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Beany said...

JL - no-one cares about your sh1tty offroaders. Repmobiles with annoyingly specified ICE are where it's at ;)

That actually would appear to be the case :lol:

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It feels like that. Like a donkey. On a skateboard.

LC is looking good JL 8)

My truck is currently poorly. It's leaking badly from the inlet/exhaust manifold and won't idle.

All bolts are currently soaking in penetrating oil for a week or so before I touch them.

I had the internals for both keys on the Subaru replaced in December 2016. Both have now failed so it's back to the dealer. MOT at the end of month which I'm not not looking forward to.

Suzuki swift is back from the dealer. After swapping many bits they claim to have solved the electrical problem. Culprit appears to be a faulty ignition switch. Dealer was pretty good at customer service tbh, not so much at fixing cars.

TPMS came on yesterday morning and showed that the rear passenger tyre dropped to 1.8 bar instead of 2.3 bar. First thing that came to my mind was that there's a leak somewhere after the refurb and not a slow puncture. Pumped the wheel back up to 2.3 but it dropped to 1.9 within a few hours, so I took the car to the local tyre place that I use to get it checked. Turns out the valve was leaking air because the guys at TWS didn't seal it properly :roll:. They are going to get an angry phone call later.

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M235i

Weird. I have never seen a tyre place do anything other than pull a new valve into place (ie no additional sealing needed) :?

Maybe the new finish wasn't completely flat at the valve area? :?

mik said...

Weird. I have never seen a tyre place do anything other than pull a new valve into place (ie no additional sealing needed) :?

Maybe the new finish wasn't completely flat at the valve area? :?

I meant the valve/stem wasn't screwed in properly so air of leaking out. The guy at the tyre place says it happens frequently with BMWs because they use aluminium stems. Checked the tyres again this morning and the tyre in question is maintaining the correct level of pressure so problem solved so far.

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M235i

Ah ok. Schoolboy error then.

NotoriousREV said...

Jobbo said...

PCN received for parking at the station back in November. I always pay by app and have a receipt confirming payment. Bloody APCOA. However, I am going to have the usual fun with them by purporting to charge them for breaching their own T&Cs in serving a PCN on me :lol:

:lol:

Out of interest, how does the serving of the PCN breach their T&Cs?

Their T&Cs only permit them to serve a PCN if I'm in breach of the T&Cs myself. But I wasn't in breach, so by serving it they're breaking their own T&Cs. Since they regard everything as governed by the parking contract and I don't deny that since I paid and parked, they can hardly say the T&Cs don't apply. And as a result of their error they assert that I have to follow the rigid appeals process. Which I have done, but I want my costs back.

Realistically I'm unlikely to get anywhere and I'm certainly not going to do a Beavis and take it to the Supreme Court, no matter how sure I am of my ground.

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Wow was I impressed

integrale_evo said...

Also found a clear light kit ( front, sides and rear ) for cheaps, and think they look good on silver cars.

Agreed, looking good. I want one.

Jobbo said...

NotoriousREV said...

Jobbo said...

PCN received for parking at the station back in November. I always pay by app and have a receipt confirming payment. Bloody APCOA. However, I am going to have the usual fun with them by purporting to charge them for breaching their own T&Cs in serving a PCN on me :lol:

:lol:

Out of interest, how does the serving of the PCN breach their T&Cs?

Their T&Cs only permit them to serve a PCN if I'm in breach of the T&Cs myself. But I wasn't in breach, so by serving it they're breaking their own T&Cs. Since they regard everything as governed by the parking contract and I don't deny that since I paid and parked, they can hardly say the T&Cs don't apply. And as a result of their error they assert that I have to follow the rigid appeals process. Which I have done, but I want my costs back.

Realistically I'm unlikely to get anywhere and I'm certainly not going to do a Beavis and take it to the Supreme Court, no matter how sure I am of my ground.

Do us a favour and post redacted correspondence on here. I could do with a laugh!

Updated January 12, 2018 at 10:43 AM

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Defacing the evo forum since 2000

Having said that, I've just sold my Compact :)

It went this morning in a very easy sale to a nice local couple. And I have £512 in CASH.

Which will just about pay for some new speakers & an amp to go in the new car...

Updated January 12, 2018 at 11:48 AM

Jobbo said...

NotoriousREV said...

Jobbo said...

PCN received for parking at the station back in November. I always pay by app and have a receipt confirming payment. Bloody APCOA. However, I am going to have the usual fun with them by purporting to charge them for breaching their own T&Cs in serving a PCN on me :lol:

:lol:

Out of interest, how does the serving of the PCN breach their T&Cs?

Their T&Cs only permit them to serve a PCN if I'm in breach of the T&Cs myself. But I wasn't in breach, so by serving it they're breaking their own T&Cs. Since they regard everything as governed by the parking contract and I don't deny that since I paid and parked, they can hardly say the T&Cs don't apply. And as a result of their error they assert that I have to follow the rigid appeals process. Which I have done, but I want my costs back.

Realistically I'm unlikely to get anywhere and I'm certainly not going to do a Beavis and take it to the Supreme Court, no matter how sure I am of my ground.

I think these are my favourite kinds of legal arguments :lol:

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1st and 3rd places FECPOTY Shed of the Year 2016

NotoriousREV said...

Jobbo said...

NotoriousREV said...

Jobbo said...

PCN received for parking at the station back in November. I always pay by app and have a receipt confirming payment. Bloody APCOA. However, I am going to have the usual fun with them by purporting to charge them for breaching their own T&Cs in serving a PCN on me :lol:

:lol:

Out of interest, how does the serving of the PCN breach their T&Cs?

Their T&Cs only permit them to serve a PCN if I'm in breach of the T&Cs myself. But I wasn't in breach, so by serving it they're breaking their own T&Cs. Since they regard everything as governed by the parking contract and I don't deny that since I paid and parked, they can hardly say the T&Cs don't apply. And as a result of their error they assert that I have to follow the rigid appeals process. Which I have done, but I want my costs back.

Realistically I'm unlikely to get anywhere and I'm certainly not going to do a Beavis and take it to the Supreme Court, no matter how sure I am of my ground.

I think these are my favourite kinds of legal arguments :lol:

+1 on the request for redacted info (I know rev didn't make the request, but it ties in).

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DeskJockey
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Driving a Galaxy far, far away

I may share the correspondence if it's in any way amusing :D But for the moment, I shall not disclose it due to potential pending legal proceedings :lol:

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Wow was I impressed

GG said...

911 is booked in for a clutch change next week. Giving 9E (Nine Excellence) a try as they were competitive on price.

Will still be an expensive job (or very expensive depending on whether the dual mass flywheel needs changing too) but a once in 50k miles expense and will allow my left calf muscle to shrink back to normal size :lol:

50k, so soon? Someone at the 996 forum had similar symptoms and it turned out the clutch was completely fine, but the slave cylinder was the cause.

Have heard nothing but good things about 9e. If I had a 997 turbo I would send it to 9e and make it 700 bhp :lol:

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Coaster said...

GG said...

911 is booked in for a clutch change next week. Giving 9E (Nine Excellence) a try as they were competitive on price.

Will still be an expensive job (or very expensive depending on whether the dual mass flywheel needs changing too) but a once in 50k miles expense and will allow my left calf muscle to shrink back to normal size :lol:

50k, so soon? Someone at the 996 forum had similar symptoms and it turned out the clutch was completely fine, but the slave cylinder was the cause.

Have heard nothing but good things about 9e. If I had a 997 turbo I would send it to 9e and make it 700 bhp :lol:


No leaks and consistent pedal action (though heavy) and it has been a town car for perhaps 35 of those 50k miles so I think it is just due to wear.

The Porsche PPI when I bought it noted 'clutch heavy - replace soon' rather than suggesting it was a slave cylinder on the way out.

Looking back, my fathers 997.1 clearly had a duff slave as you could let your foot off the clutch and it would take a second or two to come back up which seems to be a symptom. I always thought it was odd but hadn't driven any others at that point so put it down to a quirk of the car.

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UPDATE

Caterham Superlight R #29

Just clicked with this. Had my first 'proper' drive in it since getting it, most other times i've been taking a passenger out to show them it. Today i was on my own and just got into the zone on an empty road.

It. Is. Mental.

8)

ste said...

UPDATE

Caterham Superlight R #29

Just clicked with this. Had my first 'proper' drive in it since getting it, most other times i've been taking a passenger out to show them it. Today i was on my own and just got into the zone on an empty road.

It. Is. Mental.

8)

How mental? Trump? Kim Jung-Un?

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DeskJockey
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Driving a Galaxy far, far away

That's like asking if it's yellow, or yellow :lol:

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It feels like that. Like a donkey. On a skateboard.

JL said...

That's like asking if it's yellow, or yellow :lol:

Racialist!

Are you able yet to assess pace compared to your sillyelise yet?

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