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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 10:30 
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£10 for 4 litres?!

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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 10:33 
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£10 for 4 litres?!

That's pretty cheap. :(


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£10 for 4 litres?!

That's pretty cheap. :(

Didn't realise Mazola were making engine oil

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£16.99, sorry, misremembered

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Give the rover a treat next time (you know she'll be running for another 10 years) get on Opie oils!

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Zardoz wrote:
Give the rover a treat next time (you know she'll be running for another 10 years) get on Opie oils!


Asa treat, I paid three men a pound each to wash it. I hope it won't be running in ten tears, the joke is wearing thin enough for me, already.

That site useful,though, ta.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Normally a voucher code too for free delivery (think its free for stuff over £40) or so many % off.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 7:28 
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My rear-right let go half a mile from home last night as I accelerated to 60 out of a 30, so I coasted back.

It had felt a little odd along the country road to that point, but I put it down to using Helens mx5 yesterday.

That's the only warning I had, before the aforemoantioned bong and notification. I wasn't sure it wasn't the system confused to be honest, it felt alright, tracking about as straight as it ever does!

Locking nut seemed stripped, so the RAC had to come in. Embarrassing! And a Bit naughty as I've no home start but haven't updated the address yet.

I don't know if its a slow puncture I've suspected for a while or terrible suspension geometry - my mechanic used to mention the camber, but all e61s look the same - but it's down to canvas on the very inner shoulder. Very embarrassing!

The other isn't much better (SUPER embarrassing!) so it's parked up with tyres on the drive coming tomorrow.

And then I'm going to find someone round here that knows their way around a camber bolt.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 9:37 
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I want a Suzuki Vitara 96.

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They're an excellent little car, and my first recommendation for anyone thinking of getting into driving off-road.

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I like the T-Rex clearance mostly, MrsZ's RAV4 keeps getting snagged.

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Bobby is selling a Vitara?

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This is how to sell an old Vitara.


Oh my days, at the end I thought that was Bibbyari! :DD

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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I miss Bibbyari.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 9:57 
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Hmm, I'm now in 'enough me cash for a remap' territory.

Enquiry to be made once I'm back off holiday next week at http://www.ads-automotive.co.uk. 2mins from my work. Hopefully 1 minute back.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Finally got the invoice through for the battery and brake pads,

£520.76p.

For a battery. And brake pads.

Stupid Audi S4.

Still, it is TT fortnight here at the moment, so I'm getting to have an awesome blast over the mountain in the morning on the way to work whilst the road is one way (unfortunately that same one way system means I have to come back slooooowly over the coast, but it's worth it).

Haven't had the chance to go properly flat out yet, as I'll only do that once I get up onto the mountain mile and can see that there's no other vehicle on the road between me and the end of it, as such I've topped out at around 135mph. But once I get a clear run at it my goal is to have the car bouncing off the 155mph limiter before the end of the mile.

Also been getting a bit of brake fade by the end of the run, but it's well known that the standard brakes on the S4 aren't exactly a perfect match for its power and speed, I just have to factor that into my braking distances for the last couple of miles.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Behold! One of the alloy wheels I've lovingly restored (well greatly improved) on Mrs Z's RAV4. I've loads of in-between pics showing all the sanding/priming/moresanding/etc but had these two on my phone to show a mate at work. Also cleaned up the wheel arches and the spruced up the callipers too as I've been going along. Very pleased with the results. Fucking graft though.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Had a sit in a BMW 530d GT last week. It's like an SUV, but (despite the name) is based on the 7 Series platform, which means it is like a limo inside. Acres of legroom and headroom (even in the back) and exceedingly practical.

When the time comes to get a new car, one of those is now top of the list. As a plus, most people think they look bloody horrible (they're not exactly good looking, but it's not as ugly as the LEAF!) so they've dropped in price massively compared to its peers.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Come and do mine!

I'd love to. But my hands are crippled now.

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This one?

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I think it looks fine.

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I would do mine but I don't have a spare wheel so it would be a right arseache.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:19 
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They do look horrible. I prefer the Leaf!


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I think it looks fine.

Yeah, that's it. People think it looks proper ugly - and to be fair, from the front and rear it's not the greatest looking car - but for me it's the perfect blend of 7-Series luxury, 5-Series price and the practicality of an estate/SUV, all rolled into one.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Not even a space saver wheel?

Need a weekend of fine weather to get each wheel done, so nothing's rushed. Got axle stands etc you could borrow if you ever wanted to do them.

If you go for black like on my Leon you save a lot of time (the paint didn't need priming).

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They do look horrible. I prefer the Leaf!

I think the Leaf looks fine, too.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:52 
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Zardoz wrote:
Not even a space saver wheel?

Need a weekend of fine weather to get each wheel done, so nothing's rushed. Got axle stands etc you could borrow if you ever wanted to do them.

If you go for black like on my Leon you save a lot of time (the paint didn't need priming).

Run flats, so nothing. I could probably buy an alloy with a tyre on ebay for forty quid or so though.


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