Be Excellent To Each Other

And, you know, party on. Dude.

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Reply to topic  [ 26933 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 464, 465, 466, 467, 468, 469, 470 ... 539  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:45 
User avatar
Unpossible!

Joined: 27th Jun, 2008
Posts: 34165
Humour a novice for a second, would you please, oh blessed gearheads...

How easy is it to change your own brake pads and discs? My front passenger side brake is making a quite alarming grinding noise under brisk braking. Am I better just taking it to Kwik Fit, or can I do it myself with simple tools?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:48 
User avatar

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 14835
If it was a choice between Kwik Fit and an untrained chimp I'd choose the chimp. It shouldn't be that hard but if you're unsure just take it to a garage.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:51 
User avatar
Unpossible!

Joined: 27th Jun, 2008
Posts: 34165
It's just that I've never done it before. This isn't a windscreen wiper blade or a hub cab :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:53 
User avatar
Gogmagog

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 44161
Location: West Yorkshire
DavPaz wrote:
Humour a novice for a second, would you please, oh blessed gearheads...

How easy is it to change your own brake pads and discs? My front passenger side brake is making a quite alarming grinding noise under brisk braking. Am I better just taking it to Kwik Fit, or can I do it myself with simple tools?


My car mainatainance has changed of late. Now, it is:

MrsA says I can try anything where the worst result is "grinding to a halt in the rain, the engine having lunched itself", and most likely result is "engine doesn't work". That way, I'm not messing about with stuff that is preventing them from ending up in an​ river.

However, that said, youtube guides are really useful, and a Haynes manual will sort you out, too. I bought disks and pads for big car, then MrsA got local garage to fit them as I was "too busy". My re collection was it seemed fairly straightforward, but watch the caliper doesn't snap shut.

Edit:

http://www.justanswer.com/car/1m0pk-cha ... casso.html

_________________
Mr Chris wrote:
MaliA isn't just the best thing on the internet - he's the best thing ever.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:22 
User avatar
Lupine member

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 51562
Location: Nottingham
DavPaz wrote:
It's just that I've never done it before. This isn't a windscreen wiper blade or a hub cab :)

It's about 2 hours each side. And easy to mess up if you're a novice (like me!). It's brakes dude, take it to a reputable garage.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:25 
User avatar
Decapodian

Joined: 15th Oct, 2010
Posts: 3458
I've done a few sets myself without too much trouble. The only specialised item you are likely to need is a brake winding tool to push the calliper back in.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:38 
SupaMod
User avatar
Est. 1978

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 65053
Location: Your Mum
Much as I love to encourage doing your own maintenance on a car, I don't think you should do your brakes without some form of help the first time. If you can get a mate over who knows what [s]he is doing, then that would be perfect. Otherwise take it to a friendly local garage.

Stay the hell away from Kwik Fit.

_________________
Grim... wrote:
I wish Craster had left some girls for the rest of us.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:41 
User avatar
Lupine member

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 51562
Location: Nottingham
Grim... wrote:
Much as I love to encourage doing your own maintenance on a car, I don't think you should do your brakes without some form of help the first time. If you can get a mate over who knows what [s]he is doing, then that would be perfect. Otherwise take it to a friendly local garage.

Stay the hell away from Kwik Fit.

All of :this:

I thought about it myself and even tried to enlist an experienced friend, but he said he's not keen on doing brakes.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:45 
Awesome
User avatar
Yes

Joined: 6th Apr, 2008
Posts: 11702
What's wrong with Kwik Fit?

_________________
Always proof read carefully in case you any words out

Do some price comparison on games, DVDs, books or CDs at Find It Cheapest.com
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:46 
User avatar
Unpossible!

Joined: 27th Jun, 2008
Posts: 34165
Mr Russell wrote:
What's wrong with Kwik Fit?

Same question


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:47 
User avatar
Lupine member

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 51562
Location: Nottingham
DavPaz wrote:
Mr Russell wrote:
What's wrong with Kwik Fit?

Same question

Seriously?

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:48 
SupaMod
User avatar
Est. 1978

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 65053
Location: Your Mum
They're PC World, but for cars.

_________________
Grim... wrote:
I wish Craster had left some girls for the rest of us.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:53 
User avatar
Lupine member

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 51562
Location: Nottingham
Grim... wrote:
They're PC World, but for cars.

Back before I knew better, I took my Civic Sport there for an MOT. They insisted I needed new brakes AND discs. The car wasn't two years old and had done under 10,000 miles. Of course being an idiot I paid up.

Last time I used them was because I was in a bind and my MOT had run out on the Clio and I hadn't noticed. I took it to the Kwik Fit over the road from my house and they said again I needed new brakes and discs. I had had the discs replaced only a month previously. I told them this and they looked at the discs again and said "ah yeah, actually the discs are ok". Fucking shysters.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:56 
SupaMod
User avatar
Est. 1978

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 65053
Location: Your Mum
Lonewolves wrote:
Grim... wrote:
They're PC World, but for cars.

The car wasn't two years old and had done under 10,000 miles. Of course being an idiot I paid up.

Considering you don't need to MOT a car until it's three years old you really were an idiot!

_________________
Grim... wrote:
I wish Craster had left some girls for the rest of us.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:02 
User avatar
Unpossible!

Joined: 27th Jun, 2008
Posts: 34165
Lonewolves wrote:
DavPaz wrote:
Mr Russell wrote:
What's wrong with Kwik Fit?

Same question

Seriously?

I've never had any dealings with them myself, but MrsPaz had a service done there recently. Didn't get a scummy vibe from them.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:04 
User avatar

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 14835
Last time I used Kwik Fit I needed a battery in a hurry (I thought that even they wouldn't be able to fuck that up), they fitted one that was too small and then didn't secure it so unbeknownst to me it was sliding around and damaged the wiring loom. I don't know how they get away with it really, being so big and so shit I'm surprised they've not a had a few deaths on their hands by now.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:05 
User avatar
Lupine member

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 51562
Location: Nottingham
Grim... wrote:
Lonewolves wrote:
Grim... wrote:
They're PC World, but for cars.

The car wasn't two years old and had done under 10,000 miles. Of course being an idiot I paid up.

Considering you don't need to MOT a car until it's three years old you really were an idiot!

Ah yeah, I was misremembering. It was its first MOT so must have been 3 years old. Still had only done about 15k miles though.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:07 
User avatar
gooby pls

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 12115
Location: Shrewsbury, UK
Not all Kwik Fits are shysters, the one nearest to me when I lived in Shrewsbury was awesome and was run by a bloke who really knew his stuff and made sure that his staff were not doing any of this upselling stuff, even when Head Office were pressuring them.

_________________
Mostly pointless witterings of a fool. gazchap.com
Source Design - Graphic Design and Web Design Shropshire


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:09 
User avatar
gooby pls

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 12115
Location: Shrewsbury, UK
markg wrote:
I don't know how they get away with it really, being so big and so shit I'm surprised they've not a had a few deaths on their hands by now.

I had a "free brake check" done by National back before I knew better. They did the whole "you need new discs and pads" thing, and as it was a relatively old car for the time and I had no idea of it's history, I let them do it.

Paid up, drove off, and about 250 yards down the road there was a loud bump, the car jerked downwards and then I saw my front-left wheel go careening off down the road in front of me.

Got my money back for that, the twats.

_________________
Mostly pointless witterings of a fool. gazchap.com
Source Design - Graphic Design and Web Design Shropshire


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:12 
User avatar
Lupine member

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 51562
Location: Nottingham
DavPaz wrote:
Lonewolves wrote:
DavPaz wrote:
Mr Russell wrote:
What's wrong with Kwik Fit?

Same question

Seriously?

I've never had any dealings with them myself, but MrsPaz had a service done there recently. Didn't get a scummy vibe from them.

You won't. They're a very slick operation. But they will sell you things you absolutely don't need.

Like Grim... says, imagine you went into PC World and they tried to sell you McAfee Antivirus for £100 or whatever - you'd laugh at them. This is what people who know about cars say about Kwik Fit.

GazChap wrote:
Not all Kwik Fits are shysters, the one nearest to me when I lived in Shrewsbury was awesome and was run by a bloke who really knew his stuff and made sure that his staff were not doing any of this upselling stuff, even when Head Office were pressuring them.

I am not criticising the individual mechanics, but the company itself. By the fact their business model is based on upselling how can you trust them to tell you the truth about your car?

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:15 
Awesome
User avatar
Yes

Joined: 6th Apr, 2008
Posts: 11702
So if I've been to Kwik Fit each time I had my MOT and it all passes each time and everything's fine then nothing to worry about.

_________________
Always proof read carefully in case you any words out

Do some price comparison on games, DVDs, books or CDs at Find It Cheapest.com
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:19 
User avatar
Lupine member

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 51562
Location: Nottingham
Mr Russell wrote:
So if I've been to Kwik Fit each time I had my MOT and it all passes each time and everything's fine then nothing to worry about.

No, it will be safe to drive. But they may be telling you to replace parts unnecessarily. I would recommend a good local garage instead.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:21 
User avatar

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 14835
Finding one of those is not always easy either, though.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:56 
User avatar
Lupine member

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 51562
Location: Nottingham
markg wrote:
Finding one of those is not always easy either, though.

Absolutely not. It took me 12 years to find one I was happy with in Nottingham that wasn't a specialist miles away!

But it's much easier these days with internet rating sites etc.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:03 
SupaMod
User avatar
"Praisebot"

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 14635
Location: Parts unknown
I'm lucky in that my local garage owner is friends with the family.

My dad helped him out with some official paperwork when the garage sacked one of their workers. They didn't exactly follow protocol on that one until my dad stepped in.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:14 
User avatar
Unpossible!

Joined: 27th Jun, 2008
Posts: 34165
At garage. The discs have really nice gouges in them. Full new set of front pads and discs needed. Ah well. They've done at least 20,000 miles while I've had the car, so it was a matter of time.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:57 
User avatar
gooby pls

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 12115
Location: Shrewsbury, UK
Lonewolves wrote:
Absolutely not. It took me 12 years to find one I was happy with in Nottingham that wasn't a specialist miles away!
I've been burned so many times with the Celica that I absolutely only trust it with my friendly "local" specialist (98 miles away)

_________________
Mostly pointless witterings of a fool. gazchap.com
Source Design - Graphic Design and Web Design Shropshire


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:02 
User avatar
Lupine member

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 51562
Location: Nottingham
GazChap wrote:
Lonewolves wrote:
Absolutely not. It took me 12 years to find one I was happy with in Nottingham that wasn't a specialist miles away!
I've been burned so many times with the Celica that I absolutely only trust it with my friendly "local" specialist (98 miles away)

Mine is at the end of my road. :attitude:

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 15:25 
User avatar
Sitting balls-back folder

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 8934
My beemer hasn't had new pads or discs in 30k miles/4 years. Dragging 2 tonnes to a standstill at all is no mean feat, never mind what I (*) make it do.

In fact it's only had rear pads in all that time. Could be less front-biased than I'd expect, I suppose. They're certainly big discs back there.

* Also people who cut me up. Three times yesterday, and the first was a bit of a clencher as they were doing about 40 to my 70-ish, downhill, when they did so without indicating or warning, with maybe two car lengths distance.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 15:35 
User avatar
Decapodian

Joined: 15th Oct, 2010
Posts: 3458
I've traded a car in at 80k miles still on original brakes all round.
I'm up to 43k so far and they aren't particularly worn.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 15:43 
User avatar
Lupine member

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 51562
Location: Nottingham
If your discs are gouged at an early stage it's usually because you've ignored the screeching sound of metal against metal for too long where your pads have worn out. Or something has become lodged in between the pad and the disc.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 16:48 
User avatar
sneering elitist

Joined: 25th May, 2014
Posts: 2103
Location: Broseley
Grim... wrote:
If you can get a mate over who knows what [s]he is doing, then that would be perfect.


I don't know owt about brakes but I love this :luv:

_________________
i make websites


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 17:08 
SupaMod
User avatar
"Praisebot"

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 14635
Location: Parts unknown
The fact that Grim... Reckons he's got mates? I know. Bless him.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 17:15 
User avatar
Prince of Fops

Joined: 14th May, 2009
Posts: 2204
Jem wrote:
Grim... wrote:
If you can get a mate over who knows what he is doing, then that would be perfect.


I don't know owt about brakes but I love this :luv:


I don't, I hate unclosed tags. That's better.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 17:18 
SupaMod
User avatar
Everybodys gilf

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 47066
Oh man. BBCode jokes.

_________________
GoddessJasmine wrote:
Drunk, pulled Craster's pork, waiting for brdyime story,reading nuts. Xz


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 17:22 
User avatar
Lord Humongous

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 44267
Location: The erogenous zone
As mentioned above re doing your own brakes, you need a calliper tool to wind them back in. Luckily my sisters other half works for the council and can borrow quite a large selection of tools at weekend from the compound.

I'll be doing my own front brakes after watching him do the rears on mine last time. A set of Brembo pads and disks from Mr Auto weighs in at £80 delivered (with a voucher code).

_________________
Flickr Behance Discogs

'Not without talent but dragged down by bass turgidity'


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 17:23 
User avatar
Prince of Fops

Joined: 14th May, 2009
Posts: 2204
Cras wrote:
Oh man. BBCode jokes.


AW CRAS YOU'RE JUST JEALOUS IT'S THE BB CODE.


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 17:43 
User avatar

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 14835
Zardoz wrote:
As mentioned above re doing your own brakes, you need a calliper tool to wind them back in. Luckily my sisters other half works for the council and can borrow quite a large selection of tools at weekend from the compound.

I'll be doing my own front brakes after watching him do the rears on mine last time. A set of Brembo pads and disks from Mr Auto weighs in at £80 delivered (with a voucher code).

If we're ever driving anywhere in two cars I'll follow you.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 19:16 
User avatar
Lord Humongous

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 44267
Location: The erogenous zone
*types*

*deletes*

*touches wood*

Ok.

_________________
Flickr Behance Discogs

'Not without talent but dragged down by bass turgidity'


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 19:17 
SupaMod
User avatar
Everybodys gilf

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 47066
Let go of my wood.

_________________
GoddessJasmine wrote:
Drunk, pulled Craster's pork, waiting for brdyime story,reading nuts. Xz


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 19:22 
User avatar
Ticket to Ride World Champion

Joined: 18th Apr, 2008
Posts: 11594
And if it's one car, you're using Mark's.

Kwik fit sold me me brakes after 5000 miles from new. I have always blamed the dealer for this. Until reading this page. It never occurred to me they would lie like that. Surely it is illegal?

_________________
No, it was a giant robot castle!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 20:47 
User avatar
Lord Humongous

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 44267
Location: The erogenous zone
*smells fingers*

_________________
Flickr Behance Discogs

'Not without talent but dragged down by bass turgidity'


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 20:49 
User avatar
Lord Humongous

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 44267
Location: The erogenous zone
Three things to consider before someone else says you need new brakes.

Sound: Do they squeal / grind?
Performance: Are you taking longer to stop than you're used to?
Smell: Is the back of your keks like a sewer or summer meadow?

_________________
Flickr Behance Discogs

'Not without talent but dragged down by bass turgidity'


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 23:47 
User avatar
Can you dig it?

Joined: 5th Apr, 2008
Posts: 3287
My dad changed the brakes, both pads and discs, on my Fiesta when I was a young teen and I helped.

It looked pretty straightforward - when everything was going smoothly on the first side.... But then, the disc on the other side was a real pain to get off. Luckily dad had a 'rotor puller' (I think it was called that, it was like a three pronged claw with a screw thread in the middle - it hooks round the back of the disc pulls evenly so it doesn't bend / snap / mess things up) and he knew what he was doing.

Then, we had to bleed the brake line or something. It was during this that I realised, while I am happy to have a go with basic things, the critical stuff is best left to someone that knows what they are doing and has the tools needed (both for doing it easy, and also for responding if something goes wrong or gets a bit tricky).

The feeling I hate is getting part way through and then getting stuck, with important things 'in bits' and not sure how to either proceed or return to the previous state.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 0:58 
SupaMod
User avatar
Est. 1978

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 65053
Location: Your Mum
TheVision wrote:
The fact that Grim... Reckons he's got mates? I know. Bless him.

My dad helped me :(

_________________
Grim... wrote:
I wish Craster had left some girls for the rest of us.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:05 
User avatar

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 19592
Grim... wrote:
TheVision wrote:
The fact that Grim... Reckons he's got mates? I know. Bless him.

My dad helped me :(

Aw :luv:

_________________
ImageImage


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 15:04 
User avatar
Gogmagog

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 44161
Location: West Yorkshire
It begins.

The Rover turned itself off in traffic this morning requiring a reboot. 40 minutes later, the fans died.

_________________
Mr Chris wrote:
MaliA isn't just the best thing on the internet - he's the best thing ever.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 15:59 
User avatar
INFINITE POWAH

Joined: 1st Apr, 2008
Posts: 30070
Car felt a little rough on the last couple of miles home last night. got in the car this morning, and there was a hell of a rumbling -got 100 yards down the road, stopped, checked, and it turns out I had a flat. Not just a flat, but the tyre was migrating its way off the rim, inwards. Must have been a bit more than a couple of miles on it last night. Got back onto the driveway, jacked the car up, then the jack fell over as I was on a slope (I'd thought it'd be fine. It's not that steep....). Drove car out onto flat road, tried again. Got tyre replaced at friendly tyre place in town.

_________________
http://www.thehomeofawesome.com/
Eagles soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 16:00 
SupaMod
User avatar
Est. 1978

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 65053
Location: Your Mum
Chock dem wheelz, son!

_________________
Grim... wrote:
I wish Craster had left some girls for the rest of us.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 16:01 
User avatar
Lupine member

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 51562
Location: Nottingham
MrChris wrote:
Got tyre replaced at friendly tyre place in townKwik Fit.

:DD

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic  [ 26933 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 464, 465, 466, 467, 468, 469, 470 ... 539  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Findus Fop, Majestic-12 [Bot] and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search within this thread:
You are using the 'Ted' forum. Bill doesn't really exist any more. Bogus!
Want to help out with the hosting / advertising costs? That's very nice of you.
Are you on a mobile phone? Try http://beex.co.uk/m/
RIP, Owen.

Powered by a very Grim... version of phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.