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Congrats John! :thumbright:

Well done Gwen! :wav:

I agree the new MOT certs are rubbish but in truth we don't even need them with everything on 'puter nowadays.


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Big Al:68126 wrote:......... we don't even need them with everything on 'puter nowadays.
I liked the little sticker to put on the windscreen, now you can have a reminder 'texted' to you for £1.50  :evil:

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tickman:68127 wrote:
Big Al:68126 wrote:......... we don't even need them with everything on 'puter nowadays.
I liked the little sticker to put on the windscreen, now you can have a reminder 'texted' to you for £1.50  :evil:

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Save yourself 50p, I'll txt you for a £1...  :lol:  :wink:


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Big Al:68131 wrote:
tickman:68127 wrote:
Big Al:68126 wrote:......... we don't even need them with everything on 'puter nowadays.
I liked the little sticker to put on the windscreen, now you can have a reminder 'texted' to you for £1.50  :evil:

John
Save yourself 50p, I'll txt you for a £1...  :lol:  :wink:


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:D Well done on the MOT pass!

You could make a fortune BigAl with your cut price texting reminders!!



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Post by woodywoodchipper »

well done John (gwen)

sorry big al 50p for pm :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


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Great news John--now look what you gorn un Dun


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Well I thought I better drag this from page two!

She has been performing her usual exemplary service, she does burn oil, quite a bit, but oil is almost the same price as petrol so I haven't been too concerned.

I was playing musical cars on Friday in the street when she decided she wanted a lie in which I wasn't too impressed at midday so decided to find out what was wrong.

Eventually got her going but she was running very rough, she was running on three cylinders.
Pulled out the affected spark plug and it was 'Very oily' so I just swapped it for one I had in the Garage and she fired up and ran very well.

It is not her original engine having been changed at some point in first ownership (he did everything to it and kept a book with all the details) but Gwen having done 170,000 miles across two engines I know this is due to be sorted.

I am now on the lookout for a suitable engine to swap into her to keep her going as she is transport and not pampered. I don't want to take her off the road and strip the engine as last time I took her off the road it took a while for me to pull my finger out and get her back on the road as if it can wait, it does :)

If anyone has one 'lying about' I might be interested!

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Has 2fry still got his "special" ? That'll do somebody very nicely that will--
OR is it a standard unit you're after John?


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Andy may be able to help.

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minormadman:85607 wrote:Has 2fry still got his "special" ? That'll do somebody very nicely that will--
OR is it a standard unit you're after John?
I think it has gone, also it was a little out of my price range  :?
plastic orange:85609 wrote:Andy may be able to help.

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Will have a word on the 2nd, thanks for the info.

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Since Big Al's text message didn't arrive I had to remember all by myself :wink:
I phoned the garage at 8:10 this morning and asked when the next available MOT slot was................2 o'clock this afternoon!
A quick once over and off we went.

Another year, another pass  :D

A few little jobs to attend to, check wheel bearings and I have a leak on the rear hub seal on one side but strangely the brakes passed with both side being the same (and working before someone says that)
I wonder if it is a new leak or is there a path for the oil to get out without going through the brake drum?

Happy with the result, just must not wait until the morning of the next MOT to go over things :)

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:wav:



PS... I didn't receive the £1, so no reminder. :wink:


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:D Well done tickman and Gwen on getting through the quick MOT.



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Well done.

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