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by Zelandeth
Sun Dec 11, 2022 9:49 pm
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Too cold to really do too much today, but given it wasn't actively raining or windy I did venture out for an hour or so until I started to run out of feeling in my finger tips. First up as it hadn't been started in a little while was to get the Cavalier started up and run it fully up to temperature....
by Zelandeth
Sat Dec 10, 2022 5:10 pm
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Only actual car related job I was determined to get done today was to make it so that I could actually see out of both the Caddy and Renault. The Caddy had developed a horrible greasy film on the inside of the screen which I was reminded of every time I was driving into the sun. The Renault screen w...
by Zelandeth
Fri Dec 09, 2022 6:55 pm
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Not been a huge amount going on. We've got a guest staying this weekend so it's mostly been a mad dash to get the house properly tidied up. I did find time to swap out all the headlight bulbs though, they were definitely all well past it and now seem far brighter. I also grabbed something else today...
by Zelandeth
Wed Dec 07, 2022 10:10 pm
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Before: https://i.ibb.co/mBvQCGJ/IMG-20221204-143402.jpg During: https://i.ibb.co/B41yqWH/IMG-20221207-114112.jpg After: https://i.ibb.co/FbJ3pSx/IMG-20221207-130649.jpg Much better. https://i.ibb.co/8XXp6jm/IMG-20221207-130634.jpg Definitely feels more secure on the road and the ride is a little mo...
by Zelandeth
Tue Dec 06, 2022 11:12 pm
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Sweet, the stereo works! https://i.ibb.co/YP9HNPk/IMG-20221206-174956.jpg Well. Sort of. The tape deck does anyway - which was probably the most important bit. Radio appears to be dead. Neither the upper control panel or steering column controls do anything. So the radio *may* actually work, but thi...
by Zelandeth
Sun Dec 04, 2022 11:19 pm
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Didn't have quite as productive a day today as I'd hoped. Apparently I didn't budget my energy yesterday quite as well as I thought I had, so got kicked in the behind this morning and it wasn't until the early afternoon that I was really mentally firing on all cylinders again. Which is particularly ...
by Zelandeth
Sat Dec 03, 2022 11:50 pm
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So this morning started out with a lift over towards Oxford provided by a friend. Never been in a Jag XF before. https://i.ibb.co/d717HNM/IMG-20221203-120816.jpg Pleasant enough - though unsurprisingly has the usual modern car vices of too hard seats and too stiff suspension for my liking. Fast forw...
by Zelandeth
Thu Dec 01, 2022 8:48 pm
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Initially I thought the seller wasn't going to respond, though checking my spam folder it turned out they had within the hour. Thanks GMail. So all being well I'll be viewing it on Saturday. Overall impression so far is "Rough round the edges." Ideally needs paint, and I want to take a good look at ...
by Zelandeth
Wed Nov 30, 2022 10:50 pm
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Not been much going on here...because...well not much has been going on here with the cars. The Caddy has been continuing to just be An Car, though I'm sure the CV joints which have always tended to click a bit on full lock have started to get louder lately. I may need to actually do something about...
by Zelandeth
Thu Nov 10, 2022 6:18 pm
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Topic: Today I mostly .....
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Given that my prep work, on a 20 year old van consisted entirely of checking lights etc and a really quick clean I'll take that! https://i.ibb.co/yhSR0pP/IMG-20221110-171005-2.jpg Tester was complimentary of the overall condition I thought. Blew 0.2 m-1 on the smoke test, a definite improvement on t...
by Zelandeth
Wed Nov 09, 2022 9:39 pm
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Topic: Today I mostly .....
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It's MOT time for the Caddy tomorrow so I gave it a quick clean today. I always try to turn up with my cars in a reasonably presentable state. https://i.ibb.co/mCwK17Y/IMG-20221109-133802.jpg Still doesn't scrub up bad for a 20 year old van. https://i.ibb.co/Xx77bTX/IMG-20221109-133841.jpg https://i...
by Zelandeth
Sat Nov 05, 2022 9:28 pm
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All righty...Go grab yourself a coffee because this is going to be a long one. Those of you used to my regular updates may have noted that I've been quiet for a while. This was down initially to a distinct lack of energy after arriving back in the UK (jet lag can get in the sea please), being exacer...
by Zelandeth
Mon Oct 17, 2022 2:47 pm
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Topic: Today I mostly .....
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Back home and trying to get caught up with things. While jetlagged to hell and back (yesterday was effectively a 32 hour day - got absolutely zero sleep on the flight - by the time I eventually fell into bed). Oh, and we had contractors arrive at 0830 this morning to start replacing our roof. Yeah, ...
by Zelandeth
Sun Oct 09, 2022 12:47 am
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Today's rant brought to you by Ford. Specifically this bit of Ford. https://i.ibb.co/wYy3gMm/IMG-20221008-194453.jpg I have developed an absolute seething hatred for this centre console since I first encountered it in 2015. Having not seen it for five years hasn't helped endear it to me either. The ...
by Zelandeth
Sat Oct 08, 2022 2:55 am
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Today I mostly .....
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Ah, life in a US state with no vehicle inspections. Michigan in this case. https://i.ibb.co/m6J4Kqg/IMG-20221007-151556.jpg The other side didn't superficially look so bad until you realised that the inner and outer sills were *completely* missing. This is not even *close* to the shonkiest thing I'v...