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Post by Hannesb » Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:02 pm

Hi SimonAllen

The oil is getting flung (literally!) out from under the rocker covers and the rocker cages themselves. All the bolts seem tight, so I will replace the four gaskets in question as I already have them to hand.

Bit of a bummer, but what can you do?

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Post by Hoodoo » Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:04 pm

[quote="happiness stan"]Now my question to all you off roaders is - Are these as rubbish as they sound?


You've described them perfectly!! :D :D Sorry!!
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Post by happiness stan » Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:14 pm

So I can't tempt you then........

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Post by GvidoR » Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:48 pm

1. Made a delicious crab salad
2. Fixed a rust spot
3. Sprayed a VW badge black

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Post by nitro_warrior » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:44 pm

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Post by GvidoR » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:26 am

Just found out for sure that my car is leaking coolant. :(
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Post by nitro_warrior » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:38 am

Less an ex-Niva, more ex-'dreams, opportunity and happier times'
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Post by GvidoR » Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:11 pm

So what will be your new set of wheels?
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Post by GvidoR » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:21 pm

Today I mostly...

Failed the shoe test. :P

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Post by excossack » Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:13 pm

Didn't do a great deal today except for, going hunting for a fire for the lounge. Plenty of choices for in the Gas and Electric range along with plenty of choice in fire surrounds.
Then went to Machine Mart to make use of the VAT free voucher I had and got myself one of these

http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/produ ... RC-3+tonne

F'in heavy!
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Post by excossack » Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:51 pm

I hope it serves me well as well!
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Post by excossack » Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:15 am

Ordered 6 LED Gu10 Bulbs for the kitchen lights. Currently we have 6 x 35w and soon the lights will be 6 x 4w bulbs in cool white. So, this will reduce the power used over the winter days/nights in the kitchen.
Payback time I guess will be a while.
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Post by excossack » Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:47 am

Was it one of these style LED flood lights?

http://www.ledhut.co.uk/led-flood-lights.html

We have 2 x 150w in the drive and 2 x 500w in the back garden. No idea how many times a night the cats or other animals set them off.
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Post by excossack » Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:21 am

Do they just fit into the old opening of the flood light? or is it a whole light unit?
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Post by Zelandeth » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:07 am

Finally managed to get the VCR, DVR, stereo and monitor all to talk to each other properly. Finally now have a way to digitise my VHS collection, albeit in a bit of a roundabout way.
LOZ: Oddball cars, lighting information, and anything else I remember to upload!
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