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by Welly
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2316
Views: 159457

Re: and today i have mostly been...

steve_earwig wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:10 pm
So today I've decided* to relax and have a headache/migraine instead. It'll still be there tomorrow.
That's frustrating.

I was hoping for some progress pics :P


Hope it clears off asap mate.
by Welly
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2316
Views: 159457

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Dares you to put all your weight on the far end of one of those :shock:
by Welly
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2316
Views: 159457

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I've been dealing with steel tube at work for years, 80mm isn't that big really (3" dia), if choosing again you'd probably only go for 65mm (21/2" anyway.
by Welly
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Car for my Daughter to learn in?
Replies: 49
Views: 8158

Re: Car for my Daughter to learn in?

Yes it's weird driving with being 'watched' by the black box, sticking to 30mph it harder than you imagine. She used to get mostly 9/10 or 10/10 scores and was rewarded monies by the insurance on a pre-loaded credit card thing. Think she earned at least £50.00. I fitted a sticker in the back window ...
by Welly
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!
Replies: 209
Views: 29664

Re: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!

Tyres = £158.00

New Coil Springs (Pair) = £180.00

Total = £338.00
by Welly
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel choice for your next car?
Replies: 18
Views: 258

Re: Fuel choice for your next car?

Talking of emissions, my neighbour has a newish FIAT convertible thing which is fast* approaching 2 years old. He has just had notice from FIAT that due to new regulations his 1.4l twin turbo will never pass an MOT. That's rediculous, what's going on there? Doggy - might be worth a squint at the Pr...
by Welly
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel choice for your next car?
Replies: 18
Views: 258

Fuel choice for your next car?

Seems to me the current choice is poor: Common Rail Diesel - uncertainty over future Taxation, Emissions, some Cities, and more importantly the impact on future value? Petrol - Not bad but the latest generation of small Pez turbo's have only really just hit the market - too expensive? Petrol & Elect...
by Welly
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues

Youtube is your friend I'd guess. Hopefully if it settles down itself leave it well alone.....fiddling with stuff always leads to trouble [/T-shirt]
by Welly
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Car for my Daughter to learn in?
Replies: 49
Views: 8158

Re: Car for my Daughter to learn in?

Fresh MOT achieved Monday, no advisories, the MOT man dislikes French cars and was quite disappointed I think that nothing was wrong with it.
by Welly
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!
Replies: 209
Views: 29664

Re: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!

I've found that to be a mistake here, if I tell them I'm in no rush then nothing ever gets done. Space in there is at a premium i.e. he has to move the car every day to do other stuff, he will tire of that very quickly, TBF he's got one side done already, the other side should be today/tomorrow. So...
by Welly
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues

Clean of throttle body by the sounds of it, it gets used to the throttle position and adapts to it....until the battery change when it goes "oh sh*t"...
by Welly
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!
Replies: 209
Views: 29664

Re: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!

Because I'm a nice customer I told my Garage next door at work that they can keep the Shitrun and work on it as and when it suited them because they were very busy when I dropped this on them, and we've got the Twingo to use at home anyway. Costs are trickling in so far: New Coil Spring = £22.00 eac...
by Welly
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2316
Views: 159457

Re: and today i have mostly been...

It's also been known for the tax inspectors to lurk outside supermarkets checking receipts, so it's vitally important that you take it with you or face having your shopping confiscated and having to pay yet another bloody fine. :shock: They don't do much to instil a sense of national pride and resp...
by Welly
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2316
Views: 159457

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Think doggy means the UK jobsworth ethos has spread to yewrope, we've now moved on in better* ways to pulling out teeth, giving limbs, extracting blood from stones.... Funnily enough you sometimes can find the exact build spec for your car, someone on the Volvo forum ran a dealer check on my VIN and...
by Welly
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!
Replies: 209
Views: 29664

Re: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!

The recovery operative said "it's them Chinese springs".

Chinese?

I think you'll find they will be exquisitely crafted and lovingly tested in the finest of French Workshops!

"Chi----nese" honestly...some people :roll: