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Re: and today i have mostly been...

Post by Welly » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:36 am

....back in the Volvo after 3 weeks of driving the Shitrun C4.

First thing to notice was the peace and quiet of the Eastbourne Express..........and that the fuel tank was nearly empty :roll:

Mrs_Welly has had Spinal Surgery recently so I've been on domestic duties and running round in a clattery common rail poisoning everyone. Sorry about that.
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Post by caprixpack » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:23 am

Diesel for the win :twisted:
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Post by steve_earwig » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:45 am

Lordy, that sounds scary, hope she's doing ok. Please pass on our best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Sis-in-law had spinal surgery a couple of years back, she's had all sorts of issues but she was finally getting her fitness back in order, she and t'wife were planning a trip to Ireland later in the year but unfortunately something's now gone ping in her foot and she's back on crutches again :(
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Post by Welly » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:59 am

Thanks Steve, she's had 2 x discs removed in her neck, they went in from the front so moved her voice box and 'pipes' out of the way first :o afterwards it was like she'd had a major accident. She's got a carbon fibre cage now instead of discs and a squirt of bone marrow to help fuse the vertebrae together. Hopefully once it's all settled down she won't be in pain anymore which will be good all-round.

Oh and it only took us 3.5 years of persistence to get to the operation stage :frown: still all done now.

And my left knee has just started playing up...oh joy.
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Re: and today i have mostly been...

Post by Doggy » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:02 pm

Hope Mrs Welly has a full and speedy recovery.
Your knee problem may be related, you've probably not been on them enough until recently.
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Re: and today i have mostly been...

Post by steve_earwig » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:08 pm

The yoyo's alternator died - hoorah! :roll: Last Friday (the 13th) I was driving along and the car started making an awful groaning noise that rose and fell with engine revs. I immediately started panicking about the auto box but when I checked it was coming from the wrong end of the engine - phew! I took it to my mechanic, who pointed out the alternator was red hot, and he sent me to the guy who I use to fix vacuum cleaner engines etc. Obviously he also does alternators - who knew? I took it to him this morning and got it back this afternoon, 600Kn (70 quid) later and it has a new diode pack, which turns out to be much cheaper than even the cheapest replacement alternator. I suspect they even dismantled it in situ, they didn't even disconnect the battery :shock:

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Which is presently hanging from the light above the table t'wife is teaching from. I wonder how long it'll take for her to notice... :supafrisk:
Talking bollocks sin©e 2007

2004 D9 2.0 HDi 110 Estate lhd VF38ERHZF81657352 - sold but being very well looked after.
1991 Yamaha TDM850 - fuel leaks galore!
2008 Toyota Recall4 2.0 VVTI ATM LHD JTMBH31V90D007261 - flimsy piece of crap.
1953 Matchless G3LS - Can somebody stand by with an extinguisher?

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Re: and today i have mostly been...

Post by caprixpack » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:26 pm

Trying to find the God awful buzzing from behind the bloody dash. It only happens when the engine is running the controls on the climate control doesn't effect it at all. Now it seems to be on permanently after about 2 minutes of the engine running.
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