Car Thread II

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by Victor Mildew » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:01 pm

:dread:

You know it's bad when you get the phone call expecting to be told it's passed, and are then asked if you're sitting down.

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:34 pm

LewisD wrote:Mate that's gooseberry fool. :/

It's not even that old is it? Previous shape Corsa?
Presumably you can get the parts through work?


The Corsa died in an argument with a lorry. This is a 62-plate Fiesta.

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by LewisD » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:28 pm

Even so that's pretty bad for 62 plate to be in such a state already.

Whats the plan dude? Fork out for the repairs or sell it for scrap/parts?

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by rinks » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:31 pm

Bloody hell. My car is 12 years old and it has never failed an MOT.

EDIT: I see it’s nearly all suspension-related. Do you have to deal with a lot of speed humps?

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:31 pm

LewisD wrote:Even so that's pretty bad for 62 plate to be in such a state already.

Whats the plan dude? Fork out for the repairs or sell it for scrap/parts?


It's on finance, so I can't get rid. I've pulled out for the repairs. Luckily we have a thing where we can spread the cost over 6 months, interest free. (I got the MOT and repairs done through work).

I have got to stop ragging it over the speed bumps in the office car park and the potholes in the street :shifty:

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by rinks » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:34 pm

Ha, see my previous edit.

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:38 pm

There is quite a vicious speed bump in the office car park, and the potholes in my street are ridiculous.

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by Victor Mildew » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:10 pm

Tbf £500 odd is pretty good for having all that sorted out and an mot done.

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:19 pm

Ad7 wrote:Tbf £500 odd is pretty good for having all that sorted out and an mot done.


Genuine Ford parts, too. Staff rates, innit?

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by Victor Mildew » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:39 pm

I see. Similar gooseberry fool cost me about 3 grand a few years back!

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:49 pm

Funny story though, after the car was delivered back, I drove it and when going around a roundabout, I heard a knock from the back. strawberry floating gooseberry fool myself that they'd strawberry floated the job up. Get to the shops, open the boot, and it turns out they'd moved my emergency tyre foam can from where I keep it, and it was rolling around the boot, making the noise.

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by BOR » Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:23 pm

New BMW 1 Series have switched to the front-wheel drive and the reviewers are impressed with it.

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by Robbo-92 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:11 pm

Dare say it’ll still be a good car and sell well, to the majority of buyers they probably won’t even care if it’s front or rear wheel drive.

Never driven one though so can’t speak from experience, don’t know why but there's just something about most modern BMW models that just doesn’t appeal to me.

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by False » Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:13 pm

I drove the most recent m140i and found it immensely fast and capable

and really really boring

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by Robbo-92 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:22 pm

Anyone got any recommendations for sorting headlights out? When I say sort them I mean get rid of the fogging they’ve picked up over the 12 years it’s been driven around. I’d prefer to give it a bash giving them a deep clean rather than just buying brand new lights for it. Might finally get the new bulbs I bought ages ago installed as well, only had them for a year :lol:

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by rinks » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:39 pm

Something about toothpaste. Not sure.

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by Robbo-92 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:44 pm

rinks wrote:Something about toothpaste. Not sure.


What, is that actually for real? Saw something when browsing PistonHeads and I thought it must have just been someone joking!

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by rinks » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:57 pm

Robbo-92 wrote:
rinks wrote:Something about toothpaste. Not sure.


What, is that actually for real? Saw something when browsing PistonHeads and I thought it must have just been someone joking!


I’ve heard it many times, but still don’t know if it’s a myth.

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by Robbo-92 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:01 pm

rinks wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:
rinks wrote:Something about toothpaste. Not sure.


What, is that actually for real? Saw something when browsing PistonHeads and I thought it must have just been someone joking!


I’ve heard it many times, but still don’t know if it’s a myth.


Worth a bash though! Packet of j-cloths and some cheap toothpaste sounds loads cheaper than new headlights or a proper cleaning kit.

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by LewisD » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:06 pm

Toothpaste does worth. It's just a very fine abrasive paste at the end of the day.

I use T-Cut on mine. Works wonders. But does need re-doing every 5-6 months so is only a temporary fix.

Everyone on the internet says that you shouldn't use T-cut. You probably shouldn't use T-Cut. But it's an old car and I don't give much of a strawberry float.

But it does work - T-cutted headlight on the left. Milky/foggy headlight on the right:

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