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Post by MikeT » 12 Jan 2011, 17:06

Get well soon, Jim, Britain needs you.

My recommendation; a hooning hot curry, a bottle of brandy and a soak in a hot tub.
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Post by CitroJim » 12 Jan 2011, 17:11

MikeT wrote:My recommendation; a hooning hot curry


Funny you should say that Mike, I'm just about to go and cook one!!!

I'll pass on the other options though...
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Post by Xaccers » 12 Jan 2011, 20:04

CitroJim wrote:The other surprising discovery I made is that my lifestyle, spending a lot of time outdoors in all weathers does make a cold more likely but not for the old belief that you "catch" a cold from the cold weather. Those who spend lots of time outdoors in active pursuits build up a very strong immune system and this attacks invading viruses very hard, even weak ones, and it's the immune system fighting these viral attackers that makes you feel ill, not the virus itself. So if you have a weak immune system it might not bother to fight a cold virus and you end up not feeling ill even though technically, you have a cold.


Beware the cytokine storm Jim.
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Post by davetherave » 12 Jan 2011, 20:05

Whiskey always works for me...
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Post by CitroJim » 12 Jan 2011, 22:25

Xac wrote:Beware the cytokine storm Jim.


Sounds worse than the cold itself :twisted: Just been reading about them on Wikipedia, not that it made much sense though... :roll:

davetherave wrote:Whiskey always works for me...


So it has to be the Irish stuff then Dave! Scotch won't do?
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Post by robert_e_smart » 12 Jan 2011, 23:02

I prefer Whisky!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Citroenmad » 12 Jan 2011, 23:08

I find lemsips and bechams gets me through a good cold, usually they reoccur though :? In fact I can feel one coming on now ...

Maybe ill give some whisky a try. :roll:
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Post by XantiaDaveEire » 14 Jan 2011, 16:51

Nothing a good hot whiskey wont cure Jim :drink: :lol:
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Post by CitroJim » 30 Jan 2011, 20:17

It's been a long tinme (again!) since an update tbut as usual, work has been getting in the way..

Luckily the vehicles have been behaving themselves during this busy time but as always, neglect leads to toys being thrown :roll:

This time it was the turn of my Activa to take a sulk...

Obviously she was unhappy that leaks on the New V6 were getting all the attention so this week she decided to spring one of her own :twisted:

And not just any old leak either.

At this point one must either utter a little Cockney rhyming-slang along the lines of "I don't adam n'eve it!"

or, in finest Victor Meldrew voice " I don't believe it!"

Nor did I when I first spotted the small LHM puddle on the drive...

It started off as a weep and now it's big green tears. I feel like crying big tears too...

She's already cried a good 500mL of LHM...

And the leaks is from here:

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Yep, that's it, the rear ram :evil:

Thing is, this was a brand-new ram less then a year and 3,000 miles ago at a cost of £403...

Now the damm thing is leaking :evil: :evil:

I shall be having words with the Stealer who supplied in in the morning and see if there's any come-back. No way in which a ram should fail so soon.

I could just repair it but that's not the point...

I'll report back with news as it develops...

Touch-wood, both V6s are fine. Old V6 is keeping calm and carrying on and today I took New V6 out for a well deserved spin. She's been standing for three weeks and positively enjoyed a good canter around rural North Bucks in the sunshine...
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Post by davetherave » 31 Jan 2011, 00:35

Thats poor a ram failing that quick!
They are very attention seeking these cars!
Good luck with the dealers though, will be interesting to see what they say.
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Post by andmcit » 31 Jan 2011, 00:42

Jim, could this be temperature critical?
I know it's been [to use the technical parlance] frikkin' cold lately and
I know I don't operate very well operating in near or sub-zero temps.

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Post by XantiaMan » 31 Jan 2011, 08:29

On a ram less than a year old, temperature should not affect it, it's clearly a manufacturing fault that is causing this, on a 10 year old one the ram weeping is acceptable, in fact most do but to lose 500ml??
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Post by CitroJim » 31 Jan 2011, 17:51

Absolutely my feeling Gareth..

I spoke to the dealer today. Very helpful he was. Off to see him tomorrow afternoon.

More news then...
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Post by Xaccers » 31 Jan 2011, 18:12

CitroJim wrote:Absolutely my feeling Gareth..

I spoke to the dealer today. Very helpful he was. Off to see him tomorrow afternoon.

More news then...



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Can you order me a rear dog bone for Cassy while you're there?
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Post by CitroJim » 31 Jan 2011, 18:14

Xac wrote:[cheeky]
Can you order me a rear dog bone for Cassy while you're there?
[/cheeky]

:D


'Course I can. If you want one right now I have one or two in my stash..

Just thinking what other sundries I might order at the same time...

I must get my thinking cap on...
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