GEEEE'z what an adventure!

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by red_dwarfers » 09 Jan 2017, 23:16

My Xantia has had all the major big jobs done and lots of little ones beside this last year - water pump, cambelt, crankshaft/camshaft/cam cover seals, oil breather hoses, radiator, radiator hoses, clutch, front and rear pads and discs, all fluids, number plates, ABS sensor, drop links and track rod ends. So to start off the new year it's treated to a chunky stone to the windscreen which within a couple of hours turned into a crack!

National Windscreens are fitting a replacement for £123 inc VAT and fitting which I thought was pretty good. Autoglass wanted around £360 and Phoenix £150. For that price I shan't go through insurance as its not much more than my excess and saves the faff of next years insurance company using it as an excuse to hike my premium.

I've got a replacement scuttle for them to put on as the one on there is cracked, still the windscreen sealant I put on there a few years ago to patch it up held on admirably!

The XM needs its injection pump resealing over the winter period, I tried replacing just the top two electrovalve seals but its still dripping. The wires look in okayish condition. I'll have to be careful when removing the electronic gubbins that I don't move them around too much.

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by CitroJim » 10 Jan 2017, 08:09

Seems both of our Xantias have an affinity for large rocks in the West Country Kev!!!

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by Stickyfinger » 10 Jan 2017, 10:01

£123 is a great price Kev....

BTW,. they have blocked off your favourite lunch stop lay-by outside Cranmore

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by CitroJim » 10 Jan 2017, 10:33

Stickyfinger wrote: BTW,. they have blocked off your favourite lunch stop lay-by outside Cranmore
Dogging a problem down your way then?

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by Stickyfinger » 10 Jan 2017, 11:26

Badgering down here Jim, Dogging is for Townies

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by daviemck2006 » 10 Jan 2017, 13:04

Badgering sounds even worse than the sheeping in Aberdeen[emoji23]

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by CitroJim » 10 Jan 2017, 13:04

Stickyfinger wrote:Badgering down here Jim, Dogging is for Townies
Ahh, right, I stand corrected...

You old country yokels like it as rough as a badger's a*se then I guess :lol:

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by CitroJim » 10 Jan 2017, 13:06

daviemck2006 wrote:Badgering sounds even worse than the sheeping in Aberdeen[emoji23]
:lol:

Reminds me of a new expression I heard the other day...

'As worried as a pretty sheep in Wales...'

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by red_dwarfers » 10 Jan 2017, 14:34

Stickyfinger wrote:£123 is a great price Kev....

BTW,. they have blocked off your favourite lunch stop lay-by outside Cranmore
Oh no! I guess I'll just have to not eat when I go to Frome next!

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by CitroJim » 10 Jan 2017, 14:38

red_dwarfers wrote:
Stickyfinger wrote:£123 is a great price Kev....

BTW,. they have blocked off your favourite lunch stop lay-by outside Cranmore
Oh no! I guess I'll just have to not eat when I go to Frome next!
There's always the chippie in Nunney Catch Kev ;)

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by red_dwarfers » 10 Jan 2017, 14:50

CitroJim wrote:
There's always the chippie in Nunney Catch Kev ;)
I went there once on the way to the G rally for fish and chips. I bit into the battered fish and crunched into a bone, thought I was just a bit unlucky so pulled it out and put it to once side. Took another bite, another bone, another bone...the fish was still complete with skeleton!

I was sitting outside on one of the benches so nipped back inside and asked if the fish should be boneless "Yes we try but can't guarantee it" I showed her the fish with all the bones and tried to appeal to her but she was having none of it. I was really surprised as they're not exactly a spit and sawdust local takeaway!

I won't be choosing to go there again.

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by Stickyfinger » 10 Jan 2017, 15:41

Chip shop at Nunney is now closed !

It is now a BBQ & Grill

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by CitroJim » 10 Jan 2017, 15:53

red_dwarfers wrote: I was sitting outside on one of the benches so nipped back inside and asked if the fish should be boneless "Yes we try but can't guarantee it" I showed her the fish with all the bones and tried to appeal to her but she was having none of it. I was really surprised as they're not exactly a spit and sawdust local takeaway!

I won't be choosing to go there again.
Gosh, what terrible service Kev. Shocking :evil:
Stickyfinger wrote:Chip shop at Nunney is now closed !

It is now a BBQ & Grill
I'm not surprised it's now closed going on Kev's experience...

When did that happen... It was not so long ago I went past it.. Was it?

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by Stickyfinger » 10 Jan 2017, 16:17

November, they just left the sings up.

I have never had a bone in a chip shop :)

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by CitroJim » 10 Jan 2017, 16:42

Ahh, no wonder I didn't realise... Hope the lovely, friendly Esso petrol station is still in business
Stickyfinger wrote: I have never had a bone in a chip shop :)
ohh err missus.... :roll: