Life on the edge - the Diary of a C5

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Re: The diary of a C5

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Well done, Otterchops (and Daddy, for getting you through).

Think of the MoT being the same as the medical check-ups us humans should have regularly. While we (and our close friends) may think we know our bodies, it takes a professional, un-biased person to pick up on the early warning signs of something potentially serious. Yes, we don't like getting prodded by relative strangers either, but I personally would much rather get poked and prodded (to find a minor issue that is simple to resolve) than to wait until I picked up on something serious, only to find it was now a terminal case.

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I hope he lubricated his gas probe

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Stickyfinger wrote:I hope he lubricated his gas probe
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Excellent result on the MOT =D>

James, you make a very good and valid point, applicable both to ourselves and cars!

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:lolsign: :bl:

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Hello friends.

I hear swearing. This probably means Daddy is getting to grips with my new diagnostic computer. I do wish he'd get a bit more techno savvy!

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Or maybe he's just lost his big hammers... If so that'll be good news for you!!!

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RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!!

Daddy's Wallet has escaped. Its a Yorkshire Wallet so is very dangerous. Do Not Approach it under any circumstances! It was hiding in my cavernous boot when it picked the lock and ran off. Last seen heading for the hills, growling and gnashing it's teeth.

If seen, drop several paving slabs on it (it may eat a couple, you have been warned) and run. DO NOT OFFER IT MONEY!!! It will eat your hand.....

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Well, here are the pictures of Uncle Zel's fleet:

1stly Tango.


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Next up The Ambassador:

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Daddy does like 2 litre engines.....

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And now Geraldine. This is where I thought I had lost him. He was in love.....

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And finally the whole fleet. The little black Peugeot is part of it but not the Ford over the road.

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A fun day out....
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Xantianut wrote:RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!!

Daddy's Wallet has escaped. Its a Yorkshire Wallet so is very dangerous. Do Not Approach it under any circumstances! It was hiding in my cavernous boot when it picked the lock and ran off. Last seen heading for the hills, growling and gnashing it's teeth.

If seen, drop several paving slabs on it (it may eat a couple, you have been warned) and run. DO NOT OFFER IT MONEY!!! It will eat your hand.....
I hope that it does not meet up with a Scottish wallet. They will either fight (and the resultant fallout will make the surrounding area uninhabitable!), or breed, which will have even worse consequences!

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
Xantianut wrote:RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!!

Daddy's Wallet has escaped. Its a Yorkshire Wallet so is very dangerous. Do Not Approach it under any circumstances! It was hiding in my cavernous boot when it picked the lock and ran off. Last seen heading for the hills, growling and gnashing it's teeth.

If seen, drop several paving slabs on it (it may eat a couple, you have been warned) and run. DO NOT OFFER IT MONEY!!! It will eat your hand.....
I hope that it does not meet up with a Scottish wallet. They will either fight (and the resultant fallout will make the surrounding area uninhabitable!), or breed, which will have even worse consequences!
It will have to look long and hard to find a Scottish wallet! They are all in hiding and only come out at midnight when the sun is shining.

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Daddy says.....

Yorkshire Wallets are even more vicious than Scottish ones. A 20 p piece is so shaped so you can get a spanner on 'em and get change out of a Tyke!!!

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This is a very scary picture. As you can see, Daddy was shaking when he took it but the clean ring around my wheel is clear. The oil on the wheel is penetrating oil, hoping he would not have to use the grinder on the bottom nut. Unlucky!!!!

Scary stuff. He yelped a few times when the sparks went into his shirt!

Daddy is on the case trying to find me a new caliper bolt.

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oower

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Pretty sure I've got some from a Xantia which look to be the same, but postage likely as much as a dealer one....!

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Re: The diary of a C5

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Hello, friends!

Well, my suspension and brakes do not knock any more. Daddy wielded the angle grinder which was HOT and sorted everything out.

He then said I could play with a little trailer to take some rubbish to the Tip. Now, I like a little trailer, makes me feel like Someone. What he did not tell me was that he was also going to put some in my cavernous boot! The cheek! One of the bags smelled awful and so did I afterwards, despite Daddy rolling all my windows down. Then he took ANOTHER load leaving my cavernous boot full of dead leaves!

The good news is that he has vacuumed me out and is going to polish my smooth plastics inside to make me smell nice tomorrow. Any chance of some nice wax on my shiny paint while you are at it, Daddy?

Nice to,be nice, isn't it? He does look after me.

Otterchops.