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Re: The diary of a C5

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Stickyfinger wrote:Needs CHROME !
Why? What's wrong with Firefox?

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Re: The diary of a C5

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Ever tried polishing a Fox ?

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Stickyfinger wrote:Ever tried polishing a Fox ?
No but I've tried polishing a few turds...

Never with any great success though...

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Re: The diary of a C5

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Ay up!

Thought I'd put the "More Chrome!!!!" cries,behind me.....

Thanks, lads!

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Re: The diary of a C5

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Hello, friends!

Yes, you are right, I NEED MORE CHROME!!!!!!!

Anyway, Papa is incredibly smug today, he has a letter published in Practical Classics, singing my praises, although I need to Have Words about not being a fan of my looks, I am a very pretty girl, now back to pampering me or it will be the Non Start again!!!!!!!

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Xantianut wrote:I am a very pretty girl, now back to pampering me or it will be the Non Start again!!!!!!!
Good, that's the attitude :-D

Make sure papa knows his place :wink:

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Re: The diary of a C5

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Hello, friends!

Finally, Papa has pulled his finger out and sorted my clunk! It was the drop link all the time, the nuts had worked a little loose. He expended some of his muscle power (he IS strong you know!) on tightening them up and I am now a true, silky limousine once again. Even better, Papa got covered in grease again! Always nice to see......

Now he is waiting for some special pliers to fix my fuel filter. Hopefully, the postman will be bringing them today so I can sip clean diesel. Nice to,gulp in clean air, my turbo feels so much better. And as for my oil? I am a happy girl.

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Excellent :D Delighted to see he is keeping you happy... You are a lucky girl!

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Re: The diary of a C5

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Hello, friends.

I was afraid Papa would discover this.

For some time I have had problems with dirt in my injectors. Today, Papa found out why.

He changed my diesel filter which is long, long overdue. What came out was very dirty indeed. When Papa tried to tighten up my housing, he could not get it to seal and diesel was spraying out everywhere. Oh, my precious fuel! Wasted! Papa then took it apart again and had a swearing fit.

Some BODGER had left out the rubber seal from my fuel filter and, wait for it, overtightened the cap to the point where my housing has cracked. Papa's language was quite appalling. Shocked a few folks, I can tell you. Including me and I thought I had heard all his swears. He has the vocabulary of an angry sailor, the fervour of an angry miner and the delivery of a Welsh poet. An angry one, naturally!

So all we can do is wait until the new housing arrives, hopefully on Tuesday.

Poor Papa. I even forgive him for using the big hammer!

Fifi.

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Re: The diary of a C5

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Oh dear :(

That's terrible :evil:

Still, at least a new filter housing is easy to fit!

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Re: The diary of a C5

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Hello, Friends,

I am In Disgrace today. My fuel leak means I,cannot,take Mummy to her talk. However, a friend has offered a lift.

I do hope the Postman comes early tomorrow, then I can get back out on the road where I belong.

One good thing from yesterday. With my stylish bonnet raised and my engine cover removed, Papa was able to hear my turbo spool up in starting. Amid all the swearing and anger from Papa, it brought a very welcome smile to his craggy, grim Yorkshire fisog. He says it sounds like a class 40 locomotive starting up. They are the ones that don't belch out HUGE clouds of black smoke so I'll take that as a compliment! I like a clean exhaust, I am too young to smoke!!!!

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Ahh now if your turbo really sounds lovely then I'd say you sound more like an HST with a Paxam Valenta rather than a Class 40...

I used to love listening to an HST revving up to full power before departing the station. Sadly after they were re-engine they lost that lovely sound...

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Xantianut wrote:Hello, Friends,

I am In Disgrace today. My fuel leak means I,cannot,take Mummy to her talk. However, a friend has offered a lift.

I do hope the Postman comes early tomorrow, then I can get back out on the road where I belong.

One good thing from yesterday. With my stylish bonnet raised and my engine cover removed, Papa was able to hear my turbo spool up in starting. Amid all the swearing and anger from Papa, it brought a very welcome smile to his craggy, grim Yorkshire fisog. He says it sounds like a class 40 locomotive starting up. They are the ones that don't belch out HUGE clouds of black smoke so I'll take that as a compliment! I like a clean exhaust, I am too young to smoke!!!!
Otterchops, it is not YOU that is in disgrace, it is that incompetent previous owner who bodged the fuel filter job. It is just that YOU are to hand, not them. Don't worry, once that is sorted you will be back in his good books, and when he realises how much better fuel economy you have with a leak tight fuel system he will smile (and, believe it or not, so will that Yorkshire Wallet!).

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Re: The diary of a C5

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Your previous owner must have been a bodger of the highest order otterchops. Your not in the bad books, daddy is just fed ok of finding and fixing the bodges. You will soon be in perfect health.

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daviemck2006 wrote:Your previous owner must have been a bodger of the highest order otterchops. Your not in the bad books, daddy is just fed ok of finding and fixing the bodges. You will soon be in perfect health.
Yes, seconded :wink: