Davie's french attraction.

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Not happy. Between the house and the testing station, 21 miles a clip holding a radiator hose on to the chassis broke, it fell onto the driveshaft inner gator which then burst. At least it's not the one which was recently replaced. The bloody car is fighting all the way. It will know it's lost its pampered lifestyle kept in a garage and only used about once a month, to parked outside and used nearly every day, and objecting to that. [emoji35]

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Sorry to hear of the headaches!

It's a fair ways down the road from you, but the garage I'd used for all my MOTs and any work beyond my abilities for about the last 15 years (only stopped due to my move south) was Cameron Autotech in Cuminestown.

They're not the cheapest, but the work they've done for me has always been absolutely top notch and the service has always been A1, so I was always prepared to pay a few quid more for that.

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Davie, I too am so sorry to hear of all the grief this car is causing... It'll be well worth it in the end...

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I hope the renault gives me an easier time at mot time. It, and me, are standing up really well to the stop start 25 to 35 miles every evening of the food delivery.
Zel, Cuminestown is not that far from me, I may well give them a try when I next need a garage. A personal recommendation is usually good, and I have been told that they are good before.
Shauns gti is at a guy we were told about who used to build and rally 205s for fun, and is away to start a classic car restoration business. He has a shed full of stuff he owns in various states of disrepair, a lotus sunbeam, manta gte, escort rs turbo, mk 3 cortina, and a p100 pickup with sierra cosworth 4x4 running gear. The gti is not just getting a quick bodge job to pass it's mot but a serious amount of restoration underneath so will end up a very solid cat indeed.

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The 205 maybe gave me a couple of battle defeats but I won the war! MOT passed with no advisories, sideways as Jim noticed earlier [emoji13] [emoji4]

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Davie, excellent news!!! Happiness indeed, now you can enjoy!

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The 205 is going like a dream, it just does what it says on the tin. It starts when asked to and stops when it's asked to and is a very enjoyable drive, even as the lowly 1.1. It still goes round corners as if on rails whilst being comfortable at the same time and much more fun than the renault.
Renault is booked in for mot next Monday, I changed the broken front spring today, but in the process destroyed a drop link. It needed the grinder to get it off to get the strut off. At least it will be a simple job to replace, maybe won't even have to take the wheel off! I can't see anything that may fail it, but never know. It has had a better look over than the pug had, so here's hoping it's an easier test than it was. Then it is getting one of my showroom finish cleans and oil and filters and advertised for sale. I have a veggie oil itch which needs scratching!

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2 delphi drop links ordered for Friday delivery for £11.20

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Great news on the 205 Davie :-D All the aggro was worth it in the end :wink:

Here's hoping teh Renault goes through slightly easier [-o<

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Opinions please on the white wheels. I may paint them, what colour chaps.
I has a significant lean to one side, the opinion of the 205 owners is that front springs are the first suspect, thinking it may have a diesel spring on the left front. The rear beam is all free enough while changing the wheels today. Anyone here any thoughts?

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I think that too. I think a nice dark silver would be good. Maybe black, but I might not like them. Silver is safer.

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Davie, something odd is happening with you as you seem to be posting as guest and double-posting at that... Sign out of the forum and try logging back in again...

If you're using tapatalk it looks like that has an issue...

Try rebooting your machine too...

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I'm posting off the shop wifi between runs that may be the problem.

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And my droplinks for the meggy have not arrived yet. MOT booked for 10 am tomorrow. It's going in anyway, there might be more to fix, and if there's not anything else it's a quick look to see it on later in the week. I've been driving it about last night and tonight with absolutely no problem. I wouldn't know it's missing. But then it's never been out of the 30 mph limit. May be different at speed (50 about my lot so not much speed lol)

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daviemck2006 wrote:I'm posting off the shop wifi between runs that may be the problem.
It's looking OK again now Davie :-D

All the best with the Meggy MOT tomorrow...