Davie's french attraction.

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Aberdeen as I thought. 40 miles away. They have them on ebay for £60ish with next day delivery. A phone to them at 8am then and if in stock I can be back here at 10. I'll need to take a flask for a cuppa there!
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You aren't as well prepared as I though you were. No cuppa IV?

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:You aren't as well prepared as I though you were. No cuppa IV?

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Love it. I want the drip put in along with my bionic back :rofl2:
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The day going to plan. Gawd knows what plan though. Anything from A to Z. Well maybe not quite Z! Nice run to Aberdeen done. Discs and pads have been got for the Astra, coffee number 3 for the day. It's 10.07 so mot at 3 pm shouldn't be a problem (I hope)
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Back to plan A! Brakes sorted, rest then mot. I think I'm gonna pay for it tomorrow. My C5 is filthy. I don't think it will get much of a clean before I drive 200 miles on Thursday and 350 on Friday. I think I'll have to do next to nothing Tuesday and Wednesday. I hope there's no more to do to astra.
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I won hee hee. Makes a change. No advisories. Kerri is happy, it'sthe first straight pass for Iit at 08 reg, 112000 miles. It's maturing well with middle age.
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Hell Razor5543 wrote:Nah, you can win that (unless you expect to lose, that is!).
See, I said you would win! Did you manage to get a cuppa IV to help?
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Lost count of the cuppas. Think there was 6 or 7 before mot time!

I'm saving IV for the weekend when I won't have a kettle!
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I enjoyed the national this year. I'll need to renew my passport next year! I flew up the road on Sunday night, then winged it up to Kenny today. Good natter with him then cut across to sisters again. I wasn't going to but something came up so I'm in past to see that all is going to be ok. I've done just over 1000 miles since I left home on Thursday. Still 220 to go tomorrow or Wednesday. Trip computer says 52.4 mpg. C5 performed faultlessly, and got a serious DPF clean out with a 3000 rpm cruise for over an hour on a deserted motorway between 5 and 6 on Saturday morning. I think that makes this one a keeper, unless there is a red 2.2 173 twin turbo exclusive auto with black leather turns up local to me for much cheapness!
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Got home at 11 pm last night. Total mileage for the trip is 1226, average mpg 54.1 according to the trip computer. Car performed faultlessly, only problem was a bus cutting me up on a roundabout and resulted in me kerbing two of my alloys. Been less than a year since they were powder coated and now 3 are badly kerbed. A set of alloy gaitors would hide the kerbing, they cost £60 off eBay and look a bit fiddly to fit. Standard wheels are going to get renovated and put on, they have good tyres, the 18's will need tyres shortly.
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I got a set of unused alloygators locally for £20 so I'm going to try fitting them shortly. I've only really recovered fully from my long trip, and having to do some garden renovations last week. I'll do the rears first, i'm advised it is easier done with wheels removed and tyre pressure let out. The rear tyres are ok for quite a time yet. The front tyres are wearing on edges now, not by much but enough to have the alignment done before new tyres fitted, whether that is budget or used 18's, or the new 16's that are in the shed. I am not ever buying pirellis again. They were hopeless on the ex wife's departed 206 in the wet, and at 3 mm with slightly scuffed outer shoulders are absolutely horrid on the front of the C5 in heavy rain today. As horrid that I was aquaplaning all over the place at low speeds even with traction control. And triggering the ABS with light braking. That's pirelli P-Zero 225/40x18. Looking up tyre shopper or the likes they are expensive when new. I was laughing at my brother in law last week for buying two haida tyres in the same size off eBay for £75 for the two delivered to his house but I think if I am going to keep the 18's on then that's what I'll have to put on. They can't be any worse than I experienced on the 3 mm pirellis today. I saw a pic of a c5 facelift on 17' c4 resolfens and liked them and would like a set of them and sell my 18's, and the 16's which have all cracking tyres, all as new. Gumtree/ebay ads looming! Otherwise the car going great but still need to look at the heater, winter is getting closer! Daughters astra faultless, we may call them poxhalls but it's a good car, son's fiesta surviving being seriously abused with only an exhaust back box falling off to report. How pcplod has not stopped him in the 3 weeks it has been off I have no idea as it hits 6000 rpm before every gear change. He never gets to drive my car lol.
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I know Davie, I call them Poxhalls but I'll be the first to admit they are staunchly reliable and go on an on and on despite most owners abusing them criminally.

A fried of mine who now ruins an Agila used to ruin an Astra. It was all most people needed in a car. Boringly trustworthy but oh, such a nasty, horrid thing. Seats were made of concrete and it drove like a wheelbarrow.

The Agila is the better car but then it's just a badge-engineered Suzuki!
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After another 40 mile run on Wednesday evening in bucketing rain with no grip I went out and measured the tyre treads. Front left 1.8 mm outside edge, 2.4 centre and 3.9 inside. Front right 4.4 all way across. Rears both over 5 all across. So only really one tyre shot then. The forecast here is for it getting really cold with a possibility of ground frost and possibly even snow on high ground for next week! Wheel swap over needed sooner rather than later then. Heater also needing fixed sooner rather than later. Problem being my physical health is on a downer just now and even changing wheels would kill me just now.
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Gosh Davie, that's shocking weather for August :evil:

Sorry to hear your health is not good right now. I hope that soon changes [-o<

Remind me, what’s the heater problem you have? Sounds like you'll be needing it very soon :(