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Re: Elmas Xantia V6 and the joys of the countryside

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I'm already a bit unhealthy Jim and cannot afford to get worse, I'm a sub contractor so I don't get paid if I take a day off.
I'd better borrow some cash and get some veg in.
That vet bill was literally all of my money.

Oh no, I gave my ketchup away last week.

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This is such a strain, Kelvs drugs have stopped the pain so he wants to play. Obviously he cannot and does not understand at all.

On the food money front things are better. A stock check revealed 2 green peppers, some mushrooms and cereal I'd forgotten about.
One of the guys wants to buy a phone I refurbished so thats £50 straight in, plenty for food until Friday.

Big relief, I was quite distressed by the whole thing.

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elma wrote: Big relief, I was quite distressed by the whole thing.
Big relief here too James :-D

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I agree with the relief. May I suggest that you take a look in at your local B&M. I know that they were (and may still be) doing Fray Bentos pies (475g size) at £1 each. I have this habit of setting up a stock of them, so that, if money gets tight, I still have something to eat. They are not as good as a home made pie, but they are more nutritious than an air pie!

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myglaren wrote:Yep, needs ketchup :twisted:
Well said Steve, a man after my own heart :rofl2:

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A week on CornFlake White Bread sandwiches when at uni.....I still like them :)
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I've had a turnaround and I'm spoilt now.
Just enjoyed most of a Bhuna with rice and Keema Naan.
Enough left over for lunch and a shop that'll last until friday.
I think a coco pop Baguette sounds far more appetising.

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Kelvs seems to be in less pain this morning. He's still not walking properly but he's not yelping so the drugs are doing him some good.

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elma wrote:Kelvs seems to be in less pain this morning. He's still not walking properly but he's not yelping so the drugs are doing him some good.
That's good news James :D Here's wishing for his full and very speedy recovery [-o<

Eggs are always good to have a stock of... A meal in itself and gives you all the nutrition you need in one convenient package... Enjoy boiled or poached with home-made bread or as an omelette cooked in a tiny bit of coconut oil with onions, tomatoes, a touch of cheese and a side of green veg like kale ;)

Actually, a bloody good meal!

Tinned fish like mackerel or sardines are good to hold a stock of too...

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Like the sound of the omelette Jim, no fish for me though it causes vomiting.
I tried a tiny little bit of Salmon last week and it was not pleasant.

Kelvs in the Vets again on Wednesday but it's the nice affordable vet rather than the extortionate Sunday vet.

Just had the Xantia tracked, thanks to my mum for temporarily footing the bill, it's transformed the car.
I now have straight steering and it's far lighter to turn.
Now it's straight I can feel whats going on with the suspension too and that the n/s p bush is the only worn component is confirmed.

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I'm going to take on the leaky LHM pipe to the pump this afternoon.
Is the pipe pressurised?
I'm unsure if I need to depressurise the suspension to do the job.

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James, I would start by giving the whole area a very good was down/degreaser treatment so that you can see just what is weeping/leaking and what is just damp from drips over time.

Oh yes, the leaf blower idea did not work :)

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I will do Alasdair but the pipe is confirmed as leaking already from the last cleanup.
I have the pipe and clips I'm just not sure if I need to depressurise.

Shame about the leaf blower, I liked that idea a lot.
I'm just about to reseal that bit of the windscreen I failed with on the first attempt.

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Ah, I thought you were talking about that T piece we looked at.

Make up a set of wedges/stuff to apply pressure to the screen seal before you do it.....I used sections of old rubber radiator hose and little bits of wood, I also used some old towels to protect the bonnet paint. I think the poly tunnel repair tape should work well.

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Aah no, the big pipe that goes to the top of the lhm pump.

Yes I like the sound of that polytunnel tape. This is all temporary though and on zero budget. I'm going to have to use horrible silver tape for now.

Any ideas what can be done about this in the short term?
Own work
Own work
2 tubs of forte stop leak in so far but this keeps coming back.