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Re: Zel's Fleet Blog - Pug 107, Saab 900, Lada Riva, Skoda Estelle & Sinclair C5

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Jeez, I didn't think floor mats were THAT expensive!
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Glenvaragill opposite the exibition centre then. Ours was two years old and came from Alan Milne in Elgin. Its been a great wee car, put up with a lot of punishment.

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Right on the money Davie. Though they had changed to Manor Oak by the time I was using them.

Had planned to get a few things done today, but instead wound up driving up to Leicester for an emergency Dentist appointment. Severe toothache...Yay!

My theory is correct, the top right wisdom tooth riiiiiight at the back has decided to start disintegrating and needs to come out. Have been given some antibiotics which should help bring down the swelling (and associated pain) - after a few days. Hopefully. Given that none of the over the counter pain medicines seem to touch it, it's going to be a long few days... Especially as it is currently rendering sleep completely impossible.
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You have my sympathies (but I don't want that pain; I have had it in the past, and it can bl00dy well stay there!).
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Re: Zel's Fleet Blog - Pug 107, Saab 900, Lada Riva, Skoda Estelle & Sinclair C5

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Zel, not good :( I feel your pain. I really do as I've been there...
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Re: Zel's Fleet Blog - Pug 107, Saab 900, Lada Riva, Skoda Estelle & Sinclair C5

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Had that recently too. About the worst pain possible.

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Re: Zel's Fleet Blog - Pug 107, Saab 900, Lada Riva, Skoda Estelle & Sinclair C5

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Thanks for the best wishes folks, really appreciate it.

For those curious, here's a snap of the fuel injection system under test.
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Looks impressively like something that Dr. Frankenstein would have come up with!

...Missing the Jacob's Ladder though...that's still in the loft.

Not kidding either, I did build one a few years back. Well, what else was I going to do with a surplus neon sign transformer that I found?
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Re: Zel's Fleet Blog - Pug 107, Saab 900, Lada Riva, Skoda Estelle & Sinclair C5

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Zelandeth wrote: Well, what else was I going to do with a surplus neon sign transformer that I found?
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Re: Zel's Fleet Blog - Pug 107, Saab 900, Lada Riva, Skoda Estelle & Sinclair C5

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So this afternoon I had to go pick someone up from Oxford. On the way back I wound up following a concrete mixer, which was obviously dropping crud everywhere so I gave it a very wide following distance.

... Despite that however an inch or so diameter rock managed to smack the windscreen right in front of my face leaving a stinking great crater and crack. Great.

Surely it wouldn't have taken the driver five minutes to rinse the chute down before leaving the site...

Now the fun game of trying to get the windscreen replaced...Oh what fun.
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Re: Zel's Fleet Blog - Pug 107, Saab 900, Lada Riva, Skoda Estelle & Sinclair C5

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Which vehicle is that Zel?

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Re: Zel's Fleet Blog - Pug 107, Saab 900, Lada Riva, Skoda Estelle & Sinclair C5

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Zelandeth wrote:So this afternoon I had to go pick someone up from Oxford. On the way back I wound up following a concrete mixer, which was obviously dropping crud everywhere so I gave it a very wide following distance.

... Despite that however an inch or so diameter rock managed to smack the windscreen right in front of my face leaving a stinking great crater and crack. Great.

Surely it wouldn't have taken the driver five minutes to rinse the chute down before leaving the site...

Now the fun game of trying to get the windscreen replaced...Oh what fun.
Are you claiming from the concrete company? The driver is liable for any damage.
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Re: Zel's Fleet Blog - Pug 107, Saab 900, Lada Riva, Skoda Estelle & Sinclair C5

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Not entirely sure what the method to do that would be. We have the details of the vehicle in question - passenger snapped a photo for me seconds after it happened when we bunched up at a junction - but who do we contact?

Loathe to even mention it to my insurer, as they will only use it as an excuse to load my premium no doubt, and I'm expecting enough of a headache just getting the windscreen done through the supposed glass cover. Last time I tried to use that (different insurance company, mind you) they tried to write the car off rather than change the screen!

Eventually I found a secondhand screen and changed it myself, which was a royal pig of a job.
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Re: Zel's Fleet Blog - Pug 107, Saab 900, Lada Riva, Skoda Estelle & Sinclair C5

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Do you have the name of the company that operates the vehicle or just the reg number?
What you can do to recover costs for your windscreen is much simpler if you have the company name.
A glass claim should not affect your insurance but there are a few stories about of people being stung.
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Re: Zel's Fleet Blog - Pug 107, Saab 900, Lada Riva, Skoda Estelle & Sinclair C5

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If you have the vehicle reg you should be able to trace it - report to the police and get a 'crime number' too.

The bloke that ran me off the road - I just followed him to his place of work and offered to ring the police for him - he soon came up with an agreement to pay for a new tyre and any repairs to suspension that were needed.
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Re: Zel's Fleet Blog - Pug 107, Saab 900, Lada Riva, Skoda Estelle & Sinclair C5

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We've got both - the vehicle being plastered with the company details helps there.

Initially I'll go through the motions to get the screen replaced via my glass cover - if they will play ball - then will see about recovering costs. Have to see who their "approved fitters" are first too.

Will see if the police are any more interested than they were last week when I reported a taxi nearly mowing two people down outside the train station because he thought it would be quicker to drive out of his space forwards, over the footpath and layby than to reverse out. The response I got then was "Do you have video evidence?" "No, but a dozen cameras out the front of the station and dashcams on a couple of dozen other taxis will have." "We really don't have time to waste chasing down things like that. Please don't waste our time like this again. *Click*

To say I was left bristling after that was an understatement.