MikeT's C5r 1.6 hdi Estate

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My brother has some thin (but not as thin as latex) black gloves which he wears when messing around with cars and other mechanical things. I must ask him where he got them from.

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I find this type of thin PU coated gloves are great. Much thicker than Nitrile / Latex / Vinyl gloves as they actually contain nylon material, but they're faced with polyurethane to give a bit of extra protection. They're not especially durable when compared to proper heavy duty gloves, but they're thin enough to provide great dexterity and a bit of protection when working on vehicles. Under £11 for 24 pairs all-in. There's loads of different sellers out there - this is just one such example.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/24-PAIRS-OF- ... 3080189860

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As it's the weekend and miserable weather, I've ordered a pair of Bosch Pure Light online. Probably not as bright or penetrating as the nighbreakers but not as expensive either and hopefully will last a little longer. In the meantime, an old Lucas original can go back in, just so I'm safe and legal until the other nightbreaker gives up the ghost - may as well get my money's worth /scrooge even if it might look a little odd :lol:

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bobins wrote:
15 Dec 2018, 12:32
I find this type of thin PU coated gloves are great. Much thicker than Nitrile / Latex / Vinyl gloves as they actually contain nylon material, but they're faced with polyurethane to give a bit of extra protection. They're not especially durable when compared to proper heavy duty gloves, but they're thin enough to provide great dexterity and a bit of protection when working on vehicles. Under £11 for 24 pairs all-in. There's loads of different sellers out there - this is just one such example.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/24-PAIRS-OF- ... 3080189860
Not spoken to my brother yet but those certainly look like them.

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My brother's here ATM and the gloves he uses are branded MaxiFlex Endurance. He bought them at a car boot sale at £10 for a pack of 12 pair. They differ from the ones on the Ebay link insofar as they have little grip dots on the palm and fingers.

https://www.atg-glovesolutions.com/en/maxiflex

He's been back several time to the car boot but the bloke hasn't been there since!

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They sound just the job.

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They are. I tried a pair of his on and I've asked him to get me a pack if the bloke ever shows up again.

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Maybe Durex could make touch-sensitive gloves?

Replaced the bulb today with a standard Lucas. Tried doing it without removing the battery but despite having long fingers, could not get any meaningful purchase on the connector, let alone reach the wire clip as the battery prevents my wrist passing below the slam panel. Perhaps the facelift is built differnt to the Mk1 and X7 in that respect?

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MikeT wrote:
16 Dec 2018, 16:25
...Perhaps the facelift is built differnt to the Mk1 and X7 in that respect?
Yes, I did wonder about that. The facelift is so plug ugly it wouldn't have surprised me.

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I much prefer the looks of the MK II facelift to the MK I - especially the front and rear lights - they still look well 8-) today. On mine though with the Xenons, apart fromt he D1S bulbs, there was a main beam bulb to compliment them - that was easy to do - as were the side light bulbs. So must be the halogen version that is awkward as hell then - like the C3!

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I wasn't keen on the facelift hatchback but the estate looks great.

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I just realised, the retaining clip is different to the X7 as well. Took just a few minutes to replace.
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That does look a doddle compared to the C3

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MikeT wrote:
16 Dec 2018, 20:42
I wasn't keen on the facelift hatchback but the estate looks great.
From the back, yes. Because it looks mostly like a pre-facelift!

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Yes I thought they were pretty similar on the Estates, but the Saloons, much more distinctive.