What did you do today?

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Re: What did you do today?

Post by The Reverend Bluejeans » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:50 am

fried onions wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:46 pm
he was using the deceased's Kia Magentis
Just needs grey slip on shoes and a Thai bride to make the set.
"I do have an acquaintance who ended up with a wrongun in Thailand. Back to his, full of vim and viagra and the penny dropped with the panties. Span it around and slipped it a crippler up the tradesman's. His words, not mine"
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by The Reverend Bluejeans » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:51 am

chadders wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:49 pm
And your bank balance.
The best car is a sold car.
"I do have an acquaintance who ended up with a wrongun in Thailand. Back to his, full of vim and viagra and the penny dropped with the panties. Span it around and slipped it a crippler up the tradesman's. His words, not mine"
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by Hooli » Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:15 pm

paulplom wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:43 am
That's about normal for a badermatic t-5. You need to sell it to me immediately if you're not happy.
EFA. Proper gearboxes get a few more OPGMPGS.
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by John F » Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:38 pm

Hooli wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:15 pm
paulplom wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:43 am
That's about normal for a badermatic t-5. You need to sell it to me immediately if you're not happy.
EFA. Proper gearboxes get a few more OPGMPGS.
Not to mention some actual fun :mrgreen:
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by Hooli » Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:39 pm

T5s are horrible with autos, the ratios are so wide they fall off boost everytime they change up. The T5R autos are even worse in that respect.
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by ghosty » Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:06 pm

Well, does anyone want it?
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by paulplom » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:03 pm

Er me. Price dependant. I've had about 5 t-5's, never an auto though.
I've just splurged £800 on a new computer. Price could be a factor unless I use this new computer and did some fucking invoicing for the 5 or 6k I'm owed. Anyone fancy being my p.a.?
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by paulplom » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:04 pm

The manuals have a trick of doing 70mph bouncing off the limiter in 2nd! Kind of their party piece with mates on board.
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by Conrad D. Conelrad » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:56 pm

Conrad D. Conelrad wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:31 pm
I've parked underneath an apple tree for years without incident. This week it decided to fuck my shit up. All over the paint and very difficult and labour intensive to remove.
It was a hell of a lot of effort, even with a machine. But I've polished out 99% of this apple damage. There was no chance I'd have been able to polish it out by hand - even T-Cut was barely shifting it.

Before:
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I've waxed it generously, hopefully any future attack is easier to clean off.
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by ghosty » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:57 pm

Well prices are all over the price, so I'm not sure what is and isn't good. but I'm sort of hoping for around £1k tentatively. It's rust free, and generally quite presentable.
Electric leather seats, trip computer, 4 electric windows, sunroof and a/c. Doesn't have cruise or traction. It's also a non-metallic colour and doesn't have a rear spoiler (though I can provide one without the mounting brackets). PCV is clear, vac lines all replaced, spark plugs dizzy rotor etc etc. New rear springs, decent tyres, powdercoated wheels, and so on. It's on ~190k (readable from ECU, the odo is broken as always the case).

It's MOT'd to April.
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