What did you do today?

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Re: What did you do today?

Post by CLINT » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:22 pm

My son is very much into transport so we drove to Wolverhampton and took a tram to Birmingham. We went on a double decker while we were there and watched them assembling a load of Xmas stuff using German registered cranes.

Glad to be out of the place but little one loved it.
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Post by 64A60 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:48 pm

Took the A55 for a service this afternoon, my first proper run in it. A very perky thing to drive and the column change is a hoot- very pleased with the car.

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Post by Alf892 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:05 pm

Took my daily for MoT.....straight pass. Only bought it in Feb this year so nice to get a clear year.
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by Drum » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:46 pm

Brake binding was investigated on my Hyundai santa claus.

Was hoping it was just the pins, but no, the pistons were seized in the caliper. Fortunately I had ordered a piston and seal kit.

They weren't keen to come out
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New seals and pistons fitted and working but I will have to replace the bleed screw.
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by ghosty » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:35 pm

Bought a sensible daily to replace the T5.

Runs well, reasonably tidy, and does everything I need it to. Has working climate control too!

1.6 petrol auto on 62k.
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by SiC » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:30 pm

You'll bored of it in 5 ... 4 ... 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...

What's the economy like? The auto same box in my Laguna with its 1.8 struggles a bit. Two hours on a-roads at 30-60mph I have eeked out 32mpg on the computer.

Oh and it's laughably slow!
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Post by ghosty » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:31 pm

I really like it actually, economy is decent, got 30ish on the way back up the M1, but it's due a service and the exhuast is blowing so there's room for improvement. I wouldn't call this slow, it's got 100bhp and is more than competent, handling is half decent too.
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Post by RetroShite » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:34 pm

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I've been putting off welding the sill on that transit all week, the owner dropped it off on Monday night and I only managed to muster up the enthusiasm to get on with it today. Actually I had planned to subcontract the work out to a friend because I really couldn't be bothered  but he was late turning up and I ended up doing most of the bits on the outer sill, there were some bits on the inner sill I let him have a go at...

I had initially planned on doing the bare minimum couple of patches and quoted an estimated £100 for the work but ended up having to replace a large section of inner sill and buy an outer sill repair panel for £40.

What do you reckon I can get away with charging for it?



Also the van was full of rubbish and reeked of dog so thinking I might charge a little extra for the inconvenience of having to work inside it.

I finished the job by under-sealing the inner sill underneath and painting the outer part in silver.
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by SiC » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:08 pm

ghosty wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:31 pm
I really like it actually, economy is decent, got 30ish on the way back up the M1, but it's due a service and the exhuast is blowing so there's room for improvement. I wouldn't call this slow, it's got 100bhp and is more than competent, handling is half decent too.
I'm not sure I'd say that 79bhp/tonne is too spritely. That is 10bhp/tonne less than, say, an MG Midget. Incidentally the MG Midget 88bhp/tonne matches the 89bhp/tonne of the Laguna.

Incidentally all have four gears! I'm sure very different ratios which will make it feel different off the line.
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by SiC » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:12 pm

I have to say that I quite like the sedate nature of the Laguna. It has slowed me down a lot when you know you have tough job of performing an overtake and so you just don't bother. Not least the tyres are shocking at the moment on it. Had a proper brown trouser moment going over what I thought was a puddle as it got all a bit squiggly.

New tyres going on front of it tomorrow thankfully. Wish I did the back too now.
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