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Great to see our pensioners keeping themselves usefully occupied.... ;)
Cheers Nick!....🤣🤣

Good fortune didn't last sadly....Just went into the 'Man-cave' switched on the recently installed new lights and 'Bang!!'....😭...
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One of the LED's gave up the ghost (the grey connector should be attached to the circuit board!!)....
Just been onto Screwfix and they are going to replace it.... (y)
 

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Just been thinking about replacing the traditional strip lights with LEDs in both garage & workshop. A bit of capital outlay to save on revenue outlay i.e. costs a bloody fortune to go and work for a day in either.
 
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Just been thinking about replacing the traditional strip lights with LEDs in both garage & workshop.
I'd say do it Steve (despite mine blowing)....Fittings are light weight, start instantly and give a much brighter light at lower Wattages, perfect for garages/workshops.
Didn't realise how bright until I put the florescent back up temporarily till I get the replacement....The two 5ft Robus fittings I got cost £77.98 and would have got a recommendation if it hadn't been for the failure....:(
 

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Today, I painted my brake calipers. I considered predictable red, but decided on something a little different.
I never seem to go down a simple path :LOL:. Why do one colour, when you can do a base colour, then splashed black, then splashed silver, then logo sticker, then topcoat :ROFLMAO:

Land vehicle Wheel Vehicle Tire Motor vehicle
 

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And...? 🤔😱😧
 

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A pass....No advisories!...
Did worry the m.o.t tester might pick up on a little sidewall damage on the N/S Rear tyre after the puncture repair but no, nothing....
Unlike a well known fast-fit centre that wanted Anne to buy a new tyre when she went to sort the puncture! :mad:
 

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Always a relief when they pass Chris. GM due at the end of November, it's 11 the Birthday on the 28th 😱
 

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Always a relief when they pass Chris. GM due at the end of November, it's 11 the Birthday on the 28th 😱
Yup....Time flies when you're having fun Steve!.... 🤭
 

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Over the last few weeks I've noticed the Vitara tick-over when warm had become a bit unsteady, and warm starts were taking a bit of cranking over...
So after a natter with my mate at the garage he suggested I might give the air flow sensor a clean with some contact cleaner....and maybe have a shufty at the throttle body while I was 'in there'.
Perhaps it's me but I was sceptical....
So being a nice warm day and armed with said WD40 contact cleaner and some Brake cleaner for the throttle body I set to....
Air flow meter was just two screws but looked very clean, didn't hold out much hope, but cleaned it anyway.
Delving a bit deeper and after removing the rubber elbow (two Jubilee clips) that attached to the airbox I discovered that the throttle body was very dirty (no doubt aided by some type of emission pipework running direct into the throttle body housing from the engine top).... so with a cleaning cloth sprayed with brake cleaner I was amazed at the muck in there!!

Long story short, car is starting much better and tick-over rock steady at just under 900rpm.

As they say in Yorksheer....'Well 'al go to foot on our stairs!' 🤭
 

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Put some 'new boots' on the rear of the Vitara as the m.o.t is booked for tomorrow (Due early December)....
Switched the wheels front to back a few months back as I knew they were on the way out.....
Got them down to 2mm left so got my moneys worth! 😄
After a bit of 'shopping' got two Avons fitted by ATS for £211, so happy enough at that.
 

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Put some 'new boots' on the rear of the Vitara as the m.o.t is booked for tomorrow (Due early December)....
Switched the wheels front to back a few months back as I knew they were on the way out.....
Got them down to 2mm left so got my moneys worth! 😄
After a bit of 'shopping' got two Avons fitted by ATS for £211, so happy enough at that.
.. good luck with the MoT tomorrow, Chris !
 

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.. good luck with the MoT tomorrow, Chris !
Same from me, Chris (y)
Cheers both...Should be ok, but it had an advisory for a slight leak on the exhaust last year, although I couldn't see it...
Gonna treat it to a service too at same time, but am not doing it!...😄
 
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Good luck for today Chris, I'm sure all will be fine 👍
 
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...Gonna treat it to a service too at same time, but am not doing it!...😄
Haha! I don't blame you, Chris!

After over half-a-century of 'doing' cars I have finally hung up my spanners!

At nearly 70 years-old now and with indifferent health and vastly diminishing enthusiasm, I let my local 'indy' do the grubby, knuckle-skinning, joint creaking stuff, so that I can just enjoy the driving 😊

I might even let our local Eastern European lads clean it as well!

Well, there's no point in making it to 70 if one can't get a bit lazy in one's dotage - especially now that our caring, sharing, bunch of tory reprobates have promised us old'uns a 10.1% raise in our State Pensions 😱 Gasp!!! 😯 What will I do with all that spare cash.

Maybe I could get myself a new tin mug!! 🤯🥶
 

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Haha! I don't blame you, Chris!

After over half-a-century of 'doing' cars I have finally hung up my spanners!

At nearly 70 years-old now and with indifferent health and vastly diminishing enthusiasm, I let my local 'indy' do the grubby, knuckle-skinning, joint creaking stuff, so that I can just enjoy the driving 😊

I might even let our local Eastern European lads clean it as well!

Well, there's no point in making it to 70 if one can't get a bit lazy in one's dotage - especially now that our caring, sharing, bunch of tory reprobates have promised us old'uns a 10.1% raise in our State Pensions 😱 Gasp!!! 😯 What will I do with all that spare cash.

Maybe I could get myself a new tin mug!! 🤯🥶
Good on ya Kev👍...don't blame you mate, I'm at a stage where I'll 'still do a bit' but hoping the Grandson will soon 'step up' and then I'll donate my tools to him!
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