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Author Topic: happy days  (Read 4005 times)

Offline gregers

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happy days
« on: November 23, 2012, 09:06:05 PM »
car passed its mot today,thought i had 2 weeks left,turned out it was to run out tomorrow.
as ive lost/thrown away the last mot didnt know when it ran out.

so im a happy bunny.
vw t5 camper van.
reality is for people with no imagination
rip dad 21/12/10
rip mum 3/5/16
rip bruv 11/5/17
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Offline blue metal

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Re: happy days
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2012, 06:41:03 PM »
well done that man.
got to be lucky some of the time  :)

Tony

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Re: happy days
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2012, 07:03:53 PM »
yeah why oh why when it comes to mot time my sphincter goes a pouting  [bash]

took it back to the car dealer/garage i bought the car from,WHERE HAS THE YEAR GONE.?
not something i normally do but as i had a years warranty on the car seemed rude not too eh.

for the last 5 years have been using a firm called 'just mots' and thats all they do so no axes to grind or try to drum up work.
so was dreading this 1 tbh.
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Offline gregers

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Re: happy days
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2015, 09:46:27 PM »
well she only went and done it again,with flying colours clapping and jumping,
said to the guy serving,really thought it might fail on a brake problem,he reply bloody hope not as we done them only a couple of months ago.just testing i said ;)

booked on line for only £30.
just mots,if youve got 1 near you try them.
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rip mum 3/5/16
rip bruv 11/5/17
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Offline blue metal

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Re: happy days
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2015, 09:25:18 AM »
What have you been doing with
with the old bus
wrapping her in cotton wool!!
 :) :)
well done again

Tony

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Re: happy days
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2015, 08:39:11 PM »
no, :)
it gets used as a van mostly.golf clubs in it and carrying tools etc,once in a blue moon do i empty it so the rear seats can be used.
now on 119000+ miles,next year if ive still got it,it will require a cam belt change.
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rip mum 3/5/16
rip bruv 11/5/17
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Offline Chrispb

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Re: happy days
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2015, 12:53:33 AM »
Greg does believe in getting  the most out of a cam belt (tight git) let's hope it don't end in tears [CRY] :) :)
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2003 MK2 Galaxy Ghia In Solid Black 1.9 TDI 115PS. 5 Speed Automatic.

Upgraded Eberspächer booster heater  to independent heating with 7 day timer.

With VCDS lite (full version) need a code clearing or want to scan for faults in the north kent area, PM me.
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Offline mike wilson

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Re: happy days
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2015, 10:28:35 AM »
Numerous examples of them failing well before the (maximum, note) recommended change interval of 125,000/10years.  Mostly on the 1.8 but the 2 and 2.2 are not immune.  A Ford tech that I know recommends no more than 80,000 or six years, so I suspect that many more are failing than we hear about on t'internet.

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: happy days
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2019, 10:21:14 AM »
The secret is to give the car a good wash and have a friendly chat with the MOT tester so that they like you and don’t try to rip you off as much. Also if you leave a Haynes manual on the front seat and make sure they see you checking the bulbs etc before it goes in then they are more likely to pick another target
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

 

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