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paininthe

Member since Aug 2010 • Last active Sep 2019
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    Burlington Arcade which when you see twenty perfectly faded Pepsi bezel GMTs side by side kind of ruins their charm a bit.

    That's always puzzled me, you pay for rarity?... Was in Tokyo earlier this year and some shops the same, then the one next door, and next door...
    Rolex, can't really understand it.

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    both side wheel bearings, hoses and boot go

    Got all the bits off, they are right. Both bearings are shot, the boots are indeed split and the hoses both split at the centre junction where they attach to the shock.

    I suppose at 170k miles something had to give. Sure when taking apart, everything is original build, including the Anti Fretting compound they put liberally on the splines through the hub. This had my hydraulic puller straining at its seams and such a bang when they eventually let go.

    As we say with A2s, everything bar the body is a consumable.

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    I still have the Swift

    I would heartily recommend. Have one on that PP thing for my daughter. Does everything just right.

    Wheel bearing on the A2 has been growling. Thought i'd get MOT done at the same time.


    Think the actual bearing job is one for a press, so will drop off monday am before heading to Snowdonia in the SC430. Get back together next weekend all being well. Better than the £1700 the Audi independent quoted.

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    Might as well have the auto version then. Regularly swim, never dived though.

    Charged up lume. Hands do not match face after STS service. Omega 1111 movement

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    Leather, OSS, later wiper arm, bit of a rare colour, if it has AC, that money is about right. As said before, if body good, everything else is a consumable. In their 20th anniversary year from introduction.
    later...
    Just dropped them a text, roof works, has climate and recent tyres. If it wasn't 200miles away i'd be looking

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    May be a bit random, anyone seen this wallpaper/mural. It's from one of those George Clarke programmes

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    @8b A little peeve of mine, do not use a screwdriver on hose clips, 7mm or 3ba nut runner

    This tool set, with lifetime guarantee Halfords is great value

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    On a PC? I think they want you to buy a NowTV stick really.

    That could possibly be it

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    Yeah, prime is like a Poundland version of Netflix. Even their interface is nasty and cheap

    You've not used NowTV then yet? separate browser and player, it's the pits. Makes Prime look slick.

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    Of the gears, third is the most likeliest to go. Always worth doing a cable adjust, and the turret inside the car gets filled with debris as the boot fall to bits, worth a clear out.
    Mine is a touch notchy now, but eased in works Ok. Now on 170k miles, so not overly concerned. Some of the bluemotion 6 speed boxes fit with little work. A gearbox is as simple or hard depending on POV as any other small VAG front wheel drive.
    Because the body will last forever with no additional treatment or care required, every other part is seen as a consumable.

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