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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Tue May 03, 2016 6:49 pm

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... and leathered dry .....

That's so '80s .... ever heard of a microfibre towel??  Much better. Wink

A tradition handed from father to son. Sometime in the early 80's, when either, he felt I could be trusted not to drop the sponge in the dirt and apply to the paint work or when he felt my primary school didn't give me enough homework!
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Tue May 03, 2016 11:00 pm

@Bumble wrote:
Camped last night at Cotswold Water park, went to see 4247 steam train at Swindon and Cricklade railway today, just got home having spent evening with old friends in Newbury. Exhaust is not right.... noisy again like last year before we fitted the lifelong stainless steel one.... so a trip to Brand Autos looks imminent.
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Trip to Paul Brand booked. Not a problem with the stainless steel part of the exhaust, but further back towards the engine (before the cat).

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Wed May 04, 2016 7:15 pm

Basic service. Though I need to by HT stuff. Mines looking threadbare.

Also, I bought an oil strainer 14.5mm that didn't fit. The tube in the centre sump wouldn't fit into the strainer.
There seems to be 14.5mm and 18mm strainers. Anyone know what that measurement refers to and is it the pipe size?

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Wed May 04, 2016 7:21 pm

Washed Absinthe. Waxing tomorrow.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Wed May 04, 2016 8:57 pm

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Waxing tomorrow.

Chest or back?

That's a very Southern thing to do ..... Wink

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Wed May 04, 2016 9:28 pm

Funnily enough, Alison has spent the day with her daughter, who's been having one of her practical exams in Manchester. She's doing a beauty course and Mrs B has been her client for the day.

Lots of waxing has taken place...

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Wed May 04, 2016 9:42 pm

You can't beat a waxed Brazilian

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Fri May 06, 2016 5:05 pm

MOT.... Pass bounce
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Fri May 06, 2016 11:37 pm

Sat down and wrote a list of things done to my kombi along with photos and emailed them to my insurance company for a quote on a agreed value policy...

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sat May 07, 2016 12:47 am

You're so rock and roll, timmm. Good result for you tonight too.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sat May 07, 2016 1:39 pm

The game was as exciting as the Wigan game Martin, with the added bonus of a win over Leeds!

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sun May 08, 2016 1:58 pm

Drove to Dinton Pastures with the kayaks and went for a paddle round the lake to keep cool.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sun May 08, 2016 4:41 pm

Drove to Avebury, had a pub lunch and then took a walk around the ancient stones.
Such a beautiful May Sunday. sunny
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sun May 08, 2016 8:04 pm

Looked under Scooby only to discover that he has decided to mark his territory with a leak!
See the technical section for further details.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Fri May 20, 2016 10:00 am

(Actually yesterday)

Took Tallulah on a midweek cruise to see Paul Brand for a service, timing belt and new front brake pads. Scooby was up on the ramp when we arrived, having his leak sorted.

Collecting T again later, weather looks good so might take the long way home and enjoy the drive for a bit longer!

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Fri May 20, 2016 10:53 am

@Tallulah wrote:
(Actually yesterday)

Took Tallulah on a midweek cruise to see Paul Brand for a service, timing belt and new front brake pads. Scooby was up on the ramp when we arrived, having his leak sorted.

Collecting T again later, weather looks good so might take the long way home and enjoy the drive for a bit longer!

Do you know the recommended replacement interval for the timing belt, miles and/or years? Ours has only done about 23k miles but is 5 years old.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Fri May 20, 2016 11:09 am

@Voyager wrote:
@Tallulah wrote:
(Actually yesterday)

Took Tallulah on a midweek cruise to see Paul Brand for a service, timing belt and new front brake pads. Scooby was up on the ramp when we arrived, having his leak sorted.

Collecting T again later, weather looks good so might take the long way home and enjoy the drive for a bit longer!

Do you know the recommended replacement interval for the timing belt, miles and/or years? Ours has only done about 23k miles but is 5 years old.

I believe it is recommended at 5 years with 'average' mileage. Yours is well below average where Tallulah is now in her 6th year (she was 5 in Feb) and has covered 75k km.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Fri May 20, 2016 6:10 pm

@Tallulah wrote:
(Actually yesterday)

Took Tallulah on a midweek cruise to see Paul Brand for a service, timing belt and new front brake pads. Scooby was up on the ramp when we arrived, having his leak sorted.

Collecting T again later, weather looks good so might take the long way home and enjoy the drive for a bit longer!

...and a new fuel filler neck elbow.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sat May 21, 2016 9:52 pm

Added a step
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sun May 22, 2016 8:49 am

@Voyager wrote:

Do you know the recommended replacement interval for the timing belt, miles and/or years? Ours has only done about 23k miles but is 5 years old.

4 years for a 1.4 Fox, some dispute about mileage, but around 75,000 km. I've done 134,000 km and 6 years old and changed cambelt twice.

I believe the engine is termed 'interference' which means if the cambelt goes the pistons hit the valves which means a top end rebuild, so worth doing earlier rather than later. (Learnt from experience Rolling Eyes on another car, hence the over-caution.)
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sun May 22, 2016 6:16 pm

Washed Scooby in this morning's sunshine before this afternoon's rain! Rolling Eyes

At least he now has a clean coat Smile

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sun May 22, 2016 7:36 pm

Yep washed. Polished. Packed up and put back in barn.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sun May 22, 2016 7:48 pm

Continued the 80s theme development between showers, all coming together nicely although slightly later than planned due to the weather.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sun May 22, 2016 7:53 pm

@Als wrote:
Yep washed. Polished. Packed up and put back in barn.

Scooby has to stay out in all weathers - he's free range Wink

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sun May 22, 2016 8:00 pm

Prob best but we have no drive
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