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cymaz06/04/2020 17:21:16
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laugh

john stones 1 Moderator06/04/2020 17:25:33
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Aye, and better dressed. face 1

Martin Harris - Moderator06/04/2020 17:43:22
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If you have a smartphone, Whatsapp is very good and I feel it has less potential to expose you to fraud from revealing too much information publicly. You can communicate individually or in groups - as well as being able to communicate with family and friends, my club has an active group of like-minded friends who continue the club banter on-line.

Posting pictures and videos is easy - for instance, we had a winter build programme where numerous Peter Miller Ohmens were built by both experienced and novice builders and it was a great way for the beginners to ask questions and get guidance with pictures of their problems and solutions readily exchanged.

Edited By Martin Harris on 06/04/2020 17:47:15

Devcon106/04/2020 18:05:32
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Ate into my plastic stash and built myself an allotment weather vane.

1/32 Revell. A 48 hour build.

A fantastic thermal indicator.20200406_143122.jpg

john stones 1 Moderator06/04/2020 18:08:07
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I might copy that, been thinking of doing one for our field. yes

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john stones 1 Moderator06/04/2020 20:36:39
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I've still got my MOT money, get to keep it 6 months. face 1

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gangster07/04/2020 10:48:46
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I made the descision to get my MOT 2 months early. Yes it cost me about £700 plus a service to correct the worn track control arms plus the new set of tyres that I had just bought to get it safe on a car the I will probably change in the new year but that beats it getting worse in the next 6 months and killing someone. I really would not like a 6 month extension on my mot A year is long enough Having said that the car had a service at the same time and that picked up the issue prior to them mot ing it.

SR 7107/04/2020 10:53:20
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In Cyprus the MOT was every 2 years, i thought it was good, no problems if you keep the car serviced

Chris Walby07/04/2020 11:21:08
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I used to keep the service and MOT as separate events (used to do the service myself), but after getting a car mechanic to do it I noticed he would MOT it first, then service it and ask for approval to do the bits it failed on.

Seemed to be standard practice in the motor trade although a bit concerning that you could be driving around with a defective car.

PS our mechanic was very good as he would highlight items (e.g. brake pads) based on previous years mileage that would wear out before the next service/MOT.

PPS I suppose that's why you see so many cars with defective lights as people wait until the next MOT.

Paul Marsh07/04/2020 11:28:41
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I got the Blue Vectra fixed. though was running, had no power and was using 1L of oil every 200 miles! And when started used to fill the whole street with white smoke then black smoke as it needed full power to do 30mph.

2 days, stripping the inlet side down, clean and modify now runs well, no smoke of any type...

Paul Marsh07/04/2020 11:28:42
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I got the Blue Vectra fixed. though was running, had no power and was using 1L of oil every 200 miles! And when started used to fill the whole street with white smoke then black smoke as it needed full power to do 30mph.

2 days, stripping the inlet side down, clean and modify now runs well, no smoke of any type...

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john stones 1 Moderator07/04/2020 13:53:31
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Same here, my cars in good order, no previous advisories and done little mileage since last MOT. Plus it's sat on my drive, farthest it's going is picking our shopping up.

Engine Doctor07/04/2020 14:05:08
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​​​​​​Posted by Doc Marten on 07/04/2020 11:35:07:

The MOT is only as good as the hour it's under test, drive away and a dozen parts could fail to make it unroadworthy.

I look after my car, as soon as it needs a repair or I spot something I see to it, for people like me the test is unnecessary.

yes + 1 . It's the only way to keep on top of things. I do most jobs on my car myself and as above fix any faults as soon as spotted. It drive me mad seeing cars with bald tyres, broken lights and occasionally some only fit for the breakers on our roads. Not as many these days but still too many.

I've just fitted new brake discs and pads etc ,then polished the inside of the wheels !

OTT yes but nothing else to dosmiley

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john stones 1 Moderator07/04/2020 15:14:25
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The wifes bored rigid, taken an interest in DIY. surprise

Me being a helpful sort am encouraging her, "how do you mix Pollyfilla" same as your spuds dear, but without the lumps. face 1

kevin b07/04/2020 15:26:02
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Posted by john stones 1 on 07/04/2020 15:14:25:

The wifes bored rigid, taken an interest in DIY. surprise

Me being a helpful sort am encouraging her, "how do you mix Pollyfilla" same as your spuds dear, but without the lumps. face 1

May I suggest not asking for mash for tea. wink 2

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