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The soap opera that is my R17 Coupe.
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Giles
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm really pissed off about it.

I do so much preventative maintenance on the bloody thing to keep on top of the heritage and aside from a split coolant hose early on (which I fixed in a halfords car park), it has never failed to get me home. The biggest issues I really have are 21 years and 145k of wear and tear and bits of trim falling off.

We all joke about it, but considering it has been my daily driver for 6 years now, I really can't complain about its reliability record.

And its first real failure to proceed is down to a shitty aftermarket key.

I did manage to get the engine to start buy hotwiring, but couldn't get the steering lock to disengage with the tools I had with me. Also the central locking wouldn't work because the bit of broken key was triggering the key presence sensor. Managed to get round that when the missus came to rescue me and mini Giles and brought a spare key.

I shall return with drills and big hammers later in the week and recover the damn thing.
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Giles
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GordonBennett wrote:
Same thing happened to the key on my old Tickford 820 but in the boot lock. Luckily I was close to home so I walked back (in the pouring rain) to retrieve the spare.


You've just made me realise that I used the remains of the key to open the boot to get my tool kit.

The stupid knobbly bit on the end must be purely to disengage the steering lock.

What sort of useless cock jockey at BL though that was a good bit of design?

Oh well, at least it's not a bendy key.
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Seamaster
PEDDLING OPTIMISM


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And on that note, let us say for hopefully the last time ... THREAD LOCKED.
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5ivegearsinreverse
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is all very distressing.
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marinast
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Giles wrote:
GordonBennett wrote:
Same thing happened to the key on my old Tickford 820 but in the boot lock. Luckily I was close to home so I walked back (in the pouring rain) to retrieve the spare.


You've just made me realise that I used the remains of the key to open the boot to get my tool kit.

The stupid knobbly bit on the end must be purely to disengage the steering lock.

What sort of useless cock jockey at BL though that was a good bit of design?

Oh well, at least it's not a bendy key.


Mrs ST had a Clio years ago and she lost the main key.
No problem I thought, Iíll use the spare key I had which after trying to start the car I realised for some inexplicable reason did not have the alarm transponder built into it and would not start the car. The lost key was found but whatís the point in manufacturers providing a spare key that does not start the car?
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Seamaster
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It started to go wrong for you WHEN YOU BOUGHT A RENAULT.
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marinast
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was supplied by her job so no money was paid by us.
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The Rabbi
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's trying to tell you something...
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CUNTS.
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Giles
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you think it is something similar to what my wife's lawyer may soon be telling me?
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Lord Sward
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Proper Japanese cars FTW.
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Spastic
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Giles wrote:
Do you think it is something similar to what my wife's lawyer may soon be telling me?


😮

I do hope youíre joking.
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Barry
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spastic wrote:
Giles wrote:
Do you think it is something similar to what my wife's lawyer may soon be telling me?


😮

I do hope youíre joking.

You're confusing him with the butcher that approached you about purchasing your wife
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Giles
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spastic wrote:
Giles wrote:
Do you think it is something similar to what my wife's lawyer may soon be telling me?


😮

I do hope youíre joking.


What do you think?

Am I the one on here who has a reputation for oversharing my personal life?
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Seamaster
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caught you up the MIL, did she?
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MarkM
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Giles wrote:
Spastic wrote:
Giles wrote:
Do you think it is something similar to what my wife's lawyer may soon be telling me?


😮

I do hope youíre joking.


What do you think?

Am I the one on here who has a reputation for oversharing my personal life?


Just leave it Giles.
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Lord Sward
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seamaster wrote:
Caught you up the MIL, did she?


When are we ever going to see those photos?
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620bob
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Giles wrote:
This heap of shit is currently abandoned in the car park of Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, if anyone wants to go and set fire to it.

TIA.


Oh there's a 1/4" of key broken off in the ignition swtich, so don't bother trying to drive it off.

Fucking useless BL legacy part.


This car HATES you.
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Giles
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recovered it yesterday.

I tried to remove the broken bit of key using a magnet and thin screwdriver, but all that came out were lots of metal filings, so I guess the whole lock is fucked.

After some hammering I managed to get the steering lock to release without removing it, so I was able to drive it back - albeit with the immobiliser cutting in at random until I worked out which multiplug to pull to disable it.

New steering lock ordered, so the third worst car on MacD will live on....
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Seamaster
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DRIVE IT OFF BEACHY HEAD.
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Barry
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seamaster wrote:
DRIVE IT OFF BEACHY HEAD.

That shit heap would break down going there
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MarkM
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think we should have an about-turn on our stance regarding Gilesí R17 and throw the full-weight of MacDroitwich support behind it.
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Barry
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarkM wrote:
I think we should have an about-turn on our stance regarding Gilesí R17 and throw the full-weight of MacDroitwich support behind it.

It probably needs a push start to be fair
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Seamaster
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarkM wrote:
I think we should have an about-turn on our stance regarding Gilesí R17 and throw the full-weight of MacDroitwich support behind it.


Itís no Girvan CityRover.
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Giles
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarkM wrote:
I think we should have an about-turn on our stance regarding Gilesí R17 and throw the full-weight of MacDroitwich support behind it.


Er, please don't. I'm not sure if I could emotionally cope.
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marinast
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He means paying for a low loader to take it to a scrapyard.
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austin-towers
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MARY BUYS ANY CAR. DOT FUCKING COM.
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Sandie
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarkM wrote:
I think we should have an about-turn on our stance regarding Gilesí R17 and throw the full-weight of MacDroitwich support behind it.


Anything that gives Giles this much grief is a force for good, I guess.
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Derek
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could we do a whip round and get him ANOTHER ONE?
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MarkM
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Giles, keep at it. The ducking thing has proved it will not die so just smile and wave.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kill it with fire, just a thought
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