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Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by GO, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. GO

    GO Now Is Go Supporter

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    Just gave the van its christmas wash..jazes christ it was manky..could barely see out the windows

    I attribute it to the regular fog on the n3..foggiest road in Ireland

    @johnnystress ,hi!
     
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  2. johnnystress

    johnnystress Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I need to be able to rate you "Hero" and "Winner" as well as "Quality Thread"
     
  3. GO

    GO Now Is Go Supporter

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    Thats all well and good but have you washed your car for christmas yet?
     
  4. johnnystress

    johnnystress Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I went to do it at the weekend but the hose thing was out of order. It's in dire need of a good wash too.
     
  5. johnnystress

    johnnystress Well-Known Member Supporter

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    More importantly, have you put the Rudolph nose and antlers on yet?
     
  6. GO

    GO Now Is Go Supporter

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    A hose! Pretty sweet! I hope you get her back up n hosin' in time for the chrimbo.

    I had to go OLD SCHOOL ..a bucket..but its one S W E E T bucket..I'd says she's a 10 litre at least..does double duty on mop day...thats right.the mop fits right in her...pretty fucking sweet.

    Jermy Clarkson vould do a yoke on this in his new show
     
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  7. GO

    GO Now Is Go Supporter

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    Not a CHANCE!

    That shit is for M U G S

    Don't tell me you'd besmirch your jamjar with such frivolous accouterments?
     
  8. johnnystress

    johnnystress Well-Known Member Supporter

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    No. It's daft enough looking as it is.
     
  9. ann post

    ann post Well-Known Member

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    NCT passed yesterday. Car is actually almost old enough to drive now.

    Hasn't been washed for at least a year, i don't like how much water is used for that gig.
     
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  10. pete

    pete chronic procrastinator Staff Member

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    ahem
     
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  11. Unknown Convict

    Unknown Convict Well-Known Member

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    @GO finally, thread long overdue

    my mother just gave us her old car, a 2002 peugeot 203. it has 43,000 miles on the clock (she bought it new). i've done at least that in the last 18 months, for work.
     
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  12. scutter

    scutter BANNED for bein a prick Supporter

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    did the local hardshaws not write 'WASH ME' in the dirt?
     
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  13. chris d

    chris d Well-Known Member

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    Been a rough year for little red. Needed a new power coil(?), had a leak into the spark plugs which buggered all that, new battery. Been smooth sailing for the last 3 months, but the driver side window is jamming now and I need to wind it down to get out of the car park.

    still, got us around donegal for a week in the summer. battery held on till the week we got back.

    2004
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    RED
     
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  14. ann post

    ann post Well-Known Member

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    I've an 01 yaris with 175000+ miles on it, about 55,000 were me and I've replaced a fan belt and a suspension part in that time. It might see 190000+ now I've a new nct. It's shocking reliable. had a Peugeot that was pretty high maintenance before, and a Nissan that was really solid but too heavy on fuel.

    Bluetooth / USB radio is a must.
     
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  15. johnnystress

    johnnystress Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have to open the door to do this. I can open the window but then have to struggle with it to wind it back up so I don't bother anymore.The slider mechanism inside the door is likely rusted to fuck. I'll replace it some day...maybe.

    Knuckle joint on my front passenger side has given up the ghost so I'm scraping over every ramp and bump in the road. Getting it sorted next week. My mechanic must have enough for the deposit on his yacht by now.
     
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  16. GO

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    Thats interesting...we always called them hard-chaws!
    Either way I havent heard the term in yizzonks its great.
    I recently became aware that in Britain they are sometimes reffered to as "roadmen" which I also love.

    Thankfully there are no hard chaws in this sleepy hamlet to be fingering wash me into van dirt
    There is one anti social youth,well he's in his 20's I think,but as he's a lone wolf he's pretty much screwed cos anything that gets vandalised etc,has to be him! lol .What a thick.


    "The Green Vanalishi"
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    11 y/o
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    No hubcaps
    Recently Washed
    GREEN
     
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  17. GO

    GO Now Is Go Supporter

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    I've taken to wearing earphones when driving..just is ear ones,I'm not wreckless.I have considering full cans..wouldn't that be fantastic!! But I think it could be dangerous to be too immersed in Jean Michelle Jarre and possibly an invitation to get pulled over by the fuzz,which nobody wants
     
  18. xsteox

    xsteox Well-Known Member

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    currently driva a diesel. So much better oon fuel consumption than the last petrol car. Not so much in dublin, but when we go to inlaw''s in Mayo, really see the diference.
    Lovely car to drive.

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  19. Anthony

    Anthony Well-Known Member

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    Don't get me started.
    "Service Now" light at startup
    Brake Pad light always on
    Worst air con ever, screen constantly fogged, the one way to stop it is to have the heater on full blasting at the screen, which of course means you need the windows down...
    Driver's side window controls fucked.
    Drivers window doesn't open.
    Remote locking fucked.
    Front right tyre needs pumping every week.
    Filthy
    Over 180k milage
    NCT due, it will fail on brakes and emisions, I just know it.
    Tax due.

    I sort of love it though, runs really well, big, has a tape deck.
    2003 Ford Galaxy.
     
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  20. johnnystress

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    wince
     
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