Mickys blogalog

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sounds good which year is it .it may be a little large for our needs.
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its a 2001 model valued at £4500 but thats negotiable ( the racks were nearly £500 new and the bedroom annexes gofor about £250.00/275.00 if you can find them) , it will come with hook up lead , step, gas bottle,fresh and waste water containers etc , in fact everything you need except bedding and crockery.
Has a king sized bed over the tow bar , a double at the other end and the table and chair bit of the lounge makes a third double

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fitted the round thingy this morning,
first signs are very pleasing,
smoother throttle response and no stuttering on exiting roundabouts even in third gear !!!
still on the electric pump at the moment but at least the tank return pipe is no longer stuffed full of exhaust manifold stud.
even seemed to start a bit quicker when warm.

should be getting the recon starter I bought from ebay in the next couple of days ,
cost £10.00 + £6.50 postage as was in a clearance sale and no one else bid
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Starter arrived today but too wet to fit it, going to put my new coil on and treat it to a new set of plugs and leads.
Hopefully (with help) clean the lhm tank and filters at cxm and may even get around to wiring up the fogs (just theswitch to do and feed the wire through the dash)
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Wow what a good week we've had (someones sure to screw it up for us) folding camper sold on Tuesday for almost the asking price,New starter fitted and works fine and last night we sold the Hyundai.
Julie has found a caravan to replace the folding camper and although the KIA would tow it, at 27 foot long I think its a bit big still, there's no great rush for a new caravan so will wait and see
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Knew I should have kept quiet,
seems I may have a duff cell in the battery and a nice leak from the bottom hose and finally I have used a litre of LHM in the last week ( light came on today )
On the plus side Julie compromised on the caravan and our new ( to us ) 1995 Avondale arrives (hopefully ) on Wednesday
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Good times water leak sorted


Bad times, cambelt on the Sedona snapped today
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That sucks :( Was it anywhere near being due for a change? Is there any warranty on it?
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Need to check, it would have been done last week as part of a full service but my tame mechanic was on holiday.
What annoys me is when Julie phoned the garage before we bought it I asked her to ask when the belt was last done and the guy told her that this model had a timing chai. Not a belt so we didn't have to worry
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Still,its thanks to your idea the bc is back on the road Mat,thanks mate
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Had a great day at cxm,thanks to Matthew (mulley ) for the lhm change,filter cleaning and brake bleeding session and also for the K+N filter and also thanks to kitch for the new plug leads oh and Mike for bringing the roof rack
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Glad to help mate, fingers crossed you have some more good luck soon. How is the suspension now after the change? & does the k&n feel as though the car has a bit more grunt?
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Well done Matt, if you fancy doing my 19TZI let me know as the brakes are rather spongy!
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Bring it round Tim, no worries :)
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Jasmine - Now SORN
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - SOLD
2016 Mercedes A180D Sport - Auto refinement
1992 TZD Turbo - Bluebell - My daily
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze - crash damaged, will get repaired.
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014
1988 CX 25 GTI Turbo2 - SORN
1996 - AX Memphis 1.5D - Dream - SORN

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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19DTR C943DYA (again)
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
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1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
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MULLEY wrote:Bring it round Tim, no worries :)
Thanks buddy, need to get some "rent" on it, but that will come when October's bonus does!
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7 HL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR