The scrapper

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Vanny
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Re: The scrapper

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JayW wrote:
Top radiator hose splits a couple of inches from the hose clip:
1. Repair properly: Replace the entire hose.
2. Bodge: Trim the split piece off, cut the hose in the centre and add a length of copper pipe to extend the hose to fit.
3. Botch: Trim the split piece off, stretch the hose to reach. Doing 70 on the motorway the hose tears off empties the water and cooks the engine.
I guess in this sequence that Jury Rigging is to patch the split with duct tape, silicone and zip ties until you get home!

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Vanny wrote:
JayW wrote:
Top radiator hose splits a couple of inches from the hose clip:
1. Repair properly: Replace the entire hose.
2. Bodge: Trim the split piece off, cut the hose in the centre and add a length of copper pipe to extend the hose to fit.
3. Botch: Trim the split piece off, stretch the hose to reach. Doing 70 on the motorway the hose tears off empties the water and cooks the engine.
I guess in this sequence that Jury Rigging is to patch the split with duct tape, silicone and zip ties until you get home!

Welcome back Vanny, hows married life?
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Vanny wrote: I guess in this sequence that Jury Rigging is to patch the split with duct tape, silicone and zip ties until you get home!
no no thats just semi temporary permanent


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Tim Leech wrote: Welcome back Vanny, hows married life?
citronut wrote: no no thats just semi temporary permanent


regards malcolm
These seemed to link together in my mind for some reason. :D

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What would these be classed as then?
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Umm - I've done a couple like that :oops:

Those who were on the Challenge will remember my self grip window winder handle on the GS, while I've used a Strongbow can as a get you home repair after the exhaust broke on an AZU I once owned. If you can find them, smooth sided food cans make a much longer lasting repair though - my parents used several on a Range Rover they once owned.
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