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F'ing do :(. Well looks like i'm off to a flying start this year. Radiator on the jtd has died and i've got to replace it. Wouldn't have been so bad but yesterday morning i was also replacing the brake discs on the 305's as they are warped only to discover they were 284's:mad: should have flipping checked it myself and after wasting an hour putting it all back together i've stripped one of the bloody bolts in the hub so the front left wheel can't go back on. These were brand new alfa items only 6months old when i did the brake conversion.:mad: on top of this the Gta has been waiting for a new set of top arms which have been in my garage a couple of weeks but because i haven't done it the thing has only thrown a wobbly and f***ed the alternator for me so thats going to be a right barrel of laughs to change:rolleyes: just made it home today. The bmw is laid up over winter with no tax and small remedial work so that leaves me and the mrs with 1 car to go to work in tuesday. Whoop 'd do. Thank you new year:thumbs: great start :mad:
 
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Bad luck matey:(

I guess the more cars you have, the more problems you have.

Replacing the alternator on the GTA is not a job that I would relish:eek:
 

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I had two tyres stabbed in the sidewall on New Years eve... Car is still stranded 30km from home because I don't have two spares... AND it's still public holidays, so no tyre shops are open 'til Wednesday... :(
 

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Blimey man, that sure is rotting luck. Hope you get them all sorted soon fella :thumbs:
 

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Thats a bugger mate, especially the hub on the JTD, that is just bad luck.
 

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Bad luck matey:(

I guess the more cars you have, the more problems you have.

Replacing the alternator on the GTA is not a job that I would relish:eek:
I know mate but all at once. I have managed to salvage the JTD hub so it is useable but I need re tap the thread. I've got loads of metric fine taps but not an M12x 1.25 for some reason :rolleyes:

I had two tyres stabbed in the sidewall on New Years eve... Car is still stranded 30km from home because I don't have two spares... AND it's still public holidays, so no tyre shops are open 'til Wednesday... :(
That is a bummer but they should be open today and not wenesday :)

Blimey man, that sure is rotting luck. Hope you get them all sorted soon fella :thumbs:
Do you think I'm being given a hint? All I was left with was a ford ka to drive:lol:

Thats a bugger mate, especially the hub on the JTD, that is just bad luck.
Esepcially when the hub is 6 months old. That is just poor manufacturing :(
 

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Things that have gone wrong in the house since midnight on New Years eve.....

1. En-suite loo started leaking through kitchen ceiling below during the New Year eve party!!! (never EVER get talked into installing a mascherator.... they are rubbish :rolleyes:)

2. Sewer in driveway got blocked, Dynorod called out. they couldnt clear it completely so awaiting a CCTV scan to see if driveway needs digging up...

3. Heavy downpours on Sunday caused some guttering to pull away from rear of house

4. Roof light in extension decided to start dripping water last night in light rain

5. Brand new unsealed floor tiles in newly decorated downstairs loo got "cleaned" by wife with Cilit Bang... which has stained the tiles and can't be shifted despite buying some very expensive heavy duty tile cleaner from a specialist and using wire wool on a power drill to scrub!! (What on EARTH does Cilit Bang contain!!!)

An expensive start to the New Year indeed... :(
 

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In New Zealand if a public holiday falls on a weekend, it is transferred to the next working day. We get two days at New Year, 1st and 2nd usually, but the 1st was a Sunday here, so that holiday gets transferred to Tuesday. :rolleyes:

Have rescued car, using two 225/50/16 Yokohama's I had on some BMW rims at home. Priced up replacement 205/55/16 Pirelli's, andthey're $360 each... :cry:

On the upside, at least no further vandalism took place while the car was stranded...

Hope you've made some good progress with your NY problems...! :thumbs:
 

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seems like you are sorted. Well dropped the wagon off this morning. ( can't be bothered to do the work this time) will have new rad, retapped hub and performance friction pads fitted :D. GTA will be in later this week for it's alternator :rolleyes:
 

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seems like you are sorted. Well dropped the wagon off this morning. ( can't be bothered to do the work this time) will have new rad, retapped hub and performance friction pads fitted :D. GTA will be in later this week for it's alternator :rolleyes:
I hope its less painful than mine!
 

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In New Zealand if a public holiday falls on a weekend, it is transferred to the next working day. We get two days at New Year, 1st and 2nd usually, but the 1st was a Sunday here, so that holiday gets transferred to Tuesday. :rolleyes:

Have rescued car, using two 225/50/16 Yokohama's I had on some BMW rims at home. Priced up replacement 205/55/16 Pirelli's, andthey're $360 each... :cry:

On the upside, at least no further vandalism took place while the car was stranded...

Hope you've made some good progress with your NY problems...! :thumbs:
And I always thought you were all law abiding in the land of the long white cloud. having two Goodyears fitted [email protected] £72 each,dont know how that looks in NZ dollars.
 

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Fred - move house
It might come to that..... Just literally got a call from home re my drains and Dynorod have now dug up half the driveway, exhausted the £1,000 cap on the insurance, and still not found the blockage so need to keep going (now at my expense!!!)

Yikes :confused::(
 

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Fred - move house

Joss - get you finger out :tut:, I told in November you were slacking when you should have finished that 155 off :rolleyes:







*hope it is all better soon guys!

Thanks Dad :p
 
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