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Mustapha bean the bump on the heid when Lucy fell on me last week after a pure condom moment.
Boy was I lucky. That must be my 8 lives used up.
Spent the last two days limbo dancing unner the jack bricks agin doing the front in and oot those dudty blebells that go to the ABS unit and the when finishing I saw the bunnet is no sitting right. nay brakes and Lacey stopped her. BUT looks like a no go.
As the two Ronnies used to say it goodnight from me and goodnight from him. I am hanging up my spanners.
End of the road for me . It's been fun but I need to learn when to call it a day.

Still one pipe to do but each job is getting harder and jist no up to it no more.

Good luck to you all. She has said they have to go and now RELUCTANTLY I caved in. Will still have TIa till next September then it goodnight romeo or is it Pomeo


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Goodness Pomie, will you no longer be the King of the 166s?
 
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Have we all purchased a copy of this weeks Autocar?
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Brought home another 166.
So I'm up to 6 including parts donor and track car.
This is one is a 2000 2.5 Sportronic with 43,000 miles on it.
Has been SORNed for 8/9 years....
This got through its NCT (MOT equivalent) retest on Wednesday night.
Very happy bunny. Fresh oil, filter, cambelt and water pump too
 
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Aye, working in the driveway can be dangerous all right. Just glad you survived that one, sounds like a very close call.
Hadn't been up til now BUT it sure was a close shave.


Have we all purchased a copy of this weeks Autocar?
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NOT YET but I will now for sure as I cant read this fotie.🤣
We've all been laughing for years . IIRC ME 15+ after seeing Pomeo on the tinternet and flying wan way (YUP No Wan Day ) tay Bradford and driving home .Dr Hooked eye wiz. £2.5 k in 2005 Even the belt snapping didnt kill the bug.

This got through its NCT (MOT equivalent) retest on Wednesday night.
Very happy bunny. Fresh oil, filter, cambelt and water pump too
Lucy failed on Wednesday .hawnbrake cable and emissions. Bank 1 Sensor 1. I fink.

Goodness Pomie, will you no longer be the King of the 166s?
Yupo BUT the crown will pass to ewe. In fact you are now in the lead.
Not today BUT yesterday, when all my troubles seemed so far away, I was back on the runway. Fun an auld pic when I was doing TIAs belt and matrix.I spies wie my little eye...BANK WAN SENSOR WAN doon the back. I finks. That is reachable.
It IS reachable but cant get hawns intay get it out. So looks like up in the air ,not waving stulees broon pants, 🤣 exhaust aff heatshield aff and lambda oot.

Withoot heart and soul we'd awe be mere machines.

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I changed the plugs on rear bank 1 they were well goosed. Was scheduled years ago but road to hell and awe that.
Cant recal Pomeo and Tias being so hard.
I busted the yellow locking clip on the sensor in the CF3 wee black box. Cannae fur the life of me see how I get it back in. Anyone any ideas. Getting the rear fittings on the air box that holds the ECU and throtle body was a nightmare.,Pomeo and Tias were bonded on but Lucys wernt.
Pomeo

My theory is that belts dun wie Tippex dont get their rear plugs dun.
 

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Here's the link to access online:
NOW ewe tell me 🤣 After I get a copy.

Well I don't ken what Piers Morgan wood make of it BUT do I have the first PC ECR Engine Code Reader .
Well on Saturday getting the wee rubber bit on the air manifold I had to re do the wiring harness several times. The first I had it on the wrong way IE Bottom On the top Sorted that then twigged No rubber cushions So off it all came again to get access to relocate it and check OS still OK. Couldn't find screwdriver so sum auld brake pipe did the business as fingers and haws too big. Then got it all sorted. So I gets in the drivers seat reruns the fun. Yup time to start it up. Heart skipped so many beats EML light on. Oh SHEET FASTER RERUN OF THE FUN...AWE NAW Shirley I put the ht leat clip onto Spark plug 3 Couldnae recall doing it then I did then no sure. SO gets the code reader expecting a no wie the usual 3 innit. NAW P-0120 and a 3 disguised as P-0638. Quick check says frottle codes....The light in my brain lit and voice activated sensor says "Yee never pit the throttle connector back oan. YAH PLONKER" Code reader was too polite ta saw so.
So quick exir ,run aroon the corr an plug in the throttle. Whew code extinguished and MOJO back.
.Things are getting harder for a boy named Pomeo

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Did the hawnbrake cables on Sunday and only wan burst bolt .OSR. Took 4 hours at 2 deg C .thank Dog fur an auld Rangers goalie tap (padded arm bits and only a Lady Godiva years ago in clearance bought just to annoy the boy) and a Thermal boiler suit. Cant recal the others taking me as long but then again in those days i could open jars and pakets of crisps. Even pill packets (Recent addition 4 years ago) now I have to get the scissors.

So nay cahnce wie bank 1 Sensor 1.
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Today I looked out the window, Saw them covered in snow and ice and I wept.

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Today I looked out the window, Saw them covered in snow and ice and I wept.

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It's cold here too, 5 degrees but no snow thank God
 

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This is the latest info I have from the specialist.
Dave sent me this picture of chewed wires for the side repeater, wonderful!
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This is the latest info I have from the specialist.
Dave sent me this picture of chewed wires for the side repeater, wonderful!
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Did you catch the culprit?
I changed the air filter and swapped the rear PS window regulator (pre loved item) in my 2.5 sporto yesterday.
One seized nut got the wee angle grinder treatment.
Window working again
 
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Did you catch the culprit?
I changed the air filter and swapped the rear PS window regulator (pre loved item) in my 2.5 sporto yesterday.
One seized nut got the wee angle grinder treatment.
Window working again
Was gonna say Mice cos looks like teef marks on the rubber but that looks clear butchery on the cables like I did wie the Astravan the day.


NEVER and like Sean Connery I mean NEVER ( Ken shouldnae say it BUT) will I moan about an Alfa 166 alternator ever again.
Today I did nothing to the 166s BUT the Astravan 17.CDTI alternator needed changing as its lain off the road since it gave up the ghost a few weeks ago and weather so poor BUT today got beasted in. Like thon cowboy Awe Day Murphy it took me jist tay get it oot. The main heavy connector was greener than the green green grass of home and came away from the well seized nut whick wouldn't budge and other seized bolts unable to get a grinder in and wie wan dangling wire I recalled my collerectal surgeons assistants always banging on aboot cut n shunt or was it the other way aroon (Im Bad) but rather than try to find the hidden wiring connector and as it was dangling I cut the wire like Ferrets pic. Will need a new alternator connector and will splice in a wire to make it's next removal (for the scrappy guy) to make a few bob on the new alternator.

Not long not till hang up the spanner time and become a couch potato. Then shell have reason to shout at me 🤣

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Did you catch the culprit?
I changed the air filter and swapped the rear PS window regulator (pre loved item) in my 2.5 sporto yesterday.
One seized nut got the wee angle grinder treatment.
Window working again
The rodent had chewed through the O/S indicator and O/S ABS speed sensor wires, in it's attempt to get from the engine bay to the scuttle area.
The joys of owning a Jap import, something that has spent time in storage and on a ship.
No other damage was found to the loom, and the mouse has left the building!
 

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The rodent had chewed through the O/S indicator and O/S ABS speed sensor wires, in it's attempt to get from the engine bay to the scuttle area.
The joys of owning a Jap import, something that has spent time in storage and on a ship.
No other damage was found to the loom, and the mouse has left the building!
I brought one back unawares from the lockup in a floppy box of Christmas decorations. That was a fun few days...
NOT!
 
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Was gonna say Mice cos looks like teef marks on the rubber but that looks clear butchery on the cables like I did wie the Astravan the day.


NEVER and like Sean Connery I mean NEVER ( Ken shouldnae say it BUT) will I moan about an Alfa 166 alternator ever again.
Today I did nothing to the 166s BUT the Astravan 17.CDTI alternator needed changing as its lain off the road since it gave up the ghost a few weeks ago and weather so poor BUT today got beasted in. Like thon cowboy Awe Day Murphy it took me jist tay get it oot. The main heavy connector was greener than the green green grass of home and came away from the well seized nut whick wouldn't budge and other seized bolts unable to get a grinder in and wie wan dangling wire I recalled my collerectal surgeons assistants always banging on aboot cut n shunt or was it the other way aroon (Im Bad) but rather than try to find the hidden wiring connector and as it was dangling I cut the wire like Ferrets pic. Will need a new alternator connector and will splice in a wire to make it's next removal (for the scrappy guy) to make a few bob on the new alternator.

Not long not till hang up the spanner time and become a couch potato. Then shell have reason to shout at me 🤣

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....you used a mouse to cut your alternator wire????😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
 
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....you used a mouse to cut your alternator wire????😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Err Naw ..Couldnae catch ony of the wee blighters.

So jist resorted tay tin snips as couldnae find my cutter etc.

....Before I always tried non destructive testing and repairing Now resorting to hatchet jobs.

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A mouse trap with peanut butter...
 
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