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  1. 14 hours ago, Malcolm Feth said:

    She must look lovely in flesh now, she always did. Why you had to respray ot anyway?
    Now you need to get few more cats and you can keep her. You should!

    By the way, I know a guy who lives in Cardiff and he is magician in regards to car painiting (he also paints helmets and stuff, he did some work for F1 drivęrs too)

    She looks just as nice as after the pictures you took........ Just doesn't need the photoshop now ! ??

    it looks like a small branch of a tree was brushing against the chimney cowel, which made it fall on the bonnet. As I was concerned about the blending in and colour match, and as there were old marks and scratches, thought I would get it all sorted out.

    More cats ? We found a stray sheep on Christmas Eve (let us know if anyone has lost one) so, with sheep and Alpacas and an old cat I think that's enough!

  2. That is the question.

    We moved to Devon just over a year ago. Although I have been busy refurbishing a couple of holiday cottages,, (shameless plug) I have only driven the Esprit about 4 times since we moved. After a heavy wind storm, a chimney guard came off and fell on the bonnet (was no garage). The car is in for repair and front end respray now, whilst removing the bumper they found evidence of mice chewing wires which they will repair.

    this will be the second mouse attack. My wife's 2 month old car also got attacked by mice and needed a new wire loom under the bonnet.

    i now have a barn to put my vehicles in, but as the Esprit doesn't get driven that much, do I keep it ?

    Am I just waiting for the next mouse attack?


  3. Hi

    For the past year the odometer has had part of the digits missing, easy to see what the mileage was but still a fault.

    i took the car for MOT (failed on a small split on one rear inside tyre?) and all was ok.

    I went for the retest (only live 1/2 mile from the garage) and the odometer didn't show anything at all. 

    So, my question is, what do you think the issue is ?

    my thoughts were probably soldering on the back of the odometer gone bad, if that's the case does it mean dash out ?

    many thanks


  4. Mine did exactly the same thing, had since I got it so I thought it was normal.

    I took the car to sparky a while ago for him to fit a charge cooler pump. I mentioned how hot it got, he said it wasnt right and found the cable going to the sensor not seated correctly. Pushed it back on and now all is fine.

    and once sparky is a hero. ?

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  5. Only got in 15 mins ago and it was sat on the drive waiting. Owned it 5 months and it gets its 1st drive since I bought it tomorrow morning - and its my Birthday and I've taken the day off - It's going to be a good one! :D

    Hope to see it around sometime. Had my first drive around here on Sunday, upto Bideford, Barnstaple, Appledore. Nice drive and lots of thumbs up.

    Just need to teach the locals that you don't always have to drive in the middle of the road !

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