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  1. Nothing wrong with a Cat listed car. As long as it’s right and at the right price it just doesn’t matter. let’s face it - these cars are like women - almost all have some sort of back story wether you know it or not - doesn’t stop us enjoying them 👍
  2. Which makes a threesome difficult
  3. Nuff said - he’s not in cinderford.
  4. Give the car a full fluids change service. Don’t forget to repack the front wheel bearings. cambelt and tensioner is an essential. get a local firm to recore the rad - go three row - it really makes a difference. yes fuel tanks rot - but - you will know if they are shot. It’ll either stink to high heaven of petrol - or you will find a puddle on the floor - there’s some tank breather pipes that can also cause a stink. You never know the tanks could already have been replaced. Its really cheap and easy to fabricate a stainless exhaust for these if you can weld or knows a mate who can. You literally need 1 x 45 and 3 x 90 bends. Then whatever couplers and a silencer box you fancy. Mine cost about £140 for a 3” custom. old fuel - there’s an additive called lucas oil - that’s about the best stuff I’ve ever used - m find it on Amazon. Takes about 30miles and the difference is noticeable. cam covers very often leak - the o rings on the retaining bolts are often the cause. Look carefully at that leak - it might be the cam towers need knocking off and resealing on which if that’s the case wants to be done when doing the cam belt - check the valve clearances if you are that deep. The shims are loose - so you’ll want some magnets. Manuals for the cars are available on pdf. with a car that’s stood that long. I’d be inclined to ensure it actually has oil pressure and it’s not fully drained back out the oil pump. This is done by removing the oil feed to the turbo and cranking the engine with no plugs in it. You want to see a few hundred mm flowing from that while pumping. These cars DO NOT self prime oil if that pumps drained back. You will cause damage thinking you will be ok. Check. tyres - never drive an esprit on old rubber. I like the kumho ecsta tyres.
  5. Never install those seals dry. And it’s often worth tightening the spring slightly. the U with the spring in faces inwards. You should see the flat face.
  6. Just had a new exhaust fitted ? You sure they haven’t left the pipe from the turbo to the chargecooler loose while they were moving stuff around?
  7. Let’s just say I’ve actioned some issues that have escalated this massively now on the other side. Don’t expect any updates for a while 🤣
  8. @C8RKH the very latest divorce changes have made a positive impact on this matter
  9. @Cdm2018 hang on chap - maybe you are reading this in the wrong context. to be absolutely clear - it’s my wife whom is the abuser. I have social services reports to prove exactly this. Along with police, paramedics and doctors to agree. it was either I fled and took the kids or they would have been removed.
  10. Thanks @C8RKH I now have the sign in details for my Xero account for business which she changed after the papers were served. I’ve not been able to do my vat return and that’s late - I’ve had to simply pay the vat man a pile to ensure no action against me. The data within the account is frozen though as I had raised a legal dispute with Xero to stop any malicious damage. Fingers crossed I may be able to get that released today - as I cannot see any data at all. Danny took her iPad and logged in yesterday and changed the password while he was up there. Again he was told she was the victim and I was the abuser. The report and the majority of Danny’s life shows that to be the other way round 😖 - she wouldn’t respond to him about his questions on if she’s ever drunk driven with him in the car. Last weeks spending from the bank indeed showed transactions late at night from petrol stations (off licenses) - she doesn’t normally drive at night. The drinking is without doubt ongoing 😩 on a positive note - xero will be sorted, kids are happy here, lines been drawn and I don’t think he will see her now until after his exams. I’ve funds in my sole name to ensure they can all be fully provided for while this 6 months kicks down the road.
  11. Yeah ok - I lost my rag this week and emptied the accounts - after she had run up some £25k of excess spending. funny thing that did indeed prompt engagement and I’ve had to return a significant portion. it’s going to get very very messy now - thankfully this will have forced the need for mediation. The social services report I now have in my possession will reduce most grown men to tears. My lad took that to the farm and read it to her yesterday after she threatened him with taking out a restraining order on me. It’s a fucking mess. Theres a firm line drawn now - and she will see even less of the people she has abused over the years going forwards.
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  13. The issue @Frickin_idiot is I’ve no debts and a significant cash pile in a joint account. advice is just to let her carry on. She will loose out and her behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic spending wise. It’s all being logged and the children are with me. So she no longer requires a family home. legally I think she is in a very weak position indeed. Frankly this 26 weeks can’t go fast enough.
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  15. @Kimbers it really matters not to me. It’s only going to become a problem for her as she spins more and more out of control. never ever again.
  16. Well so far it’s going really well 🙄 She has managed to burn her way through £18k in excess spending - all from my (joint) accounts. keep it up sweetpea - it’s all coming out of the bottom line in the end - and along this road you are indeed looking even more unreasonable to the one child that takes a small amount of time to visit you.
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  19. Thanks chaps. The full detailed social services report is due to me next week. In this it documents fully the risk assessments and direct evidence the social workers have themselves witnessed. They won’t accept nor support any legal case by her to access the kids and that is also documented. Her solicitors will absolutely love that as will mine.
  20. Yeah ok - I think I may have underestimated this whole process. so far we’ve had some of my stuff burnt, some sold on Facebook market, a bank account being misappropriated and money being hidden, spending money like water out of most of my other accounts, kids (only 2 of them since she’s not allowed near the 3rd) being pressured by her massively. Thankfully the two live with me and the eldest is now getting a flat at uni so she doesn’t want to be at home with mum. I can’t even access my online xero account to do my vat return or invoice any work since she’s refusing to give me access as it was set up in her email address. it’s is indeed a 20 week initial process followed by 6 after that some 26 weeks in total. I never expected anything to be as bad as this. The solicitor is being firm and telling me to record everything and sit back with a smile. work has almost ground to a halt as I’m the primary carer for the kids - yes they are older - but my work normally means periods of working away onsite in the caravan and long 12-14 hour days. Something I can no longer do. I’ve actually never felt so completely out of control of things - but so in control of the important stuff. on the plus side - the kids, dogs and the cars are safe with me.
  21. I looked at this for Danny - we could do a years insurance for £6K 🤪 would be very interested in how you get on.
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