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    Phil
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    Exige S 240
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    London

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  1. Reversed back on the drive whilst my other half was weeding the front garden a black nissan juke pulls up blocking the drive and a mum and her 2 kids get out and ask if they can have some photos next to the car ok and let the kids sit in one at a time behind the wheel they ate all very polite and leave. My other half works at the local school and I assume she knows the mum and kids but once they have gone said who's that always makes me e laugh
  2. Yes well done that man. Have done a lot more in my car than I would have done without the forum. Congratulations
  3. Nice work that man wish I could weld like that
  4. Time to treat yourself to a new tank me thinks. Before it drops any more rust and debris into your cooling galleries
  5. I just angle ground up a couple of lengths of 4x2 steal channel with a couple of cut outs and an angled bottom. Painted with white hammeite paint the top coat mixed with sand to give a rough non slip surface The Porsche was only round for a service Fits both the Halfords and machine mart ramps they are a bit heavy but have had loads of cars up on them no problems Cost about £12 And the Corsa another friends boys car
  6. I would say most of the parts they have fitted they have obviously marked up as for the oil I use Shell Helix ultra 5W--40 fully sinthetic and cost for 5L usually about £26 from euro car parts so I hope that have used a fully sinthetic but sometimes 10w--40 is only semi synthetic. So the cost of the oil alone shows you how much they have marked things up especially if they have put in part synthetic. Most independents will allow you to supply your own oil and filter if you wish.
  7. Are you fans 2 speed ? as the A/C and coolant control for the fans react with each other. So if the coolant is at 97'C and the A/C's s running the system of control will proberbly only allow the fans to hit the second speed if the coolant temperature rises as to do so would now possibly cool the A/C condenser to much and thus over condense the refrigerant which in short lowers the discharge pressure to much and upsets the flow of refrigerant around the circuit. That's the problem of having one set of fans cooling two different circuits so there is always a compromise. In cooler
  8. Remember the A/C condenser is Infront of the radiator and so pre heats the air before it passes over the radiator and the hotter the day the worse it is. So the thermal load from inside the car plus the heat of compression by the compressor and the fact the ambient is high will make the radiator far less efficient than it normally us. So instead of getting air to the radiator at say an ambient if 28'C after it's been through the condenser it's probberbly nearer 43'C
  9. I would advise before you send your watch as to what they are able/going to do as the last thing you want is that to happen and defeat the object and pe presented with a totally different watch and loose the obvious and deserved attachment you have with it
  10. Your need super big pockets for that one
  11. Yes you may well be able to get a secondhand movement if it was a popular model. If all else fails which I hope it doesn't and not wanting to hijack this post the new Grand Seiko SBGR253 is a cracking watch hope you strike lucky
  12. That's a real shame as someone who's spent fare to much on watches over the years I feel for you as I to have my old uncles WW2 Eterna and did manage to get the correct plexiglass replacement I would be heart broken not to be able to keep it in working order
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