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Turbo Esprit refresh - last one this year, honest


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10 minutes ago, ChrisJ said:

Why's it got a Wickens badge on an 82 car?

Maybe he got it cheap?  Or a PO didn't know the difference? 😬

 

That liquor is dried out...says so right on the bottle. 🙄 Better pass it along to someone...

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'88 Esprit

Succasunna, NJ USA

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Changed rear brake calipers today, and decided to swing it in for an MoT as I knew it wouldn't fail on much.  High CO, Rear wheel bearing, a problem with a front brake hose routing, a couple of split balljoint rubbers, and low handbrake effort.  So, fix those, investigate clutch hydraulics, belts/oils etc, steering U/J, oil leak, coolant leak, and Bob's yer auntie's live-in lover.

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I was getting mine MOT'd today, passed with no advisories which was a result, however I did get teased for only having driven 250 miles in it this year. I have an excuse !

Interesting footnote to the above pass. When I checked it over yesterday the only thing I discovered was that the washer nozzles seemed to be blocked and did not respond to the usual poke with a fine needle. I found I had a load of strange black stuff lurking in the bottom of my screen wash bottle which clogged up the jets the moment I pressed the button. What ever it was seemed to be growing in the Tescos pre prepared washer liquid I'd put in there, good down to -1C  you know. I'll use the expensive stuff from now on!

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Normally Aspirated - and lovin' it!

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Thanks Sparky!

In theory, it shouldn't have to be MOT'd in a couple of years time, but  id still put it in when/if it reaches that status as I would actually want to get the car checked over annually....

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Agree 100%!

@Choppadon't get too excited about the good stuff either; they generally end up like that.  In fact, Robin's is just like that now; I'm going to flush it out today.

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You wouldn't believe what I wear underneath in the cold weather...

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10 hours ago, Sparky said:

It defied most attempts to remove it, or even move it a millimetre.  I tried expletives, bullets, and eventually C4 to no avail.  Eventually had to get Tracy to talk it off.

  You do the impossible every day, its just the little miracles that take a bit longer..   

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Robin took advantage of the special WE surcharge mitigation deal with a nice bottle of gin slipped surrepticiously into the boot.  If only @Dan E had read the small print...

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1 minute ago, Sparky said:

Robin took advantage of the special WE surcharge mitigation deal with a nice bottle slipped surrepticiously into the boot.  If only @Dan E had read the small print...

Clearly, things have moved on from the tenner left on the passenger seat for the MOT certificate.

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