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Re: Finally made a purchase

Post by StuBeeDoo » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:48 am

Thank you, TinyPic. :x All my images are gone. That's the third time an online host has pulled the plug on me. I won't be posting any more images online.

Note to Admin/Mods:- You might as well delete this thread, it makes no sense without the images.
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Re: Finally made a purchase

Post by Nictrix » Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:16 pm

You know you can upload images direct to your post without using a host site.
Just click on the attachments button under the box you type your message in.
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Re: Finally made a purchase

Post by StuBeeDoo » Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:36 pm

Thanks, Nictrix. I'll bear that in mind for the future, but I can't replace the images that are now lost in the ether. :(
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Re: Finally made a purchase

Post by StuBeeDoo » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:21 pm

StuBeeDoo wrote: Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:48 amThank you, TinyPic. :x All my images are gone. That's the third time an online host has pulled the plug on me. I won't be posting any more images online.

Note to Admin/Mods:- You might as well delete this thread, it makes no sense without the images.
As per Nictrix's post ^^^ above, I've now attached new images for continuity. They may or not be the ones I posted originally, but they are some I had forgotten about that are relevant.
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Re: Finally made a purchase

Post by StuBeeDoo » Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:51 am

StuBeeDoo wrote: Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:47 amI'm carrying one of my winter wheels as a full-size spare, and I have a bottle jack, jacking-point pad and breaker bar/17mm socket on-board.

Today I'm going to look into making a flat "floor" above the spare.  Pics to follow. 
I abandoned that idea not long after. I still carry the tools, but instead of a spare wheel I now carry a Stop'n'go tyre plugger kit.


Update edit:-

I realised that I haven't added to this thread a couple of visual mods I did this month. First, short number plates.
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And I wrapped the "dark wood" interior trims with "brushed aluminium" vinyl.
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Re: Finally made a purchase

Post by StuBeeDoo » Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:49 pm

The autumn/winter 2020 look. Original-fit Style 305 wheels refurbed in Gunmetal (allegedly....) powdercoat.......

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As detailed in another of my threads, I'm not 100% happy with them, but they have grown on me slightly - especially in dull light.
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Post by StuBeeDoo » Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:08 am

Tuesday June 15th marked a milestone. 100000k miles. :driving: High mileage for a <9 year-old, but not as high as when I bought it.
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Post by X5Sport » Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:50 am

It’s not overly high though. I thought (until COVID!) that had gone to around 12k/yr for many as people stopped using very expensive public transport. In a normal year I do 15k, mainly commuting.
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X5Sport wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:50 amIt’s not overly high though. I thought (until COVID!) that had gone to around 12k/yr for many as people stopped using very expensive public transport. In a normal year I do 15k, mainly commuting.
I read somewhere, recently, that current average mileage for a family-run diesel is 9.2k/year. Something to do with the proliferation of multi-car families. I always considered it to be 10-12k, but that was based on what was "the norm" back in the late '70s/early'80s when I started buying cars. The last 2 years I've only been doing c.8k - even before COVID.
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Post by StuBeeDoo » Fri Jun 25, 2021 6:57 pm

...........And it's 3 years today, since I collected it. :driving:

The left-hand rear wheel speed sensor ran-up the white flag last week. Its replacement arrived today, so if I find the time I'll change it tomorrow. I also fitted a new battery last week. Electrics were still fine, but when I did the scan for the sensor, I noticed that the battery voltage was down to 11.7, even after a long run. Rather than risk it letting me down, I bought a new Bosch one.
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Post by StuBeeDoo » Sun Aug 22, 2021 4:43 pm

StuBeeDoo wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:08 amTuesday June 15th marked a milestone. 100000k miles. :driving: High mileage for a <9 year-old, but not as high as when I bought it.
:o It's gone from the sublime to the ridiculous! The whole of last year I did 8k. Since I made that ^^^ post I've done 4.2k - most of that going from home to Hampshire and back on average every 10 days, but weekly for the last 3 weeks. :driving:
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