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The Striding Man

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  1. A real shame that this has happened and to the detriment of this forum in my opinion. Kev was one of the first forum members to welcome newbies like myself, and having had the pleasure to meet him personally he is a proper gent and goes out of his way to assist like minded RAV owners. Who else is going to miss deciphering Kev's cryptic posts? I had a head start on most being a fellow Scot, but sometimes even I was stumped!! See you around Kev.
  2. Happy Birthday big yin! I'll raise a wee glass in your honour tonight. I trust that you had a grand day, and that you were well pampered and maxed out on cake. Lang may yer lum reek!
  3. Cheers Guys, I had a smashing day! I've been a bit quiet of late on the forum cos me RAV let me down again shortly after the new year. The serpentine belt broke on my way home from work and I had to get taken home courtesy of the AA. It's in the doghouse just now and it looks like it will need a new tensioner fitted as well as the belt. I'm fair scunnered with it right now. Kev, the big magnet idea would not have worked this time! Cheers again fellas, off for a wee dram now!
  4. Sounds like it may be a sticking pad or caliper. I have this problem on my 4.2 at the moment. It speeds up and slows down with the rotation of the road wheels and goes quiet when you apply the brakes. The car hasn't been used for 1 year so it's no surprise. When it eventually decides to stop raining up here in Scotlandshire I may get the chance to look at it . If your car was laid up for a period of time before you bought it then it may be a simple fix. All the best.
  5. A guy I work with has bought his last five cars down in that England, mostly in the North East and Midlands areas, all from the comfort of his armchair and using t'internet. His latest, a BMW X3 (very nice it is too), was bought from a dealer in Manchester who very nearly cut his own throat trying to seal the deal. His local dealers in the Glasgow area wouldn't budge an inch on their initial offers so the business went South. He saved himself £2000-£3000 in doing so. All of his motors have been from dealer used/approved offers with warranties etc and he's never had an issue. The BMW dealer del
  6. Got to agree, a nation of cash cows led by people that don't live on the same planet as the rest of us. Strange that the ballot box never seems to make a difference.
  7. Kev, would you pm me with the oil that you're using. Looking to buy some engine oil, and reading engine oil threads has got me as confused as a very confused man at a confused RAV4 owners convention! A wee bit of sanity would be very welcome. Cheers.
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    Yessir, it was pretty wild earlier on but it has settled down to a mere puff now. Some trees down and we lost power for a couple of hours but all ok now. Hopefully everyone has kept their heads down and nobody got hurt. What will we call this one Kev? As far as I remember we got creative and gave the last one a very memorable name. Suggestions on a postcard please!
  9. Kev....yer brilliant! I think they should make you a moderator!
  10. With a wee bit of elbow grease, that will buff right out!
  11. Hutchie my man, I agree it ain't cheap! Hoovie refurbed my four roadwheels. The spare was in "as new" condition and still had the original tyre on it and looks unused. That's why I have gazummped Kev's offer and offered Lee £157.00 and a Mars Bar for his completely mismatched wheels!
  12. The going rate for a proper acid dip/strip and paint/powdercoat is around £240- £280. The finish on mine if properly looked after should easily last ten years. The car may well be dead by then!
  13. I don't hear a sound from mine Kev.......it must have fallen off already! MOT day on Wednesday for my mota, should be interesting as it hasn't turned a wheel since April. Wish me luck!
  14. A very nice bargain indeed! Hoovie refurbished my alloys which were almost at the point of no return and a cracking job he did on them. Many thanks Hoovie. I will have to spend a bit more time on that popular auction site if there are bargains like that to be had.
  15. I fitted a big stereo system, amps, subwoofers and separates with crossovers into my Capri back in 1990. Topped it all of with an electric window kit and high level brake light. Stripped it all out years later and returned the car to factory standard. Still have the old girl 23 years on! Them were the days. Great thread this is.
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