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  1. I recall [ohh... Lonng Ago!] a PR stunt with BMW. A TV show took a couple + kids (...presumably their own money!) out to the factory and the Mrs got to spray their initials on the 'body in white'. Cameras tracked the car and ultimately filmed the handover (... and bunch of flowers) and they drove off. I do believe BMW offered 'factory gate' collections... Them doing PDI & plates.... All good stuff.... Carry On 2sav
  2. Yeah.... No garage here. Terraced streets, so just the back lane 😕 2sav
  3. Poondland spray-greeaz [... and/or 'White cycle chain lube' - depending on what the supplier prints on the tin! lol ] is my weapon of choice for Sunroof bowden drive cables + door hinges...... 2sav
  4. Here we all are again <no, not insurance!> .... Got to run the dash clock 'all the way round' as we want to 'lose an hour' but digits can only be 'pipped' forward 😞 Ha ha 2sav
  5. +1 on 'pull/vacuum pump' drawing through fluid..... Watch the colour change at each wheel and you know every inch of pipe is renewed. 2sav
  6. That Time Of The Year.... again Fully Comp @£207.... That makes 3 years straight and about a fiver variation overall. I'm happy to stay with DirectLine 2sav
  7. ..... further to my 'wheelarch titivation'..... I tried a search locally for a cheap tin, matching the Toyota 182 blue. This caught my eye in theRange @£4.99 Vx Metroblue_metallic It'll do just fine 4me 2sav
  8. ..... Bit salty on the price. Not Carina but 'period' at least! 2sav
  9. Ahhh.... When I got mine, 3yr ago, the lad who 'rescued it from the Banger Boyyz' put on MR2 alloys and then, to sell it on, put the steels back on >> sadly he mislaid one trim 😞 I went to Chester to collect it, I slotted on 15x7 OZ Polaris and skipped 4x Steels + 3 plakkie trims. The wheels are really smart, period correct. Ah well.... Good luck in your search [eBay is your friend] Get a few piccies up of yours 🙂 2sav
  10. ..... and no surprises there, then 👍 2sav
  11. MOT 08:30 tomorrow...... 2sav
  12. How might you quantify 'improvement over factory'? I assume half a million taxi drivers just had to settle for 'dealer spec'.... I will concede (given our poor relation status to the Celica.. lol) the handling is pretty sharp on a Carina 🙂 2sav
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  14. ^^^ If in doubt = Swap it out.... for E10 proof hose 2sav
  15. Hi there..... Anyone looking to buy will hit the MOT history first. Going on condition overall/quality of repairs/interior you will get an offer ££ BOL 2sav
  16. I wouldn't know for sure.... But will that 'age' seat be a Corolla (of those model year) type? I don't know what model shares my '91 Carina II seats... 🤔 2sav
  17. Yes.... The 'Wax-Oil' <no relation!> smells just like WD-40. I stood the tin in direct sunlight until it got hot! Gets the pressure/blasting way up, too! It is a genuine 'shipbuilders swear by it!' Industrial metal preservative.... When it dries off it is effectively invisible.... White spirit will remove any overspray, onto bodywork, which might attract dirt and look smudgy.. [as one Detailer to another lol] 2sav
  18. Oil change sorted, sprayed the wiperarms matteblack, spraygreased the servo cables on the sunroof. I cut the undertray at the last oilchange, makes oil filter much easier to get at!. But it makes the plastic tray flop down into sight.... So.... A piece of soft alloy plate, folded over the tray edge, crimped and with an upcurve bend = no tray sightings! Bit of titivation of my arch edges... Finally... I sprayed all the pipes and bracketry at the rear & sprayed the inside arch lips + along the lower sill edge and floor margin. Super easy to use this aerosol [stood in bright sunlight for 20mins... Nice and Warm!]. 11.4 out of 10.... YaY 2sav
  19. Found one..... 100% resolved issues, works great! USB Camera, on Google app store (look for Shen Yau) 2sav
  20. Just dropped thru the letterbox.... GR8! Problem is, so the web has it, getting a reliable app to give seamless display. Fully functional and is giving me <slightly> flakey images. Need to roadtest some Cam apps 🙂 2sav
  21. Postman Pat 'bingg bongged' with my filter.... Now, just need a dry day (oil picked up on Tesco offer) 😉 2sav
  22. .... cheap boroscope. Just ordered a 5M OTG android boroscope @£7.99 I'm wanting to see inside sills, chassis, doors and the sunroof cassette. Will report back.... 2sav
  23. I'm due an oil change, based on 12months driving (around 6k). CarParts4Less @£3.06 delivered. 🎱 Hardly worth the fuel to travel to get one cash!! 2sav
  24. ..... A tray of Budweiser will be furnished on Monday. Thirsty work, gassing + looking up!! 😵 2sav