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by stew
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: Sad news
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Sad news

Sadly a couple of weeks ago our dog, Oscar, unexpectedly passed away. I wasn't going to post anything on here but yesterday at Kimbolton was the first meet we've been to since it happened and we didn't mention it as it didn't really come up and sometimes it's good to talk about other things. But I r...
by stew
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: race meet 21st of july Donnington park
Replies: 6
Views: 835

Re: race meet 21st of july Donnington park

Added to the main website calendar. Can't make this one myself but looks like it will be a good one.
by stew
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: In for MOT today
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: In for MOT today

kipster wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:31 am
:o send positive vibes gang K440 is in for MOT today :lol:

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Good luck!
by stew
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: Up The Rovers!
Replies: 12
Views: 1668

Re: Up The Rovers!

I hate the AEB (autonomous emergency braking) system idea for the very reason you've experienced. Anything that wrestles control from the driver to that extent is a recipe for disaster if it goes wrong. I wouldn't by a car with that feature unless is can be turned off. I don't mind ABS and even ESP ...
by stew
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: MG Motor UK (end of an era?)
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: MG Motor UK (end of an era?)

Great story and I think that sums up why people have an attachment which still exists today to MG and Rover products and the Longbridge site. There is definitely still so much genuine passion about these brands than any other I can think of that still has an operation in the UK when you see how well...
by stew
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: MG Motor UK (end of an era?)
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: MG Motor UK (end of an era?)

I never associated that company with the old brand. Just using a tired old factory to build a sub standard uninspired product. I feel for those who will loose there jobs but it isn't a surprise. It seems to be one of many large multinational businesses sheding people in this country at the moment. ...
by stew
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: MG Motor UK (end of an era?)
Replies: 4
Views: 583

MG Motor UK (end of an era?)

Not a lot of press coverage on this but: https://www.aronline.co.uk/news/news-redundancies-announced-at-longbridge-technical-centre./ Probably inevitable but I can't help feeling it's a shame and obviously very unfortunate for the staff at Longbridge. Even though they're maybe not the best cars, I e...
by stew
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: St. Georges Day Run in Sheringham
Replies: 1
Views: 471

Re: St. Georges Day Run in Sheringham

Quick update on this one: the entry form for 2019 is now available here:

https://nncvc.org.uk/uploads/7/6/5/3/76 ... m_edit.pdf

Deadline for entry Thursday 18th April.

Minimum £10 charity donation. Will post again and add to events once I've put my entry in.
by stew
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: Flipping cars
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: Flipping cars

Not sure if that's a general comment or aimed at me but in this case I didn't want it - Im just curious to watch what's being sold and for how much in my area. Not complaining about someone making a (modest) profit on a car but hiding faults is not on in my book. Obviously its buyer beware but I'm s...
by stew
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: Flipping cars
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Flipping cars

It's crazy how much this goes on now... And by flipping cars I mean them being bought and sold straight away (usually with with known faults hidden) for profit. Case in point a tired old MGB GT was up for sale round my way recently. Really only good as a basis for a restoration. Owner struggled to s...
by stew
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: St. Georges Day Run in Sheringham
Replies: 1
Views: 471

St. Georges Day Run in Sheringham

Once I get more details I'll post this up and a link in the East of England events section. On 28th April North Norfolk Classic Vehicle Club are having their annual charity run from Sheringham. In aid of the East of England Air Amblulance. Did this last year, had brilliant weather for the time of ye...
by stew
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: Carbon engine cleaning
Replies: 5
Views: 617

Re: Carbon engine cleaning

The walnut blasting is a method used on MINI’s that I believe most dealers can do. I’ve not seen many GDI related sticking valve problems to be fair, what car do you have? It's a 3 cylinder Peugeot 208, though I just found out in fact it's the older generation of engines that have variable valve ti...
by stew
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: Carbon engine cleaning
Replies: 5
Views: 617

Re: Carbon engine cleaning

Petrol in our case. Unfortunately premium fuel I don't think will make much difference to the inlet valves since as I understand it on this (and many other modern engines) uses direct fuel injection into the cylinders so the valves don't get washed in fuel like they used to. I have heard about this ...
by stew
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: Carbon engine cleaning
Replies: 5
Views: 617

Carbon engine cleaning

Here's a controversial topic: which methods of cleaning carbon deposits from engines actually work? I'm interested since our most modern car uses direct injection and it seems these are prone to carbon buildup on the inlet valves because they are not cleaned by the fuel that passes through from trad...
by stew
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: Insurance renewal.
Replies: 10
Views: 1111

Re: Insurance renewal.

Some classic policies have additional benefits like cover for events / shows, salvage benefits and cover for spare parts. Managed to get mine on a classic policy this year, significantly cheaper than a standard policy in my case and covers events, but doesn't offer much else. Still no agreed value, ...