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Forum: Projects and Restorations 23-09-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,402
Posted By percymon
Work colleague had something similar in the boot...

Work colleague had something similar in the boot area of her 1 series, it stood up well to several years with two wet muddy spaniels jumping in and out. Her shopping did slide around somewhat though.
Forum: Projects and Restorations 23-09-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,436
Posted By percymon
Making good progress- can't help but think that...

Making good progress- can't help but think that £100 discount offered by the seller was for the service that never happened ?
Forum: The Motoring Zone 23-09-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 453
Posted By percymon
Like the interior air vents and the dash inlays....

Like the interior air vents and the dash inlays. The rest is a bit too generic for me, the S class used to define the brand and lower model ranges caught up with the design, this looks too much like...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 22-09-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 740
Posted By percymon
You can pick up 68 plate cars with under 15k...

You can pick up 68 plate cars with under 15k miles, still under warranty , with metallic paint for £2k more.

If you look at babybmw forum the 140s dont seem to be as reliable as the 135 cars -...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 18-09-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By percymon
Already YouTube videos comparing to new G-Wagon...

Already YouTube videos comparing to new G-Wagon and new Defender - apart from the fact they didn't undo the sway bar of the Rubicon for the off road tests, the Rubi didn't do too bad. Rubicon...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 14-09-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By percymon
DB7 meets mustang externally to my eye. I do...

DB7 meets mustang externally to my eye.

I do fear for AM future when they keep churning out one off and limited number updated models.
Forum: Projects and Restorations 10-09-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,627
Posted By percymon
I did about 45k miles in mine, it was fine for...

I did about 45k miles in mine, it was fine for general use but never thrilled. It was a bit punchier with a tuning box though.
Forum: Projects and Restorations 10-09-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,627
Posted By percymon
Helps tell everyone you’re not driving the 1.6...

Helps tell everyone you’re not driving the 1.6 engine ��
Forum: Projects and Restorations 10-09-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 24,542
Posted By percymon
Looking good, clearly this has seen a bit of road...

Looking good, clearly this has seen a bit of road salt or sea air over the years. Enjoy the trip
Forum: The Motoring Zone 10-09-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 906
Posted By percymon
Millers Oils have a oil analysis service, you can...

Millers Oils have a oil analysis service, you can buy a single or twin test kit on their website. About 100ml of oil needed, standard analysis will give you metal contents, viscosity etc. You can...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-09-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,246
Posted By percymon
Well it can only get better. I dare say you’ll...

Well it can only get better. I dare say you’ll have a lot of polishing once you get the decals off

Love these type of threads - crack on
Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-09-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 16,888
Posted By percymon
Impressive after just one coat !

Impressive after just one coat !
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 09-09-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,100
Posted By percymon
Interesting product and great real world test....

Interesting product and great real world test. The right side in that last picture is what I’d expect from BSD after a weeks driving in normal late summer weather. Be good to see how it holds up to...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 07-09-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,549
Posted By percymon
Maybe, but would you have paid £1650 if you'd...

Maybe, but would you have paid £1650 if you'd known there were no fluids present ?

Hopefully after the head work and several good flushes of everything it'll be a bit rosier for you
Forum: Detailing Chat 07-09-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,457
Posted By percymon
With three cars each wearing different LSPs its a...

With three cars each wearing different LSPs its a little difficult to cut down, but as products get used up i will be rationalising (in fact i gave a few old bottles of potions to a neighbour not too...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 07-09-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,549
Posted By percymon
I think i'd be going back to the previous owner,...

I think i'd be going back to the previous owner, their advert says head gasket gone but does say 'runs and drives', which implies there are fluids in the engine ! Whether they drained the fluids to...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 05-09-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,722
Posted By percymon
Great job on those seats

Great job on those seats
Forum: The Motoring Zone 03-09-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,781
Posted By percymon
Octavia Scout Estate (second gen) for something...

Octavia Scout Estate (second gen) for something at the cheaper end

Audi All-road - same sort of thing at a greater premium

C220 Merc is hardly a capable off roader ? Not sure what year Merc...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 21-08-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 29,430
Posted By percymon
For visible areas of the wheel arches /...

For visible areas of the wheel arches / suspension then UC is a great product. For areas behind arch liners etc than UB is a good option.
Forum: Projects and Restorations 21-08-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,174
Posted By percymon
Not a great couple of weeks - speedy recovery to...

Not a great couple of weeks - speedy recovery to all.

The lumps of metal can wait; just a shame you haven't got the Octavia at the painter while you're away
Forum: Projects and Restorations 19-08-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 16,888
Posted By percymon
I may be wrong but someone recently told me that...

I may be wrong but someone recently told me that for the MOT 2 of 3 mirrors need to be present and functional - I was somewhat surprised as it implied you could get an MOT with a side mirror missing,...
Forum: Detailing Chat 19-08-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,151
Posted By percymon
I've found the same with Renovo, albeit i fully...

I've found the same with Renovo, albeit i fully cleaned and dried the top to remove any previous treatments. In light rain it beads up OK, but heavy downpours just seem to flood the whole roof so it...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 14-08-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,544
Posted By percymon
I've previously used BSD on MINI black trim,...

I've previously used BSD on MINI black trim, plenty of that around the wheelarches. For a longer lasting solution then Gtechniq C4 (forget for 12+ months)
Forum: The Motoring Zone 12-08-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,318
Posted By percymon
Hopefully they a re a bit sympathetic to the...

Hopefully they a re a bit sympathetic to the costs and work on this between other jobs to keep labour bill down. I know when the ECU failed on the wifes Fiat some years ago the final bill was £550 -...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 10-08-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,370
Posted By percymon
Too much Aston and Jaguar F type for me

Too much Aston and Jaguar F type for me
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