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qwakers last won the day on August 24 2019

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  1. decent compressor, and a water trap are essential. a good heater to grt a decent temperature in he shed a dehumidifier makes life easier, the HVLP spray guns from screwfix are very good for the price. i have 4. does a good job considering....
  2. there's a garden not far with me with 6! sd1's under covers.... all going to be restored.... one day..... been there 10 years to my certain knowledge.
  3. that is, to put it bluntly, a load of nonsense. the farmer i get the derv from is running multiple nearly new tractors all running common rail diesel engines. if it was this low quality 'gas oil' (which is btw just another name for diesel!) he would be blowing up 100k tractors every day. red diesel is just diesel with no duty paid. that's it.
  4. you'll get no argument from me there. also have a remote control it too so i can start it before i arrive and have it toasty when i park up
  5. yeah, all joints checked and not leaking. a one way valve makes it work perfectly, so i think its all good. picked up 20l of red derv this afternoon for a fiver (good to know farmers )so plenty of fuel. be nice to be warm
  6. two major jobs done this past week.... one, a heater installed so i can stop freezing to death! fuel tank bracket made and hung so i can fill it with red diesel.. here i have added a one way valve and a filter, throwing the crappy filter supplied away as i couldn't get all the air out of it... for some reason without the one way valve it wont prime, it just keeps running back into the tank when the pump stops. this has prevented that. all the pipework run (need to clip the fuel line back, will do that later). interior and controller. second job, theres a stump, and i keep hitting it with the rear of the lorry whilst turning it around. dig cut and gone
  7. 300k miles might have something to do with it... but no, just unlucky,
  8. do bits of piston and conrod, and crank carrier count😂
  9. so, where were we.... oh yeah.... on my way home from plymouth on monday night with yet another rx8 in the back, my lorry decided that having working fuel injectors was unnecessary. when it started to knock, (massive amounts of fuel running straight into cyl 4 with no control whatsoever) i decided it was time for a tow... cornwall commercials are my local recovery company, the only ones for miles, and they where really busy that night. they ended up sending their only spare wagon, a 7.5ton spec lift, to drag me home on a pole. not much fun, i can assure you! im very very glad i have recovery! police where great too! closed the road so i could reverse down the road and to a junction. took til 1am to get recovered less than 5 miles! injectors where tested on wednesday, 1 scrap and being replaced with a exchange unit, 2 passed test and one failed but rebuildable. im having 3 rebuilt anyway, still a Mahooosive bill......... 120+vat each for rebuilds plus 188+vat for replacement on a exchange basis. so lets look at my car issues at the moment. the rx8 is awaiting a new tactrix that hasn't arrived yet (a adapter to allow me to change the fuelling maps) rx8 no2 has no clutch the laguna has no key, i sent it off for repair and haven't received it back, i think royal mail have lost it. and the lorry is broken too.. now the work van can break and ill have no vehicles at all.....
  10. a rocipricating saw has its uses. there are jobs on my lorry that i wouldnt have been able to do without it. taking the tail lift off being a good example...
  11. that one in stoke on trent was perfect (almost) and i would have had it as it only went for 350 but... it would have cost me the same again to bring it home...
  12. dont think ill bother with that one anyway, stoke on trent is a bit far
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