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alex yates
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:27 pm    Post subject: How does Alex celebrate his 15,000th post! Reply with quote

Went out to the boozer tonight with my mate for a couple of scoops. Walking out the pub I notice a puddle under the rear of the car. Get down on all fours with my torch on and notice it's weeping from where the main hose goes onto the bottom of the engine. So I take it easy back home (only a couple of miles). I can hear a funny noise at the rear so drop my window a tad to listen and the regulator breaks Damn

Get home, park up on the drive, get out to have another gander and the water pump is p***ing coolant out. Looks like my water pump is ****ed!! as well as my regulator.

Oh the joy!!!!!!

Floor Floor Duh Sad Sad


On the upside, I was due a coolant change Grin
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations doesn't seem the correct sentiment under the circumstances!! Thumb

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With a Viking Cheers of course thumbsup
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I think it's the original pump, so has lasted 15,000 posts.......and some Grin
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh bummer Alex Sad

I changed the Waterpump on my Boxster a few months back, not a difficult job, but a pain in the ass to access as the engine is backwards and you have to faff around with the roof to get access to it and remove half of the interior to do it, should be a doddle for you on your 996.1 Thumb

Get the rear end as high as possible when you do it, it makes filling the coolant/burping a much simpler process Grin

You can easily do this yourself, my new pump was £140.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm off work tomorrow due to the Lecky board doing work on the business park I'm on. Would've had a go but rain cancels play. Might just rock up at my mechanics and wave a monkey under his nose and say "mend my headache".
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No doubt my batteries will pack up on my old Bridgeport CNC and I'll lose the memory when the powers off - they say it comes in threes.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New997buyer wrote:
With a Viking Cheers of course thumbsup


Grin Cheers Paul.

Optimistic as ever, I'll hatch a plan in the morning. Normal service will soon be resumed Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the upside, my Dad is 79 tomorrow and I've give him the day off (nothing to do with having no lecky) as he's been helping me out at work.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats-ish Alex... hopefully the third is more like a wiper blade breaking...

15,000 posts in 5 years! Are you sure you ever go to work?! Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. I went in this morning on my Vespa, got soaked to the skin and swept up. Managed to get my car into my merchanic for the following work on Monday:

New water pump
New belt
New window regulator
new rear toe arms

He was due to service my lads car but I pulled rank and got mine in.......My son't not too happy with me now but you know what they say - tuff sh*t!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats mate, Still convinced it was you who crashed the forum today to stop me getting to close Grin Grin Grin
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

puh
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a good one Congrats at least it's only the pump. Getting back from the pub on the Vespa could be a challenge. In my youth I was a lamberetta driver(still miss it ) Very Happy not sure the wife would be interested though.
Hope car returned ASAP
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shame about the car but 15,000 posts is very impressive.
Hats off to you!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was the third thing to go wrong that the forum was off line today trying to cope with you breaking the 15k mark?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just picked the car up. Engine sounds a lot quieter with the new genuine pump, but I guess it will do as my man said the bearings in it were completely shot. New belt on too so will see how that performs in rainly Lancashire. New load of coolant too Smile

Add new Porsche regulator and Meyle rear toe arms & new eccentric bolts and the car's good to go.

Will bob down for my free geo set-up in the morning as the kwikfit ramp was bust this avo.

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