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Proghound

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Are you safe to drive it ?.Just remember lefty lousy righty tighty lol
At the moment, no - with different overall diameter wheels between sides, the ABS/ASR would go postal. But it never was going anywhere until tomorrow evening anyway and it'll be sorted by then.

I haven't had to think which way to unscrew things since I learned that rhyme at my father's knee! This time I guess my subconscious was too busy mirroring the action I'd just performed on the offside rear - hand on spoiler, step up onto the wrench and bounce a bit.
 

A2Steve

A2OC Donor
Today I ... was swapping my pepperpots onto my Crystal Blue. Both offside wheels done, no issue. On to the nearside rear, loosen the bolts before jacking up, first one is the locking bolt. Turned it a bit, it stopped. Yikes thinks I, this one's on tight. Applied more force, it turned some more. Then this happened ... :oops:

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Then standing there with the sheared off key in my hand it dawns on me ...



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Yep, total brain fade. I'd been doing it up not undoing it 😂🤣🤣😂

Have a laugh on me :D

Removal operative coming tomorrow. Thankful that I kept enough spare bolts for both my cars from the breaker, I'd better have the lockers off the other one while I can still remember how 🤣🤣
Hi Ian

I've got a large selection of locking keys here, I could lend you one if it helps?
 

Proghound

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Hi Ian

I've got a large selection of locking keys here, I could lend you one if it helps?
Thanks for the thought Steve but I've booked the removal guy for tomorrow. I might be after another set of locking wheelnuts if you get one though.
 

Robthebank

Member
Today I drove back from Newcastle to Cornwall, this time with Supermarket diesel (Sainsbury’s), on the way up it was 75.5mpg with BP Ultimate door to door average of 58mph, I sit at 65mph on motorway and within 110% of the limit everywhere slower. On the way back I got 70.6mpg with a 48mph average, slow along M1 due to heavy rain, then 40min tailback through Bristol and 20mins at Exeter, looking at the DIS before and after showed those 3 lost me 3.2mpg off the average, so like for like the Sainsbury’s fuel would have achieved 73.8mpg. Next week I will do the opposite for a comparison.
 

depronman

A2OC Donor
Today I drove back from Newcastle to Cornwall, this time with Supermarket diesel (Sainsbury’s), on the way up it was 75.5mpg with BP Ultimate door to door average of 58mph, I sit at 65mph on motorway and within 110% of the limit everywhere slower. On the way back I got 70.6mpg with a 48mph average, slow along M1 due to heavy rain, then 40min tailback through Bristol and 20mins at Exeter, looking at the DIS before and after showed those 3 lost me 3.2mpg off the average, so like for like the Sainsbury’s fuel would have achieved 73.8mpg. Next week I will do the opposite for a comparison.
if there is really that little in it (2 mpg) then the extra cost of the ultimate will make it cheaper to run on supermarket diesel (tesco for me as ESSO fuel)
 

Robthebank

Member
Today new boot struts fitted and used fuel cap as my rubber strap had snapped, lovely satisfying 5min jobs.
Used these struts came within 2 days:
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damadgeruk

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Today new boot struts fitted and used fuel cap as my rubber strap had snapped, lovely satisfying 5min jobs.
Used these struts came within 2 days:
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Are the struts the correct length? The last ones I bought on 'recommendation' here were short, I might get round to remembering to duck though likely not. 🤯
 

Robthebank

Member
Sorry, should have asked, do they slow before bump stop as my replacements jolt at the top.
Had a play for 5mins and best I can say is “inconsistent” sometimes they did sometimes they didn’t depending on when I let go, I’m ok with that as my issue was the kids slamming the old ones shut.
 
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