What's annoyed you today??

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AMCQ46
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Re: What's annoyed you today??

Post by AMCQ46 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:53 am

Snow everywhere and knob heads who can't drive up a little hill so block the road for the rest of us.
Took me 2hr to do a trip that should have been 15 miles this morning because I kept having to find an alternative rout that wasn't blocked. Image


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Re: What's annoyed you today??

Post by tony.mon » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:54 pm

Yep, we had nearly an inch and a bit of slush, however more than half the office left at 10.00 and the office mngr closed it at 15.00.
There was almost no snow left by then!

Useful though, as mr smug bastald with my 4x4 (me) had the engine management light o today so I had time to limp it in the menders before they closed and I'm on the bus tomorrow... :thumbdown:
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Re: What's annoyed you today??

Post by fabiostar » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:10 pm

Parcel Force running about the country with a box of parts for me...... :confused :confused :confused at least call to my fuking door...ggggggggrrrrrrrrrrrr
the older i get,the faster i was :lol:

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Re: What's annoyed you today??

Post by lloydie » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:31 pm

Loosing the near side mirror on a downed tree !!
All because a nob in a artic felt the need to cross the double white lines on a blind bend while I was coming the other way !!!!
Better the mirror than a head on with another truck !!

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Re: What's annoyed you today??

Post by Kev L » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:09 pm

Quite right mate. Mirrors you can replace, our little sheep abuser we need to keep safe! :lol:
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Re: What's annoyed you today??

Post by Chippieminton » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:39 pm

People who botch up jobs that are supposed to be done properly. Still don't have my bike due to this, having signed up on here three or four weeks ago. Very annoying.

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Re: What's annoyed you today??

Post by MacV2 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:54 am

Day off...Woke up @ blimmin 03.00 hrs FFS !

It's raining.

I have a dentist appointment @09.20 & drilling will be involved & the gits charge £56 for the privalige...
Lowering the tone since 2007...

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Re: What's annoyed you today??

Post by alanfjones1411 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:27 am

Interweb went down and bt have charged me £120.00 to fix their own fecking equipment.
SO WHEN DOES THIS OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER KICK IN

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Re: What's annoyed you today??

Post by MacV2 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:04 am

alanfjones1411 wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:27 am
Interweb went down and bt have charged me £120.00 to fix their own fecking equipment.
Put a complaint in to Offcom or whoever it is that deals with the showerofshites...
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Re: What's annoyed you today??

Post by MacV2 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:10 am

Plifftysiks poonds lafter I'm hooom.

Hiv to drunk mi cobby frew a straw nd hop i dint drobble too mich.

Nit too bid wid the drilliong bit the numbumin injkshuns is miking it dufficult to spike ...
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Re: What's annoyed you today??

Post by lloydie » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:00 pm

You’ll be ok mac till it wares off then you’ll be dribbling like normal

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Re: What's annoyed you today??

Post by MacV2 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:18 pm

lloydie wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:00 pm
You’ll be ok mac till it wares off then you’ll be dribbling like normal Image
Ha ha ...oi hang on!
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Re: What's annoyed you today??

Post by fabiostar » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:31 pm

3 fuking days in a row parcel farce have pissed me off....like we cant find your parcel :redface :redface ...yeah the one with the great big long fecking set of forks in it...knobs...
the older i get,the faster i was :lol:

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Re: What's annoyed you today??

Post by sirch345 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:20 am

fabiostar wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:31 pm
3 fuking days in a row parcel farce have pissed me off....like we cant find your parcel :redface :redface ...yeah the one with the great big long fecking set of forks in it...knobs...
That's a bit worrying Rob, fingers crossed and everything else they find them very soon,

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Re: What's annoyed you today??

Post by budd » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:50 pm

the top engine mount breaking off the wife's new shape VW Beetle, she's coming home from work and notices something is wrong and as the foresight to pull over and ring me, I arrive and it's pretty obvious what's happened the engine is no longer level, anyway there's nothing I can do at the side of the road I figure it's unlikely to actually fall out so as it's not far I elect to drive it home, nice and steady all is going well until a particularly nasty speed hump takes the sump out !! by the time I get home the oil light is flashing and there's an impressive trial of oil leading down the road and up my drive bugger !! When I investigate the rather large cast alloy engine mount is wedged between the engine and inner wing the cam pulley as cut an decent section out it quite how it's not taken the belt out I don't know but at least the belt is still in one piece. Turns out 2 of the 3 retaining bolts have snapped the 3rd is just gone, so I have two to remove one of which is on the side of the block with very limited access I'm hoping I can get in with right angled drill and then use an easy out to remove it other wise it's an engine out job !!
So why should this happen ? my first thought was that the bolts weren't correctly tightened when the cambelt was changed and it's worked loose but according to the S/H this was nearly 2 yrs ago, we've had it nearly a yr so you'd think if it wasn't correctly tightened up then it would have come lose already, so it's a bit of a mystery. I've done a bit of research and it turns out that while not a regular occurrence this isn't unknown and can effect all newish VWs, it seems the engine mount bolts are stretch bolts so essentially one use bolts, now I know stretch bolts are commonly use on cylinder heads but I didn't realise them were also used in other area, so it seems when the cambelt was done they weren't replaced but to be fair to whoever did it if I'd done I wouldn't have replaced them either, when I've done cambelts before or even engine changes I've never replaced any of the bolts.
They must have some reason for them using stretch bolts maybe it's a production line thing but I think the morale here is particularly on newer cars is to check the bolt specs on critical applications.
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Storm is now sold.
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