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fargon 12-23-2018 08:26 PM

I would read that cover to cover many times.

Carruthers 02-05-2019 01:58 PM

My 1992 VW Passat passed its annual test today!
Total mileage is just over 72,000 and I've only done 1,280 miles since the last test.
I hope that it survives another twelve months but if a sudden catastrophic failure is visited upon me I shall treat it to a day out at the scrap yard.

I'm kind like that.

xoxoxoBruce 02-05-2019 02:04 PM

No sentimental bullshit, eh.
No alimony either. :haha:

fargon 02-05-2019 02:08 PM

That car ain't even broken in yet. Check your belts and hoses, and replace as necessary. Change your oil once a year at least, and drive it every once in a while. You may also want to replace the ground wire. That's all I can think of right now.

Carruthers 02-05-2019 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by fargon (Post 1025113)
That car ain't even broken in yet. Check your belts and hoses, and replace as necessary. Change your oil once a year at least, and drive it every once in a while. You may also want to replace the ground wire. That's all I can think of right now.

It also had necessary maintenance and servicing today.
I take it to a mate who is a mechanic and he carries out any work needed.
He also takes the car to the testing station for me.
If it fails the test, as has happened once or twice, he'll do the required work after calling me and then present it for re-test.
It gets driven once a week when I go into town for grocery shopping (twelve miles there and back) and there are the inevitable trips to the Doc for Dad which fill in the gaps.
I tend to charge the battery during cold weather the day before my supermarket run.
If anything stops me doing that Dad thinks that starvation will strike in an instant! :eek:

fargon 02-05-2019 02:30 PM

Never be afraid of old equipment, as long as it's maintained. Got a picture handy?

limey 02-05-2019 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Carruthers (Post 1025110)
My 1992 VW Passat passed its annual test today!

Total mileage is just over 72,000 and I've only done 1,280 miles since the last test.

I hope that it survives another twelve months but if a sudden catastrophic failure is visited upon me I shall treat it to a day out at the scrap yard.



I'm kind like that.



Wahey!


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Carruthers 02-06-2019 05:54 AM

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Originally Posted by fargon (Post 1025117)
Never be afraid of old equipment, as long as it's maintained. Got a picture handy?

Apologies for the less than perfect photos which were taken this morning during the supermarket run...

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It's never going to win anything at a classic car show but condition is pretty good for its age so I'll keep it going as long as possible.

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Not the tidiest, I will admit, but hoses are all in good condition, no leaks, belts all OK.
The rocker cover gasket was replaced this time last year.

USP? It goes! :thumb:

Gravdigr 02-06-2019 09:36 AM

Carruthers (1992) has GrandCherokeeOne (1994) beat by two years.

Anyone have and older daily driver here in the Cellar?

I know Bruce probably has us beat with something, idk if it's his daily driver or not, though.

xoxoxoBruce 02-06-2019 10:17 PM

Nope, my daily driver is also the newest at 2006.

Glinda 02-10-2019 12:11 PM

Today, I'm happy to be alive. Honestly felt like I was dying yesterday.

On January 26, after two days in the DR, I began feeling cold symptoms; scratchy throat, primarily. After two or three days, that turned into chest congestion. Another two or three days and it moved to my sinuses. That rotation has been going on ever since. Symptoms have been mild but ongoing for two solid weeks.

Yesterday, I woke up in a coma, or damned close to it. Full-on flu symptoms, complete with a splitting headache, chest congestion and heavy coughing, a chill that I simply could not quell, massive body aches, and utter exhaustion/fatigue. I managed to get out of bed and move to the sofa in front of the TV, where I stayed the entire day. Got up only to drink fluids, or soak in the tub trying to stop the chills.

This morning, the headache and chills are gone, body aches are nearly gone, but the cough persists, and of course, I'm weak as a newborn pup. BUT, I think I'm going to live, and for that I am happy.

I'll be seeing the doctor Monday afternoon. I set up the appointment on Friday because the never-ending cold was really worrying me. Now this weird one-day flu thing. :eyebrow:

I'm convinced I contracted some sort of tropical cootie sickness that just won't stop. I'll be asking for a complete blood panel and whatever else is needed to look into that. Updates as they become available.

:thumb:

sexobon 02-10-2019 12:17 PM

Did you get a flu shot this season?

Glinda 02-10-2019 12:18 PM

Yup. :eyebrow:

sexobon 02-10-2019 12:20 PM

Do you have any fragmented memories of being probed aboard an alien spacecraft?

Glinda 02-10-2019 12:23 PM

HA! :D


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