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Passed the MOT

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had advisories for the lower ball joints :( they are only 25000 old!
But otherwise all good, got complimented on the brakes being really good.
Went through emissions with no issues, and last year I had to make sacrifices to the gods of mots with the low blow :)

I did have a slight issue, in that I thought I should fit the cat that I bought back in April to replace the bit of pipe fitted when the decat fairies had visited

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And I’d bought a cav td one instead :( having sat on it for 6 months and needing it done ASAPI made it fit :)

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But now it knocks on the hangers when you start it, so will have to tweak it a bit more

other than that, it turned 25000 miles on my watch this week.
 

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Passed the MOT

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had advisories for the lower ball joints :( they are only 25000 old!
But otherwise all good, got complimented on the brakes being really good.
Went through emissions with no issues, and last year I had to make sacrifices to the gods of mots with the low blow :)

I did have a slight issue, in that I thought I should fit the cat that I bought back in April to replace the bit of pipe fitted when the decat fairies had visited

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And I’d bought a cav td one instead :( having sat on it for 6 months and needing it done ASAPI made it fit :)

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But now it knocks on the hangers when you start it, so will have to tweak it a bit more

other than that, it turned 25000 miles on my watch this week.
I am glad she passed her mot, I like the shade of red, certainly a better colour than my flame red ls!
 

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Not done too much, van desperately needs a clean but was too busy running up to Xmas.

today did a job for customer with a 2 poster, so fixed a sheared bolt on alternator bracket





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But as that had a different sheared bolt, some drilling and heat persuaded the snapped bolt out and reused the original bracket

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So much easier on a lift :D

also fitted a pricing bulb to the diesel line as I still think I have a low pressure air leak
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and swapped the glowplugs
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Which look a bit sooty to me, but not sure what to do about it.

did have some assistance at home through, from Betsy

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Vans done just over 29k since I’ve owned it, and about 13500 with the Isuzu fitted. So will need a service soon

other than that, there is a rust bleb on the n/a arch which I’ll need to look at soon, at least to stop it getting much worse
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Other than that it’s chugging along nicely :)
 
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Was Betsy wearing gloves when getting stuck in after the initial situation review as she looks way to clean to have worked on a mk3 lol. I'd love to have a smidge more room down the side of my house to squeeze a twin poster in, would make life so much easier. Keep up the great work and nice fix on the alternator bracket, it's the small things that take ages to fix.
 

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