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11 minutes ago, Martyn said:

 

Yup, my 2003 Volvo has a cd / radio / cassette player along with a cigarette lighter and ashtray !

What no slipper warmer and pipe rack? Thought all Volvo's had those as standard

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29 minutes ago, Martin L said:

What no slipper warmer and pipe rack? Thought all Volvo's had those as standard

 

It may have done but they probably flew out when the roof was down !

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1 hour ago, Mr Standfast said:

Went into my local main dealer to have a misfire looked at.

 "Sorry sir but we're not taking appointments for diagnostics till the new year..." I

 

Really!

 

Same story in Oz. No-one is doing anything until well into the new year. We need a new awning and I reckon it won't be until February. That's also the date my dentist appointment.

 

At least you don't live in your car! We had a breakdown once with our motorhome. The only 2 nearby garages were booked solid for the next 3 weeks. We ended up in a private mechanic's backyard with his chickens.

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13 hours ago, Mr Standfast said:

Went into my local main dealer to have a misfire looked at.

 "Sorry sir but we're not taking appointments for diagnostics till the new year..." I

 

Really!

You can get an inexpensive reader to get the fault codes if you fancy a DIY route, maybe try a forum for your make of car. But it's only helpful if you're going DIY- a dealer won't do anything without fleecing charging you for a diagnostic first.

Probably an injector, coil or the associated wiring.

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11 hours ago, spacecadet said:

You can get an inexpensive reader to get the fault codes if you fancy a DIY route, maybe try a forum for your make of car. But it's only helpful if you're going DIY- a dealer won't do anything without fleecing charging you for a diagnostic first.

Probably an injector, coil or the associated wiring.

 

Agreed, but its cold out there! Found an independent who looked at it this AM. As with all modern cars the thing hasn't broken it's the sensor on the the thing! Had a look on Y tube when I got home and  it looks like a job for someone not wearing veri-focals and has had less birthdays than me. 😉

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23 hours ago, gvallee said:

 

Same story in Oz. No-one is doing anything until well into the new year. We need a new awning and I reckon it won't be until February. That's also the date my dentist appointment.

 

At least you don't live in your car! We had a breakdown once with our motorhome. The only 2 nearby garages were booked solid for the next 3 weeks. We ended up in a private mechanic's backyard with his chickens.

 

 

A Lack of labour in the market place! Cleary Aus should not have left the EU! 😜🤪

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30 minutes ago, Mr Standfast said:

 

 

A Lack of labour in the market place! Cleary Aus should not have left the EU! 😜🤪

 

🤣🤣🤣

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My wife had a small accident in her car 3 weeks ago and car not drive-able, still waiting for the ( insurance selected ) repairer to get the parts required.

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my 1989 VW camper doesn't have anywhere to plug a diagnostics device in. Strangely enough my previous 1972 model did have a little plug where you could get a read-out of a few things like compression. They soon gave it up

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4 hours ago, BobD said:

My wife had a small accident in her car 3 weeks ago and car not drive-able, still waiting for the ( insurance selected ) repairer to get the parts required.

 

Think of all of the fuel you are saving ! 🙂

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11 hours ago, BobD said:

My wife had a small accident in her car 3 weeks ago and car not drive-able, still waiting for the ( insurance selected ) repairer to get the parts required.

Same for me, mine should be done this coming week. They’ve had it long enough. Meanwhile, insurance has provided me with a red sporty Mazda 2 door to drive for $0 cost to me. 

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On 19/11/2022 at 16:39, Bryan said:

 

Think of all of the fuel you are saving ! 🙂

 

Not really insurance company have given her a hire car in the meantime.🤢

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