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kz
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Registered: 9th Aug 02
Location: Southend, Essex Drives: Mini Cooper S
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17th Dec 14 at 20:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Gave the windscreen a good going over with Ceri-Glass as it's quite badly scratched... then unfortunately cancelled the insurance and declared it SORN! Also ordered a car cover. Any recommendations what else to do to it as it's going to be sitting there and not driven for at least 6 months most probably.
Brett
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Registered: 16th Dec 02
Location: Manchester
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17th Dec 14 at 20:58   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Scuffed the alloy on a kerb
GB123
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Location: Gillingham, Kent
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17th Dec 14 at 21:06   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by kz
Any recommendations what else to do to it as it's going to be sitting there and not driven for at least 6 months most probably.


Leave the handbrake off if you can, stop it from seizing.
johnny86
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Registered: 15th Feb 10
Location: in a bus stop.
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17th Dec 14 at 21:08   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Filled up with diesel

[Edited on 17-12-2014 by johnny86]
Kev_GSI
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Registered: 9th Oct 04
Location: C:\Uk\Chester_North West
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17th Dec 14 at 21:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

drove home from work in it
Andrew
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Registered: 5th May 04
Location: Focus 1.6 TDCI, Astra 1.7 CDTI, Puma 1.7
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17th Dec 14 at 21:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Drove it, probably around the 100 mile mark.
johnny86
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17th Dec 14 at 21:17   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Andrew
Drove it, probably around the 100 mile mark.


I've done 100 miles today and same tomorrow
baza31
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Registered: 19th Apr 03
Location: yorkshire
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17th Dec 14 at 21:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Parked in a 20 min loading bay for three hours n got no ticket .
Bonney
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Registered: 14th Nov 04
Location: St Helens
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17th Dec 14 at 21:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Got annoyed with it yet again!
JonnyJ
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Registered: 23rd Sep 05
Location: Scotchland
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17th Dec 14 at 21:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Topped up the washer fluid. Its been empty for the past week and I've had to play the "find a truck kicking out spray to clean the windows" game
pow
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Registered: 11th Sep 06
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17th Dec 14 at 22:01   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Dumped it at a place I work and use their van all day!
taylorboosh
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17th Dec 14 at 22:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looked at it
Andrew
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Location: Focus 1.6 TDCI, Astra 1.7 CDTI, Puma 1.7
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17th Dec 14 at 22:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by kz
Any recommendations what else to do to it as it's going to be sitting there and not driven for at least 6 months most probably.


My Mum's car has sat on the drive for the past 11 years. In that time has done 4k.

I used it a few weeks ago when mine was off the road and put petrol in it instead of diesel Think i put around 9 in it before realizing what i was doing. Brimmed it with diesel and still runs
nibnob21
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Registered: 16th May 10
Location: South Derbyshire
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17th Dec 14 at 22:15   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by kz
Any recommendations what else to do to it as it's going to be sitting there and not driven for at least 6 months most probably.


Support the car on axle stands with wheels off the ground. Pop a couple of moisture traps in it. Start it every week.


MX5 Project Thread
kz
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Registered: 9th Aug 02
Location: Southend, Essex Drives: Mini Cooper S
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18th Dec 14 at 00:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The only thing regarding starting it up from time to time... it's now uninsured so was thinking of taking the battery out. Unless there's something easier I can do in case someone decides to try and nick the bugger!
Ian W
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Registered: 8th Nov 03
Location: Wirral, Merseyside
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18th Dec 14 at 08:44   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Just park it up and leave it, starting it weekly but not driving anywhere isn't really the best thing for it IMO.

Had both my GSi and 106 GTi laid up in the garage for 12 months, went back to them, pumped the tyres, charged the battery and they started and ran fine.


Wanted

Drivers Side Front GSi Jacking Cover
Driver Side Rear GSi Arch

My Corsa GSi 16V
gavin18787
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Registered: 22nd Feb 05
Location: Basildon, Essex
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18th Dec 14 at 09:03   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

cycled past it


Drives supercharged Tec with torque
Robin
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Registered: 7th Jan 04
Location: Northants Drives: Clio 182 Cup
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18th Dec 14 at 09:28   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Taxed them.
3CorsaMeal
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Registered: 11th Apr 02
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18th Dec 14 at 13:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Been on mine everyday for months, built an engine, cleaning the bay, removed ABS, fitting modern ABS, sorting the wiring, replacing most of it.







[Edited on 18-12-2014 by 3CorsaMeal]
Y869 SRA
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18th Dec 14 at 15:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Drove it.
Jimbothebarbarian
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Registered: 19th Apr 07
Location: Cumbria..........drunk..
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18th Dec 14 at 15:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Y869 SRA
Drove it.


This...
Nic Barnes
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Registered: 5th Apr 04
Location: nowhere near ginger people
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18th Dec 14 at 15:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

nothing. in a company vehicle today.
djgritt
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Registered: 1st Nov 07
Location: North Dorset Drives: Monaro SC / Abarth595
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18th Dec 14 at 15:58   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Vectra - made sure it was still in the garage. Still there, not burnt out, eaten or missing. Seems ok.

Mazda - scraped the rear door after forgetting I had a spanner sticking out of my overall leg pocket as I got into it. Whoops.


Monaro CV8 Supercharged
Abarth 595 - the GFs.
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SVM 286
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Registered: 13th Feb 05
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18th Dec 14 at 17:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Walked passed it and looked at it twice.

Condensation in NS headlight
kz
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Registered: 9th Aug 02
Location: Southend, Essex Drives: Mini Cooper S
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18th Dec 14 at 19:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote



It's the only way...

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