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#516074 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6tdci Engine

Posted by Ianb on 26 August 2015 - 12:43 PM

Right, so if the consensus is that I'm talking ball axe about the warming of the engine then I better go stick that plate in at the next opportunity... Got a mot coming up next month (which is very soon), worth waiting until that is out the way?

P.s I apologise if I mislead anyone by my take on the blanking, I was misinformed...

#515133 People Favourite Car Films

Posted by Ianb on 23 August 2015 - 09:08 PM


Memory fails you, it was KITT wasn't it :lol:

Actually I'm pretty sure I've seen an astra or vectra round plimuff with knightrider lights on the front... Made me cringe!

#514808 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Ianb on 23 August 2015 - 10:21 AM

Incredible really, I don't mean to make light of the situation but it really goes to show about 'expecting the unexpected' when driving, not that they'd have time to do anything, but it shows anything can happen...

#513924 Things I Do Like

Posted by Ianb on 20 August 2015 - 04:52 PM

As an employer I'd rather see a degree in common sense from the university of life than a long list of qualifications

That is what a lot of people want to see, it's very difficult when you're caught between the two, you need people to show they have the knack for sticking at something they don't have to stick at (uni) but you also need them to show you that they know the world outside of books and the uni pubs....

I'll admit, my grades were very 'average', gcse's I had 8b's and 2c's. no disrespect to those that got lower it's just you can see I had a very big cluster, rather than a spread.... A few people have chalked it down to boredom rather than acumen (naturally I'd agree because it makes me look better...) But honestly school was a bit dull, I loved rugby, but as for school work, I tended to be close to a day dreamer/procrastinator... Sadly explaining that sort of thing to any prospective employers wasn't ideal...

Went to college, middle grades, went to uni, middle grades....

I like to believe I've got a decent level of common sense, mixed in with an appetising amount of idiocy/danger... But again, telling an employer Im careful about what I do, but every now and again I say "eff it" and try something random, is quite difficult to explain hahaha...

Fortunately I never pigeon holed myself into one career as my fiancée and myself went into business together, so I never really had to fully explain myself as I progressed in life... Until ofcourse I say "eff it" with the business and try to do something mental and get my backside kicked by then wifey (Oct 17th!)

Oops, sorry for "cool life story bro"..

#513894 Things I Do Like

Posted by Ianb on 20 August 2015 - 03:50 PM

It's all a little overrated I think... If you're after a job that's just looking for gcse's as your top qualification, the majority seem to want 5 C's or above, Inc maths and English, then if you're looking at jobs that need more quals than gcse's it's 5 C's and above + whatever else they want... Then there are the employers that don't like A* students in everything, they'd rather a mixed bag etc etc

#513567 Things I Don't Like

Posted by Ianb on 19 August 2015 - 12:47 PM

The weather and how suddenly the traffic has got really bad... I don't know whether people in Plymouth suddenly struggle to drive when it's raining, but I assure everyone, it is much the same kettle of fish at low city speeds...

#513535 What A Joke!

Posted by Ianb on 19 August 2015 - 09:37 AM

>.< I completely forgot about doing that... I was so caught up in sorting out the sodding insurance I ended up going with Adrian flux in the end...

New address and more risky area (city) and no longer parked on gated driveway, premium was £10 more than last year, £295 I think in total... Fairly happy... Figure after 10 years no claims I'm going to be semi levelling out these days now... Doubt I can expect big reductions anymore..

#513507 Things I Don't Like

Posted by Ianb on 19 August 2015 - 07:32 AM

Hitting my beeping head on every beeping low piece of beeping beep in this motherbeeping building!


#513462 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Ianb on 18 August 2015 - 10:11 PM

I saw an astra today with a "hand wash only" sticker on the back...Didn't realise paint quality was that bad :/

#513061 Diesel Is Cheaper Than Petrol

Posted by Ianb on 17 August 2015 - 04:14 PM

Yeah I don't get why people sit at the entrance of the petrol station, surely you can see which "lane" has the least cars queueing and just drive up behind another car.

The most ridiculous part of this all was that there was only ONE lane as they were having a delivery so all the rest were blocked off! What a plank!!!
Fortunately I have a highly trained set of skills that diffuse situations, in this situation they involved blowing a kiss and waving goodbye as he glared at me before he got into his car! Hahaha

#512966 Diesel Is Cheaper Than Petrol

Posted by Ianb on 17 August 2015 - 10:19 AM


The thing was I had to squeeze ahead of two other drivers waiting to sit next to this audi in order to get out of the road... I signalled to the other guys that 'they are before me, don't worry' and I hinted to the audi that if he pulled forward 2 car lengths we'd all be better positioned... And I did that genuinely nicely as I was in a relaxed happy mood, and apparently I'm impatient... Which is actually quite ironic, and audi driver calling someone else impatient...

#512958 Diesel Is Cheaper Than Petrol

Posted by Ianb on 17 August 2015 - 10:03 AM

Haha, it's brilliant, our nearest fuel station is on a busy road called Exeter Street, that is an Asda fuel point, it's great fun because not only is diesel cheap I also get the thrill of getting into arguments with a-hole audi drivers that think it's acceptable to sit in the entrance of the station waiting for a free line... Leaving the rest of us blocking the junction. Especially amusing when he starts to lecture me about patience.. My reply was "although my patience is invariably short, on this occasion I am more than happy to wait, I'd just rather not do it on a busy road where I'm blocking a box junction, and a bus lane which more often than not also doubles as an emergency services lane due to traffic levels, so please next time try not to enjoy sitting in your audi bubble without noticing the rest of the world"

#512764 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Ianb on 16 August 2015 - 02:25 PM

Just seen this on Facebook. Made me chuckle. Lol

Nice Sony(?)

#512675 Things I Don't Like

Posted by Ianb on 16 August 2015 - 08:43 AM

If anyone knows it holiday makers and non locals getting the double mini roundabout at launceston completely wrong and cocking it up in all directions.

Hahaha, yep had the pleasure of bouncing off that roundabout (or those) a few times, fortunately there was no one else around...

#512375 !removed! Profanity Filter!

Posted by Ianb on 14 August 2015 - 11:45 PM

...what you say is true about every kid knowing how to swear... But I don't think it's good or right.

I swear and I wish I didn't, I try and tone it down in front of my partner, but it's hard.... And heaven forbid I swear in front of my mum, me being 6'5" tall means nothing to my mum!