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Djw Johns terrible cars and his bad decisions regarding them



Djw John

Scotland - South
ClioSport Area Rep
Saab has sold 🎉

And @George@RTR_Parts was absolutely superb as usual, got me a set of rear brakes within hours of me realising I needed some desperately. So new brakes getting fitted tomorrow, hopefully lines and fluid too.

Then a wee @renaultpartsdirect order for wipers, mats and oil change kit.

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What a difference a set of mats makes

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as tragic as it is I quite like this wee detail!

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I got a bonus 2 hours today as it was my last day at work so I just fucked off. Making progress with the tint glue finally

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Mcaff

ClioSport Club Member
Saab has sold 🎉

And @George@RTR_Parts was absolutely superb as usual, got me a set of rear brakes within hours of me realising I needed some desperately. So new brakes getting fitted tomorrow, hopefully lines and fluid too.

Then a wee @renaultpartsdirect order for wipers, mats and oil change kit.

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What a difference a set of mats makes

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as tragic as it is I quite like this wee detail!

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I got a bonus 2 hours today as it was my last day at work so I just fucked off. Making progress with the tint glue finally

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Need the mats! how much did RPD take off you for them?
 

Djw John

Scotland - South
ClioSport Area Rep
4 seconds a lap slower than the flamer.

Which doesn't sound too bad. Neither does 3 seconds slower than the 197.

2 seconds slower than a diesel Leon on eBay coilovers isn't great though.

Was a laugh though, never driven something so tail happy and utterly confused about how it was being driven.

I'm sure @Djw Dave will be along to expand, and maybe even tell the duffes story 😂
 

R3k1355

ClioSport Club Member
Saab has sold 🎉

And @George@RTR_Parts was absolutely superb as usual, got me a set of rear brakes within hours of me realising I needed some desperately. So new brakes getting fitted tomorrow, hopefully lines and fluid too.

Then a wee @renaultpartsdirect order for wipers, mats and oil change kit.



What a difference a set of mats makes

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as tragic as it is I quite like this wee detail!

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I got a bonus 2 hours today as it was my last day at work so I just fucked off. Making progress with the tint glue finally

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Now you've got me looking to see if Seat do replacement mats and wipers with the little logo on em.
 

Djw John

Scotland - South
ClioSport Area Rep
Dunlop sport maxx really aren't up to track work. Or at least my type of track driving.

The fronts just melted away

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and it seems I've overheated the rears. On a fwd car. Suppose I was a bit with it.

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Djw John

Scotland - South
ClioSport Area Rep
That was a much more difficult sale than expected. Never had so many "is it still availables?"
Sold to the first person who actually turned up, went away and viewed another 2 and came back for it.

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Now to sell the steering wheel boss I have for it!
 

Djw John

Scotland - South
ClioSport Area Rep
£400 on tyres on a 13 year old Laguna is normal right?

If I'd stayed with 225/45/18 it was nearer £600 so swapped to 235/40/18 and spotted Costco had £80 off if you bought 4 so it made sense to me.

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And then a wee debadge when home. Wash and a road trip coming up this week.

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Lowering springs are waiting to go on, trying to weigh up getting new shocks and top mounts at the same time.
 

SC03OTT

ClioSport Club Member
  Octavia vRS
Thought Costco were a bit funny about swapping to something that wasn’t OEM size wise. Not sure why I think that though. Must’ve heard a story from someone who “knew a guy”.
 

bashracing

ClioSport Club Member
  NORTHERN MONKEY
Costco are proper tarts with anything not standard, I won't deal with them anymore as it just end up in a wasted afternoon
 

Djw John

Scotland - South
ClioSport Area Rep
The boy on the front desk was a bit of an aggressive arse about it but the others I spoke to seemed fine. Guy doing the hand back was amazed it doesn't rub 😂😂

And damn right @SC03OTT that's exactly what happened.
 

Djw John

Scotland - South
ClioSport Area Rep
Got the wife a new car as the lease goes back in a month.
Leon FR150 with heated seats and 64k. That's the good news

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The bad news is the Laguna is making a horrific noise when moving except when the clutch is pressed. So that's probably needing a gearbox. And we're 180 miles from home. So you know, yay.
 

Djw John

Scotland - South
ClioSport Area Rep
How far did you get before it chucked it's guts?

Took it for a spin round the back roads and decided to not risk it, boy came from the AA, did the same and said he wouldn't be chancing it so arranged to get it brought up. Was lucky we'd bought the other car really!

Never owned an orange one yet....
 


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