What are you up to today with the car or whatever?

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mrb
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Re: What are you up to today with the car or whatever?

Post by mrb » Mon May 11, 2020 8:49 pm

Ordered some rear mudflaps for mine today. I hope I am allowed to fit them!
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Re: What are you up to today with the car or whatever?

Post by BevC » Wed May 13, 2020 8:06 am

Today, for the first time since 18 March, I am going to take the car out for a little run for exercise purposes - although this will be in the back garden! It will give me the chance to get everything working again. I’m then going to come home and plant some seedlings into pots and continue the weeding.
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Re: What are you up to today with the car or whatever?

Post by The Motor2 » Wed May 13, 2020 1:08 pm

So day 51 & 52 of our isolation saw Sue and I tackling the shrubbery along the drive. It is mainly Forsythia and that is what we were cutting back. It is about 35 ft long, at least 9' thick and had grown about 5-6 foot since last year. So I set up a trestle and we took all the top off so it is about 7' high now, and with the aid of a pint, shredded all the cuttings and binned them. This has now left the Lilac tree, the Weigela and the Choisya visible

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Re: What are you up to today with the car or whatever?

Post by Deleted User 732 » Wed May 13, 2020 1:26 pm

I trimmed a Buddleia at the back end of last year. It was massive. Then a laurel hedge looked just too much so I got a chap to do it and remove the buddleia. It was rotted on the middle so nothing lost but I need to extend the laurel hedge. At present I have just planted some small seedlings which are about 2" high at present. I suppose that when they get to a reasonable height I will be 127. trying to buy two reasonable size laurels means I need a mortgage. I think the originals cost me about £25 for the whole hedge. I am hoping in the next few weeks my plant supplier will have them back in stock and I can fill the gap at a reasonable price. I have to laugh at our next door neighbour as he trims everything at the back end of the year and many bushes he has he removes all the flower growth for the next year. I have given him a hydrangea plant and warned him not to trim it until after the flower heads have gone crispy brown and only then just the dead flower heads or he won't see any flowers on it next year. Today I am stuck with updates on my computer and wish I had left it until later. The plan was to wizz the mower over the lawns as it is garden waste day Friday and I am planning car wash and polish tomorrow.

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Re: What are you up to today with the car or whatever?

Post by Sandymackum » Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:23 pm

KJW wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:43 pm
I've managed to defer gardening jobs until today by fitting a towbar to my XE. :D

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What model is this..? 3.0 S petrol ..? I’m hoping to fit one to mine as dealer option was not available ..!

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Re: What are you up to today with the car or whatever?

Post by phil-c » Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:36 pm

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Spent yesterday and today washing, pant restore, polish, wax, just windows to do tomorrow
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Re: What are you up to today with the car or whatever?

Post by KJW » Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:30 pm

Sandymackum wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:23 pm
KJW wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:43 pm
I've managed to defer gardening jobs until today by fitting a towbar to my XE. :D

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What model is this..? 3.0 S petrol ..? I’m hoping to fit one to mine as dealer option was not available ..!
Mine's a 2017 MY 25T petrol.

I took some photos along the way. I'll try and dig them out but I'm currently on holiday so it might have to wait a week.

It was a pretty easy fit. Rear bumper needs to come off and then it just bolts on in place of the reinforcing bar that sits behind the bumper. You need to cut out a hole in the rear diffuser which isn't visible except from underneath and the box of electrics just plugs into a connector near the battery and there is already a grommeted hole for the towbar wiring to exit the wheel well.

The towbar I fitted was a Brink detachable job and all-in including electrics it was just shy of £400 delivered from pfjones.co.uk.

It took a couple of hours to fit.

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Re: What are you up to today with the car or whatever?

Post by Geoffscat » Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:50 am

Just washed my car off with Meguiars Ultimate Wash and Wax and then applied a second coating of Meguiars Ceramic coating . Not sure if I did it right . Spray it on and wash it off .

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