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£80 car lyfe

£80 car lyfe

We’re removing all the rust we can find and while sanding back a big patch of bubbling on the wing we realised there was no metal behind the paint... The hole was even bigger than that once we got the rest of the paint off.

New Ignis parked up at my work.

New Ignis parked up at my work.

I’m a fan, need to test drive one. Exact sort of thing I would own.

Just got...

Just got...

...A brand new Calvin Johnson jersey for £22 (about $35). Score.

Keep Oppo Music

Keep Oppo Music

Because bored. Have a Dio cover by someone with a cool voice.

2013 Peugeot 107

2013 Peugeot 107

Only 12'000 miles, well looked after. AC ALREADY broken. Not like it’s really warm and were doing 11 hours driving today. Oh wait yep thats exactly what were doing. I already hated this car. Better get it booked in before the warranty expires.

Not a huge rotary fan.

Not a huge rotary fan.

But Mad Mike Whiddett has some really cool stuff. For all their faults, a built screaming rotary in a drift car is amazing. It was announced that he's participating in some FD rounds this year so I've been checking out some of his videos on youtube.

His new build for FD...

Neat.

Neat.

Pulled the centre console because I dropped a clip behind it (still havent found the twat) and found this. Complete old Nokia hands free kit for a 3310. Fitting since like the car, the 3310 is extremely basic, brick shaped and near invincible.

Now to untangle it from the wiring...

So I'm in A and E (very mild gore after safety image).

So I'm in A and E (very mild gore after safety image).

Kneeled on a broken bit of glass from a smashed light bulb (mustve got caught in my files box then when ive emptied it out the glass ended up on my floor). Bit bored, long wait here.

Forgive me oppo for I have sinned.

Forgive me oppo for I have sinned.

I’ve ordered some carbon fibre wrap to do some of my interior trim with. I have become a ricer...

Keep Oppo Weird Car Centric 80s Styled Music Videos

Keep Oppo Weird Car Centric 80s Styled Music Videos

Yeah I can't do snappy titles, but this new Muse video is fun. Not their strongest song, but modded Camaro and Countach with an odd 80s aesthetic just does it for me.

Checked the oil in the Saxo

Checked the oil in the Saxo

Found none. Uh oh.

No leaks so it must just have been consumed over time. It has no service history and no dipstick (seriously the dipstick has been snapped off) so god knows how long it’s been like this. It has a lot of top end noise. I had to use a bike brake cable with grooves filed into the end as a dipstick.

Lumia 635 vs Moto G

Lumia 635 vs Moto G

Any oppos good with phones? I have a 1st gen Moto G and absolutely hate it, it’s slow and unreliable and crashes a lot (I’ve tried everything to fix this including factory reset).

Would a Lumia 635 be an upgrade? I can get one for a pretty good price and like the Windows firmware, but I don’t know whether it’ll actually be less prone to crashing etc than my Potatorola.

For reference I...

This photo sums up why I love FD.

This photo sums up why I love FD.

Where else can you see an MX5 with screamer pipes next to a 700HP Passat?

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Success!

Success!

Finally fixed the intermittent creaking in my steering. I had no play in anything and it was loudest at the steering rack so I was worried it was that. After some exploratory dismantling I managed to work out it was only a track rod end!

It hasn’t worn significantly so there was no play in it, but the boot had failed letting debris in and causing it to sieze up. Some swearing and cutting with...

Some people are very frustrating.

Some people are very frustrating.

My gfs Micra has a serious rust issue developing. I said I can grind back the rust and do something to protect it and at least slow it down, since the car is mechanically spot on. Her parents refuse to let me do anything about it, which I previously didn’t care about since it’s their money (they bought the car for my gf a few years back).

But I’ve since realised that since my gf is moving out...

Coworkers laughed at my MCM stickers

Coworkers laughed at my MCM stickers

One also said “how can you like cars and drive the shit you drive.” I do drive garbage, as the roadkill guys will tell you thats part of the fun.

But I was not butthurt, as I’m not the one buying cars for a badge, I’m the one with a smile on my face in my mad rubbish cars that cost me less than 6 months of their lease payments.

Screw you updates

Screw you updates

BEGONE UPDATING SCREEN AND SURRENDER THE FORZA 6 GOODNESS WITHIN.

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