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Paintwork Rectification on 2001 Mercedes W203

16 Aug 2021 6 minute read 1 comment Lawnmower

New update on £19 car. Having given it a service, my eye was drawn to a couple of the cosmetic challenges that the car was suffering with. Being a 2001 Mercedes, unsurprisingly its afflicted by the replacement of oil-based paint in the production pro...

New Chapter Begins - £19 Mercedes

9 Aug 2021 4 minute read 2 comments Lawnmower

Today is the start of a new chapter in my vehicle ownership - a raffle Win Mercedes. I won this fully working vehicle in a raffle on a car forum, the back story is the previous owner bought it on ebay for £500 to drive to his 2nd home in the sount of...

End Of The Road For My Saab

2 Aug 2021 4 minute read 1 comment Lawnmower

To close the Saab chapter, it ended on a sour note. My brother and I took it to Germany, to a music festival near Hannover. It made it to within a mile of the campsite before blowing out a spark plug, snapping the coil pack that sits atop it in half,...

A Utilitarian Use for NFTs: Car Dealership Inventory Photography

26 Jul 2021 3 minute read 3 comments Chris Seymour

Billions of dollars are spent collectively each year by car dealerships across the United States on inventory photography. And in an increasingly digital world, car dealership general managers will likely all agree that photographs are of utmost impo...

2004 Daewoo Lacetti ATF Change

26 Jul 2021 4 minute read 0 comments Lawnmower

Having got up at 6.30 this morning to take my youngest to swimming classes then dispatched the shopping and home by 11am, the sun came out and I thought it'd be a good time to tackle the ATF change. A 5 litre bottle of JWS3309 compliant ATF arrived w...

2004 Saab 9-3 Balljoint Dust Cover Replacement

19 Jul 2021 3 minute read 0 comments Lawnmower

One outstanding item from the last test was and advisory notice that the the nearside track rod end balljoint dust cover was damaged but not (yet) allowing ingress of dirt. The MOT chap reckoned it was easier to replace the entire TRE but this would...

Welcome To The Fleet & Bodywork Remediation On A 2004 Daewoo Lacetti

12 Jul 2021 7 minute read 0 comments Lawnmower

You know how it goes, you go out to take the kids to the park because you can't face them rampaging about inside any longer, you mooch down the road and notice some random bits of paper on the parcel shelf of an otherwise nondescript vehicle, so you...

2004 Saab 9-3 Brake vacuum pump leak and replacement

5 Jul 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Lawnmower

A bit more home mechanic-ing today. My Saab has been smelling oily after a run for a little while now, closer inspection suggests oil has been escaping from the top right hand side of the cylinderhead and pooling in a recess in a strengthening rib in...

The Alfa Romeo 156 - In the flesh

4 Jul 2021 3 minute read 0 comments ceff

Way back in 1987, Fiat has taken control over Alfa Romeo and has put out the model 155 and a few more. In the middle years of the 90's Alfa has found itself in a very big financial crysis, the sales have plummeted and the costs were too great. The co...

Repairing a fan motor in a 2004 Saab 9-3

2 Jul 2021 3 minute read 0 comments Lawnmower

Several weeks back, my wife took the Saab out to see a friend of hers, on on her return she said 'You do know the fans don't work don't you?'. I didn't. The motor had been a bit squeaky for a long while, but it worked when I last used the car. Howeve...