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  1. That’s very restrictive mileage for such a high monthly payment. I’ve not done hp or finance for years on cars - prefer just to get a decent loan rate then own the car outright. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. Glad I saw this. I’m getting two new PS4S tyres on the front tomorrow and decided to get the wheel alignment done at my indy next week rather than the tyre place. He’s just bought a Hunter alignment system so happy that I’ve got it booked in with him! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. In my truck driving days, I was used to a bit of a loud exhaust but it was from a six cylinder, 14 litre diesel not a 2 litre, four pot petrol. The noise from the R and pops, bangs etc just don’t do it for me so apart from maybe a stage 1, clutch and brake upgrade, mine will largely remain standard - a subtle Maxton spoiler perhaps but I prefer to stay under the radar. https://youtu.be/0oeuLQFnbio Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. That’s pretty good including the water pump then! Guess I might as well get the pump done at the same time then? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. Just goes to show how much VW are pulling our pants down on prices. Probably the same on servicing too hence why I use an indy. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. Is that because the new thermostat housing is metal too? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Hopefully I’ll be at C and M mate - perhaps even before depending on how I progress! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Thanks for all your lovely messages of support everyone! It means a lot! I tend not to sugar coat things and get on with it but I’m also not afraid to be up front, hence the bit about the counselling - if I can convince just one person to get help then job done! I was in the counselling centre on the hospital campus yesterday (Maggie’s - nationwide organisation, very good) and I saw one chap come in. He’d lost his mum to breast cancer two years ago and his father had been diagnosed with throat cancer - he’d never confronted his issues over his mother’s death and his father’s diagnosis had prompted him to come in. I remember saying to myself “You dancer!” He broke down to one of the counsellors but left looking as if a great weight had been lifted from his shoulders - the hardest part is taking that first step over the threshold but once in, you’re greeted with tea and cake ([emoji106][emoji23]) and a completely sympathetic and non judgemental attitude by the counsellors, some of whom are ex cancer nurses so know a bit about the ins and outs. I went in because I was concerned whether I would carry some sort of hatred for the disease or worrying about it coming back which would consume my life and stop me getting on with it. The reality is this - before, did I wake up and worry if I was going to get hit by a bus or have some sort of accident? Nope! So why worry about the cancer? There’s a good chance it won’t as I went into remission last year and I’m building a new immune system so I’ve just got to get on with life and be thankful I have a second shot. The volunteers there have asked if I wanted to go onto a men’s group meeting so we can relate our own experiences and coping mechanisms to which I bit their hand off! The upshot is this - don’t be looking over your shoulder at what has been - look forward - after all - the windscreen is much wider than the rear view mirror. [emoji123][emoji6] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. We had a crane delivery delayed because Grove were trying to iron out the active steering. It’s designed to lock over a certain speed so you don’t end up wandering whilst travelling at higher speeds. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. I’ve got the usual seepage from the thermostat housing so a few questions. Is it a complete unit as in housing, thermostat etc? - part cost is about £225 from TPS. What should I expect, cost wise, for the part and fitting etc? Any info much appreciated! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. Hi all! I’m still here! I had my stem cell treatment mid January - it wasn’t without minor issues but all good now. My brother, who donated the cells, flew to San Diego on Tues 14th January. Next day, they took the stem cells out (4.6 million of them.) and a courier took them and hopped on the plane back to the UK. Next day (Thursday) at 6pm, they went into me! It took about 3/4 of an hour. Five days later, I was admitted onto the ward and underwent various rounds of high dose chemotherapy to kill my immune system off to prevent it attacking the stem cells. Whilst on the ward, the staff inserted a feed tube up my shnoz as the mucusitis caused by the treatment inflamed my mouth, throat and gullet. I didn’t eat solid food for the 11 days I was in as it was too painful. Less than 24 hours after it was put in, I had a violent sickness attack and vomited the tube up so ended up with one end hanging out my beak and another two feet (because I’m tall![emoji23]) hanging out my gob and feeling very sorry for myself. After this, my diet became a mix of Ready Brek and protein shakes but managed to maintain my weight, even with bouts of sickness and diarrhoea! Eleven days after admission, I was given the all clear to go home and here I am! I have a suppressed immune system, courtesy of medication, to stop it attacking the stem cells but I’m now open to infection so I’ve pretty much quarantined myself for the time being. The good news is that my blood counts are rising rapidly - my lymphocytes have doubled in a week! They are looking at reducing my medication which is good as it’s given me the shakes periodically and terrible neuropathy in my fingers and toes - think permanent frostbite - which is magnified by the current cold weather. I’m still managing to get out most days for a walk as exercise will help me recover sooner but hat, scarf and gloves are the order of the day - especially the hat as all my hair has gone and I now look like a microphone! [emoji23] So what next? Well, it’s just a waiting game and hoping that the counts keep rising. I could be back at work in July which would be good because that would be a year from diagnosis to return to work - almost unheard of - but I’m not hedging my bets. I have good days and bad days on the fatigue front which is disconcerting but I know it won’t be forever. The physical bit is easy - spinal injections and numerous bone marrow biopsies caused pain but that’s easy. The main thing is my mental attitude has vastly helped and I’ve not been afraid to get free counselling from various quarters - I can’t overstate how important the counselling is - you have to forget the macho, male image and take the help when you need it, which I’ve done and it’s REALLY helped. So as I said - I’ve just got to play the waiting game and let my body heal. Thanks for all the support and kind messages - it’s helped along with everything else! Onwards and upwards![emoji123][emoji41] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  13. 2.8 metres wide, 78 tons and 40 mph flat out - until I hit a hill! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. Get a Disklok and keep the key separate to your car keys. Forget all the modern tech etc - except maybe Autowatch Ghost - nothing deters a thief like a big, hefty chunk of hardened steel on the steering wheel - you can get a cover as well to protect the steering wheel from the Disklok. I’ve seen footage of some scum eyeing up an RS6 - right up to the point they spot the Disklok and walk away. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. Doing ok mate. Just looking forward to the stem cell treatment and the chance of getting back to a normal life again. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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