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    We're doomed Capt Mainwaring, we're doomed!

    Reminds me of the post master who was convicted and committed suicide . That of course was a computers fault nobody elses .
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    On this day in history

    I was to young to have much interest in politics through the Thatcher years but for better or for worse she came with a plan and enacted it without the benefit of hindsight earning global respect as the Iron Lady for doing it . We can only hope that somewhere in the future such strength of...
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    Driveshafts

    There's the tenuous link maybe , worn cushions are typically to blame and in driveshafts grease is the cushion .
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    We're doomed Capt Mainwaring, we're doomed!

    Beware of the skynet On the bright side it allows for a billion working hours to be paid per day to people who do nothing useful at all .
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    Driveshafts

    Depends on what you call backlash i suppose , for me its a feeling which triggers all senses but none in particular . A dry dog clutch on a fishing boat winch feels awful but the same greased feels fluid - and its open and visible so it shouldn't really make any difference whatsoever given there...
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    What to do after Prado was locked away for over 1.5 years.

    Personally i'd just turn the key and drive away expecting a few minor oil leaks that will fix themselves once the oil heats up .
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    A clunk on gear change

    Whatever grease is in the gun does me for that job , it wouldn't be routine maintenance if it was expected to stay in there long :confusion-shrug:
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    UK Insurance Ballpark Figures for City Dwellers?

    and remove your left shoe
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    UK Insurance Ballpark Figures for City Dwellers?

    Like getting a taxi is better than driving :whistle:
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    fuel flap not opening,

    That's a novel and useful idea i had missed so thank you for sharing it :thumbup:
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    Can't seem to find the coolant block drain valve.

    I can't actually remember but i think i removed the airbox pipe and did it from the top ? Just had a quick look at my truck for you and the drain plug is pretty much inbetween the Y created by your injector fuel pipes , 13mm maybe .
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    Can't seem to find the coolant block drain valve.

    Draw a line between pump and filter and the nut is there somewhere on the flat behind/alongside injector fuel pipes . Thermostat won't matter when emptying but if you don't know how old it is then its worth putting a new one in just for peace of mind , its not as awkward to get at as it seems .
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    And.......breathe

    Worst case scenario some have welded a nut onto buggered plugs just to get it out .
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    Can't seem to find the coolant block drain valve.

    Its bronze i think so breaking it isn't much of a worry fact is its just a slow way to drop coolant and if you open it after pulling a pipe off the radiator you might fill a thimble with whats left . Can't remember if my original radiator had a drain tap on the bottom same as my new one but...
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    Can't seem to find the coolant block drain valve.

    I found it once only to learn it wasn't worth the effort for the few drips it releases , i just pull the bottom pipe off radiator
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