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    Checking the Toyota's MOT status repeatedly; they haven't done it yet, leading me to wonder why I was supposed to get it there for 9:30

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      Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
      Checking the Toyota's MOT status repeatedly; they haven't done it yet, leading me to wonder why I was supposed to get it there for 9:30
      This is something that causes me much annoyance. Garages seem to get everyone in first thing in the morning and then do the MOTs based on who has shouted loudest on drop off.

      It only takes about 30 mins to do the test so they ought to give timed slots and you turn up for the slot you're given and know that, barring anything unforseen happening, pick up will be at a particular time.

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        Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
        Checking the Toyota's MOT status repeatedly; they haven't done it yet, leading me to wonder why I was supposed to get it there for 9:30
        Failed

        Leaky offside rear brake calliper, and something about the windscreen wipers not clearing the screen properly - I think that just needs new blades; I noticed last night that it left a thin arc right in front of me as if a couple of mm of the blade was missing, and vaguely remember there being a bit of twig or something being stuck behind it ages ago which had damaged it.

        He can't get the part for the brake calliper until tomorrow, so I'll be leaving it with them for now

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          It's done 288 miles since 6 March last year. Probably about a third of that was driving down the M69 and back to charge the battery

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            Originally posted by ladymuck View Post

            This is something that causes me much annoyance. Garages seem to get everyone in first thing in the morning and then do the MOTs based on who has shouted loudest on drop off.

            It only takes about 30 mins to do the test so they ought to give timed slots and you turn up for the slot you're given and know that, barring anything unforseen happening, pick up will be at a particular time.
            Yes, but they're a good lot down there so I don't mind too much. They asked me when booking, and again when I dropped it off, if I wanted to stay while they did it or if I was going home; they know I only live a few minutes' walk away. If I'd decided to stay, they'd probably have done it immediately after the one they were just getting on the lift when I was there, but I suppose if they know I'm sat at home in comfort it's fair enough to do other people who don't have that luxury first

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              Sainsbury's order will be coming between 20:09 - 21:09, in that weirdly precise-yet-vague way they have. Going to write a strongly-worded letter to the CEO should they have the temerity to arrive at 20:08:59 or 21:10:01

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                Originally posted by NickFitz View Post

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                Leaky offside rear brake calliper, and something about the windscreen wipers not clearing the screen properly - I think that just needs new blades; I noticed last night that it left a thin arc right in front of me as if a couple of mm of the blade was missing, and vaguely remember there being a bit of twig or something being stuck behind it ages ago which had damaged it.

                He can't get the part for the brake calliper until tomorrow, so I'll be leaving it with them for now
                That's vexing. Good job you didn't do any significant journeys with dodgy brakes...

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                  Lunch was a cheese and ham toastie.

                  Not quite the same on wholemeal seeded bread, it really ought to be on cheap white bread.

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                    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post

                    That's vexing. Good job you didn't do any significant journeys with dodgy brakes...
                    Apart from last night's epic drive around the ring roads

                    I don't think it can be a bad leak. The brake warning lights hadn't come on, and I've popped out the back and checked where it's parked, and there's no sign of anything having leaked onto the ground even though the car's parked within a few inches of the same position every time and has been standing there for long periods. So it's probably just a little oozing

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                      Walk walked, green ring closed

                      Just a short one this afternoon, as I had the walk back from the garage this morning already to my credit

                      It's been dry all day, but it's still very windy out. So once I was a few minutes away, the weather cast an extremely cold shower upon me, while I was walking into the wind so it got driven into my face with the necessary degree of force

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