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  1. Happy Birthday Lex-aholic!

  2. Could be worse - you could be me and not even know what a CV boot is
  3. Thanks for the offer - I might just take you up on that if that's okay. I'll see how things go for the time being, cuz I've got a holiday booked shortly as well......too much happening at one time.....I can feel the stress levels rising already and it's only Monday Just out of question - if it was the power steering pump, does anybody have a clue as to how much it'll cost to be replaced ? <nail biting>
  4. I'll have a look at the wheel again later, but I'm pretty sure when I checked Yesterday it looked all okay and clean. I drove the car down the gym Yesterday afternoon (which was fine as far as I remember). It was when I got in and drove back home later that I noticed it. But you can't hear it if the windows are up, so it's definitely outside the car. Marvellous though ain't it.......I'm looking to trade the car in about September / October time so I'm trying to save my pennies for my next car.....oh well - worse things happen I suppose. What would happen if it was a split CV joint ? (just out of question). Thanks for your help BTW. B)
  5. I had a look underneath, but couldn't see anything rubbing at all - although with the funny noise created, it could sound like the plastic slightly rubbing against the tyre. As for the power steering pump - I really haven't got a clue. I am soooo not mechanically minded. I did check the power steering fluid and that's full. It's kinda like the noise only really appears when the weight is distributed to that area of the car, ie. when you go around a left bend. But the gassy sound does sound remarkably like when you put full lock on - even though the car isn't on full lock (if you follow me) :duh:
  6. I have this strange hissy sound coming from the front driver's side of the car (possibly wheel) area when I take a left turn at speed - ie, if I was just to pull out from a junction I wouldn't hear it. It's only happened since Yesterday. Any ideas what it could be ? It doesn't happen when I hit the brakes, or when I go over bumps so I'm not sure what else it would be. It isn't causing any problems at the moment, but as I'm not aware of what it is I'm a bit concerned and puzzled :duh:
  7. I've got the Kazama Pro-Lex fitted at the moment, but will be looking to sell in a couple of weeks (when I get it removed) for £150. I can e:mail you a few pics from my mobile if you're interested. Drop me a PM if you wanna know any more
  8. Bugger - sorry for the delay in replying peeps (ain't got a PC at home), but thanks for the Birthday wishes anyway :D
  9. Damn, when I read the title of this thread I thought it was GOOD news.... ....but that sucks ! Sorry to hear about the spin-out. Glad no-one was injured though
  10. That car must be sooooooo dirty now Hando :winky: BTW, it's gonna rain the weekend !
  11. They always ask at the doctor's office why you are there and you say in front of others what's wrong and sometimes it's embarrassing. There's nothing worse than a Doctor's Receptionist who insists you tell her what is wrong with you in a room full of other patients. I know most of us have experienced this, and I love the way this old guy handled it. An 86-year-old man walked into a crowded Doctor's Waiting Room. As he approached the desk, the Receptionist said, "Yes sir, what are you seeing the Doctor for today?" "There's something wrong with my d*ck," he replied. The Receptionist became irritated and said, "You shouldn't come into a crowded Doctor's Room and say things like that." "Why not? You asked me what was wrong and I told you," he said. The Receptionist replied, "You've obviously caused some embarrassment in this room full of people. You should have said there is something wrong with your ear or something and then discussed the problem further with the Doctor in private." The man replied, "You shouldn't ask people things in a room full of others, if the answer could embarrass anyone." The man walked out, waited several minutes and then re-entered. The Receptionist smiled smugly and asked, "Yes?" "There's something wrong with my ear," he stated. The Receptionist nodded approvingly and smiled, knowing he had taken her advice. "And what is wrong with your ear, Sir?" "I can't p!ss out of it," the man replied.
  12. While waiting at a bus stop for a bus, a woman stepped onto a weight machine that told your fortune and weight for a quarter. She put a quarter in, and out came a card that read, "Your age is 32, you weigh135 lbs., and you play the fiddle". She found the fortune amusing, since she didn't play the fiddle, but it did have her age correct. About that time, an old gentleman walked up carrying a fiddle. She asked him if she could see his fiddle. He agreed, and to their amazement, she started playing the fiddle with great natural skill. She wondered if the fortune machine had actually known something about her that she didn't. She thought about it, and decided to try the weight machine again. She put another quarter in the machine, and out comes the card that reads: "Your age is 32, you weigh 135 lbs., and you have gastritis." She found this one to be absurd, as she was in perfect health, so she goes back to the bus stop to wait for her bus. While sitting there, she develops abdominal pains that continue to get worse until all of a sudden she farts. She wondered about the fortune, and again was curious if the machine was capable of knowing stuff about her that she didn't know. She puts another quarter in the machine, and out comes a card that reads: "Your age is 32, you weigh 135 lbs., and you are about to have s*x. "She laughed out loud, as she had been trying to find a decent guy to screw for weeks, with no luck. She is sitting there waiting for the bus, when this attractive young man sits down and immediately their eyes locked, and they both knew that they were right for each other. They quickly ducked down an alley and began to screw like two teenagers. The woman was so simply amazed at the ability of the machine that she had to try it one more time. She stood on the machine, put her last quarter in, and out came a card that read: "Your age is 32, you weigh 135 lbs., You've fiddled, You've farted, You've f*cked around, and now you've missed your bus".
  13. Two Mexicans are stuck in the desert, wandering aimlessly and close to death. They are close to just lying down and waiting for the inevitable, when all of a sudden... "Hey Pepe, do you smell what I smell. Ees bacon, I is sure of eet." "Si, Luis, eet smells like bacon to meee". So, with renewed strength, they struggle off up the next sand dune and there, in the distance, is a tree, just loaded with bacon. There's raw bacon, dripping with moisture, there's fried bacon, back bacon, double smoked bacon...every imaginable kind of cured pig meat you can imagine!! "Pepe, Pepe, we ees saved. Eees a bacon tree". "Luis, are sure ees not a meerage? We ees in the desert, don' forget". "Pepe, when deed you ever hear of a meerage that smeell of bacon...ees no meerage, ees a bacon tree". And with that...Luis races towards the tree. He gets to within 5 metres, Pepe following closely behind, when all of a sudden, a machine gun opens up, and Luis is cut down in his tracks. It is clear he is mortally wounded but, true friend that he is, he manages to warn Pepe with his dying breath. "Pepe...go back man, you was right, ees not a bacon tree" "Luis, Luis mi amigo...what ees eet?" "Pepe...ees not a bacon tree.... Ees..... Ees..... Ees..... Ees, a Ham Bush"
  14. i actually think you have taken the headmaster statement out of context... I believe what he was saying was a snow ball fight is fine if all parties involved are consenting to the act... in other words, some poor kid isn't being bombarded unexpectantly, or snowballs being thrown at cars... just kids wanting to throw snowballs at each other is fine.. Hmmmm, maybe. But that was what they put as the main headline
  15. Strong points, but completely true. How the heck can you fine someone for putting litter in a bin ??? :duh: They had an article in the paper yesterday (slightly off topic) where a Headmaster has said that he doesn't mind the children having snowball fights, providing they get permission from the person they are going to throw the snowball at first !?!!? Where is this country heading ?
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