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The Resurrection/Insurrection of GrunHilde - 1998 V70 NA M56 421 Green

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1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
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Re: The Resurrection/Insurrection of GrunHilde - 1998 V70 NA M56 421 Green

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£10-20 per hour for lift rental here, mechanic on hand to assist if needed. Cheaper prices normally are bay/lift only, adding in the use of tools generally sees the hourly rate double. Each shop is required to provide insurance (both car and personal), and are regularly inspected to ensure lifts, extinguishers, air supplies, tools and all electrics are meeting or exceeding specs. You are of course liable for any issues to your car resulting from poor workmanship on your end, but damages from their mechanics, tools, equipment or lifts is covered by the shop. They're really rather useful places, and save a huge amount of initial capital expenditure. Thankfully they're becoming increasingly common too, but until prices decrease (will come with supply) it can sometimes be hard to justify over paying an independent.

I've yet to use one personally, as I haven't had a job come up on the car yet that couldn't be done on the drive.
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Ordered up the Dorman 614-700 courtesy of Starbuck to do a split boot repair on the pass side, outer

Inner shaft 26mm, outer CV diameter 90mm
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Wrestled off the brake back plates which disintegrated.

Clarke to the rescue

Money saved?

$80 x2 each new !

Junkyard $5 + 4 hours driving + $25 labour plus pain, misery, and suffering.
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half vast ideas.

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abscate wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:35 pm Wrestled off the brake back plates which disintegrated.

Clarke to the rescue

Money saved?

$80 x2 each new !

Junkyard $5 + 4 hours driving + $25 labour plus pain, misery, and suffering.
I was just wandering about your household accounting methods. If you claim a saving from automotive inventory on hand, do you get a credit to the shop equipment account? It seems that should be generally accepted household accounting practice (GAHAP). You may quote me if it helps the justification. :lol:
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Each dollar saved is burdened with a dollar in beer overhead
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You can take the man out of England, but you can't take England out of the man.
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Cookeh wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:15 am You can take the man out of England, but you can't take England out of the man.
🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧

Or maybe itS

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿


Now?


Spent one hour removing the right Jack point. Okay, one hour spent drinking beer after it de-installed itself

:lol:

Why is it after promising to divest if projects I know have six Volvo’s in the yard? Plus two more in the front driveway?
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abscate wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:57 am Spent one hour removing the right Jack point. Okay, one hour spent drinking beer after it de-installed itself

:lol:
Iechyd da!
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abscate wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:57 am
Why is it after promising to divest of projects I now have six Volvos in the yard? Plus two more in the front driveway?
Have you become "that guy" in the neighborhood? "That Volvo guy" down the street?
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