What did you do to your Marina today?

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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by IVOR DENNEY » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:22 pm

nice looking mk1 1300 saloon

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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by MarinaCoupe » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:30 pm

Yes auto too.

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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by david painter » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:29 pm

Glad its all sorted and was simple. But that's the reason cars should have a MOT Every year 1st the bloke who did the job wrong and 2nd the bloke who couldn't see whats wrong are both now able to declare the car safe to drive as it doesn't need inspecting for Safety.
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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by balmy » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:54 pm

david painter wrote:Glad its all sorted and was simple. But that's the reason cars should have a MOT Every year 1st the bloke who did the job wrong and 2nd the bloke who couldn't see whats wrong are both now able to declare the car safe to drive as it doesn't need inspecting for Safety.
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My thoughts exactly. A simple reason for them not bleeding but should he have been doing it anyway with such an obvious lack of knowledge.


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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by mickthefitter » Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:34 pm

Impossible to grumble at that, £2.40 for a Mann oil filter for a 1.8?
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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by locost_bryan » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:09 pm

Finally managed to successfully join the owners club.

Had to use my work laptop, as my elderly home laptop didn't seem to be compatible with the club site or payment software. Probably time to upgrade...
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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by mickthefitter » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:01 am

locost_bryan wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:09 pm
Finally managed to successfully join the owners club.

Had to use my work laptop, as my elderly home laptop didn't seem to be compatible with the club site or payment software. Probably time to upgrade...
Yeah but Windows 10 will bend your mind, looking for stuff that was obvious in XP and has either been hidden or removed completely, then there's the fussy cluttered look to the folder navigation panes that's the equivalent to putting tiny station selection buttons on a modern car audio system, and hiding the tone controls inside a menu, instead of just turning a big black knob...

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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by MarinaCoupe » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:37 am

locost_bryan wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:09 pm
Finally managed to successfully join the owners club.

Had to use my work laptop, as my elderly home laptop didn't seem to be compatible with the club site or payment software. Probably time to upgrade...
Congrats and welcome Bryan.

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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by okeh » Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:37 am

Today.....I started her. I haven't got her into winter storage yet and we've had a cold snap north of Toronto and its been full out winter and -13 degrees celsius tonight. So I put a magnetic oil pan heater on her and started her up after several days of increasing cold. She complained a bit but fired and settled down to a somewhat grumbly idle.

I'm quite satisfied.

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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by mickthefitter » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:35 am

:thumbup: Mine went into winter storage in my garage at the weekend. Not everyone's cup of tea I know, but today we've got our first real frost (nothing like -13C!) which I saw on the horizon from the weather forecasts and in these conditions my garage starts to get really damp, and so does the car, and I refuse to drive it on salted roads anyway so it is now in a Permabag until Spring.

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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by okeh » Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:58 pm

This weekend its supposed to get much warmer, and rainy. So hopefully that happens, washes the worst of the crap off the roads and I drive her over to winter storage.

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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by btorvestad » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:36 pm

Installed a 3-dial cluster. Now looking for the lower «wood trim» if anyone have that they want to sell.

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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by enthusiastic youth » Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:57 am

Looking good btorvestad :thumbup:
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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by okeh » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:20 pm

Well, she's now in storage. 7 degrees celsius and enough rain to wash away a lot of the salt. I put poly bushes on the tie rods during the summer and realized today on the run to storage [out in the country with hills and curves] how much of a difference they make. Not like my MGB GT but much more precise than it was and no white knuckles, even in somewhat slick conditions.

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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by mickthefitter » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:45 am

Just by doing the tie rods? Worth knowing.

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