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    R129 ADS - Front Too Low

    There's a ride height sensor under the car - check it's still securely mounted and the wiring to it looks OK. You can actually adjust the pushrod that operates it - I did this years ago as my car was sitting fractionally high at the front. IIRC I was able to access it with the car on the ground...
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    Have You Seen Any Interesting Cars On The Road Lately?

    Kit car/replica. They retain the ID of the donor car e.g. this nice looking XJ6 4.2: https://www.mathewsons.co.uk/auction/lot/lot-522---1982-jaguar-42-xj6-auto/?lot=28667&so=0&st=jaguar&sto=0&au=72&ef=&et=&ic=False&sd=0&pp=48&pn=1&g=1
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    Mac's Tech car

    As an aside, I got our FIT tariff changed last year to use an actual export figure (which comes from the standard electricity smart meter), rather than the assumed 50%. Over a 12 month period we typically export just under 80%. As you know though the vast majority of the FIT payment comes from...
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    Wet cars and garage ventilation?

    You may get enough heat soak from the house and boiler room to just take the edge off the temperature in winter? Our garage has nothing other than the inverter for the solar panels ... don't think that puts out much heat (certainly in winter when the solar panels don't do as much!). What...
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    126 SEC - Rust and respray question

    They did a couple of jobs for me when I lived down south - would also highly recommend them.
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    Wet cars and garage ventilation?

    I got a compressor one .... it won't run below 5C but that's OK. In 'auto' mode you can set a humidity level between 30-80% for it to maintain - I will have a play when I get it but was thinking of 60-70% maybe.
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    Wet cars and garage ventilation?

    There are puddles under the C Class when it's been put inside wet. Not sure whether/how often concrete needs re-sealing though? There is a big drum of sealant in there which I assume was used by the previous owners (who had the garage built).
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    Wet cars and garage ventilation?

    Not sure ... total thickness is 10" / 25 cm?
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    Wet cars and garage ventilation?

    I've spotted mould on much of the plasterboard ceiling, and found that an old grandfather clock I have in there was covered with it. So I need to do something ASAP - the cars are OK at the moment but the last thing I want is mould on/in those or anything else that's in there (the SL's hardtop...
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    126 SEC - Rust and respray question

    Shame all the pictures have disappeared.
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    126 SEC - Rust and respray question

    As I understand it the main problem area with those is the parcel shelf around the bottom of the rear screen. I would check that very carefully (inside and out) before going ahead with any paintwork, although I think the repair can be quite substantial if you do have any hidden rot there. I've...
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    Wet cars and garage ventilation?

    As I understand it ... At 100% relative humidity air is fully saturated and cannot absorb any more moisture. So washing on a line won't dry at all (even if under cover and protected from the rain), and no matter how much ventilation you have in your garage water on the floor (or anywhere else)...
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    Wet cars and garage ventilation?

    It's raining now and the relative humidity outside is 99% according to our weather station thing. I assume the RH would remain high for some time afterwards as surface water evaporates?
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    Mileage incorrect, some guidance required

    A discrepancy that small would make me think it was a cockup somehow rather than intentional. I get that it's 'wrong' but the difference must be fairly insignificant on a 130k mile car? If it had been sold as a 70k mile car it would be a bit different, and more likely you'd be able to do...
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    Wet cars and garage ventilation?

    When it's raining (like now!) wouldn't a fan be drawing damp air in through the vents??
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    Wet cars and garage ventilation?

    As mentioned the loft space is separate, but that's probably not a bad idea anyway. We have a single storey extension at the rear of the house with two pitched roofs - that was built at the same time as the garage and does have vent tiles :dk:
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    For caravanners' eyes only - we're getting a new one!!

    The Abbey I had before had GRP sidewalls but an aluminium roof. What's the advantage of a GRP skinned floor? Are they less prone to delamination?
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    For caravanners' eyes only - we're getting a new one!!

    I discovered today while giving the caravan a pre-season wash that I hadn't been as lucky as I thought. I didn't see any dents on the roof so thought I'd got away with it - didn't realise that the roof is fibreglass, and found this 3cm crack on the offside edge of the roof: It's been there...
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    Wet cars and garage ventilation?

    As a small update, I found that the doors actually had hidden downward-facing vents at the bottom, just above the rubber sealing strip. I've also found that by cracking the doors slightly open the top section opens a significant distance - not secure as the doors are unlocked, but quite...
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    Happy Birthday, C43AMG

    Many happy returns Peter!
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