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Re: Morgens ED30 No. 1871! Now with a new bottom ;)
« Reply #285 on: March 02, 2017, 12:10:10 PM »
You using all the insurance companies that are advertised through the forums? Adrian Flux, Greenlight, Sky Insurance and HIC are all specialists in our kind of insurance needs so give them all a shout, worth a morning on the phone with them.

You could always put out a charity plea for some people to donate various parts to help your car get fixed, I've got stock parts from my 6R that are just sat around so if you ever need something, give a shout out and see, you may end up being able to repair/replace stuff at a fraction of the cost of new stuff.

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Re: Morgens ED30 No. 1871! Now with a new bottom ;)
« Reply #286 on: March 03, 2017, 10:35:49 AM »
You using all the insurance companies that are advertised through the forums? Adrian Flux, Greenlight, Sky Insurance and HIC are all specialists in our kind of insurance needs so give them all a shout, worth a morning on the phone with them.

You could always put out a charity plea for some people to donate various parts to help your car get fixed, I've got stock parts from my 6R that are just sat around so if you ever need something, give a shout out and see, you may end up being able to repair/replace stuff at a fraction of the cost of new stuff.

I'm going to start getting quotes at the start of April as my insurance is due May 1st... I just had to check rough costs early to ensure I can afford to live this year :( I'll worry come April if I can't get it down to about £800, because that's top end of budget! Current quotes are coming back at £1400 and I only pay £613 currently. Greenlight will be the first I try as I've had a bad experience with Flux.

I'd never ask people for cheap parts to be honest! I can't be bothered with the comments I'd get because I'm a female asking for free/greatly reduced stuff and that's just frowned upon. I tend to just struggle on through by myself haha. I've asked for a wage rise in work because right now it's going to be the only thing enabling me to keep my car. 2017 has not been fun so far!  :ashamed:

Thank you for the offer though, that's very kind of you  :love:

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Re: Morgens ED30 No. 1871! Now with a new bottom ;)
« Reply #287 on: April 06, 2017, 04:59:47 PM »
Insured with HIC for £870 including protected NCB and all mods declared  :pomppomp:

Oh and I broke a rear spring, they're only 3 months old... Oops. However, NOTHING else has broken!! I just need front pads which I can live with  :happy2:

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Re: Morgens ED30 No. 1871! Now with a new bottom ;)
« Reply #288 on: June 22, 2017, 12:07:16 PM »
Okay, to update anything since March, here we go!

I posted in April that I needed front pads - I don't. It appears the sensors broken but that's a job for another day.. The orange flashing warning light is annoying but I have a severe lack of motivation for the car at present so it can wait.

Oh and the rear spring that I broke looked like this:



Broke down at McDonalds, think the battery had gone flat (after about 10 minutes, should probably get a new one lol).. Was rescued by a friendly man in a mk7. Happy days



The car had it's bi-yearly service!



Came to the realisation that the car is too low on noticing my driveshafts are trying to notch the chassis for me. Eek. Raised it at the front!



The usual happened where somebody bumps into my car and doesn't leave a note. Fabulousss



My boyfriend asked me if I'd lost something, turns out this was left in his street when I left one morning. RIP undertray.



Bought an RCD510 to go with my mk6 climatronic panel. I've read that it'll probably drain my battery though so I've not bothered fitting it. It can stay in a box for the foreseeable.



The boyfriend managed to drive my car into a kerb at his house.. My sideskirt is a mess. However he has offered to repair this AND get the rest of my car painted for my birthday (was the 24th May but I guess he's got priorities haha) so I can't be too annoyed about it I guess.



The car also appears to be letting water into the drivers footwell; I've read that the bonnet pull seal or whatever it was can perish and that might be the issue. Need to investigate this one ASAP



Bought some wheels while drunk.. £350 for some RH ZW4's that need a polish but have had a recent furb. Seems a good deal even when sober.



Went to cumbriavag! Didn't take mines even though Adams engine is falling out again..



Got a photo when we were back in Glasgow though... MK2-MK5 golfs! Our friend had his mk6 but had to get home quickly so missed out unfortunately. We also know people with a mk1 gti and a mk7 gte. Could be a cracker of a photo!






I'll update rest soon, just checking the photo link works because tinypic has blocked my works IP  :confused:

« Last Edit: June 22, 2017, 12:23:39 PM by Morgen »

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Re: Morgens ED30 No. 1871! Now with a new bottom ;)
« Reply #289 on: June 22, 2017, 05:53:31 PM »
 :happy2: to the last picture, its only right to take another picture and include the Mk1, 6 and 7
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Re: Morgens ED30 No. 1871! Now with a new bottom ;)
« Reply #290 on: October 25, 2017, 07:43:41 PM »
Nice eddie,    just looking at your list,  how did you get your rear springs replaced under warranty ?

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Re: Morgens ED30 No. 1871! Now with a new bottom ;)
« Reply #291 on: May 29, 2018, 01:35:01 PM »
Nice eddie,    just looking at your list,  how did you get your rear springs replaced under warranty ?

Hiya

I've taken a good while to reply to this, apologies.

I contacted the company I bought the springs through and complained that they shouldn't bend like that. The company contacted FK and got a new set of rears under warranty  :innocent:

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Re: Morgens ED30 No. 1871! Now with a new bottom ;)
« Reply #292 on: May 29, 2018, 02:00:04 PM »
I've been trying to update this with photos since last November but every time I write a huge update and then it pops up saying "unable to send date"

GOD GIVE ME STRENGTH that's SO irritating

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Re: Morgens ED30 No. 1871! Now with a new bottom ;)
« Reply #293 on: June 01, 2018, 01:45:11 PM »
Stuff happened, bla bla bla.. Car looked like this:




Then I broke it and bought this:

 


Will update fully later on my own laptop as this hasn't worked on a works computer since last year, joys.
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Re: Morgens ED30 No. 1871! Now with a new bottom ;)
« Reply #294 on: June 02, 2018, 02:17:19 PM »
 :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:you broke it!!!!

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Re: Morgens ED30 No. 1871! Now with a new bottom ;)
« Reply #295 on: June 13, 2018, 01:45:46 PM »
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:you broke it!!!!

By broke I don't mean for parts! It's just being stored right now until I can get my finger out!

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Re: Morgens ED30 No. 1871! Now SORN'd and in a bad way... Oops
« Reply #296 on: June 13, 2018, 02:00:37 PM »
I'll post an update without pictures, because for some reason it crashes every time I try to upload with them! This will have to do for now... I'm a simple soul and cannot stand build threads without pretty pictures but beggars cannot be choosers.

August last year I finally fitted my absolute bargain of an RCD510 DAB (90 inc delivery!) and the climatronic unit that my boyfriend had bought me for Christmas 2016.. Looks so much better. I never bothered to buy a new aerial etc because the new unit is DAB so I've just left it disconnected and it's still like that today... Couldn't be bothered taking the headlining out just to listen to Grimmy on a weekday morning.

Mid August we drove to the BTCC in my car and had a bit of a play with a brand new S3 (was neck on neck, which is nice as my car was mapped with a laptop at the side of the road) on a private road, duh. Fun was over when my R32 diffuser decided it would rather take a nap on the grass verge to the side of the road. Enjoyed the BTCC and managed to pick it back up 8 hours later when we were heading home. Adam prepped and painted this using Halfords finest materials and it looks wonderful in gloss black!

Round about the same time we split the new wheels, then polished them up again using halfords finest materials. Fitted the tyres, then fitted the wheels. The fronts DID NOT fit at all... Had to space the fronts 25mm to clear my calipers. Juicy.

Fast forward to October - I hit a small pothole and bent a front wheel. Think the man in the wheel repair shop fancied me because he repaired it for free.

Again, fast forward to November... An ambulance was behind me and the car beside me wouldn't move so I had to mount a kerb, pulling my front bumper off in the process. The driver in my work took the car down to a bodyshop and they collected me later on to pick it up when it was fixed... Free. Lucky me.

November again, broke both front wheels.. Was running a space saver and 1 pescara.. Then my front badge came off in the clyde tunnel and my leak still hasn't been fixed.. I think it was this point I got fed up with the car.

Started looking for a runaround in early December and picked up my diesel VW Beetle in January.. £550. Fitted a turbo and I now have a super reliable daily!

March the cars were swapped over and I insured the beetle, golf was put to bed then.

May - got two front wings and a bonnet, then purchased a gloss black front badge as well as a new oil filter for when I can be bothered fixing the thing.

June - Removed the battery because it'll be dud now anyway.

That's it.. Hopefully progress will be made before August-ish but maybe not knowing me