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Tucked up for the winter #1519408
26/12/2014 13:46
26/12/2014 13:46
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S. Wales. Way beyond my means
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Coupe is now in the inlaws garage for the winter. Had to put it away wet due to rain but never mind. Trickle charger on, handbrake off.

Tyres at 8000 psi. Not.

Sump coated in a protective layer if oil, road debris and stones. Leading edges protected by a dense film of finest quality dead flies.

Paintwork accented by the finest randomized scratches and dents.

Looking forward to getting her back in spring !

Re: Tucked up for the winter [Re: Gripped] #1519426
26/12/2014 23:51
26/12/2014 23:51
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Me too, mine went away with the round trip to Spa and back grime attached. No rain applied though. Looking forward to getting her out to give her a spring clean in spring. wink


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Re: Tucked up for the winter [Re: Gripped] #1519427
27/12/2014 00:01
27/12/2014 00:01
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S. Wales. Way beyond my means
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Roll on spring !

Re: Tucked up for the winter [Re: Gripped] #1519428
27/12/2014 00:17
27/12/2014 00:17
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Good to hear it's tucked up snug and not left out in the cold.

Mine went away November after a full detailing and now sits under the nice yellow indoor coupe cover can't wait for the warmer weather.

😎


LE53 (452BHp & 389ftlb's with Quaife)
Wine red VIS FOOFY
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Re: Tucked up for the winter [Re: Gripped] #1519438
27/12/2014 10:37
27/12/2014 10:37
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S. Wales. Way beyond my means
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I fibbed a bit. It has had a clean inside and out. But was wet going into the garage due to rain. Will have a cover on once dry.

I note you have a wine red VIS like me ! How do you find it?

Re: Tucked up for the winter [Re: Gripped] #1519456
27/12/2014 16:04
27/12/2014 16:04

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I wish I had your luck, mines a daily and the poor girl has to endure whatever the harsh UK weather brings. That was roughly 2 inches of snow last night alone...great. So glad I have my undertray, I guess it saves me a little.

One positive, was told the underside of my car is in great condition for a 16 year old coupe from two mechanics!!!

Re: Tucked up for the winter [Re: ] #1519476
27/12/2014 19:32
27/12/2014 19:32
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i run mine as a daily also, but ive gone past worrying about driving it in rain/snow, it does it perfectly anyway and i rely on it for work.


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Re: Tucked up for the winter [Re: Gripped] #1519479
27/12/2014 20:33
27/12/2014 20:33
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Mine was a daily drive but got a work car now. Nothing special just a very slow bottom of the range Peugeot 208.

I far prefer driving the Coupe but it is good to be able to keep her dry for the winter. Luckily the inlaws garage isn't full of junk.

Re: Tucked up for the winter [Re: Gripped] #1550151
20/09/2015 21:51
20/09/2015 21:51

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Off to Brighton next month to take my pride and joy to my sisters where she has offered to lend me her garage for winter storage.

Can't believe another 6 months has elapsed.

I'm obviously having too much fun driving the coup. smile

Re: Tucked up for the winter [Re: Gripped] #1550156
21/09/2015 01:17
21/09/2015 01:17
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Going North on the A9
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That's very kind of her- will you just leave it for months or get down there to turn it over every now and again..?

Re: Tucked up for the winter [Re: Gripped] #1550254
21/09/2015 19:50
21/09/2015 19:50
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Stafford
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You're going to miss all the good weather !


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Re: Tucked up for the winter [Re: Gripped] #1550264
21/09/2015 20:49
21/09/2015 20:49
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Netherlands
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My wine red vis n/a will be off on 17 October. Found a large space to park it for the winter. Costs about 90 quid Well spent money since it is bone dry in there. Well I suppose I have to make do sith my Lexus for the upcoming winter

Re: Tucked up for the winter [Re: Gripped] #1550294
22/09/2015 01:15
22/09/2015 01:15

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Today's effort... Washed and garaged for the time being though they will be fired up once a month. CTEK chargers connected and a new (replacement) dehumidifier going in on Wednesday.
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Re: Tucked up for the winter [Re: Gripped] #1550427
23/09/2015 02:48
23/09/2015 02:48
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Berkshire
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You will miss having a frozen up handbrake and being unable to budge the door locks with a key.


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Re: Tucked up for the winter [Re: Gripped] #1551108
30/09/2015 21:31
30/09/2015 21:31

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Actually a change if plan. I was going to park her up in the garage in Brighton but my sister has just measured the garage and the coupe's too big!

It will fit but I wouldn't be able to open the door wide enough to get out!

Apparently she's never used the garage for her car, just for storing furniture.

Anyway, I've sorned the coupe and parked her up on the drive under a cover so at least I'll be able to start her up now and again.

Re: Tucked up for the winter [Re: Gripped] #1551112
30/09/2015 21:57
30/09/2015 21:57
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Lightwater, Surrey UK
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Can't you just drive it in straight (or reverse in) and then reverse out (or drive out straight) so you can get out, engine off, leave in neutral, handrake on, chock the wheels, handbrake off, and just push it back in? Simples.


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Re: Tucked up for the winter [Re: Gripped] #1551120
30/09/2015 22:28
30/09/2015 22:28
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If your garage has a side door you could try this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMWHYBi7kG8

smile

Re: Tucked up for the winter [Re: GrahamL] #1551128
30/09/2015 22:53
30/09/2015 22:53
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Originally Posted By: GrahamL
If your garage has a side door you could try this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMWHYBi7kG8

smile


laugh

Half the fun was listening to the running commentary, only one word of which I could understand


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Re: Tucked up for the winter [Re: Gripped] #1551131
30/09/2015 22:58
30/09/2015 22:58
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laugh


Re: Tucked up for the winter [Re: ] #1551410
02/10/2015 21:20
02/10/2015 21:20
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Horsham, West Sussex
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Originally Posted By: Jonscoupe
Actually a change if plan. I was going to park her up in the garage in Brighton but my sister has just measured the garage and the coupe's too big!

It will fit but I wouldn't be able to open the door wide enough to get out!

Apparently she's never used the garage for her car, just for storing furniture.

Anyway, I've sorned the coupe and parked her up on the drive under a cover so at least I'll be able to start her up now and again.
Does you car have a sunroof wink


Ex owner of F14T LE - Vinci Grey LE
Re: Tucked up for the winter [Re: Gripped] #1552121
10/10/2015 23:05
10/10/2015 23:05

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Yes,

But I'm too old to climb out of it. Haha,

Thanks for the tip though!

Re: Tucked up for the winter [Re: Gripped] #1552122
10/10/2015 23:09
10/10/2015 23:09

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Hey, that's my sisters garage!


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