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A bit of an incident with a hedge


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I have not really used the forester recently, but today i gave it some petrol, a jump start and it fired up on the first turn of the key, i took it up the field, went round the first corner and a hedge spontaneously created a gravitational field and sucked the forester into the drain:

 

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It has changed the shape of the bodywork on the affected side slightly, the most noticeable difference is the wing mirror has moved to the back door:

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A more slab sided wing:

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The aeriel has been tuned slightly better for the DAB switchover:

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and some scratching, dents below the roof bar, and the seal for the back window has came out:

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I was thinking about you today in a seedy sexual way ;) 

I was going to ask did you find out what the problem was with that noise ?

But looks like you have been having fun and is now least of the problems. Can't believe no video footage this time :) 

And nice job with the aerial ;)

Did it damage the hub at all or have you not had chance to check it over yet. ?

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The noise is still there, i think its possibly the brakes or a grumbly bearing, i had to push the car later on today after it wouldn't start and the noise is there it sounds like rusty disks, the handbrake also sticks on it if parked up for a while.

 

After this however the noise is less noticeable when the car is running, the exhaust is now louder.

 

The steering and suspension all seem ok.

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Least you know it was built to last ;) 

 

Reminds me of a austin maestro I crashed in to the river Humber bank  :lol: it was only good for scrap after that. And yes I was showing off rallying it on a gravel track I can still see the tape cassettes flying around in the air now ;) 

 

I take it you was unhurt then, did make me chuckle the wing mirror  :lol: And on the plus side at least you have given yourself some stuff to do over the Christmas time ;) 

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I can remember my dad had two metros, great cars they were; very economical, with a very early stop start feature,

they mastered the stop bit but the start was not great. There was also a sunroof, but for some reason it was in the floor hidden under the carpet.

 

There was the metro 6r4 rally car, I'm not sure how good it was but didn't they put its engine into the jaguar xj220?

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Nothing a bit of Tcut couldn't sort ;)

went to buy a car once a Honda prelude in Bradford I noticed a few scratches on it dealer says to me nothing a bit of t-cut won't sort out I said why the !Removed! don't you do it then !!!!!

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I think the forester will just live with this new look, theres not much point in spending any money on the bodywork when the chances of this happening again are quite high :ph34r:

Im also noticing the repair i did on the drivers door to cure the rust is showing signs of rust coming again, thats despite grinding it back to bare metal and using plenty of the green krust stuff.

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went to buy a car once a Honda prelude in Bradford I noticed a few scratches on it dealer says to me nothing a bit of t-cut won't sort out I said why the !Removed! don't you do it then !!!!!

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genuine :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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I was on copart bidding on an old 406, but had a look at what subarus were on the site,

this forester looks like its in much better nick than mine:

http://www.copart.co.uk/c2/homeSearch.html?_eventId=getLot&execution=e46s1&lotId=34305743&returnPage=SEARCH_RESULTS

 

Someone seems to have gone into an even bigger ditch than i did:

http://www.copart.co.uk/c2/homeSearch.html?_eventId=getLot&execution=e47s1&lotId=33981373&returnPage=SEARCH_RESULTS

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It looks like subaru strengthened the area above the passenger compartment, the boot area has caved in completely but over the back seats still looks like it would have been safe enough to sit there.

 

The green forester wouldn't be too bad a car. get a bit of Mot on it, tax it and sell it on,

there could be a bit of profit especially if it snows.

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