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Barchetta Servicing in Yorkshire...

So far I've spotted a few (well four) B's in and around Harrogate, and although its (hopefully) a long way off, I'm starting to think about my B's next service.

Are there any Yorky B owners who can recommend a good garage for my B? I live a spit and a throw from a Fiat dealer, but have an aversion to dealership prices...

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Re: Barchetta Servicing in Yorkshire...

Hi NovaCustard, where in Harrogate are you? I am just off the Leeds Road/Appleyards area. I have seen a red mark 2 around Skipton Road, a yellow mark 1 that parks in Victoria Road area and an older mark 1 on German plates that looks a bit tatty - are you the yellow one? I can guess which dealers you mean - something to do with a "circus". Hmm - don't even get me started on what they did to my B - I will tell you one day when we meet. As far as servicing the B now - it has to be Walkers at South Otterington - 01609 777221 - ask for Steve Shaw on Service. I had a service and MOT in September for 119.00 all in - with a courtesy car included for 5! And that was with Selenia Racing synthetic oil....Plus, you get a 30 minute blast along the A61, to boot! Mention my name (Richard) - you never know, we might get a discount!
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Re: Barchetta Servicing in Yorkshire...

Hiya Richard.
I'm in Knaresborough am in a blue T reg Mk1.
If the German one is a red one, its been written off and will probably be appearing soon in the classifieds section as a complete car for spares...the owner is now in a nice Black Riviera on German plates!
What are you driving?
My B is mostly going for blasts along the A59 to Airedale atm - nice road, if a bit heavily policed (as I know to my cost!)

Thanks for the garage tip tho, and maybe we should have a N-Yorks meet up some time.
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Spooky - the owners of the two coolest cars in the area are both called Richard! What can I say.... BTW, nice shiny B and - I love your wheels!
Mine is a '99 German spec LE in silk balck (ahem!) metallic. And yes - a N Yorks meet would be great - but I will have to take a rain check for a while; I have just had my left hip and socket replaced (without anaesthetic!) and can't walk without sticks for three months at least, never mind drive.
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but I will have to take a rain check for a while; I have just had my left hip and socket replaced (without anaesthetic!)
Geeze, I know that the NHS were cash strapped after pee-ing all their cash up the wall on IT projects but op's without anaestethic seems a bit extreme, maybe a new policy will be to bring your own!
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Hey, steady there - as I work in the NHS and can be involved in Hip Replacements, I can confirm that anesthetic is not, in fact, required for this procedure. All thats needed is a wooden spoon between the teeth and some leather straps to prevent the patient escaping...
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Hehe, meant a bit toung in cheek as I have worked on a number of IT projects in the NHS over the past couple of years!!

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Re: Barchetta Servicing in Yorkshire...

Ah, so its actually entirely your fault that the IT projects have sucked all the money out of the NHS in order to keep your B on the road!!!

The window is waiting for me to find some cash to buy a hard top so I can still use the B in winter while sorting the window...out of interest, is there a guide somewhere on how to remove/refit the window? I have a good idea of what I have to do once the old window is removed, was just wondering if there was anything else to do apart from unzipping and then rezipping the new window.
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Ahem - well, it wouldn't be so bad (and the pain a little easier to bear!) if I hadn't actually had to PAY for it - and get myself to Birmingham and back for the op! I can tell you, travelling back through New Street and Leeds City stations 4 days after having your pelvis torn apart is not a lot of fun...Oh, and the reason for no anaesthetic = hyper-sensitivity to it and ALL forms of pain relief... Never mind, I just look at it that instead of modding the B's suspension, I've modded my own with a nice bling bling metal bit of kit! Just got to get the other side done, now.
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