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by 1bassleft
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: blocked windscreen washer jets
Replies: 12
Views: 1572

Re: blocked windscreen washer jets

Coincidentally (and there's a terrible pun I shall ignore), I have just been down today after last night's feeble dribbles. They've never been good since I bought it (13 yrs old), particularly the passenger side. The interdental brush freed up dust, but the nozzle hole is now so wide that, instead o...
by 1bassleft
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Rematriculating a Previously ES-plated Car
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Rematriculating a Previously ES-plated Car

Thanks, Span. That is very useful info, as I shall pester my sprog to send me photos of the car's docs and (I know I'll be wasting my breath with him) Mrs Bass is doing a 10-day flying visit next week so I'll get her to bring the glovebox contents with her. Anything that gets photocopied by the gest...
by 1bassleft
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Rematriculating a Previously ES-plated Car
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Rematriculating a Previously ES-plated Car

Thanks for the quick response and advice. I agree, and not too concerned about, the chattel tax aspect given it's not a hugely valuable vehicle (although some arbitrary time limit is irritating with large items). I am concerned about driving a UK-plated car of mine down here after my residency, padr...
by 1bassleft
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Rematriculating a Previously ES-plated Car
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Rematriculating a Previously ES-plated Car

Hello, another one of those "importing my car" threads (most of which I've read thoroughly) but this one is slightly different so I thought I'd ask. Has anyone experience of matriculation for a vehicle that was originally Spanish, taken abroad and re-plated in another EU country but is now...
by 1bassleft
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Buying a van to move furniture to Spain
Replies: 18
Views: 728

Re: Buying a van to move furniture to Spain

:clap: , Horse. That was a tickler for me as I just read it.
by 1bassleft
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Buying a van to move furniture to Spain
Replies: 18
Views: 728

Re: Buying a van to move furniture to Spain

Assuming you are thinking of buying a van in the UK and coming down in convoy, rather than getting a van once in Albanchez for local shifting, that might well be a hard sell once you're done with it. RHD has very limited appeal, moreso with larger vehicles. I have a LHD Combo Tour, which has been a ...
by 1bassleft
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: DELPASO Car Hire – A cautionary tale.
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Re: DELPASO Car Hire – A cautionary tale.

Having bought my own car two years ago I wake up every day thanking all deities I no longer have to do this. Before that, I'd packed in with almost all local companies (the exception being Cargest) and paid the extra for Alamo/Enterprise. My last experience with old DelPaso, which is slightly too tr...
by 1bassleft
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Alhambra
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Alhambra

I don't know if you've seen this already, or if it's actually relevant to your query, but I read this in the printed version of Olive Press just this morning: https://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2020/01/27/the-alhambra-in-granada-makes-more-tickets-available-to-the-general-public/ I wonder if th...
by 1bassleft
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Valley of the Fallen
Replies: 14
Views: 595

Re: Valley of the Fallen

Continuing off-piste, but I agree with Toledo, Katy. There was a museum of tapestries, many years ago, that I could have spent an age in and I didn't get around enough of the city itself.
by 1bassleft
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: blocked windscreen washer jets
Replies: 12
Views: 1572

Re: blocked windscreen washer jets

Bit late to the game, I thought I'd already written this. My jets get the same problem and, rather than a pin, I use an interdental stick. Not the wire ones with bristles for gaps like I've got (I can park the car between my incisors) but little plastic ones with tiny rubbery fronds that my wife use...
by 1bassleft
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Residencia sin co pago
Replies: 2
Views: 415

Re: Residencia sin co pago

Ask them to send you a certificate, a single A4 page listing what you're covered for SIN PAGO. AFAIK, our certificate made no mention of psychologia, and our friend's certainly didn't (same Co.), neither did the ejemplo certificate sent by our paper monkeys as an example of what we needed. As an add...
by 1bassleft
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: TIE card
Replies: 7
Views: 1121

Re: TIE card

Con la salida del Reino Unido de la Unión Europea, los permisos de conducir británicos dejarán de ser válidos para conducir en España a partir del 31 de diciembre de 2020. En caso de ser residente en nuestro país, tienes únicamente hasta dicha fecha para realizar el canje, renovación o sustitución ...
by 1bassleft
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: TIE card
Replies: 7
Views: 1121

Re: TIE card

True. I think most of my companeros are newish to residency or non-res heading back for long periods at a time but I've been a bit stunned by some neighbours. One chum, bilingual, no UK address other than offspring's, only changed his recently. Why? UK doesn't even require IDPs for any state's full ...
by 1bassleft
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: TIE card
Replies: 7
Views: 1121

Re: TIE card

Interesting, Wicksey. After December, I decided that >6months here is more likely than >6months 'there' and have residencia (done last week). The DGT website was (and I presume still is) adamant that a simple switch of my driver's licence will not be possible if an application is made after 31/1 (tr...
by 1bassleft
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Is Wheel Clamping allowed ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1187

Re: Is Wheel Clamping allowed ?

Two of the nearby blocks (not mine) have parking spaces allocated to owners and they have droppable/lockable posts similar, but more visible, to Beach's. There could be savings in bulk purchase and installation if you had a community meeting, got some quotes etc. I know circs vary, but I would consi...
by 1bassleft
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: What's the latest, best, 'phone line deal?
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: What's the latest, best, 'phone line deal?

I went with Olivenet as they have a 100Mb Fibre internet and nothing else added for €19.90/mes. Seems to be ok with all 'phones and my laptop surfing simultaneously. The only pizza-wheel-wait of annoyance was with the other Lenovo on iplayer but I connected it up to the modem-router using an RJ45 ca...
by 1bassleft
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Seeing Africa last evening from Nerja
Replies: 22
Views: 2773

Re: Seeing Africa last evening from Nerja

Blimey, might get a lockdown (hopefully) before this ends up like those Youtube flame wars. Light refraction is a thing, although it's okay to consider it an illusion if you like. In the same way as the science demonstration with the coin in a cup https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFYsyTbjw7g there ar...
by 1bassleft
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Seeing Africa last evening from Nerja
Replies: 22
Views: 2773

Re: Seeing Africa last evening from Nerja

Very brief diagonal - but the mention of refraction, observer height and (the dreaded Nikon P900) magnification gave me the shivers. I've been called a 'globetard/Illuminatus' enough times elsewhere to develop a twitch.
by 1bassleft
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Rough pic but what is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 663

Re: Rough pic but what is it?

Yes, I think I'm out on the decade. Split-screen more likely on the pre-wars and, although there's not much to go on, the general look of those billboards suggests 1950s as advertizing was more often directly painted onto gable walls in the 30s. Otherwise, hard to date the scene. Obviously Marbella,...
by 1bassleft
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Rough pic but what is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 663

Re: Rough pic but what is it?

Tricky from that distance, but it could be a Fordson panel van, circa 1938

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