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Bought a new tyre  :'(


And judging by the way the Battlebus was aquaplaning on the way back from Gatwick over the weekend, that needs new fronts, irrespective of its tread wear.

Well if you will drive at 90mph in 6 inchs of water, what do you expect?!  :o  ;D
Even at 55mph, I was fully clenched going down Chickenshit Canyon.



Maybe I'm just getting old...   ...though I think its poor quality cheap tyres.

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Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Re: Windscreen wipers
« on: Yesterday at 18:28:30 »
I buy the GM ones by the boxful for the ABS club shop
As did I when I had my MV6. Sadly, TBE has those stupid sensors, so gets the hopeless aeros.

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Omega General Help / Re: What car should I buy?
« on: Yesterday at 18:26:05 »
Modern Honda, eg last 15yrs, lack reliability, unlike the older ones (which are now rust buckets).  The Koreans do well in reliability tables, if you can stand the dullness (but less dull than a Honda Jizz)


My Zaffy-A just will not rust or break down, despite my best attempts.  Its annoyingly reliable - as long as I put some electricity in it every few weeks when its unused, it just works, despite the glowplugs being sheared. Its so damn annoying.  Hopefully the new MOT rules will kill it.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Paddington 24
« on: Yesterday at 18:13:48 »
Stop the subsidies on the Victorian shite. Its time we moved on.

I noticed from my trip to the Sunshine State, they don't have Railroads.

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Two SSDs arrived this morning. Awaiting 2.5" enclosure to be delivered so I can mirror & install the drive in my Development PC and I will then use the enclosure for my other SSD as a backup drive.
That's why you need a 3d printer.  Last time I needed a drive size adapter, a quick scan on Thingiverse.com and it was ready an hour later.

But I am a Thingiverse junkie ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Hyundai Terracan - who had one?
« on: Yesterday at 18:06:44 »
An older ML with MoT is about a fifth of that ;)


And it will give you so much trouble that you'll wish that you'd bought a Disco 2, which is not only properly capable but you can actually get underneath the damn thing!  ;D
But may rust a tiny bit ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: Company car advice
« on: Yesterday at 18:05:55 »
Saw an advert for here:

https://www.motorama.com/car-leasing/jaguar/xf/2-0i-prestige-4dr-auto

XF Petrol, 286 for 3 years, with 10k miles.

Additional 43 for servicing, which includes tyres & service.

Quite reasonable actually.
And an extra 2.5k initial rental ;)


Bro was offered an mid spec Octavia for a 2yr/20k lease, total was 4k over the 2 years (plus servicing/tyres/tax/insurance etc).  But the silly fool has not long signed up for yet another S Class parts bin.

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General Car Chat / Re: Pikeys
« on: Yesterday at 17:59:24 »
Sat nav error, can't trust them.😂
You jest, but the stupid handheld ones can easily get the wrong direction after stopping for any reason, eg traffic, and won't correct until its convinced of direction of movement.  During this time, it can give duff instructions.  They should be banned.

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General Car Chat / Re: Pikeys
« on: Yesterday at 17:57:05 »
I don't think my Mum, 82, has ever done more than reapply (bar the courses and fines etc for being a naughty girl).

But then, my dear old mum is a better driver than most I encounter on the road.

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I'd be concerned about parts cost though and DIY work.
Main dealer parts are usually quite reasonable, and most people can blag discounts anyway.  I've found MB and BMW to be very reasonable on parts and accessories, even undiscounted.

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General Car Chat / Re: Hyundai Terracan - who had one?
« on: Yesterday at 17:44:16 »
Had no end of Shoguns as hire cars back when the holiday isle of sunny Cyprus had less tarmac.  Being hire cars, none of them were more than 30-40k km.  And all were thoroughly shagged.

Granted, they were hire cars (with the god awful 2.8TD they used to fit), but I'd expect them to withstand the abuse much better.

They stopped doing them in the end, presumably because they were proper shagged after 2yrs, with limited resale value...  ...although coincided with a lot of money poured into the country and improved road infrastructure, so maybe not completely due to the Shogun being shite.  Although we did have a couple of years with big Nissan Non-descripts - a bit agricultural, but far better built and far less shagged than the Shoguns.

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Bought a new tyre  :'(


And judging by the way the Battlebus was aquaplaning on the way back from Gatwick over the weekend, that needs new fronts, irrespective of its tread wear.

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General Car Chat / Re: locking nuts
« on: Yesterday at 17:32:47 »
but if the globe was warmer ,that would be less money needs spending on heating bills  8) which is nice  :)
But as fossil fuel consumption would drop, we'd have a an ice age.  You know, like the last ice age 20,000yrs ago when Captain Caveman stopped using his Range Rover.

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It's always the case. As soon as you throw something away, you find a need for it. ::)

I had a 35 track 5.25" drive in the loft until recently. I really don't think I'm going to regret binning that. ;D
Mind you, I had to go cap in hand to a mate (who hoards old IT junk) for a 2.5" PATA drive not so long back  :-[

You can imagine the abuse I had to take, after all the abuse I've given him over using old shite ;D

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It's always the case. As soon as you throw something away, you find a need for it. ::)

I had a 35 track 5.25" drive in the loft until recently. I really don't think I'm going to regret binning that. ;D
I'm sure an old copy of Acorn Today will show how to build an interface to plug it into a Beeb-B ;D

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