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How does a washing machine hold LPG?


Present Mrs VXL with a large bucket and a 3 ponged dolly. And a mangle if feeling generous.  Then when you are in A&E recovering, you're free to investigate tanks. Win-win in my book.

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Yes, the camber needs adjusting. Before you put on my el-cheapo shite tyres that you love.  And it will need rechecking again when you fit the new tyres, and adjusting again if necessary.

Cheers TB. Nah I ainít doing it twice. Iíll put some nice new tyres on then adjust it straight away.

Seen some reasonably priced Hankooks.... any reviews?
Do it, let it settle, then measure again when fitting new.  Its not hard (even with a spirit level and a jack) or time consuming, so not sure why you think overwise?


Hankook - a budget tyre and a (top end) budget price. Therefore its shit. Its use is black and round and will pass an MOT.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Mobile Phones
« on: Today at 19:23:36 »
And idiot wasn't the word I typed. Bloody censor.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Mobile Phones
« on: Today at 19:23:00 »
All additional training can be useful. Even, dare I say it, 3.5hrs of patronisation from a pompous idiot...

...I'll get back to you on the latter....

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General Car Chat / Re: How can this be
« on: Today at 19:21:00 »
but they are severely hampered by the aforementioned lack of traffic officers out there. ;)
Its the local constabulary's choice to reduce traffic officers in favour of mobile cash machines.


So you can guess where you may find sympathy.

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Yes, the camber needs adjusting. Before you put on my el-cheapo shite tyres that you love.  And it will need rechecking again when you fit the new tyres, and adjusting again if necessary.

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Karcher K4 with correct car bit, whole bonnet suffers a bit, even more so at the front.

Itís been going for a long time, just the bonnet that has it.
K4 is too powerful without a vario lance turned down a bit.  IIRC, the K4 kit doesn't come with a vario, just an unadjustable lance and the dirt buster on the posher kits.  Pressure washers are not good for paintwork, you're better off with a hose and adjustable rose, and a bucket and sponge. 2 buckets if its a nice car.

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Using a shit pressure washer with the wrong attachments?

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Cheap Windy guns are generally piss poor, and not worth the effort.

Battery guns are worth the effort, but more expensive than air ones. But avoid the shite that is rebadged Clarke/Sealey etc, as they couldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding. My little DeWalt might only be rated to 190Nm, but it will do/undo to 190Nm, unlike the 400Nm rated Clarke/Sealey 24v one, which struggles with 100Nm

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General Discussion Area / Re: Mobile Phones
« on: Today at 14:49:34 »
Why? They're still human. Apparently.
I'd like to think their training would instill awareness....

The problem with other road users is that people don't allow for them.

Incidentally in 2017 fatalities rose markedly against 2016, and this year looks the same. Be interesting to see how Smart motorways fare in the fatality by road type analysis...
Probably jack all.  I don't think, ignoring the disruption during modification (or cynically, how they drag it out to keep the fruitful 50mph cameras live), they reduce road safety. In fact, probably the opposite. The M42 has had Smart status for several years, and it works well.

I'm probably from the last generation that road motorbikes (ignoring the resurgance of middle aged men getting one as part of their mid life crisis), and that guarantees a raised level of awareness - those that lack it don't survive.  Owning a bike I do genuinely believe makes you a better, more defensive driver in general.

So as more people leave school, slap a new(ish) tin can on their credit card, and drive it around with too many distractions inside to worry whats happening outside, its inevitable that serious accidents will increase.....     .....and speed limits decrease.

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Does he now have tinterweb? :D
I CBA to set it up, he can sort that. I just drank tea ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Mobile Phones
« on: Today at 12:46:44 »
That would also include single crewed Police and Paramedics for a start...
Yup.  Although I would like to think their levels of awareness are better then Joe Public.

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.... he'd chuck her out the back!
Before or after?

Any port in a storm, and all that.



TB owns up to not having read article etc, so no idea if the silly bint is worth a squirt or is a double bag job.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Mobile Phones
« on: Today at 12:42:25 »
Except hands free operation is legal and, in some lines of work, essential.
That should not be the case. Granted, handsfree still means you have both hands, but ultimately you are still distracted.

Those lines of work need to seriously take an inward look...

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General Discussion Area / Re: Mobile Phones
« on: Today at 12:40:26 »
If a copper sees you doing anything that they consider is distracting you, they can pull you. Coffee included.


But when did you last see a copper?  ;D
Strangely enough, yesterday on the hard shoulder of the M40. A plain BMW and a (modern liveried) jam sandwich sandwiching a car with not a rizla gap between.  I assume they had just done a manoeuvre on said sandwiched car.

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