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 on: Today at 19:36:29 
Started by Shackeng - Last post by Doctor Gollum
.... and anyone who passed their test after '97 requires a separate test to drive over 3.5t or tow a proper (+750kg) trailer.

 ......

Though digressing ..... that's not right  ::)
You can indeed tow a small trailer without a +E licence...

https://www.gov.uk/towing-with-car

 :P

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 on: Today at 19:36:25 
Started by Darth Loo-knee - Last post by Nick W
Made a start on the Metro welding before the rain started.
So I packed up, had some lunch and headed out to Hoo for the day's quarter peals

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 on: Today at 19:33:54 
Started by Shackeng - Last post by Doctor Gollum
Alternative is to inform your insurers and have them trace the TP...

I refer the honorable gentleman to my first post. :y
You're legally and contractually obliged to tell them whether you want to or not ::)

You're prepared to bend this point yet unwilling to flex slightly in order to simply confirm that TP is even insured...

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 on: Today at 19:21:59 
Started by Darth Loo-knee - Last post by YZ250
Adjusted the hand brake at the hubs so both sides are equal now. MOT coming up very soon so even though it was pissing down I had to do it. Thought about fitting the poly doughnuts that I bought in a recent  ::) group buy but it's too wet out now so they'll have to wait a bit longer.  :)

Blimey, that was a few years ago! :o :y

 ;D

I couldn't believe just how much time had gone by.  :o   TB had his Kawasaki and his original garage back then when I collected them. His old garage has orbited the moon quicker than I can get around to fitting some doughnuts.  ;D  How time flies by.  :D

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 on: Today at 19:00:01 
Started by Darth Loo-knee - Last post by Shackeng
Adjusted the hand brake at the hubs so both sides are equal now. MOT coming up very soon so even though it was pissing down I had to do it. Thought about fitting the poly doughnuts that I bought in a recent  ::) group buy but it's too wet out now so they'll have to wait a bit longer.  :)

Blimey, that was a few years ago! :o :y

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 on: Today at 18:58:28 
Started by Shackeng - Last post by Shackeng
Alternative is to inform your insurers and have them trace the TP...

I refer the honorable gentleman to my first post. :y

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 on: Today at 18:57:26 
Started by terry paget - Last post by Nick W
As jump-starting is a fact of life with cars of whatever vintage, surely the designers of modern car electronics should have incorporated a simple over-voltage protection to their sensitive circuitry? It IS easyto do!

Ron.


you've forgotten that German engineers don't expect their products to break down, so such measures are unnecessary.


There are worse problems though: Mercedes are particularly good at them. Many of the bigger cars won't shift out of park unless the engine is running. So how are you supposed to move it if it  won't start? The FWD ones have a different issue, in that they automatically move back into park after a few seconds. Winching one onto a truck is a tedious business.

Have a look around the shift, theres probably a small flappy bit of plastic which you can poke a screwdriver down and move a plastic lock lever, that then enables you move the auto shift out of park. There was on my c220  :y

That doesn't apply to the ones with electronic shift levers on the steering column. Certain BMWs are the same. The original X5 had a manual release(the toolkit had a plastic thing supplied by Ann Summers to do this) which was deleted on later models.

JLR get electronic shifters and handbrakes right; they DO have a manual release. the

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 on: Today at 18:54:23 
Started by Shackeng - Last post by Andy B
.... and anyone who passed their test after '97 requires a separate test to drive over 3.5t or tow a proper (+750kg) trailer.

 ......

Though digressing ..... that's not right  ::)

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 on: Today at 18:50:32 
Started by terry paget - Last post by Andy B
As jump-starting is a fact of life with cars of whatever vintage, surely the designers of modern car electronics should have incorporated a simple over-voltage protection to their sensitive circuitry? It IS easyto do!

Ron.


you've forgotten that German engineers don't expect their products to break down, so such measures are unnecessary.


There are worse problems though: Mercedes are particularly good at them. Many of the bigger cars won't shift out of park unless the engine is running. So how are you supposed to move it if it  won't start? The FWD ones have a different issue, in that they automatically move back into park after a few seconds. Winching one onto a truck is a tedious business.

Have a look around the shift, theres probably a small flappy bit of plastic which you can poke a screwdriver down and move a plastic lock lever, that then enables you move the auto shift out of park. There was on my c220  :y

But more & more models have an electrically operated column change .... like mine. I believe free wheeling hubs are available for these cars  :-\

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 on: Today at 18:46:29 
Started by tunnie - Last post by Sir Tigger QC
This is a good thing as we need to stop using cheap single use plastics that end up contaminating our oceans.  :y
Whilst I most certainly am not disagreeing with you, I'd rather see a law whereby the arseholes who are too bone idle to properly dispose of rubbish are shot with no further discussion.

We really, really, really do need to get away from this opps you jack attitude that plaques this country.

Sadly our politicians are far too spineless for your kind of justice, so a tax will have to do I guess.  :-\  ::)

But you are right, you go to a McDonalds or KFC and see all the rubbish strewn about in the car park by shitheads who use the drive through, eat their shit in the car and chuck the packaging out the window!  >:(

They should have a sniper in a tower with an RPG and everytime he sees a wrapper go out a window, he can execute instant justice!  :y

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