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Messages - Field Marshal Dr. Opti

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General Car Chat / Re: LPG resurgence?
« on: Today at 14:40:14 »
Let me see. It's proven technology and the infrastructure already exists. Nope. Won't get any political support at all.

Let's continue to pretend that tractors with DPFs actually work, and that the grid has the spare capacity to charge a significant number of EVs. ::)

Alice in Wonderland is a great read. :)

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General Car Chat / Re: LPG resurgence?
« on: Today at 14:38:28 »
True! Although I think part of the narrowing of the gap is due to the way the govít applies duty, ie Xp per litre. But yes the duty has ramped up!!

Thatís completely it. The duty differential is being reduced by the government so before long it wonít be as viable, IMO.

Iím not even sure I will convert another car to be honest.  :-\

Well....governments of all colours are fond of taxing things we don't buy or use at a low rate.

Then things become more popular and.............. :-\

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The 435d is a monster. A colleague had one, would comfortably show my M140i a clean pair of heels  :o

I'm surprised your M140i was reliable enough for long enough to find out. ;)

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It just doesn't add up. :-\

If I had to guess, I would say itís company car rules. A number of schemes (including our exec scheme) cap the CO2 that a car can produce and still be allowed in the scheme. So drivers likely face the choice of the Panamera or (say) a 2.0T Mondeo petrol as both produce similar CO2.

Interesting point, Jimmy.
 
However, I'm surprised people could be offered a Panamera of any description as a company car.

You must move in refined and affluent society. :)

A prol such as myself can only dream of  being so fortunate. :'(

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Diesel? Dull?

https://www.carwow.co.uk/best/fastest-diesel-cars

I get why some people with little or no interest in cars go diesel. The main interest (usually the only interest such people have) is "how many miles will my car travel on one gallon of fuel"

To such people cars are 'white goods with wheels'. Functional, practical, worthy but dull. A means of getting from A to B. :-\

What I  don't get is why anyone of sane mind would buy a 'performance diesel'

Why would a man spend £100,000+ on a Porsche Panamera  but then say to himself...... I'm happy to own a £100,0000 car that sounds like a cement mixer and has a redline of 4500 RPM provided as my car does 30 MPG instead of 20 MPG, and saves me a few hundred quid on road tax.

It just doesn't add up. :-\


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Many years ago we had a mutt that would re-eat it's own crap. I suppose it was trying to be 'green' and recycle it's own waste. :)

and then lick your face? :(


Never.....a disgusting habit which I believe STM0 enjoys. :-\

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General Car Chat / Re: According to Autocar magazine.....
« on: Yesterday at 21:06:54 »
Even by diesel living standards, that is a very dull fact.  :y

Diesel, dull?

How is that possible with an engine that revs to  4000 RPM and sounds like a Leyland bus.. ::) ::) :)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Wish I was a dog whisperer
« on: Yesterday at 19:41:17 »
Many years ago we had a mutt that would re-eat it's own crap. I suppose it was trying to be 'green' and recycle it's own waste. :)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Wish I was a dog whisperer
« on: Yesterday at 19:38:41 »
Isn't dealing with shit and piss part and parcel of dog ownership?  ::)  :P

A well trained dog should be able to clean up it's own shit...... :)



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General Car Chat / According to Autocar magazine.....
« on: Yesterday at 17:47:22 »
...........the Peugeot 605 2.2 HDI became the first diesel car to come with a DPF as standard in the year 2000. It would be another nine years before the 'technology' became mandatory on all derv cars.

Just thought the 'lorry fuel enthusiasts' amongst you would like to know. :)


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General Car Chat / Re: 20,000 Road Trip....
« on: Yesterday at 13:42:17 »
I'd love a TVR.

I mean, what's the worst that can happen? :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Man flu.
« on: Yesterday at 10:56:59 »
Yes: I'm sure Denis Potter was bonkers, but he wrote some great dramas.
I loved "Black Eyes" too, but I don't expect you did - n ot for the same reasons, anyway!  :D

Ron.

No, haven't heard of that one Ron.

My other favourite Dennis Potter is the original TV series Pennies from Heaven that launched the career of Bob Hoskins. Superb!! :-* :-* 8) 8)

It was " On the move" Lizzie. :-* :-* :-*

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General Discussion Area / Re: Man flu.
« on: Yesterday at 10:55:29 »
Yes: I'm sure Denis Potter was bonkers, but he wrote some great dramas.
I loved "Black Eyes" too, but I don't expect you did - n ot for the same reasons, anyway!  :D

Ron.

No, haven't heard of that one Ron.

My other favourite Dennis Potter is the original TV series Pennies from Heaven that launched the career of Bob Hoskins.  Superb!! :-* :-* 8) 8)

Black Eyes..... Gina Bellman was outstanding on a couple of points if I recall correctly. :)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Builders Quotes
« on: Yesterday at 10:38:09 »
Second quote came in this morning.  £7400, which is better but still alot more than I envisaged.  :-\

Ironically, I'd have more confidence in this guy than the first guy who wanted £2400 more for the same job.  ::)

Have you considered the builders Bodgit and Scarper?

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General Discussion Area / Re: Man flu.
« on: 16 February 2018, 19:35:46 »
When I had it, all I got from here was "Man Up wetpants"
Yeah...well....that's cause you told us you had it. No complaints from me on here, even though I nearly passed away......twice.

Bunch of nancy boys in Brackley. :)


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