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General Car Chat / Re: Car mileage clocking
« on: Yesterday at 19:24:54 »
That's a huge improvement, because only a few years ago it was 1 in 4 cars.

With digital dashes, all it needs is software, and this is relatively common. I think the drop in numbers is possibly due to people actually doing MOT checks (though I bet the vast majority don't).

Many people lease, and have mileage penalties.  And because these are not MOT'd, are prime candidates for a bit of "adjustment".  Whether or not these are included in the figures, who knows, because journalists are too lazy/thick to look too hard.
The fact that it's been done can't be hidden though. If you interrogate the ecu, it will show up.
So I believe  ::)
Some, not all.
That was quick!  ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: Oil consumption of old cars.
« on: Yesterday at 18:09:32 »
Had an old Mazda 626 which used loads of oil. Sold it to some dizzy woman and stressed to her that she needed to check the level regularly. Three weeks later saw it on back of transporter so asked driver what happened, "seized up mate" he replied. She hadn,t  even finished paying me for it.  ;D
Ahhhh...it was one of "those" arrangements, Ronny.  :-*

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General Discussion Area / Re: Guy Martin
« on: Yesterday at 18:06:33 »
I don't really see what he had to gain.  :-\
An offical UK License?
I'm sure he has a car license, it looks like he wanted one for trucks. A man of his means and ability would surely pass a test after lessons.

One of us is not reading the article right. He had a fake Irish license. On the basis of that, he acquired a full UK license - which he shouldn't have had at all. That's the way I read it.
This is the bit that made me think..........."Martin wanted to add to other driving categories, such as lorries, according to The Sun."

But, I guess, that could mean he was trying to add categories to a fake license, so you're probably right.

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General Car Chat / Re: Oil consumption of old cars.
« on: Yesterday at 15:50:54 »
Well they'd certainly improved by the 70's, because my BL 1100 and Princess never used a lot of oil.

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General Car Chat / Re: Self parking car in 1933
« on: Yesterday at 15:48:18 »
That's great!! :y :y

I remember being in awe of a 1930's Pilot American car that my then to be brother-in-law was working on in his garage business.  It had lifting jacks built in, so if you suffered a break-down, you flicked a lever, the car went up and you changed the wheel.  All that without having all the work getting a jack out of the boot and mucking around placing it under the car, then jacking the car up.  Used to be bloody clever those Americans!! 8) 8) :D ;)
Fixed.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Guy Martin
« on: Yesterday at 15:45:19 »
I don't really see what he had to gain.  :-\
An offical UK License?
I'm sure he has a car license, it looks like he wanted one for trucks. A man of his means and ability would surely pass a test after lessons.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Guy Martin
« on: Yesterday at 13:33:03 »
I don't really see what he had to gain.  :-\

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General Car Chat / Re: Wheel arch liners
« on: Yesterday at 06:45:33 »
If it's been beat up and battered around, you know where to take it.

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General Car Chat / Re: This has hurt me psychologically 😢
« on: 18 November 2018, 10:21:32 »
Youíve totally hit the nail there mate.

When I drive Iím constantly assessing everything. Probably to the point Iím actually on edge. But at least Iím aware of everything. It worries me how drivers lack concentration.
Just smoke a joint before each journey, Webby, it'll calm you down no end.  :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Hi
« on: 18 November 2018, 08:14:30 »
Hello Kevin, glad to see you're still going, even if only just. All of this treatment must be taking its toll, you are a soldier, mate. I guess the only thing you've really got going for you is your bloody mindedness and refusal to give in. Good on you, pal, keep the bastards on their toes.  :-*

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General Car Chat / Re: Car mileage clocking
« on: 17 November 2018, 21:26:12 »
Is Stemo correct? Can the ECU reveal the dirty deed?

From hpi:

When some cars are clocked, everything is retained within the ECU, so quizzing this will highlight the mileage having been adjusted. When buying a car itís worth seeing if a marque specialist or franchised dealer can establish if the car has been clocked; youíll probably be billed £50-£100, but if it stops you buying a car thatís been heavily clocked itíll be money well spent.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Sick of idiot parkers?
« on: 17 November 2018, 21:15:19 »
My Swiss penknife, that I always carry with me, would make short work of the cable tie. :y :y :y My own cable ties could then restrain a very p*ssed off STEMO. :P ;D
So you'd tie me up.....then what happens?  :-*

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General Discussion Area / Re: Sick of idiot parkers?
« on: 17 November 2018, 18:50:23 »
I just hate everybody else on the road, it's easier that way.

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General Discussion Area / Re: annoying drivers
« on: 17 November 2018, 15:27:40 »
I take A19 quite often in the summer, but I don't join until Jcn 48 of the A1. It's dual carriageway after that and always runs pretty quick. You've got to have your wits about you though, or you'll fly straight past the turn off for Thirsk, and end up in Middlesbrough.  :(

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General Discussion Area / Re: Brexit negotiations
« on: 17 November 2018, 13:38:07 »
Lizzie and others still mentioning the 350 million a week for the nhs, did you see my earlier post where May said the nhs will be getting 394 million.?


Cynically I could say that she should have stuck at 350 and used the balance to bung the EU 59 billion instead of 39 billion dowry or whatever it is. ;D ;D

The whole affair following the vote has been monumentally badly handled. We should have accepted the result and got a cross party agreed way forward and then gone in hard on negotiation with some innovation.  As a country we have become a snowflake.

All those talking about having another referendum havent an answer for what happens if it is 52 :48 again.
Best of five.

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