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General Car Chat / Re: Foot pump
« on: 12 January 2019, 22:30:25 »
My Smarts have nowhere to put one

And my Merc has a soft/stretchy walled spare that lives in a space that would not take a full sized wheel. (something like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQuJZSRC4WQ)


If you ever need to fit it, get it out of the boot and start inflating it before you do anything else. It takes AGES!

Fortunately I've never had need to try it  :-X .....





touches wood  ;) ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: Foot pump
« on: 12 January 2019, 17:44:09 »
..... This is clearly the fault of the tyre, not the cretin who drove on a puntured tyre for 700miles.

The wife of a lad at work drove home and said .... 'there's something not quite with my car'
He went outside to look. The tyre had been completely worn away along with a good chunk of the ally rim!!!  :o :o :o

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General Car Chat / Re: Foot pump
« on: 12 January 2019, 17:40:37 »
.... ...

And last week I spent an eye watering amount removing all the tyres, cleaning the rims and refitting/refilling with nitrogen!  :(  :-\

I very recently replaced 2 tyres on my R Class ..... 400 kerching!  :'(

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General Car Chat / Re: Foot pump
« on: 12 January 2019, 17:30:20 »
...., where I had 2 sudden blowouts which wrecked the tyres.  ::)

But sudden blow outs are normally caused because there's already a nail/etc in the tyre ..... so not so sudden  ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: Foot pump
« on: 12 January 2019, 17:28:50 »
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I would buy a real spare wheel if a car didn't have a real spare
(never owned a car that did not have room for a full size spare  :y )

My Smarts have nowhere to put one
And my Merc has a soft/stretchy walled spare that lives in a space that would not take a full sized wheel. (something like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQuJZSRC4WQ)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Wingeing, pathetic git.
« on: 11 January 2019, 22:30:15 »
I thought he was British when he lost but Jockanese when he won  ::) ::) ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: Mercedes W208 Clk wiring Q...
« on: 11 January 2019, 13:18:01 »
.... no mention anywhere else on the forum to the actual work involved ;D

Of course not as they all use their local indie  ;D ;D

last time I went to a local indie they gave me a quote of 2500 for a new turbo & actuator  .....I thought I'd give that a miss on a 10 yr old car. 200 on a recon'd actuator did the trick (though I have to admit the car's starting to have the same problem again  :( )

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General Discussion Area / Re: Well I never!!
« on: 11 January 2019, 13:14:41 »
After just about getting my head around rugby at school, as an apprentice I was thrown the ball & held onto it .... like I'd done at school ... but was then screamed at for not getting rid of the bloody thing. HTF was I to know there were two versions of rugby?  :-\ :-\

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General Car Chat / Re: Mercedes W208 Clk wiring Q...
« on: 11 January 2019, 12:39:14 »
This forum http://forums.mercedesclub.org.uk/index.php isn't bad if you ignore the default answer of .... 'get the codes read on STAR'  ::) ::)

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Omega General Help / Re: Astra H SRi 2.0 Turbo brakes on Omega?
« on: 10 January 2019, 23:48:55 »
..... Basically the thing that has always disappointed me in the 'mega is the brakes.  ....

I always found an Omega's brakes to be pretty good .... managed to haul 1750kg to a halt  ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: What goes around comes around!
« on: 08 January 2019, 21:04:56 »
... ...... the chances of not dying and being seriously injured being only one of the possible outcomes.. :(

but looking at the damage to tree suggests he was going fast enough to achieve his intended out come

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/5032/production/_105103502_kittree.jpg

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General Discussion Area / Re: A question for lorryists
« on: 08 January 2019, 21:00:54 »

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General Discussion Area / Re: What goes around comes around!
« on: 08 January 2019, 17:23:49 »
...

I wonder if it really was an "accident" ......

 :-X :-X

That's what we both thought.

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 :-X :-X :-X :-X

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General Discussion Area / Re: Rip off
« on: 03 January 2019, 14:23:28 »
Our 9 yr old Mutt's insurance all but doubled from the previous year to nearly 80 a month after the insurers paid out 3k for a cruciate ligament op. so we stopped insuring her. Needless to say that the other back leg went a couple of months ago. My wallet is now 2600 lighter ....  :(

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