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 on: Today at 19:07:14 
Started by Darth Loo-knee - Last post by dave the builder
Your BMW probably reported back to BMW HQ that you fitted a non genuine BMW battery and they sent your car a virus to make you go to a dealer for repairs  :P
 ;D

 ;D Probably .. although it's not new enough to have telematics (or .. actually, it might be, there's an "SOS" button). At least I bought a Bosch battery, can't it just be happy that the volts are Teutonic!?

If it's newer than 06 it may need the battery details added to ECU,X5's do and Bmw battery  come with a code :-X
:o
"many a true word ,spoken in jest"  then  ::)

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 on: Today at 19:05:13 
Started by ronnyd - Last post by dave the builder
If you are going to "ban" a group of drivers who cause most accidents ... which group should it be .....  ?

In November 2018, there were 5.3 million over-70s with full driving licences in Britain, according to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.


There were 11,245 people involved in road traffic accidents where the driver was in that age group - a rate of two per 1,000 licence holders.

For Britain's 2.8 million drivers aged 17 to 24, the rate was more than four times as high, at nine per 1,000.

The DVLA did not provide figures on whether this simply reflected that the older age group were on the road less than the younger age group. However, a separate study from the National Travel Survey suggests that over-70 drive an average of 1,000 miles a year more than under-20s.[/i]

probably not the elderly ???  :)  :)

With an aging population the over 70's group will probably double in the next decade, so taking 10 million drivers off the road at the stroke of a pen would make our roads much safer, cut emissions and congestion, giving the youngster more room to tear about safely!  :y

It's a bit rough on Uncle STEMO and Lord Opti though, but they'd soon get used to getting the bus.  :)
Uncle STEMO wont be able to transport all the stolen goods by bus  :-\
Lord Opti would probably be better to hire a coach ,for all his bitches "lady friends" :-\

busses smash wing mirrors off and it takes several phone calls and emails before they agree to settle  >:(

can't we just send the old people to the Bognor regis concentration camps like we used to  :-\

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 on: Today at 19:03:03 
Started by Darth Loo-knee - Last post by henryd
Your BMW probably reported back to BMW HQ that you fitted a non genuine BMW battery and they sent your car a virus to make you go to a dealer for repairs  :P
 ;D

 ;D Probably .. although it's not new enough to have telematics (or .. actually, it might be, there's an "SOS" button). At least I bought a Bosch battery, can't it just be happy that the volts are Teutonic!?

If it's newer than 06 it may need the battery details added to ECU,X5's do and Bmw battery  come with a code :-X

 4 
 on: Today at 19:00:03 
Started by BazaJT - Last post by Sir Tigger QC
What a basteward.  :(

Seems that going for a full refund from the Car Supermarket is the way to go, but also look at restitution from the finance company as depending on what type of finance agreement she has, there may be protection of some kind under the Consumer Credit Act.  :-\

Ultimately the finance company bought the car, so she may be able to throw the car back and get the finance agreement cancelled and refunded her deposit and payments so far.  :y

She would probably benefit from professional legal advice.  ;)

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 on: Today at 18:54:38 
Started by BazaJT - Last post by dave the builder
sorry to hear that , expected as much though
To be honest Mr Baza , the car sounds like a lemon  :(
the lemon has been passed about ,but no one wants to work on it (too complicated for the parts fitters and tyre monkeys at Vauxhall or Halfrauds )
I would use ,and quote the information you have been given by the "experts"  ;D at Halfrauds
who said " that the engine had been apart at least once before now" and "the engine is totaled"
go back to the car supermarket or seller and demand a full refund plus reasonable costs ,with the threat of legal action ,if it is not settled promptly

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 on: Today at 18:45:30 
Started by ronnyd - Last post by Sir Tigger QC
If you are going to "ban" a group of drivers who cause most accidents ... which group should it be .....  ?

In November 2018, there were 5.3 million over-70s with full driving licences in Britain, according to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.


There were 11,245 people involved in road traffic accidents where the driver was in that age group - a rate of two per 1,000 licence holders.

For Britain's 2.8 million drivers aged 17 to 24, the rate was more than four times as high, at nine per 1,000.

The DVLA did not provide figures on whether this simply reflected that the older age group were on the road less than the younger age group. However, a separate study from the National Travel Survey suggests that over-70 drive an average of 1,000 miles a year more than under-20s.[/i]

probably not the elderly ???  :)  :)

With an aging population the over 70's group will probably double in the next decade, so taking 10 million drivers off the road at the stroke of a pen would make our roads much safer, cut emissions and congestion, giving the youngster more room to tear about safely!  :y

It's a bit rough on Uncle STEMO and Lord Opti though, but they'd soon get used to getting the bus.  :)

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 on: Today at 18:31:56 
Started by ronnyd - Last post by TheBoy
Range Rovers certainly feel like you only have to go round a corner at above walking pace to put them on their side. Are we sure there was a second vehicle involved? ;D
Having driven a few Range Rovers (did I mention, I really fancy one), I can confirm the powerful ones exhibit chronic understeer when driven properly, rather than dangerous body roll :D

Yes indeed. Back in the 1970's my police friend lost two of his colleagues in Hampshire when their's over turned :'(
So a RR classic then.  The suspension mounting probably rusted away.

That is why the most common police tactical pursuit large vehicle is the BMW X5, with the BMW 530d also in those traffic divisions. The former is fast and very stable , unlike the RR.

I assume that the Royal Family have to stick to the "British" Range Rover, but no doubt, the way things are going they will have to opt for their natural German choice of BMW X5's as well  ;D ;)
LZ - you clearly haven't tried driving an X5 quickly.  Bro's 4.8 V8 petrol effort is reasonably rapid in a straight line (on the rare occasions the gearbox provides drive), but is definitely no better around corners than a similar age RR (ie, L322).

I would suspect the police choose on costs for a given vehicle type.  In fact, I know for a fact that TVP do...  ...much to annoyance of a contact I have there.

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 on: Today at 18:29:56 
Started by BazaJT - Last post by BazaJT
Step daughters Meriva finished up at a local Halfords Autocentre[only garage locally who have an account with the warranty company-even though Vx dealer said they had but didn't]they've been in touch with her today to say the engine is totalled and for them to fit a recon engine would come to 2,000+ of which the warranty company would pay 500.She's now going to get in touch with the sales place she got it from,so whether that proves fruitful or not remains to be seen.Halfords also reported to her that the engine had been apart at least once before now.She's not a happy bunny ::)

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 on: Today at 18:25:33 
Started by olm - Last post by amba
I unfortunately drive around with a boot full of work stuff,which for practical reasons cannot sit on the back seat or floor and being rather heavy is best in the boot.
Only time it gets all taken out is for holidays when boot gets filled back up with suitcases/etc etc,so my boot is essential and gets a very hard life :o

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 on: Today at 18:22:27 
Started by Darth Loo-knee - Last post by dave the builder
Went to Halfrauds to get OAT concentrate antifreeze (the pink girly stuff)
"we don't stock it, can get some for tuesday "  :(
so, following TB's example , I walked  :o (even though there's 2 cars outside) to the local independent parts factors ,got 5 ltrs for less than 12 quid  :y
part drained Mrs Builders coolant and added the concentrate to ensure it was strong enough for the impending predicted zero kelvin ice-age  :y

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