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Re: I've forgotten how shitty the motorway is....
« Reply #45 on: 16 October 2019, 16:24:59 »

To be fair to Albs, all Mercedes of a certain age* have front fogs in the headlight units regardless of spec, the bumper ones being 'driving lamps'...

*certainly everything except the W107 SL including my Trolley  :o
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Re: I've forgotten how shitty the motorway is....
« Reply #46 on: 16 October 2019, 18:07:23 »

Fronts, only if you're lucky ;D
My supposed range topping XJ Portfolio is unlucky.  Not even an option.  Which suits me fine, as I only use them to retaliate to others with idiot lights on. And I'm more calm now, being a reformed character.
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Re: I've forgotten how shitty the motorway is....
« Reply #47 on: 16 October 2019, 18:51:04 »

I take on board your comments, but I haven't actually studied the stalk or even the front of the car to find out yet. The front of the car has a badge on it that reminds me of its country of origin, so I try to avoid looking anywhere, but out of the windscreen after I jump in and start the bloody thing.
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Re: I've forgotten how shitty the motorway is....
« Reply #48 on: 16 October 2019, 19:19:08 »

Good job it hasnt got  a Bavarian badge on the front. You would have to grow a moustache and wear brown clothes.
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Re: I've forgotten how shitty the motorway is....
« Reply #49 on: 16 October 2019, 19:28:06 »

Good job it hasnt got  a Bavarian badge on the front. You would have to grow a moustache and wear brown trousers.
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Re: I've forgotten how shitty the motorway is....
« Reply #50 on: 16 October 2019, 19:42:19 »

When I was younger, I had a maxim “ never trust anyone wearing brown”

Hmm must clear out part of my wardrobe. ;D
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Re: I've forgotten how shitty the motorway is....
« Reply #51 on: 16 October 2019, 21:57:03 »

It's ok if you didn't buy them in brown - we all get scared sometimes!  :-[ :-X

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Re: I've forgotten how shitty the motorway is....
« Reply #52 on: 16 October 2019, 22:40:23 »

Fronts, only if you're lucky ;D
My supposed range topping XJ Portfolio is unlucky.  Not even an option.  Which suits me fine, as I only use them to retaliate to others with idiot lights on. And I'm more calm now, being a reformed character.

Ditto my XE. Can't say I miss them. The main beam lights the place up like it's daylight so they tend to get the hint pretty soon,  ::) and I can't recall front fogs ever helping even in fog.

Plus that fact that, being a modern car, they'd have been tempted to make one of them light up every time you turn the steering wheel off centre, which looks pants.
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Re: I've forgotten how shitty the motorway is....
« Reply #53 on: 17 October 2019, 10:27:26 »

Well it'll definitely have at least 1 rear fog .. y'know, on account of those being mandatory since .. 1960-something?

Fronts, only if you're lucky ;D


late '70s is more likely. Which was a mistake, as they're as useless and unnecessary as front foglights.
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Re: I've forgotten how shitty the motorway is....
« Reply #54 on: 17 October 2019, 10:39:52 »

Well it'll definitely have at least 1 rear fog .. y'know, on account of those being mandatory since .. 1960-something?

Fronts, only if you're lucky ;D


late '70s is more likely. Which was a mistake, as they're as useless and unnecessary as front foglights.

Yeah, you're probably right there - don't think my 78 Allegro had fog lamps .. or a nearside mirror, for that matter ;D
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Re: I've forgotten how shitty the motorway is....
« Reply #55 on: 17 October 2019, 11:27:24 »

I looked it up (MOT manual) - "required to be fitted to the centre or offside of vehicles first used on or after 1 April 1980"
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Re: I've forgotten how shitty the motorway is....
« Reply #56 on: 17 October 2019, 11:37:57 »

I looked it up (MOT manual) - "required to be fitted to the centre or offside of vehicles first used on or after 1 April 1980"


it was probably first mooted in the sixties.


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Re: I've forgotten how shitty the motorway is....
« Reply #57 on: 17 October 2019, 11:38:25 »

I looked it up (MOT manual) - "required to be fitted to the centre or offside of vehicles first used on or after 1 April 1980"

and of course on both sides as per an Omega  :y

Though Mercedes claim the world will come to an end if they're fitted to both sides because they consider us all too stupid to differentiate 2 rear fogs lights from 2 brake/stop lights  ::)
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Re: I've forgotten how shitty the motorway is....
« Reply #58 on: 17 October 2019, 11:45:09 »

I looked it up (MOT manual) - "required to be fitted to the centre or offside of vehicles first used on or after 1 April 1980"

and of course on both sides as per an Omega  :y

Though Mercedes claim the world will come to an end if they're fitted to both sides because they consider us all too stupid to differentiate 2 rear fogs lights from 2 brake/stop lights  ::)


are they wrong?


Travelling on motorways will prove that many drivers are unable to differentiate between 3 drops of rain and fog or falling snow when visibility is less than 100metres.
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Re: I've forgotten how shitty the motorway is....
« Reply #59 on: 17 October 2019, 13:31:27 »

Hmm I thought  fog lights were designed to enable people to continue at normal speeds in fog .  Just try and keep the two red lights in sight!

Being serious for a mo, I have wondered the sense in one rear fog light. I suspect the motor manufacturers agreed it to save money.?
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