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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 11 October 2021, 08:46:41 »
Stone

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General Car Chat / Re: Stainless steel system for the RRS
« on: 06 October 2021, 00:03:54 »
I can personally recommend JP Exhausts of Congleton, Cheshire (previously in Macclesfield)
I had an exhaust for a classic Triumph made by them in the early 1990's which is still on the car today with no issues. Good fit and a nice sound near to the original note. It was made in pure stainless (304 grade), rather than a mixture of stainless and mild steel (409 grade). 409 does corrode although slower than a mild steel system.
I cannot comment on their workmanship today, but other classic owners have had good results with their systems.

https://www.jpexhausts.co.uk/

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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 30 September 2021, 14:32:58 »
Lyrics

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General Car Chat / Re: small coming together of wing mirrors
« on: 29 September 2021, 06:49:03 »
I understand that if you have reasonable cause for requiring details of ownership of another vehicle, then you can apply to the DVLA for keeper details.

https://www.gov.uk/request-information-from-dvla

Only you can say whether you feel it is worth pursuing ie your speed relative to the other vehicle, the relevant positions of both your vehicles on the road when the impact took place, and whether the dash cam clearly shows the other vehicle at fault.
How amenable the other driver is to coughing up for your mirror casing is another matter which needs to considered, along with where the other vehicle is registered. Is it something that could be resolved by letter if not local to you?
All in all, unless local to you, and with concrete evidence on your dash cam, I would say it is something you are going to have to grin and bear. Its going to probably cost you more in faffing about than the monetary value of a new mirror casing / painting / fitting.

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General Car Chat / Re: More Insurance Nonsense
« on: 28 September 2021, 12:55:00 »
James' incident is a Due Care (S3 RTA) on behalf of the other party - the 'blonde' driver,  and is a FTS - as he described the circumstances.

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General Car Chat / Re: More Insurance Nonsense
« on: 28 September 2021, 12:22:11 »
Just to clarify - an offence of Careless Driving is one of the offences that requires an NIP. However, if the offence of Careless Driving is as a result of an RTA, then there is no requirement for the NIP (either verbally or by letter), unless there is any suggestion that the offending driver may have been unaware - as outlined in my previous post.

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General Car Chat / Re: More Insurance Nonsense
« on: 28 September 2021, 12:03:17 »
I'm also surprised you got anywhere with the police. Basically, unless you get the police involved quickly, and they get a NIP served within 2 weeks she could have just told the police to 'eff-off' and there wouldn't have been anything they could have done about it.

Legally, NIPs aren't required to be sent (or verbally given) for accidents, unless there is evidence to suggest that the offending driver would have had no knowledge of the accident or had been totally unaware that the accident had occurred. The circumstances would indicate whether the offending driver would / should have been aware of their involvement, and in this particular case, it would be hard to deny involvement.
'Owing to the presence of a motor vehicle on a road, an accident occurs resulting in damage to any other vehicle' means that the offending vehicle does not need to be physical in contact with the third party for the accident to have occurred, so good practise would be to issue an NIP (written or given verbally dependant on circumstances) but not necessarily required by the letter of the law perhaps due to time restraints i.e if the offending driver isn't known at the time.
Just saying.....

Care to quote the case law or primary legislation to support that assertion?

It's been like that regarding NIP's 'since Adam were a lad'....

https://roadtraffic.com/offence/nip/

NIPs aren't required in the case of accidents - basically because drivers generally 'know' they have been involved in an accident. In the case of a FTS RTA, you have to show that the offending driver 'knew' he had been involved in an RTA to absolve the issue of an NIP. One common example would be a minor RTA involving an HGV - the HGV driver sometimes may not aware that he had been in contact with a vehicle and therefore not stopped. In that case an NIP would be prudent, unless the evidence was such to undeniably suggest the driver was aware. But in the case of any doubt , a NIP would always be the 'belts and braces' approach.

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General Car Chat / Re: More Insurance Nonsense
« on: 28 September 2021, 09:49:26 »
I'm also surprised you got anywhere with the police. Basically, unless you get the police involved quickly, and they get a NIP served within 2 weeks she could have just told the police to 'eff-off' and there wouldn't have been anything they could have done about it.

Legally, NIPs aren't required to be sent (or verbally given) for accidents, unless there is evidence to suggest that the offending driver would have had no knowledge of the accident or had been totally unaware that the accident had occurred. The circumstances would indicate whether the offending driver would / should have been aware of their involvement, and in this particular case, it would be hard to deny involvement.
'Owing to the presence of a motor vehicle on a road, an accident occurs resulting in damage to any other vehicle' means that the offending vehicle does not need to be physical in contact with the third party for the accident to have occurred, so good practise would be to issue an NIP (written or given verbally dependant on circumstances) but not necessarily required by the letter of the law perhaps due to time restraints i.e if the offending driver isn't known at the time.
Just saying.....

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General Car Chat / Re: 40 years old today
« on: 24 September 2021, 15:32:37 »
Had a succession of Mk2 and then Mk3 Cavaliers before getting my first Omega. Loved the Mk2 SRi 130, and then the Mk3 SRI (in 130bhp form before they moved to the lesser powered 115 bhp version). Did many an enjoyable mile in a Cavalier....

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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 24 September 2021, 11:50:18 »
Creation

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General Car Chat / Re: £533 worse off.
« on: 23 September 2021, 11:20:43 »
4x Pirelli Cinturato P7 225/45/17........£298
New front discs and pads...................£200
MOT................................................£35

But at least this example of classic British engineering at it's best remains on the road. 8) :o

PS....All four tyres failed on splitting rather than lack of tread. :-\
Surely £533 is more than the sigmund is worth  :-\

Not with used car prices where they currently are.

On Autotrader some are  going for £2000+

My car is the sexy rare and desirable 2.8V6 turbo, so I can name my price for this future classic. :) ::) ::) ::) :P
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The farmer who owns the field where I store our caravan has just traded his Range Rover in and got £2,000 more than he paid for it two years ago.

All well and good, but the price for the replacement is likely to have increased proportionately, so really I doubt he will have really benefitted financially from the deal.

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General Car Chat / Re: Advice needed ref astra 1.6 diesel
« on: 23 September 2021, 09:32:51 »
My sons 2010 Audi A3 (2.0 TDi 140) had the emmissions related modification done at Audi a few years ago, and both of us noticed no difference at all in its performance afterwards. Plus, he got an 'exotic' cleaning kit thrown in  :D. This was when they were offering sweetners in the aftermath of the VW emmissions scandal. I believe they were removing the 'cheat' software, but whether involved any actual changes that would potentially affect performance, I'm not sure. He still has it today, and it still runs as well as it always did.

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General Car Chat / Re: £533 worse off.
« on: 23 September 2021, 09:11:07 »
Every single Goodyear Eagle that I've owned has split all the way around through the tread band long before the tyre tread depth wears out. I've even posted the photos on here.  It's the very reason that I went back to Michelin. It happened on both Assy 2 and 3. I was happy with the Michelin PS 4S on the Omega so I swapped out the factory fit Bridgestone Pretenders on the Audi's 20" wheels and it transformed it.

Yep....exactly my tyre, and exactly what they failed on. :-\

I also had a set of these Goodyears on my Omega which did exactly the same - splitting in the tread grooves way before the tread itself was down. I also had a set of Dunlops on the same car, and they also did the same, which, according to a tyre fitter I know, is also a common failing of Dunlops too. I have stuck with Michelins ever since. The last set of PS4's I bought for the Omega (235 45 17 97Y's) last year were £422 fitted at ATS, which was a similar and in some cases a cheaper figure than other possibly less 'regarded' makes.
ATS are 'agents' for Michelin so it is worth checking when they have special Michelin discounts on, which in my case saved me approximately £120 compared with quotes for the same tyre at other places.

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Omega General Help / Re: PFL and FL V6 exhausts?
« on: 20 September 2021, 19:17:28 »
The difference in length isn't really noticeable.


The only thing a performance mid section back will do is sound louder. Which spoils one of the car's better attributes.

 Not to mention the fact that itís rusting, which I find odd for a stainless steel system

There are different grades of stainless in exhaust systems - 304 and 409.
304 is pure stainless and will not rust
409 has some steel content for flexibilty, but will rust albeit slower than a mild steel system.
Most silencers, especially back boxes on stainless systems are 304 and polished for appearances.
I have had a complete 304 stainless sytem on a 1967 Triumph 2000 for about 25 years with no rust showing on it at all. The hanger brackets and clamps are also 304 as these are the parts that severely rust if mild steel.
I also have a 304 stainless system on one of my Omegas from the cats back. A nice sound, maybe slightly drony at speed, probably more noticeable being an estate. It was on the car when I bought it over 10 years ago, and has no rust on it whatsoever.

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Drivers door mirror issue?
« on: 19 September 2021, 21:41:21 »
The whole switch with the window buttons has to be removed in one piece. It is easier if the door card is unclipped so that the connector plug (which is the locking type) can be accessed properly to release it from the switch.
I have tried to release the four tabs to lift the switch out whilst the door card is in situ, but usually the switch comes apart, and there isn't much wriggle room for the connector to be released, so I find it easier to loosen the door card for the time it takes.

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