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  1. Thread: Me an my whip

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    How would it be a wind up? It's not written by an...

    How would it be a wind up? It's not written by an annoying Doric speaker.:D
  2. Thread: Me an my whip

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    http://static.rcgroups.net/forums/attachments/1/2/...

    http://static.rcgroups.net/forums/attachments/1/2/0/5/4/2/a4039905-232-mega-icon-smiley-thumbs-up.jpg?d=1306401739

    Eh?
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    ;)Ooh, touchy! Just because I dared to suggest...

    ;)Ooh, touchy! Just because I dared to suggest that your conflicting bits of advice in that thread didn't match with my own or the dealer's findings......:rolleyes:

    Admin; sarcasm award for Mr...
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    Poll: I did pour the last 300ml or so from a bottle...

    I did pour the last 300ml or so from a bottle into the tank as it was out of date and I didn't like to waste it:D, that won't have done any harm but I'm far too chicken to use greater quantities of...
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    Well done for doing that, how I wish that...

    Well done for doing that, how I wish that everyone who has these things on a car would demonstrate the same level of courtesy to other road users!
  6. Thread: Handbrake problem

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    Well it is, by taking up the adjustment at the...

    Well it is, by taking up the adjustment at the shoes, which naturally reduces parking brake lever travel as well as pedal travel since - once adjusted - neither parking brake lever nor pedal need...
  7. Thread: Handbrake problem

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    Those two statements suggest that 1) the...

    Those two statements suggest that 1) the adjusters do in fact effect the required adjustment on both service brake and parking brake and that 2) self-adjusters don't work without some assistance. All...
  8. Thread: Handbrake problem

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    Sorry to persist here and please don't take it as...

    Sorry to persist here and please don't take it as some sort of insult, which isn't what I'm about in the slightest; but adjusting the shoes did reduce its, as well as the pedal's travel, exactly as...
  9. Thread: Handbrake problem

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    I'm not disputing that the rear brakes work, but...

    I'm not disputing that the rear brakes work, but their self-adjusters don't adjust to the extent that they'll reduce the parking brake travel to a useful level or the pedal travel to reachable...
  10. Thread: Handbrake problem

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    But that's just it; the auto adjusters only work...

    But that's just it; the auto adjusters only work up to a point, if it were left to them, the parking brake would still need six clicks at the lever to hold on the drive and the pedal would be...
  11. Thread: Handbrake problem

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    This is a disadvantage of big service intervals....

    This is a disadvantage of big service intervals. I had to take mine into the dealership and ask them to adjust the shoes up at less than 5000 miles. Now I'd expect them to have bedded in by then so...
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    Full licence for 30 years next month, always been...

    Full licence for 30 years next month, always been insured in my own name, never made a claim on my own policy, postcode area one of the "safest" in the UK. (I'd only have paid 94 for the same cover...
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    PF Spare and Peter James are both worth asking,...

    PF Spare and Peter James are both worth asking, though neither was able to keep my insurance below the magic 100 this year, 103 being the best I could do for unlimited mileage, fully comp cover...
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    My old Dad used to love Tennents, does anyone...

    My old Dad used to love Tennents, does anyone else remember the innocent pictures of lovely young women that they put on the cans?
    Council house tennents must be the 9% stuff?
  15. Thread: Bikers...

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    Standard rings available from THESE.:cool:...

    Standard rings available from THESE.:cool:
  16. Thread: Wanted smart car

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    Awww, isn't that sweet. The first Smart I ever...

    Awww, isn't that sweet. The first Smart I ever drove was a LHD, after a few minutes I became used to it and it really isn't a problem. I didn't buy that car but often thought that maybe I should...
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    Thanks for posting your CDi-related info. This,...

    Thanks for posting your CDi-related info. This, and so much else that Tolsen and other CDi aficionados say on here will be stored in what passes for my brain and might prove useful when my own car is...
  18. Thread: Driving lessons.

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    Couldn't give a flyer about the badge, but having...

    Couldn't give a flyer about the badge, but having seen the rubbish materials that go into the build, then no matter how well manipulated the warranty claim stats might be, it's that appaling...
  19. Thread: Driving lessons.

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    I visit one of my students at her placement which...

    I visit one of my students at her placement which is a Hyundai dealership whose workshops are shared between themselves, Perodua and Kia. Prior to moving, she'd been placed at a Toyota dealership but...
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    My 5 month old CDi has one touch operation in...

    My 5 month old CDi has one touch operation in both directions on the offside window but the nearside one needs the button held to raise the window, though it will go down with a single touch.
    I too...
  21. Thread: Driving lessons.

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    Sadly these and other Hyundais (as well as...

    Sadly these and other Hyundais (as well as Chevrolets and Kias using the same engines) are far from bulletproof. Main source of trouble with those is that the crank pulley isn't keyed, so after a...
  22. Thread: MOT changes 2012

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    Can this be enforced retrospectively I wonder?...

    Can this be enforced retrospectively I wonder? OK, so like the requirement for windscreen washers on cars with fixed screens, it could happen but as things stand, the only instrument that a car is...
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    Sometimes no, but then.... Two words: Dogleg...

    Sometimes no, but then....

    Two words: Dogleg first....

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/40/Manual_Dogleg.svg/125px-Manual_Dogleg.svg.png;)
  24. Thread: winter tyres/rims

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    And with that, hundreds of people nash to their...

    And with that, hundreds of people nash to their local independent tyre specialist to order winter tyres.:D
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    To paraphrase the marketroid slogan of a certain,...

    To paraphrase the marketroid slogan of a certain, Japanese builder of adequate motor vehicles, the car in front is a 1972 Triumph Dolomite Automatic (the one with the Ricardo/Saab/BL OHC 45 degree...
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