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  1. Thread: Lock down

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    A stereotype more ignorant than that it seeks to...

    A stereotype more ignorant than that it seeks to disparage.
  2. Thread: Lock down

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    I think you might be right. Shopping trips...

    I think you might be right.
    Shopping trips should just about do - but what if you are getting it delivered?
    We're kinda stuck where we are. Selling is impossible as no buyer can come near. Don't...
  3. Thread: Lock down

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    Wow! The nation's wellbeing is in jeopardy and...

    Wow!
    The nation's wellbeing is in jeopardy and all you can do is get aggressive because you can't or won't accept that your excuse for an excuse of a bike has been rejected as lame.
    Have you...
  4. Thread: Lock down

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    That's just a lame excuse and you know it....

    That's just a lame excuse and you know it.
    Diesels caught on because of tax breaks (and because they delivered what people liked, namely torque to enable a larger vehicle without excessive fuel...
  5. Thread: Lock down

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    That's my observation also. Yesterday and today...

    That's my observation also. Yesterday and today on an A road, the traffic level (particularly passenger cars) is rising. Suspect that either this lockdown is going to end soon or the police will...
  6. Thread: Lock down

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    Or you could do as I'm doing with a car here -...

    Or you could do as I'm doing with a car here - fix the problem that drains the battery.



    You won't. It's an on-the-spot- fine. Non negotiable and ramping in severity for subsequent infractions....
  7. Thread: Lock down

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    Don't be running up engines - not before a month...

    Don't be running up engines - not before a month has passed at least.
    All the acids formed during cold combustion will end up in the oil, will not get a chance to escape and you are pumping that...
  8. Thread: Towing hook

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    Agree totally with the above. The items you are...

    Agree totally with the above.
    The items you are looking for - I'd say they are worth waiting for Kane for. Anyway, with the country as it currently is I doubt that you can achieve/arrange anything...
  9. Thread: Towing hook

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    A lot has happened and not happened since then....

    A lot has happened and not happened since then. Who knows? Try again?
  10. Thread: Towing hook

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    How long ago since you contacted them? Country is...

    How long ago since you contacted them? Country is in absolute lockdown.
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    Result!!!!

    Result!!!!
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    EGR shouldn;t be an issue re MOT. EGR is for NOx...

    EGR shouldn;t be an issue re MOT. EGR is for NOx suppression and NOx isn't measured in MOT. Most likely is the EGR feed from exhaust to inlet or its valve has become choked.

    Ask the MOT tester...
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    Fair point and why Pewe should ask first, shout...

    Fair point and why Pewe should ask first, shout later!

    In my experience, what I've seen is oil temp never checked but tester asks me (I'm present during the test, in the car, raising the rpm for...
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    Re-read your emissions print-out. It clearly...

    Re-read your emissions print-out. It clearly states 'temp gauge' was used. You've been stitched up here.
    Go back and have it out with the test station. Ask then to show which temp gauge they used....
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    Looks like it is running a tad rich. Lambda...

    Looks like it is running a tad rich. Lambda values less than 1.0 indicates rich mixtures and you have high UBHC (un-burned hydro carbons).



    Given the above, and the MOT emissions print out...
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    Show us the readings and maybe. Can't discount...

    Show us the readings and maybe.

    Can't discount exhaust/Lambda as all changes have effects. Why was it recently changed though?
    Early days of the 451 saw a lot of people change exhausts and then...
  17. Thread: E10 Fuel

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    There's worse. I've just gone and bought a...

    There's worse.
    I've just gone and bought a 2500kg truck based thing built in 1999 with a 5.7l V8 running on LPG to replace my fortwo which has become too unreliable to be trusted for what I need a...
  18. Thread: E10 Fuel

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    There's two strands to car pollution. Global...

    There's two strands to car pollution. Global (which many many other activities also contribute to) and local - where diesels have been castigated as worst offender. Lots (and I do mean lots) of...
  19. Thread: E10 Fuel

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    As far as I can make out yes, more fuel for the...

    As far as I can make out yes, more fuel for the same distance - but I'm only repeating what I've read elsewhere. If it has a lower calorific value - inevitable.
    Don't know how cars that don't have...
  20. Thread: E10 Fuel

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    No and yes - I think.

    No and yes - I think.
  21. Thread: E10 Fuel

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    https://www.acea.be/publications/article/e10-petro...

    https://www.acea.be/publications/article/e10-petrol-fuel-vehicle-compatibility-list Scroll down for downloadable compatibility list.

    All petrol engine smarts are 'cleared for E10'. E10 has been...
  22. Thread: E10 Fuel

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    By what I'm reading elsewhere, a very definite...

    By what I'm reading elsewhere, a very definite yes. Ie, it's coming and we have no choice - other than use higher octane fuel which I'm led to believe will remain at 5% ethanol.
    Europe has had E10...
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    Not an option for this renter. Do you have you a...

    Not an option for this renter.
    Do you have you a two post lift - or just making space for one? I possibly know of one that may be for sale if you haven't sourced one yet.

    On the plus side with my...
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    Thanks TK. This and a slew of other work the car...

    Thanks TK.
    This and a slew of other work the car needs is deferred until I get another car on the road (soon) when I can devote some time to my frangible fortwo (something breaks/fails every time I...
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    More to it than stalk I suspect. Something is...

    More to it than stalk I suspect.
    Something is coming from the switch to illuminate the blue dash light and as my mains are wired through a relay, only relay switching current required to bring the...
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