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by highlander
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Idiot neighbour...
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Idiot neighbour...

If he keeps doing it, go to the police. You have a right to expect people to not clamber all over your property, just as he has a right to expect *not* to get a call from the police if he *doesn't* clamber all over your property. It's your car, not his.
by highlander
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2217
Views: 129230

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I got similar MPG over the weekend when we went to Skye in the BMW. 620 miles, around 34 MPG, from a naturally-aspirated 3.0 straight-six petrol 5-series. When my aunt passed away, we went down to Bath for her funeral, and I rented a Hyundai i30 with a 1.6 petrol engine. It was quite a nice car, to ...
by highlander
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worsening driving standards
Replies: 29
Views: 1082

Re: Worsening driving standards

I know this is rich coming from a BMW driver (I have heard all of the jokes, believe me - and I actually *do* use my indicators properly, thanks very much), but for the love of all things holy, please use your god damned indicators. It's not difficult, expensive, or time-consuming to do. You're lite...
by highlander
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2217
Views: 129230

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Just a thought - maybe the display models are deliberately busted (but in a relatively cheap-n-easy-to-fix way) to deter theft?

Like all those notices you got in the DVD aisle or in Game saying "Display case only - collect the disc at the till"
by highlander
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2217
Views: 129230

Re: and today i have mostly been...

A lot of the exchanges I used to work in had (probably still have) a different sort of UPS, usually with something interesting like "Rolls Royce" written on them... Rolls-Royce generators? No wonder our phone bills are so high! Our datacentre is backed up with a fairly large diesel generator (can't...
by highlander
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2217
Views: 129230

Re: and today i have mostly been...

AEG - washing machines I discovered today at work that AEG also make uninterruptible power supply units (battery backup for server and network equipment) I discovered it today because the one that was providing backup supply for one of my company's buildings decided "Sod it" and died. The equipment...
by highlander
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 406 niggles nearly all fixed
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: 406 niggles nearly all fixed

GingerMagic wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:00 am
Just a thought....
Have you taken up the slack on the throttle cable?
I did this shortly before selling my Coupe, it made a hell of a difference. In fact, I should probably have had the throttle cable replaced with a brand new one; I suspect it would have made a bigger difference.
by highlander
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2217
Views: 129230

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I'm guessing that list contains (amongst other names) the names of everybody who has ever been evil to cats. And rightly so - the bastards. Too right they're all different. I mean, they're all cats, and all exhibit cat-like behaviour, but they definitely have their own personalities. Mum's current c...
by highlander
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worsening driving standards
Replies: 29
Views: 1082

Re: Worsening driving standards

The one that still grinds my gears is the "Oh, I'm doing 60 MPH in the left lane, and you're perfectly legally overtaking me in the right lane? I better speed up, so that you can't" crowd. Oh, and the "I, being of at least 80 years old, will drive at exactly 40 MPH down these twisty B-roads at peak ...
by highlander
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci
Replies: 45
Views: 1831

Re: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci

As per forum rules you are not allowed to buy a Ford after your 406 ownership, it must be a Volvo, you will have 14 days to correct your mistake before your continued membership goes to committee. ... I guess I'm equally screwed :D I've had the BMW over a year now. Time flies! Other than an inciden...
by highlander
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2217
Views: 129230

Re: and today i have mostly been...

... or the other one which really gets me nice and pissed off - when I'm overtaking someone who's doing 60 MPH, and they accelerate up to 70 MPH as I'm beside them. SO many people do that now it's unreal - young people, old people, professional drivers, women, men, mums with cars full of kids. We're...
by highlander
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Beast from the East
Replies: 23
Views: 1355

Re: The Beast from the East

Nowhere near as much snow in Aberdeen as was predicted, but just a couple miles further inland and things start to look a bit scary. We had a power cut yesterday morning, starting some time between 5 and 6 am, and ending just after 7am. When driving to work yesterday morning, it was initially like d...
by highlander
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many cars have you owned?
Replies: 23
Views: 1662

Re: How many cars have you owned?

Both our Clios were totally reliable. Except one time in the 1.2, where I hit a pothole on the way in to work, and the lead for the starter motor disconnected. The AA guy turned up in minutes, and had it fixed within about 10 seconds. The only other thing wrong with the 1.2 was that the plastic trim...
by highlander
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many cars have you owned?
Replies: 23
Views: 1662

Re: How many cars have you owned?

She bought me that car as a surprise, as something I could learn to drive in. At that point, I had no idea I would be taking driving lessons - it seemed like a goal that was entirely out of my reach, being that we were kinda hard up. I worked a minimum wage job for BT (via Manpower) at a callcentre,...
by highlander
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many cars have you owned?
Replies: 23
Views: 1662

Re: How many cars have you owned?

I passed in 2007 1994 Renault Clio 1.4 RN (3-door) 1996 Renault Clio 1.2 Panache (5-door) 1999 Peugeot 406 1.8 LX saloon 2002 Peugeot 406 2.2 Coupe SE 2008 BMW 525i 3.0 M-Sport So out of the above, the BMW is the only car that has spent less time legally allowed to be on the roads than I have... And...