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Re: and today i have mostly been...

Post by highlander » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:58 pm

... 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 not actually racing, y'know. I'm only overtaking you because you were driving too slowly. So why not just wait til I'm past you, and have safely pulled in front of you at a good distance, and THEN speed up to match the speed I'm now going at?

It's bad enough that happening on dual carriageways and motorways, but the muppets do it on single-carriageway roads too... :evil:
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Post by caprixpack » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:10 pm

That annoys me more than anything or when they speed up so you pull back in behind them and then they slow back down :roll:
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Post by Welly » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:44 am

highlander wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:58 pm
overtaking someone who's doing 60 MPH, and they accelerate up to 70 MPH as I'm beside them
Directly proportional to the age of car you're driving I think. Mr PCP Audi does not taketh kindly to a 13 year old Volvo breezing past. "Old" cars belong in the slow lane where they can chug along and break down every 40 minutes and "cost a fortune" in repairs :roll:
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Post by Doggy » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:01 pm

I've got an App for that. :wink:
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Post by steve_earwig » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:24 pm

Roofrack-mounted RPG? :supafrisk:
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Post by Welly » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:19 pm

Doggy wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:01 pm
I've got an App for that. :wink:
Do tell :?
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Post by PhillipM » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:38 pm

highlander wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:58 pm
... 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 not actually racing, y'know. I'm only overtaking you because you were driving too slowly. So why not just wait til I'm past you, and have safely pulled in front of you at a good distance, and THEN speed up to match the speed I'm now going at?

It's bad enough that happening on dual carriageways and motorways, but the muppets do it on single-carriageway roads too... :evil:
The vast majority of idiots on the road seem to do it, they're a nightmare, 's one reason I like the V6, you still blow past them :supafrisk: :lol:

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Re: and today i have mostly been...

Post by Doggy » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:51 pm

Welly wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:19 pm
Doggy wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:01 pm
I've got an App for that. :wink:
Do tell :?
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Post by Welly » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:16 am

Ah gotcha, squeeze gas pedal...bye bye 8)

Large Van overtook me this morning [1] and cut STRAIGHT BACK in front of me showering my freshly washed motor in grit and shyte, thanks for that. In fact next time someone does that I'm gonna do it back to them :frown:


[1] I was driving during the engine warm-up stage only 4 minutes from home, 60mph on a dual carriageway, actually f*cking Van shouldn't be doing more than that anyway :frown: he should be sent to prison with no food.
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Re: and today i have mostly been...

Post by steve_earwig » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:58 am

Welly wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:16 am
In fact next time someone does that I'm gonna do it back to them :frown:
You'll be turning into Dennis Wearer next :evil: Don't let the idiots goad you into playing their game.
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Re: and today i have mostly been...

Post by caprixpack » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:32 am

Watching a Daimler burn outside Morrisons petrol station :cry: while I was getting some antifreeze from Halfords.
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Post by steve_earwig » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:13 pm

Break out the marshmallows!

This morning I've been working outside just wearing a t-shirt! In just a week it's gone from -12 to +15 :shock: What have I been doing? Why, I've been sawing up firewood because the forecast for next week is -6 and snow. Arse :(

Next job: Clean out the boiler :roll:
Talking bollocks sin©e 2007

2004 D9 2.0 HDi 110 Estate lhd VF38ERHZF81657352 - sold but being very well looked after.
1991 Yamaha TDM850 - fuel leaks galore!
2008 Toyota Recall4 2.0 VVTI ATM LHD JTMBH31V90D007261 - flimsy piece of crap.
1953 Matchless G3LS - Can somebody stand by with an extinguisher?

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Re: and today i have mostly been...

Post by steve_earwig » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:38 pm

Registered letter...Toyota...airbag....recall...contact local franchise....appointment :roll:

I knew it was coming but I thought, with the demise of Takata, it would be a very long time coming. This will be RAVII's 3rd major recall, after the throttle sticking catastrophe and the collapsing rear suspension debacle, I'm sure they'll once more be bigging up "Mr.T" on the owner's klub (not bothered to go there for about 3 years), blabbing on about other marques that wouldn't bother but FFS, this is vital safety stuff, other marques don't get this amount of it so wrong :(

Apart from Ford, obviously :supafrisk:
Talking bollocks sin©e 2007

2004 D9 2.0 HDi 110 Estate lhd VF38ERHZF81657352 - sold but being very well looked after.
1991 Yamaha TDM850 - fuel leaks galore!
2008 Toyota Recall4 2.0 VVTI ATM LHD JTMBH31V90D007261 - flimsy piece of crap.
1953 Matchless G3LS - Can somebody stand by with an extinguisher?

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Re: and today i have mostly been...

Post by steve_earwig » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:52 pm

I still didn't bother (to get t'wife to do it - it's her damn car :roll: )

One for Welly perhaps:

RAC says new headlights 'blinding drivers'

So it-s not just me...
Talking bollocks sin©e 2007

2004 D9 2.0 HDi 110 Estate lhd VF38ERHZF81657352 - sold but being very well looked after.
1991 Yamaha TDM850 - fuel leaks galore!
2008 Toyota Recall4 2.0 VVTI ATM LHD JTMBH31V90D007261 - flimsy piece of crap.
1953 Matchless G3LS - Can somebody stand by with an extinguisher?

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Re: and today i have mostly been...

Post by caprixpack » Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:54 pm

Fitting upper arms on the drivers side of the passat, not a terrible job but would have been easier if I didn't have to take the sodding strut off.

So here we go, all the nuts and bolts given a good soaking in wd40.

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Everything came undone easily, but were back to the same problem I had when doing the lower rear arm.

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Why they put the bolt in that way I will never know. It turns what would have been a relatively quick job into a much more involved job. Anyway I removed the strut and while it was off I gave it a quick jet wash to get all the crap off.

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New arms on and back together, ready for the suspension to be jacked up and everything tightened up.

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I was going to do the other side but as it's not knocking yet I'll leave it for another day.
1984 924 2.0 n/a crystal Green - The daily
2005 VW Passat tdi 130 Highline, now 170bhp & 290ft/lb
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