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Unlikely Car on its roof by john west
A few days ago in Barnet London in Nether St, just west of Moss Hall Grove there is a stretch of road where it is very narrow with parked cars and cars can only move along very slowly, like about 20 miles and hour. We saw a small car like fiesta size completely up side down on its roof. It seemed to have no major damage other than a dent on a front corner. How is it possible to flip a car...
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October 24th 18 05:58 AM
by Tim+[_4_] Go to last post
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Old rear light ID by Tim+[_4_]
Just idle curiosity but I was helping clean up rubbish on a new costal path and picked up this. https://photos.app.goo.gl/WOoiJQ0K1Cxb27kC2 My guess is Austin 1100. Any other thoughts? Tim --
October 24th 18 05:57 AM
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I fixed something! by Tim+[_4_]
It's not offer I have an opportunity to fix anything on cars these days but my daughter came around with her old VW T4 transporter today to ask me to show her how to change tyres on her bike (that she'd brought with her). Unfortunately she'd forgotten the new tyres so that job never got off the ground but in passing she mentioned that the van had lost 5th gear. I thought this could be...
October 24th 18 05:57 AM
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Can any one settle argument re early minis by FMurtz
I started an argument because I said that part of the fun driving 1970 minis was because I thought the bum was closer to the ground which was disputed so if any one has a mini and a bit of time to waste could they measure seat to ground to settle argument or prove me wrong? :)
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October 23rd 18 09:24 PM
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dashcam of an incident - what to do? by johannes
It was crawling traffic into the town centre. I was behind a mini Countryman when an articulated lorry wanted to change lane before a roundabout The lorry driver indicated, but obviously didn't see the mini as it was just along his cab, too far ahead to act on his signalling. As a result, the lorry nudged the mini to such an extent that the left side wheels were both lifted. The mini then pulled...
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October 22nd 18 08:37 AM
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corroded steel brake pipes by AJH
I've been helping someone get an elderly Toyota pick up through the MOT, one failure is two steel brake pipes which run from the front to a load proportioning valve at the rear. They are only corroded at the rear immediately adjacent to the valve and look like a right pig to fit as they run over the fuel tank. Is it allowable to cut out the corroded section , fit a joint to a short...
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October 19th 18 10:46 PM
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Anti knock additives for diesel engines by Cursitor Doom
Has anyone a recommendation for such a product? Since swapping over ECUs in one of the diesel Land Rovers, the engine has been noticeably noisier which I put down to a touch of pinking. Ideally I'd get the software tweaked in the new ECU but that's not poss right now I just need a temporary fix until such time as I can get it hooked up to a compatible interface. Any suggestions?
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October 15th 18 02:23 PM
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Interesting experience this afternoon. by Brian Reay[_4_]
On the way home from a day out and only a few hundred yards from home today, I noticed a small hatch back by the side of the road with smoke spewing out of the bonnet. The lady driver as looking somewhat worried so I pulled over. I checked for flames, none as far as I could tell, bonnet wasn't unduly warm, so I decided there was no fire. I asked if she was happy for me to open the bonnet...
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October 13th 18 04:21 PM
by Brian Reay[_4_] Go to last post
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cylinder head skimming-where-kent by [email protected]
Hi, Can anyone recommend a machine around north west kent to get a head skimmed. Cheers Jim
October 13th 18 12:52 PM
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Global Smart Home Market is further estimated to grow at a CAGR of13.08% from 2018 to reach USD 124.57 Billion by the year 2023 by [email protected]
GLOBAL SMART HOME MARKET was valued at USD 59.57 Billion in the year 2017. https://genesismarketinsights.com/Sample_Request/GENRE132 Schneider Electric Se (France), General Electric Company (US), Siemens AG (Germany), Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea), ABB Ltd. (Switzerland), Legrand S.A (France) are some of the key players in the Smart Home Market with General Electric Company...
October 9th 18 11:34 AM
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Moisture in brake systems? by T i m
H all, I understand conventional brake fluid is (and is intended to be) hygroscopic, that it absorbs water and am I right in thinking that if over time it absorbs enough water, that could cause damage (corrosion) to the inner surfaces of the system? eg, I think I the rear brake cylinders on my Morris Minor leaking and when I stripped them down, found the dust covers to be ok but there was heavy...
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October 8th 18 11:14 AM
by Harry Bloomfield[_3_] Go to last post
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Smart Battery Chargers by Brian Reay[_4_]
I popped into Lidl today to buy some Duck Breasts (not easy to find and the Lidl ones are very good). While there, I noticed they had some 'Smart' Battery Chargers- they look like copies of the CTEK ones, similar to those sold by Aldi now and then (I have one of those). For £13, they seemed a good buy and my Eldest daughter doesn't have a battery charger, £13 is worth it to save the hassle...
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October 6th 18 01:16 PM
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207CC by issey
Hi, Just asking for some advise on this car please, I am buying one on the week end a 2005 only 34K miles with 12 month warranty, I love the look of the car, but reading about the roof issues, now a little worried, should I buy one or not?? -- for full context, visit https://www.motorsforum.com/maintenance-uk/207cc-195382-.htm
October 5th 18 02:30 PM
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Radio code for nissan Micra 200 by [email protected]
Hi I am looking for a radio code for a nissan micra 2003 Details Blaupunkt BP 234632512626 7642346318 Thanks in advance
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October 1st 18 12:11 PM
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Fiat 'Comfortmatic' by Brian Reay[_4_]
The Fiat version of automatic transmission for vans (motorhome base vehicles) seems to be 'Comfortmatic'. In the past, I've steered (no pun intended) away from autos but having converted by default due to buying cars which came with auto or auto like systems, I'm thinking I may well go automatic when we replace the motorhome. Can anyone give any background on the Comfortmatic? Why is it...
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October 1st 18 12:08 AM
by Dave Plowman (News) Go to last post
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sealing fuel barb adapters? by [email protected]
I got a fuel check valve (with AN threads) and 2 barb adapters. The fittings have matching cone shapes. I don't know if that will seal when the adapters are screwed on tight. The fuel pressure is about 350 kPa. Would you put on something like Loxeal thread sealer, or a fuel-resistant o-ring?
September 29th 18 08:42 AM
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Last night I stopped outside a shop returned to my car 5 minutes later and it would not start, all electrics came on but the starter motor wouldn't turn and there were no noises coming from under the bonnet at all, I checked a few fuses etc but everythign seemed ok so I left the car and got a taxi home, I returned to the car this morning and it started 1st time, I've been driving about in...
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September 27th 18 05:18 PM
by Jay lowe Go to last post
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Mixing coolant. by Dan S. MacAbre[_4_]
The missus has just noticed (while I had the bonnet up, changing the front spring :-)) that the coolant level in her Volvo is nearer to the 'min' mark than it is to the 'max' mark. Not something I'd normally worry about, but now she wants to go and buy a big bottle of that purple collant for it. The thing is, I still have lots of the red stuff I got a couple of years ago for my old Fiesta....
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September 26th 18 09:28 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Nissan Bluebird problems by Steve Burt
Hello, My H reg Nissan Bluebird has recently developed a serious problem; wonder if anyone could suggets a likely cause. Here are the symptoms: 1. Car starts first time in the morning and runs perfectly from cold 2. Car runs fine until it has thoroughly warmed up after 10-15 minutes 3. Once warm, it starts to lose power - won't rev over about 3000 RPM, runs very rough 4. Eventually, stalls, and...
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September 24th 18 06:56 AM
by MrCheerful Go to last post
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Hello, i have a Nissan X-trail..and i lost my radio code! PLEASE HELP! Nissan Part No. 28185 EQ300 Model No. PP-2424T Serial No. CL052460097215 Clarion Co Ltd DESINGN NOTE NO. HP-3074
September 22nd 18 02:14 PM
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