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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 16:24 
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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 16:52 
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I chipped my leased Mondeo.

Bit of T-Cut will sort that.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 16:59 
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I chipped my leased Mondeo.

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I chipped my leased Mondeo.


Stop playing golf in the car park.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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I chipped my leased Mondeo.

I'm telling!

I forgot to to disable it at a service and they found out.

I'm sure I posted about it.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:44 
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My oldest chum is over from the UK for his annual visit (we've known each other since we were three, and played out in the backings in Radcliffe before we even went to infant school together).

One of the annual rituals is him clamping eyes on whatever car I have, which is generally different from one year to the next, and I don't tell him what it is in advance, so he tries to identify it as we walk back to the short stay parking at the airport.

His only clue this year had been words to the effect of 'don't expect to be ferried around in comfort', as we got closer to the Type-R he said, 'It's not that is it?', 'Yes, it is', 'Fucking hell'.

As we drove off down the road he was like, 'I'm not sure I really want to be seen in this'.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:27 
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500 miles for a tank-ful in an eco fiesta. 35L tank, I think - small tank, big mileage. Though I don't drive at over 60, I still think you'd get around 500 miles to a tank (I get more, usually, but then I don't do small distances, only longer ones at the weekend).

Leasing sounds fine, once you're once of 'ooh, a new car would be nice, spending money every month to service debt is normal, shopping around is interesting' fits. Otherwise, for many it's a way of making people spend money.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 19:09 
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I've no idea whether the idea behind this maths would remotely translate to real life, but taking the official mpg figure of my current fiesta, the size of the tank, and the number of miles I typically get out of that tank (and I reckon if I didn't go over 60, it would be a lot higher), and translating that to a 1.0 ecoboost, I've got a figure of about 380 miles out of tank, and with a 70-80 mile round trip on a daily basis (although I'm trying to milk the work from home angle as much as possible), that could get annoying pretty quick.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 19:22 
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Small turbo petrols are turning out to be heavy drinkers, and our 2l ecoboost focus st was stupidly thirsty, so I doubt it'd be a straight conversion.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 20:18 
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I had a Skoda Rapid 1.2TSI as a courtesy car yesterday, and averaged over 50mpg on a round trip from Worcester to Walsall. That was a mixture of traffic jams and free flowing motorway so I was pleased with that.

My 2.0TDI Octavia would have got close to 60 or a bit over it and been quicker too, but that’s still not bad for petrol.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 14:39 
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Help me guys! When you turn the headlights on on my new car, the lamp at the back on one side doesn’t turn on. I assume this is called the tail light as it’s not the indicator one or the reverse one. When I stick my reg number in the bulb finder tool in the Halfords website it tells me I need a 380 so that’s what I bought.

However, when I went to change it over just now the bulb already in the car was a completely different size and shape. Photo attached of what was in the car.

The numbers and letters on it say:
0512 Vn
E1 2 GL
W5W3K7

I’ve googled W5w and it brings back bulbs that say 501 instead of 512 and really this has just confused me a lot.

Can anyone provide a link to what bulb I should be buying or even explain why I or the tool has got it so wrong?


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 19:03 
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What you've got there is a 501.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 19:08 
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Local independent garage if confusion persists, they know what they're talking about unlike anyone or anything remotely connect to halfords.
Rant over, was intended to be helpful advice but I got carried away.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 19:55 
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krazywookie wrote:
What you've got there is a 501.

Thank you for this, so is this link on Amazon ok?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B002SW ... JMGS&psc=1

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 20:17 
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Mr Russell wrote:
krazywookie wrote:
What you've got there is a 501.

Thank you for this, so is this link on Amazon ok?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B002SW ... JMGS&psc=1

Should do, no more than 20mm long is it?


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 20:22 
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krazywookie wrote:
Mr Russell wrote:
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What you've got there is a 501.

Thank you for this, so is this link on Amazon ok?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B002SW ... JMGS&psc=1

Should do, no more than 20mm long is it?

Looking back at the photo I don’t think so. Have took a punt anyway, will report back in a few days!

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 20:26 
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I have my first driving lesson tomorrow, so you should all take care to be safely in a building with well built walls between 7:30-8:30 tomorrow night.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 20:32 
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Mr Russell wrote:
krazywookie wrote:
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krazywookie wrote:
What you've got there is a 501.

Thank you for this, so is this link on Amazon ok?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B002SW ... JMGS&psc=1

Should do, no more than 20mm long is it?

Looking back at the photo I don’t think so. Have took a punt anyway, will report back in a few days!

Ach I'm pretty sure it'll be right enough, there's one that looks the same but it's way bigger, comes in some Japanese cars.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Mimi wrote:
I have my first driving lesson tomorrow, so you should all take care to be safely in a building with well built walls between 7:30-8:30 tomorrow night.

Good luck! Speed is your friend!


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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krazywookie wrote:
Mimi wrote:
I have my first driving lesson tomorrow, so you should all take care to be safely in a building with well built walls between 7:30-8:30 tomorrow night.

Good luck! Speed is your friend!

I’ll make sure she takes some before the lesson starts.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 21:01 
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Hope it goes well Mimi! Like any skill it takes time to get the hang of, but don't let things like stalling put you off early on.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Thanks Wookie and Kern :)

I’m not worried about being rubbish. I’m sure the instructor will have experience of dealing with any problems I have.

Me later:


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Mimi wrote:
Thanks Wookie and Kern :)

I’m not worried about being rubbish. I’m sure the instructor will have experience of dealing with any problems I have.

Me later:


To be fair, if you end up on the wrong side of the Atlantic, I'd be more minded to blame the instructor.


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