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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 16:07 
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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Should have been the Dodge Charger.

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Ha ha, Tesla's Cybertruck, wtaf?


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Should have been the Dodge Charger.

I don’t get it

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Ha ha, Tesla's Cybertruck, wtaf?


I had to check the date.


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Mr Chonks wrote:
Zardoz wrote:
Should have been the Dodge Charger.

I don’t get it


Y'know, dodgy wiring, electricity.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Ha ha, Tesla's Cybertruck, wtaf?

Musk must have the skinny on an upcoming Back To The Future remake and wants to get in on that action.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:46 
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Should have been the Dodge Charger.

I don’t get it

...that they revamped from a classic muscle car into an electric model.

Because you charge electric cars and the Dodge Charger is another classic American muscle car.

And you don't deserve me.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Ha ha, Tesla's Cybertruck, wtaf?

Low poly count to reduce download speed.

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Zardoz wrote:
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Ha ha, Tesla's Cybertruck, wtaf?

Low poly count to reduce download speed.

You wouldn’t download a car.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Zardoz wrote:
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Ha ha, Tesla's Cybertruck, wtaf?

Low poly count to reduce download speed.


In fact, it's straight out of Robocop 3D, isn't it.


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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
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Ha ha, Tesla's Cybertruck, wtaf?

Low poly count to reduce download speed.

You wouldn’t download a car.


Brilliant.


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Findus Fop wrote:
Zardoz wrote:
markg wrote:
Ha ha, Tesla's Cybertruck, wtaf?

Low poly count to reduce download speed.


In fact, it's straight out of Robocop 3D, isn't it.


I used to love this game but I wasn't very good at it. I think I need to revisit it.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 13:58 
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The numbers, though:

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I think it looks awesome.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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I liked it more after seeing the presentation and I think it could be a good utility vehicle. But I hope we're not headed to where every dickhead currently sat behind the wheel of an Audi Q6 thinks that they're doing their bit by leasing a fucking electric tank instead to ferry their kids about at 0-60 in 3.5 seconds.


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Why not? It's awesome! Electric tanks all round!


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 18:34 
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Zardoz wrote:
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Should have been the Dodge Charger.

I don’t get it

...that they revamped from a classic muscle car into an electric model.

Because you charge electric cars and the Dodge Charger is another classic American muscle car.

And you don't deserve me.

Oh, I thought it was because petrol cars dodged charging by running on fossil fuels. You’re now not as clever as I thought you were.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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I'm far too excited by the Tesla ATV.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 23:29 
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New reservoir and replaced section of hose has increased time between top ups. Just ordered new thermostat to rule that out.
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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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TheVision wrote:
Findus Fop wrote:
Zardoz wrote:
markg wrote:
Ha ha, Tesla's Cybertruck, wtaf?

Low poly count to reduce download speed.


In fact, it's straight out of Robocop 3D, isn't it.


I used to love this game but I wasn't very good at it. I think I need to revisit it.


WHUT!?

Are you mad, it was great and as close to being Robocop as you could back then!


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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He didn't say it was a bad game.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Oh yeah, misread that completely. Soz mate.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Apology accepted.

I haven't had a go on it yet though. Perhaps I will tonight?


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:11 
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Grim... wrote:
I think it looks awesome.


Yeah I quite like it too, but also I am enjoying the mirth that almost everyone else seems to be deriving from it. I didn't like the awful scratchy-text font used though.

Reminded me of the vehicles in Hunter.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 22:41 
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Car types, the C-Max is exhibiting a metallic squeal from the rear left wheel when turning right at speed. Seemed to get worse when car was loaded down with people.

Wha gwan? Suspension? Wheel bearing?


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Wheel lining rubbing? brake shield rubbing?


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Bearing would be my first thought. Jack it up and see if you can wobble the tyre.

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Bearing would be my first thought. Jack it up and see if you can wobble the tyre.

Will do in the light of day. How easy is it to fix?


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Dunno, never done a Ford bearing. You might need a press.

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Stone stuck behind brake disc? Take to bits, see if anything wobbles. May be tabs to warn of low brake although more likely to see a light on dash in that case.


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Wheel didn't wobble when jacked up. Have taken off wheel, but my layman's eye sees nothing obvious. Nothing loose or cracked. Brake disc looks fine.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Put the wheel back on and went for a quick jaunt with the windows down (chilly!), up some twisty country roads then a blast down a motorway junction. The whine is gone, but the brakes still sound like they're rubbing a bit.


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Disc looks pretty worn. Could be the wear indicator on your pads though like Wookie said.

Turn your stereo up.

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Might just be the picture but that all looks like it's been a bit hot, did it spin freely? Also sometimes the Flexi pipes cause a problem where the brake holds on for a few seconds after breaking which can be hard to spot when driving. Get someone to press the brake while the wheels off the ground and check that it unlocks and spins freely when they take their foot off.


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Either way it's time for discs and pads, those are toasted.


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krazywookie wrote:
Either way it's time for discs and pads, those are toasted.

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Local Garage has quoted £240 all in for both rear pads and discs. Sounds like a lot to me, but I've been wrong before


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Doesn't sound ridiculous, probably £80 in parts and and hour and half to do it, maybe an hour depending on the handbrake setup.


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I managed to get a cut on the inside sidewall of the rear left tyre. For it replaced like for like which is annoying as I want to put Michelins on instead of pirelli.

They pointed out the front right is worn flat on the inside shoulder.

Motherfucker. This car has jumped back to parity with tyre needs with the BMW after a year making me think it was better.

£177 a pop. I really need to look at this stuff when buying cars.


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Maybe just pair up the two good Pirelli’s and buy a pair of Michelin’s for now? Always found Pirelli’s great in dry weather but shite on wet roads, you the same?

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I find them shit in all conditions, both these Cinturato 7 and the PZero Nero I had on the BMW. Michelin pilot sport 3 was an absolute revelation compared to everything else I've had, ever.

The tyre guy says because it's 4x4 I should match all 4 but I don't think that's necessarily the case; it can cope with uneven wear front to back after all.

I'm going to put the new pair on the front to wear quicker then replace all 4. Better start saving!


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Yeah, I’d do the same. As long as they’re matched side to side you’ll be fine.

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Concur, also have you had the alignment checked?


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Zardoz wrote:
Yeah, I’d do the same. As long as they’re matched side to side you’ll be fine.


Both on the left if there are a lot of roundabouts near youm

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krazywookie wrote:
Concur, also have you had the alignment checked?

4 wheel alignment tomorrow when the tyres are sorted.

This is all complicated by the fact they spotted the front right when one guy was checking condition and pressure of the other three as another guy was finishing up putting the new one on. Because it's atypical fitment (235/40R19) they have to order tyres in. Any, not just pirelli.


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Heating steering wheels are the business when it's very cold, from now on I will not consider a car unless it has a heated steering wheel.

Rev matching is the tits too.

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What's Rev matching, precious?

Something to do with angry Scots?


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The car matches the revs when you downshift so you get a perfect change. It's something that can be done manually with the 'heel and toe' technique but I was never very good at that.

It's so good I find it awful to drive without it now.

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