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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 13:28 
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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 17:14 
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Feel free to bring it over here if you’d like a hand. I’ve fitted a few dashcams and have a multimeter to help test.

Thank you.

The cable has arrived today. We will attempt to fit it later and report back and then see if we need to take you up on your kind offer.



How did it go?

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 17:30 
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Mr Russell wrote:
Mr Russell wrote:
Dr Zoidberg wrote:
Feel free to bring it over here if you’d like a hand. I’ve fitted a few dashcams and have a multimeter to help test.

Thank you.

The cable has arrived today. We will attempt to fit it later and report back and then see if we need to take you up on your kind offer.



How did it go?

Thank you for the reminder, I knew I still had something to do. Incredibly the new cable seems to have sorted it. The dashcam is charging and the fans are blowing at every speed I choose.

Now it may be that the cable had something wrong with it, or just some things needed jiggling, but either way everything is sorted for now so I have replaced the fuse panel and backed away slowly.

Thank you for the offer of help, Dr Zoidberg.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 17:46 
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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 0:25 
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Mr Russell wrote:
but either way everything is sorted for now so I have replaced the fuse panel and backed away slowly.



This is the best way, and the outcome you were hoping for. I hope you gave a little shrug too, as you retreated reflecting on how it now works but you don't know why.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2021 15:56 
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My dad has decided to give up driving at the age of 82. He’s got Parkinson’s and hasn’t needed to use the car much over the last year and a bit for obvious reasons so doesn’t feel happy on the roads any more.

Very mixed feelings about this as he’s obviously doing the right thing but it’s a huge sign he’s not going to be around forever. It also means it’s going to be really tricky to take him out anywhere as he can’t get in and out of my Mini.

I’m half tempted to buy the car off him to use it just for that, but if not, does anyone want to buy a Skoda Yeti?
It’s a 1.2TSi DSG SE with 39k miles. Perfect family transport.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 10:21 
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Just out of curiousity, what would you be looking for?

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 10:46 
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Just in the middle of getting a campervan. Getting an ex-AA VW Transporter converted.

Got someone else doing the campervan bits and that's all in hand so I'm all about the styling when it comes back. The trend for years has been big rims, lowered, splitters etc. and they look nice but it always struck me as a bit impractical for something that will be going on wet, muddly fields. So I'm going the other way with a "swamper" look. It's only a 2WD van so it's only really decoration but still with some semi off-road tyres and okay ground clearance it should cope slightly better. Want to end up with something a bit like this except ours will be yellow and with a slightly less aggressive tyre as they're apparently a bit shit on the road:
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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 10:51 
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Ooh, she's lovely. The wife and I have agreed that we'll be getting a camper after the kids have flown the nest. Or when they've decided that camping with the old folks isn't cool anymore


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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 11:01 
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Yeah, there's only three of us so it seemed like an ideal thing to have for getting out and about. We love camping so this should extend the season for us as well as making it easier to just go away for a night or two at short notice. Got some longer trips planned as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 11:10 
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That's super. We borrowed my parents camper van a lifetime ago and it was pretty fun, I'm quite envious!

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 11:16 
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It's only a 2WD van so it's only really decoration but still with some semi off-road tyres and okay ground clearance it should cope slightly better.

https://www.darksidedevelopments.co.uk/ ... speed.html


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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 11:18 
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I have never known such a rabbit hole of options and things to consider as there are with these things. Been reading about nothing else for months. I'm just glad they've already cut a massive hole in the roof because it means I'm fully committed now so if I have made any mistakes with what we've ordered they are effectively in the past and and no longer worth stressing about.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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It's only a 2WD van so it's only really decoration but still with some semi off-road tyres and okay ground clearance it should cope slightly better.

https://www.darksidedevelopments.co.uk/ ... speed.html

Ha ha. I think at £1200 plus fitting I'll see how I get on with just getting the farmer to tow us out.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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I love it, but if possible I'd ask them to get rid of the bull bar on the front, due to them no being very pedestrian-friendly.

And yes, I'm aware of the hypocrisy of this statement :)

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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 12:05 
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Nice mate, bet you can't wait for it to get sorted. Ideal size for the three of you like you say.

Could always fit air ride for street meets :D https://airride.co.uk/air-suspension-ki ... er-t5-van/

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Grim... wrote:
I love it, but if possible I'd ask them to get rid of the bull bar on the front, due to them no being very pedestrian-friendly.

And yes, I'm aware of the hypocrisy of this statement :)

That's not marks van.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Grim... wrote:
I love it, but if possible I'd ask them to get rid of the bull bar on the front, due to them no being very pedestrian-friendly.

And yes, I'm aware of the hypocrisy of this statement :)

I did have a read up about bull bars and apparently to fit them they have to be certified as pedestrian friendly, though I have no idea how this is achieved unless they're made of plasticine or something.


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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 12:12 
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Nice mate, bet you can't wait for it to get sorted. Ideal size for the three of you like you say.

Could always fit air ride for street meets :D https://airride.co.uk/air-suspension-ki ... er-t5-van/

Haha, I've seen a few with this. Dissapointingly way too slow to make it bounce up and down at the lights.


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Grim... wrote:
I love it, but if possible I'd ask them to get rid of the bull bar on the front, due to them no being very pedestrian-friendly.

And yes, I'm aware of the hypocrisy of this statement :)

I did have a read up about bull bars and apparently to fit them they have to be certified as pedestrian friendly, though I have no idea how this is achieved unless they're made of plasticine or something.


Blu tac. If you get hit by one you just stick to the front and get taken along for the ride.

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Grim... wrote:
I love it, but if possible I'd ask them to get rid of the bull bar on the front, due to them no being very pedestrian-friendly.

And yes, I'm aware of the hypocrisy of this statement :)

I did have a read up about bull bars and apparently to fit them they have to be certified as pedestrian friendly, though I have no idea how this is achieved unless they're made of plasticine or something.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Zardoz wrote:
Grim... wrote:
I love it, but if possible I'd ask them to get rid of the bull bar on the front, due to them no being very pedestrian-friendly.

And yes, I'm aware of the hypocrisy of this statement :)

That's not marks van.

Yeah, but if his is going to look like it I assume it'll include the lump of steel on the front.

I also have no idea what a pedestrian friendly bull bar is.

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Grim... wrote:
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Grim... wrote:
I love it, but if possible I'd ask them to get rid of the bull bar on the front, due to them no being very pedestrian-friendly.

And yes, I'm aware of the hypocrisy of this statement :)

That's not marks van.

Yeah, but if his is going to look like it I assume it'll include the lump of steel on the front.

I also have no idea what a pedestrian friendly bull bar is.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Just out of curiousity, what would you be looking for?


I think somewhere around £8k looks to be fair. I’m going to head over this week and check it over, and probably clean it too.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 13:56 
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Grim... wrote:
And yes, I'm aware of the hypocrisy of this statement :)

If this is in reference to the Tomcat, I assume you don't get many pedestrians hanging around in danger of going in front of it? ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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And yes, I'm aware of the hypocrisy of this statement :)

If this is in reference to the Tomcat, I assume you don't get many pedestrians hanging around in danger of going in front of it? ;)

Yeah. Also loud pipes save lives.

Plus - you know - it doesn't move ;)

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