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    Where In The World Is..?

    The Telegram chats are too fast for me, I'm already 6,000 messages behind and I can really be arsed catching up...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Interesting. In the UK the bodyshops generally don't try and keep the costs down as it'll be paid be the insurance company anyway. All the parts for the Fiesta I mangled were coming brand new from Ford.
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Assuming the ABS is fully functional. In the UK if you go into the back of another car it's considered your fault regardless as you should be leaving enough space to stop in an emergency based on the performance of your own car. I had a bit of a scare t'other week when a German registered Golf...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Oops. I forgot the Dolomites should also have glovebox keys, they're just MIA.
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    My Acclaim has the most keys of any car I've had. One for the driver's door (passenger side barrel mechanism is missing), one for the ignition and one for the boot, the fuel filler flap is a screwdriver special because I snapped the door key in it within 30mins of buying the car... Apparently...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    I've seen a glut of dead VWs along the side of the motorway over the last couple of years. Taking over from the MK2 Clios and Vauxhalls of the past. I try and do an oil change on the cars once every 4,000 miles or so. But they both run basic mineral oil, 20w50 in the Doloshite and 10w40 in the...
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    How many fellow Finalgearians have you actually met IRL?

    2. I recently met Dr_Grip and Jules as they were on holiday in Scotland. :)
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    Ownership Verified: My Brooklands Green sports saloon...

    Yes Just wait until the next instalment where I remove one engine and replace it with another at the side of the road, preferably quickly enough that it'll be done in less time than it takes for my mad neighbour to notice I'm doing it, phone the police, and have them arrive... Meeting up could...
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    Ownership Verified: My Brooklands Green sports saloon...

    I took the head off the engine. Most of the work was very easy, removing the head was a bastard. It may as well have been welded on. By smacking a paint scraper into the gasket with a rubber mallet I eventually managed to free it off. The tops of the bores have a considerable lip...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Did you do the oil change or was it a garage/dealer. If the latter did they actually bother to fill it up properly in the first place? Under-filling cars as much as possible to save money on oil over thousands of services a year is exactly the sort of penny pinching bullshit I expect to see...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Why, yes. I do live alone. How could you tell? What? You mean you don't have a bedroom engine?
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    Post a pic of yourself

    Krakow!
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    The crash test thread

    The way the driver's seat head restraint just fell off the first examples was a nice touch.
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    Ownership Verified: Anesthesia's 4G Civic

    Seeing pink cars polished back to red is incredibly satisfying.
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    Post a pic of yourself

    Me, in Poland last year.
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