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  1. 6 points
    As one only ever uses the tunnel light with the engine running, I've never quite understood where their power saving is relevant. Rog
  2. 3 points
    I saw a notice in a pub today listing their opening hours. Sign of the times, I guess.
  3. 3 points
    It doesn't matter - its always more than 6"
  4. 3 points
    An experience from the past that may be of relevance. We operated a fleet of Citroen vans, very good vehicles, reliable and economic. We had a gearbox failure, around 100,000 miles. One of the small planet wheels in the differential burst, got smacked through the casting into the clutch housing. That should of written off the gearbox but as we did all our own repairs the gear got replaced and the casting welded up. Satisfactory repair. The two pieces of gear sat on the garage windowsill for months, an unusual failure, the broken edges were mostly black. An engineer friend picked them up one day and asked what had happened. He remarked that the break looked like a rolling fault in the steel production. Hey ho, that's life, the odd faulty part is inevitable. Some months later another van did exactly the same. Same fault, same odd looking fracture. Over the next 2 years we had 2 more let go, all at reasonably low mileages, we used to put 400,000 + miles on these vans in their short lives. All the broken gears had the same distinctive fractures. As the fix was never too expensive for us, welding up the casings was straightforward and the gears were not an expensive part, we never complained. But it does show what can be a repetitive manufacturing fault, I would browbeat Vauxhall.
  5. 2 points
    ^^^This^^^ Once the boat has decided you are buying it, the job of your surveyor is to point out all the reasons not to buy the boat, then help you develop ways of kidding yourself than in this particular case, those reasons can be set aside and ignored or worked around.
  6. 2 points
    One thing I will never understand is folk seeking help/advice get rude & stroppy toward reply's that they feel don't comply with their expectations ,to me if I was able to help I would feel less inclined than to some one that was courteous
  7. 2 points
    I dislike Vauxhall cars immensely, on my last trip to UK i arrived at the car hire in Luton airport to be told the good news that i was being given a free upgrade from the small car i booked to a Vauxhall Moka, how crap was the first car then if this is an upgrade i asked, Fiat 500 says the guy, i will keep the Fiat thanks says i. The road noise on any Vauxhall i have ever driven is beyond belief. Manufacturer should pay all/some of this repair bill.
  8. 2 points
    As the abuse was directed at me (well - at my handle), I am tempted to reply, but in moderate terms. I find it disturbing that folks come on forums for advice and expect others to spend time in replying specifically without any comment or gentle teasing. They forget that for any forum to survive and be useful in the long term requires two way communication - quite a bit of which may drift off topic and perhaps back again. That usually enriches the subject under discussion. It would be great if Mr. Jones comes back calms down a bit and enriches this forum with his views on any John White that he views - it might be helpful to others.
  9. 2 points
    I seem to remember a hosepipe ban, if one reads the letter of the Order, is usually a ban on unattended use of a hosepipe. Or used to be anyway. So using a hosepipe to manually fill your tank, water the plants, or even wash the car is fine. What you can't do is leave one running a lawn sprinkler for hours on end, of fill your swimming pool.
  10. 1 point
    hosepipe bans are for numpties that still actualy wash their cars or water their lawns when there is a water shortage!!
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