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#470119 Plate Spotters

Posted by MartynS on 26 March 2015 - 08:02 PM

I saw a 15 reg Peugeot this evening with L plates on, not even a driving school car!

#468069 Eclipse Pictures

Posted by MartynS on 21 March 2015 - 03:38 PM

wow nice!  I was expecting it to get quite dark, not just a little bit dimmer than normal.  Granted it's only a partial eclipse but it still should have been darker!

#467439 A Big Announcment

Posted by MartynS on 19 March 2015 - 08:07 PM



The next scan just needs to hurry up now so we can find out what we are having


I'm no expert, but to me it looks like a baby :D.

#464841 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by MartynS on 12 March 2015 - 11:51 PM

I saw some guy this morning who had pulled over in a corsa vxr and was doing something with his passenger door.  Maybe it was one of those wrapped cars like they had on top gear where you have to stop and clean flies off whenever you hit one?  Or maybe the door was just falling off and he was taping it back on.  Either way it seemed quite amusing.

#464816 Plate Spotters

Posted by MartynS on 12 March 2015 - 10:36 PM

I saw loads more the other day, a transporter full of new ones drove past me :D.

#457020 Trip Computer

Posted by MartynS on 21 February 2015 - 01:27 PM

That will be the live mpg which shows the current fuel consumption so it does vary a lot.  If you're not touching the accelerator while moving it will show 99.9 as no fuel is being used, and when accelerating it will drop to around 10 or less.  You should also have an average mpg setting in the trip computer which shows the average since it was last reset.  The only real use I find for the live mpg is to see how low I can get it :D.

#454311 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by MartynS on 13 February 2015 - 08:27 PM

2 thorns?  Sounds like a couple of pri...

#451243 Odd Reasons Insurers Use Void Insurance

Posted by MartynS on 03 February 2015 - 06:14 PM

Maybe stickers affect the crumple zones, after all they make the bodywork that little bit thicker :rolleyes:.  It begs the question though, do you have to declare it if your car is filthy and someone writes in the dirt?

#449256 Ford Fiesta St

Posted by MartynS on 27 January 2015 - 10:27 PM

I think it's just there to stop the bit which slides along the belt (it must have a name!) from falling all the way down to the floor when the belt isn't in use and it's hanging vertically next to the seat.

#448211 Build You Own 3D Printer

Posted by MartynS on 24 January 2015 - 09:37 PM

Add me to the list of people who did the Real Robots one!  Like Sean said they kept extending it so I only went as far as it was originally meant to go (40 issues at something like £4 each I think).  Still got it in a cupboard, and the soldering iron which came with it has proven useful many times for other things!  Don't really see why it came with a soldering iron, wire clippers etc when none of these were ever needed to build it though...


http://en.wikipedia....iki/Real_Robots 96 issues in total, over 3 and a half years!

#447084 Happy 30Th Lenny!!!!

Posted by MartynS on 21 January 2015 - 08:02 PM

Happy birthday Lenny! (what's left of it anyway).  Big pressie eh, is it a bill?

#443361 Fiesta Mk7.5 Zs - Rev Limit When Idle

Posted by MartynS on 10 January 2015 - 12:08 AM

Have you also noticed that it revs itself slightly whenever you engage/disengage the clutch?  2010 Fiesta never did it!

#433605 Funny Names

Posted by MartynS on 02 December 2014 - 08:19 PM

You were in A&E?  Was it vauxhall related?

#429272 Keyless Major Major Flaw!!!

Posted by MartynS on 17 November 2014 - 11:10 PM

Change 'lock' to 'thing'!

#428882 Happy Birthday Vickiw!!

Posted by MartynS on 16 November 2014 - 05:22 PM

Congrats!  It doesn't look chinese...  Already into Ford I see :D