Jump to content


SandyCat

Member Since 06 Jul 2011
Offline Last Active Oct 13 2014 07:23 PM
-----

#418883 White Smoke At Start Up

Posted by SandyCat on 13 October 2014 - 01:50 PM

I agree with James but................. lol......................it's certainly worth using a cleaner like BG244 first just in case it's something that can be cured without expensive treatment.    For example the old MK3 Mondeo TDCI was well known for its cold weather blues and there are countless people who reported smoke and shuddering etc and it was usually down to needing a clean out of the fuel system.

 

When I had it with my old TDCI I used BG244 and the symptoms stopped and never came back.  The car would cough out smoke in the morning and shudder bordering on stalling.  I used it once a year after that.    You can get microscopic particles or glazing in the injectors which causes rough running and can be cleaned out with this stuff.     Don't bother with cleaner you see in the shops as it's not strong enough.

 

However, it won't cure damaged or worn injectors as James says.    Injectors no longer last the life of the car and should be seen as consumables.      All I am suggesting is you give cleaning a try before resorting to more expensive remedies.




#415793 Clarkson Does It Again

Posted by SandyCat on 02 October 2014 - 08:33 PM

You have to hand it to the guy.  He gets a warning then just goes out and sticks 2 fingers up to Johnny Foreigner again !

 

This time he has been driving around Argentina filiming for the new Top Gear with a reg plate reading  H982 FKL  (1982 Falklands).    But of course it was pure coincidence!  Yeah right.  :D

 

 




#415658 Mother Chuffing Corsa!

Posted by SandyCat on 02 October 2014 - 02:21 PM

Just my thoughts on this James for you.

 

The other driver may try and deny responsibility-they all do- but he won't get anywhere obviously so don't worry about that.

 

I think you mentioned pre-existing neck injury.   It's possible any compensation payment may be reduced because the solicitors for the other side will argue that this collision just exasperated what was already there and didn't actually cause it.

 

Your video of the Corsa driver on a different day may not be permissible as evidence any more than saying someone must be guilty of murder because they had killed someone before.   It's likely they will only accept evidence from the day in question.

 

Anyway, whatever the outcome I hope it's in your favour and get sorted quickly.  :)




#414737 What Do You Watch?

Posted by SandyCat on 29 September 2014 - 03:55 PM

Clive yes there is normally only one - on the front :D




#414712 What Do You Watch?

Posted by SandyCat on 29 September 2014 - 02:57 PM

Nude female wrestling.

 

The strap-on finals are a must.




#413977 No Laughing Now!

Posted by SandyCat on 27 September 2014 - 10:24 AM

Too late - I already posted in the Poor Vauxhall thread  :)




#413880 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by SandyCat on 26 September 2014 - 09:17 PM

Ooops!

http://www.bbc.co.uk...siness-29387561




#409330 Changes To Driving Licence

Posted by SandyCat on 13 September 2014 - 07:20 PM

From January 2015 the paper part of the driving licence will officially disappear as the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) continues its aim to digitise motorists' records.

Last October, the Department for Transport launched a review into how to make the DVLA "deliver better services and save money for the taxpayer".

Stephen Hammond, roads minister, concluded in a report that one of the main reforms would be to "remove the driving licence paper counterpart."

But what does this mean for the 46 million motorists in Britain, particularly for those who only have the paper component of the licence?

The DVLA says you do not need to take any action. The paper licence will continue to be valid - at least until it needs to renewed.

"Those who have an old style paper driving licence issued before the photocard was introduced in 1998, this change won't affect you, and you should keep your licence.

"The next time you need to update your name, address or renew your licence, you will be issued with a photocard only."

Those who have the photocard should continue using it, remembering to renew it when necessary ( gov.uk/renew-driving-licence ). Motorists could face a £1,000 fine if they are caught with an invalid licence.

The DVLA confirmed that there would be no charge for changing an old style paper licence to a photocard licence with a change of details.

However, once the motorist has the photocard licence, they will have to pay £20 each time it is renewed (every 10 years). Paper licences do not need to be renewed.

Anyone over the age of 70 will need to renew their licence every three years, updating it with any medical conditions. "If a driver updated their licence with a change of address, name or notified a medical conditions then the updated licence issued will be a photocard licence," the DVLA said.

 

---------------------------

 

My advice to anyone who gets points on their licence is to keep a separate record of the date of offence, date of conviction, points and fine.  

You will need these for insurance purposes but may not be able to access the information when needed.    

Eventually, insurers will be able to access the DVLA through your licence number in real time but this may not progress fast enough with all insurers so having the information in advance could help. 




#409177 Pc Help?!

Posted by SandyCat on 13 September 2014 - 09:08 AM

Like I said earlier Matt go for an SSD next time as they are not affected by the heat etc and they are much faster anyway.  




#409051 Joke Thread

Posted by SandyCat on 12 September 2014 - 07:21 PM

How can you recognise a transvestite in Manchester?

 

They have a wigan address.




#408836 Monkey Trouble

Posted by SandyCat on 12 September 2014 - 07:23 AM

I would have gone ape.




#408576 New Car Shocker

Posted by SandyCat on 11 September 2014 - 02:47 PM

The thing is Martin you drove both and you spent your money on what you preferred and that's the main thing.  Anyone who buys a car based only on getting brownie points from a car forum has not made the right choice.   And you had the ba11s to come on here and tell us.  Good luck to you :)




#406446 Spend My Money For Me...

Posted by SandyCat on 06 September 2014 - 05:31 PM

October..............Hmmmmmmm......................tax disc holder?    :D




#406292 Think Bike

Posted by SandyCat on 06 September 2014 - 07:47 AM

I saw this video a few days ago and found it sad that the mother was blaming the car driver as well.    Yes the driver was slow to turn.  Once you commit you don't hang about.    He/she may well have seen the bike but wasn't expecting it to be coming along at 100mph and thought they had time to turn who knows.

 

The sad fact is that if the biker had been going at (say) 60mph he would have had steering control and turned with the car or gone to the right and round.   At that speed he was like a rabbit in the headlights and could do nothing.  

 

The car driver now has to live with this memory for the rest of their lives and it could have been us.




#406121 It's Arrived

Posted by SandyCat on 05 September 2014 - 08:26 PM

I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous 

I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous 

I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous 

I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous 

I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous 

I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not ........