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Phil 87

Member Since 03 Dec 2012
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In Topic: Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

01 September 2015 - 06:56 AM

I saw what I thought was a new Corsa yesterday, with the most horrible alloy design I've ever seen. It had one spoke on each alloy coloured red. Also one of it's front DRLs didn't work even though it looked like it was almost new haha.

In Topic: Maintaining Constant Speed

01 September 2015 - 06:54 AM

Why would you want to do fast gear changes ?


I usually just change gear so that I'm matching the revs, which is obviously easier when changing up. But I also usually move the stick into neutral for a moment before shifting up, whether that helps anything I don't know though lol.

In Topic: Maintaining Constant Speed

30 August 2015 - 03:05 PM

I apparently shift up and release the clutch too quick that it hops slightly


I do this too, but I do it deliberately so that the gear change is quick enough that I don't slip the clutch. But I sometimes slow down my gear changes when I have passengers for their comfort, and go round corners more slowly. It depends on the passenger though, if I know they won't complain then I just drive as if they aren't there lol.

In Topic: Maintaining Constant Speed

30 August 2015 - 09:15 AM

^ It's also interesting how you can sometimes tell when someone else is using cruise control. If you overtake them or they overtake you, and both cars are moving past each other at a perfectly steady speed.

In Topic: Hot Ecoboost Engine / Bonnet??? Zetec S

29 August 2015 - 02:35 PM

I suppose it would make sense for the bonnet of any car to get hot. A lot of the hot air from the engine will get trapped at the top of the engine bay, and the bonnet being metal will conduct a lot of that heat.