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Phil 87

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Should Door Hinges Be Greased?

21 August 2015 - 08:34 AM

I noticed after my car had its first service that the door hinges and bonnet latch were not greased. Then yesterday when I had the car at my local Ford dealer I brought this up, and they said they would be happy to do it for me but it's not part of the service. He also mentioned the usual problem of the grease leaving marks everywhere.


Do these things need to be re-greased or are they designed so well on modern cars that there's no need?

Funny Product Reviews

23 May 2015 - 03:50 PM

I just ordered some Autoglym Active Insect Remover from Amazon (definitely needed after an hour driving today), and one of the reviews really made me laugh so I though I'd share it:


http://www.amazon.co... insect remover


Title: Great on active insects!

I bought this to try and clean my motorcycle helmet visor. As advertised, it removed all the active insects with no problem at all!
However, by the time I get around to cleaning the insects off of my visor most of the insects are pretty motionless, so I would recommend purchasing some inactive insect remover to finish off the job.
I have attempted to assess the personality traits of insects collected from my visor to verify the claim that "Stubborn insect remains may require second application". I have so far been able to identify traits such as "twitchy", and "relaxed" but I have not yet found a way to accurately assess whether a given insect is "cooperative" or "stubborn".


Maybe we can find some more funny reviews, especially videos would be good :)

Focus Crash Simulator Educates Young Drivers

14 May 2015 - 07:38 PM

Some of you might have seen this on the news this morning. I recorded it and thought I'd share it - it's definitely worth a watch especially for young drivers:



And here's a related news report: http://news.bbc.co.u...ber/8591581.stm


Apparently they're using Vauxhalls too, which seems more relevant.

Car Tax Due 11 Months After Car Registered?

06 April 2015 - 05:06 PM

I just paid my car tax but thought it wasn't due til the end of April which is a year after the car was registered. The letter I got says it ran out on 31st March, but I didn't notice that the first time I looked at it, just assumed car tax lasts for a year and not 11 months. Is this normal? I'm lucky I didn't get stopped by police for no tax lol. I hope this doesn't catch out anyone else.

Tie Fighter - Short Film

29 March 2015 - 11:29 AM

I just came across this on YouTube and thought I have to share it, for any fans of Star Wars or animation in general.



I can't believe it was animated by one person lol, took him 4 years but still, amazing.