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Patrick Bateman

4,998 posts

54 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Am I seeing that one on the left correctly?!

Petrolhead95

6,117 posts

34 months

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sparkyhx said:
Woman owner of a 2008 Skoda - never been serviced or apparently MOT'd - came to garage cos her "brakes are crap"


I just spat my drink out looking at that. How on earth did she not catch on that something might be wrong with her brakes?! I hope she gets her licence revoked.

folos

700 posts

22 months

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Petrolhead95 said:
I just spat my drink out looking at that. How on earth did she not catch on that something might be wrong with her brakes?! I hope she gets her licence revoked.
I wonder what state the rest of her car was in?!

Amazes me how clueless people are, just half an hour ago I saw a lady driving her honda jazz along with no idea the exhaust had fallen off leaving a nice trail of sparks.,, ffs!

nicanary

1,408 posts

26 months

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Can't have passed an MOT - so how did she tax and insure the thing? It beggars belief.

Spanna

1,975 posts

56 months

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nicanary said:
Can't have passed an MOT - so how did she tax and insure the thing? It beggars belief.
I'd guess it was insured, but not taxed or MOT'd, going by what the guy says on the last page she thought it didn't need an MOT for 5 years.
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DrTre

12,428 posts

112 months

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"fk me, what sort of pointless performance gain can that give!?" : Me, in my head 30 secs ago, on reading the title of this thread:

http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/gassing/topic.asp?h=0...

Just shoot me now...

hobbiniho

94 posts

71 months

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^^^^ its only a small chip so about 10-15bhp gain

folos

700 posts

22 months

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nicanary said:
Can't have passed an MOT - so how did she tax and insure the thing? It beggars belief.
Tax? Insurance?

JordanTurbo

343 posts

21 months

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sparkyhx said:
Woman owner of a 2008 Skoda - never been serviced or apparently MOT'd - came to garage cos her "brakes are crap"


What worries me is you can SEE the brake discs through the wheels (assuming a 2008 skoda doesnt have steels wheels and hub caps). Surely the first thing you would do on realising your brakes arn't working very well, is look at the wheels and spot that one disc is "a tad smaller" than the other one

Blown2CV

9,941 posts

83 months

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JordanTurbo said:
sparkyhx said:
Woman owner of a 2008 Skoda - never been serviced or apparently MOT'd - came to garage cos her "brakes are crap"


What worries me is you can SEE the brake discs through the wheels (assuming a 2008 skoda doesnt have steels wheels and hub caps). Surely the first thing you would do on realising your brakes arn't working very well, is look at the wheels and spot that one disc is "a tad smaller" than the other one
however people like this wouldn't even think to look.

Asterix

19,441 posts

108 months

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Probably had a Baby On Board thing in the back window as well.

Scratch that - there's no man in her household.

Pesty

29,218 posts

136 months

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JordanTurbo said:
What worries me is you can SEE the brake discs through the wheels (assuming a 2008 skoda doesnt have steels wheels and hub caps). Surely the first thing you would do on realising your brakes arn't working very well, is look at the wheels and spot that one disc is "a tad smaller" than the other one
Wouldnt the rest of the disk have snapped off like a big ring therefore still there rattling around making a right racket?

Edit to add I followed a car into a car tesco in telford that had sparks coming from the front wheel. interested as to the cause when I parked i went and inspected the car. The front left tyre had completely disintegrated and she was running on the rim.



Edited by Pesty on Sunday 7th October 10:46

Triumph Man

2,558 posts

48 months

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Pesty said:
JordanTurbo said:
What worries me is you can SEE the brake discs through the wheels (assuming a 2008 skoda doesnt have steels wheels and hub caps). Surely the first thing you would do on realising your brakes arn't working very well, is look at the wheels and spot that one disc is "a tad smaller" than the other one
Wouldnt the rest of the disk have snapped off like a big ring therefore still there rattling around making a right racket?
Probably, but she would have just turned the radio up.

sparkyhx

2,181 posts

84 months

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folos said:
nicanary said:
Can't have passed an MOT - so how did she tax and insure the thing? It beggars belief.
Tax? Insurance?
That's what nobody could understand, although MOT only significant for Tax. how she hadn't been caught on ANPR?

Edited by sparkyhx on Sunday 7th October 22:54

GadgeS3C

3,345 posts

44 months

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Blown2CV said:
JordanTurbo said:
sparkyhx said:
Woman owner of a 2008 Skoda - never been serviced or apparently MOT'd - came to garage cos her "brakes are crap"


What worries me is you can SEE the brake discs through the wheels (assuming a 2008 skoda doesnt have steels wheels and hub caps). Surely the first thing you would do on realising your brakes arn't working very well, is look at the wheels and spot that one disc is "a tad smaller" than the other one
however people like this wouldn't even know where the brakes are.
^^ Slightly modified.

longblackcoat

2,295 posts

63 months

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I had to dispose of a Nissan Micra recently for an aged relative. One of the wheel bearings had gone. When I say 'gone' it had actually collapsed, and the noise it made was truly phenomenal. It also sent a sort of grating vibration through the car. Oh, and the car required a significant application of accelerator to move at all, and acted as if the brakes had been none-too-gently applied as soon as you lifted off.

Said relative said she simply hadn't noticed the noise or vibration, though she did concede that it was perhaps a little less accelerative than it had been before.

I was very glad she'd decided to give up driving.

scrubchub

427 posts

20 months

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sparkyhx said:
Woman owner of a 2008 Skoda - never been serviced or apparently MOT'd - came to garage cos her "brakes are crap"


Staggering, amazing and appalling. My first thought was "what is that sitting next to that knackered brake disc?".


Rostfritt

1,028 posts

31 months

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longblackcoat said:
I had to dispose of a Nissan Micra recently for an aged relative. One of the wheel bearings had gone.
I remember a friend driving me somewhere with a dodgy wheel bearing, it wasn't that bad but was making quite a noise and vibrated a bit. I asked her when she was getting it fixed. She said she had it booked in in 2 weeks. This was a bit concerning, I asked her what she was doing in the meantime. 'Well i'm driving back to Kent tomorrow (from Bristol), then I am visiting my friend in Cardiff next weekend, then I have to go back to Bristol the following weekend to get it fixed here.' All in all, with driving about for work, she had over 1000 miles to do before it could even be looked at and probably had been like it for a while.

NotDave

20,951 posts

37 months

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My supervisor hasn't had her BINI done in 3years/45,000+ miles. She "plans" to get it serviced when she gets her bonus in January.

£70 for bits and her fella offered to do it.. Iphone5 was more important.

Before Christmas she's taking it to Wales, Cornwall and lame district.

Apparently now she wants a company car as the BINI costs too much, because it needed 1 tyre at £85 in 3 years despite never being washed or serviced

sparkyhx

2,181 posts

84 months

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NotDave said:
My supervisor hasn't had her BINI done in 3years/45,000+ miles. She "plans" to get it serviced when she gets her bonus in January.

£70 for bits and her fella offered to do it.. Iphone5 was more important.

Before Christmas she's taking it to Wales, Cornwall and lame district.

Apparently now she wants a company car as the BINI costs too much, because it needed 1 tyre at £85 in 3 years despite never being washed or serviced
rolleyes a company car will probably cost her more than keeping the mini

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