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Stupid things non petrolheads say....

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DrTre

12,955 posts

157 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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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

109 posts

116 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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^^^^ its only a small chip so about 10-15bhp gain

folos

892 posts

67 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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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

930 posts

66 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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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

18,251 posts

128 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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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.
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Asterix

24,438 posts

153 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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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

37,919 posts

181 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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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

4,725 posts

93 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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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

2,976 posts

129 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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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

3,965 posts

89 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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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

3,689 posts

108 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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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

783 posts

65 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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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

1,638 posts

76 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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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

82 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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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

2,976 posts

129 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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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

EDLT

14,943 posts

131 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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sparkyhx said:
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
But it'll be new.

vincegail

1,875 posts

80 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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sparkyhx said:
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
Yeah, but then she won't have to pay for her tyres 'herself'.
Ignorance is bliss!

Blown2CV

18,251 posts

128 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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EDLT said:
sparkyhx said:
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
But it'll be new.
and therefore more reliable. I mean, when it doesn't need a tyre within the first 3 months, NotDave will clearly be wrong to have even mentioned it!

Benbay001

4,653 posts

82 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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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
Catch 22.
Part of me would like it to go bang to teach her a lesson (why no smiley for :Devil: ??)
Part of me would worry that would force her into a company car even more so.

vsonix

2,928 posts

88 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Cotty said:
From kids passing. "thats a really cool car", "would be better if it was a ferrari", "what is it?".

I was a little confused by this. They think my car is cool but would look better with differnt badges?
They will be the type of people who stick Halfords 'M' badges on a 118d a few years from now.... or 'Brabus' on a B-Class.

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