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#43261 OFFLINE   richardmorris

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:57 PM

I am now at the parents in north Wales on the way back home from the lakes. I've been driving my parent's DS4 2 litre HDi. It's nice. But keeps telling you to change up and then down again as it's the Lakes and so hilly and twisty with loads of OAPs. I also hate the electric handbrake, although its hill start assist is quite good- especially on the kirkstone pass!

The ride is ok, but you do feel every bump on the 19inch wheels and elastic band width tyres.

Hilarious* moment of the trip was in grasmere this morning when I stopped outside the papershop for my dad to jump out and get the paper while I was going to park over the road. Except he had the "key" in his pocket. Car had a nervous brakedown with sirens and flashing lights and turned itself off. In the middle of the road!

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:05 PM

I like modern car stuff but my new car won't release it's handbrake unless I've got my seat belt on. Too far.


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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


#43263 OFFLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:47 PM

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#43264 OFFLINE   cobblers

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:53 PM

You can probably turn that feature off with a computer one way or another. 

My Abarth and the Mrs 500 had an un-disableable seatbelt beeper and mega sensitive "panic braking" hazard flash thing that would come on even in only mild hooning. 10 minutes later and they're both disabled with a £50 ebay knockoff delphi kit.



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:57 PM

I've just not mustered up the will to work my way through the on board super computer to see if I can turn off.

It also says this when you start it up and the wheels are turned.

 

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it should just show this picture

 

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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:00 PM

I found out the other day that the Aldi refuses to wipe it's wipers if the bonnet open. Now that makes sense if it is, to stop scratching the bonnet. However give it another 10years when the bonnet switch invariably has corroded up and died, your wipers will refuse to work. I just hope it won't do that if you're actually driving.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:12 PM

I've just not mustered up the will to work my way through the on board super computer to see if I can turn off.

It also says this when you start it up and the wheels are turned.

 

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it should just show this picture

 

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jesus that is bad



#43268 OFFLINE   Noel Tidybeard

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:15 PM

mk1 range rover wont wipe rear window if drivers door open!


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:17 PM

Did the door windows randomly start going up and down?  My 820 used to do that when the earth cable came off the battery.


Nope! When I got the thing, I think I may have fitted a replacement fusebox amongst a load of other things, so all the electrics do exactly as they're supposed to do.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:50 PM

I've just not mustered up the will to work my way through the on board super computer to see if I can turn off.
It also says this when you start it up and the wheels are turned.

http://www.kiopman.com/images/books/4/4/...

it should just show this picture

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Shit like this makes me love my Duster even more. Yes it has ESP, ABS and Stop/Start but FUCK ALL ELSE that tells me how to use a car
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:55 PM

The thing that annoys me most on the Lexus is the fact that the remote boot release will not operate if the engine is running. Or if the battery is disconnected. Good ol' cables have no such qualms. I do love a remote boot release...


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#43272 OFFLINE   Noel Tidybeard

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:01 PM

The thing that annoys me most on the Lexus is the fact that the remote boot release will not operate if the engine is running. Or if the battery is disconnected. Good ol' cables have no such qualms. I do love a remote boot release...

 

maybe you need to hold the button down for longer- you do with a primevil, prolly so you dont do it by accident


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:20 PM

This light came on the dash of fozzie focus no idea what it means

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#43274 OFFLINE   Heritage motor centre

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:22 PM

Is it an automatic? Could be a transmission fault
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:41 PM

Is it an automatic? Could be a transmission fault

yeah slushomatic


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:42 PM

Shit like this makes me love my ToMM© even more. Yes it has a doorkey, to Stop/Start but FUCK ALL ELSE that tells me how to use a car


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:43 PM

Yeah that's the gearbox fault light. Has the box gone into limp mode? I.e. stuck in 3rd.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:57 PM

This light came on the dash of fozzie focus no idea what it means

 

 

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 11:16 PM

It can be engine fault too, the Transit used to put it on when the fuel filter was blocked.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 11:31 PM

Yeah that's the gearbox fault light. Has the box gone into limp mode? I.e. stuck in 3rd.

no it drove fine


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 11:54 PM

My manual mk2 focus lights that up occasionally for absolutely no reason at all.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 12:18 AM

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Has no one come up with a better way to secure shoes to the back plate than this?
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 04:20 AM

There were different ways of making plates at the time.
Some were thin vinyl transfers that were rubbed down onto the reflective, with the glue on the perspex. Others have the digits stuck back to front on the rear of the perspex and glue on the reflective.
Some used pre cut letters held in place with a water mist.
All required to be put through a roller which could also be used to squish the apprentices Mars bar flat. ????


Sadly they don’t make plates like that anymore, hence why plates on old cars last 30years and still look good, ones on a 15 year old car look crap, and ones on a 3 year old car look fucking terrible.

When I made plates 8/9 years ago in a main dealers, we had a machine which printed out the yellow or white backing with the registration and dealer logo on it, we stuck the Perspex/acrylic onto it and put it trough a roller, which some places still use, others also use this method but the yellow and white backings come in with the border and dealer logo already printed on rather than be printed on by the machine at the same time as the registration. Some big dealers still do this, eg Vertu/Bristol Street/Macklin, and Parks Motor Group, generally those using plates made by bestplate machines, using Nikkalite backings.

However a lot of the big dealer groups, eg Arnold Clark, Evans Halshaw/Stratstone/Pendragon, Sytner, and a lot of Toyota dealers like Inchcape, those using Hills machines, either use tin or black plastic backings with a yellow or white front on them which is sticky, the machine prints out a clear thin film with the reg number and dealer logo on it, which is then stuck onto the yellow or white sticky front, and put through the roller, what happens is because on these plates the backing is now at the front rather than the back hidden/protected by the clear Perspex, it’s exposed to the elements and goes dirty, or water gets in between the clear thin film and the plastic/tin backing with the yellow/white sticky front and water damages it or else the thin clear film just peels away or rips or gets pelted with stones and chips away, in some cases the whole thin film comes off and makes the number plate look all faded and dirty or dirty and dust stick to the now exposed sticky white/yellow, and in some cases parts of the numbers of the reg even become so faded or missing it can’t be seen.

Sometimes even seen plates made entirely out of a yellow or white piece of plastic which the reg is printed onto and gradually it goes brittle like an old sticker and bits flake off.

Noticed all this from old reg plates I collect for the dealer logos on them, the plates off of 1990s cars are generally in better condition than the ones off of anything post 2000 right up until the present day, even if the modern ones happen to be the same way of manufacture as the 1990s ones, ie the bestplate type ones as described above, somehow despite being the same plates made the same way the older ones are better and look fresher than the older ones. Only issue with older plates is the letters somehow weirdly ‘stretch’ in height over time most noticeable with C, E, R, S, 3, 5, 9, on older plates.
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 11:46 AM

Has no one come up with a better way to secure shoes to the back plate than this?
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Yep, this type with retainer and spring in one component. (Can't remember if they were Girling or not)

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:31 PM

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:20 PM

I've been banging on and lusting after any Rover R8 or 75 which floats my boat on ebay etc but came to realise yesterday that the real endangered model right now appears to be the 600-series - numbers have plummetted to below 3,000 on the road, which is bonkers when you consider that Rover made 270,988 of the blighters between 1993 and 1999 (although I understand a lot were exported).

 

How the hell have so many of them disappeared in such a short space of time ? I don't recall them being desparately shit. Anyway, want one now...

 

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:39 PM

I don't know, but I remember upsetting a bloke I worked with when I told him his Rover 600 was actually a Honda Accord.

 

He got proper angry.

 

Not sure why.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:39 PM

Rot. Or exploding gearboxes in my case (though rot is what made it uneconomical to save). Does make me sad that they get so readily overlooked for the podgy 75. I prefer the L-series diesel to the CDT, prefer the looks of the 600 and it feels much lighter and more nimble to drive.

 

Downsides are the ride is firmer and it never had the V6 engine it needed for maximum waft status.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:46 PM

Normally people try and upsell the Honda DNA in their Rovers, 1.8 K turbo "ultra reliable Honda engine" etc.

 

Average street furniture car form a defunct manufacturer won't help their survival rates but the youngest 600 will be 18 years old now so not bad innings for the survivors.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:48 PM

There was a time when I thought the 600 was the classic of the future....Didn't Moss or somebody have a specialist parts department for them at one time?   


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