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#181 OFFLINE   Mr_Bo11ox

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 08:56 PM

Letter off parents and local Police or Mayor or similar?

Had the similar issue that stripped fred had. Three generations and all with different surnames had the UK guy puzzled.


Why the hell would someone need a letter from a local mayor when travelling from Spain to UK? Complete nonsense, at least until March 2019 of course.
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Posted 15 August 2017 - 09:03 PM

Yes in France,if the limit is 130kph most people do at least 120, on the 90 kph roads most people are doing almost the limit.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 09:53 PM

I am a few nights in to my little road trip 950 miles so far down to the spanish border then back up to Narbonne for the main main reason for our trip https://www.lesgrand...aurant/buffets It really was worth the drive as well. We move on Tomorrow towards the Cote de Azur then on to Northern Italy. Fingers crossed the Porsche is going to be ok as it has a wheel bearing that is humming quite badly now. It seem ok as long as I keep it at sensible speeds. We have seen bugger all in the way of traffic and the average speed is still 58mph even with a few hours round the mountains. There is so much tat about but a lack of camera means there won't be many pictures after.


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:12 AM

At the German and most eastern end of my road trip. Touch wood car going well. Anyone know the likelihood of a static speed camera zap resulting in a fine ending up on your uk doorstep? Also what's the deal with the (redundant?) need for in car breathalysers- im confused.

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 08:14 AM

Breathalysers are required by law, but my understanding is that they cannot actually implement said law, so I never bother.

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 12:22 PM

I asked my sister who lives in France and she said the whole breathalyser thing was scrapped years ago as it was unworkable.

 

When I mentioned that we're not being told that back in England, she laughed.

 

So I looked it up again.  We are supposed to carry a breathalyser but the fine has been postponed twice and was shelved in January 2013


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 06:58 PM

I started to get a nasty vibration on the front at about 90km/h today.  It wasn't vibrating yesterday or before that.

Spanish tyre centre tested all four wheels and all four were off balance (I watched him test them) and charged 25 Euros to rebalance them.

Took it for a quick blast and it seems okay.

There is still a slight vibration from the back at 150km/h but it's fine at legal speeds.

There are some pretty big bumps on Spanish motorways so I guess it's caused a weight to fall off or something.



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 08:02 PM

I started to get a nasty vibration on the front at about 90km/h today.  It wasn't vibrating yesterday or before that.

Spanish tyre centre tested all four wheels and all four were off balance (I watched him test them) and charged 25 Euros to rebalance them.

Took it for a quick blast and it seems okay.

There is still a slight vibration from the back at 150km/h but it's fine at legal speeds.

There are some pretty big bumps on Spanish motorways so I guess it's caused a weight to fall off or something.

Stick on weights are pretty rubbish and very likely to fall off. The Porsche is still going but the wheel bearing is pretty noisey and the front suspension is knocking a bit on the front due to the seriously shit state of the back roads in France. Hopefully it will get us home I am really regretting bringing it and will most likely flog it when I get back and have fixed all the faults that have been showing up.


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 08:17 PM

Anyone know the likelihood of a static speed camera zap resulting in a fine ending up on your uk doorstep?


I was flashed going about 5kmh over the limit in France, about 4 weeks ago. No fine in the post yet...
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