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#20131 ONLINE   HarmonicCheeseburger

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 04:21 PM

Any points for a budget satnav? I would only need it occasionally but would like something modern and updated.


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#20132 ONLINE   Hooli

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 04:35 PM

Have a look on ebay, you can get stuff like TomTom Start 20s with lifetime europe maps for £30-40 refurbed.

 

You can't plan fancy routes as they only do one waypoint, but for A to B they are fine.


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#20133 OFFLINE   Wingz123

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 04:47 PM

Any points for a budget satnav? I would only need it occasionally but would like something modern and updated.


Waze on your mobile? Free and traffic in real time - absolutely gold in London
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Posted 21 September 2018 - 04:55 PM

Waze as mentioned above - best option really and helpful for police warnings and speed cameras.
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#20135 OFFLINE   twosmoke300

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 05:42 PM

Didn’t DW get hopelessly lost using Waze recently?

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#20136 OFFLINE   Wingz123

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 05:44 PM

Didn’t DW get hopelessly lost using Waze recently?


Better in cities.... My favourite was the little cut through from Embankment, down the side of the Savoy and out onto the Strand to cut through to Trafalgar Square and then down towards Buckingham Palace

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 08:32 PM

Put tracking info into eBay. He can open a case but won't win.

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 08:44 PM

Sent a parcel 2nd class following an ebay sale, guy's saying not received but tracking says delivered, whats the score with him claiming back off me ? can he ?


Let them open a case, provide tracking info and proof of delivery, case closed in your favour.

Have you told him/ her it says delivered?

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 08:48 PM

Let them open a case, provide tracking info and proof of delivery, case closed in your favour.

Have you told him/ her it says delivered?

 

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#20140 OFFLINE   Wingz123

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 08:50 PM

Yep, don't know what the fuck he wants me to do about it really


He wants to keep the item and get his money back...fucking dirty bastard
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Posted 21 September 2018 - 08:58 PM

Any points for a budget satnav? I would only need it occasionally but would like something modern and updated.



OSMAnd on an android phone or tablet, it's all for free and works well offline. Better than many paid-for ones ime.

Multiple intermediate points, car/bicycle/walking settings and a load of fine tuning within. But it works great, as is.

Bike setting has avoid hills/less hilly/don't care settings which can be useful.

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 08:59 PM

Re the wheel bearing, unless you are Geoff Capes, bung the local garage a tenner or whatever to press it out and the new one in. Fannying about on the garage floor with old sockets and hammers is horse work. Bearings etc want gradual strong pressure to knock them out successfully. Unless you can exert 10 tonnes off the end of your elbow.
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#20143 OFFLINE   Tamworthbay

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 09:03 PM

Re the wheel bearing, unless you are Geoff Capes, bung the local garage a tenner or whatever to press it out and the new one in. Fannying about on the garage floor with old sockets and hammers is horse work. Bearings etc want gradual strong pressure to knock them out successfully. Unless you can exert 10 tonnes off the end of your elbow.


This is were allthread, nuts, washers and big sockets are your friends. Granted a garage is a way to do it but not much is beyond a home mechanic with a bit of ingenuity in terms of pullers/ press.

#20144 OFFLINE   sierraman

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 09:19 PM

Sometimes it’s not worth wrenching your bollocks over the vice for a couple of beer tokens to someone with a press.

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 09:30 PM

Never wrenched anything off doing it, just moving a spanner a bit. Key is having the right sized sockets and spacers.
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Posted 21 September 2018 - 10:07 PM

Surely it would be essential for a valet key to open the glove box and boot for valeting as they are mostly used as rubbish containers for old drinks cans and doggypoo bags?

valet  parking   not   two bucket  wrongdoings


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#20147 OFFLINE   Nicola H

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 10:11 PM

Any points for a budget satnav? I would only need it occasionally but would like something modern and updated.

 

 do you have a smart phone ? 

 

if so a vent  bracket for your telephonic device   and  download waze ... 

 

ETA  just seen the  recommendation of OSMand - hsve to see how that compares



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Posted 21 September 2018 - 10:13 PM

do you have a smart phone ?

if so a vent bracket for your telephonic device and download waze ...


What I said above

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 10:17 PM

It will, however if you lock the boot or glove box with the black Key then try to open it with the grey it wont do it, doesn't matter how old the car is or the spec it's just something Toyota do.

 

Toyota dont give out master keys like the red Honda Keys as far as I know.

 

 

 

Tailgate is a 'slam to lock' so key only turns clockwise to open. If you didn't want the valet/car park attendant to get in the boot, then surely it wouldn't have a remote mechanical release under the driver's seat? Glove box doesn't have a lock, so really, it's like having a 3rd key that does nothing special!


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#20150 ONLINE   Hooli

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 10:24 PM

Don't a lot of cars like that have a 'turn to lock more' after shutting the boot so that the valet key doesn't work?

 

it might be something I've imagined over time though.


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#20151 OFFLINE   dozeydustman

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 10:43 PM

Don't a lot of cars like that have a 'turn to lock more' after shutting the boot so that the valet key doesn't work?

 

it might be something I've imagined over time though.

 

 

Not noticed it. All keys only turn one way, and it's turn to open or turn other way to snap key


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Posted 21 September 2018 - 10:49 PM

Fair enough, must be my imagination then. I've not had a jap car for over decades.


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#20153 OFFLINE   Snipes

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Posted Yesterday, 06:52 AM

Fair enough, must be my imagination then. I've not had a jap car for over decades.


No my Nissan Bluebird had a similar, limited functionality key (red)'which i was told was a valet key but I never paid it any attention.
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Posted Yesterday, 07:21 AM

And my Beemer, it opened the doors but not the glove box. Seemed a bit pointless really but was a useable spare.

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Posted Yesterday, 11:07 AM

Herman is posing a weird issue.

 

The coolant and thermostat housing was replaced recently and the cooling system was bled. Now it takes an age to get to 93c and the temp plummets like a stone if I had the sheer nerve to turn the heaters up in temp, which don't really kick out the same heat they used to. HOWEVER, the dedicated windscreen demist button throws out a lovely heat. 

It's bound to be a stuck open thermostat, right? Winter is round the corner....



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Posted Yesterday, 02:34 PM

Mostly OE ones are designed to fail safe in the open position.
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Posted Yesterday, 02:51 PM

I have also seen examples where they are the right size but have bypass holes for some models. That can have the same effect.

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Posted Yesterday, 03:04 PM

Fair enough, must be my imagination then. I've not had a jap car for over decades.

 

Hondas/Rovers have a key lock on the tailgate release by the driver's seat, to stop it working for valets.


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Posted Yesterday, 09:01 PM

As an owner of an MGF (remember the black one with detachable hard top which roffled and was with Moog briefly?) how brilliant* an idea would it be to use is as a cheap runabout over the winter? Basically those with experience of MGFs in winter conditions I am asking for your thoughts. It will have a hard top on so it is at least capable* of keeping weather out. It certainly is frugal enough to be a runabout.

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Posted Today, 11:34 AM

Which Mini booster/jump pack should I buy?

 

Mine no longer seems capable of starting a car and I am bewildered by the choice looking for a replacment.

 

The last one off Amazon was £30 it is ANNKE 300A Peak, 8000 mAh and has been ok, but I am disappointed it now fails to jump cars after 2 years. It still charges my phone and the torch works well.

 

Has anybody had any particularly good experiences with how well their's has lasted or indeed bad?

 

 

 

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