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#87001 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:16 AM

It'll arrive 10mins after you buy a battery.


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#87002 OFFLINE   myglaren

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:05 AM

Every day for months... EVERY DAY I’ve had an unwanted email with offers from Eurocarparts, today the Ovlov wont start because needs new battery, and wheres the ECP email? There isnt one. Thats where. I’M FUMMING!!!

They usually have a discount code under the banner but it seems not to be there now,

Checked on batteries and one the same as I bought a couple of years ago is £158.99

I paid £53+VAT through Andrew Page - that I recently found is owned by ECP.

 

If you have time to wait, "The Battery Guys" among others offer a decent online service with quick delivery.

Haven't used them personally.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 11:09 AM

Generally found even with their 50% off sales the same battery can be found for a similar price on other well-known car part websites.

 

Unless its something really expensive like a stop-start AGM battery then the savings aren't that brilliant.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 11:41 AM

Wasn't that why 300 series Discos got lights in the bumper too? as with the rear door open the spare covered half the lights.


Indeed so. Also why Shoguns have different rear lights to Pajeros.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 11:54 AM

Thanks, I've had a look on their website, WINTER35 gives 35% off but I think Halfords are still cheaper for similar batteries. This one at £120 looks ok. 

 

https://www.halfords...-year-guarantee

 

The car is March 2003 and this is it's original battery so I reckon nearly 16 years is probably ok!

 

Still a grump though as after all that time it chose the day my wife started a new job to not start. But that's not the grump. The grump is that I had to get out of bed to help sort it.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 12:19 PM

'Personalised' registrations.

No, not your usual illegally-spaced approximation of the owners name, but car models in the registration.

All of a sudden it seems at least half the local tradesmen are tooling about in VW vans with registrations beginning T5. Why? I know what it means, because I already know what a T5 is, so it doesn't tell me anything*. People who don't know what a T5 is won't be any the wiser after seeing the reg, so it doesn't tell them anything either*. What is point?

However, similar regs on BMW's often do tell you something about the owner, usually that they don't have as much disposable income as they used to-there's quite a few X5 plates on X3's, M5's diesel 3-series etc. Still pisses me off when I see them though.

I'm not really sure what my point is here.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 12:45 PM

'Personalised' registrations.

No, not your usual illegally-spaced approximation of the owners name, but car models in the registration.

All of a sudden it seems at least half the local tradesmen are tooling about in VW vans with registrations beginning T5. Why? I know what it means, because I already know what a T5 is, so it doesn't tell me anything*. People who don't know what a T5 is won't be any the wiser after seeing the reg, so it doesn't tell them anything either*. What is point?

However, similar regs on BMW's often do tell you something about the owner, usually that they don't have as much disposable income as they used to-there's quite a few X5 plates on X3's, M5's diesel 3-series etc. Still pisses me off when I see them though.

I'm not really sure what my point is here.

 

 

I 100% agree with whatever the point is :)

 

My mate in the USA has "Blue X5" on his ....Blue X5 - fine but why?

 

I always smile when I see an X5 plate on a Kia Sportage or an M3 or M5 plate on a 1-Series :)

 

I think the T5 thing is to show they are in the gang/scene - being "different" by being the same. 


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 01:08 PM

I used to have an MX5 which was H680 EBV.  I sold it to KevFromWales.

 

I now have an H6 legacy for which I cannot for the life of me remember the registration.  Fuck knows why, I just can't get it right.

 

I'm so tempted to spend £250 on H6 EBV.  It's true, and I'd remember it.  But it costs the same as a car, including the best car I've ever had (Despairs and Tires' Kia Pride)


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 01:38 PM

Collapsed at work yesterday at half 9 in the morning. I don't remember anything between then and about an hour ago when I woke up in bed, apparently I was delirious for a good 8 hours yesterday afternoon.

 

Awaiting blood test results but I think I've got real 'flu.

 

At least work are going to postpone my supervisor job interview until after I am back.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 01:52 PM

Collapsed at work yesterday at half 9 in the morning. I don't remember anything between then and about an hour ago when I woke up in bed, apparently I was delirious for a good 8 hours yesterday afternoon.

 

Awaiting blood test results but I think I've got real 'flu.

 

At least work are going to postpone my supervisor job interview until after I am back.

 

Yeesh, look after yourself, dude. That sounds rough alright.

 

Real 'flu is a bastard. It's easy to forget that it can and does kill (just hopefully not in this case). I've only had the real thing once, and I was literally dragging myself across the floor for a week.

 

Fluids/bedrest/painkillers/keep warm.

 

Good that work have rescheduled the interview for you.

 

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 02:03 PM

Stepdaughter is here to do things as and when I need them doing, about time she did some housework the lazy moo.

 

But I suspect I will going back to sleep very soon. I feel a lot better for a ridiculously hot bath. Been feeling off since thursday last, though yesterday morning I just felt a bit snotty as opposed to really ill and thought I'd shaken it off.

 

Gives me time to work on the 2019 Adventshite Calendar and a few other projects I have on the go, it's too cold to go and do car related jobs.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 02:08 PM

Bloody Nora, that sounds scary.  I've only had real flu once - not an experience I'm anxious to repeat.



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Posted 10 January 2019 - 02:10 PM

OK, we are really gonna fall out now - ticket number 2 in a couple of days. Time for a passive aggressive sign.



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Posted 10 January 2019 - 02:15 PM

Stepdaughter is here to do things as and when I need them doing, about time she did some housework the lazy moo.

 

But I suspect I will going back to sleep very soon. I feel a lot better for a ridiculously hot bath. Been feeling off since thursday last, though yesterday morning I just felt a bit snotty as opposed to really ill and thought I'd shaken it off.

 

Gives me time to work on the 2019 Adventshite Calendar and a few other projects I have on the go, it's too cold to go and do car related jobs.

 

The Junkwoman has fallen ill with the same. Despite her usually rather robust immune system, she has been labouring on this for a similar amount of time now.

Lack of stepdaughter forces Junkdaughters to look after housework, yielding indifferent results.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 02:46 PM

OK, we are really gonna fall out now - ticket number 2 in a couple of days. Time for a passive aggressive sign.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 02:57 PM

The Junkwoman has fallen ill with the same. Despite her usually rather robust immune system, she has been labouring on this for a similar amount of time now.

Lack of stepdaughter forces Junkdaughters to look after housework, yielding indifferent results.

 

Stepdaughter isn't much better. 10 minutes ago I asked her to unload the dishwasher, she said she'd be down shortly. Had to make an emergency khasi visit, stepdaughter conveniently "has had to go out" while I was trying not to die in the Elvis style and tells me this by text. I've managed to empty and reload it, but it has knackered me. Grrrr.

 

If I do drop down dead one day the girls will just live in a sea of dirty* clothes and dishes.

 

*either not put away after being washed & dried and end up on the floor, or mixed with dirty clothes, or worn for 5 nanoseconds while assembling an outfit, then thrown in laundry basket not put back in wardrobe/drawers


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 03:08 PM

I 100% agree with whatever the point is :)

 

My mate in the USA has "Blue X5" on his ....Blue X5 - fine but why?

 

I always smile when I see an X5 plate on a Kia Sportage or an M3 or M5 plate on a 1-Series :)

 

I think the T5 thing is to show they are in the gang/scene - being "different" by being the same. 

 

I think I'd rather have "Red X6" on a Blue X5, just in case I ever do anything illegal and need to confuse the cops.

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 03:59 PM

Sadly work related -  I'm now with a client in the high finance world. All seems very professional to external clients paying through the nose for everything they do. Normal so far.

 

I need a certain software and client running for even the most basic of my job roles. I've been with this place for 2+mths now - and this application has worked for the grand fucking total of 36hrs!

 

Email received - this work ticket has now been routed back to you! WTAF!!!! I wrote exactly what i thought of this shower of shit in an email - then edited out the swearing - then re-edited to make it legible again. fired off and escalated………

Simple enough software and client - 15 times with various 'support' teams. can I have admin rights to sort this shit out myself - not a fucking chance. That request is now with VP level! My boss just had a laugh as the block on my Admin rights is not knowing if I would know what i was dong if given 'the power'. I pointed out to all and sundry that their specialists obviously don't have a fucking clue and a trained proboscis monkey would've managed the basic intial task in the time taken so far...….. bunch of useless shirking cunts - the lot of them - fuck this - going home (but they'll still be billed for it that's for fucking sure!)

 

Sorry - but it's just fucking stupid now………..


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 04:48 PM

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 06:16 PM

Bollocks. Parking ticket.

 

Decided to have a lie in, and as I only had meetings in the afternoon at work I snoozed whilst the traffic cleared, got on the road about 9am and had a lovely stress-free journey down instead of dealing with the M40/M4 at 8.30am. Except the carpark was full.

 

So I saw a whole row of cars parked just outside the carpark on some really old, crusty double yellows. I figured I'd leave it there for an hour until some spaces became available, and move it. WCPGW? Beats using the overflow which is actually three miles away and probably also full but no way of knowing until you get there, by which time you're late thanks to Slough traffic.

 

The traffic warden that appeared less than 20 minutes after I left the car had a field day, did the whole row. 

 

Can't argue it, bang to rights, £35 down the drain. 

 

crusty double yellows you say? that doesn't sound like they conform to the guidlines then- research and appeal!


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 08:13 PM

If one can get off coz the double yellows are old and worn out it should work the other way around too and the fine should be bigger if your car is dirty or badly painted.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 08:17 PM

If you knowingly park illegally and get a ticket just suck it up and pay the fine.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 08:20 PM

If you knowingly park illegally and get a ticket just suck it up and pay the fine.


Absolutely nothing illegal about my parking
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 08:22 PM

Absolutely nothing illegal about my parking

So I understand, it was more to do with earlier talk of crusty yellow lines etc.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 08:23 PM

Ah, yeah. Gotcha.

Tend to agree with you there, too.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 08:36 PM

Don't forget with double yellows, it's not just the road but also the footpath that's covered. And don't think that just getting your wheels inside the lines gets you safe. The law says "any part of the vehicle, OR load...". Ask me how I know...

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 08:40 PM

Local newspapers. All clickbait with no journalistic quality - in fact some of them are like uni rag mags without the quality.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 08:54 PM

Going by train to and from the NEC today.  I used to enjoy travelling by train, nowadays I hate it.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:16 PM

They're crusty but they're not difficult to see. I parked there knowing it was double yellows, intending to move my car shortly, thinking that because everyone else does it every day it would be fine. I'm not gonna even try and contest it.

 

Wasn't it Scary on here who had months of arguing about a genuine case of loading a guitar speaker whilst parked on DYLs? And that's a proper case of should be exempt. Not "Can't be arsed to drive any further I'll just leave it here" like muggins here.

 

I think the only irritating this is my colleague parked about 1/4 mile away, on double yellows, but on a road that runs off the one I was on. He didn't get a ticket. And he's refused to go halves on mine, the bastard.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:22 PM

Don't forget with double yellows, it's not just the road but also the footpath that's covered. And don't think that just getting your wheels inside the lines gets you safe. The law says "any part of the vehicle, OR load...". Ask me how I know...

Me too, onlymticket I have ever had was the bumper on my Orion sticking over the yellows. I disputed it as there was no more than 6” overhang on a bad day, but 1” is too much by law. The annoying thing was that was space but I didn’t want to make life hard for car in front to get out.




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