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  1. You will lose any NCD that is less than a complete year - ie if you are changing half way through your policy year, the previous six months NCD will be lost and when you restart with Direct Line you will go back to however many full years you had at the start of this policy year. No other ill effects - its often worth sacrificing a part-year NCD when decent savings are to be had.
  2. A doctors? In France? On a sunny Friday afternoon? not fucking likely, they are all motoring to the coast for a weekend on their yachts. I trundled down to a proper pharmacy....the pharmacist profession is a respected medical type here, especially in places like here in bumfuck nowhere, miles from civilisation, who can deal with minor-ish medical stuff and advise well if serious stuff is needed, at least. "oooh, thats a big one". I hadent even taken my trousers off at this point, but realised he was talking about the photo of my bloody snotbaby. Almost certainly just a gooey clot from a slow noose-bleed that had been back-filling a cavity in the hollow, rattling void I call a head. Nothing to really worry about, better out than in etc etc...apparently. If more nose bleeds occur or more eldritch blood monsters crawl out of my skull I will need a hospital to seal the leak so just keep calm and carry on.... I flicked it out the car window....I like to imagine it growing.... hunting...learning....
  3. Hey guys, wanna see something fucking horrific? I will mask it because there are some sensitive types on here... Driving along and this six inch blood-slug came out my nostril. it was the consistency of very overcooked pasta with a slimy coating of blood on the outside. Fucking weirdest sensation...it felt like it was attached directly to the back of my eyeball. So...uh....is this good or bad?
  4. Not even joking, my nose started bleeding a couple of minutes after writing that ^^ I havent had a nose-bleed for decades. Talk about portents..... well if this is the end - see you in another life, brothers. Its been great/shit** talking to you. [**delete as appropriate]
  5. Its 2am and I am sitting here waiting for the sweet release of death - Seriously....God.....You and I both know I dont believe in you, but on the offchance I am wrong, just hurry the fuck up and kill me. I am one of those annyoing twats who never gets ill....the odd sniffle, sometimes a dose of the runs if food doesnt agree, but when I do get ill, holy fuck do I cop it bad. Sore throat that is agony when swallowing....its like deep-throating a handful of hacksaw blades. This has spread to sore neck and stuffy head, and while this is just about bearable during the day its hellish at night....I havent had more than about 10 minutes of continuous sleep since Tuesday...just a few snatched minutes of dozing here and there until I am awoken by coughing and pain. Weird side effects include excess saliva production so I smear dribble all over my face when lying down and have to constantly spit into a bucket on the floor like some fucking Alabama hick, and most bizarrely I seem to have developed an air-leak in my plumbing somewhere as I am ripping out the most disturbing, life-changing farts imaginable. I have been to Le Boots and bought all the medicines and have been chewing that shit like its tic-tacs but its doing fuck all. Add in the heat...the fucking unbearable, savage, unremitting heat that is supposed to get even fucking hotter next week and here I am sitting butt-nekkid in front of the computer with a fan pointed at my nads, moaning to a bunch of imaginary people on an online forum about cars that is probably all just a delusion in my head.
  6. good car worth keeping? fix it properly shitter to run for a while and then get rid? k-seal away.
  7. Surely there should still be some in scrapyards? Newer ones are available cheap enough.... https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/Direction-Assist-e-Capteur-De-Pression-D-huile-Pour-Mondeo-Mk4-S-max-Galaxy-FORD-MONDEO/32858261776.html but the wiring loom plug is different, so you could always just change the loom plug? iirc all they do is raise the idle speed a little on full lock, so not massively important....if you have a non working spare you could plug the inlet hole up with chemical metal and screw it in as a planking plug until you get a replacement.
  8. Sadly this is why folk (me included) buy and use cheap Chinese shit that lasts a few years. Yes a Warn is the bollocks, but who has a grand and a half for one? Your best bet is going to be ebaying it or try some of the its gripped, its sorted, its locked offroad forums.
  9. Its fucked - need a new one. [bodge] figure out if the switch is normally-open or normally-closed when in use and either leave unplugged or bridge the loom plug with a little bit of wire as appropriate[/bodge]
  10. I said "generally" rot free. There are always exceptions....And I owned and welded a bad one... But the rotters are outnumbered by the solid ones and its nothing like Discoveries or Defenders where an unrotten, unwelded one is an extremely rare thing to find.
  11. And yet aside from cosmetic scabs you never see a rotten P38 and mkI Freelanders are generally rot-free too. I guess they accidentally left out the acid and salt water dips when setting up the production lines for those.
  12. Switch one off and restart a few times in short succession when hot and you will find they flood very easily when hot too. The RAC procedure for dealing with these is to remove the fuel pump relay or fuse and crank it till clear and if it still wont go they summon a second patrol (because they dont trust a customer to not fuck it up) and do a tow-start. I think it was one of the breakdown guys on here I saw had a fly-lead with a switch in it that they used to bypass the fuse and feather the fuel pump off and on while trying to get them to re-start.
  13. Its all fun and games until the learner stalls it and it wont restart because hot start issue, or they stall it twice in a row and flood the bastard. Pulling the fuel pump relay and cranking till it clears the rotors isnt the ideal thing to be done at a busy junction - especially if its a tricky one that needs a tow-start afterwards.
  14. This is the first step of a super-common scam over here. You call up and some woman gives the speil about it being the husband/sons pride and joy but he died and she cant bear etc etc doesnt want the money, just wants it to go to a good home. It then devolves into the usual "Its actually in Belguim.....shipping agent blah blah please send your details etc etc" scam Always trucks, excavators, tractors and stuff like that.
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