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1 hour ago, iainrcz said:

I've upset an angry person on the RCZ forum.

He posted about 309 pictures going on about internal engine corrosion, and what to do .

I merely said "looks expensive, I'd skip it"

Apparently I'm crass and need to moderate my life amongst other things.

 

I'm still debating if I should ban him ūü§£

They look like a French alternative to an Audi TT.  Are they any good? . Seem a bit pricey for a megane,  like the TT seems to be pricey for a golf. 

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30 minutes ago, New POD said:

They look like a French alternative to an Audi TT.  Are they any good? . Seem a bit pricey for a megane,  like the TT seems to be pricey for a golf. 

Yes and no. I liked mine, it was  decent looking and well equipped.

Downside it was the least reliable car I've ever had, and I've owned a Fiat Panda made of filler that liked snapping clutch cables.

Coilpacks, coolant temp sensor, timing chain and the straw that broke the camel's back was a loud ticking noise. I had it checked out and it was the DMF popping its clogs.

So it went. I'd owned it around 16/17 months. It had about 50k on when I traded it in. They're based on a 308, built in Austria by Magna Steyr.

 

I now own a slightly slower, not as nicely equipped Toyota GT86 that has not batted an eyelid in nearly 3 years.

It gets no special treatment and it has never missed a beat.

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35 minutes ago, Garythesnail said:

"Because Toyota"

This is how I've found the experience of running the four Subarus we've had - they just work.

I've literally had no murmurs. I've had a few little bits to do, the bonnet slam panel trim rusts on them. As does the metal on door window outer seals. I've just taken them off and tarted them up. No big issue. Both are black, so easy job.

 

37 minutes ago, New POD said:

Magna Steyr ? The same people who bmw contracted out the build of the Cuntyman to (in Austria).  

Yep. Those folks.

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4 hours ago, New POD said:

They look like a French alternative to an Audi TT.  Are they any good? . Seem a bit pricey for a megane,  like the TT seems to be pricey for a golf. 

Had an RCZ-R on an extended test drive (Before Covid, I was doing a lot of long-ish term test drives for work). The engine is proper bonkers.

If you'd told someone 10 years ago that they could get 300BHP out of a 1.6 turbo, they'd tell you to give your head a wobble. Same engine as the 308 GTi (which again, is a fun car - nearest thing to a 205 GTi Peugeot ever made)

  

On 6/6/2021 at 10:05 PM, beko1987 said:

@BorniteIdentity what milage is your Toyota on again?

https://mag.toyota.co.uk/high-mile-club/


I'm about to get the 150k one, which is quite extraordinary for an MR2 Roadster. They normally start burning oil around £100k.

This one didn't. Last owner was a lady owner who paid for anything and everything that it needed. Serviced without fail every year. Engine is really sweet. Shame I'm getting it swapped out.

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17 hours ago, iainrcz said:

I've upset an angry person on the RCZ forum.

He posted about 309 pictures going on about internal engine corrosion, and what to do .

I merely said "looks expensive, I'd skip it"

Apparently I'm crass and need to moderate my life amongst other things.

 

I'm still debating if I should ban him ūü§£

Yep. I knew when he got all aggressive that he was a plum.

Turns out he chucked £3700 at it getting parts replaced and the engine rebuilt.

On a 2013 200 that's probably worth about 5k...

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8 hours ago, myglaren said:

Woman out the back of mine has an RCZ that appears to be very reliable indeed.  Replaced her Crossfire that was a miserable thing.

It's her second RCZ so can't be too bad.

Apologies for the photo, too lazy to actually go outside and do a proper job.

 

 

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Nice street furniture.

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47 minutes ago, Remspoor said:

Nice street furniture.

Someone keeps piling crap out there.  The council takes it away.  It may be fly tipping or possibly not.

One of the flats has recently been renovated and It looks like detritus from that - most of that heap is rolled up strips of new carpet offcuts.  The chair just appeared today.

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9 hours ago, wuvvum said:

Many years ago I was extremely bored at work so spent a fun filled few hours memorising Pi to 22 decimal places.  I can still remember it too, which is quite sad.

One of my schoolmates was employed at Fylingdales BMEWS.  There were the most up to date computers installed, that six seconds after launch could identify a soviet missile, where it was launched and it's target.

One night he was there alone and set the computer to work out Pi to as far as it could go.

Several hours later it had chugged out the result onto fanfold paper using the dot matrix printer.

I forget how many places but it was a hell of a lot of paper.

Good job the Russians didn't launch any nukes while it was busy.

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16 minutes ago, myglaren said:

One of my schoolmates was employed at Fylingdales BMEWS.  There were the most up to date computers installed, that six seconds after launch could identify a soviet missile, where it was launched and it's target.

One night he was there alone and set the computer to work out Pi to as far as it could go.

Several hours later it had chugged out the result onto fanfold paper using the dot matrix printer.

I forget how many places but it was a hell of a lot of paper.

Good job the Russians didn't launch any nukes while it was busy.

 

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9 hours ago, myglaren said:

.....Several hours later it had chugged out the result onto fanfold paper using the dot matrix printer.

I forget how many places but it was a hell of a lot of paper....

Was the sudden increase in the consumption of printer paper marked down as an aberration?

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On 09/06/2021 at 19:19, Remspoor said:

Nice street furniture.

I kept hearing odd noises during the night (Thursday).  Not unusual in this house, but different.  Sounded as though there was an animal or bird in one of the bedrooms.  Strange clattering and scuffling.

I did find a cat in a few days ago and all the windows had been open.

Went to investigate and fond nothing.

It occurred several times, still nothing to see.

Yesterday the council did indeed turn up and remove the heap of crap - most of it anyway.  The chair is still there.

It must have been an animal digging about in the heap of crap - hedgehog perhaps, or a fox.  There were a few odd 'animal' sounds as it got light, hard to say what.

Anyone want a nice chair? The legs are only about four inches long, not much better than sitting on the floor.

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