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by highlander
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointy Indicators on modern cars
Replies: 24
Views: 1168

Re: Pointy Indicators on modern cars

My BMW does the three-flash thing if I nudge the indicators - but if I push them the whole way up/down, it will indicate for as long as the stalk is in that position - whether that's just long enough for once, or for as long as 100 times. The three-flash nudge is definitely a feature; it can be enab...
by highlander
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2272
Views: 148115

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I had a set of Uniroyal Rainsport 3 on the Coupe. Brilliantly grippy tyres, really good in the wet or the dry. Not even bad in the snow, but they're not snow tyres. Thanks to a tracking issue, the fronts wore out in only a few thousand miles (down to the cords on the inside edge, but looked fine on ...
by highlander
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointy Indicators on modern cars
Replies: 24
Views: 1168

Re: Pointy Indicators on modern cars

I sort of like them :oops: but not enough to warrant buying an Audi. Totally get what you guys are saying re. tiny indicators surrounded by very bright lights. I've nearly t-boned a turning Mini before because I didn't see the indicators. I don't mind if the indicators scroll - just as long as they'...
by highlander
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photography
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Re: Photography

Those 2 teddies have traveled well :lol: At one point they had their own Facebook page... She loves those little bears. They have been to a lot more countries than I have :) I live in a flat and don't have a garden of my own. There's a communal "garden" area (read: uninteresting narrow strip of gra...
by highlander
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photography
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Photography

Spotted John's (jasper5) link to his Flickr account on the "Image Hosting" thread (John's Flickr link below for those who haven't seen it): https://www.flickr.com/people/peugeot407/ ... and thought rather than derail that thread by saying "I also have a Flickr account", I thought I'd start a new thr...
by highlander
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Idiot neighbour...
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: Idiot neighbour...

If he keeps doing it, go to the police. You have a right to expect people to not clamber all over your property, just as he has a right to expect *not* to get a call from the police if he *doesn't* clamber all over your property. It's your car, not his.
by highlander
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2272
Views: 148115

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I got similar MPG over the weekend when we went to Skye in the BMW. 620 miles, around 34 MPG, from a naturally-aspirated 3.0 straight-six petrol 5-series. When my aunt passed away, we went down to Bath for her funeral, and I rented a Hyundai i30 with a 1.6 petrol engine. It was quite a nice car, to ...
by highlander
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worsening driving standards
Replies: 29
Views: 1929

Re: Worsening driving standards

I know this is rich coming from a BMW driver (I have heard all of the jokes, believe me - and I actually *do* use my indicators properly, thanks very much), but for the love of all things holy, please use your god damned indicators. It's not difficult, expensive, or time-consuming to do. You're lite...
by highlander
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2272
Views: 148115

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Just a thought - maybe the display models are deliberately busted (but in a relatively cheap-n-easy-to-fix way) to deter theft?

Like all those notices you got in the DVD aisle or in Game saying "Display case only - collect the disc at the till"
by highlander
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2272
Views: 148115

Re: and today i have mostly been...

A lot of the exchanges I used to work in had (probably still have) a different sort of UPS, usually with something interesting like "Rolls Royce" written on them... Rolls-Royce generators? No wonder our phone bills are so high! Our datacentre is backed up with a fairly large diesel generator (can't...
by highlander
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2272
Views: 148115

Re: and today i have mostly been...

AEG - washing machines I discovered today at work that AEG also make uninterruptible power supply units (battery backup for server and network equipment) I discovered it today because the one that was providing backup supply for one of my company's buildings decided "Sod it" and died. The equipment...
by highlander
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 406 niggles nearly all fixed
Replies: 7
Views: 599

Re: 406 niggles nearly all fixed

GingerMagic wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:00 am
Just a thought....
Have you taken up the slack on the throttle cable?
I did this shortly before selling my Coupe, it made a hell of a difference. In fact, I should probably have had the throttle cable replaced with a brand new one; I suspect it would have made a bigger difference.
by highlander
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2272
Views: 148115

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I'm guessing that list contains (amongst other names) the names of everybody who has ever been evil to cats. And rightly so - the bastards. Too right they're all different. I mean, they're all cats, and all exhibit cat-like behaviour, but they definitely have their own personalities. Mum's current c...
by highlander
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worsening driving standards
Replies: 29
Views: 1929

Re: Worsening driving standards

The one that still grinds my gears is the "Oh, I'm doing 60 MPH in the left lane, and you're perfectly legally overtaking me in the right lane? I better speed up, so that you can't" crowd. Oh, and the "I, being of at least 80 years old, will drive at exactly 40 MPH down these twisty B-roads at peak ...
by highlander
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci
Replies: 45
Views: 2939

Re: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci

As per forum rules you are not allowed to buy a Ford after your 406 ownership, it must be a Volvo, you will have 14 days to correct your mistake before your continued membership goes to committee. ... I guess I'm equally screwed :D I've had the BMW over a year now. Time flies! Other than an inciden...