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by highlander
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2459
Views: 175132

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I didn't think it was possible for a kitten to climb a wallpapered wall We had a ginger long-haired Persian cat who loved to sleep outside in the flower beds on warm sunny days. Except that one day, he woke up to discover it had been absolutely pissing down with rain. He came inside, mud all throug...
by highlander
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2459
Views: 175132

Re: and today i have mostly been...

They're all unique; you can never replace them. But there's no harm in becoming the full-time employee of another cat if that's what brings you comfort. Sorry for your loss Steve, and RIP to Teeny Weeny Propeller Beanie. We had one cat - a beautiful tortoise-shell named Sophie - that survived being ...
by highlander
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!
Replies: 236
Views: 34127

Re: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!

In my BMW it was the shocks that did the spring in. The shocks had failed, so the springs were the only thing really providing much support. The spring snapped about half-way up. The guy said that if it was corrosion that got the spring, it would have snapped much lower down, where the spring is mor...
by highlander
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2459
Views: 175132

Re: and today i have mostly been...

and the backplate, which'd be a dealer-only jobbie. About £300 for a pug iirc - although they stopped selling them years ago. Thankfully the backplate wasn't too pricey, something like £60. That was the only part the dude had to go to the dealer to get. Thankfully the front-left one was in much bet...
by highlander
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2459
Views: 175132

Re: and today i have mostly been...

The parts cost was pretty high to me - I'm certain the parts and labour on the Coupe was less for all four corners (4x shocks, 4x springs, 2x front top-mounts). The £900 today was just on the fronts. I can certainly have a go at discs and pads - at least the damn bolts won't all be seized and need h...
by highlander
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2459
Views: 175132

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Today I have mostly been inviting a mobile mechanic to help himself to the contents of my wallet. Front-right coil spring on my 525i broke on New Year's Eve, which I believe is 2018's way of telling me to go poke it. Turns out the front shocks have crapped out, which meant the bulk of the suspension...
by highlander
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another bargain!
Replies: 1997
Views: 81120

Re: Another bargain!

Exhaust tip's hanging kinda low too, isn't it? I know it's a diesel and the tip is turned down, but it looks like it might need a new exhaust hanger. Actually, the auction is for *two* 406 HDi's - this one, and his daughter's one. The wording in the ad is slightly ambiguous but it suggests it's his ...
by highlander
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointy Indicators on modern cars
Replies: 24
Views: 2130

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: 2459
Views: 175132

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: 2130

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: 673

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: 673

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: 480

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: 2459
Views: 175132

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: 32
Views: 3067

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...