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Guzzilazz

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  1. ... not for dealer swaps, where a dealer has a customer looking for a specific car, which is in stock with another dealer, and the swaps the car for one of his stock cars...
  2. There are only 4 network operators in the UK; EE, O2, Vodafone and Three. Every other "operator" is a secondary supplier. So Tesco use O2 for example. BT Mobile are a secondary operator, and (as a customer) they use EE. If you're a BT customer, they are considerably cheaper than EE
  3. A bit difficult where the sign is overgrown, and not visible, or where the sign has been hit or vandalised and you can't tell what the limit is. Essex cc is useless at keeping this stuff maintained
  4. At that age almost certainly, I had a 2009 Seat Exeo, that was CANBUS
  5. My wiring kit came with an electronics module to connect back to the Control units in the car, that's why the car needs reprogramming. The CU in the car first has to be told that the new module is connected, then the car CU has to be told that it's a towing module. No electronics, it's a cheap and cheerful and ineffective solution
  6. The latest 2litre TDCI Kuga is a "mild hybrid"
  7. How does that cover the "Christmas crack down" we see every year? I very much support it, just an academic question
  8. You need to know that the Powershift has had oil and filter changes at the appropriate intervals, and they're NOT included as part of any regular service...
  9. Uh? A diesel Up won't tow 2000 kg...
  10. What's the difference between one person not accepting evidence from Scotland and another not accepting evidence that any alcohol consumption impacts ones ability to drive? Both are evidence based approaches... If you make an argument please be consistent, otherwise it's just your opinion!!!!
  11. There are fairly "major" roads (as in busy-ish routes although the road will be a B-road) that are single track with passing places... For example, towing along the B3306 coast road between Lands End and St Ives would be an absolute no-no for me as a pretty confident tower
  12. It's an interesting comment from your neighbour, as the car is a prototype. Currently there aren't hybrid cars that would work well with anything other than a very small caravan, maybe they manufacturers are considering our needs
  13. I have significant experience from a number of groups of workers where alcohol consumption is a threat to public safety, namely railway staff... Over the years the regime changed, and now pretty much any member of staff involved in any incident will be Drugs & Alcohol (D&A) tested. In addition, there is random testing carried out. Now the "rule book" states no alcohol within 18 hours of signing on duty. Seems sensible to me... It also spread to all grades of staff whether operational or not
  14. TWO standards? Surely the backfill should be to Highways authority standards?????
  15. I'm 6' 3" and find the bed in the Cabrera fine... We love the van, it suits us to a T. We like plenty of room for the two of us, and bought the Cabrera for the island bed, and the very comfortable lounge area. We've had it for 8 months and have done about 1200 miles, it's a good van to tow with our Kuga, but you MUST check the nose weight and all up weight. We have to load under the bed to get the nose weight right and carry quite a bit of stuff in the car...
  16. This high has been very high, about 1038 millibars... "normal" pressure is 1013, and to indicate the effect, 1mb change either way from 1013 changes sea level by 1cm, so would be depressed by 10". The concern is usually when there is a deep low, because that amount on a low pressure results in a rise of 10". According to the Beeb: "Effect of Weather on Reception. Weather-related problems tend to happen mainly in the summer, when high pressure can cause a radio signal to travel further than it would normally. If this distant radio signal is on the same frequency as the one you are listening to it can cause a reception problem. This is because your radio will struggle decoding two radio stations on the same frequency. This is known as co-channel interference The effect can last from a few hours to a few days and can cause intermittent effects on the service during that time. The effect that causes radio signals to travel further than normal is known as tropospheric ducting. For more information see our guide on tropospheric ducting. What to do: There is nothing that can be done but to wait until the weather changes. We have no control over it. If your problem is due to the weather, it should go away once the weather changes."
  17. No, your controller will be no more than 10A, that's the main battery fuse.....
  18. Most installations will have a fuse on the battery side of the solar charging. 0.28V indicates NO CONNECTION to the battery
  19. The main point to remember is that thermo-electric cool boxes (Peltier effect refrigerators) draw significant current (5-6A continuous). Compressor ones draw that current for short periods. I have a Waeco CF18 which draws 5A for about 2 minutes every 25 minutes, equating to about 0.9A continuous...
  20. How heavy do you think a car battery pack is? It's hundreds of kg... how are you going to swap that out?
  21. To give a random statistic about research success. The pharmaceutical industry (which for years has been using heavily targeted R&D) reckon that for every 10,000 compounds which they investigate ONE makes it to market...
  22. But on most cars, the tow bar replaces a rear member from the car? In my case, the "real" bumper...
  23. I've looked at lithium for the boat, and the ones I looked at didn't need special charging arrangements as they had electronics built in to take charger input from LA/AGM etc charging sources. Still £800 each at that point...
  24. I had a smack in a new Skoda Fabia in 2006. Car was with DL, and they insisted we use their "recommended" body shop (Ford dealer). When the car was serviced just after repair we had the poor quality of the job pointed out to us, and that the quality would void the bodywork warranty unless rectified immediately... That was an uphill struggle beyond belief...
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