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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby kiwikrasher » 14 Jan 2021, 11:21

Cav wrote:I'm sure he'll be looking for all the coins and selling a kidney while he's at it.

Definitely nice to feel valued though!


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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Cav » 14 Jan 2021, 12:14

Trying to get a warranty replacement for my S10... I have screen burn at just 1 year old.
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Cav » 14 Jan 2021, 13:17

Looks like they've opted for a warranty repair. It's possible to reverse screen burn through exciting the pixels or with dedicated software. I suspect that's what they'll do with a screen replacement being the next step if that fails. I still have the original screen protector on 1 year later.
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Kwacky » 14 Jan 2021, 16:33

Finished work early. I was tempted to go out on the bike for an hour but feck me it's freezing cold out there.
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Stonesie » 14 Jan 2021, 17:20

Got sent home early, the buses got recalled to the depot because of the snow and couldn't have us all hanging around because of social distancing.

The car handled it well, I had to use back roads because all the main roads were blocked by accidents. It even has a Snow Mode for the traction control, I don't think it helped much to be honest but the Goodyear all season tyres made pulling away, even hill starts easy. Other cars were obviously not enjoying traction...
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby duke63 » 14 Jan 2021, 17:30

Winter tyres are the dogs bollocks. (y)
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby D6Nutz » 14 Jan 2021, 20:16

Pah.

My Z4 was awesome in the snow. Light weight (for a beema anyway), front engine, rear wheel drive, manual, TC off !!!!

Obviously you had to be comfortable with the rear wheels not necessarily inline with the front ones :D

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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Stonesie » 14 Jan 2021, 20:35

My old E30 was a snow beast, it had all new suspension, 2.8 litre engine and a limited slip diff, great fun in the snow with some cheap winter tyres it was pretty much unstoppable, and with the engine fun was just a flick of the right foot away..
This Peugeot 2008 is not as much fun, it's just very competent and even relaxing to drive.

The bus, a 16 year old Volvo was okay, except the time it started sliding backwards down a hill with the handbrake on, the foot brake brought the front brakes in to play which stopped it, but then how to get going again? the tyres look like cartoon tyres (a slick with some zigzags running around it) so I just nailed it, spin em up and melt the ice was the thought, and it worked (rock)
I imagine the driver behind me was more like (shocked)

Buses are not legally required to have winter tyres in the UK, so they don't get them.
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby D41 » 14 Jan 2021, 20:47

Doing laundry & vacuuming today.
It's why I moved here.
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Cav » 14 Jan 2021, 20:59

My old Fiesta was a beast in the snow with Rain tyres. You could get it sideways on demand and it would scamper up most hills.

My front wheel drive Audi wasn't too great in comparison but when it did slide it was beautiful!

I haven't driven the Leon in the snow yet but given how it grips in the wet I think it should be comparable to the Fiesta. It weighs 200kg more than the fiesta and it's tyres are each 40mm wider. Hopefully that's a similar ratio
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby StMarks » 14 Jan 2021, 22:22

Most surprisingly good car (in the snow) that I can recall owning was a Honda CRX that I had in the early 90's.
Weighed nothing, engine was a peach & the handling balance was perfect. Best one I recall was carving along a snowbound lane past abandoned 4x4's, keeping "the momentum going" :D
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Monty » 15 Jan 2021, 09:56

My Van with snow tyres is better than my old Landrover in the snow and that had all-terrain tyres and obviously 4 wheel drive. But the best car I've driven in the snow by far was a 2CV. Very narrow tyres that cut through the snow and second throttle on the steering column, so you could get out and push (lol)
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby C00kiemonster » 15 Jan 2021, 13:37

Our Citroen C1 was brilliant in the snow (still is but we dont get much here). As with the 2CV - low weight, tiny tyres. Very satisfying going round 4x4's stuck on hills.
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Stonesie » 15 Jan 2021, 14:53

Back to work on some untreated roads, thankfully most of my routes have been salted at least... And today's Streetshite (Wrightbus Streetlite) at least has new front tyres.

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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby D41 » 15 Jan 2021, 16:32

Doing nowt today.... it's feckin freezing ATM, but supposed to get up to around 90F today, which is ridiculous for this time of year.
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Cav » 16 Jan 2021, 10:18

Celebrating my father-in-laws 51st birthday today... of all the food available, he wants a KFC for his birthday dinner.
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Frankie » 16 Jan 2021, 11:54

Ha ha like my old man (bless him) He always wanted KFC lol.

Today - Woke up, trained, bike ride (in house on static stand) flat out for 30mins dead... and I was after, warm down exercises. Then a long hot bath.
The rest of the day I will be at home being safe. I have taken a nice steak out the freezer to defrost, ready for prep in time for tea.
Have a nice weekend.
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Frankie » 16 Jan 2021, 13:52

Making shit up and posting fake news stories........lol.
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby kiwikrasher » 16 Jan 2021, 20:22

On my way to the airport for 6.5 weeks away, never gets any easier.
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Kwacky » 16 Jan 2021, 21:20

Are you back at the camp before you fly out?
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