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  Topic: Insurance
cynic-al

Replies: 16
Views: 1146

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:25 pm   Subject: Insurance
I think JC missed a trick here, instead of promising to nationalise BT so that magically we can all have free broadband he should have promised to nationalise the insurance industry. Then we could all ...
  Topic: Setting up MS SPAM office
cynic-al

Replies: 4
Views: 116

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:49 pm   Subject: Setting up MS SPAM office
Hold on, there's one computer guy near here that offers full office installed for 35, so another has trumped him for full microsoft office installed for 10, maybe this one is even cheaper. Amazing h ...
  Topic: Front wheels locking up
cynic-al

Replies: 13
Views: 522

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:51 pm   Subject: Front wheels locking up
Fingers crossed that's the problem!
  Topic: Front wheels locking up
cynic-al

Replies: 13
Views: 522

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:11 pm   Subject: Front wheels locking up
Just because the plug is there doesn't necessarily mean it had a difflock, looms are sometimes in place. regardless of if the accessory is fitted. I'm afraid I wouldn't trust the dealer.

That said ...
  Topic: Front wheels locking up
cynic-al

Replies: 13
Views: 522

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:51 pm   Subject: Front wheels locking up
In a straight line with equal tyres all around it should be ok but any amount of turning will stress it.. I hate autos but went for it for the full time 4wd. I found the part time 4wd ok when you chan ...
  Topic: Front wheels locking up
cynic-al

Replies: 13
Views: 522

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:44 pm   Subject: Front wheels locking up
The part time 4wd system has no centre diff, this means that the front and rear propshaft have to turn at the same speed, however on a grippy surface they need to turn at different speeds when corneri ...
  Topic: Terrano clutch
cynic-al

Replies: 3
Views: 266

PostForum: Nissan, Mitsubishi, Isuzu (inc Vauxhall) & Daihatsu   Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:29 pm   Subject: Terrano clutch
have a look at this for suspension

http://forum.difflock.com/viewtopic.php?p=601045&sid=1dbff5bb7c4ecc0dc00f10c6e4f568dc

For the clutch maybe it has some oil or something on it? You could tr ...
  Topic: Any VETs from NAM?
cynic-al

Replies: 3
Views: 545

PostForum: The Lounge   Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:42 pm   Subject: Any VETs from NAM?
The ones around here were stationed at Misson rocket site which was used to protect RAF Finningly when it had the Vulcans and associated nuclear weapons. There was also an early warning station near t ...
  Topic: Any VETs from NAM?
cynic-al

Replies: 3
Views: 545

PostForum: The Lounge   Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:54 am   Subject: Any VETs from NAM?
I don't know but the small airfield opposite where I work used to have 2 bloodhound missiles pointing to the sky on their launchers. I always wondered why but the police came one weekend and hid in ou ...
  Topic: The new Defender is here
cynic-al

Replies: 7
Views: 928

PostForum: Land Rover   Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:31 am   Subject: The new Defender is here
I think people would much prefer it to the discovery 5 Laughing

My wife wants a discovery sport Shocked I don't need repair bills like that in my life! Laughing
  Topic: What Trial base vehicle?
cynic-al

Replies: 3
Views: 969

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:36 am   Subject: What Trial base vehicle?
people who do well are usually in a suzuki. Easy to manoeuvre, light and cheap. You don't need huge tyres and loads of modifications.

If that's not for you I did watch someone do very well in a f ...
  Topic: The new Defender is here
cynic-al

Replies: 7
Views: 928

PostForum: Land Rover   Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:03 pm   Subject: The new Defender is here
It should be called a Discovery smaller than a sport but longer with more options but better looking than a normal discovery but not bling enough to fall into the Range Rover line apart from the Evoqu ...
  Topic: Main dealer cowboys
cynic-al

Replies: 4
Views: 849

PostForum: The Lounge   Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:56 am   Subject: Main dealer cowboys
I let a dealer put 2 tyres on for an mot. Had to take it back 3 times as they were that far out of balance I couldn't stand the vibration through the wheel at anything over 45mph. 45 minute trip each ...
  Topic: Main dealer cowboys
cynic-al

Replies: 4
Views: 849

PostForum: The Lounge   Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:18 pm   Subject: Main dealer cowboys
My experiences with dealers are they are a complete waste of time. They have zero competency. I would just forget about them and not go back.
  Topic: Jimny tow bar.
cynic-al

Replies: 3
Views: 865

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:02 am   Subject: Jimny tow bar.
I would've taken it to a towbar centre, my local centre / mobile company will supply and fit for around 160 so I'm sure one near you will.

You could try one and see if one will fit yours but they ...
  Topic: Engineering degree
cynic-al

Replies: 8
Views: 774

PostForum: The Lounge   Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:45 pm   Subject: Engineering degree
If you want a sun tan you go stand near a welding station, year round tan. I've never been a smoker but work in a plastics factory so I sweat my SPAM out.

We all enjoy a paid dump but I think ...
  Topic: Car insurance premium affected by house insurance claim?
cynic-al

Replies: 1
Views: 643

PostForum: The Lounge   Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:41 pm   Subject: Car insurance premium affected by house insurance claim?
No reason for it to but shop around at renewals time.
  Topic: Still alive... who's around these days
cynic-al

Replies: 57
Views: 8170

PostForum: The Lounge   Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:59 am   Subject: Still alive... who's around these days
pffft. Slacker. My grandad is 90, he was still working a 48 hour week upto 80, then he retired and has been going downhill since. It's what happens when you sit around too much. He still drives a manu ...
  Topic: Engineering degree
cynic-al

Replies: 8
Views: 774

PostForum: The Lounge   Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:56 am   Subject: Engineering degree
You missed the standing with a mug of coffee rubbing your face with dirty hands whilst you think about it. Sadly elf and safety gone mad have stopped you standing with a fag and a mug of coffee in the ...
  Topic: Are there any members with a new 2019 Jimny or one on order.
cynic-al

Replies: 3
Views: 836

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:24 pm   Subject: Are there any members with a new 2019 Jimny or one on order.
We have a stock pleb spec one at work. There are only two options and there was a 9 month wait for the high spec one. The high spec one gets alloys, LED headlights and satnav over ours but we didn't w ...
  Topic: Insurance
cynic-al

Replies: 16
Views: 1146

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:15 pm   Subject: Insurance
Comes to something when an SJ costs more than a defender Laughing

Have you considered a Jimny?

For insurance I would try a comparison site, NFU, Adrian Flux and Lancaster. Is it the pickup you wa ...
  Topic: Off roading newbie looking for advice
cynic-al

Replies: 2
Views: 1381

PostForum: The Garage - Please say hello   Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:30 pm   Subject: Off roading newbie looking for advice
Jimnys are great, if your wanting to do green laning pretty much any 4x4 with a set of all terrain tyres will do it as if you need more than that you shouldn't really be driving along it as you just e ...
  Topic: Axle locking diffs on a Defender td5 with traction control?
cynic-al

Replies: 7
Views: 1177

PostForum: Land Rover   Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:46 am   Subject: Axle locking diffs on a Defender td5 with traction control?
If you lock the diffs the TC doesn't see a speed difference between the wheels so doesn't do anything surely?

If you've got the rear and centre locker in but not a front and it starts spinning a fr ...
  Topic: Converting to commercial vehicle
cynic-al

Replies: 31
Views: 12153

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 12:10 pm   Subject: Converting to commercial vehicle
I don't think it can be a car derived van as it's too heavy.

Might be able to call it dual purpose as the unladened weight might be under 2040 kg and it's 4wd. Not sure if you need 2 rows of seats ...
  Topic: Oldie and dash-cam
cynic-al

Replies: 2
Views: 1114

PostForum: The Lounge   Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 11:56 am   Subject: Oldie and dash-cam
I had a cheapo pruvee that stopped over writing. Tried a new card, tried resetting the unit, did it all the time. Threw it away in the end Rolling Eyes

Sorry, not very helpful!
  Topic: Middle lane on the motorway...
cynic-al

Replies: 29
Views: 8137

PostForum: The Soap Box   Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 9:31 am   Subject: Middle lane on the motorway...
and texting or snap chatting or whatever. That's my real bug at the moment. Cars swerving all over the road and they're looking down at their phone. Surely if you look up, find your cars on the wrong ...
  Topic: Middle lane on the motorway...
cynic-al

Replies: 29
Views: 8137

PostForum: The Soap Box   Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 9:47 am   Subject: Middle lane on the motorway...
I don't understand the people that don't use an empty outside lane either but it really winds me up when you come along and go into the outside lane to pass, get half way pas them, the van pulls in an ...
  Topic: 602 ... return of.
cynic-al

Replies: 13
Views: 1886

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 9:39 am   Subject: 602 ... return of.
There's an auction down the road which only handles insurance writeoffs. You get anything from stolen and recovered but the insurance have already paid out to a burn't out shell. They seem to handle t ...
  Topic: 602 ... return of.
cynic-al

Replies: 13
Views: 1886

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 12:33 pm   Subject: 602 ... return of.
Good to see your still knocking about.

I sold my off roader too, although the new owner is putting a bigger engine in it so its providing someone with some amusement. Just the pickup now, my boss ...
  Topic: Ranger, Hi-Lux, Navara,
cynic-al

Replies: 2
Views: 1174

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:26 pm   Subject: Ranger, Hi-Lux, Navara,
I've not heard of the Toyota having front and rear difflocks, I've not heard of many makes factory supply a front, think you'd be better getting the truck you want then fit aftermarket. They couldn't ...
 
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