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Motors noooo my car ;-(

Discussion in 'General' started by micb, 25 Jul 2003.

  1. micb

    micb Active Member

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    My lovely Volvo is off the road ;-(

    I narrowly avoided a serious acident today in the rain, I slammed my breaks on and my propshaft has become disloged from either the the back or front.

    As the whole lot is on rubber mounts I will have to get it checked for movement.

    I hope it does not cost too much.

    I have got a tip that a 340 expert is only a few miles away so I will look tommorrow.

    micb cries......

    Right now If I depress and then lift clutch there is a nasty scraping grinding sound.

    There is still life in the old girl I hope it does not become a right off.
     
  2. samuelellis

    samuelellis New Member

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    **** **** ******** tits

    that sucks mate

    saying that i aquaplaned round a corner today (only just made it)

    its a volvo it will be alright
     
  3. micb

    micb Active Member

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    Thanks sam.

    I hope so, It is usually rock solid, I was surprised the slamming of the broke all four of the wheels free form the road.

    I gave the wheel and nice twitch left and right to make sure I would stay straight, I know how to handle my car in a sticky situation.

    I had to walk three miles through the mud because my phone just ran out of credit.

    Good job I am a member of the AA they towed my back home.

    The acident I avoided was a car driving at 60 MPH down a main road he slammed his breakes on and decied to turn at the last second with no indication into a side road, there was a moped behind him which screeched almost into the back of the car, I was keeping my distance as usual but I did not want to take any chance of hitting the moped so I emergency broke early to give the situation a wide birth.

    Unfortunatly my prop connection must have been farely weak and gave way.
     
  4. samuelellis

    samuelellis New Member

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    im nt a memember of the AA (cant afford at the moment) but i alwasy make it a habit to keep at least a fiver on the phone

    im waitign for sommat otehr than the alarm to go wrong with my car as im sure it will sooner or later
     
  5. 554

    554 New Member

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    a trick to pay for the aa is to get it througha hoem shoppign catalouge

    its like £2 a week :) if that

    and i do believe ( my mum looks afgter ti for me, i just pay her) it gets cheaoper each year
     
  6. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Rear wheel drive, rain, pothole, and crap on the road result in this :waah:


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  7. sinizterguy

    sinizterguy Dark & Sinizter

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    :jawdrop:That must have been one hell of a pothole
     
  8. Byron C

    Byron C And now a word from our sponsor

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    :eeek:


    Yowch, that's nasty...that's just not right...
     
  9. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Made the back end skip to the left and clipped a kerb that was sticking out a few inches.
     
  10. sinizterguy

    sinizterguy Dark & Sinizter

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    That explains it ....

    I would have been worried if you can find such big potholes on the roads.
     
  11. Supercool

    Supercool Gone.

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    I did a similar thing but it was a small block of concrete that had dropped off a lorry or something onto the road, dosen't take much to smash up an alloy :(

    It isn't that difficult to find big potholes round here :(
     
  12. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    It was like a half brick or something that was on the road next to a pothole, on the exit of a roundabout, as it was raining I was driving slow 25 MPH, tried to avoid the half brick but just caught it and it threw the back end over to the left and caught the rim of the alloy on the kerb, the weird thing is that the tyre is virtually untouched.

    Just about to order up a new alloy £83, but will be able to use the old tyre (virtually brand new)
     
  13. RTT

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    Damn :jawdrop: Must have been one hell of a jolt in the car, never seen that done to an alloy before :eeek:

    Might want to get the tyre checked anyway, damage to the walls of the tyre might not be visible, and is probably the worst place for damage on the tyre.
     
  14. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Yeh I think I'll get the tyre checked out anyway, like you say dont want the tyre to fail - esp the sidewall.

    Just by looking at it myself I dont think the tyre took any of the kerb (hope so anyway)
     
  15. 554

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    id spend the money on a new tyre

    most places will tell you to scrap it automatically

    the alloy pushign into it must have caused damage.

    it isnt worht it in the long run

    and its cheaper to buy a new tyre than pay for the xcess when it blows
    and it will be at the worst moment

    and thats likely to cause you damage.
     
  16. micb

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    Yoda that is a seriously battered alloy,

    I have spoken to a garage and hopfully with get the car in monday.

    On the plus side the car needs a service some TLC and a few other parts sorting so I will probebly get it all sorted in one go.

    I hope it all goes well.
     
  17. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Hope it dont cost you too much, ive had to spend more than I wanted recently on mine, alternator, alloy, road tax due this month - arrrgghhh (road tax and I still cant find a road that dont have potholes)
     
  18. samuelellis

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    im lucky my car aint costign me too much
     
  19. Kargin

    Kargin Overdose . . .

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    No wonder your car got knackered, you should have hit the brakes to stop the car, not the breaks :rolleyes: :p

    /me runs away before all you car people beat my grammatical ass.
     
  20. micb

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    Re: Re: noooo my car ;-(

    Good spotting, although in my defence, I had drank:

    1. Double vodka and red bull.
    3. Vodka's and orange.
    3. Double Vodka's double oranges in pint glasses.

    All before my post, so I am surprised my spelling was so not much worse than it was.
     
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