General Discussion: The Motoring Thread Incorporating All Motor Vehicles (Including Motor Cycles.)


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JacktheHat
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1553 posts since 26/2/10

30 Oct 2014 08:56
Winter project

russ74
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7491 posts since 6/10/05

10 Nov 2014 22:40
What do you get for speeding these days? got flashed yesterday, overheard someone saying you can do a speed awareness course instead of points, whats all that about then?
Goldie
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4281 posts since 17/10/07

10 Nov 2014 22:46
Pay 90 quid i think n attend a half day course about the dangers of speeding etc. No points.
Kadafi39
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785 posts since 30/10/09

10 Nov 2014 22:47
Usually 3 points and a £60 fine. Depending on where you got flashed the Council may offer a course and the fine, so no points, if your eligible, which I'm assuming you are.
illwill
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1398 posts since 17/5/04

11 Nov 2014 00:09
Fuck me, the speeding awareness course was one of the most miserable things I've ever had to endure. Just take the points if you've got a clean license. 3 doesn't effect your insurance afaik.
Master
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2551 posts since 1/10/03

11 Nov 2014 00:13
fuck me, heard the same….attending one in two weeks time Sad
stoney
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16579 posts since 22/1/05

11 Nov 2014 06:32
There is a good chance it won't come through, I've been flashed loads and never heard back.
Gizmo
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3496 posts since 20/10/09

posted 19 Nov 2014 19:58, edited 19 Nov 2014 19:58
my mk7 (13 plate) Golf has started squeaking a bit in the first minute of driving, steering wheel movements and breaking, then it disappears. Is this a brake fluid issue? Wouldn't expect a car of this age to have this problem, it's not like i go mad on the braking or anything.

I checked under the bonnet but some genius at vw made the plastic tub the same colour as the brake fluid, difficult to read, looks full from what I can see.
Goldie
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4281 posts since 17/10/07

19 Nov 2014 20:19
Could be the bearings in the steering column
MrW
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1849 posts since 1/8/11

19 Nov 2014 20:35
Take it to the local dealers, should still be under warranty.
Gizmo
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3496 posts since 20/10/09

20 Nov 2014 07:18
thinking of topping up the brake fluid to see how it goes but yeah might do if no improvement, can't take it from the one I bought it from cos bit of a trek, local one will no doubt find a reason to charge me for the check.
Kadafi39
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785 posts since 30/10/09

20 Nov 2014 10:27
Its under the comprehensive 3 year warranty so they have to check it and repair it for free don't they?
Gizmo
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3496 posts since 20/10/09

20 Nov 2014 11:58
Hope so, just booked it in, no mention of price.
Kadafi39
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785 posts since 30/10/09

20 Nov 2014 12:25
Pretty sure they do, always like that with BMW even if they find nothing wrong with the car.
trailofdavid
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5061 posts since 14/8/09

20 Nov 2014 12:53
illwill wrote: Fuck me, the speeding awareness course was one of the most miserable things I've ever had to endure. Just take the points if you've got a clean license. 3 doesn't effect your insurance afaik.

+1. Full of mouth breathers