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« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2015, 05:58:05 AM »
My wife rang me one day and said the car was making funny noises.
She was reluctant to drive it so I said Id come and check it out.

It was two cans of paint behind her on the floor rattling about.
Got a couple of years out of that one.

My aunt, for who I bought a brand new Mazda 2 years ago, had been worrying about a clunking noise every time she stopped.
She took it to the service department and explained the noise, and they went for a test drive.
The noise manifested itself fairly soon after driving down the service centers drive, but the technician simply reached behind her seat and pulled out a can of soup that had obviously fallen out of her shopping and was rolling around under her seat.

She made me vow to disclose this to no one she knew.

Funny old thing life.

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« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2015, 12:26:48 PM »
Time for an aftermarket transmission housing. Found the weak point in this one  >:(

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« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2015, 12:33:11 PM »
Time for an aftermarket transmission housing. Found the weak point in this one  >:(

You might be right there  ;D

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« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2015, 02:10:40 PM »
Time for an aftermarket transmission housing. Found the weak point in this one  >:(

It will buff out :)
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« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2015, 02:14:55 PM »
Time for an aftermarket transmission housing. Found the weak point in this one  >:(
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« Reply #30 on: November 16, 2015, 02:48:11 PM »
Time for an aftermarket transmission housing. Found the weak point in this one  >:(

Pennzoil??..... ;D ;D
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« Reply #31 on: November 16, 2015, 02:51:16 PM »
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« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2015, 04:43:35 PM »
So no flying this week making a nice change and using the train in and out of the cbd as much more relaxing that crawling around the  Tulla dodgem track toward home.

What is it with regular weekly commuters and train seating politics?
I don't care how many years you've been commuting and sitting in seat 78 carriage 1..........
I'm here now and tomorrow I might sit over there.

Makes you wonder if train seats are big enough?

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« Reply #33 on: November 17, 2015, 05:39:27 PM »
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Makes you wonder if train seats are big enough?

Stop wondering.....they're not....
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« Reply #34 on: November 17, 2015, 07:24:31 PM »
Seriously. Is it that hard to make toast?



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« Reply #35 on: November 17, 2015, 07:43:45 PM »

Seriously. Is it that hard to make toast?



If pigs could fly... Imagine how good their wings would taste.
not really but I have heard burning rubber sets the detectors off......


 

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« Reply #36 on: November 17, 2015, 10:46:05 PM »
not really but I have heard burning rubber sets the detectors off......

Especially when your away from home.  ;D
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« Reply #37 on: November 18, 2015, 06:22:42 AM »

not really but I have heard burning rubber sets the detectors off......
Especially when your away from home.  ;D

I should have got a smaller hire car. If I got one that fit in the lifts, I could have done burn outs in the room and then I might have made the "what's making news today" thread.
Otherwise being sweet and innocent. I have no clue what you gents might mean.


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« Reply #38 on: November 18, 2015, 06:26:14 AM »
I should have got a smaller hire car. If I got one that fit in the lifts, I could have done burn outs in the room and then I might have made the "what's making news today" thread.
Otherwise being sweet and innocent. I have no clue what you gents might mean.


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« Reply #39 on: November 18, 2015, 08:10:46 AM »

I should have got a smaller hire car. If I got one that fit in the lifts, I could have done burn outs in the room and then I might have made the "what's making news today" thread.
Otherwise being sweet and innocent. I have no clue what you gents might mean.
that's ok, neither do we on most ocassions

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« Reply #40 on: November 19, 2015, 11:31:09 AM »
I had a bloke come out to my place to replace the broken gas strut this morning. While he was there i got him to take a look at the struts under the bonnet of my car. I'd noticed they'd recently become fairly lethargic and i wanted his opinion on getting them re-gassed. He takes a look at the struts and tells me that they're not the original Toyota struts. Strange, i think to myself.
I tell him I've owned the car since new and nobody has ever mentioned changing the struts. He asks me when i last had the car serviced. About a month ago as a matter of fact. "And when did you first notice the struts weren't working like they used to?" he asks. "Well it would have been shortly after that because i was putting in an auto transmission cooler." He tells me, "I think you'll find that some mechanic has taken your good struts out and put these worn struts in." "Why would they do that?" I ask. "I reckon someone in the workshop needed some new struts. It wouldn't be the first time a mechanic has taken working parts from a car and replaced them with worn parts from their car. It's also not uncommon for the mechanic to tell you a part is worn and needs replacing. They'll put a new part in your car and take the old part for themselves because there's actually nothing wrong with it."

Ordinarily i'd be shocked and sceptical, but i've discovered these mechanics have done a number of dishonest things. Most recently, at the last service they told me my air filter needed replacing. I thought it had only just been done so i told them i'd do it myself. I checked the service log and saw that the air filter was supposed to be changed at the previous service, but they hadn't signed the service book or torn the docket out. There was nothing wrong with the filter. That same service they were supposed to change the diff oil. I went to install breathers a few days ago and checked the oil. It was black. I checked the receipt and saw i hadn't been charged for any oil or washers, but when i ask for a log book service i expect a log book service. What the hell is wrong with these people?!?

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« Reply #41 on: November 19, 2015, 01:43:35 PM »
I had a bloke come out to my place to replace the broken gas strut this morning. While he was there i got him to take a look at the struts under the bonnet of my car. I'd noticed they'd recently become fairly lethargic and i wanted his opinion on getting them re-gassed. He takes a look at the struts and tells me that they're not the original Toyota struts. Strange, i think to myself.
I tell him I've owned the car since new and nobody has ever mentioned changing the struts. He asks me when i last had the car serviced. About a month ago as a matter of fact. "And when did you first notice the struts weren't working like they used to?" he asks. "Well it would have been shortly after that because i was putting in an auto transmission cooler." He tells me, "I think you'll find that some mechanic has taken your good struts out and put these worn struts in." "Why would they do that?" I ask. "I reckon someone in the workshop needed some new struts. It wouldn't be the first time a mechanic has taken working parts from a car and replaced them with worn parts from their car. It's also not uncommon for the mechanic to tell you a part is worn and needs replacing. They'll put a new part in your car and take the old part for themselves because there's actually nothing wrong with it."

Ordinarily i'd be shocked and sceptical, but i've discovered these mechanics have done a number of dishonest things. Most recently, at the last service they told me my air filter needed replacing. I thought it had only just been done so i told them i'd do it myself. I checked the service log and saw that the air filter was supposed to be changed at the previous service, but they hadn't signed the service book or torn the docket out. There was nothing wrong with the filter. That same service they were supposed to change the diff oil. I went to install breathers a few days ago and checked the oil. It was black. I checked the receipt and saw i hadn't been charged for any oil or washers, but when i ask for a log book service i expect a log book service. What the hell is wrong with these people?!?

Mike

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« Reply #42 on: November 20, 2015, 05:59:44 AM »
What's with QLD not having daylight savings? Waking at 5am on holidays has knobs on it :'(
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« Reply #43 on: November 20, 2015, 06:07:17 AM »
Look on the bright side D4D, your up, fed Shit showered and shaved and on the way to be first in line at the theme parks / attractions gates .. before any dopey dozy QLDers  ;D ;D
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« Reply #44 on: November 20, 2015, 06:07:51 AM »
What's with QLD not having daylight savings? Waking at 5am on holidays has knobs on it :'(

 >:D >:D...... ;D ;D
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« Reply #45 on: November 20, 2015, 06:11:53 AM »
What's with QLD not having daylight savings? Waking at 5am on holidays has knobs on it :'(

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« Reply #46 on: November 20, 2015, 06:43:56 AM »
What's with QLD not having daylight savings? Waking at 5am on holidays has knobs on it :'(

We've got plenty of daylight. No need to save any here  ;D ;D

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« Reply #47 on: November 20, 2015, 06:52:54 AM »

What's with QLD not having daylight savings? Waking at 5am on holidays has knobs on it :'(

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« Reply #48 on: November 20, 2015, 07:27:15 AM »

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« Reply #49 on: November 20, 2015, 08:01:45 AM »
One  weird thing about Qld DS - (when the Govt trialed it a couple of times pre millennium) -- is when you're going out to fine dine; all duded up -- at say 6:30pm.......

It feeling like you're having dinner in the middle of the afternoon. .......   so much sunshine; heat; humidity; etc....

On a serious note though; not having DS in Qld and commerce not being in  synchronization with the rest of Oz causes some problems.....

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