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by Discov8
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Recent drives in Europe
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Recent drives in Europe

by Discov8
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Recent drives in Europe
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Recent drives in Europe

During a holiday in Mallorca last year I found some excellent driving roads, even in the holiday rent-a-jaloppy. Several months later I found two of the roads on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1LhUzL3qdU&t=152s and following the series of Greatest European driving roads on Youtube I dr...
by Discov8
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ultra low emmission zone
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: Ultra low emmission zone

On YouTube look for Harry's Garage and his road trip to see the northern lights in a 1969 RR Silver Shadow that was purchased off ebay for less than £5k, a great adventure. Then you can find his road trip to the Sahara desert in a Ferrari Testarossa.
by Discov8
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Use of ZF 8-speed auto gearbox (BMW and other makes)
Replies: 23
Views: 1015

Re: Use of ZF 8-speed auto gearbox (BMW and other makes)

My old RS6 which I've had for 4yrs or so has a 5speed auto with normal, sport and manual modes. Changing gear on the stick shift or paddles which I prefer. Paddles used with hands at qtr to three. If using manual mode the only time I use the stick is pulling out of junctions because you lose the rel...
by Discov8
Sat May 27, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Driving in the middle of London
Replies: 16
Views: 2260

Re: Driving in the middle of London

I'm in a borough of London so have the daily joy of suburban driving and the commute on the west side of the M25!! Noticeable difference between driving the MGTF or the Discovery, size does matter. Worst place I've driven is Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, common to see vehicles taking the shortest route even...
by Discov8
Thu May 25, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Damaged new car
Replies: 15
Views: 1723

Re: Damaged new car

Garage has been honest and told him about the accident. The repair should be unrecorded interms of any future Hpi type checks, but does the dealer / car company keep a record on their database that may affect future trade-in value? Does the new car warranty take precedence over the local repair, nor...
by Discov8
Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Black Boxes
Replies: 28
Views: 5218

Re: Black Boxes

I don't know, but for a large insurance company to pursue black boxes they must anticipate a positive on the balance sheet.
by Discov8
Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Black Boxes
Replies: 28
Views: 5218

Re: Black Boxes

The data collected is definately sold on to interested parties, so black boxes are a revenue earner. For gear selection probably possible on an auto with a management module, but would this have to be car make specific? Although these black boxes are aimed at the younger generation I have not got on...
by Discov8
Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Nespresso Machine
Replies: 17
Views: 2354

Re: Nespresso Machine

After 9 years in Italy I'll stick with the traditional mokka. I like the ritual of making expresso including the sounds smell and time it takes. Not a fan of these pod machines for the reasons given above in this thread and the taste. Also a big no to milk from a pod or sachets because they must hav...
by Discov8
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Black Boxes
Replies: 28
Views: 5218

Black Boxes

Does anyone know what the insurance black boxes monitor, record and to what accuracy? I have been told minor speed infringement on a straight road is not a concern but cornering speed, cornering line and gear selection are more of a concern. I would assume that for cornering line the position accura...

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