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by devonutopia
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I'm going to buy a Skōda
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Re: I'm going to buy a Skōda

My problem now is the Skoda is used less and less, and I'm using a 335D BMW as my daily. Does this mean suddenly I am only interested in the short term flings?
by devonutopia
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Use of ZF 8-speed auto gearbox (BMW and other makes)
Replies: 23
Views: 550

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

I can only comment from basis of 2006 335D ownership but I love the box - 6 speed with paddles and S mode, but I usually leave in D and find when braking downhill the box will shift up one, sometimes two cogs, without being prompted to give some engine braking. On more gentle downhills I find just f...
by devonutopia
Tue May 15, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I'm going to buy a Skōda
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Re: I'm going to buy a Skōda

Where do I fit in with my 17 year old Skoda Fabia diesel?
































That I spent thousands and thousands tuning up to 400bhp? :D I'm firmly in both camps - Frugal yet blingy
by devonutopia
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Zafira
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Re: Zafira

I can only think of spontaneous combustion when I hear the model name mentioned :D
by devonutopia
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Other
Topic: Tyres - available grip during cornering?
Replies: 13
Views: 701

Re: Tyres - available grip during cornering?

Hmmm, trying to think of any time I think I have pushed grip toward the limit. I suppose if I have perfect vision around a corner and it is 100% clear and conditions are decent, I might "for fun" try and take that corner a little quicker than otherwise I might to see how much grip there is...
by devonutopia
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New years day drive
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: New years day drive

On new years day I didn't drive all day as wasn't 100% sure the alcohol from the previous night (3am finish! :D ) had entirely left my system. I went for a nice long walk instead.
by devonutopia
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Santa list?
Replies: 21
Views: 1575

Re: Santa list?

I've already received a voucher for car cleaning bits, and cashed it in on black Friday when it was most worth doing. The person who sent it me understood my logic.... (being an accountant....)

On the day I am expecting nothing more than good food, and a fair amount of alcohol.
by devonutopia
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Limited Slip Diffs?
Replies: 44
Views: 2944

Re: Limited Slip Diffs?

I suppose the only way to know if its kicking in is whether in a situation of very minimal grip you can hear both tyres scrabbling for grip. However in that scenario I would expect slow speed, proper tyre/chains, so perhaps the feeling of scrabbling is not a tangible feeling whilst driving.
by devonutopia
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Limited Slip Diffs?
Replies: 44
Views: 2944

Re: Limited Slip Diffs?

Be aware that when driving on snow/ice, LSD might be useful...although that's less of an issue here than it is on the continent I've only had this once! :car: Was parking near work on one of those winter days about 5 years ago (bearing in mind Devon gets little snow really) and the first 2 foot of ...
by devonutopia
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pink Kittens
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Pink Kittens

We had a talk on observation at our last meeting. The video used had the gorilla in as so many expected, but because of that, they threw in a couple of other things which barely anyone saw. Everyone just saw the gorilla.

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