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by IcedKiwi
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Kit car?
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Kit car?

vanman wrote:Would love to see the NCAP tests, any Ncap test offset or straight on, would probably look like a ten year olds bedroom, IF you could get them off their Ipods. :lol:

Can't remember whether this was posted before... Probably not quite as spectacular as a 1:1 model though
by IcedKiwi
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: M1 Minibus "Accident"
Replies: 184
Views: 9462

Re: M1 Minibus "Accident"

If you are in control of the car, then you can be considered to be 'driving' - whether that is logical or not is another matter... when you consider that someone was prosecuted for drink-driving in Scotland when they were sleeping in their camper van in a layby before catching a ferry - they had a ...
by IcedKiwi
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What headlight bulbs?
Replies: 33
Views: 2338

Re: What headlight bulbs?

Currently using Philips Xtreme +150 and +130, and H4 LED replacements without any "complaints" (so far). Last time I looked, those H4 LED types weren't ECE approved. Has that changed? I see you can buy the Philips Ultinon ones direct from Amazon UK now but at the bottom there's still a le...
by IcedKiwi
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Pedestrian killed by self driving car.
Replies: 58
Views: 3996

Re: Pedestrian killed by self driving car.

Ricardo have recently released a white paper on connected and autonomous vehicles for those interested: https://automotive.ricardo.com/electrification/connected-and-autonomous-vehicles-white-paper We are at the beginning of a truly massive paradigm shift in mobility and transport – are you ready? Wi...
by IcedKiwi
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Near miss
Replies: 12
Views: 1341

Re: Near miss

Or was Gareth referring to the youtube clip? Which side of the road are you supposed to overtake traffic on?
by IcedKiwi
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Learners on motorways
Replies: 53
Views: 3864

Re: Learners on motorways

The junction in question seems plain daft to me with a 70 limit. I've been using it since the lights were introduced (many moons ago) and never feel really comfortble with it; especially as traffic going East/West may have been travelling for some considerable time at higher speeds. The junction wi...
by IcedKiwi
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 127
Views: 7966

Re: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?

Does anyone know how manufacturers decide the 'change' (up or down) revs? It’s purely based on achieving the best fuel consumption over the legislative drive cycle (i.e NEDC, urban/extra-urban). It’s a bit of a loophole. If you don’t have gear shift indicators, the legislation dictates where the ge...
by IcedKiwi
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have diesel cars got a future?
Replies: 18
Views: 1246

Re: Have diesel cars got a future?

NOx and PM are mainly created by lean burning fuels i.e Diesels. With modern petrol engine were moving towards leaner burning in the search for efficiency improvements, it means they too are starting to produce more NOx and PMs and need extra measures such as GPFs to reduce the tailpipe emissions. N...
by IcedKiwi
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)
Replies: 44
Views: 3271

Re: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)

Lock it in first. Drive up to ~3000rpm. See what the roads speed is then calculate what the ratio of engine:road speed. Should be able to work out what road speed should be at idle with no slip, or see when that ratio changes and therefore the clutch must be slipping. But then it's probably all such...
by IcedKiwi
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)
Replies: 44
Views: 3271

Re: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)

I guess the difference between a standard auto and a DCT is that the auto never disengages drive and hence you have a consistant pull to work against/compensate for with your braking. On a DCT it will knock it into neutral as you slow to a halt, but then when you ease off it re-engages drive against...

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