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Re: Nob of the Day.......

#2221 Post by JRH » Wed May 15, 2019 7:49 pm

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#2222 Post by old-timer » Wed May 15, 2019 7:59 pm

TimR wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 6:47 pm
... look at fuel guage 99% have an arrow or 99% the pump icon denotes by which side the nozzle is on
No...! :eek2:
Well, I'll be...! :scratch:

51 years a driving license...
25 years a driving instructor certificate...

... and I just did not know ! :shock:
Brilliant... :oops:

Who is a nob now ?
I ask you, WHO IS A NOB ???

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#2223 Post by onesea » Wed May 15, 2019 8:32 pm

TimR wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 6:47 pm
Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 5:07 pm
Our cars have filler caps on opposite sides and I can never remember which is which.

Pull into a petrol station today. Go left, no go right, no it's left.

Look down. I'm on a bike :oops:
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look at fuel guage 99% have an arrow or 99% the pump icon denotes by which side the nozzle is on
Sadly not my Nissan X Trail, or misses 307 and fall into 1% my solution pull the remote cap release on the way into station and look in my mirrors which side!
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#2224 Post by TimR » Wed May 15, 2019 9:56 pm

TimR wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 6:47 pm
Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 5:07 pm
Our cars have filler caps on opposite sides and I can never remember which is which.

Pull into a petrol station today. Go left, no go right, no it's left.

Look down. I'm on a bike :oops:
hint for car
look at fuel guage 99% have an arrow or 99% the pump icon denotes by which side the nozzle is on
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I will now add that the fuel pump nozzle system seems to have stopped being used and a standard icon is across the board ... but the arrow system is there ..

The old xtrail had arrow icon ..
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#2225 Post by Kelbam » Thu May 16, 2019 7:13 am

Me again - i scraped my new car in a multistory carpark in manchester. the only saving grace is the scratch is right at the bottom on the edge, so not really noticable (unless you know its there) Bad news is its over two panels so not sure whether thats two jobs or not if i want it respraying (tecnically, three, but i can get away with that one)

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#2226 Post by winston smith » Thu May 16, 2019 11:02 am

Old guy in a McD's this morning - used the drive through then parked diagonally across the only 2 disabled spaces. Another disabled driver arrived and sat patiently waiting with indicator on for him to move into one or other. He ignored the second car so I wandered up and pointed out that he was in two spaces and the other car was waiting to park. The old guy told me to P off and mind my own business, and he can park where he wants cos he has a blue badge etc. much to the embarrassment of his daughter in the passenger seat.
I went to speak to the other driver, explained the old guys attitude and pointed out another free space nearby.
Meanwhile, the old guy still chuntering away, knocked his daughters coffee off the dashboard - and shouted at her as if it was her fault.
Then as soon as she'd cleaned up the spillage he threw his empty cup out of his window and drove off

In hindsight, I shouldn't have been surprised at his nob attitude/behavior - he was in a qashqai :/

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#2227 Post by dynax » Thu May 16, 2019 11:37 am

winston smith wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 11:02 am
Old guy in a McD's this morning - used the drive through then parked diagonally across the only 2 disabled spaces. Another disabled driver arrived and sat patiently waiting with indicator on for him to move into one or other. He ignored the second car so I wandered up and pointed out that he was in two spaces and the other car was waiting to park. The old guy told me to P off and mind my own business, and he can park where he wants cos he has a blue badge etc. much to the embarrassment of his daughter in the passenger seat.
I went to speak to the other driver, explained the old guys attitude and pointed out another free space nearby.
Meanwhile, the old guy still chuntering away, knocked his daughters coffee off the dashboard - and shouted at her as if it was her fault.
Then as soon as she'd cleaned up the spillage he threw his empty cup out of his window and drove off

In hindsight, I shouldn't have been surprised at his nob attitude/behavior - he was in a qashqai :/
I would have slugged him, a blue badge doesn't mean you can park like a twat, we had one, but since moving to wheelchair accessible vehicle it became redundant, we didn't need it as the wheelchair goes through the rear via a ramp, so we don't use disabled spaces as it's pointless for us, and as for parking anywhere, yes you can to a degree as long as you don't cause an obstruction, it is nob's like that, that give blue badge holders a bad rep :evil:
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#2228 Post by BIKERDAD » Thu May 16, 2019 1:33 pm

winston smith wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 11:02 am
Old guy in a McD's this morning - used the drive through then parked diagonally across the only 2 disabled spaces. Another disabled driver arrived and sat patiently waiting with indicator on for him to move into one or other. He ignored the second car so I wandered up and pointed out that he was in two spaces and the other car was waiting to park. The old guy told me to P off and mind my own business, and he can park where he wants cos he has a blue badge etc. much to the embarrassment of his daughter in the passenger seat.
I went to speak to the other driver, explained the old guys attitude and pointed out another free space nearby.
Meanwhile, the old guy still chuntering away, knocked his daughters coffee off the dashboard - and shouted at her as if it was her fault.
Then as soon as she'd cleaned up the spillage he threw his empty cup out of his window and drove off

In hindsight, I shouldn't have been surprised at his nob attitude/behavior - he was in a qashqai :/
I feel sorry for his daughter an wife with an ar*ehole like that . And again yeaa I'd have punched as well

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#2229 Post by Smithers » Thu May 16, 2019 3:27 pm

BIKERDAD wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 1:33 pm
winston smith wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 11:02 am
Old guy in a McD's this morning - used the drive through then parked diagonally across the only 2 disabled spaces. Another disabled driver arrived and sat patiently waiting with indicator on for him to move into one or other. He ignored the second car so I wandered up and pointed out that he was in two spaces and the other car was waiting to park. The old guy told me to P off and mind my own business, and he can park where he wants cos he has a blue badge etc. much to the embarrassment of his daughter in the passenger seat.
I went to speak to the other driver, explained the old guys attitude and pointed out another free space nearby.
Meanwhile, the old guy still chuntering away, knocked his daughters coffee off the dashboard - and shouted at her as if it was her fault.
Then as soon as she'd cleaned up the spillage he threw his empty cup out of his window and drove off

In hindsight, I shouldn't have been surprised at his nob attitude/behavior - he was in a qashqai :/
I feel sorry for his daughter an wife with an ar*ehole like that . And again yeaa I'd have punched as well
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#2230 Post by Fozzie » Thu May 23, 2019 9:47 am

Got two today, pretty funny. Both I've seen on facebook...

Now we've all heard the engine oil debate, but I came across one fella who waters his engine oil down with vegetable oil. He claims it saves a lot of money, and makes no difference to reliability, and he's done it for years. I had a quick skim through his other stuff, and found engine rebuild videos. He was convinced caused by him "pushing the bike past 100%"... I skimmed the video, scorched internals, quite clearly parts weren't getting adequate protection, but he seemed adamant it was his mad skillz :lol:

The second was a bloke trying to change his bike tyre, using a spade to break the bead. A bit gung-ho...
Then I saw the wheel was resting on the brake disc, on the concrete floor, and he was jumping on the spade :shock:
Now I accept tyre beads are a pain to break, half the time I've done it with tyre levers, it's either gone easily in minutes, or I've had to give up and let a shop do it. But for this poor chap, the £40 to change/balance bike tyres is probably going to be far less than a new brake disc will cost. :lol:
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#2231 Post by winston smith » Thu May 23, 2019 11:51 am

Fozzie wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 9:47 am
Got two today, pretty funny. Both I've seen on facebook...

Now we've all heard the engine oil debate, but I came across one fella who waters his engine oil down with vegetable oil. He claims it saves a lot of money, and makes no difference to reliability, and he's done it for years. I had a quick skim through his other stuff, and found engine rebuild videos. He was convinced caused by him "pushing the bike past 100%"... I skimmed the video, scorched internals, quite clearly parts weren't getting adequate protection, but he seemed adamant it was his mad skillz :lol:

The second was a bloke trying to change his bike tyre, using a spade to break the bead. A bit gung-ho...
Then I saw the wheel was resting on the brake disc, on the concrete floor, and he was jumping on the spade :shock:
Now I accept tyre beads are a pain to break, half the time I've done it with tyre levers, it's either gone easily in minutes, or I've had to give up and let a shop do it. But for this poor chap, the £40 to change/balance bike tyres is probably going to be far less than a new brake disc will cost. :lol:
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#2232 Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Thu May 23, 2019 10:45 pm

I had a guy years ago swear blind that Duckhams engine oil was vegetable oil..... because it was green.

Needless to say when he came back with a knackered engine sympathy was in limited supply.
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#2233 Post by Bender » Tue May 28, 2019 11:30 am

The 2 fecking cyclists that pulled straight our from a side junction, mental old git no1 tosser about 5ft in front of me, no2 tosser actually performed the maneuver whilst I was passing the junction, old git in front shouted some obscenities along with could I not see him, yes it's a junction you stop and give way, I did point that out to him, this was after him completely cutting the right hand bend in the road off.

I can see how Road rage with cyclists happen, no doubt it will be my fault for not driving on the wrong side of the road as they joined from the junction, I probably should have gone round the 90degree corner on the wrong side too so they could have there 1.5m safety gap.
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#2234 Post by raesewell » Tue May 28, 2019 11:38 am

It's strange that when overtaking a cyclist they want a huge gap but when filtering up the inside of an artic at traffic lights they only need a few inches :shock:

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#2235 Post by fastbob » Tue May 28, 2019 10:20 pm

Suicidal lunatic on a white 2nd generation Hayabusa on the M1 between Watford Gap and the Northampton turn off . I was doing 80 but this idiot shot past at easily 120 plus weaving in and out of fairly heavy traffic like they were stationary . It was a breathtaking display of skill and confidence but I just hope he doesn't take anyone or their children with him when his luck runs out and it all ends suddenly in a twisted fireball .