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pauliexjr last won the day on December 21 2016

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About pauliexjr

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  • Birthday 07/19/1956

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    Livingston, Scotland
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    Fishing, Motorbikes, Cask Beer!
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    Regional Sales Manager


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    E61 520d, Yamaha XJR1200 cafe racer
  1. Recently I was diagnosed with AAADD – that’s Age Activated Attention Deficiency Disorder It manifests itself like this: I decide to water the garden , As I go to the garage to turn on the hose I look at my car in the driveway and realise it needs washing So I go back into the kitchen and pick up my car keys, then I notice the post on the kitchen table that I had picked up from the hall earlier I decide to go through the post before I wash the car I lay my car keys on the table, sort out the bills and throw the junk mail into the bin that is sitting under the table. I notice that the bin is full. So I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the bin. Then I think since I’m going to the dustbin anyway I may as well pay the bills and post them in the post-box at the bottom of the lane. I pick up my cheque book from the table and realise there is only one cheque left and that the new cheque book is in the desk in my study. So I go into the study to my desk where I find the can of Coke I had been drinking earlier I’m going to look for my cheque book, but I need to move the Coke somewhere safe so I don’t knock it over I realise the Coke is now warm so I decide to put it in the fridge to cool off As I head back towards the kitchen with my Coke a vase of flowers catches my eye, they need watering I put the Coke on the kitchen counter and discover my reading glasses that I had been looking for all morning, I decide I had better put them in my desk so I will know where they are, but first the flowers still need watering I put the glasses back on the counter and fill a container with water I suddenly spot the TV remote which someone has left on the kitchen table I realise that we will need the remote when we come to watch TV tonight, but that I probably won’t remember that it’s on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the lounge where it belongs But first I must water the flowers I pour the water into the vase, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor. So, I put the remote back on the table and get some towels to wipe up the spill. Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do. At the end of the day: The garden isn't watered The car isn’t washed The bills aren’t paid The bin is still full There is a warm can of Coke on the kitchen counter The flowers don’t have enough water, There is still only 1 cheque in my cheque book, I can’t find the remote, I can’t find my glasses, I don’t remember what I did with the car keys. Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I’m really baffled because I know I was busy all the damn day, and I’m really tired. I realise this is a serious problem, and I’ll try to get some help for it, but first I’ll check my e-mail…. Do me a favour, forward this message to everyone you know, because I don’t remember who the hell I’ve sent it to. Don’t laugh — if this isn’t you yet, your day is coming!!
  2. I used them for an air-con recharge once (and once only!) After leaving the garage I noticed a funny singeing smell that got stronger the further I drove. I eventually stopped and lifted the bonnet to be greeted by a gout of flame where the twat who had carried out the work had left an oily rag draped over the exhaust manifold. I was only glad it caught fire when I lifted the bonnet, not 10 minutes later when I was on the M6!
  3. If you can stand the smell distilled white vinegar in a solution of warm water. It seems to work on everything from dead bugs to seagull sh*t on the outside glass so I can't see why it wouldn't work on the inside as well. To be fair the smell dissipates quite quickly, just leave the windows open for 1/2 hour or so.
  4. No need for name calling and to be fair your original question was very ambiguous! "what are the most wanted exhaust products by people?" Wanted in what way? Performance, appearance, longevity, value? Are you talking about complete systems, back boxes, de-cat, exhaust paint, what car, engine etc.? Are you looking for advice for your car, or testing the market for a new business? Ask your question in a way that people can understand and answer and you might get a better response.
  5. You don't necessarily have to clear coat it, but I would see what the finish is like after you have applied the paint. My few attempts with caliper paint have turned out with a 'buttery' finish so a couple of coats of clear VHT could well have solved that. As it was I was only trying to brighten the cars up, not go for a 'show' type appearance so wasn't overly concerned.
  6. Apologies, works with not for solicitors, didn't read that right. Not pulling my hair out and not suffering angst, it's your call and I don't give a toss either way.
  7. Not having a go here, but seriously? You go to the trouble of starting a post asking for advice, get advised, then can't be arsed to follow it up? And the fact your mate works at a solicitors doesn't make him a legal expert any more than my mate who works at Edinburgh Zoo cleaning up after the lions is David bloody Attenborough!
  8. Two Scousers are riding along the M62 from Manchester to Liverpool on a motorbike. They break down and start hitching a lift. A friendly trucker stops to see if he can help and the scousers ask him for a lift. He tells them that he has no room in the wagon as he is carrying 20,000 bowling balls but will take a look at the bike for them. He tries everything he knows but is unable to repair it. Time is getting on now and he's late for his delivery so he tells the scousers he ha...s to leave. “Hey, c’mon our kid,” they say, “gissa lift…”. The trucker once again explains that he has no room as he is carrying 20,000 bowling balls. The scousers put it to the driver that if they can manage to fit in the back with the bowling balls will he give them a lift. The driver agrees. They finally manage to squeeze themselves and their motorbike into the back of the wagon so the driver shuts the doors and gets off on his way. By this time he is really late and so puts his foot down. Sure enough the bizzies pull him up for speeding. One of the officers asks the driver what he is carrying to which he replies “Scouse Eggs”. The policeman obviously doesn’t believe this so wants to take a look. He opens the back door and quickly slams it shut and locks it. He gets onto his radio and calls for immediate backup from as many officers as possible. The dispatcher asks what emergency he has that requires so many officers. “I’ve got a wagon with 20,000 Scouse eggs in it – two have already hatched and the bastards have managed to nick a motorbike already”.
  9. If you overstay in a private car park you haven't broken the law, you have just broken the contract. All the car park operator can do is pursue you for a charge which should be proportionate to the normal advertised costs of parking, or the losses incurred by your car having overstayed. Hence any ticket – often called a "Parking Charge Notice", not to be confused with the council's very similar-sounding "Penalty Charge Notice" – should probably be quite small, especially for short overstays. I would say £100 is hardly proportionate! Talk to the gym and ask if they can furnish proof that you complied with the regulations, if so you can then tell the parking company to get stuffed, otherwise write back and offer a smaller amount, say £10 and throw in another tenner for their trouble.
  10. Can I suggest that it is probably banned for a good reason? Some US paints contain interesting substances like Tolulene which is recognised as a potential carcinogenic, just saying.....
  11. Check before you spend money on blanking plates. It was easy to tell on the E39, just run your hand under the injector side of the engine, the swirl flaps are connected by a rod and are very obvious.
  12. He really is a knob, but let's face it, he's a likeable knob and who wouldn't want to shake him by the hand and say well done for making us laugh?
  13. This is because American truckers actually take their driving test in a saloon car in a huge open space with nothing but traffic cones to mark out parking areas etc.!
  14. It is odd when you think about it, you could just as easily take the reg no of a car parked at the side of the road or even passing by and clone the plates (if you can find someone to make them up) so why an ad is going to make life any easier for a ne'r-do-well is anybody's guess. The whole system is now geared against dodgy plate making anyway with the maker having to put their details on the plates and the police highly suspicious of plates without that info.
  15. Technically I would say they should either repair the issues or give you a refund, however, if you are going to be putting miles on it I think you may struggle to get anything as you would appear to have accepted it. Is there no other option than driving it?