From: Jerry on 14 Jun 2010 04:34
"Peter Hill" <peter.usenet1(a)nospam.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
: On Sun, 13 Jun 2010 16:40:00 +0100, stephen.hull(a)btinternet.com
: >Also I worked in the paint finishing shop which was designed
: >repaint areas that may have been damaged during assembly but
: >because it took three months to build one car they were all
: >covered in slight damage and had to be completely sprayed.
: DOH! You put protectors over the bits that get damage.
Indeed and even if one doesn't it is quite possible to fit up a
body shell into a fully functioning car (in less time that RR
seems to have taken) without damaging the finished paintwork, so
unless the workforce of RR was especially careless...
From: Dave Plowman (News) on 14 Jun 2010 05:14
In article <1jk2eiu.1jv1qjs9012b8Nfirstname.lastname@example.org>,
Steve Firth <%email@example.com> wrote:
> > Perhaps you should lean something about carbs. I'll repeat - a poor
> > idle caused by a rich mixture that can't be corrected by adjustment
> > suggests flooding, and any quarter competent mechanic would then strip
> > the carb to check the float mechanism and petrol inlet valve. It
> > belies belief that a garage didn't do this on the first visit - let
> > alone several, as you said.
> And as I posted I've had a similar experience wih a Zenith carburettor
> on a Land Rover. Several trips back to the garage before they considered
> stripping the carburettor. Your assumption is that all garages are 100%
Then find one which is. If it were a new vehicle and therefore a dealer
I'd expect them to change the carb if they couldn't fix the fault. If a
secondhand vehicle, find a garage that knows what they're doing. You
really should stop using Halfords for servicing...
*Cover me. I'm changing lanes.
Dave Plowman dave(a)davenoise.co.uk London SW
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From: Steve Firth on 14 Jun 2010 16:59
Dave Plowman (News) <dave(a)davenoise.co.uk> wrote:
> > And as I posted I've had a similar experience wih a Zenith carburettor
> > on a Land Rover. Several trips back to the garage before they considered
> > stripping the carburettor. Your assumption is that all garages are 100%
> > competent.
> Then find one which is. If it were a new vehicle and therefore a dealer
> I'd expect them to change the carb if they couldn't fix the fault. If a
> secondhand vehicle, find a garage that knows what they're doing. You
> really should stop using Halfords for servicing...
<yawn> We're talking about the past.
But today Kia announced they are recalling every Picanto ever made
because of fuel leaks. Apparently you think every car should have been
picked up on PDI,
From: Steve Firth on 14 Jun 2010 16:59
Jerry <mapson.scarts(a)btinternet.INVALID> wrote:
> : > Read the thread, liar, I asked you if the car had been PDI
> : > checked,
> : No you didn't, you're telling a lie.
> <snip the rest of your bullshit lies, trolling and net-bullying>
> Yes I did , you are a liar, this thread stands witness to YOUR
> lies Mr Firth.
>  Message-ID: <hv0l12$edu$1(a)news.eternal-september.org>
That doesn't ask me if the car had been PDI checked. Nor does it result
in a response as you claimed in which I state that a PDI didn't exist.
You're a liar and a proven liar at that.
From: stephen.hull on 14 Jun 2010 16:41
In message <1jk1d1o.l0t0i61q01qm5Nfirstname.lastname@example.org>
%email@example.com (Steve Firth) wrote:
>[snip interesting post]
>> I was surprised at the heat that each car was subjected to when
>> (except bumpers and chrome work) driven through the paint oven in
>> full trim,
>YEs, I was surprised when I had a car resprayed at the heat it was
>subjected to after the respray. OTOH my current car seems to get that
>hot in the sun in Italy so perhaps it's not *that* extreme compared to
>what the car is designed to withstand.
I think the heat was not beyond the capabilities of the
components, but it does make you think what temperature *is*
beyond component endurance.
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