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tweenster last won the day on 22 October 2016

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    Brighton & Hove Albion FC; Moto GP; Formula 1; DIY; woodworking; gardening; beekeeping; chickens; our ageing lurcher; and I shouldn't forget the 3 kids!
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    Tattershall, Lincolnshire

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  1. Moments of joy in your day today

    No 2 son got a job where he will use his degree (Bio-Medical Science). The money's not great but it will give him the lab experience all the better paid job say he needs to support his degree. And he will be moving out! :-)
  2. tweenster's S2000

    Skoda have approved the replacement of the heated seat element and repair to the front passenger seat as a warranty job, the hunt for seat material begins again - it took several weeks last time! Both front seats will have had the heating element replaced after overheating and burning through the material; are there any other known instances of this or have we just been unlucky?
  3. New modification to Hydra

    I will keep an eye out for the Superb.
  4. What annoyed you today?

    First day back at work today after the Christmas break. The commute was ... annoying. I was stuck behind someone who refused to go above 40mph (most roads are 50mph or NSL) and then braked every time someone approached in the other direction (it was dark so they had their headlights on!!!). Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...
  5. Just posted this review on the Budget Tyre thread: In August last year I bought a set of Yokohama Advan Fleva V701 in 205/45x16 for my Fabia Elegance Estate. The car is used mainly for commuting (18 miles each way) so I don't really get to test tyres to any extreme. However, today I had to take my lad back to Uni and so got to test the tyres on all types of road in some fairly horrendous conditions. I choose my tyres based on 3 criteria - wet grip (must be 'A'), and noise (the lower the better) and then price. The Yokohama's are not widely known but had the mandatory 'A' wet grip rating and measured just 67dB; they weren't exactly cheap (about £80 each from memory) but I don't like to scrimp on tyres, they are, after all, the only thing that is in contact with the road! They are not routinely stocked by Camskill so had to wait 4 days for delivery. Whilst acknowledging that the tyres are relatively new and therefore still have a deep tread, they were brilliant today. Standing water was dealt with the merest of 'drag' on the steering wheel and in all conditions and circumstances they never felt anything other than 'solid' and confidence inspiring. Driving at 70mph in the outside lane of a dual carriageway presented no dramas whatsoever, even though the road was soaking and often had rivers or large puddles of standing water. Lets be clear, though, I am a conservative and 'safe' driver so am not pushing the performance envelope but I do feel that if an emergency situation arose then the tyres would help not hinder me. Yes, these Yokos are expensive compared to some brands, but I am happy that I paid the extra for the piece of mind. I take my family in this car.
  6. Budget Tyres

    Interesting thread so thought I would add my own review. In August last year I bought a set of Yokohama Advan Fleva V701 in 205/45x16 for my Fabia Elegance Estate. The car is used mainly for commuting (18 miles each way) so I don't really get to test tyres to any extreme. However, today I had to take my lad back to Uni and so got to test the tyres on all types of road in some fairly horrendous conditions. I choose my tyres based on 3 criteria - wet grip (must be 'A'), and noise (the lower the better) and then price. The Yokohama's are not widely known but had the mandatory 'A' wet grip rating and measured just 67dB; they weren't exactly cheap (about £80 each from memory) but I don't like to scrimp on tyres, they are, after all, the only thing that is in contact with the road! They are not routinely stocked by Camskill so had to wait 4 days for delivery. Whilst acknowledging that the tyres are relatively new and therefore still have a deep tread, they were brilliant today. Standing water was dealt with the merest of 'drag' on the steering wheel and in all conditions and circumstances they never felt anything other than 'solid' and confidence inspiring. Driving at 70mph in the outside lane of a dual carriageway presented no dramas whatsoever, even though the road was soaking and often had rivers or large puddles of standing water. Lets be clear, though, I am a conservative and 'safe' driver so am not pushing the performance envelope but I do feel that if an emergency situation arose then the tyres would help not hinder me. Yes, these Yokos are expensive compared to some brands, but I am happy that I paid the extra for the piece of mind. I take my family in this car.
  7. What annoyed you today?

    That sucks. I live in the countryside, we have 2 PIR floodlights with cameras and memory cards to record data; movement at night turns on the light and starts recording (about £80 or so each I think). We also have a dog and I have a long pointy 'anti-intruder' deterrent! ;-)
  8. What annoyed you today?

    A neighbour of mine had their house broken into whilst they slept upstairs. The Police came and did a full investigation (helped by the car that was stolen and a lot of the stuff being dumped nearby) but one officer commented that she had never been to a burglary at a house with a dog . No surprise that they now have a dog.
  9. So you trained as but work as..........

    Airfield infrastructure specialist with a large(ish) government organisation, now working in recruiting for same organisation. Public-funded final salary pension scheme that will pay at age 55 so I could take it in 10 months time, but I will probably hang on for another year until my daughter finishes her A levels (because my employer pays 90% of her school fees).
  10. What annoyed you today?

    Our teenage daughter. If you have one, you will know!
  11. Sub-zero photos

    We haven't had any snow!
  12. tweenster's S2000

    Today I took the vRS to do the shopping chores. Bimbling through a local village at the speed limit of 30mph and white van man comes right up on to my tail. We move into a 40 zone, I speed up to the new limit and WVM is still right there, far closer than is necessary. Into a 50 zone, I speed up again and WVM stays on my bumper but unable to attempt an overtake because of the oncoming traffic. We come to a T-junction to join a straight NSL road and I sensed that WVM intended to use this opportunity to overtake. As any normal vRS owner would do, I checked the oil temperature; yep, we are clear for take off! I checked right, I checked left, the road was clear and I pulled out, I let the car straighten up and then floored it! **** off you ****! I must say I thoroughly enjoyed that, as childish as it may seem!
  13. Fabia VRS LE Register Part Trois

    No 20 for sale in Nottingham. Just 26,000 miles on the clock but the asking price is a somewhat steep £7495. They also have 102 and 579 on their forecourt. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201709249621236?fuel-type=Diesel&radius=1500&sort=distance&model=FABIA&advertising-location=at_cars&minimum-badge-engine-size=1.9&aggregatedTrim=vRS&make=SKODA&postcode=ln44ll&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly New&page=1
  14. 2018 F1 General Discussion Topic

    Rather than an 'alternative' F1 I would like to see something like a revised F5000. Simple cars with BIG power and relatively small wings and limited aero package to be driven by minted hobby drivers and/or talented enthusiasts with guest drivers from established teams/disciplines. I think someone like Max Verstappen would love it, the crowd would love the spectacle, the drivers would enjoy the thrill of oversteer and competing against drivers from the top echelons of motorsport (not just F1, the guest could be from sports cars, touring cars etc). I know it will never happen but I would much rather watch this than an 'alternative F1' created to keep the rich teams rich and the poor teams poor. A bit like a Tory Party manifesto!
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