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Old 12th June 2019, 11:29   #431
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How did that filthy language get past the swear filter?

It always gets yow in-u-end-doh.
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Old 12th June 2019, 21:16   #432
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Be interested to know the outcome of your Virgin experience in due course.
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Negotiations with VM did not go good at all the retentions people, are about as much use as a wooden fire poker, they are truly are politicians in the making, reading from scripted dialog, they have no authority to do a better deal for you, not willing to budge even if you are a 15yr loyal customer.

Therefore loyalty means nothing to them they would rather lose your custom than help with a deal, it make no sense that new customers can have the same deal as me for half the price.

yes I understand that is how a business marches forward, but if in the process you lose half your consisting customers you are only trudging through mud.

I am going to start up a thread in the social forum regarding deals people have either managed to get from them or any other media company, it will change nothing but some tricks or trades on how to deal with these giants may come from it who knows.
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Hi Steve. A short lesson I found out about at the company I worked at, and I believe goes on in insurance companies NOW. Consider this. A cartel run between companies is illegal! So why is nothing ever done about it? Answer:- because in one way or another, they are all at it. How it works. Companies A. B. C. D. This year company A puts their prices up by 20%. They lose 20% of customers. The rest, company B C D only put there prices up by 10%. They gather in those that leave company A. Second year, company B puts their prices up by 20%, and companies A C D only put their prices up by 12.5%. They again mop up the customers from company B. This is repeated each year. I mapped a company, nameless, and over 10 years, prices rose by almost 270%. Dry good way of forcing up prices. And what again, I ask, does the government do about it? NOTHING. And they cannot say that they do not know about it, because I notified them of the companies involved. Democracy is the same word as in Russian.
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Old 12th June 2019, 22:35   #434
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Hi Steve. A short lesson I found out about at the company I worked at, and I believe goes on in insurance companies NOW. Consider this. A cartel run between companies is illegal! So why is nothing ever done about it? Answer:- because in one way or another, they are all at it. How it works. Companies A. B. C. D. This year company A puts their prices up by 20%. They lose 20% of customers. The rest, company B C D only put there prices up by 10%. They gather in those that leave company A. Second year, company B puts their prices up by 20%, and companies A C D only put their prices up by 12.5%. They again mop up the customers from company B. This is repeated each year. I mapped a company, nameless, and over 10 years, prices rose by almost 270%. Dry good way of forcing up prices. And what again, I ask, does the government do about it? NOTHING. And they cannot say that they do not know about it, because I notified them of the companies involved. Democracy is the same word as in Russian.
Same with privatisation of UK Energy Supply Organs. We were told that would lead to competition and guess what, because of that I was in favour of that.

Competition ... LAUGHABLE.

As you say, we in the UK now live in a Cartel riddled commercial so called marketplace.

Yet, as you say... NOTHING DONE.

Too many not fit for purpose types turning a blind eye of cuckin' a deaf 'n.

Very annoying and as usual, it's the lone or little Guy or Gal who suffer.... financially. Where did actually earning a reasonable profit not simply taking it go?
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I didnít connect T4 to the tourer to check the tailgate switch but I did recode a new remote to the R8 coupe and gave it a quick look over thanks to Brian for sorting me a legacy disc and blue lead.
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Old 20th June 2019, 18:40   #436
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Was rudely woken by the sound of Mrs Noc's CDT cranking over without firing up this morning.

Told her to take my car to work and went back to sleep.

Having my first cup of coffee for the day I thought it is a long time since I checked the plenums, and we have had a fair bit of rain lately.

So that was the first port of call, and luckily it was as dry as a dead dingo's donger. Mmm, less than a quarter of a tank showing on the gauge, so next check was a listen to the ITP........ and the sound of silence.

So swapped it out for a spare from the garage.

Now I've mentioned before about the unknown cowboys who have worked on this car before, and lo and behold they had been in the tank too. The static pump was not clipped in and floating around.


And can anyone spot the problem in this photo?






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Filled the daily driver ZT-T 1.8T up to the brim and calculated the consumption against the trip setting. 21.24 mpg. Not surprised as no long runs. Lots of short ones with stop start local traffic.
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Nice to get some honest fuel consumption figures there, John.
I sometimes wonder what is wrong with my diesel, when everyone else is getting 78.6 mpg thrashing it around town!
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....And can anyone spot the problem in this photo?






Yeeehaaa!

1. You opened the back door and found that someone has nicked the back seat.
2. The missus is possibly having an affair with a tool supply merchant.

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1. You opened the back door and found that someone has nicked the back seat.
2. The missus is possibly having an affair with a tool supply merchant.


Spot on Bob - well with the first part of your answer anyway.

I unclipped the seat then carried it out of the car before it struck me I shouldn't be able to do that.

The centre seatbelt anchorage had been taken off at some point and replaced but not through the seat. End result was a fitted seatbelt with slack in it where it snaked around the back of the seat base. In the event of a serious shunt I doubt the pretensioner would have been able to take up that amount of slack.
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