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    Another forum I go on a guy spent £4000 on a number plate!

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    I drive a 55 Reg Fiat Stilo Active Sport (3 Door) 1.4 16v.
    Nice car, has AC which is nice if we ever get a summer.

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    I missed out on my dream plate hey ho

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    i spent £800 which is not bad to say how awesome the thing is! JO04NEL !!! amazing!

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    I have a custom plate too, same as my user name here. The plate came before the forum

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    I prefer Audi's and currently own a 2000 (W) reg. Audi A6 V6 2.8 Quattro Sport.

    Previous cars include: 1995 Audi A6 V6 2.8 Quattro, Audi 90 Quattro, Audi 90 2.3 ESE, VW Scirocco GTI, and a MK1 VW Golf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    My Citroen Berlingo is off the road at the moment. It stops without warning and the garage cannot find the fault.
    The garage have since 'found' the fault and 'repaired' the car [at a cost of £ 78] Second day out of the garage and the car has broken down again. It is back in the garage now and they are struggling once again to identify the cause!
    Last edited by DaveP; 15th January 2008 at 01:18 PM. Reason: Correct spelling mistake and clarify content of last line.

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    Modern cars are too complex :S

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Modern cars are too complex :S
    This is a double-edged sward, it is true that new cars have a lot more electronics in than older ones (my old metros only had electronic ignition) but there's a dedicated band of enthusiast for almost every car who find ways around the electronic pitfalls, as is witnessed by the explosion in DIY engine management kits and also home interface kits for systems such as VAG-COM (The VW group control system) these allow for home diagnosis and many exploits and mods to be applied.

    Also modern EFI systems give more power while also giving better economy than old carb and dizzy systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhyds View Post
    This is a double-edged sward, it is true that new cars have a lot more electronics in than older ones (my old metros only had electronic ignition) but there's a dedicated band of enthusiast for almost every car who find ways around the electronic pitfalls, as is witnessed by the explosion in DIY engine management kits and also home interface kits for systems such as VAG-COM (The VW group control system) these allow for home diagnosis and many exploits and mods to be applied.

    Also modern EFI systems give more power while also giving better economy than old carb and dizzy systems.
    Nothing beats the old, "it's not working <CLANG> Now it is" though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMonkey View Post
    Nothing beats the old, "it's not working <CLANG> Now it is" though.

    Lump Hammer, the only tool you'll ever need
    Reminds me of a frosty morning some months back, the boot lock had jammed on my car, no amount of water or WD-40 would shift it.

    A few taps with a mallet did...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Modern cars are too complex :S
    Psh...we work in IT...what's so complex? I've got the exploded PDF, operations guide and logical process flowchart showing all the data inputs for my little CFi engine's management. Tis a doddle..

    Nothing more than circuit boards, switches and sensors, and a base map of parameters for operating them in sequence. Now, SU carburettors...heh..well...

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    Sirbendy: Ever conisdered whacking on Megasquirt? Open source fuel injection

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    Heh...not until I don't need the car, methinks.. It all interfaces with the autobox ecu.

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    Darn, forgot about that, never had an autobox and it slipped my mind that the GM one's electronic.

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