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Lukeyy19
post Feb 27 2008, 04:38 PM
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QUOTE(Zero1 @ Feb 27 2008, 04:14 PM) [snapback]173396[/snapback]
Aah, I see pp.gif. Does anyone actually leave it in gear here then? Apparently it helps if you're on a hill and you leave it in first if the handbrake fails (apparently it stops it rolling backwards).

Yeah, you and me both. I looked at a few 316i's and they were 1595cc (as you would expect), but quite a large amount of them are also 1795 and 1895. It is definatley a 1.9 though (says on the V3C form) and its a hell of a lot snappier than my old 1.6 mitsubishi colt pp.gif. What's even more confusing is that a 1.9 316i is cheaper to insure than a 1.8 318i...

yeah thats my parents argument for doing it, i always tell them off as they sometimes use my car and they will leave it in gear so when i go to start it, it jumps forward and stalls... damn them! we dont even live on a hill so they are just being annoying pp.gif

well that complicates it even more... silly BMW
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post Feb 27 2008, 04:46 PM
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Yep, leaving it in gear while parked can work like the handbrake. Engines presumably don't much like turning for no reason, and a little bit of gravity isn't going to persuade them otherwise. My mum always does it as well, although it doesn't affect me so much since I always depress the clutch when starting it. I imagine it's something that older people do because it was probably a more common thing for handbrakes to fail 10-20 years ago, but it's pretty pointless these days. I know that when I was younger the handbrake failed (either fully or partially) on our little Nova, so mum just left it in first gear while parked instead.
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post Feb 27 2008, 04:57 PM
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Serves me quite well msn_happy.gif
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post Feb 27 2008, 06:16 PM
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I also leave the car in gear... + the handbrake.. dunno y...it has become a habit of mine. But i press the clutch before starting the car as i have to go in reverse to get my car out always...
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post Feb 27 2008, 06:37 PM
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I'm too lazy to go out and take pictures of it, it's covered in snow anyway and really dirty due to the salt on the road, but I drive:




A 2006 Royal Blue Jeep Liberty LE. It has a v6, sunroof, leather seats, and 3% tinted windows (Illegal in the states). The beauty of it is that even though this is a "Limited Edition" SUV, and considered "Fully Loaded", it didn't come with cruise control or an ash-tray msn_rolleyes.gif. I got it in January. Just had to get a new transfer case put on, even though the 4x4 drive has never been used, apparently I'm going to have to do that every 50,000 miles. Other than that, I love it!
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post Feb 27 2008, 08:54 PM
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QUOTE(Lukeyy19 @ Feb 27 2008, 04:38 PM) [snapback]173398[/snapback]
yeah thats my parents argument for doing it, i always tell them off as they sometimes use my car and they will leave it in gear so when i go to start it, it jumps forward and stalls... damn them! we dont even live on a hill so they are just being annoying pp.gif

well that complicates it even more... silly BMW


All the more reason to do those checks before you start pp.gif Isn't it something like gears, seat, steering, seat, door. I never bothered so I can't remember.
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post Feb 27 2008, 09:33 PM
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But 'make the car safe' requires putting the car into neutral (atleast according to my instructor) so you shouldnt leave it like that in the first place pp.gif.

My friends partner left his car in reverse parked in front of their garage, he didnt realise and went through the garage door...

I guess its good practice to depress the clutch when starting the car anyway really. Lots of new cars have 'start' buttons rather than a keyhole, these require you to depress the clutch otherwise the engine just wont start anyway.
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Discovered that actually I do have a photo of my car - it was just on my digital camera's SD card rather than filed neatly on my computer... It's also from a rather exciting angle pp.gif



Edit: Oh, and it's covered in frost msn_grin.gif
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post Feb 28 2008, 07:51 PM
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Not as frost covered as mine pp.gif Or well mine was more ice. On the front of it it was solid anyway. Took me ages to scrape through it.
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post Feb 28 2008, 09:25 PM
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Frosty FTW. Though not if you need to leave in a hurry... I remember having lots of incidents involving water, scrapers and all manner of other things to try and clear it as quickly as possible on my old car pp.gif.

(competition: who has the frostiest car? pp.gif)
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post Feb 28 2008, 10:33 PM
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QUOTE(Zero1 @ Feb 28 2008, 09:25 PM) [snapback]173451[/snapback]
(competition: who has the frostiest car? pp.gif)

ohhh msn_sad.gif im never up early enough for a frosty car pp.gif
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My car seems to freeze up really easily and more than others. When the weather was rather cold, every night when I left work to go home I'd have to scrape it. Mine was the only one that was frosted up too. It depends where I park it as to how frosty it is in the morning. If I manage to get a space outside my house (which is very rare) then it's not too bad as it's more sheltered. However if I park it up the road from my house like it is in that picture due to no space outside my house then it is a complete ice block as it is far more exposed. One morning last week I couldn't get the door open it was frozen so bad. Had some rather large icicles on it too. Shame I didn't take a photo now pp.gif was white all over. I will then start driving along and it then steams up over my speedometer and stuff so I don't have a clue what speed I'm doing yay or where my petrol is pp.gif

And no frosted car is not good when you are running late.
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post Feb 28 2008, 11:38 PM
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QUOTE(Lukeyy19 @ Feb 28 2008, 10:33 PM) [snapback]173454[/snapback]
im never up early enough for a frosty car pp.gif

That photo of mine was taken at about midday, judging by the angle of the shadows. The house is always blocking the sunlight from hitting the car until early afternoon pp.gif


QUOTE(Natalie. @ Feb 28 2008, 11:13 PM) [snapback]173456[/snapback]
I will then start driving along and it then steams up over my speedometer and stuff so I don't have a clue [...] where my petrol is pp.gif

In the tank, one would hope msn_angel.gif
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post Feb 29 2008, 12:21 AM
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QUOTE(Lord d @ Feb 28 2008, 11:38 PM) [snapback]173457[/snapback]
In the tank, one would hope msn_angel.gif

hehe nice one msn_up.gif
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No in my glove box. I meant petrol level! Leave me alone msn_sad.gif
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post Mar 1 2008, 10:31 AM
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how does a 17 year old insure a 3 Litre Modified Toyota Supra?

my 1.4 Pug306 insurance is £1600pa and i'm 18


also why do those Skylines and the RX7 in the background have such low numbers in the window surely not the price right?

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post Mar 1 2008, 02:42 PM
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Ouch noreply.gif insurance cost Lukey...

It gets better though, I have 0 years noclaims (been a named driver) and 1 year named driving experience, and am 20 and my insurance on my car is £1100. I'm expecting that to drop atleast another £600 by Feb 2009.
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post Mar 1 2008, 02:58 PM
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I'll be renewing the (third party, fire & theft) insurance on mine for £550 in April, with 1 year's no claims bonus, 0 years having held my licence and being 21, which is reasonable enough, I think. (Unlike the £1100 I'm paying on it now...)
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Well currently im a named driver and the insurance is £804 but mid march im buying the car from my dad and getting my own insurance, so i will have 0 years no claims and licence for 1 year, still comes out at £1600,

But luckily Admiral Multicar will insure my mums car for her, a small car my dad buys for him, and the 306 for me, all for about £1650, so my parents say my share will be about £900 - £1000 which isnt bad at all.
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