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by graeme
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone out there?
Replies: 63
Views: 1291

Re: Anyone out there?

Interesting. It's not at all how I see things going. Battery tech has all the investment, so even ignoring the merits of any other solution, BEV could well be the VHS while other solutions are doomed to be the Betamax. The tax incentives to own a hybrid are decreasing in favour of pure battery EV. S...
by graeme
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone out there?
Replies: 63
Views: 1291

Re: Anyone out there?

You know hydrogen cell vehicles are just Li-Ion EVs with a needlessly complicated charging system on board?
by graeme
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Winter tyres. Discuss.
Replies: 1049
Views: 47450

Re: Winter tyres. Discuss.

I love CCs. They're made for Scotland, where snow isn't that common, but temps are low and roads are damp for 8 months of the year!

They're fine in full snow too.
by graeme
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Invergarry to Kinloch Hourn
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: Invergarry to Kinloch Hourn

Have you looked on Streetview? I wouldn't make it in the 2-11 with <70mm clearance, but an Elise/Exige should be ok. It's a bit rough up past the dam, but looks like the fantastic scenery would be well worth a few scrapes on the undertray! :)
by graeme
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Newbies
Topic: Hi from Westhill (near enough)
Replies: 24
Views: 1057

Re: Hi from Westhill (near enough)

Welcome from another local :welcome
by graeme
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New(ish) car .. not really Lotus Content and a long wait..
Replies: 150
Views: 17877

Re: New(ish) car .. not really Lotus Content and a long wait..

Encoded on the front face you can't see. Oversized encoders like that are for cylinder identification. Each cylinder has a different encoded pattern, hence the need for a bit more space on the face, hence the oversize encoder wheel. With cylinder ID, the ECU knows sooner where where the cam is in it...
by graeme
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: £100k garage
Replies: 31
Views: 2185

Re: £100k garage

Sanjøy wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:08 am
graeme wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:18 am
E63S Estate - £100k

I'm done.
Still happy with that?
Asbo-lutely! (sic) :mrgreen:
by graeme
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam reprofile for beginner and children
Replies: 12
Views: 587

Re: Cam reprofile for beginner and children

I can't help technically, but if I could have one car back it would be the Sport160, just for that lumpy idle. Do it! :D
by graeme
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: One last sports car, for your retirement..
Replies: 16
Views: 1503

Re: One last sports car, for your retirement..

Narrowbody 997. I'd probably blow the budget for a later 997.2 C2S. Coupe, manual, simple spec, no toys. Dark green or blue.
by graeme
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: £100k garage
Replies: 31
Views: 2185

Re: £100k garage

E63S Estate - £100k

I'm done.
by graeme
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Newbies
Topic: I’m new-ish!
Replies: 7
Views: 961

Re: I’m new-ish!

:welcome back
by graeme
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Newbies
Topic: I finally got one! (Edinburgh based)
Replies: 11
Views: 860

Re: I finally got one! (Edinburgh based)

That's a beauty! Congratulations!
by graeme
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Big thanks to Gav kirby and Andy G
Replies: 13
Views: 1107

Re: Big thanks to Gav kirby and Andy G

She's a beauty!

:thumbsup
by graeme
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best hot hatch for £10k
Replies: 114
Views: 6173

Re: Best hot hatch for £10k

R56 Cooper S, yes, except you've done the MINI thing, and I don't think a R56 Cooper S will excite significantly more than a Gen 1 Cooper Clubman. It might even disappoint. Worth a try though. Probably the nicest option to live with daily. Fiesta ST, yes, except you didn't like the dash on my 1.0 wh...
by graeme
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: SE BMW M2 Club
Replies: 45
Views: 2856

Re: SE BMW M2 Club

campbell wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:26 pm
New sub forum required, methinks.

Competition to name it?
People's Front of Bavaria? Bavarian People's Front?