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Update on the car... [May. 13th, 2008|05:28 pm]
The Love Bug
£40 later, and the car is sorted.

All I need to do now is tone down my driving style. I’m not a mad driver, as such... it’s just that I do tend to start quite aggressively from standing, which places quite a strain on the exhaust when the engine twists to accommodate the sudden increase in engine power.

If I ease up on that, not only will it make it more likely that the welding won’t fail, it’ll also mean that I could increase my fuel economy from 420 miles to the tank to about 500 - if I’m really good.
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[User Picture]From: f_l_i_r_t
2008-05-13 04:46 pm (UTC)
Wow that is a big difference to gain just from changing your driving style, who knew?!
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2008-05-13 04:51 pm (UTC)
I don't even know if it's possible yet... but I can certainly better 420. :o)
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[User Picture]From: flucked_up_girl
2008-05-13 06:04 pm (UTC)
That's good news!

When you get a spare 5 mins could you drop me a msg on my mobile msn, (or drop me a text) I'm trying to reply to an email and getting errors, Ian's gone home and am kinda stuck! :-p
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[User Picture]From: emsee
2008-05-13 06:06 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a worthwhile saving.

So what you're saying is your previous driving sytle was to accelerate so hard all your passengers heads fell off? :P
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[User Picture]From: stainsteelrat
2008-05-13 07:54 pm (UTC)
I'm guessing speed bumps aren't great for exhausts either.

Glad to hear the welding worked!
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[User Picture]From: stephaniewalker
2008-05-14 01:02 pm (UTC)
How big is your tank?
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[User Picture]From: stephaniewalker
2008-05-14 01:55 pm (UTC)
Sorry, I'd meant to ask Dave this!


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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2008-05-14 05:49 pm (UTC)
Well, I did actually answer it, but when I realised that you'd asked it in response to mercuryuk's comment, I deleted it! LOL

50 litres in the Peugeot. :o)
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[User Picture]From: stephaniewalker
2008-05-21 03:21 pm (UTC)
I know! I went to reply to it but it had gone!!
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