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The car I occasionally drive is so battered, misshapen, bent, and 'orrible that I can't imagine anyone wanting to steal it.
Sounds like my brother's. Although I won't be impressed unless there is a round of toast in the pocket behind the passenger seat (discovered when we cleaned it so our mother could ride in it) and about 7 empty coffee mugs rolling around in the rear footwell.
 

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har!

Our old grey market Volvo 740 Flagon has over 300000 miles and visited 4 continents. The clear is rubbed through. Other than a head gasket, water pump, and a clutch, the repairs have been confined to normal maintenance items. The Bosch Jetronic fogs along flawlessly, The adventure mobile is a bonafide science project, and subject of the neighborhood death pool. Really? A testament to my wifes easy foot.

I'd give a thief the spare key, just to cash the insurance check. It's duct taped to the back of the front plate ... hint hint.
 

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In '19 Wor Lass bought a flat for her daughter - who is (allegedly) paying it back. I warned both of them at the time not to buy the cheapest property they find.......... Which is just what they did. :rolleyes:
For the last year the flat has been plagued with damp in the stairwell, right below the shower cubicle.
Today, I have had the flooring in the shower room up. The chipboard floorboards are swollen and rotten, the joists below are damp. The shower tray will have to come out, the tiling will have to come off the wall, the floorboards will have to be replaced, possibly the joists too - meaning the ceiling in the stairwell will have to be replaced. ............And I still haven't located the source of the leak.
This ain't going to be either a quick fix, or a cheap one.
Saying "You were warned" isn't going to be helpful.

Slot cars parked-up for the foreseeable, Stu tied-up doing major building work.
 

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We had a rash of catalytic converter thefts here not long ago. Done quickly and quietly overnight.

Stuart, condolences. Every homeowner has at least one water related horror story.
 

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The ELVD (EU End of Life Vehicle Directive) and other Regulations and Directives worldwide required the Automotive industry reduce or eliminate the use of hazardous materials (cadmium, lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium etc), which in and of itself appears sensible.
More significantly, in the case of the partially dismantled vehicle shown above, the Automotive industry were required to design vehicles listing all materials used with the intention to be over 95% recycleable at the end of their life (or when scrapped), again sensible.

An unintended consequence of the apparent ease in which a vehicle can be dismantled at the end of its life is that it can also be dismantled with the same ease and speed at any other time after it leaves the Production line.

It seems there are some never wanting to let an opportunity pass them by, without siezing and exploiting it with both hands, a spanner and Torx head driver!
 

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Electric cars.

What a great idea except....
Nasty materials in the batteries
Nobody is sure how to cater for end of life of said batteries
Insufficient charging network
Soaring costs of a re-charge
Electricity made using fossil fuels

I have now read a number of articles that says your 3 year old diesel is better for the planet as it is already built, the damage is done
 

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Anything already built is environmentally better ,as long as it's actually repairable, whole life analysis,we teach it in school, Shoots down all the ramblings from these loonies that choose not to include it, as it doesn't support their argument.
I doubt there's anything as thermally efficient as a euro 6 diesel, even in a 7.37 metre motorhome, lol.
 

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Both synthetic fuel and hydrogen if they can be produced efficiently, which isn't always the case now, have to be better options. Just think of all those diesel generators digging up the roads to install charging points every three meters. Where I live if you don't have a driveway, and a lot of properties don't even have space for a car, it's pot luck how close to home you end up parking so road side charging is the only option. Only plus point I suppose would be at least it would stop people parking on the pavement 😁
 

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Anthony Bamford,the late Joey's son and boss man at the big yellow digger company, has a deal I think to purchase 50% of all of Australia's blue hydrogen.
The JCB engine factory at Foston has prototype engines running on Hydrogen already.
You cant recharge an electric digger in the middle of a construction site, well unless you've got a Diesel powered generator.
 
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