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    How does the gas in my 2004 M3 AC leak in under a day (working in the morning and pretty much no cooling 8 hours later and completely gone the next day), yet when they regas with dye to check for leaks, the leak is seemingly completely gone?

    AC guys didn't leave it very long to check it held a vacuum - they did it while I waited. Two weeks later and still working working fine.

    I expected an o ring or seal to be fucked and permanently so.

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      The recommended length of time to leave it under vacuum is 20mins.
      Originally posted by brewdles
      In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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        Well might have been there about 30 or 40 minutes in total and they did look at it straight away. I didn't see if they waited on the vacuum at all. That wait is just to check for obvious leaks isn't it? I guess they thought I'd be back fairly quickly if it leaked like it originally did.

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          Yeah, if it won't hold a vacuum, it's got a leak somewhere, and also may not take a full charge.
          Originally posted by brewdles
          In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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              Those windscreen wiper trimmer things that are advertised everywhere. Do they work?
              Chris
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                Originally posted by Fondles View Post
                How was a taxi allowed to enter Summernats when better cars where refused ?
                How is a Street Machine project car allowed to enter Street Machine Summernats?
                Rust is lighter than carbon fibre.

                My Italian 510

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                  Probably me and my largely irrational hatred of crossovers, but is there an ADR that says your rear indicators should be a certain level?

                  Case in point, the Hyundai Kona. The Indicator is roughly at slightly below knee height and about 60cm below the rear brakelights.



                  As in, way too low and too far from what you'd be looking at normally from behind the car. Probably doesn't help that most people driving these shitboxes are prone to erratic changes in direction anyway, but the indicator is very hard to see, especially in heavy traffic.

                  Just think it's a bit weird because I can't really think of any other car that is the same. Surprised they've got away with selling it here, particularly given how easy it would be to put a repeater next to the actual brake light.

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                    ^ All EXACTLY the same reasons the same thing used to piss me off with various gerlytrux, including Pajeros:

                    Soft roaders represent an excellent compromise between the needs of the hardcore 4x4 user and the convenience of a city hatchback. Its clear to see why they have become so popular in todays society.

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                      I've never noticed it with the Pajeros, weirdly enough! But that's exactly the same thing! And to make it worse there's a bloody acre of room to put an actual proper indicator there.

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                        Originally posted by Mr Purple View Post
                        Probably me and my largely irrational hatred of crossovers, but is there an ADR that says your rear indicators should be a certain level?

                        Case in point, the Hyundai Kona. The Indicator is roughly at slightly below knee height and about 60cm below the rear brakelights.



                        As in, way too low and too far from what you'd be looking at normally from behind the car. Probably doesn't help that most people driving these shitboxes are prone to erratic changes in direction anyway, but the indicator is very hard to see, especially in heavy traffic.

                        Just think it's a bit weird because I can't really think of any other car that is the same. Surprised they've got away with selling it here, particularly given how easy it would be to put a repeater next to the actual brake light.

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                          I thought Pajeros and the like needed the low indicators because the rear spare wheel blocked visibility at extreme (i.e. not going to make a difference) angles. Some ADR thing. So the bodge was some shitty looking lights in the bumper. Wouldn't apply to that Kona thing though. And yes, I agree the Kona looks dumb.

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                            Originally posted by Mr Purple View Post
                            Probably me and my largely irrational hatred of crossovers, but is there an ADR that says your rear indicators should be a certain level?

                            Case in point, the Hyundai Kona. The Indicator is roughly at slightly below knee height and about 60cm below the rear brakelights.

                            As in, way too low and too far from what you'd be looking at normally from behind the car. Probably doesn't help that most people driving these shitboxes are prone to erratic changes in direction anyway, but the indicator is very hard to see, especially in heavy traffic.

                            Just think it's a bit weird because I can't really think of any other car that is the same. Surprised they've got away with selling it here, particularly given how easy it would be to put a repeater next to the actual brake light.
                            Because there are ADR's for us plebs but as soon as a manufacturer does it it is ok apparently because it has been correctly engineered, or the ADR gets re-written to allow said new car to be imported.

                            Look at side dumps. How long were they illegal yet as soon as Mercedes released a car with them it was ok. Yet side dumps are still questionably illegal depending on which engineer you speak to and which state your in.

                            One irritation for clubbie owners is the how far the front wheel arch needs to extend down in order to satisfy the ADR's, so most have to run mudflaps. Yet I could walk around a carpark and at least half the cars wouldn't satisfy the ADR wording.

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                              That's what I figured. If I was building a kit car and put the brakelights at the top of the rollcage and the indicators as low as they would go I'm fairly sure the engineer would say 'what the fuck?'

                              Yet when a new light SUV manufacturer puts their indicators lower than my AW11's it's fine.

                              Looking at the actual ADRs there doesn't seem to be any specific requirement, but putting your indicators and your brake lights a mile apart is pretty stupid in practical terms to the following driver. Ok, maybe not 60cm apart, I was guestimating and probably overestimated the size of the vehicle due to it's fake toughness!

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                                I have more of a problem with the front indicators on a lot of new cars. The side ones in the mirror are often only visible if you are adjacent to them, and the front ones that are inbound of the headlight (next to the grill) or on the lower part of the bumper are also difficult to see if you're anything but front-on.

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