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Haakon last won the day on 6 April

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  1. Welcome to Oz. We don't really get much fog here, so an option is you can put white LED globes in them and rewire them to serve as DRLs. I've got them like that in my Meg with a voltage sensing relay to automatically turn them on with the engine start, and connected to the sidelights with another relay so they turn off when the main lights are on. They're otherwise just decoration in most parts of Australia and serve no purpose!
  2. Lovely Saab.... I had one super briefly but i got ripped off badly by a used car dealer (my one big fail, i missed a bunch of things...) and quickly flipped it. But I really loved it... What do you want for it? Agree on suggestion to keep it. Got friends/relatives with space to park it up while you're in europe? It will patiently wait for your return
  3. Alas the G is Kirsty's car, not mine - auto is mandatory. She is perfectly capable of driving a manual, she just doesnt see the point... I got her as far as appreciating cool european cars, getting her to love a manual was just a bit too hard! If she was a manual driver, I reckon we would have gone with an RS280 and just had one car between us.
  4. Very nice. I still have questionable urges every time I see a Busso equipped 147 for sale...
  5. This is my fear. And as soon as any body repair person is let near it the car will be fucked.
  6. Yeah,, there is another crease with cracked paint on the bonnet too. The next will be what they want to give me and that'll be a fight. Paid 33 for it new, need 35 to replace it and im tipping theyll open offers at low 20s and start off a shitfight...
  7. I find out on Friday if Allianz will write it off... Bulk hail repair centre set up in town. I think I’d prefer a write off, there is also paint work needed. Roof is pretty bad too.
  8. Yes, the smokey shot was the last photo I had of intact. Looks more like this now... Stupid sky golf balls... Welcome, Alfa nuts are not so bad. Proof that there is something sillier than being a Reno nut
  9. If you need a wrench you’re doing them up too tight Mind you, some variants on the F4R are bastards for access...
  10. That and being able to retain fitness are the only things I want back from my misspent yoof... Finally figuring women out long after my looks faded was a cruel twist of fate too. (sorry @biologist...)
  11. Lol. Ok, I think you’re probably deliberately missing the point. Maybe it makes you feel better... tevs. Enjoy your tribalism and your toys.
  12. And you’re still completely missing the point. And I can’t make it any clearer... Although if you hang out with “other car scenes” perhaps you should at least understand Renaults are not all that unique...? These are all basic ICE tuning 101 principles.
  13. Oh. Odd. Mature... If it’s not standard and has a map that is deliberately designed to take advantage of any increased knock resistance, than that’s not really relevant to road cars mapped for 95. My original point is that at least one testing round found many 98 fuels were not 98, but as I think you or someone said even the 98 fans acknowledge brands vary in efficacy. So I understand that some will indeed be greater than 95 at least. Now if you have a non standard map designed around that than obviously you’ll see a difference. Im saying that that is not always the case wi
  14. What’s your model? Turbo? Standard? it’s an interesting idea though that our 95 is shit enough that some engines might need “98” to get back to performance engineered for European 95...
  15. I’d be interested in hearing what the tuners reckon is behind the cited improvement on 98. Is it the map being written to advance and/or increase boost? Given the energy content is the same (because physics...) the advantages is in being able to extract more. Now there is obliviously no change in compression ratio, so it must be either boost (Clio 2/3 owners look away) or ignition timing. Anecdotes just don’t do it for me. I’d love to see some evidence of software that will explicitly be able to take advantage of the higher octane. Failing that, I just don’t want to buy int
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