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1966
General discussion / Re: Car Servicing/Maintaince
« on: August 29, 2012, 06:55:22 PM »
*Complete hijacking of thread alert*

Whats the story with child seats in the front of a car?
I can't turn off the passenger airbag in my van but as the wife is back to work next week and her parents are going to be minding the young lad I am going to have to pick him up someday's in my van.

If the child seat is rear facing the air bag has to be off right? I don't understand that as the car child seats are fairly solid so how is it dangerous for the child?

When an airbag goes off it has an explosive reaction that could shift any child seat and can release
gas that causes flash burns.

There also may be issues with the law/insurance with having a child seat in the front of a vehicle not designed for such.

1967
General discussion / Re: Car Servicing/Maintaince
« on: August 29, 2012, 06:52:25 PM »
Yes lad, I've a mk4 Golf diesel that's leaking coolant like there's no tomorrow. Been doing this near two years.

Manageable if I keep  journey distances short but if I do anything over 60-90 mins the light comes on and starts buzzing away - especially likely to happen if I'm doing 70-80mph+ on these journeys. I've had another VW mechanic look at it and he can't find a solution but I would like another opinion. It's pure annoying.

The most common place for this model to leak coolant is at the water temp sensor. It is on the right hand side of the cylinder head as you look in. It has a rubber o ring seal that perishes and leaks. That is the first place I would look.

I would avoid any sort of 'rad leak' as it may fix the leak but can cause other problems.

1968
General discussion / Car Servicing/Maintaince
« on: August 29, 2012, 05:43:14 PM »
Ok, here is the deal. I am looking for some free advertising on here for my business. In return I will try to advise on or answer any questions about car problems to the best of my ability.

I have a car business in Ballygawley where I sell, service, MOT/NCT and clean cars. We also supply and fit a full range of Tyres.

We are currently working on expanding the service end of the business and have invested in up to date equipment including Diagnostics for most vehicles.

I have a mechanic working for me that has 15 years experience 8 of which was at a VW dealership and is fully up to date with VW training.

We can service any type of car including timing belts/flywheels/clutches/brakes etc.

We aim to be very competitive with our prices as all we want to do is fill hours and build up a name for being good value as well as good standard of work.

Fire away with any questions and I will try to help.

Garrett.

1969
General discussion / Re: Tom Elliott new UUP Leader
« on: August 10, 2012, 09:53:13 AM »
It really is pathetic how low weak little men like this will stoop to get a few votes! :-\

1970
Best of luck in Donegal.  Whats the name of the stage where the cars climb up the wide twisty road with the dackdrop of the beach in the background?  Happy memories.

I am going as a spectator this year. Done it in 2009.

Knockalla. One of the best stages in Ireland.


1971
Donegal has been desperately unlucky in the last 10 years. 4 out of the 7 deaths in all of Irish rallying have taken place on the Donegal International Rally. Thomas Maguire who died 2 years ago whilst co-driving was a friend of mine who I have competed against. When you consider there must be 60-70 rallies a year in Ireland you can see how unlucky Donegal has been. The deaths are all part of freak accidents. Rallying in Ireland is as safe as anywhere in the world.

By the way. All damage to walls etc is repaired by the local motorclub or paid for by the local motorclub. This cost is included in the entry fees that are paid by the rally crews. A few holes in hedges and knocked over walls (that are repaired) is a small price to pay for the revenue brought into the area.

I will be in Donegal in 2 weeks time for IMO the best Rally in Ireland.

1972
Its been a long time since anyone was killed at an Irish rally, they are usually well organised and well marshalled. What happened today was a tragic accident, nothing more. Lets hope the injured make a speedy recovery. RIP to those who werent so lucky.

Nonsense.

There was a young lad killed in 2008 in Donegal. Two marshalls killed in Donegal in 2002 by a car leaving the road. A driver killed in 2010.

It used to pass out our road years ago, but thankfully the locals got a stop put to it. It was sheer madness the rate at which they drove, not to mention the absolute wreck the roads were left in.

I have been involved in rallying as a competitor in Ireland for 11 years. In that time I know of 7 fatalities. 2 Co-drivers, 2 Marshalls and 3 spectators.

At a rough guess, in that time, approx 150000 - 200000 have competeted and countless thousands have spectated. Motorsport is the 3rd most popular sport in Ireland. It creates Millions in revenue every year and not least in your own County of Donegal. The Donegal Rally is estimated to bring in 50000 people a year to the county who all contribute to the local economy.

No amount of money can make up for lost lives but things must be put in context. In those 11 years we have lost people to other sports including our own GAA.

Rallying is a great sport that is safe. Accidents happen but 99.99% of the time there are not even injuries never mind fatalities.

RIP such a tragedy,

I cant however Begin to understand what the above statement is meant to support. I'm not anti-rallying/road biking etc as I feel everyperson knows what dangers he/she encounters as a fan/competitor in such sports. But I feel the above is a flawed

Flawed how? I am just pointing out that these type of things are extremely rare. Knee jerk nonsense such as

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It used to pass out our road years ago, but thankfully the locals got a stop put to it. It was sheer madness the rate at which they drove, not to mention the absolute wreck the roads were left in.

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These events should never be held on public roads for a start. Complete and utter madness. How more people haven't been killed is beyond me.

The above quotes are more flawed IMO.

1973
Its been a long time since anyone was killed at an Irish rally, they are usually well organised and well marshalled. What happened today was a tragic accident, nothing more. Lets hope the injured make a speedy recovery. RIP to those who werent so lucky.

Nonsense.

There was a young lad killed in 2008 in Donegal. Two marshalls killed in Donegal in 2002 by a car leaving the road. A driver killed in 2010.

It used to pass out our road years ago, but thankfully the locals got a stop put to it. It was sheer madness the rate at which they drove, not to mention the absolute wreck the roads were left in.

I have been involved in rallying as a competitor in Ireland for 11 years. In that time I know of 7 fatalities. 2 Co-drivers, 2 Marshalls and 3 spectators.

At a rough guess, in that time, approx 150000 - 200000 have competeted and countless thousands have spectated. Motorsport is the 3rd most popular sport in Ireland. It creates Millions in revenue every year and not least in your own County of Donegal. The Donegal Rally is estimated to bring in 50000 people a year to the county who all contribute to the local economy.

No amount of money can make up for lost lives but things must be put in context. In those 11 years we have lost people to other sports including our own GAA.

Rallying is a great sport that is safe. Accidents happen but 99.99% of the time there are not even injuries never mind fatalities.

1974
These events should never be held on public roads for a start. Complete and utter madness. How more people haven't been killed is beyond me.

God help their families.

Please refrain from commenting on such a sensitive issue when you obviously know very little about it..

A tragic freak accident. RIP.

1975
Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: December 07, 2011, 02:50:23 PM »
Also built in the wrong location. It would blow the head off ye up there!!!

Agree there. It is a very windy site. I would guess a lot of trees planted for wind breakers would help.

1976
General discussion / Re: Winter Tyres.
« on: December 07, 2011, 12:57:23 PM »
Shifting well this week.  :)

1977
General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« on: November 08, 2011, 09:27:49 AM »
Heading to the game on Tuesday night. Never been to an international soccar game before and never been in Landsdown/Aviva stadium before so should be interesting. :)

1978
General discussion / Re: Winter Tyres.
« on: November 02, 2011, 02:25:19 PM »
Tony, I am doing part worn for 25 - 30 each. They have at least 5mm on them, new have 8mm and legal limit is 1.6mm. This includes fitting. I am doing new retreads (remoulds) for 40 - 45 each.

Denn, Winter tyres are legal to use all year but this is not advised. The rubber is a softer compound and will wear quicker in summer weather. The general rule is that if day time temperature is below 7C then winters are required.
Most cars now are front wheel drive so if you get 2 rims and put winter tyres on them that will do the job on the front. Do not worry about the back unless a rear wheel drive car (BMW Merc)

After winter put the original rims back on and keep the winters for next year.

1979
General discussion / Winter Tyres.
« on: November 02, 2011, 11:54:01 AM »
I have a limited amount of partworn and new winter tyres available in 15inch and 16inch if any of you are interested. I am based in Ballygawley Co Tyrone. Fitting service is available or tyres can be couriered to anywhere in Ireland.


Get ready!!


Garrett 07771813386.

1980
Norf have you seen the video of the "alleged" racist remark from Terry?

Yes.

So has a Chelsea fan whats your take on the whole thing?

To be honest I haven't got a clue, and my naivety (Or care) to defend a 100,000 a week footballer has reduced over the years. I'd be surprised if he shouted what the media are hinting he did when you consider that he was surrounded by 4 or 5 players at the time.

In addition if he did say that, how come no one on either side heard him?

However we'll know more post the FA hearing which is being fast tracked much more than the Suarez/ Evra one!

I think the reason it is being fast tracked is that there is clear evidence in Terry's case that most people have viewed (it is as clear as day what he said IMO). None in Suarez's.

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