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Anyone else had this problem (car related)?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by anon468, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. anon468

    anon468 New commenter

    Yet another spring coil in my car has broken. That's 3 (of 4) in less than a year! Grrrrrr!!! [​IMG]
    Garage reckons this problem is making up the bulk of their work at the moment.
    Is it crappily built cars or the plethora of potholes?

     
  2. anon468

    anon468 New commenter

    Yet another spring coil in my car has broken. That's 3 (of 4) in less than a year! Grrrrrr!!! [​IMG]
    Garage reckons this problem is making up the bulk of their work at the moment.
    Is it crappily built cars or the plethora of potholes?

     
  3. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Lead commenter

    It is a common problem across a number of makes. Probably a combination of both issues.
     
  4. anon468

    anon468 New commenter

    Never happened with my trusty old Nissan Primera, harshie!
    They don't make 'em like they used to... [​IMG]
     
  5. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    The garage we use were saying that they are getting a massive amount of work due to the condition of the roads.
     
  6. anon468

    anon468 New commenter

    Ah well, it's an ill wind... [​IMG]
    I'm thinking of starting a book on when spring coil number 4 is going to go 'ping'.
    Place your bets now. Bet BET!!! (in a 'Banzai' stylee - anyone remember Banzai?)
     
  7. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Vaguely [​IMG]
    I reckon 13/6/11 for coil No4. What kinds pressie does the winner (person who guesses closest to the actual date) get?
     
  8. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    kinda
    *if i win, can i get a new keyboard that glows in the dark?*
     
  9. anon468

    anon468 New commenter

    Sh*t. I was hoping for October. *hmph*
    Your pressie will be said broken spring coil. The garage has a big enough collection now.
    I might stretch to a pint.
     
  10. anon468

    anon468 New commenter

    Turn the light on, you tightarse. [​IMG]
     
  11. anon2799

    anon2799 New commenter

    Just spent £600 on getting my rear suspension done. Bleddy potholes!
     
  12. anon468

    anon468 New commenter

    Yipes! I feel slightly better now.
    Poor curly. That's pants.
     
  13. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    That's what i say to Mr K every evening [​IMG]
     
  14. Banzai?
    Oh, the awful uncomfortable Mr Shake Hands man! Much preferred 'dizzy kitten' (involving a turntable and a kitten if I recall).
     
  15. I will go for Sept 5th on the way to work

    Soooooooooo competitive ... even the prize of a broken spring appeals
     
  16. inq

    inq

    July 25th just to start your summer holiday on the wrong note [​IMG]
     
  17. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Yes, but it's not just any broken spring . . . it's manashees car's broken spring
    I'm already wondering where i might display it, when I win it [​IMG]
     
  18. anon468

    anon468 New commenter

    That's the one, nemo! Loved that show. [​IMG]
    Okay, kibosh and RF - your dates have been duly noted. You will be informed when said spring coil bites the dust. Nearest the actual date wins.
    BANZAI!!!!!!
     
  19. anon468

    anon468 New commenter

    inq, you minx!
     
  20. anon468

    anon468 New commenter

    Indeed so, kibosh. Not just any old spring coil!
    You could skewer it into the back lawn and use it as a fine tether for a sheep. Or goat.
     

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