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About Mook

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    the Puke like, Y'know

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    Anything that induces adrenalin :)
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    Benevolent Despot
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    Some German ones
  1. Why is diesel now so evil?

    But that's bollox though, isn't it - surely you had to charge it up?
  2. Why is diesel now so evil?

    Oh do feck off. Of course you do
  3. Why is diesel now so evil?

    Electric cars being "green" is such a load of shit. The flying of components all around the world, the massive amount of energy required to manufacture them and moving the energy used to power them further up the chain is kack. That said, I quite fancy some kind of electro-mobile for buzzing around locally, dropping kids at school etc - because they only cost 1p a mile or something
  4. UK to USA £69 one-way, or £129 Return!

    Two problems here: 1) You have to fly from Edinburgh 2) You have to go to Connecticut
  5. Why is diesel now so evil?

    You go first
  6. pd and tdi

    Nope. Afraid not.
  7. pd and tdi

    Different cylinder head, exhaust valve position and more compact turbo - it's tiny in the 1.6TDI. You'll never get close to the noise the PD TDI made.
  8. Why is diesel now so evil?

    I get that particulates aren't good for you, but surely if everyone drives vehicles that use 50% more alternative fuel, then that alternative fuel has got stuff in it's that's also bad - not the same bad as particulates, but bad in a different way. Or is uranium really safe, all of a sudden..?
  9. OK, OK, it's the devil's fuel - everyone knows that, especially on here, but I've had my fair share of tractors The current theme seems to be that "this govt" or "that govt" got it wrong, pushing everyone to get diesels, apparently. Yes, they give out particulates, and they aren't very good for squirrels et al, but why the sudden move to condemn the devil? For example, if I replaced the 180 black horses in my Transporter with, say a 230 petrol-powered horses from a Golf GTI (not as much torque, but you get the idea - I don't care about power in a diesel - it's all about torque), then I reckon it would have similar performance. With me so far? I get about 32mpg out of the van now on a long run. If I stuck a petrol engine in it, from experience of driving the same model of petrol and diesel cars in the past, I reckon I'd get something like 22mpg - maybe a bit more, maybe a bit less, but who cares for the purpose of this illustration. I know that the new BMWs, for example, give mental consumption out of a gallon of diesel and petrol, but the diesel will always give more mpg than the petrol. So I now have a petrol van which isn't killing hedgehogs, but it's using nearly 50% more fuel than the oil-burner (320 miles would cost 10 gallons in the tractor and 14.5 gallons in the petrol). Surely that's a shed-load worse than having a diesel-powered van with a Diesel Particulate Filter fitted?
  10. M3 V8 - Known issues?

    Pffft. People who modify cars and vans. Disgusting
  11. 2017 Fitness Thread

    Trust me - you need to visit Puregym in Nottingham. I use it when I'm in that neck of the woods. 6:30-8am or 6pm-8pm. Some of the women are proper stunners. There's some mingers as well, but hey, you can't have it all your own way
  12. While the cats away.....

    That's definitely a euphemism...
  13. While the cats away.....

    Oh, and don't forget to book the hookers
  14. While the cats away.....

    Go on - see how far you can push your luck
  15. Venice....any inputs?

    Just man the funk up