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My car tried to crash itself

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Del Lardo, 2 May 2006.

  1. Del Lardo

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Cambridge(ish)

    Took my car out and gave it a damn good spanking at lunchtime in the sunshine. Get back to work, park up on a very slight incline, put handbrake on (can anyone guess where this is going) and walk inside.

    I get a call from reception 5 minutes later "your car had just driven itself into the building" :eek:

    I go outside to find my car with one wheel resting on the curb and the numberplate apparently holding the car in place on the pavement. Reverse the car off with no apparent damage apart from an even more cracked number plate and a dent in my pride. Lesson learned, hot discs will cool down and your handbrake will fail. Next time I'll leave it in gear as well :rolleyes:
     
  2. olv

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    sounds like you got off lightly!
     
  3. Lashout_UK

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    Glad you got off so lightly!

    As a footnote - it's bad to leave the handbrake on after using the brakes heavily anyway (if it actuates on the discs, of course)....heat soaks into that section of the disc and warps it pretty horribly.
     
  4. TripleT

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    d'oh! :o

    Glad there was no damage :)
     
  5. Matt82

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    my first car had a lame hand brake. ive always parked cars left in gear since
     
  6. masterk

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    You need to build up some muscles on your handbrake arm.
     
  7. mc_bob

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    Location: Reppin' up North London

    What car was it?
    Guessing it was a Ferrari by your Sig ;)

    Any pictures?

    MC_Bob
     
  8. masterk

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    :confused:
     
  9. mc_bob

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    Oh crap im such a dumarse, its an Elise, please excuse my elite noobness...

    Ill leave the post unedited so you can laugh at me.


    MC_Bob

    Also, I never clicked or read the sig until now, sorry :(
     
  10. wez130

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    looks like an elise 111s to me ;)

    damn your ninja edit :D
     
  11. masterk

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    Dont worry he cant hide it, its quoted twice now :D
     
  12. Zip

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    He also now owns a small run about that he bought the other day.
    I think it was a pug
     
  13. Del Lardo

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    I keep it next to my portable sun :p



    I wish, fear the 49bhp of the Fiesta
    [​IMG]

    I really should go and pick it up sometime soon.
     
  14. Rich1988

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    complete with old lady in brown tights >
     
  15. TaKeN

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    [​IMG]

    Go and buy a " Turbonator " For it, and you will have yourself one hell of a beast :p
     
  16. Dogbreath

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    I think a detonator would be more usefull :p