From: jlittler on 6 Feb 2007 17:54
On Feb 7, 12:02 am, GB <gb0...(a)kickindanuts.threefiddy.com> wrote:
> "jlitt...(a)my-deja.com" <jlitt...(a)my-deja.com> wrote innews:1170744798.101719.41640(a)s48g2000cws.googlegroups.com:
> GB, how you doing anyway JL, long time no see, etc, etc!
Typical ! Ignores invite to attend drinks at North Sydney Hotel while
it was my local and 800metres stagger away, waits until I move back to
the inner west and NOW he wants to catch up ! Hmmpph ! :-)
(yeah all good, maybe it's time for some sort of ausmoto drinks or
sumthin' ? Maybe a ride ? Anyone interested ? Bueller, Bueller ?)
From: Nev.. on 6 Feb 2007 19:09
> "Mad-Biker" <mad-biker(a)westnet(Panties).com.au> wrote in
>> much like air conditioning, the alternator still turns over at a
>> constant rate no matter how much power your draining!
> OK, do me a favour. Go out to the shed, fire up your car and let
> it idle. make a note of where the tacho needle is sitting. Now, turn
> the lights on, full christmas tree, high beams, the works. Make a
> note of where the tacho needle is sitting now.
I hope you're not suggesting that it will move, because that will blow
the original "uses more fuel" argument out of the water...
From: Nev.. on 6 Feb 2007 19:11
> Mad-Biker wrote:
>> <Me> watches the P platers go through thecertified highspeed drivers
>> check list.
>> windows up, door locked for added safety in a roll over, check.
> I'd have thought that the doors being locked might be good if folk were
> trying to pull occupants out of car, or, OTOH, bad... for the same reason.
> Many years ago, in britain, it used to be illegal to drive a car with
> the doors locked.
> The logic was that if you stacked it, locked doors made it harder for
> people to pull you out of the remains.
I know in new Commodores (and I presume other production cars as well),
whenever the airbags are deployed, the doors all automatically unlock,
and the interior light turns on.
From: Toosmoky on 6 Feb 2007 19:49
> I know in new Commodores (and I presume other production cars as well),
> whenever the airbags are deployed, the doors all automatically unlock,
> and the interior light turns on.
In BMWs, the windows also drop two inches so the pressure increase
inside the car when the airbags deploy doesn't blow them (or your
eardrums) out, the battery leads sever themselves with a pyrotechnic
charge and the car calls BMW for help.
Also, If there's no passenger, the passenger side airbags don't deploy.
There's probably a few other things that I've forgotten as well.
Work to ride, Ride to Work...
From: Hammo on 6 Feb 2007 20:03
On 6/2/07 11:52 PM, in article 12sgulr589u9n0a(a)corp.supernews.com, "GB"
> paulh <paulh(a)fahncahn.com> wrote in
>> Thus using a headlight uses power that would otherwise go
> LOL! Now that's *funny*. (The sad part is that you probably
> believe it!)
Paul is correct. Feel free to point out where he is wrong.