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routemaster1   
Sat May 13 2017, 07:08am
Member No: #574
Joined: Jul 08 2007
Location: Dorset
We had to have a new windscreen fitted to our older C3 yesterday. During fitting, the fitter was quite disparaging about the quality of the seal inside the screen. 'Typical French workmanship' was quoted.

Luckily we don't have problem like this!

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KenC   
Sat May 13 2017, 08:25am
Member No: #18024
Joined: Feb 12 2011
Location: Derby
They have narrowed the problem down to the indicators, that's why you don't see many BMW drivers using them 😇
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riven1962   
Sun May 14 2017, 04:06am
Member No: #18905
Joined: Mar 23 2011
Location: Widnes, Cheshire
KenC wrote ...

They have narrowed the problem down to the indicators, that's why you don't see many BMW drivers using them 😇


That must be why they don't indicate left from the middle lane of the motorway, the indicators don't work.
paully   
Sun May 14 2017, 04:33am
Member No: #42086
Joined: Sep 19 2015
Location: Dewsbury
Oh come on guys they just don`t need them..They own the road, plebs should just make way for them............
FrankBullitt   
Sun May 14 2017, 09:44am

Member No: #19238
Joined: Apr 12 2011
Location: Cambridgeshire
riven1962 wrote ...

KenC wrote ...

They have narrowed the problem down to the indicators, that's why you don't see many BMW drivers using them 😇

That must be why they don't indicate left from the middle lane of the motorway, the indicators don't work.

Nobody should indicate when pulling left from the middle lane of the motorway.
gmerry   
Sun May 14 2017, 10:55am
Member No: #11625
Joined: Nov 30 2009
Location: aberdeen
The BMWs with their flashers on (or indicators for a left lane change) are probably heading for the hard shoulder with broken camchains or ingested swirl flaps (hee hee).

regards
riven1962   
Mon May 15 2017, 03:24am
Member No: #18905
Joined: Mar 23 2011
Location: Widnes, Cheshire
FrankBullitt wrote ...

riven1962 wrote ...

KenC wrote ...

They have narrowed the problem down to the indicators, that's why you don't see many BMW drivers using them 😇

That must be why they don't indicate left from the middle lane of the motorway, the indicators don't work.

Nobody should indicate when pulling left from the middle lane of the motorway.

Why not?
FrankBullitt   
Mon May 15 2017, 04:48am

Member No: #19238
Joined: Apr 12 2011
Location: Cambridgeshire
When you are on a road with more than one lane the automatic position to be in is the lane to the left, otherwise referred to as the Inside Lane - therefore once you have passed somebody you should automatically pull left, any cars behind you should expect that as a course and it ensures there are no confusion with hazard warning lights, for example.

Of course if you are on a multiple lane road that has different lanes going in different directions indicatin is appropriate.

When pulling back to the left on a motorway/ dual carriageway I never indicate.
Magistrate   
Mon May 15 2017, 07:52am
Member No: #1731
Joined: Dec 15 2007
Location: Walsall West Midlands
gmerry wrote ...

The BMWs with their flashers on (or indicators for a left lane change) are probably heading for the hard shoulder with broken camchains or ingested swirl flaps (hee hee).

regards

Ahum. My 1996 bmw318tds owned from new and now with 139000 miles has never been on a hard shoulder in its life nor has broken down. Moreover, it has never failed an MOT. But I agree, some of our younger brethren in BMWs believe in the concept of immortality whilst being oblivious to others sharing the same tarmac.
routemaster1   
Mon May 15 2017, 11:02am
Member No: #574
Joined: Jul 08 2007
Location: Dorset
When I started this thread, I was trying to point out that German cars had build quality issues. I didn't actually intend that it should turn into a discussion on indicating on the motorway!!!!!
BigJohnD   
Mon May 15 2017, 12:16pm

Member No: #82
Joined: Jan 22 2007
Location: Hoylake
"BMW back pain" in Google gives 1,500,000 hits.

"Citroen back pain" gives a mere 800,000.

Can we conclude anything from that?
 

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