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A question only a woman could ask!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Miyazaki, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. Miyazaki

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    :rotfl: Funny she never mentioned the colour of the car.
     
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    Brilliant, it's nearly a water colling thread IMO. It will spread like wildfire :laugh:
     
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    Quote "its not a golf cart" :rotfl:
     
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    But some girls just have zero interest in the workings of a car.. It's a pretty stupid question yeah, but I dont really find it hilarious because I wouldnt be that shocked if some of the non-driving girls I know asked me that exact question.

    One of the smartest girls I've met seriously had not got a clue what was under a cars bonnet, almost as if it was just some magic-box in there that made it go forwards! I thought they taught you the basics of internal combustion engines at school but she must have missed that bit! :rolleyes:

    Kev
     
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    But surely there is a difference to knowing how a car works and what makes it go and knowing that the rev counter dosn't sit at zero when the engine is running?

    I mean, do we take it that she has never driven a car with a rev counter before or that she has simply never bothered to look at the instruments on any of them until her brand new beemer :D
     
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    did you see the links to the other thread part way through .... and the pictures of the muppets honda crx with a turbo stuck out of the top of the bonnet ...
     
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    I wasn't dissing the girl...at least she asked and took the stick in good heart

    I just thought the golf cart comment was funny
     
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    I've been told that when the RPM thingy drops to zero it means you need to buy more fuel - is this correct or should I be worried?

    BTW the car seems to stop when this happens - is this normal?

    My friend said that it's a built in safety feature that indicates the visibility is low and that mirrors and windows may require cleaning, if that fails to cure the problem then it could be an indication of other problems (full ashtrays, grubby carpets, etc)

    Hope this helps,

    :oops:
     
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    poor lass!
     
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    Aye, must be hard being 17 and having daddy buy you a brand new 3-series BMW. I bet she doesn't worry about insurance prices... :rolleyes:

    Cheers,
    Liam
     
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    Am I missing something - I thought it was a perfectly good question :confused:

    Why when her car stops is the tachometer needle never at 0 or close to 0 RPMs?

    Anyway I'll get my coat :suicide:
     
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    I'm assuming you're joking.

    If not, I'm sure you can read through the many, many correct explanations given on that thread (avoiding the deliberate incorrect ones).

    Cheers,
    Liam
     
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    I doubt if my wife has the faintest clue what the tacho is indicating (or any other gauge apart from the speedo for that matter)

    She's still at least as good a driver as I am though.
     
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    :) I take it she reads these posts. :)
     
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    My Wife should have never passed her test and is one of the worst drivers I have EVER come across...but she knows everything there is to know about cars and is a fully trained mechanic :rotfl:

    ...and my Wife reads what I post on here sometimes...but seeing as I tell her that she is a terrible driver every time I get into the car with her I don't think she is going to see anything new :D

    When I learnt to drive (many many years ago) the first few lessons involved getting used to the interior of the car for a few minutes before setting off to learn about the dials and controls.

    I think everyone SHOULD have at least a basic knowledge of what all the instruments are telling you in a car...after all, they are there for a purpose not just to look good ;)
     
  18. Bert Coules

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    Personally, I think it's an eminently reasonable question. Like the lady, I have zero knowledge of (or interest in) how my car works - why should I have? - and actually, I've no idea at all what that dial indicates or, more to the point, why it's there at all. If it's some esoteric indication of how the engine's running or somesuch, so what? There are only two engine conditions which affect my driving: "working properly" or "not working properly" - and a simple indicator light would do just fine for the latter.

    Bert
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