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    Re: Pot holes - and making a claim!

    Originally posted by Brogan:
    I seem to remember something from the dim and distant path about the pothole having to be somewhere around 1-2 inches deep.
    That was back in '85 though so I could be wrong or things may have changed.
    <font size="2" face="verdana,Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Interesting - I will quote the depth in my letter to them.

    At a guess I would say at least 2-3 inches deep could be more - will have to measure it this weekend.

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    Re: Pot holes - and making a claim!

    I got pulled over a few months back for moving out to avoid a sunken man-hole cover. I knew he would cause he was following but still!

    And the other thing is that have you noticed when its freezing cold, you ring the council to get them to grit your road, and they tell you that they are not obliged, they only have to provide a true road surface?

    Do they honestly think that the roads in this country are true? They're certainly not round my way!! [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img]

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    Re: Pot holes - and making a claim!

    I got pulled over a few months back for moving out to avoid a sunken man-hole cover. I knew he would cause he was following but still!
    <font size="2" face="verdana,Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">What did he say to you? I do this all the time and I would give any cop pulling me over a piece of my mind!

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    Re: Pot holes - and making a claim!

    Originally posted by Zod:
    What did he say to you? I do this all the time and I would give any cop pulling me over a piece of my mind!
    <font size="2" face="verdana,Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">He said he pulled me over because id swerved out and nearly hit the kerb! I thought about telling him to get bent, but that never gets you anywhere and costs you about 5 hours as they go over the car with a fine toothed comb!

    I just explained about big wheels and hard suspension not liking our crappy roads and he left me to it.

    It was 2 in the morning and i was the only car on the road, and to be fair if i was a cop i would have pulled a shiny black M3 with heavily tinted windows as well. He was very polite and unobtrusive, but you should have seen his face when his partner confirmed that the car was actually registered to me (i am only 22!) [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

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    Re: Pot holes - and making a claim!

    Originally posted by 7MAT:
    During the Xmas break, I drove into a very deep pot hole in the road which damaged both my alloys and ripped the sidewall of my tyres quite badly.

    The pot hole was directly after a speed bump. It was raining and I lined my car up to drive over the speed bump to find that there was a hole just the other side, couldn't miss it.

    I'm planning to try and get compo for two wheels and tyres from Croydon Council.

    Has anyone managed a succesful claim for damage resulting from pot holes?

    Is there any specialist companies who can process this type of claim on my behalf?

    Any help or advice would be great!
    <font size="2" face="verdana,Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Where in Croydon was this - I wouldn't mind avoiding it!!!

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    Re: Pot holes - and making a claim!

    Originally posted by Ben Pocock:
    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="verdana,Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="verdana,Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Zod:
    What did he say to you? I do this all the time and I would give any cop pulling me over a piece of my mind!
    <font size="2" face="verdana,Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">He said he pulled me over because id swerved out and nearly hit the kerb! I thought about telling him to get bent, but that never gets you anywhere and costs you about 5 hours as they go over the car with a fine toothed comb!

    I just explained about big wheels and hard suspension not liking our crappy roads and he left me to it.

    It was 2 in the morning and i was the only car on the road, and to be fair if i was a cop i would have pulled a shiny black M3 with heavily tinted windows as well. He was very polite and unobtrusive, but you should have seen his face when his partner confirmed that the car was actually registered to me (i am only 22!) [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
    </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="verdana,Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">This kind of behaviour makes me sick - it doesn't matter what car you are in - if it is flash looking - you get sh17. Why? Cos the cops can't afford nice cars or just because honest car drivers are easy prey vs real criminals. I remember a cop telling me that he has to stereotype to do his job properly but this is bl00dy discrimination. W4nkers.

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    Re: Pot holes - and making a claim!

    I think that it depends very much on the council involved. I had a similar problem in Bromsgrove - hit a pothole in a 328Ci - dented one alloy and damaged two tyres. I simply telephoned the council, who sent me out a claim form. They then paid out without any fuss ( or any solicitors. )

    I am not sure what the law says regarding the councils obligations - your best bet is if you have any form of legal protection insurance ( normally would have been an option on your insurance policy, or the AA and RAC have legal help lines if you are a member ) then give them a ring. If you have uninsured loss recovery then they will try to get your money off the council for you, without ( I believe ) affecting your NCB.

    Worst case, you could claim on your car insurance and they will chase the council for the money... You have to be very careful on this last one though, because if they don't get their money for whatever reason you may well find it costs you much more over time.

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    Re: Pot holes - and making a claim!

    I claimed Glasgow City Council for a buckled MV' on my 330d. As long as you cover all the bases you should be ok.

    What i did was the following after i buckled my wheels.
    1.Took digital pictures with something in the pictures as a reference to size.I also put some markings around the pothole with road line marking paint to look like someone from the council had been there.
    2.Measure the size,depth and width etc.
    3.I phoned the Roads & Lighting Dept and complained using a false name,then phoned shortly after with my complaint,this was so they couldn't say it had just appeared.
    3.Contacted the Council and they sent me out a claim form .
    4.Get a quote for repair plus a KDS check to make surte no alignment damage.

    I had no hassle at all with my claim,i sent in the claim form with quote for repair,they sent a letter back with an offer to settle,and i agreed and they paid out within about 2 weeks of the saccident,no need for legal proceedings and no hassle at all.
    They said it was cheaper to settle with the small number of people who claimed than to fix the roads.

    [ 05 January 2003, 17:27: Message changed or edited by: 330dSport ]

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    chipped power delivery

    I have a 96 1.8t sport a4 which has been chipped to 230bhp. Its got a decat pipe + mongoose exhaust. Since its been chipped the power below 3000rpm is very lumpy. Its seems to come on to boost then go off. It does this at about 2800rpm ithink, the next time the boost comes in its fine up to the redline.Its very noticeable and quite annoying. Any ideas?

 

 

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