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Malfunctioning BMW

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by adamrawling, Mar 11, 2006.

  1. adamrawling
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    [Mar 11, 2006]
    Fooking hell - read about what happened to this bloke.

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    His accelerator jammed whilst on the motorway. Once he burned his brakes out trying to stop, the car reached 135mph. He was on the phone to the police throughout.

    Is this a load of ******?? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    One thing I don't understand: why did he try to phone the AA? What would they be able to do?

    Looking at his photo, he looks a bit of a weirdo.
    "I was in tears most of the time" - class /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif
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    [Mar 11, 2006]
    i thought turning the engine off by the key would that not off helped???
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    i thought turning the engine off by the key would that not off helped???

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    as long as he was on a straight, you would have thought so wouldn't you...

    as for asking him to use his hazzards, which part of "BMW" did the police not understand?
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    Is this abnormal for a BMW? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif
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    Surely, if ur brakes fail at 70mph and ur car is accelerating upto speeds of 130mph by itself, how can u possibly have the composure to sit there, find ur mobile fone and ring the bloody AA and then the police? Wouldn't u be too busy panicking and trying to avoid crashing? And not to mention that it would have taken him a few minutes just to get thru to the AA, selecting the right options etc etc. Hmmm, think he might be exagerrating a bit.
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    i thought turning the engine off by the key would that not off helped???

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    as long as he was on a straight, you would have thought so wouldn't you...

    as for asking him to use his hazzards, which part of "BMW" did the police not understand?

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    Maybe he got flashed by a camera paniced and came up with a good story to cover it ? he might be on 9points! who knows , and yes i go with the rest i would have have just switch of the engine ,
    Actualy had this problem many years ago with a M..A.N. truck some smart arse desinger in germany ran the accelerater cable right across the front grill and when water gets into it just add the freezing cold then add the wind chill in frozen the cable freezes up in the "on" position!
    so the truck has a instant "cruise control!!" just had to dump the clutch roll on to hard shoulder and switch off engine
    PS the official FIX was to get a syring fill it with anti freeze and drip it down the cable!
    who says germans dont have a sense of humour ! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shutup.gif
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    read it on here thought cant be true, then saw it on the news on tv, was shocked
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    [Mar 12, 2006]
    Mupped should of whipped the handbrake up....i reckon hes a nutter looking for a compo claim!
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    [Mar 12, 2006]
    I had an incident with a Merc a few years back where the cruise control jammed the pedal to the floor, the only way to stop was to switch the ignition off and let the car roll to a stop... there was nothing else to do as the brakes could not slow the car against the engine!

    Had to call the AA out to disconnect the control rod to the throttle body...

    I have to say it is very scary when it happens!!
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    [Mar 12, 2006]
    i presume it was an auto? why not turn off ignition or ram it into Park or Neutral????????

    Bit far fetched, he looked like he was smaked off his tits on the news..
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    [Mar 12, 2006]
    I was thinking the same thing Rich, why didn't he just pop it into neutral and coast into the inside and stop. The dumb flute.
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    [Mar 12, 2006]
    My missus rekons, he couldnt afford payments for the car so's to do an insurance job.

    LOL
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    [Mar 12, 2006]
    Quote from article - "He tried to put the car into neutral but the gears were jammed"
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    [Mar 12, 2006]

    Quote from article - "He tried to put the car into neutral but the gears were jammed"


    utter cr*p

    hydrolick valve body wouldnt stop lever from moving the guys dreaming or on a fiddle!!
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    [Mar 12, 2006]
    yeah, all he had to do was switch the engine off!

    But then it was a BMW... the ignition has probably jammed on. Maybe the cars name is Christine?
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    [Mar 13, 2006]
    Seems a bit dodgy to me

    It's not exactly rocket science to take the keys out
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    [Mar 13, 2006]
    Wouldn't take the keys out, steering wheel lock issue!
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    [Mar 13, 2006]
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    Wouldn't take the keys out, steering wheel lock issue!

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    Ermmmmm, how the fook did he miss all the traffic on the motorway then, some dumbass wouldnt have moved outta the way..
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    [Mar 13, 2006]
    you'd only have to switch off of a second, so as long as you didnt turn the steering wheel, you could turn back to the 1st position without any probs - wasnt he on a motorway? Guy prob just panicked.
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    I bet the fat gay looking fiddling barsteward would have got the f--king thing to stop if he spotted a dunkin dognuts shop next to the motorway, hope he gets banned as he looks like he could do with losing some weight, GET A BIKE DUMB ASS
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    I bet the fat gay looking fiddling barsteward would have got the f--king thing to stop if he spotted a dunkin dognuts shop next to the motorway, hope he gets banned as he looks like he could do with losing some weight, GET A BIKE DUMB ASS

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    [Mar 13, 2006]
    more like his gut got wedge onto the badboy cruise control stork
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    I bet the fat gay looking fiddling barsteward would have got the f--king thing to stop if he spotted a dunkin dognuts shop next to the motorway, hope he gets banned as he looks like he could do with losing some weight, GET A BIKE DUMB ASS

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    I think TDI needs to put some new pictures in the TT area....you sound a little frustrated my friend /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_2.gif
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    CJ B6 2.0 you might have something there as my mates said i had bad attitude at the weekend up the pub, the bloke is a fat sod though you gotta agree
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    [Mar 17, 2006]
    The tw*t had plenty of options..
    and then, what i cant get my head around.

    The lowest speed he was going 70mph....... If he hit a roundabout head-on at this speed. Surley he would be finished?... but no, he escaped un harmed.

    Then... he took his foot off the accelerator but it didnt slow down. Was he doing 135 to start with?
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    [Mar 18, 2006]
    BMW and the police have now looked his car over and have stated that there is nothing wrong with the car that would have caused this fault
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    [Mar 18, 2006]
    So what happens to him, if nowt then its a bloody good excuse if you get caught speeding just floor it.
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    [Mar 18, 2006]
    or so he thought.........
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    So what happens to him, if nowt then its a bloody good excuse if you get caught speeding just floor it.

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    You have missed a bit of the post HES A BMW DRIVER , its ok /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif
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    Good job bmw have there own special lane, did i read that the police told him to put his hazard warning lights on surely even the police know thats not even on the options list bmw's can only flash there head lights when in there lane.
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    Fallmonk can you post more posts mate my eyes are bulging here looking at your avatar picture tittie thing
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    Fallmonk can you post more posts mate my eyes are bulging here looking at your avatar picture tittie thing

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    ok
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    Fallmonk can you post more posts mate my eyes are bulging here looking at your avatar picture tittie thing

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    The futures bright the futures 36DD boobies! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/MexWave.gif
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    she is a little orange isnt she, lol
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    Think it needs to be bigger though
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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    now that just looks weird.
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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    now that just looks weird.

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    /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gifGOD IM IN LOVE !
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    HAHAHA tittilating! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif
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    The future is my new Friends 32F's hehehe
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    Now if you can just make that into a screensaver...
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