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About Araf

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    The Wise One
  • Birthday 04/01/1905

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    22 Miles from Calais
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    Anything that uses fossil fuels or has t!ts

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    318ti, 987.2S V60 & a Ute (when I'm allowed)

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  1. It used to be the case that the premium went down. I'm with Purdie on this. Maybe it's a question that you should put to one of the insurance brokers on the forum in their sponsored areas?
  2. Araf

    How to: Fog lights as DRL: the Uktinpol 2 hack

    Yes. I bought the diode. It's got to wait until after my service, Christmas time, but then I'll see what I can do.
  3. I've just read that this is to credit card, and yes, this can take a while. You need to remember that most merchant accounts with credit card machines are set up so that money comes in easily but refunds need to be scrutinised to stop employees siphoning off funds from the merchant.
  4. Araf

    They've written my 986 off

    Ah, the Admiral. It took me 18 months to get satisfaction from another part of that group (Diamond) and then only after intervention from the ombudsman. Good luck, and I'm guessing that you are now realising that cheapest isn't always best. BTW, the anecdote above about the Monaro was will Bell - another Admiral subsidiary.
  5. Are we talking about across borders too? If so, this can take a few days and receiving banks will know nothing about it even though the funds have left the trading country.
  6. Araf

    They've written my 986 off

    They will if you really stamp your feet. A Monaro owner did just this by getting his insurer to give him two quotes, then he went to the other party's insurance company, quoted the claim and asked for an additional £300. The first year was difficult but after they coughed he told them to expect his call in a years time.... He did some track days with us, so I'm sure he's registered here as Liam1986.
  7. Araf

    They've written my 986 off

    No, the insurance ombudsman is there to mediate and from personal experience I know that they do take a rational look at all of the facts before making their ruling. It is rare that an insurance company will go against the decision but either side still have the option of taking it to court. As for their bibles, they know who Autotrader are. Give them details for similar cars and see if they can negotiate them down to the CAP figures. I would echo most of the above. Threaten the insurance company with the big stick of taking on a like-for-like hire car until they settle to your satisfaction. Give your own insurance company a kick up the backside too, as they should be fighting your corner, not making you have to do it.
  8. Araf

    They've written my 986 off

    Yes, £4200 is an insult but the insurance company are not expecting you to say "too much" when they offer you £7k. I'd start off at £6k for yours and let them haggle you down. As for the salvage, if you have space then have it back off them. They don't have to give all to any preferred agent they have working for them, and until you settle the car is still yours.
  9. Araf

    How To: Remove 986 interior carpet

    Thanks. I need that too, as one of mine is in the wrong place and so the carpet drifts.
  10. Araf

    Adrian Flux - Avoid!

    It is now. I can't blame it on you being new around here so I'll have to put it down to age. Cheers @Gutley
  11. Araf

    How to: Fog lights as DRL: the Uktinpol 2 hack

    I'll see what power I can pick up from the switch and which bulbs work when.
  12. Araf

    How to: Fog lights as DRL: the Uktinpol 2 hack

    Not really a help as I'm trying to pick up the sidelight rather than the fog.
  13. Araf

    How to: Fog lights as DRL: the Uktinpol 2 hack

    Just asked my dad to pick up some diodes for me when he's next near Maplins....
  14. Araf

    How to: Fog lights as DRL: the Uktinpol 2 hack

    I quite agree. I'm wondering if this hack has been reverse engineered from the factory DRLs on a Gen2 which I think were a cost option. No doubt the little black box that costs tens of pounds was opened up and found to contain a 50p component. My only problem with be working out which wires to bridge with the diode. Anyone want to hazard a guess?
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