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    Sometimes just sometimes...you need to take a break and fly away!

    Well if nothing else, life here is never dull!
    The kidney problem I have finally been excommunicated from seems to have fallen by the wayside in the need to "Make Merit"...vomit!
    They borrowed the car yesterday to "take care" of the poor lady with the kidney problems, it now transpires (from my 8 year old son) it actually involved going to a market, playing on some rides, visiting the Saffron Mafia, passing some food to the poor woman and returning home.

    I loaned them the use of the car. Where I live, you need four wheel drive to get in and out of my place, so naturally, the thing, being parked up was left in 4WD.

    The wife and family then went on a 200km jaunt (a mercy mission of merit making and self promotion thinly disguised as "helping a dying women") with her Captain in charge of the wheel traversing the whole journey with the damn thing left in 4WD.

    Today, they planned another little jaunt, from which I most happily refrained from sharing their enjoyment, and stayed well away.

    Another merit making fiasco (which to be honest, if I had gone along would no doubt have ended in a shouting match) (from what I can gather from my son, most of the people on the road drove like "arseholes" and most of the people in the car were tainted with the same brush...he seemed quite happy to be home for some reason, I didn't envy him in the least!

    Anyway, the same pilot/captain then took the controls for another mammoth journey to Lampang....again ALL the way in 4WD, it appears to have been a productive trip, they made some merit (whether it gets them anywhere or not will be seen in the afterlife) Sadly my son was not impressed at caging small birds in a 1 inch square box that you paid 30 baht to let go...yes, he understands the idea of "why put them in the box in the first place"

    We both had a laugh, on his return, at how dear grandfather was nearly splattered whilst walking merrily in the middle of the road! (isn't life full of Nearly and Maybe...If only...I hold my breath)

    Well to cut a long story short, they arrived back about 7pm, close to 350 KM, and they were besides themselves at the Diesel consumption, they probably spent all their food money to fill the car up and get home.

    I took a look, and yes, the car has been in 4WD all the time.

    The Captain, a 30 year old Thai then started querying the excessive fuel consumtion, and this nice little green light on the dashboard, the 8 year old pushes the 4WD lever from "HI4" to "HI2"....amazing...We live and learn.

    Sometimes I really need to find a wall and bang my head against it!

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    So will you be going down the tyre shop later this week ?

    20k baht should see you right

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    for the second day you should have slipped it into low 4 before they left.

    it used to be a fun trick to play on the seagulls from the city who would come up to explain to us what we were doing wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins View Post

    Sometimes I really need to find a wall and bang my head against it!
    i would bang HER head against the wall!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsicar
    i would bang HER head against the wall!!
    or bang her against the wall?

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    I hope they didn't also leave the diff locks on. I think I remember from my 4-wheelie days that you can fok the transmission case by driving on tarmac with the diff's locked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsicar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins View Post

    Sometimes I really need to find a wall and bang my head against it!
    i would bang HER head against the wall!!

    the real MrsMiggins sounds like a nice woman who has a lot to put up with

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    I had some tit drive my car all the way from Bangkok to Pattaya with the handbrake on once.

    Oh wait, that was me wasn't it.

    Doh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins View Post
    Well if nothing else, life here is never dull!
    The kidney problem I have finally been excommunicated from seems to have fallen by the wayside in the need to "Make Merit"...vomit!
    They borrowed the car yesterday to "take care" of the poor lady with the kidney problems, it now transpires (from my 8 year old son) it actually involved going to a market, playing on some rides, visiting the Saffron Mafia, passing some food to the poor woman and returning home.

    I loaned them the use of the car. Where I live, you need four wheel drive to get in and out of my place, so naturally, the thing, being parked up was left in 4WD.

    The wife and family then went on a 200km jaunt (a mercy mission of merit making and self promotion thinly disguised as "helping a dying women") with her Captain in charge of the wheel traversing the whole journey with the damn thing left in 4WD.
    I would get rid of these losers. They're obviously not very smart, and sound like country bum-kins.

    If you lay down with a dog, you're gonna get fleas.

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    what were you thinking, let some peasant drive your car, and you are surprised

    guess who is the fool then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper
    I hope they didn't also leave the diff locks on. I think I remember from my 4-wheelie days that you can fok the transmission case by driving on tarmac with the diff's locked.
    it sounds like the hub locks are automatic on his machine - move the lever to h4 and they are on - so maybe they also have some sort of tension overide auto aswell.

    I have never had one of the new fangled auto everything 4wd whoopies , all vehicles I have used you had to get out and lock the hubs manually. On the work vehicles I used to just leave the hubs locked on even though there was a small amount of bitumen around the main base.

    used to be a massive bulldust corner on the turnoff to raven wellheads which you would hit at max speed -140k - and then toward the end as your speed dropped down to 120 you would pull it into h4 to maintain that speed till it got solid again and back to h2 to get the speed up as you went up the slope over the dune and got ready for the crazy left hander at the bottom of the other side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman
    I would get rid of these losers. They're obviously not very smart, and sound like country bum-kins. If you lay down with a dog, you're gonna get fleas.
    yup.

    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    what were you thinking, let some peasant drive your car, and you are surprised guess who is the fool then
    exacltyy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsicar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins View Post

    Sometimes I really need to find a wall and bang my head against it!
    i would bang HER head against the wall!!
    How nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick
    used to be a massive bulldust corner on the turnoff to raven wellheads which you would hit at max speed -140k - and then toward the end as your speed dropped down to 120 you would pull it into h4 to maintain that speed till it got solid again and back to h2 to get the speed up as you went up the slope over the dune and got ready for the crazy left hander at the bottom of the other side.
    not much answer to that, unless BG has one

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    ^dunno you can go that quick with horses pullin yer wagon.

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    Wonder if the 30-year old Captain is her brother?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    So will you be going down the tyre shop later this week ?

    20k baht should see you right
    Don't laugh you bugger, the tread wear looks pretty severe! 20 baht a metre!

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterinja View Post
    Wonder if the 30-year old Captain is her brother?
    No, it happens to be her "son" from a previous "relaitionship" - who is "married" cough cough, to the poor girl who's mother is dying of Kidney failure (that was mentioned in a previous thread) Anyway, nice to know where their priorities stand, at least it's not just us Foreigners they don't hive a shit about!

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    for the second day you should have slipped it into low 4 before they left.

    it used to be a fun trick to play on the seagulls from the city who would come up to explain to us what we were doing wrong.
    I agree, normally that would have been OK, but with the rain we had, he would never have got the car out of the gate! And given his limited intelligence, I would probably have stumbled across them 8 hours later "Churning Shit" with no tyres left at all!

    Anyway, all seems to have worked in my favour...they won't ask to borrow the car no more as it "EATS DIESEL"...especially when they have to pay for it....they'll be hurtling down to Lampang orwherever on skateboards before they borrow my motor again!

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