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Old 9th March 2010, 08:24   #16
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Welcome to the Team & as well to Indian land.
Driving on Indian roads would be really challenging & will be a new expreince to you.
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Welcome to the Team & as well to Indian land.
Driving on Indian roads would be really challenging & will be a new expreince to you.
This is what you think.

Come to London in 1899: The average speed is und 5kph. What do you think it is in 2010? Of course, under 5kph.

We have undoubtedly the largest car park in the world. Some people cal it the M25. I of ten was standing there twiddling my thumbs. In excess of 2 hours for a single stop is my record.

You think you have pot holes? You haven't seen them in London and around. I killed inthe last 18 months 3 rims in the night because the pot holes were so deep. The roads are falling apart and the drivers get worse.

I look forward to drive in India, but I am afraid I will have no chance of driving when my brother will be coming over with me. He is not happy with my driving style.
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M25 is fun. When people ask me where I spent my 2 years in UK, I proudly reply - M25!
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M25 is fun. When people ask me where I spent my 2 years in UK, I proudly reply - M25!
It must have been a long time ago. It has in a number of locations average speed cameras. It is littered with holes and with building sites.

The times where I could do without risk over 240kph are long gone.

Anyway, where did you live other than on the M25 when you were in the ZK?
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It must have been a long time ago. It has in a number of locations average speed cameras. It is littered with holes and with building sites.

The times where I could do without risk over 240kph are long gone.

Anyway, where did you live other than on the M25 when you were in the ZK?
Apparently I meant that most of my time was wasted on M25 traffic! It's like you sit there and realise half your life is fading right there!

I stayed in greater london, initially on the piccadilly line, then on the central line. Then over to west yorkshire. And then was in Glasgow.
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Welcome to the forums

Do you specialise in any particular type of cars (Jap, Euro, etc)? And what aspect of performance tuning does your work involve? Apologies if this is sounding like a lame interview, I'm just very interested in what you do and the scene in the UK.
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Apparently I meant that most of my time was wasted on M25 traffic! It's like you sit there and realise half your life is fading right there!

I stayed in greater london, initially on the piccadilly line, then on the central line. Then over to west yorkshire. And then was in Glasgow.
We must have shared some traffic jams then.
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Welcome to the forums

Do you specialise in any particular type of cars (Jap, Euro, etc)? And what aspect of performance tuning does your work involve? Apologies if this is sounding like a lame interview, I'm just very interested in what you do and the scene in the UK.
Originaly I came into the field because of a much more advanced ignition technology the industries never put into mass production.

In due course I advanced to the specific tuning of Alfa Romeos and Fiats. The engine I know best of all (the only one I can assamble blind) is the Fiat FIRE engine family. I have done a lot of further development on components for it, which include light weight valve train parts, air intake revisions, cam shafts, exhaust and re-maps.

I built engines for racing and have prepared cars for it.

Otherwise I made myself a lot of enemies working as a consultant for car and truck manufacturers. Since, I hate bean counters, who are the biggest evil in the industries.

I have done work on Peugeot, Citroen, BMW Mini, little on BMWs, Ford, Suzuki and Volkswagen. Currently I prepare some stuff for Toyotas and GM.

I declined to work on Jaguars because they are a nightmare.

I hate Mercedes with a passion as I hate Ferrari and therefore avoid them, despite people trying to twist my arms.


Do I get the job?


Feel free to ask me specific stuff.
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A German, staying in Britain and driving French cars.

On a more serious note and from a BMW fan, why do you dislike the Mercedes and how would you rate (with your experience), French cars, Jap cars, Italian cars and German cars ?
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Originaly I came into the field because of a much more advanced ignition technology the industries never put into mass production.
Can you post more info about it?

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I built engines for racing and have prepared cars for it.
What level and type of racing and what engines? How advanced were the engines, cars and the tuning technologies?

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I have done work on Peugeot, Citroen, BMW Mini, little on BMWs, Ford, Suzuki and Volkswagen. Currently I prepare some stuff for Toyotas and GM.
As a tuner or a company contractor/employee?

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I declined to work on Jaguars because they are a nightmare.
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I hate Mercedes with a passion as I hate Ferrari and therefore avoid them, despite people trying to twist my arms.
Now now, you don't want to be labelled as the antichrist, do you? LOL

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Do I get the job?
Only after you answer all my questions, and I haven't even started yet.
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We must have shared some traffic jams then.
Count me in - I too am smitted by the M25 bug. You can almost guess the answer when enquired about the weekend - most would say that they were on the M25

Hearty welcome to the Indian scene and hope you have a great time on this forum.
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welcome aboard! nice to see people joining this forum from other countries too! so you can share the tips and tricks of germany to all of us here! will be useful when we land in Germany!
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A German, staying in Britain and driving French cars.
And I drive I talian cars. I know I am a sad person.

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On a more serious note and from a BMW fan, why do you dislike the Mercedes and how would you rate (with your experience), French cars, Jap cars, Italian cars and German cars ?
I do like BMWs (not all of them). BTW I was born in BMW city.

The E30 M3. The best of all M3s. Mercedes had to copy it amd it was a bad copy.

The Z1. Shame it was a bit underpowered.

The M1. Mmmmmmmm.

The Z8. Much better retro looking car that the gullwing copy of Mercedes' latest creation.

Otherwise Mercedes has got too many reliability issues as well as many technical design flaws.

They build to many barges and lawn mower engine driven cockpits (Smart).

The A class is ugly and goes expensively wrong. A lot of the engines throughout the range are too busy drinking fuel instead of performning.

And why would someone build a luxury limousine resembling wood lice?

Other than BMW, I do like the Audi A8. The latest 3.0 Turbo Diesel is only a 6 cylinder rngine with 250bhp, but accelerates in 6.6 seconds from 0 to 100kph.

But one needs to know that this is with permanent 4x4 and the car is as spacious as a S-Class Mercedes.

Also the aluminium space frame technology is well ahead of Mercedes technology.

Jap cars are in my humble opinion overrated. They are not to bad on power, but lack the much more needed torque.

French cars are good when it comes to Diesel engines. Mahindra used a lot of Peugeot Diesel engines because they were good.

German cars are hit and miss. Some of them are quite good others are...well, not good at all. The VAG group das the best Diesel engines in Germany. The Audi R8 TDI is a great car.

Italian cars I do like as long as they aren't called Ferrari. Diesel engines up to 2.0 drom Fiat are the best in the world at this moment in time (even better than VAG's) as long as Tony and Alfredo doen't set the torque settings wrong in the factory (which led to thousands of re-calls).
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Huh, You rattle of incredible details but I think all this should better go in a separate thread than in the introduction forum.
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Huh, You rattle of incredible details but I think all this should better go in a separate thread than in the introduction forum.
Well, this is my job, but you are right.

A lot of the stuff will end up in other parts of the forum.

But I still have to answer a few questions in this thread.
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