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Old 17th January 2008, 13:33   #31
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Sorry to hear the news, hope she is back to specs soon. Hows the insurance cover over there for flood damage?
NO insurance cover. Sports car + (Owner with local license < 4 years old) = Only 3rd Party Coverage. My pockets may get significantly lighter.
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Sorry to hear about the bad news santosh. Glad you are doing ok. I am sure the Lumina will be uo and running real soon. Take care buddy.
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NO insurance cover. Sports car + (Owner with local license < 4 years old) = Only 3rd Party Coverage. My pockets may get significantly lighter.
Did they put in a clause linking the time one has held the local licence to the insurance cover available? This i didnt know.
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Sorry to hear about your colleague, Steer. Hope the car's ok too!

Take care.
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Old 17th January 2008, 16:57   #35
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Ouch! Heard about the flooding yesterday but never realised it was this bad! Sorry about the loss of your colleague.

Will say a prayer for your car. Afterall, this is the most powerful car i have ever been driven in! Or maybe this is sign to upgrade to the beast you featured sometime back. Cheer up.
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Whoa, didn't know this kind of things happen there too ... hope all comes out well Steer...
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BTW, Wasnt Mr G W Bush visiting U.A.E at the same time?
i was thinking on the same lines -- isnt it ironic that trouble seems to follow the trouble maker everywhere
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Same thing happened in muscat due to the gonu cyclone. Muscat has a pretty good drainage system but it is completely sourrounded by mountains. The heavy rains bring a lot of water from the top of mountains called "Wadi's" they sweep cars like toys off the roads. The amount of water in heavy rains is usually too much for the small size of the drainaige systems in the gulf as the amount of rainfall at times is just negligible. hell its 45 degrees at times even in winter.
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hell its 45 degrees at times even in winter.
In which part of this region? Never heard of this!!! Winter is usually between 3 degrees and 17-18 in most places.
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In which part of this region? Never heard of this!!! Winter is usually between 3 degrees and 17-18 in most places.
maybe he meant in Fahrenheit. lol.

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Update: VERY BAD NEWS. The block is cracked and I will need a new V8.
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Damn..!!!! Thats gonna be an expensive repair with no insurance cover.
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Old 19th January 2008, 11:44   #43
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Update: VERY BAD NEWS. The block is cracked and I will need a new V8.
Bad news man. Upgrade options here (412 bhp & 550 nm of V8 Power - My Next Car?)!!
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What will it cost you ?

I thought our insurance was not perfect but for you guys, no comp till 3 years is worse. Only saving grace is thank god you never bought a bMW or similar
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sad to hear this, Steeroid. what caused the engine block to crack? It was submerged, but a damage large enough to cause a crack baffles me

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