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    apologies to anyone on the A38 in birmingham that got held up this morning.

    unfortunately when the coil goes on your car though, much as i willed it to, i'm not going to move very far even if i am in the midle lane at the front of a set of lights at the time.

    can i also say thanks for the kind horn salutes I got as i pushed the car across 3 lanes of traffic and the crowd of people who didnt give me a hand to speed up the process.

    dont worry though, while your all now working I'm off to the pub (well as soon as the flatbed comes to take me home) to decide if its worth fixing a'94 audi coupe, buy a sensible motorway car or splash out on the RS4 I was going to get for my 30th in October.

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    Not another fecking Little Chef stuck on the roadside near Brum.


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    Ouch that puts my day in perspective. Unlucky mate and hope it gets sorted asap.

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    Not another fliping Little Chef stuck on the roadside near Brum.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    Not another fliping Little Chef stuck on the roadside near Brum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    Not another fliping Little Chef stuck on the roadside near Brum.



    Sorry chef, you gotta admit that was good.
    Hope your day gets better - like you said you get to go down the pub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chef View Post
    I'm off to the pub (well as soon as the flatbed comes to take me home) to decide if its worth fixing a'94 audi coupe, buy a sensible motorway car or splash out on the RS4 I was going to get for my 30th in October.
    Poor chap. You definitely need to get that RS4 now!

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    At the Dartford crossing a bit ago my brother lobbed his money in and the machine jammed. He was stuck there until sombody came over to raise the barrier. So his way forward was blocked by the bar and hisexit to the left and right was blocked by the high concrete kerb things. He couldn't revese as there was a queue behind. It didn't stop the guy behind him going mental on the horn though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyEnglish View Post
    At the Dartford crossing a bit ago my brother lobbed his money in and the machine jammed. He was stuck there until sombody came over to raise the barrier. So his way forward was blocked by the bar and hisexit to the left and right was blocked by the high concrete kerb things. He couldn't revese as there was a queue behind. It didn't stop the guy behind him going mental on the horn though.
    Had that at the toll both at Storebelt: chap in front, expensive car, didn't have the money to pay, so the attendant had to fill in a long form, check ID etc. etc. I couldn't reverse out and go to the next booth along as other came and joined the queue behind me. It ended up the lLongest I've seen a queue created there when I looked back. And no, I don't know why everyone else joined our queue especially when there were other booths to go to, which were free.
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