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  1. Palmers

    Declining revenue, rising costs and (possibly) a rent hike? Digging up the street out front for weeks probably was the proverbial straw.
  2. Is DHL ripping me off

    Demurrage.... LOL
  3. Agreed. They just don't do cocky self-assuredness at all.
  4. I think the junta is suffering from an acute case of accismus.
  5. Ah yes, the font of knowledge that is freely available online at the likes of lonely planet, fodor's, wikipedia, google, tripadvisor, countless travel blogs, facebook, twitter and other social media platforms, all gone to waste.
  6. Some flounce while others just crash and burn. Horribly.
  7. GPS/GSM tracker

    I am supervising a Chinese contractor in Myanmar and they have installed tracking devices on their fleet so they can keep tabs on speeders and wanderers. The units they use are these. I read the specs and these only work on GSM G2 networks so won't work in many countries including Thailand. Has anyone here bought a 3/4G compatible tracking device and using it in Thailand? Thanks! NL
  8. Yes, it's the same engine as the Transit. It's also being used in some Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo models. The Ford Duratorq engine, commonly referred to as Duratorq, is the marketing name of a range of Ford diesel engines first introduced in 2000 for the Ford Mondeo range of cars. The larger capacity 5-cylinder units use the Power Stroke branding when installed in North American-market vehicles.The first design, codenamed "Puma" during its development, replaced the older Endura-D unit which had been around since 1984. Commercial versions of the Puma unit replaced Ford's older "York" type unit used in the Transit, and many other manufacturers' vehicles - most notably the London Taxi.Other unrelated units in this range have been developed by Ford and PSA. The TDCi Duratorq engines are available in vehicles from Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo and Mazda vehicles.A new EcoBlue diesel engine range, originally codenamed "Panther" and planned to be available in 2.0- and 1.5-litre variants, will progressively replace the Duratorq engines from 2016.
  9. Anything that sparks up the moribund oil and gas industry and deflates the US fracking-based 'boom' gets my vote, regardless of whoever starts it.
  10. With your... ...I reckon you're well past your sell-by date.
  11. Bangkok social

    That's an interesting, insider view. Since there are no dates for elections and an alleged growing discontent about the perpetual delays among the locals, it's a surprise that revelries that cater mostly for non-voting, non-resident, non-interested, non-Thais are being targeted for early shut down. It's funny that the seem to have an expected date when things may go 'off the boil' so somethings up. Maybe a "party political broadcast" from certain individuals in exile but not too far away at the moment?
  12. Tires schmires... it's tire PRESSURES that we are on about here. Anyone can gob off about best-buy rubber but not everyone is au fait with the subtle traps and idiosyncrasies of the proper tire pressure game. Otherwise we will still trust in the tire pressure gauge sage himself, our very own Sir trans
  13. Buying bits on e-bay from outside Thailand.

    AFAIK, UPS doesn't have a great Thai domestic delivery network, if any at all. Typically, if a non-dutiable item passes Thai Customs and it's not for a Bangkok destination, UPS hand it off to Thailand Post EMS for onward, provincial delivery. I think that your part will indeed be stopped at the airport for payment and collection as you suggest. Another wrinkle in the Thai Customs duty racket is it being an 'expensive' car part, albeit used. Thai Customs have a disproportionate hard-on for even used car parts. I would try and badger the seller into using RMTS, staying that UPS delivery isn't at all guaranteed here. If they still resist, you may need to try and find the same part somewhere else. Got anyone you know flying in that can pack it in their checked baggage? Otherwise use the THAI employee get around.
  14. Has he done anything on tire pressures yet though? If not, he's still just a smarmy, gobby oik.
  15. No. This is the 3 page Ranger argument thread. The +10 page Ranger argument thread is a thing of the past. ...unless MINIMIGLIA chimes in of course.