Re: Graham Desperation Re: Graham Dawson Terry 14 There is no innocence
"In fact yes, an 80s Fiat is more resilient than a modern lorry......" What complete cobblers! You do realise (well, you're probably trying to ignore) that many manufacturers store their vehicles before shipment, and may store them for extended periods before sending them to showrooms or customers? That the lorry you receive as new may actually have spent well over a year standing outside before you got it?
"..... in the same way that I could leave an old mini mayfair sat out on the street for a year without moving it and be able to drive away without issue, yet I couldn't leave my 2003 ford focus out for a year without having to spend a fortune having it repaired....." Stop now, it is quite obvious you know SFA about cars or lorries and are just embarassing yourself.
"......Never mind the diesel in the lorry's tank turning to sticky sludge....." Whilst you will get some sedimentation, commercial vehicle diesel will not turn to sludge in a year. But that's ignoring the fact it would be a simple task for a mechanic to drain the system and flush it through, even if it had magically turned into porridge, leaving the lorry ready for use.
".... the engine seizing up from lack of use.....". Simply would not happen. Why don't you claim it would be abducted by aliens, it would be more likely.
".....the ECU will be knackered, the electrics will be shot....." Apart from the fact that seals simply wouldn't break down over such a short period in order to allow enough water in to do any damage, it would be simple and cheap to repair or replace and in NO WAY AT ALL reduce the vehicle to being "worthless". Quit talking through your rectum.
"..... and the tyres will be ruined from sitting so long...." The only vaguely possible outcome, although extremely unlikely, and even then easily and cheaply sorted.
"......Those trucks you mentioned that the army keeps? They maintain them. They regularly turn over the engines, roll the wheels and clean the bodies, and air out the various bits where stale moisture will trap and corrode things....." Bullshit. They don't, and I know that because I have seen firsthand how they are stored at such depots as Aldershot.
".....That aside, your fiat was built to very crude tolerances....." Actually it wasn't because it was a road-prep'd Abarth rallycar with the hand-built Volumetrico engine. Apart from the headlight bowls and the doorhandles there was SFA standard about it at all, thanks. Once again, you are simply blathering complete male bovine manure in a desperate attempt to avoid admitting the whole story is a crock of the same.
But the most suspect bit of the whole story of is how a lorry was held for a year after an RTA, especially as the lorry was supposedly undamaged. The police normally measure up at the scene, take pics, and that's it. The only time they would seize a vehicle is if it was evidence of a serious crime such as vehicular manslaughter, or corporate manslaughter (such as not having been maintained), or fraud, or something like being used to transport drugs. So not only is your dribbling reply a joke but so is the original claim. It is just another example of vacuous police-bashing.