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    Disabling a car ( serious question)

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    3rdforum
     
     

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    Disabling a car ( serious question)

    Post by 3rdforum on Thu 8 Oct 2015 - 19:03

    I have notices up all over the place in my parent's house not to drive the car. Dad has no insurance and the car's NCT (MOT) expired last January. It turns out that my mum made him drive her down to the shops yesterday and the car conked out. A family friend spotted her sitting on her own in the broken down car while my dad had the resourcefulness to go off and find a mechanic to fix it. The friend rang my brother to tell him what happened ( we are lucky they are so well known and that they have such great friends and neighbours looking out for them, that we have reports coming back to us about what they get up to, )
    To get to the car, they had to go by 3 notices explaining why the car can't be driven, so it's not like they forgot. They ( or more likely, she) willfully ignored them. Which brings me to the question, how do I disable the car? I can disconnect the battery ( or even take it out)  but any mechanic will fix this. I've been toying with the idea of throwing a shovel of sand/coal dust into the fuel tank. The car is ten years old ( Toyota Corrolla) and to be honest, I don't care if what I do to it is unrepairable. I tried to get my insurance switched over, so I could drive his car and move it, but as it has no NCT, no insurance company will cover it. If we get it towed, the nearest place we can store it is 130 miles away ( Kerry). Any suggestions? ( needs to be something relatively simple as looking into an engine is like looking into a huge pot of spaghetti for me, all leads and pipes going everywhere)






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    Re: Disabling a car ( serious question)

    Post by Mcqueen on Thu 8 Oct 2015 - 19:19

    Doddle. Your in Ireland so bang a load of Potato's up the exhaust, no mechanic i know would find it anytime soon,, make sure you cant see then poking out though,
    I had it once and took me a while
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    Re: Disabling a car ( serious question)

    Post by Mermaid on Thu 8 Oct 2015 - 19:21

    what a worry for you.



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    Re: Disabling a car ( serious question)

    Post by Mcqueen on Thu 8 Oct 2015 - 19:26

    Mermaid wrote:what a worry for you.
    What !! Potato's. their not dangerous
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    Re: Disabling a car ( serious question)

    Post by Adam Mint on Fri 9 Oct 2015 - 1:04

    Tell them your taking it for its NCT (MOT), have someone (scrap dealer/car dealer) waiting round the corner and get rid,,, then tell them it failed the test miserably and was going to cost a fortune to fix so you've told the garage to get rid, slip them the euros that you got for it and everyone's happy...
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    Re: Disabling a car ( serious question)

    Post by 3rdforum on Fri 9 Oct 2015 - 8:28

    I actually thought of that but I would need to get his signature on the log book






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    Re: Disabling a car ( serious question)

    Post by Mcqueen on Fri 9 Oct 2015 - 10:31

    Go with the spuds Dermo, Car still there to curse then,
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    Re: Disabling a car ( serious question)

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Fri 9 Oct 2015 - 15:31

    Take the distributor rotor arm off....



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    Re: Disabling a car ( serious question)

    Post by Perfectspecimen on Fri 9 Oct 2015 - 17:54

    Steering wheel. Just like Mr Bean.



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    Re: Disabling a car ( serious question)

    Post by Topdog on Sat 10 Oct 2015 - 8:19

    Cut the brakes
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    Re: Disabling a car ( serious question)

    Post by Hayzer on Sat 10 Oct 2015 - 8:38

    Swap the plug leads round to a different order. Take the keys away



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    Re: Disabling a car ( serious question)

    Post by 3rdforum on Sat 10 Oct 2015 - 9:24

    Thanks Hayzer. We tried doing that with the keys before, it didn't end well. He has a fixation with keys and if he has "lost" them, he gets very anxious and turns the place upside down (for days) looking for them. Each day he woke up, he discovered all over again that the keys were gone. The house was in turmoil. It only ended when he got the dealership to come out, do whatever they had to do and cut new keys for him.







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