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Madness Pothole!

The run of bad luck with the Mito continues.

I hit a pothole on the way home from Wishaw last night. It happens so often these days that I didn't give it much thought - until I woke up this morning to a flat tyre and a rattle from the back end. Just had the call from Chic's - new tyre and new shock; 257!

I'll be damned if I can remember exactly wher I hit the bloody thing - I might have to re-drive the route to figure it out.
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re-drive it and take a tape measure. Photograph and measure the hole, then claim the damages back from the local council.

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Awww, and there I was expecting a really creative photo of a pothole. I'm disappointed now
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re-drive it and take a tape measure. Photograph and measure the hole, then claim the damages back from the local council.

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That's the plan - thanks for the link.

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Awww, and there I was expecting a really creative photo of a pothole. I'm disappointed now
I always appreciate a bit of sympathy
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Fraser, my sympathies

This one took the ARB on my 147 the poor GTV got the 2 front tyre taken out by potholes in one week
the 2nd time it managed to munch the shock absorber as well
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You have my sympathy. I got two tyres taken out by a pothole last month. Submitted a claim which has been acknowledged, but as yet no response . . . But at least get a claim in - with your photgraphy skills you'll get a good pic.
What's been the run of bad luck? And how are you enjoying the wee MiTo one year on??
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Is it the Grand Canyon re openned on Jacks Brae.
No that was the father of all potholes.(3 83 year olds were found down that one wie Davey safety lamps wie paraffin wicks)

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What's been the run of bad luck? And how are you enjoying the wee MiTo one year on??
Dinged rear wing, which was then fixed only to be thrashed within an inch of its life by a wire picked up in the tyre tread. Previous pothole damage that superficially damaged a strut and knocked the wheel alignment out, cracked windscreen on the AOS north Scotland run, and now this.

Other than that the Mito is a bundle of fun and thoroughly enjoyable.
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You have my sympathy Fraser, I hit a pot hole earlier today and now I have a rattle from the front. Can only hear it a 40mph+.
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Bad luck Fraser i did the same a few years ago ,i managed to get the local council to cough up after many letters , calls and pics . Don't give in till the pay up .
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Claim made. Not a super-deep pothole but a small pothole adjacent to a raised edge of tarmac caused by subsidence. Enough to debead the tyre and put enough strain on the strut to blow the top seal.

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The roads here are beyond shocking.
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excellent choice of ruler
 
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excellent choice of ruler
Apt, in't it?
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Just a tad. It cant hurt your claim chances either... 'oh s***, this guy might know what he's talking about! better pay out'



I seem to remember 4cm being a significant number when it comes to claims too, but cant remember where from or why.
 
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I seem to remember 4cm being a significant number when it comes to claims too, but cant remember where from or why.
That's good, because the raised edge is just over 4cm. Having found the culprit I can't help thinking you must have to hit is just so to cause the damage that it caused, so I think I might have a dispute on my hands.
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I dunno... if they were resurfacing the road and had scraped off 4cm of old tarmac (which is about how much they do take off) they would have to use 'ramp' signs to warn drivers.
 
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Don't forget the "uninsured loss" part of your policy if you have it. It is always good to mention that your insurance company will pursue the claim at no cost to you....
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Apt, in't it?
Pft, apt that they should have been consulted?
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theres a open manhole cover on a road I use every day, hasn't been sorted for 2 weeks
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Open man hole cover....jeeeez that serious!!
iv hit god knows knows how many pots holes, one absolute beast on the m8 although no way am i getting out with a ruler on that road
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Got the claim forms in now. Watch this space.
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Open man hole cover....jeeeez that serious!!
iv hit god knows knows how many pots holes, one absolute beast on the m8 although no way am i getting out with a ruler on that road
I've never seen potholes on a motorway till 10/11 **** weather. Bit dangerous if you don't see it and hit it at 70mph!
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Got the claim forms in now. Watch this space.
I put my claim in back in March. While I have an acknowledgement, I have heard the square root of hee-haw so far (due to high volume of claims apparently). The one I hit was 10cm deep, measured 1 metre by 40cm.

Anyway, prepare yourself for a bit of a wait and good luck . . .
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