Abbey Wood and the LEZ

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  1. HarryM

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    Has anyone taken a 2004 Fiat Ducato 2.8JTD into the LEZ and were you required to pay the LEZ charge? Our MH although registered at the DVLA does not show up on the compliance checker. I have sent the details to the LEZ office in Worthing but as yet no response.
     
  2. olley

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    Hi if its under 3500kg your ok.

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  3. madbluemad

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    I havent got a clue what this LEZ is other than its some sought of emissions limit over which a payment is required.

    It must be a suvvern thing cos nobody tell us norveners out.

    Only driven through the "SMOKE" a few times in the last few years, Iv'e seen these dirty big sighns that tell me I'm entering an LEZ, but now that I'm in there what am I supposed to do?.

    What I do do is carry on and nobody bothers me ?????

    Jim
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    Hi Jim could it be that your Petrol?? :BigGrin:

    LEZ only applies to diesel vehicles, so my 8.1 litre is fine. :BigGrin:

    Olley
     
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    what I don't understand is why petrol is considered safer than diesel, the benzine given off is far more dangerous than the sulphur from diesel .. ..

    and why are electric cars green ? the leccy, for the most part is still produced up in Yorkshire from huge coal burning stations..

    this is no more than a political conjuring trick, dreamt up by the men in grey suits to generate cash for the London mayors trough.

    a case of out of sight.. out of mind perhaps.. or nimbyism ?
     
  7. olley

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    Hi Jim its not the sulphur, its the particulates (smuts to you and me) they are apparently carcinogenic, petrol produces bugger all, diesels loads. That's why all new diesels will soon have to have a particulate filter fitted.

    Olley
     
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    Well there you go Olley, we learn something new all the time. The thing is even if I was diesel, what does it mean to me. Nobody tells us anything.

    Ive just carried out a straw poll in the office and nobody has a clue what their supposed to be doing.

    Jim
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    my mistake . smuts it is, soot in other words .. but petrol produces bugger all ???

    what about Benzene..?

     
  10. bill2b

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    Olly
    In these health and safety times Everything seems to be classed as carsinogenic,
    Old engine oil
    Swarfega
    Etc etc
    They are taking away all our fun
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    Your right no fun. My old mate Lance had fun in the fifties slinging asbestos at his mates while they where building Ipswich power station, he died this year from asbestosis. :Sad:

    We don't find out about these things till its to late, lead levels in the atmosphere are way higher than they were in the twenties, and won't come down for years yet.

    If the LEZ improves the air for the poor sods who live in London then I am for it. But I agree large petrol engines like mine should be banned as well.

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    I know what you are saying Olly and I sympathise at your loss But,
    I have not heard of anyone dying from over use of swarfega or constant picking their sump plug out of the drained oil!
    I agree with health and safety but do think it goes way too far most of the time.
    Common sense is not taken into account any more!
    IMHO the whole "Green" issue is just a big money spinner for HMG and the rest of the spin doctors
     
  13. American Dream

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    Been there too Olley....

    If you feel guilty why not run on lpg?

    "
    Autogas is an outstanding fuel for vehicles that must comply with increasing stringent emission requirements. Low emissions of particulates (PM), carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxide (NOx), and non-burned hydrocarbons (HC) enable autogas to outscore conventional fuels and most alternatives for environmental benefits.
    It also plays an important role in mitigating climate change, because it is among the lowest life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions of all commercially available fuels. Moreover, autogas is a non-toxic and non-poisonous fuel that will not contaminate aquifers or soil if spilled.

    Autogas is simply a clean transportation fuel. Its impressive environmental benefits are influencing fuel choice decisions, and are rapidly driving increased use in many countries.
    Compared to gasoline, autogas yields:

    • 50% less carbon monoxide
    • 40% less hydrocarbons
    • 12% less carbon dioxide
    • 35% less oxides of nitrogen
    • 50% less ozone forming potential"
     
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    Hi,

    visited Abbey Woods October, checked online re. LEZ, registration was identified and all was clear no problems. I have an Autotrail Mohican 2.8 JTD. I believe these vehicles will be clear until 2010.
     
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    I know, ask Locomave from a place that doesn't get much light!:cry:
     
  16. olley

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    I do :BigGrin:

    Olley
     
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