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Re: Lidl and Aldi Car accessories

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Possibly linked to Mercedes BlueTEC cars?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BlueTEC
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Sorry off topic, but whilst on the subject of "automotive liquid colours", I was disappointed recently when trying to buy some to find that "Super Blue" brake fluid is no longer available.

I wanted to get some for a complete change and thought the very obvious transition to blue stuff emitted from the bleed nipples would be just the ticket.

However the Americans have decided it's be used as coolant so legislated that brake fluid has to be "colorless" / light straw coloured. So the product is discontinued! Countless sellers are marketing Type 200, it's replacement, as Super Blue, then explain in the description "p.s. it's not actually blue" very annoying!
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Re: Lidl and Aldi Car accessories

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Hell Razor5543 wrote: 27 Mar 2024, 08:57 Possibly linked to Mercedes BlueTEC cars?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BlueTEC
Could be, perhaps also VW's Blue motion.

Perhaps Germans associate environmentally friendly with blue, as we seem to with green - and it's just a suitable portmanteau word from additive (ad) + "environmentally friendly" (blue)
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MattBLancs wrote: 27 Mar 2024, 09:06 Perhaps Germans associate environmentally friendly with blue, as we seem to with green - and it's just a suitable portmanteau word from additive (ad) + "environmentally friendly" (blue)
I put my two penn'orth on the "Trivia Investigation Thread" Matt...food and drink for that thread
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I have emailed the Association whose trade mark it is and we'll see if they can tell us!! :-D

This is the second reply having been told to email a second person I got this:

Kos, Erika <erika.kos@vda.de>

You

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

Thank you very much for your message.

I will be back on duty on 02.04.2024 and will take care of your request immediately.

In urgent cases, please contact Dr. Leffler


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It seems that they do that when they have no stock but want to keep the listing up.
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myglaren wrote: 27 Mar 2024, 10:50 It seems that they do that when they have no stock but want to keep the listing up.
Ah, understood, guess saving on "listing fees" etc makes it a sensible approach
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If they've got no stock they seem rather keen to sell me one!

A cracking offer just received
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Gosh, that's rich for a Parkside... You could get lots of DeWalt stuff for that!!!

It's placeholder for when new stock becomes available I believe...
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Question - re impact gun, battery or mains, I have a 25% off coupon this weekend, and possibly have a choice, seen 240v not 20v, but I feel lucky and have choice of three lidls to check.?🤔
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Battery every time for me, I have an old 3/8" drive one and my new toy the 1/2" drive. Both are excellent for their intended purposes. I wouldn't want mains floating about when crawling under the car!! :-D
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Battery definitely... I'm well converted now, with all power tools...
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Lidl, on 14/04. have a few car care items, including a pair of axle stands and pairs of headlight bulbs. They also are doing some DIY items on the same day;

https://www.lidl.co.uk/c/car-care/a1004 ... Sales_Week
https://www.lidl.co.uk/c/parkside/a1004 ... Sales_Week
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I have finally thrown out my Lidls axle stands (well not binned them, just use them for supporting exhausts etc).....I never really trusted putting my life at risk under them (for £17 !).... I hated every minute TBH......and the two main helpers I have had visit (4x4-James & Jim) mostly refused (and I do not blame them !)

Lidl axle stands are HORRIBLE ! PLEASE DO NOT BUY THEM

Got a set of 4 heavy duty ones from Halfords in a sale.....now I do not worry.
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I've no direct experience but have read lots of negative against the fold up type of axle stands, so I'm in no rush to try a set.

Interesting, Lidl's offers includes the same impact driver (previously discussed at £1000 / £950 discounted price) at a much more sensible £69.99


GSF had some bulb kits at £4.21 and another with poor description at £1.44 I'll put a link up shortly. (I bought one of each - contents seems to be identical!)

£1.44 bulb kit:
https://www.gsfcarparts.com/saxhg079-00

£4 bulb kit:
https://www.gsfcarparts.com/jrpukb1