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Benquick
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New member from Italy

Postby Benquick » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:29 am

Hello,
I write from Italy. Be indulgent towards my English, because I rarely speak or write in English and I’m supposed to practice a bit.
I stumbled upon this forum and think it is fantastic. I've always used cars with manual transmission, but I've never been fully satisfied with my precision and smoothness. I've always used gasoline cars, but for a couple of years I’ve been using a small diesel car and the situation has worsened.
My grandfather taught me how to drive when I was a child (I was driving his cars and agricultural vehicles): he was very good, very smooth and precise in the use of the gearbox, but I have never been as good. Then I fell in love with motorcycles and I have a little neglected the use of the automobile and automotive skills (though I realize that motorcycles and cars, in this respect, they have many aspects in common, and a few flaws I have with cars I've even with motorcycles, of course), but now I want to recover and improve. Precision and smoothness are my goals.
I also realized that many things that I took for granted, in the use of the gearbox and more generally in roadcraft, they were not at all, and that I still have much to learn.
When I found this forum, I realized I was in the right place, and many of your posts are of great quality. Thanks

Benquick

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Re: New member from Italy

Postby ClutchDisc » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:01 am

Welcome!! :mrgreen:
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Re: New member from Italy

Postby potownrob » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:06 am

Benvenuto al SS!! Have patience and you will get smoother in time.
BUT DEM FAHGLEITZ!! :shock:

For Pizza!!!!

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Re: New member from Italy

Postby theholycow » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:07 am

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Put your car in your sig!

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Re: New member from Italy

Postby Squint » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:08 am

Bienvenue! (I've got some French, no Italian) What is your small diesel car that you are driving?
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For Pony!

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Re: New member from Italy

Postby Benquick » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:45 am

Thanks for your welcome.

I'm driving a Fiesta 1.4 TDCI (year 2007). I'm getting better using it, but I've never loved it a lot. Poor performance, notchy gearbox and some rev-hang, all features that make driving less enjoyable.

I've found that I can improve my smoothness focusing on the "neutral load" of the driveline and on overlapping a bit of clutch on the gas pedal

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Re: New member from Italy

Postby AHTOXA » Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:09 am

OP, your English is better than vast majority of posts you see on most other forums made by native English speakers. Can't even read that shit half the time without getting a headache.

Welcome to the boards!
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Re: New member from Italy

Postby zenfiz6 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:33 pm

Indeed, Welcome!

And for the small amount of time I spent in Trieste.... you are brave, indeed, to drive on those roads. I saw no Ferraris, but I saw a lot of Ferrari driving. :lol:
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Re: New member from Italy

Postby Benquick » Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:07 pm

@athoxa - maybe because I like people who speak and write correctly and with a bit of elegance in Italian, I try to do the same when I write in English. Thanks

@zenzif6 - my surname is really Ferrari :-)

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Re: New member from Italy

Postby tankinbeans » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:02 pm

Willkommen Sie bei Standardshift. Ihre Englisch ist ganz perfekt.
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Re: New member from Italy

Postby tankinbeans » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:08 pm

Squint wrote:Bienvenue! (I've got some French, no Italian) What is your small diesel car that you are driving?

I think welcome, in Italian, is bienvenido.
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Re: New member from Italy

Postby potownrob » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:39 pm

tankinbeans wrote:
Squint wrote:Bienvenue! (I've got some French, no Italian) What is your small diesel car that you are driving?

I think welcome, in Italian, is bienvenido.
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i already said it in my post man :? :?:

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/benvenuto
BUT DEM FAHGLEITZ!! :shock:

For Pizza!!!!

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Re: New member from Italy

Postby tankinbeans » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:26 pm

Phone sucks. Didn't catch it. My mistake.
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Re: New member from Italy

Postby Rope-Pusher » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:10 pm

Pastrami fettuccine cacciatore linguine. Stromboli mostacciolli benzine. Lambrusco prosciutto scallopini chianti antipasto parmesan. Lasagne zucchini grappa ziti.

Come si può vedere, molti su questo forum parlano la lingua di consumo. Felice di averti unirsi a noi!
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Re: New member from Italy

Postby tankinbeans » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:21 pm

Lots of pasta with gasoline. Sounds...tasty.
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