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      10-25-2012, 03:57 AM   #1
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Crazy Hailstorm in S.A.

This past weekend we had a crazy hailstorm in the Johannesburg area, South Africa. Hail, the size of cricket balls and golf balls, caused extensive damage to cars and windows.

Somehow my newly purchased 135 escaped any damage, even though she's parked outside, with only shaded parking. Unbelievably, the following morning, I started getting engine warnings and idling issues during cold start ... The whole experience was obviously too much for her.
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WOW... I hope your car gets past the trauma.
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DAMN! Thats some big hail you got there! Park that baby in a garage from now on!
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WOW!! I bet getting hit by one of those in the right place would be enough to kill you.
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WOW!! I bet getting hit by one of those in the right place would be enough to kill you.
Yes, it could. Hail falls pretty damn fast.
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Wow, we get decent size hail here (quarter size) about once or twice a year and have never seen windshields like that. That is crazy!
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The hail was insane. Apparently most panel beaters are fully booked for about 2 or 3 weeks due to all the hail damage.

Sounded like WW2 from inside
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Sounded like WW2 from inside
Yeah... and pictures suggest there was a war outside.
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Weather is getting more intense as we near December 21
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