Restricting new members from starting new threads is a bad idea.I had never thought that a member of this forum will have such a high handed idea. In fact I had thought that new members are even more passionate about their car and are full of love towards their car. Does being an old member or posting more messages make anyone more disciplined or knowledgeable? .I have owned this car for nearly 5 years now and this is the 5th car in the family and I still do not even know to open the bonnet. Does that make me a bad member? Please welcome newbies with open arms.