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How can they be under the engine cover, but in front of the radiator  ???

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General Discussion Area / Re: Can't be my end can it?
« on: Yesterday at 21:26:28 »
So, it's 9-10 years old and it was Chinese to begin with?  ;D
'Nuf said.

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General Car Chat / Re: Two Mercs
« on: Yesterday at 21:24:08 »
A V8 burble is loved by a true petrolhead , it's what a true petrolhead aspires to owning. A diesel executive is for someone who can't really afford to run the petrol version that's my opinion, which I will stick to.😎
Like I said, certainly not dissing V8s. Far from it. Its a 6/12 cylinder is smoother and better suited to limos.

As for costs, whilst I probably could afford 20,000 miles pa at sub 20mpg, I'd probably have to give up food and drink ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Can't be my end can it?
« on: Yesterday at 19:33:09 »
Lenovo
Consumer grade? (ie, not ThinkPad).

They used to side load buggy, insecure software, so ensure your BIOS is always updated.

Pesky, crappy chinky shite.
Agreed, but what can you do when a certain local authority issues the consumer grade ones to all it's council officers, headteachers, etc. and then harps on and on about how security conscious we all should be.
They probably got a container load for fifty quid or something.
You're at the mercy of Lenovo to actually fix the flaws (or stop the sideloading of buggy, insecure, open software that runs with elevated privileges).  Until then, you've got your pants around your ankles, and anyone on the Internet can butt raped you.  And there is SFA you can do about it, except never connect it to *any* network.


There was a school of thought that this was a purposeful attempt by government interferers to gather information.  Rods2 would love it ;D.  Obviously Lenovo deny that.



So keep the BIOS updated, as Lenovo claim they are fixing all these flaws as fast as they can.

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: NCDC Mute Issues
« on: Yesterday at 19:27:01 »
Just pull from what I remember.

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General Car Chat / Re: Two Mercs
« on: Yesterday at 19:26:06 »
Wouldn't have a diesel Merc or any other "executive" type luxury saloon, big car big V8 petrol is the only option in my opinion.
For exec limos, a V6 diesel is a good choice due to significant torque and smoother running than a medium sized V8 lump...

...not that I am against V8s, far from it!!!
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They just don't sound right though.😎
A V8 is the wrong noise for a large exec, that should be quiet and effortless.

V8 should be in proper cars. Quick cars that inspire the driver. End of.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Can't be my end can it?
« on: Yesterday at 19:22:41 »
Lenovo
Consumer grade? (ie, not ThinkPad).

They used to side load buggy, insecure software, so ensure your BIOS is always updated.

Pesky, crappy chinky shite.

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General Car Chat / Re: Two Mercs
« on: Yesterday at 19:20:28 »
Wouldn't have a diesel Merc or any other "executive" type luxury saloon, big car big V8 petrol is the only option in my opinion.
For exec limos, a V6 diesel is a good choice due to significant torque and smoother running than a medium sized V8 lump...

...not that I am against V8s, far from it!!!

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General Discussion Area / Re: Can't be my end can it?
« on: Yesterday at 18:40:57 »
I'd be seeing what browser hijacks are installed.


Actually, I wouldn't break around, I'd just rebuild it

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General Car Chat / Re: Two Mercs
« on: Yesterday at 18:39:32 »
Must say I like the look of the S class they have on loan across the road from me although what it's like inside I don't know.Given the money though I'd still go "classic car" rather than anything modern.
Bro has just got another S Class (diesel) after clearly falling out of love with BMW.

I wouldn't want one.

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Omega General Help / Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« on: Yesterday at 18:37:58 »
although the first odd thing or two was that the Allen key I had to use on the sump plug, and the socket on the oil filter housing, was Imperial sizes
Which shows whomever normally services your car is slapdash, and used odd parts.

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Omega General Help / Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« on: Yesterday at 18:36:32 »
All the VX oil drain plugs I have seen have been Torx not Alan?
From about 98 onwards they are Torx, with a rubber o-ring. Earlier ones were a traditional bolt and copper washer.

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In all the years I've had Omegas, the oil cooler has never caused me grief (ignoring the cheap one I knowing bought with a failed cooler).  I have never had a cooler failure, nor have I had any temp issues except on that old diesel with its cracked head.  And every single one of my Omegas was spanked all the time.

So, like Kevin Wood says, I'm not against the idea, just need to understand why the current setup needs any modification  :-\


As to oil filters, the paper element ones are much easier/cleaner to change, the spin-ons just make a bloody mess. Granted, if some numpty is a idiot when fitting, they often need to be stripped and reattached...  ...but worth the effort.

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: NCDC Mute Issues
« on: Yesterday at 18:23:58 »
with the top off, and cd mech removed, there are 2 large horizontal boards.  The forward one plugs into the facia panel, rearward has the main multiplug on.

Its the rearward one :y

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Weird alarm problem
« on: Yesterday at 18:20:21 »
Get a decent code reader on it, that will tell you what is activating the alarm.

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