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General Car Chat / Re: Another clean pass
« on: Today at 19:11:25 »
Your tact needs a bit of fine tuning.  ;)
Yeah, sorry...


Is this the one with the oppsed gearbox, Terbs?

:P

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Omega General Help / Re: Idler Arm part number?
« on: Today at 19:10:26 »
Vauxhall/Opel are no longer able to supply them in Europe.

Trying to remember what brand Autovaux once sent me (under their usual guise of "genuine") which lasted about 4 months. Might have been Febi.

The last Lemforder I had (from AGP) lasted about 18 months.


If anyone knows of a brand that does last, I'm all ears...

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General Discussion Area / Re: Dashcam - Software help.
« on: Today at 18:56:04 »
I'd like to find one that will play my footage from my roadhawk,  might try the VLC, can you get it to over lay googly maps.
In my experience if VLC doesnt play a Video Format nothing else will.

I have, rarely I might add, found stuff VLC won't play. I still use it as my default, on the rare occasions it doesn't work. The K-Lite Codec Pack fills in the gaps. It includes an old/modified version of Media Player - before it went rubbish.

NNNOOOOO, not codec packs!  Guaranteed way to bugger up a Windows install ;D


Note to others - Never, ever, ever, ever, EVER install codec packs.  Install just the single codec you need, and no more. Ever.

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General Car Chat / Re: Another clean pass
« on: Today at 18:54:08 »
That the one with the gearbox glitch?

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Today, looked at said switch, and am reserving a place in hell for the idiot who designed the whole handle thing.

Stripped handle down, and put it all back together again, as gonna need entire passive entry module for that handle.  Although buggered if I can get the screw back in the trim piece to secure it.  Flattened the battery in the process - well, flattened it enough to get the message on the dash to start the engine.
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And you reckon Mercedes are shite !
😀😁😂
Reckon? No. I know Mercedes Benz are shite.  Well, anything designed after the late 80s.

Same setup used on most of the high end Marques....Conti part from memory
It is indeed Conti. Thus shite.

But poor Tilbo's parts bin Mercedes lacks any such luxuries...

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F-Pace gone, Velar now in its place.

I would have another F-Pace, vey impressed, 27k fault free and pretty good to drive.
Its not black, and was on the M1 around Jnc25 on Sat?

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General Car Chat / Re: Omega replacement
« on: 24 March 2019, 20:21:30 »
You'll find everything more expensive than what you've been used to, so have a quick look around at brakes/suspension/steering type parts.

I suspect on a vehicle like that, you'll hit all the problems I see with the big black pussy - every reply to any query is "yake it to a dealer".  If you're paying someone else, even if a trusted indie, its gonna bump the bills up.  Obviously, that goes for virtually any car with limited DIY assistance available, and certainly not specific to Audi!

I think you are going to have more success finding a replacement capable of dealing with the pikey van by looking at crossovers and proper offroad type vehicles than a 4 door RWD saloon.

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 24 March 2019, 20:13:33 »
Better than modern Jags though.
😉
Nah, not even as good as Ford era Jags.

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 24 March 2019, 18:05:45 »
Today, looked at said switch, and am reserving a place in hell for the idiot who designed the whole handle thing.

Stripped handle down, and put it all back together again, as gonna need entire passive entry module for that handle.  Although buggered if I can get the screw back in the trim piece to secure it.  Flattened the battery in the process - well, flattened it enough to get the message on the dash to start the engine.
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And you reckon Mercedes are shite !
😀😁😂
Reckon? No. I know Mercedes Benz are shite.  Well, anything designed after the late 80s.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Where is Rods 2?
« on: 24 March 2019, 18:03:17 »
I do believe I have never once seen anyone examine the reasons why people voted remain. I would guess inertia ( lack of desire for change) would have been a big factor. As would I like going on holiday to Europe.
Hmmm, not really heard those before. For me, and most people I know who voted to remain, it was for National economic reasons, which thus impacts personal economic reasons.

Due to referendum, and the seemingly likely no deal scenario, Mrs TB's job is severely in the firing line.  My pensions are decimated, so despite putting away an awful lot every month since I was kicked out of any final salary schemes, I will be reliant on the state...  ...a state that won't, IMHO, be able afford to keep its pensioners.  All of which was entirely predictable, as I pointed out nearly 3 years ago.

That's why I voted as I did.

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 24 March 2019, 17:51:33 »
Today, looked at said switch, and am reserving a place in hell for the idiot who designed the whole handle thing.

Stripped handle down, and put it all back together again, as gonna need entire passive entry module for that handle.  Although buggered if I can get the screw back in the trim piece to secure it.  Flattened the battery in the process - well, flattened it enough to get the message on the dash to start the engine.

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 24 March 2019, 17:48:55 »
1080 miles taking it t'up North for a week.  Behaved (almost*) impeccably as expected.


*noticed the right rear door's passive entry switch wasn't working, not using that door much, impossible to say when it failed.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Where is Rods 2?
« on: 24 March 2019, 12:11:24 »
How about Sir Keir Starmer?

I always said the labour party ought to have had the other Milliband. " More electable".

How about the 'coloured girl'.......Diane?.... ::)
Corbyn knows he will win the next election if he can stay in long enough. So the silly mare wont get a chance, fortunately.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Where is Rods 2?
« on: 24 March 2019, 12:10:25 »
Well whoever is the next incumbent of Number 10 needs to be someone who actually believes in this country and is prepared to kick the butts of those in Westminster and Whitehall who have been trying to rob the 17.4 million of their vote for independence.  :y
Remember the majority was slim, so repeatedly spouting 17.x million isn't that significant from the 16.x million who voted the other way. It frustrates me, as its one of many ways that the vitriolic segments of the leavers try to make out that leaving was a whitewash, when it wasn't.

Not that that deters from the fact we voted to leave, and leave we should because of that (no matter how daft it is in the present climate). That was the (admittedly slim) majority.  Trouble is, just about every respectable economist knows that a hard exit is severely detrimental to the UK. So a deal of some description is needed.  And as most people who weren't taken in with the Brexit Bus 'dangle berries' realised at the time, UK has no bargaining power, so will never get the EU to roll over, give us a free trade deal, waive any outstanding financial commitments, and generally meet all our demands.

But even worse, and equally predictably, is our elected MPs clearly don't want to leave, and keep voting out every other option.  Which is wrong, as its against the will of the those that voted in the referendum.  However, despite the vocal few of the Brexiteer supporters, come the next local elections, their actions on this subject will make little difference to how the majority will think/vote.

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: power sounder
« on: 24 March 2019, 11:54:18 »
There are several versions of the Omega power sounder, and serveral different battery options.

Some are filled to the hilt of potting compound, so not much hope of doing much with them. Some are open inside.  All have to be cut open (hacksaw along the seem).

New ones were around 60, but they will all be old stock now.

It pains me to agree with STEMO. It really does. But he's right, for once.

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