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General Discussion Area / Re: Silly old duffer
« on: Yesterday at 18:31:56 »
Range Rovers certainly feel like you only have to go round a corner at above walking pace to put them on their side. Are we sure there was a second vehicle involved? ;D
Having driven a few Range Rovers (did I mention, I really fancy one), I can confirm the powerful ones exhibit chronic understeer when driven properly, rather than dangerous body roll :D

Yes indeed. Back in the 1970's my police friend lost two of his colleagues in Hampshire when their's over turned :'(
So a RR classic then.  The suspension mounting probably rusted away.

That is why the most common police tactical pursuit large vehicle is the BMW X5, with the BMW 530d also in those traffic divisions. The former is fast and very stable , unlike the RR.

I assume that the Royal Family have to stick to the "British" Range Rover, but no doubt, the way things are going they will have to opt for their natural German choice of BMW X5's as well  ;D ;)
LZ - you clearly haven't tried driving an X5 quickly.  Bro's 4.8 V8 petrol effort is reasonably rapid in a straight line (on the rare occasions the gearbox provides drive), but is definitely no better around corners than a similar age RR (ie, L322).

I would suspect the police choose on costs for a given vehicle type.  In fact, I know for a fact that TVP do...  ...much to annoyance of a contact I have there.

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Omega General Help / Re: LPG in our omega
« on: Yesterday at 17:26:23 »
My beloved Silver Bullet was a 3.0l, and worked very well with LPG for the 80k it was on LPG.  And frequently driven very hard.  It does suffer the lag that auto 3.2s seem to (that's there on petrol, but amplified by LPG).

I was slow to convert it due to boot space, until that light bulb moment that I only needed a boot 3 or 4 times a year, so a roof box was viable.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Big vote tomorrow.
« on: Yesterday at 17:20:54 »
The broad thrust of 'leave' and the likes of Farage  was...... they sell more to us than we sell to them. They need us more than we need them. Therefore they will give us everything we ask for.There would be no negative consequences for the UK. We would have our cake and eat it.

The EU 27 would be submissive to our every demand. The UK would take back control. That was the script. :y
But only the deranged and brainwashed actually believed that, surely?

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General Discussion Area / Re: Silly old duffer
« on: Yesterday at 17:19:39 »
Range Rovers certainly feel like you only have to go round a corner at above walking pace to put them on their side. Are we sure there was a second vehicle involved? ;D
Having driven a few Range Rovers (did I mention, I really fancy one), I can confirm the powerful ones exhibit chronic understeer when driven properly, rather than dangerous body roll :D

Yes indeed. Back in the 1970's my police friend lost two of his colleagues in Hampshire when their's over turned :'(
So a RR classic then.  The suspension mounting probably rusted away.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Hard
« on: Yesterday at 17:18:24 »
They used to...frequently. Don't you remember seeing the football pitches with the lines cleared of snow? Undersoil heating has made the pitches more playable, but they will be out there in minus temperatures this weekend.
I do. That was when it was a sport, and people played fair, but tough. A sport worth watching.

Not like the poofters with their woollen gloves nowadays, who seem to have spent more time a drama school than sports training.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Silly old duffer
« on: Yesterday at 17:14:55 »
Yo reduce accidents, anybody not driving at the speed limit on a clear day should be culled.

If its one of those stupid 50mph limits, then everyone must drive at 60mph, because they are stupid, and dangerous.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Silly old duffer
« on: Yesterday at 17:12:01 »
Range Rovers certainly feel like you only have to go round a corner at above walking pace to put them on their side. Are we sure there was a second vehicle involved? ;D
Having driven a few Range Rovers (did I mention, I really fancy one), I can confirm the powerful ones exhibit chronic understeer when driven properly, rather than dangerous body roll :D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Big vote tomorrow.
« on: Yesterday at 17:06:52 »
Nick. Pity the forum doesnt have a Like button for your last post.

I agree wholeheartedly.
I concur.

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I notice on my whiteboard in the garage (I need to scribble stuff down, seeing as I'm old), the Battlebus has a whole heap of shite that needs doing.

If only I could find it

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General Discussion Area / Re: Big vote tomorrow.
« on: 17 January 2019, 20:18:19 »
It's all down to the farcical "reporting" by the media ... who are so keen on "making" the  news they no longer "report" it.... 

Why, oh WHY, does a so-called political "expert" not actualy tell the simple truth .... would only take 4 statements and a few "proper" questions

1) EU demand to know what UK want in order to get the deal passed, this is actually a smokescreen ... they know already

2) For clarity... UK to EU .. the UK want all reference to the "backstop" removed, the UK will not cede control of it's borders to you

3) EU to UK ... UK piss off .. we have promised Ireland they can have a veto, so they have the backstop, we will not renegotiate

4) UK to EU ... ok we leave with no deal so Ireland don't get the backstop anyway and you get a load more trouble that you say you don't want.

Dear Mr Corbyn .. How will you negotiate new terms with the EU when they refuse to reopen negotiations ?

Dear Tory Rebels .. same question as put to Mr Corbyn
But the EU will roll over and let us kick 'em in the balls. That's the promise Farage and Co promised.

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General Discussion Area / Hard
« on: 17 January 2019, 20:15:47 »
Just been out for a walk, passed the local rugby club, and the mad frickers are out there playing with their odd shaped balls.

Its -1C, the ground is frozen and rock hard, and still has a snow scattering from this morning's flurry.

Do these guys have balls of steel?  Can you imagine the namby pamby, gay poofter premier league footballers playing in such conditions?

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Omega General Help / Re: 2 button key fob not working
« on: 17 January 2019, 19:04:59 »
So removed the circuit board and it seems that the earth side of the battery holder has fractured where it is soldered to the circuit board. Two small for me to solder. Especially as it's on the bottom of the battery holder.
Remove batt holder completely.

Extend the broken leg of the battery holder using stiff wire - a bit off a resistor is ideal - and then solder it back in.


Job jobbed.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Big vote tomorrow.
« on: 17 January 2019, 18:58:51 »
In order to get a consensus that can make it through parliament the PM may be forced to include a customs union..........which means her BRINO would become even more watery. :)
As I said 2.5yrs ago, if the vote went for leave, it wouldn't be a real leave.  We'd still have to pay in, have the same control over our borders, obey all the rules, just have no say or vote in how it was run.


But I was shouted down by all those who were utterly convinced this insignificant rock in the North Sea was so important that the EU would roll over and let us tickle their tummy.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Thought I was in the UK
« on: 17 January 2019, 18:47:54 »
..... I have had a similar afternoon dealing with a payroll provider. It used to be simple when the payroll provider was part of the same local authority that ran the school but, of course, it's all been farmed out to private companies now, all in the name of economy efficiency.
Like pulling teeth, except the tooth is still there even after all the pain.

Our payroll & some of Anti-personnel has been farmed out to India ..... so everything from days-in-lieu to wages has to be emailed to someone that has only a basic grasp of English  >:( >:(

Do they do the needful and revert immediately, though?*


*Will make sense to anyone who has ever dealt with IT in India..
Until I read your last sentence, I was about to start on a rant...

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 17 January 2019, 18:39:41 »
Sounds like the same one ;D

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