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General Discussion Area / Anyone want £25,000 for free ?
« on: 08 May 2018, 11:20:04 »
Well if your over 25 bad luck. If your under 25 though you might be in luck !!
The Resolution foundation (who ?) headed by David Willets, a former Tory MP has recommended that everyone should be given £25k from the Govt. money tree when they reach the age of 25.
What better way to encourage the huge sense of entitlement of the snowflake generation.
You don't need to work and struggle to get what you want in life. The rest of us will give it to you.
The world really has gone fickin mad. This is the kind of thing you would have seen as a sketch in a comedy programme not long ago.
Now its a serious recommendation from a supposedly serious think tank type organisation.
They also recommend that people who carry on working past retirement age should now pay national insurance to fund the NHS.
This will obviously mean that people wont carry on working and will be less self reliant and more likely to be reliant on the state.
Depraved neo Marxism.

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General Car Chat / Been offered a cheap car.
« on: 25 April 2018, 10:00:41 »
An elderly friend of mine has a 2010 Punto, which has recently had 4 new Pirellis and new battery fitted. He wants rid of it and is asking £250 for it.
My initial thoughts were its a bargain, snap it up. However there are three issues which are making me think again.
1. ABS ecu probably needs replacing. used ones available on ebay for around £70.
2. Electronic steering is playing up, and this is often not easy to cure without a rebuilt steering column from BBA. Cost £lots.
3. The biggest problem. It has done over 160,000 miles. I cant see it being worth much all fixed up, with those miles on the clock.
I'm thinking its probably best avoided ?

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Omega General Help / Best current source of 10/40 semi ?
« on: 23 April 2018, 23:22:10 »
As above. VX 4 for the price of 3 on TC is long one afaik, so where are people getting their oil from at the moment please ?
Omega isn't quite due yet, but the 190 is overdue, so want to get some soon.


Sorry, wrong section. Should really be in general car chat.  :-[

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Omega General Help / A/C valves.
« on: 18 April 2018, 20:31:21 »
Fitted a new condenser and had it regassed just over a year ago, but it has lost all its coldness now. I bought a ultra violet torch which showed some leakage around the valves. Cant say for sure if it has leaked anywhere else, as its not easy to see.
Plan is to renew both valves and have it regassed again, and hope that does the trick. If there are other leaks it should show up before the gas goes in.
I believe the low pressure valve is a standard car tyre type valve ?  Dont know the part number for the high pressure valve.
Anyone have this info, and an idea of price please ?
Tia.  :)

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General Discussion Area / Essex "boys" and their fast cars.
« on: 06 April 2018, 18:21:10 »
Well pensioners actually.  ;D
Lucky there weren't people walking through the underpass at the time.  :o
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-43662862

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General Discussion Area / St. Patricks day.
« on: 17 March 2018, 19:19:42 »
Can anyone explain why in recent years the whole world (and I mean, the world) has gone mad over this non event ?
Its a mystery to me.  :-\ ::)

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Heading home from work this morning on a single lane road which is a bit of a shortcut. I knew it was cold, so on a downhill section where the road was obviously wet I dabbed the brakes to check for ice. All was well so carried on as normal at 30ish mph.
As I started on the following uphill section I noticed a car approaching from the top, about 40 - 50 yards away, doing around the same speed as me.
I braked and was shocked and stunned as the car suddenly carried on as though I hadn't ! The road was like an ice rink.
Both cars were sliding towards each other at unabated speed with no room to pass, and I was certain I was about to have a big accident in a car with no airbags.
There were trees on the n/s and am 18 inch high bank on the o/s. Options were limited and the big accident was getting closer by the millisecond.
I started steering to the right, but the bank was in the way, but just before the two cars met head on , I must have steered into a bit of banking which was slightly lower and my car jumped up onto the bank. I was still sure our near sides would whack one another, but somehow they didn't.
I was then sliding along the wide grass verge on top of the bank with a deep ditch to my o/s until I saw another gap in the bank where I could steer the car back onto the road.
The biggest brown trouser moment I have had in many years. Going by the speed of my heartbeat afterwards, I think Im much too old for this kind of thing now.
It used to be fun in a perverse way, but its just scary now. ::)

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General Car Chat / Got a compliment today.
« on: 29 December 2017, 17:54:33 »
In Sainsburys car park, just taking my trolley back and a bloke got out of his car and started talking to me. Initial thought was he was one of those nutters you encounters at supermarkets, but he wanted to tell me how nice my Omega looked for a 15 year old car, and how I wouldn't get as good a car nowadays no matter how much money I spend.
It made my "washing and drying it properly" attitude seem more worthwhile, although I suppose he might have been just one of those nutters you encounter at supermarkets.  :)

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Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Headlight adjuster wanted.
« on: 25 November 2017, 21:27:03 »
Anyone got any spare aluminium headlight adjusters gathering dust ?
I need at least one, but will happily buy a pair if they are available.
Tia.

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General Car Chat / MOT today.
« on: 23 November 2017, 16:16:01 »
Failed on a sidelight bulb, which I should have checked before I went, but I have manflu, so I'm excused.
Also failed on play in a balljoint. This was disappointing as I fitted a new pair (TRW) 6k miles ago.
Question is, do VX do replacement ball joints ?, as originally they were riveted onto the wishbones. If they do sell them anyone know how much they cost ?
If VX don't sell them, or they are silly expensive, any recommendations on other brands please.
Also one of my headlights was slightly on the high side and didn't really respond to adjustment. I suspect broken adjusters. Do we still have a source of good quality replacements ?

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General Discussion Area / Mugabe.
« on: 19 November 2017, 13:14:45 »
He had a good run, but it looks like his time is finally up. His party have dismissed him as leader, and it is currently being announced that  his wife and her gang of enforcers are to be prosecuted.
It should have happened a long time ago, but there is still some justice in this world.

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General Discussion Area / PESCO. Anyone know about it ?
« on: 09 November 2017, 19:45:28 »
It doesn't seem to be getting much media coverage.  ::)

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General Discussion Area / Replacement for Photobucket ?
« on: 03 November 2017, 20:29:18 »
Now that PB charges a vital internal organ or two to host photos etc. is there an alternative free site to use for uploading pics to OOF and similar sites.  :-\

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