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Omega General Help / Re: Hand brake woes ... :(
« on: Yesterday at 18:08:06 »
Just leave it in P and don't use the handbrake....I never did...job jobbed  :y

Runs and hides  ;D
"Will that be the usual hand brake service and MoT Sir?"

FYI It never failed the MOT on the handbrake, not even once  ;)
I wish I could say the same.  I think my problems with it were my fault in that in the first couple of years of my ownership, I never used it, and then it always seemed to be a running battle every year with it.

Hence, I always used it from then on in.  And also Sassanach showed me the parking pawl, which reinforced how much I needed to use it ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Media Negativity
« on: Yesterday at 18:03:18 »
Might I add, TB, that the NHS is hugely funded from unreasonable and unfairly applied motoring taxes; in particular the Road Fund Licence*  >:(

Ron.

*Yes, I know what we are supposed to call it now, but it still is RFL in everyone's eyes and was not agreed to be vired off by us anyway.
Motorists are an easy target, as the do-gooders think we should walk/cycle everywhere.

Then who would pay for their shit?

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Omega General Help / Re: ECP discounts
« on: Yesterday at 17:08:34 »
My ECP filters were both by Crosland - are they a good make?

Ron.
I bought a Crosland pollen filter for one of my cars, but next time I'll spend a couple of quid more and get a better one.  It doesn't fit that well, and although it claims to be carbonised, its borderline if it is.

The Mann one I bought for the Omega was a much better filter (on ECP's second attempt - first one was clearly 2nd hand), fitted nicely, and properly carbonised.

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Omega General Help / Re: ECP discounts
« on: Yesterday at 17:04:10 »
Was I ripped off? I paid 6.75 for the carbon pollen filter and 5.76 for the air filter, delivered.

Ron.
No, its an OK price, cheaper than dealer by some margin.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Media Negativity
« on: Yesterday at 16:54:33 »
Trouble is, the democratic government can't do what is needed, which is to stop spending it on the silly things (itself, NHS, the idle and lazy, and so on).

Additionally, as a significant proportion of the electorate are some of the thickest mammals every discovered, they seem to think that "the rich" should pay for everything, without realising there aren't enough of "the rich" to do so, and they get all excited when "the rich" get hit with ever higher taxes and can't see that actually reduces revenue into the treasury.

This NHS wank, which will be "fair", won't be fair either.  It won't be paid for by those who use it (that's fair), but again the taxes will be from "the rich", and no doubt done in such a way that will mean it won't work, but the thicko masses will be like safari park chimps over it.

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General Discussion Area / Re: TV electrical woes
« on: Yesterday at 16:45:59 »
But Rods2, Linux sucks.

Granted, it pays the mortgage and the bills, so I'm glad it sucks. But it still sucks.

Did I mention it sucks?

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General Discussion Area / Re: Another Darwin from America....
« on: Yesterday at 16:41:30 »
Normally, I'd say ban gayTube, it has no useful purpose, ever.

But in this case, I think we all need to praise gaytube. One less mong is a small step forward for mankind.

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General Car Chat / Re: Car Parts 4 Less
« on: Yesterday at 16:37:28 »
Apparently 86% of all new cars are on some kind of finance deal,never felt the desire personally but each to his/her own
Wrong thread, Mr HD ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Car Parts 4 Less
« on: Yesterday at 16:36:55 »
I ordered 2.5 litres of Triple QX interior cleaner and 2.5 litres of Triple QX tyre/bumper cleaner this week for the princely sum of 3.80 delivered..........the interior cleaner has arrived, the tyre/bumper cleaner is still to come....
Reckon that would restore the black side rub strips fitted to many Vx ages ago, including my Battlebus?

Try rubbing in a little used engine oil....I used to do that on a car that had black plastic front and rear bumpers that had faded, used to bring them up a treat :y
I actually use WD40, which does bring it up half decent, but doesn't last too long.

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General Car Chat / Re: OOOPS!!
« on: Yesterday at 16:35:20 »
you can set up a text reminder service free of charge for MOT  :y
Yep, Dot Gov already have your email address if you tax your Car online together with your Bank details, so would kinda make sense to give them your Mob Number as well.

My Vx dealer that I use automatically sends communications about the renewal of my MOT well before it is due ;)
Most garages do (or did, before this new abortion of a law) as obviously they want your business.  It worked for everyone :).  Then the do-gooders and thick people had a brainfart idea to bugger that up.

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General Car Chat / Re: Insignia 2.0cdti auto as tow car
« on: Yesterday at 16:33:02 »
Unfortunately most, even if they genuinely intend to, don't. And therein lies the crux of their peril...

And points do not outweigh the interest if you don't pay it off religiously. They merely become another justification.

Yes, agreed, it takes discipline. If you start to not pay off the full amount, you'll get in trouble quite quickly.

*IF* you are able to ensure always paid off, its a useful tool.  But I never buy anything on the CC unless I have the money in my current account to cover it.

It does mount up and it is easy to put more on plastic than you can remember.

Last month I had  CC bills of more than 8000 spread over 4 or 5 cards. Most of it was petrol for the bid red pussy. ::)

8 thousand?  ???
A mere drop in the ocean for the Lincolnshire Lord :)

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You seem to be having a lot of trouble with your Jag TB?  ???  :-\
Not quite as much as you are with the beemer :P


Usual shit, having to deal with all the bodges from dealers and garages.  This one has made what should be a nice, easy, quick job into a PITA.

It'll be rear tyres next, they are starting to look sorry for themselves, at a smidgeon over 2mm.

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General Car Chat / Re: Insignia 2.0cdti auto as tow car
« on: Yesterday at 09:22:42 »
Unfortunately most, even if they genuinely intend to, don't. And therein lies the crux of their peril...

And points do not outweigh the interest if you don't pay it off religiously. They merely become another justification.

Yes, agreed, it takes discipline. If you start to not pay off the full amount, you'll get in trouble quite quickly.

*IF* you are able to ensure always paid off, its a useful tool.  But I never buy anything on the CC unless I have the money in my current account to cover it.

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Its simply a split dust cover on the calliper piston. But they are not available from dealer, and the docs clearly state when that happens, the whole calliper has to be replaced :(
As there are plenty of exchange ones available, repair kits must be available.  And a colleague you used to work in the trade has just identified one :y

10 is cheaper than 280 ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: TV electrical woes
« on: Yesterday at 08:54:08 »
Given the age, visibly look at the electrolytic caps.

Its also possibly in the era of the start of lead free, which might prove challenging.

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