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General Discussion Area / Can't be my end can it?
« on: Yesterday at 20:57:37 »
Just of late-since the last update thing windows 10 do-when I click on a topic/section/another page it sometimes comes up in top left corner of screen "waiting for response" and then after a few seconds the screen will just go blank other times there'll be a short delay before the page appears.This doesn't happen on other forums/e bay/other sites so I don't think it can be a problem at my end,but if not what's causing it?

General Car Chat / Two Mercs
« on: Yesterday at 20:39:28 »
Been in a 64 plate SLK-not far so couldn't really judge on its comfort/handling-not keen on styling of these with long nose and dumpy rear end,but the dash I liked a lot it was uncluttered with instruments clear and easily read.Then I went in a later model C200-again not far-the styling was more pleasing to me but the dash appeared cluttered and less clear than the earlier car and had one of those gormless screen things stuck on top of dash like a chav special afterthought so that alone would put me off having one.If manufacturers must fit these screens why can't they integrate them into the dash design? >:(

General Discussion Area / Endeavour found?
« on: 19 September 2018, 18:49:49 »
A team of Australians believe they have found the remains of captain Cooks ship Endeavour although they admit further checks/tests are necessary to confirm this.Something of an ignominious end[albeit renamed Lord Sandwich2]for such a famous ship.At the end she was used as a prison ship during the American war of independence and was scuttled off Newport U.S.A. along with a dozen other ships.In the grand scheme of things it makes no real difference if is her or not,but I think it's always good[and historically interesting]to be able to pinpoint something like this.

General Discussion Area / Next Thursday evening
« on: 15 September 2018, 18:34:51 »
On Channel 5 at 8pm a new series of six programmes under the title Great British Ships begins.First in series is about H.M.S. Victory.I shall definitely be watching that one :y Hopefully they'll be decent serious programmes and not some wishy washy dumbed down affair.

General Discussion Area / Finally ending
« on: 14 September 2018, 21:55:34 »
I see that VW are at last finally ending production of the Beetle[the proper one not the modern thing]the final "celebration" cars will be made next year love them/hate them,good cars/bad cars it matters not it is still one of the most iconic cars ever produced-some say at the instigation of Hitler-and in some ways laid the ground work for that other iconic car the Porsche 911.VW say they're ending production to concentrate more resources on hybrid/fully electric vehicles.

General Discussion Area / Is two enough?
« on: 10 September 2018, 07:59:30 »
In yesterdays Moto2 race Romano Fenati grabbed a rivals front brake lever while they were doing about 125mph.Luckily the other rider managed to stay on the bike and not crash out.Fenati was black flagged and after reviewing the footage the governing body have given Fenati a 2 race ban.For such dangerous behaviour in an already dangerous sport is a 2 race ban enough?

General Car Chat / Some rental car
« on: 08 September 2018, 19:41:02 »
Woman who lives opposite me has an 8yr old Audi TT which at the beginning of the week was hit by an errant Suzuki driver whilst it was parked at the roadside.The Audi took the hit on the rear o/s bumper,the quarter panel.drivers door[oddly missing the door mirror]and front wing.Both o/s alloys were gouged and it was hit hard enough to shove it into the kerb damaging both n/s alloys.It also looks like the rear axle/suspension is bent.Anyway the Audi's owner has been to pick up a courtesy/rental car while insurance is sorted out,she was told they'd give her a 3 series BMW but when she went to fetch it was told she couldn't have that as it had been returned with various faults and needed new tyres too :o.However they said they'd let her have a Mercedes instead-which they have-and now she's running about in an 18 plate Mercedes S class 350d :D

Omega General Help / How fast
« on: 08 September 2018, 19:10:48 »
malcy-p's post on his "flat" engine brought up rev numbers at which the rams open.On my commute due to speed limits/weight of traffic the highest mine-3L auto-gets is a nudge over 2,000rpm[accelerating from a standstill and keeping up with other traffic]while most of the time it's circa 1,500rpm.The last time I had it to 70mph[a long long time ago for a variety of reasons]it was-from memory-running at something below 3,000revs,so how fast do you need to be going for these things to operate?

General Car Chat / Eye test
« on: 04 September 2018, 19:36:15 »
Yesterday some areas of the country[I think they said 9 areas but didn't specify where]began trials of roadside eye tests which if they prove successful are then mooted to be rolled out country wide.The idea is vehicles are randomly chosen and stopped if the driver can't read a number plate at the prescribed distance then their licence is suspended on the spot with immediate effect so they can no longer continue their journey unless of course there's another authorised driver in the vehicle[and who can presumably pass the eyesight test]Given the shortage of police for other duties I wonder how successful such tests can be?unless Vosa[as far as I know the only other agency with the powers to stop vehicles?]are to do this but have they the power to suspend a licence?

General Discussion Area / A success story?
« on: 02 September 2018, 14:53:53 »
The official engine supplier for next years Moto2 series[they're on control engines]will be Triumph :y I hope they manage to make good use of the opportunity.

General Discussion Area / Insurance renewal
« on: 31 August 2018, 19:44:44 »
Got this via post today as insurance runs out late next month.Nothing has changed from last year,full no claims,very much a second car[it's insured for 1,000mls per year]garaged when not in use,just me to drive[clean licence]fully comp social domestic and pleasure only-this is for the Omega by the way and this year they want just short of 250 :o which is a huge increase over last years premium >:( It's with Saga at present but I doubt it will be come the renewal date ;D

General Car Chat / Transit
« on: 30 August 2018, 20:23:23 »
Seen one of the VR46 editions of this today.Seems to me you get a Transit MS-RT[that's even embossed into the rear bumper]with a few small VR46 decals in yellow on it.Then there's a yellow bit on the steering wheel rim and a different pattern on the seat facings[to the ones in the MS-RT]and that seems to be it-Oh you get a [probably official merchandise]VR46 baseball cap too ;D This then adds about 6K to the price of the van taking it to the region of 40K-plus vat :o :o

General Discussion Area / Classic TT
« on: 29 August 2018, 21:10:41 »
Isle of Man Classic TT highlights are on ITV4 now and it's[part 2?] on again tomorrow night :y :y

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Radio behaviour
« on: 27 August 2018, 13:35:14 »
The CCR2006 in my Elite is kaput,it won't recognise that there are any CDs in it and although the radio itself plays it seems to pick at random the volume it's playing at :o Given this I've got it turned off so the date shows on the display,however every 3rd or 4th time I start the car it displays SAFE because the radio has for some reason decided to turn itself on.This is mildly annoying,but my main worry is that it might decide to turn itself on while the car is parked and flatten the battery,any ideas why it would do this?I'd take it out and sling it but that'd leave an unsightly[and annoying]hole in the fascia.

General Car Chat / DB5
« on: 22 August 2018, 08:05:38 »
It seems Aston Martin are to produce 25 "James Bond" DB5s complete with some-unspecified which-of the gadgets the film car had.It'll have a 4L straight 6 with "sympathetic upgrades"to make it more reliable although apparently the cars won't be road legal ???  Must be a bargain for someone at 2.75m a pop :o

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