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General Discussion Area / I am not a robot
« on: 19 March 2019, 09:54:48 »
I have spent countless hours clicking on pictures of traffic lights, bicycles, buses etc. trying to access some previously easily accessible sites. >:( >:( >:( I've given up on some, (including Topcashback, which is annoying) as life is too short. Has anyone discovered a way around these tedious systems?

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General Car Chat / Dashcam
« on: 05 March 2019, 12:31:15 »
I have had a dashcam for a while, but never needed to look at the card yet. A friend just had a new Lexus, and had them put one in, and it came with instructions that to comply with some law he must put stickers on all points of entry to the vehicle, stating that it is/may be recording! Is this now the law? If so I guess I need some stickers. >:(

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General Discussion Area / Any experts on Consumer Rights?
« on: 22 February 2019, 20:36:54 »
In December 2018 I had a pair of patio doors fitted. There are draughts from under the bottom of the fixed panel, and also from the vertical join with the sliding section.
I complained within a week to the supplier, who came after Christmas and refitted the doors. They are still draughty and are unacceptable. I have told the supplier, who says he will fit a different type at cost price, but still expects me to pay for the faulty doors. I have told him (outside the 30 days, but I did report the faults almost immediately) that I reject the doors as unfit for purpose and that they are of unsatisfactory quality. I have not paid for them. He also says I cannot have them replaced by another installer as they are his property.
Where do I stand legally? Can I have them replaced by another installer?

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General Discussion Area / Digital caliper
« on: 13 January 2019, 12:17:14 »
Picked one up from Lidl for a tenner yesterday. Excellent value, reads inches or mm. :y

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General Discussion Area / PPI Refund
« on: 03 January 2019, 09:19:30 »
Hooray, we are about to become rich! :y :y :y

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Test Zone / Changing Diff oil
« on: 24 December 2018, 17:13:39 »
A suggested cheat amendment to Mark's guide which I used successfully on both mine to avoid splitting the case.
With the car jacked as in the guide, remove the filler plug, and using an extractor pump and tube, remove the old oil, then use an appropriate filler bottle to fill with the correct amount and type of replacement oil. :y

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General Discussion Area / Xmas
« on: 24 December 2018, 16:58:14 »
May I wish all OOFers a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year, and my special thanks The Boy for running the site, and to all those who offer help to us lesser mortals.
Kind regards
Chris :y :y :y

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Omega General Help / Brake pipe part numbers
« on: 15 December 2018, 10:54:03 »
Does anyone have the part numbers for the 4 flexible brake pipes, 3.2 '51 plate, please? :y

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General Car Chat / Roadside repairs
« on: 09 December 2018, 11:24:47 »
I was musing on how much easier it was in my early days of motoring. A friend returning from leave in a pre-war Austin 10 or similar, threw a big end. He pulled into a lay by, drained and dropped the sump, fitted a set of big-ends, and still got back to camp without sanction. While cars are of course mechanically much more reliable these days, the sort of problems we encounter causing breakdown are exponentially more difficult to fix without suitable spares and equipment. :(

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General Car Chat / Gixer
« on: 21 November 2018, 19:53:15 »
Any news on his V8 project?

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General Discussion Area / Patio Doors
« on: 03 November 2018, 11:57:38 »
We are about to replace our 25 yr old south facing patio doors, and in an effort to reduce glare we have been recommended Pilkington sun-activ for the outer pane and 'k' glass for the inner pane. However in an old thread elsewhere I read that the k glass can look slightly opaque when the sun is at a certain angle. Can anyone shed any light (pun intended 8)) on this?
Research shows that Pilkington offer many types of specialist glass, so picking the right one to give some glare protection from the sun, with optimum thermal value is tricky. :-\

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General Car Chat / Disco diesel
« on: 28 October 2018, 13:03:42 »
Friends daughter has a Disco diesel which has to have the additive (pigs urine?) topped up ocsnly. Apparently it is done free under 3 year warranty. Does it have to be done by JLR or is this a commonly avlbl additive?

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General Discussion Area / Conservatory roof.
« on: 16 October 2018, 19:38:36 »
Does anyone have knowledge or experience of the various systems offered for insulating conservatory rooves?

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General Discussion Area / Paddington 24
« on: 16 October 2018, 11:49:32 »
Was watching this last night as they changed a broken rail. A gang arrived to do the urgently required work and did not have the correct sized spanner to undo the nuts holding the railkeeper in place!!!!!
Is it any wonder our rail network is in chaos. :-X

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General Discussion Area / Musical memories
« on: 01 September 2018, 19:43:58 »
We all have those songs/numbers that have made an impact. One particular favourite of mine was the Four Tops, 'I'll be there'. I was working in the garage re-building a 1931 Ariel Square Four when I first heard it. Simon Dee, the DJ, (I know, you've never heard of him,) was so impressed, he played it twice in succession on the wireless radio. I was lucky enough to have lived through, and enjoyed, the '60's and Motown music, etc.
What was the record that had an impact on you, and why?

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