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I should really put some electricity in the black pussy, but I jumped in the shower to get the exhaust rust out of my hair, and am now in full CBA mode  :-[

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: xenon bulb upgrade.
« on: Yesterday at 16:14:10 »
For HID, the best illumination comes from the 4.1 - 4.4k, which is why most car manufacturers put in 4.2 or 4.3k HID bulbs.

Anything higher are show bulbs really, and the higher you go, the lower level of illumination you get.


Note, HID bulbs start to degrade as you use them, so don't try to compare a new 6k HID with a 18yr old 4.2k bulb, as the 18yr old one will be pretty shot.

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Not car related, but OOF related.

Received a parcel yesterday, but only opened it today.  It was from that nice Kevin Wood fella.

Thanks Kevin :y

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Hyundai washed, Subaru washed , Mercedes Polished got to admit that I had 2 of the Grandsons assisting ! All gleaming now .
Blimey, the water would freeze before it left the hose around these parts today. Brrrrr….

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And also discovered the backbox is shot. But I think its original
£45 and triple nectar points in January if you purchase from your favorite internet auction site  :y
it's got one of those wire wool rig type donut gaskets though   ,so more expense  ::) and if original , I doubt the 2 special bolts either side of the joint will play ball  :-\

have the speeding and parking fines started landing on your doormat for it yet ?  :o
Backbox replaced, along with brillo pad wire wool gasket.  Both bolts came out as well as could be expected, but I couldn't an M8 1.0mm nut, so had to replace one with a normal M8 nut and bolt, as the mid section thread for one of them wasn't going to be man enough.

Heatsheild reattached to the chassis, which was the main issue that made me look yesterday, only reason backbox was knackered was because one of the hangers had rusted loose.


Thanks to that Gixer fella for use of his warm garage, as I've decided I'm now far too old to be rolling around a driveway in sub zero temps...

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General Discussion Area / Re: Thought I was in the UK
« on: 19 January 2019, 18:12:55 »
Heck you are right , it is Tuesdays and Wednesdays it is closed.

Days are a blur.

Probate is Oxford for Leicester . Cant wait if we have to put in a personal appearance. I remember how easy and cheap parking was 25 years ago  ;D

Cant believe im saying this, but use the park and ride, Oxford is the worst city in the world for strangers driving a car!guessing you will be a45 then a34, so first turn to oxford is peartree an park an ride is right there
The Oxfordians - a very strange and unique breed - ensure that taking a car into Oxford is so antisocial that they make it nigh on impossible to do so.  If you do manage to drive in past all their attempts to stop you, they will butt raped you on parking.  Its probably some of the most expensive town centre parking in the country.

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 19 January 2019, 18:08:56 »
And also discovered the backbox is shot. But I think its original

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 19 January 2019, 18:04:28 »
Located and recovered the Battlebus...

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General Discussion Area / Re: Silly old duffer
« on: 18 January 2019, 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: 18 January 2019, 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: 18 January 2019, 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: 18 January 2019, 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: 18 January 2019, 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: 18 January 2019, 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: 18 January 2019, 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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