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Messages - Kevin Wood

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General Car Chat / Re: VW 2.0l Passat DTI DSG
« on: Today at 09:42:31 »
I must know about half a dozen people who have had DSG VAG cars.
Every one of them had to sell it cheap or face a daft bill for a new gearbox at about 100-150k miles.
Probably fine if you're going to buy it new and not rack up the miles, but a manual or conventional slushbox are the only options durable enough to take a car into high mileage.
You might well bet bored with the way it drives before the gearbox dies, mind. ;)
I  shall be quite happily bored if mine lasts for another few years Kevin.  :y
Bored with how a Passat drives, not an Omega... ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: VW 2.0l Passat DTI DSG
« on: Yesterday at 18:36:57 »
I must know about half a dozen people who have had DSG VAG cars.
Every one of them had to sell it cheap or face a daft bill for a new gearbox at about 100-150k miles.
Probably fine if you're going to buy it new and not rack up the miles, but a manual or conventional slushbox are the only options durable enough to take a car into high mileage.
You might well bet bored with the way it drives before the gearbox dies, mind. ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 17 August 2018, 15:37:16 »
Today I swapped my MG ZTT estate for a 2.3 Merc CLK Avantguarde with out paying any money out,well pleasede as its corrosion free and with 200bhp suitably brisk :y :y

Wow  :o

Pictures?  :)

https://ibb.co/neWqtK

Very nice, Henry!

TB will be along in a moment to tell you that they are all rusty parts-bin sh*tboxes that drive like a horse cart.. but pay him no heed ;D ;D
You forgot the bit about them only being suitable for pensioners.  ;)

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Omega General Help / Re: Key fob repair
« on: 17 August 2018, 13:01:03 »
I have a few of the buttons in a drawer...

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General Discussion Area / Re: Talking Of Lavvies.....
« on: 17 August 2018, 08:36:39 »
The Home Office has just spent 36,000 of our hard earned installing gender neutral toilets in its offices.  ::)  This figure includes 8070.70p for signage!!  :o  >:( 

Anyway according to the Daily Wail women don't like using them as they find it distressing when men don't close the cubicle door behind them.  ::) 

Who'd have thunk it!  :D  ;D

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6065075/Female-Home-Office-employees-refusing-use-new-36-000-gender-neutral-toilets.html

What about the other 57 genders we have these days? ::)
They'd have spent a lot more on signage if they'd had to cope with all of them individually. ;D

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Nobody has mentioned the "TheBoy Milton Keynes" test, I notice. ::)
And that's why I use LM on my sliders. And (proper) coppaslip on pad backings.

Across MK, if you try reasonably hard, you can exceed the limits of fresh, new DOT4.  200+ bhp, 1800kgs plus driver, small pads,  and if your unlucky, a need to come to a standstill every half a mile is hard on the brakes.

Brings back memories of my mate's kit car when we were on our way to Ireland. From caliper stuck on a little, and got a tad warm, then the bearing grease melted, dripped out of the hub and melted the tyre sidewall on its way down. All from a triumph dolloposhite 1500 engine, and he didn't notice the drag until the bearing seized.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Home Network Question
« on: 16 August 2018, 15:54:54 »
Yes, in a nice 2m location here too, to the south-west, at least. I half - heartedly put a beam up a few years back, not particularly high. 3rd station I worked was in Northern Spain. I too should do more, really.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Home Network Question
« on: 16 August 2018, 14:20:51 »
FTFY. I was connected to a wireless IP network in 1988.. at a mighty 1.2 kbps. 8)

I was doing packet radio in 1988! If I was lucky, I'd get 9600 baud. More frequently it was closer to 1200 baud.

I never got 9600 BAUD working. Nobody else local to talk to at that speed.  ::)

Actually, I came across a G3RUH modem card in the loft a couple of days ago... ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Home Network Question
« on: 16 August 2018, 12:49:43 »

Which was probably true, in 19865 ;D

FTFY. I was connected to a wireless IP network in 1988.. at a mighty 1.2 kbps. 8)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Home Network Question
« on: 16 August 2018, 12:01:47 »
That's windows networkingcomputers for you. ;)

Fixed that for you, Kevin ;D

I mean, I've worked in IT for over 20 years, I know they are devices that operate on logic; but they sure as heck give all impressions to the contrary ;D

[edit] I am reminded of this, for some reason: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQGtucrJ8hM

 ;D

I've never understood how you can have Windows machines connected together at 1GBPS yet they seem to take 10 minutes to find each other - if at all.

How can you make it this bad?

.. and then, your VPN connection drops, and the machine had (miraculously) picked up a device at the other end of it, so windows explorer blocks until that device responds, but it's never going to. Did nobody tell them that things on a network are only sometimes there? >:(

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I've used them at music festivals. Not sure I would in the street. :-\

Music festivals are a special case on account of the volume of beer my body is required to process. ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Home Network Question
« on: 16 August 2018, 09:35:25 »
The Dell laptop has 'lost'  the Toshiba laptop.

Nothing has altered on the settings of either machine :(

It's magically appeared back this morning :o

Have you tried turning it off and back on again?  ;D :D ;D

I did several restarts yesterday on both machines, the Toshiba would not show up on the Dell.

This morning it does, weird.
That's windows networking for you. ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Terrorist attack?
« on: 15 August 2018, 16:48:23 »
Talking of bicyclists, ALL the roads around here are being closed for a whole day meaning that I will only be able to drive to work via the A3 via Havant or the A23 via Arundel, Worthing and Hove >:(

So that will be a day in a hotel at work as it's between shifts >:(
Not tempted to cycle to work, then? ;)
Driving via Hove would probably be quicker ;D

 ;D

Mind where you leave the keys, won't you?:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/11/seatac-airport-seattle-plane-takes-off-without-permission

Actually, I think there's something in the water, so maybe take some leave until it calms down?

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/utah-plane-crash-duane-youd-cessna-home-dies-released-from-jail-today-2018-08-13/

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General Discussion Area / Re: Terrorist attack?
« on: 15 August 2018, 16:35:37 »
Talking of bicyclists, ALL the roads around here are being closed for a whole day meaning that I will only be able to drive to work via the A3 via Havant or the A23 via Arundel, Worthing and Hove >:(

So that will be a day in a hotel at work as it's between shifts >:(
Not tempted to cycle to work, then? ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: MOT prices
« on: 15 August 2018, 16:33:32 »
I have been paying the same 40 to my MOT place for almost as long as I can remember.They only do MOT,s and every year the same guys has a chat about the Omega and says he wished every car he saw was as well maintained,so for the praise alone I,m happy to pay the 40.

Thats a coincidence,Tunnie,as my 3.2 Elite was supplied from new by Fox,s at Camberley according to old documents I have.

They must only do service now? The garage in town is where the Peugeot one was, it's under Eden.

Perhaps there was a Fox branch there? As the service/MOT place only do that, no sales. Wonder if it was always separate.  :-\

IIRC, there was a big Fox Vauxhall dealership on the BVR years ago. My Dad nearly bought his Senator there, but they upset him so he went to one on the A322 in Knaphill / Bisley, IIRC. I don't think either of them are there any more.

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