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Messages - Kevin Wood

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General Car Chat / Re: Omega Entertainment success
« on: 12 March 2019, 21:13:19 »
Im happy enough with the Bose in my car. My ears are truly wrecked anyway. Got tinnitus in the right one and the left one aint great either.  ::)

Yes, got a bit of that myself. It prompted me to buy my dream pair of "wife unfriendly" speakers while I can still enjoy them and just soak up the flack. ;D

General Car Chat / Re: Omega Entertainment success
« on: 12 March 2019, 14:14:03 »
Problem is Lizzie is we seem to going backwards in terms of REAL Sound Quality is this modern age of ours, most of the these so called Bluetooth Devices or Mini Pod Speakers peeps use to deliver there Sounds today are far from what we would term as HiFi in the old days.

Started my Electonics Career as a Sound Engineer in a Studio then a HiFi / Audio Engineer and whilst then I would had to have listened to some Snap, Crackle and Hiss the quality far out performs most of the modern mini and portable junk sold these days

The real tragedy is that music is now being mastered to suit shitty Bluetooth speakers so it sounds appalling no matter what you play it on. It's a good job I don't listen to much music that was recorded past the '80s. ::)

You can't change the laws of physics. If you want decent sound reproduction, you need to give over a significant chunk of living room space to speakers. People of today can't be @rsed with that, so end up with god awful sound bars, or even echo dots and the like as their music source.

They got blown away when they hear a decent system, but then say they'd like to hear it from a smaller box, as if that's even remotely plausible. ;D

General Car Chat / Re: Need Oil - 50% Off before Midnight.
« on: 12 March 2019, 11:21:01 »
the trade club semi is still cheaper from TB's fave internet auction site @38 for 20L delivered  :P
I cant comprehend why people piss about with egay for this sort of stuff. Too expensive, and my issues getting the right stuff delivered in a sensible time frame are well documented.

Ordered some standard 10w40 semi (and some more expensive stuff for the Pussy) at 11:30, 24.99+VAT from dealer. It was delivered by 14:30.

The reason people use ecp/what is there aren't many trade club dealers left,  we haven't got one near hoof'land any more, we use to have 3, we now have 0. Think neatest is now Kettering.  :'(

.. or they get tired of the "I'll just have to get the manager..." routine every time they try to purchase something. ::)

General Car Chat / Re: Earnie...
« on: 12 March 2019, 11:19:26 »
Plus...the e-golf looks so much better than the leaf.  :y

I suppose a VAG car without an engine is, at least, a better option than a VAG car with a VAG engine, gearbox, etc.. :y

General Car Chat / Re: Jag Experts.
« on: 11 March 2019, 16:38:26 »
I dare say Uncle Stemo will be out on the rob all week with all these fences blown down with the wind  ::)
looks like i'll be busy too ,repairing fences  ;D
Nah. I've been knocking on old ladies' doors telling them the wind has damaged their ridge tiles. Yon know, the ones you can't see from the street. I'll do the job dead cheap, but I need a small payment up front for materials.
Oh, @rse! That reminds me. >:(

General Car Chat / Re: Jag Experts.
« on: 10 March 2019, 19:24:12 »
I bet Sir Lyons is revving quite well in his grave with this talk of tractors. ;D

General Discussion Area / Re: Don't Remember !
« on: 09 March 2019, 12:28:57 »

Not possible if the AAIB findings were inadmissible :-X

Which is almost as convenient as memory loss, especially when the only fault with the aircraft was the person flying it.

The AIIB are there to improve safety not apportion responsibility. If they immediately turned over everything they learnt to the courts / police at the first sign of litigation, I'm guessing they'd get minimal support from the stakeholders they rely on. Has always been thus.

Besides, the AAIB report contains very little of interest other than that the aircraft did what it did by manipulation of the controls rather than bits falling off it. Something that I'm sure the evidence presented to the trial will have independently established.

General Car Chat / Re: Jump Starting Modern Cars
« on: 08 March 2019, 19:18:25 »
Cant you just kindly, properly trickle charge it. That's always the safest way.

Batteries don't like being left for days on end in a low state of charge, so its fair to assume the battery won't last that long now anyway.

Yep, and letting the alternator charge it at a 100 Amp rate after you've jump started it probably won't do it any favours either.
Time is clearly not an issue here so I'd just put a trickle charger across it for a couple of days and then try it.

General Discussion Area / Re: Airshow Safety
« on: 08 March 2019, 16:10:42 »
I don't believe the AAIB report was legally admissable.

TBH, gross negligence is a high bar to prove "beyond reasonable doubt". This is why we have offences of "Causing death by.." on the roads.

Having said that, I'm pretty sure the video shows a sharp heave back on the stick seconds before impact which suggests the seat-stick interface was operational. :-X

Then again, we don't know what evidence+advice was presented to the jury.

Omega General Help / Re: V6 Timing belt
« on: 08 March 2019, 15:49:50 »
I always wonder why to change the backplate, its included to kits I use and I change it but I do not understand why. I might not be a wearing part?

I seem to recall that at some point they changed the design of the backplate so perhaps it became part of the cam belt kit to ensure it was swapped at the next belt change?

There's certainly no need to change it. I always buy the cheapest kit I can find and use the existing backplate if the supplied on isn't compatible.

General Discussion Area / Re: Airshow Safety
« on: 08 March 2019, 15:44:58 »
Shoreham Pilot Mr Andy Hill acquitted

I'm saying nowt ... :(

It appears to have worked in his case. :-\

General Car Chat / Re: Jump Starting Modern Cars
« on: 08 March 2019, 15:43:22 »
The jump leads don't have an impact, you don't get surges as a result which will impact the ECU's, in fact modern ECUs are more robust than ever

I was going to say: Cars have contained ECUs for decades. What makes manufcaturers suddenly unable to design one that can cope with a jump start?  :-\

I am quite prerared to believe that Mercedes can't design one that can cope with a jump start, mind. :-X

General Car Chat / Re: Vauxhall Signum......appreciating asset.
« on: 08 March 2019, 13:45:06 »
At least with a 3.0 Omega lump in it, the MG stands a reasonable chance of starting and running long enough to be driven for the power to completely overwhelm the primitive suspension. ;)


General Car Chat / Re: Jump Starting Modern Cars
« on: 08 March 2019, 13:42:47 »
Car: 2014 E-Class E220 CDI.

I parked it up towards end of Jan, as I could not force myself to drive it any more. It's been left on a driveway since, it's going to be used again by MotherT.

Can I jump it as I would an Omega? (if it fails to start?)

Anything special I should do?  :-\
What was wrong with the car that made you stop driving it?
He hasn't reached retirement age yet. ;)

I was going to say, if you're in the West bit of Surrey I'm sure I've got my original non-cruise stalk somewhere just over the border in Hampshire.

You'd be welcome to it even just as a stop gap.

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