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General Discussion Area / Re: Best karaoke song...
« on: 09 June 2018, 17:33:36 »
As I walk home, I'm starting to wonder if I'll regret the third pint of Plum Porter tomorrow.

I had pints and pints of that stuff at a music festival the weekend before last. Lovely. :-*

No after effects. Sure would have remembered it if there were as I was camping, with one loo per eleventy million punters. ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Best karaoke song...
« on: 09 June 2018, 10:25:17 »
This brings back very bad memories of the time a mate of mine tried to sing Cotton Eye Joe in a bar in Rhodes.  :-X

I pretended I didn't know him for the rest of the evening. ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: I suppose that was inevitable
« on: 08 June 2018, 17:57:03 »
On the plus side - look! They've lasted half a tank of fuel. :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Toyota 1Q?
« on: 08 June 2018, 17:56:15 »
Having cleaned yet more dog crap of the back, and given it a bit a a vacuum clean, the stink is starting to get better.

So, road tax is low, about £30 or so I think, and almost 60 mpg ! I'm thinking we might hang onto it as a runabout and see how it goes, 2009 and only 27,500 miles. I'll be looking into repair costs which I think will be pretty high as it may need to go to an official dealer. 60 mpg ! almost as good as my MV6 3.2   ::)
.

To help get rid of odour, put some fresh coffee granules in a bowl leave under the seat, also try a bowl of scented cat litter.

Yep, or cut open a bag of charcoal and leave it in there for a while.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Mind boggling
« on: 07 June 2018, 20:55:47 »
What I don't understand is, non-stop or not, why the Hell would you want to come to this Country if you live in Australia….

Culture, history, family roots, an absence of poisonous creatures..... I thought about mentioning, English spoken properly, manners and civilised behaviour, but they are from a bygone era now.
Then there's the beer that's actually chewable... ::)
FYFY Mr W...
Indeed.. :y And black. I'm going through a phase where it needs to look like old engine oil. :-*

EDIT: But not Guinness, natch. :(

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Omega General Help / Re: Gearbox issues
« on: 07 June 2018, 19:17:27 »
Remember the gearbox level needs to be checked / topped up hot with the engine running. :y

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Before you slag me off, Lizzie, let me tell you what a mature female student of mine once said to me:
"Ron, even women don't understand women, so what chance do YOU stand?"  :P

Ron.

Yep. I am chairman of a (predominantly male) radio society. Mrs KW is on the committee of a WI branch. It's interesting to compare notes from committee meetings.

For me, a good committee meeting is one where we get together over a beer and decide what we're going to do for the next couple of months and who is going to do it, then have time for more beer.

For her, a good committee meeting is seemingly one where nobody's eyes get scratched out. ;D

Is the WI still all 'Jam and Jerusalem' or has it changed? :)
Well, they decided to start a WI branch that meets during the evening to attract younger ladies and it worked.. They range in age from mid 20's upwards. Jam and Jerusalem don't seem to feature much, as far as I can tell. Alcohol, on the other hand... ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 07 June 2018, 14:33:17 »
Well, the shop next door was "Pets at Home". I must have wandered in there by mistake. ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: This weekend’s toy...
« on: 07 June 2018, 13:50:35 »
There are some nice places outside of Leeds but it`s not the place it used to be, I was brought up in Yeadon near Leeds and Bradford airport and it was regarded posh, even though it wasn`t but I wouldn`t move back there now, even though where I live isn`t great.

Leeds doesn`t get any higher than an E in the insurance ratings which speaks for itself.

In six years I`m mortgage free so I might be tempted to move east towards Beverley, some lovely places out that way. York is nice too but to much of a flood risk.

I have been thinking Ossett area, Wakefield.  :-\

I went to ossett and came away with a wife.

 ;D ;D ;D

Already got one of those, so not a problem.  :D

I believe it's acceptable to have more than one wife in Leeds Tunnie!  :)

;D ;D ;D ;D

.. he's already mostly filled a Zafira. Get the snip before trying anything like that, Tunnie, for God's sake! ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 07 June 2018, 13:47:16 »
Realised the exhaust was about to part company with the side of the car.

.. and that the exhaust bobbins I purchased a few weeks back are completely the wrong size. :(

It's a Caterfield, so I assume you'll be fixing it with bailing wire and duct tape? ;)
No, actually, with a new exhaust bobbin from Hafrauds. Yep, you could knock me down with a feather. Something useful there. It doesn't even have any blue LEDs on it. :o

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General Car Chat / Re: My turn for a clutch problem - Astra H
« on: 07 June 2018, 11:30:36 »
It turns out that the fluid or grease from the flywheel was leaking on to the starter motor so that needs replacing too.  It can be tough to start sometimes so that fits the overall picture. 
<Jinx>
At least the flipping mechanical roof still works (rare) ;D
</Jinx>

FTFY. :y

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Before you slag me off, Lizzie, let me tell you what a mature female student of mine once said to me:
"Ron, even women don't understand women, so what chance do YOU stand?"  :P

Ron.

Yep. I am chairman of a (predominantly male) radio society. Mrs KW is on the committee of a WI branch. It's interesting to compare notes from committee meetings.

For me, a good committee meeting is one where we get together over a beer and decide what we're going to do for the next couple of months and who is going to do it, then have time for more beer.

For her, a good committee meeting is seemingly one where nobody's eyes get scratched out. ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Mind boggling
« on: 07 June 2018, 11:24:14 »
From an airlines point of view it makes a lot of sense, where as it is much more fuel efficient without an additional landing and takeoff plus the extra airport fees, which not only includes the aircraft fees, but also fees per passenger.

This results in cheaper ticket prices and most people buy within reason the cheapest. This applies to most items in price or popularity lists: The top one will get about 65% of the sales, number 2 about 20%, number 3 about 10% and everybody else about 5%. ;) It is a brutal steep sided pyramid. :-[

Yep, an airliner in cruising flight is actually very efficient. It's getting it there through all the taxying, take-offs, landings and low level stooging around through complex airspace systems that are costly on fuel. If you can minimise that activity to happen only twice per journey there are serious advantages. I do wonder how much they have had to compromise on the loading to stretch the range this far, however.

But.. given how painful airports are to negotiate these days, I would happily pay a premium to avoid a stopover. Once I'm in my seat I really don't care how long I have to stay there.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Mind boggling
« on: 07 June 2018, 11:14:11 »
What I don't understand is, non-stop or not, why the Hell would you want to come to this Country if you live in Australia….

Culture, history, family roots, an absence of poisonous creatures..... I thought about mentioning, English spoken properly, manners and civilised behaviour, but they are from a bygone era now.
Then there's the beer that's actually drinkable... ::)

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I see they are re making 3" staffordshire blues  :)

and weathered imperial wire cut  :P

Lovely, you won`t be able to wall more than five courses at a time with those  :y
Less if you are making traditional lime mortar in the hope of sticking them together  ;D

though you would think ,the "new old bricks" would be a little more uniform than the 1890 originals
which vary 15mm in length  :P

So I would say brick technology  ,like cars have  moved on over the years
UNLIKE women ,fighting over petty things  :D  ;D

Yes Dave! I once thought that I understood women - then I woke up!  :D

Ron.

 :o :o :o :o :o  Both of you should be so ashamed of yourselves making such comments........now I could have a go about MEN, but I'm a lady! ::) ::) ;D ;D ;D :-* :-* ;)

That wouldn't take long, though, you see. Just ensure a suitable supply of beer, petrol and grilled meat products and we're happy. Next? :y

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