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General Discussion Area / Went to RIAT today
« on: 15 July 2018, 16:47:55 »
Went on the shuttle bus.....

Was too hot for me....walked up the stalls both sides....prob about a 4 mile walk!

I got burnt on all the exposed bits, arms mainly as I wore a tshirt…..

Just got home....knackered!

Im sure some else who went, would have taken pics they can post on this thread....

General Discussion Area / Re: Had a call from EDF yesterday
« on: 14 July 2018, 15:28:17 »
I have a vague memory of some rule that they cant make you pay after a certain time has passed, as long as you haven't been responsible for not paying bills sent to you.
My daughter had a situation where she signed up for dual fuel direct debit but they only took money out of her account for gas. After a couple of years they realised they had cocked up, so sent her a huge bill with a letter threatening legal action, and then a few days later cut off her electricity, without warning.
It was Christmas eve when this happened and she was in bed suffering with a severe asthma attack.
Once recovered she got her very sharp teeth into them, and was informed that legally she didn't have to pay for the electricity they billed her for, but they compensated her for the treatment she received.

Quite correct  :y Its 12 months . When I changed to my energy supplier, they failed to collect the DD for over 12 months. They sent me a big bill. After doing some research on the OFGEM website, I found this out. I threatened to submit the case to OFGEM for them to decide, all of a sudden, I got another bill, with the 12+ months taken off   ;)

I was only paying £39/month for my gas and leccy, but last month they put it up to £43/month  :o

General Discussion Area / Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« on: 09 July 2018, 16:43:55 »
Was planning to head to 7th floor of our new carpark for this and try to get some snaps, as we are parallel to the Heathrow flight path. (Osterley) But someone scheduled a meeting for this time  >:(

Normally I'd chance it, but it's a my project board one.  :(

I assume you use an online planner (outlook or whatever) , you were a bit slow on marking the time in your planner as busy  ::) ;D

General Discussion Area / Re: Novichok claims first UK victim
« on: 09 July 2018, 16:37:09 »
From a legal point of view how can this possibly be classed as murder before any real evidence is gathered to suggest that someone or group deliberately targeted this civilian woman who has no obvious connection with intelligence services of either Russia, UK, USA, or any other country.

Everything is pointing to an "accidental" poisoning from a receptacle or item that has connection to the original attempted murder of the ex-Russian agent and his partner in Salisbury.  This is "manslaughter" if it can ever be proved, and the CPS excepting to take on such a case! ::)

Typical media jumping to conclusions.

From my local paper.....

Counter-terrorism detectives leading the enquiry announced on Sunday night they had launched a murder probe

General Discussion Area / Re: Happy Birthday OOF
« on: 08 July 2018, 10:33:39 »
Happy birfday TB and OOF  :y

General Car Chat / Re: Fuel Duty
« on: 06 July 2018, 17:00:49 »
My local hospital is the infamous Colchester General. It should be bulldozed with at least half the staff locked inside.
If Im ever in need of emergency care and am conscious, I will insist on being taken to Chelmsford.
Im so grateful for my private healthcare provided by my employer.

They patched me up OK then I fell off my bicycle in the early '90's. :y

It's possible I'd had one too many at the time. :-[

I also agree on health tourists, but in a country that voted not to have ID cards, I don't see how the NHS can turn people away as it has no means to prove entitlement or otherwise. ::)

My local tip has a system that you have to prove that you live in the local area or you carnt tip.
I usually show them my driving license, but they will take proof if you show utility bill, council tax bill.

NHS could do the same to check you live in the UK  :-\

General Discussion Area / Re: My new favourite beer.
« on: 30 June 2018, 15:44:26 »
Some of the craft beers at £1.29 0.5l are very good at Aldi, a couple of my favourites are "Wild Bill's IPA" at 5% and "Old Empire IPA" at 5.7%, both have a very hoppy flavour. :y

While the weather is hot I don't mind drinking, ice cold, one of the German brewed lagers as they are brewed according to the German purity laws and have a reasonable flavour. At the moment I'm drinking Lidl's Perlenbacher Pils at 4.8% and 89p for 0.5l. :y You can split a pack & buy them individually, but it always seems so much easier to me to buy the full 18. ::) ::) ::)

I bought a fridge pack (12 tins) of Brewdog Punk IPA today, 5.6% and that too has a nice hoppy taste  :y

General Car Chat / Pollen Filter
« on: 27 June 2018, 12:28:45 »
If you think changing a pollen filter on a Mondeo is a 5 min job.....your wrong!

I thought Id treat it to a new pollen filter, seeing how filthy the air filter was. I assumed it to be a 5-10 min job....I was wrong too  :o

The filter sits on top of the blower motor, which someone in Ford design, decided the best place for it, is behind the centre dash.  :o

To get to it...

Remove the sound deadening material under the glovebox
Drop the fusebox down (that you now see) , unclip it and push it away to the left
Remove the glovebox...I kid you not!
You can now see the pollen filter housing lid hidden behind the centre dash

An hour later its all back together again ….. well done Ford  ::)

General Car Chat / Re: Turbo lag
« on: 26 June 2018, 04:41:27 »
An engines gotta breathe. Go well too them Mondeos is it a tdci newish?

Its a 63plate  :y

As James says it certainly shifts when you want it to....and the fuel comp in it is also hovering around the 50mpg mark  :y

General Car Chat / Turbo lag
« on: 24 June 2018, 12:44:47 »
My 2.0TD Mondeo, recently purchased, was suffering from turbo lag....most noticeably in 2nd and 3rd gear.
Having a google on it, it was suggested that either I had a vacuum leak or the EGR valve was 'gummed' up.

So I was ready to book it into a garage to sort out....

But, having changed the air filter...which I reckon had never been changed in its life...

The turbo lag has disapeared!! ..... Im amazed! 

General Discussion Area / Re: Media Negativity
« on: 23 June 2018, 14:20:05 »
You pay less in stamp duty this year than last year!  :)

Well you do if its your main home, otherwise if its a second home you have to 3% extra stamp duty  :y

General Discussion Area / Re: Media Negativity
« on: 23 June 2018, 14:12:48 »
You pay less in stamp duty this year than last year!  :)

Omega General Help / Re: Hand brake woes ... :(
« on: 23 June 2018, 13:59:18 »
Just leave it in P and don't use the handbrake....I never did...job jobbed  :y

Runs and hides  ;D
"Will that be the usual hand brake service and MoT Sir?"

FYI It never failed the MOT on the handbrake, not even once  ;)

General Car Chat / Re: Car Parts 4 Less
« on: 23 June 2018, 13:34:35 »
I ordered 2.5 litres of Triple QX interior cleaner and 2.5 litres of Triple QX tyre/bumper cleaner this week for the princely sum of £3.80 delivered..........the interior cleaner has arrived, the tyre/bumper cleaner is still to come....
Reckon that would restore the black side rub strips fitted to many Vx ages ago, including my Battlebus?

Try rubbing in a little used engine oil....I used to do that on a car that had black plastic front and rear bumpers that had faded, used to bring them up a treat :y

General Car Chat / Re: Car Parts 4 Less
« on: 23 June 2018, 13:30:33 »
Just popped into ECP to get an air filter for the Mondeo... £5.25 (1/2 price)  :y

I think the Mondeo will thank me for it, judging by how filthy the old one Ive just taken out.  :o
I reckon its the first time its been changed. That's main dealer servicing for you!

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