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General Car Chat / Re: Zafira A 2.0 DTi service
« on: Yesterday at 11:59:20 »
,the crapasso is dead)



Have the shower of shit that ruined it been taken to task yet ::)

all in hand , got an independent report  :y awaiting response from clutch cowboys
we have to be polite ,patient , follow procedure

to be honest , i'd be much happier working on this zaf than the crapasso anyway
of the many crapassos i looked at the other day as a replacement , all had welded or holed cills and other issues , much shaking of my head , sucking through my teeth , swearing  :-X
so i said ,in no uncertain terms ," BUY THIS VAUXHALL ZAFIRA " even though it says opel on the history  ;D

Its one of the lowest spec cars I've had for many years, including the leased Rover 400s she used to get.

I shoved a NCDR1100 in mine so at least I can add satnav to the list, purely because I had it laying around, and the cdr500 needed a code ;D

radio works (had to put the code in the cdr500  as it has a brand new battery )
roof ariel was missing ,but the replacement was about 4 delivered
still gets radio 1 fine till the ariel arrives , much to the annoyance of the zaf owner/family member
(who's over 70 ,listens to local radio shyte,rather than what noises his car is making  :()

SOP for us pensioners. ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Had a call from EDF yesterday
« on: 15 July 2018, 21:48:14 »
Indeed , 3 Kwh is how much electricity it takes to run a 3Kw appliance for 1 hour,(say a 13 amp kettle)
or a 1 Kw appliance for 3 hours

we use about 20 Kwh per day
probably a bit more than average because of the pumps,water treatment running 24/7 for the Koi
Don't leave the kettle on for an hour, it will boil dry. However, modern appliances have a safety device called a thermal cut out, so your kettle will be safe.
No need to thank me  :)
The 13 mp kettle was an example  for people who don't know what a Kwh is  ;)
but a builder's kettle may be re-filled many times in that hour
if it did "boil dry" the price of the job would increase  :y
If the kettle broke , would people ask 🎶 🎵 Dave the builder, can you fix it? 🎶 🎵  ;D
truth be told ,the "people" would go to argos and buy a new one ,give me the old one , "Dave the builder" would fix it or throw it in the scrap metal pile for weighing in  :y


solar panels are coming down in price now but still not economically viable for most people
battery technology / power banks ,has moved on in leaps and bounds ,but still not economically viable for most people


Probably correct, yet the leccy mate who fitted mine in 2010, is as busy as ever fitting them. ??? :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: 51st Highland Division
« on: 15 July 2018, 21:41:55 »
I had the privilege of meeting some of those guys. Brave men. :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Had a call from EDF yesterday
« on: 13 July 2018, 20:21:02 »
Detached house with 4Kw solar panels, gas+electric 57.30 Pcm with Tonik Energy, and 1800 per year back from the panels. ::)

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Omega General Help / Re: A nightmare journey
« on: 10 July 2018, 19:11:50 »
https://www.omegaowners.com/forum/index.php?topic=90633.0
You should find the codes here under your engine type. HTH :y

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Omega General Help / Re: Brake imbalance
« on: 10 July 2018, 19:07:33 »
The ATP set for 69 is about the best value available  ;)

Currently on ebay.

Should that be All German AL?

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Omega General Help / Re: Brake imbalance
« on: 08 July 2018, 19:03:47 »
I wouldn't fit Delphi wishbones to a scrapped Omega for banger racing ::)

Last one I fitted lasted less than a week. Start there :y

I had the same experience with my beloved TD Estate years ago. Fitted Delphi, they lasted less than a year. >:(

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Omega General Help / Re: Wheel Bearing??
« on: 06 July 2018, 22:26:09 »
The bearing goes quiet when loaded :y

Last one I did on a Renault 16, loading increased the noise, hence my diagnosis, albeit based on 40 year old experience. :y

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Omega General Help / Re: Wheel Bearing??
« on: 06 July 2018, 19:50:38 »
Well done Andy. :y I must admit, I paid my local Indy 40 to do mine. :-[
40?
He won't be in a hurry to do the other side at that price  ;D

He did the other side for the same price when it turned out to be the wrong one first time. ::)

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Omega General Help / Re: Head gasket 3.2 v6
« on: 06 July 2018, 19:42:39 »
Wow, a lesson to all of us. :y

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Omega General Help / Re: Wheel Bearing??
« on: 05 July 2018, 18:17:14 »
Well done Andy. :y I must admit, I paid my local Indy 40 to do mine. :-[

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Omega General Help / Re: Wheel Bearing??
« on: 05 July 2018, 17:44:13 »
In the meantime, I found turning the music volume up fixed the bearing for a few months. ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Comgratulation to the 3 lions
« on: 04 July 2018, 19:38:53 »
As someone who nowadays does not watch football, I gave it 10 minutes, during which time I saw an English player about to take a free kick, sneakily - as he thought - move the ball forwards twice, a total of about 6 feet, before taking the kick, then a pushing and shoving match in the goal mouth. All this reminded me why I don't watch it nowadays. If it is necessary to foul and cheat to win, it is no longer a sport. >:(

That was going on in the 1960's, 70's , 80's and 1990's :D :D

Nothing new in that - remember the 'nasty', Argentinians or "the Hand of God" with Brasil of the past?  Remember the ruthless Nobby Stiles in the England squad of 1966?

At club level it was just as bad when the likes of Wolves or Millwall were playing, with the 'hard men', like Vinnie Jones with Wimbledon FC, of football playing across the old First Division?  I had the misfortune to watch when accompanying my eldest football mad son to games in those days, and watching Nobby on TV during 1966!.

No excuse for it though, and the Columbia team certainly showed their dirty side! >:(

Fortunately, not, I had given up long before that. :-X

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Omega General Help / Re: Drain torque converter
« on: 04 July 2018, 17:15:07 »
And if you add a drain plug to the main sump it means you can drain and replace (more) of the old fluid a few times.rather than removing/refitting sump.. I did mine 5 times ,each a day apart .first fluid out was much darker .last drain was virtually as light red as the new stuff going in !

If you can find a Carlton in a scrappers with an auto box, they have a drain plug fitted. :y
Same basic box as Omega, just slight variations like operating shaft is on the right. So just nick the sump. :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Comgratulation to the 3 lions
« on: 04 July 2018, 17:12:02 »
As someone who nowadays does not watch football, I gave it 10 minutes, during which time I saw an English player about to take a free kick, sneakily - as he thought - move the ball forwards twice, a total of about 6 feet, before taking the kick, then a pushing and shoving match in the goal mouth. All this reminded me why I don't watch it nowadays. If it is necessary to foul and cheat to win, it is no longer a sport. >:(

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