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General Car Chat / Re: waiting for AA recovery
« on: Yesterday at 22:52:44 »
In view of the stated possibly up to 103 degrees C to fully open, might I suggest that you use cooking oil to test your thermostat? It won't boil and if your thermostat is clean, SWMBO won't complain!

Ron.

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General Car Chat / Re: waiting for AA recovery
« on: Yesterday at 21:59:20 »
I've just checked on the HowStuffWorks website and it backs up what i said:-

"Once the temperature of the coolant rises to between 180 and 195 F (82 - 91 C), the thermostat starts to open, allowing fluid to flow through the radiator. By the time the coolant reaches 200 to 218 F (93 - 103 C), the thermostat is open all the way."

Ron.

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General Car Chat / Re: waiting for AA recovery
« on: Yesterday at 21:29:19 »
Someone clever will confirm - or shoot me down - but I don't think it will open full until much hotter than that. I have always understood that the marked temperature is the "just opening" temperature: if so, yours is fairly near the mark.

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Windrush
« on: 18 April 2018, 19:39:55 »
No surprise, most of what the government does (any complection of government) is a shambles: they couldn't organise a fart in a bean factory!
One thibg that did strike me. Labour crticiesed the government for taking so long before acting, yet in all of the intervening nearly 50 years, Labour had ample opportunity to do something about it themselves.
Do you think that politicians are hypocrites?

Ron.

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Yes Nick, that's roughly the way I remember hearing it (I think from Webby the bear - where is he these days?), that welding is at best temporary if it works at all and brazing is the only answer and even that will not last forever.
Would ceramic coating work?

Ron.

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OK, lead me to the firing squad, Albs!  :'(

Ron.

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I'm not a welder so please don't shoot me if I'm wrong, but my understanding is that welding cast iron doesn't work: brazing does?

Ron.

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Can anyone tell me if the old bolts that hold the oil pan on, need new ones or if the old ones can be used? I have read up about the removal of it and refitting, the instructions say that it needs new bolts. What is the Torque setting for the bolts.  Also can I leave the Oil level sensor?

Thanks for any help.

Addy



Were they the instructions according to the Haynes manual? I would ignore them; they also specified new bolts for the water pump, and when the brilliant James (V6CDX) fitted my water pump for me he said they were not stressed parts and the old ones were fine. The same must apply to sump bolts.

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Lost In Space 2018
« on: 17 April 2018, 22:54:34 »
Never heard of it - is it old?
I DO remember having the brown stuff scared out of me whilst listening to "Journey into Space" on rhe wireless.....with the lights on!

Ron.

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General Car Chat / Re: Oh the joy ....
« on: 17 April 2018, 22:50:59 »
I am Local-ish also on the Wirral so of you want a hand just shout.  :y

That's 2 posh Scousers  ;) ;)

Oxymoron?

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / Re: 86 k fine for drink driving !
« on: 17 April 2018, 19:08:42 »
He made the shoice to drive in that condition: anyone he hit/killed would not have had the choice.

Ron.

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General Car Chat / Re: Breaking down in France
« on: 16 April 2018, 21:39:11 »
I praised Green Flag earlier, but the local agent they send to my home when my crank sensor failed did not know where the sensor was and no idea where to find the OBD port either! He concluded that it was a faulty fuel pump and made to leave, when I insisted that he made a check to confirm.
He opened the fuel feed and petrol poured out when I cranked the engine!
I offered him the new crank sensor that I carried in the boot, but he did not have a clue what to do with it, so I suggested that he went forth and multiplied.
Albs (migV6) came to my rescue soon after and fitted it in a trice - thanks Albs.  :y :y :y :)

Ron.

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Omega General Help / Re: Is This Really The End Of My Omega?
« on: 16 April 2018, 21:28:07 »
If the car can be driven that far (under 200 miles), take it to SOSautomotive.
If all else fails Serek will give you an excellent repair and/or engine swap at a more than fair price; well worth the journey.
Let's hope it doesn't come to that and the fault is simple and cheap to cure.

Ron.

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Are you sure that you need to purchase an oil pressure meter? You might frighten yourself! As engines wear, oil pressure drops from "factory fresh" values.....

Ron.

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General Car Chat / Re: Thanks again to SOS Automotive
« on: 16 April 2018, 21:07:50 »
The fact that people from all over the country beat a path to his door says it all.  :y :y :y 8)

Ron.

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