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.. and don't sit on it by mistake. :o

Omega General Help / Re: 2.6 Auto gear box question
« on: Today at 09:47:27 »
The shift points are software controlled and if the gearbox doesn't change when commanded to by the ECU, it'll put the gearbox warning on and store some faults. Best you can do is to ensure you have the latest gearbox ECU firmware.

Also bear in mind that the engine wion't pull as well in really hot weather so it's going to change down a bit earlier.

General Discussion Area / Re: The Midas touch. Again.
« on: Today at 09:43:01 »
And to end the day, she curbed the car driving me back from the pub.  A pub where I fancied a shandy with my grub, but they had no lemonade.

HTF can a pub not have lemonade?

Serves you right for trying to ruin a perfectly good pint. :P

Please tell me it wasn't a half? ::)

General Discussion Area / Re: Is anyone watching.......
« on: Today at 09:41:00 »
Is it only us that'd invest all that time,effort and money in building an aircraft carrier and not have any actual aircraft to put on it?Pretty much like building a battleship without the guns.

I could lend them a glider if they want...

Oh, hang on. BAE says it'll cost another 100Bn for the glider winch option. ::)

General Discussion Area / Re: The Midas touch. Again.
« on: Yesterday at 22:30:06 »
Another "nut link".  ::)

General Car Chat / Re: Project anyone?
« on: Yesterday at 12:12:08 »
Talking of ugly?  ::)

Still beauty is in the eye of the beholder I suppose.  :-\   ;D
.. and, to top it all, it's French as well. ::)


Well, if you will run a launderette ;D

I wonder if he does ironing? :D

I'm sure he could soon see off my pile which has been reducing at a rate of only one shirt at about 8AM every day...

Would be well worth the 200 mile round trip. :y

Omega General Help / Re: Airbags self deployment
« on: Yesterday at 01:01:13 »
I thought that, once the ECU has deployed an airbag, it effectively logged a code and then bricked itself? I.E. it's designed to be a single-use device.
The fact that it's popped an airbag on two occasions makes me wonder if it did actually get triggered by the ECU deliberately. :-\

General Discussion Area / Re: Sky Q hub
« on: 21 April 2018, 11:31:53 »
Don't tell BT. ::)

Omega General Help / Re: torque convertor lock up
« on: 21 April 2018, 11:30:03 »
How does torque convertor lock-up work, is it mechanical or electronic?
Also, when I had a Carlton, I thought that it had lock-up on 3rd as well - or am I misremembering?


It's both. It's a mechanical clutch that connects the torque converter input shaft to the output. It's hydraulically operated, but the hydraulic fluid is controlled by an electrical valve.

Omegas lock up in 3rd and 4th by default. They will apparently also lock up in 2nd if the transmission gets hot (e.g. when towing) although I've never noticed it happen.

General Discussion Area / Re: Sky Q hub
« on: 21 April 2018, 11:21:39 »
Until we're all streaming 4k to multiple devices and then people will be retro-fitting ethernet to their homes ::)

Yep, can't beat a bit of wet string. :y

Bit of a shame that's all we have for the incoming connection to the house, but there we are.

General Car Chat / Re: On the A303......
« on: 21 April 2018, 11:02:36 »
And here's me thinking all us OOFers were fine upstanding law abiding citizens ::) That'll learn ya to drive a bit more sedately like what that TB fella does :o :o ;D
Aye, I'm a model citizen.  I've always had a clean licence, and not been on a speed awareness course.  Just call me Mr Perfect.

//TB goes off and touches wood

Yeah, me too. Does the IKEA wood on this desk count? ::)

Omega General Help / Re: torque convertor lock up
« on: 20 April 2018, 17:39:37 »
Easy way to tell is to move the throttle a little. If the revs respond the torque converter is still in line. If the revs stay related to road speed it's locked up.

General Discussion Area / Re: Windrush
« on: 20 April 2018, 00:23:38 »
Probably the best chance we have ever had to deport Dianne Abbott ;D
Every cloud...

Oh . . . . don't I (we) wish   ::)

Just what hold has she got on Corbyn that keeps her in her shadow cabinet job ? Maybe some juicy tales, or even some pictures   :D AAAaaargh the mind boggles. But seriously, who else would still be in the job after her constant hi-viz stupidity. Is he still givin' her one ?

I don't feel very well. :(

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 20 April 2018, 00:21:30 »
Ignored it while I drove the roller skate to work and the bicycle to the pub. The journey back up the hill has left me smarting a bit. Seems I'm out of condition following the winter. :-[

Oh, and my Omega's air con is fubar too. Not sure I care right now. ;D

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