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General Discussion Area / Fizzog photo?
« on: 15 January 2018, 09:18:25 »
How do I put up a picture of my ugly mug on here, like some others have done?
If it works, be afraid, be very.....

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / OOF T-shirts.
« on: 14 January 2018, 16:59:03 »
Are there any plans to produce a polo shirt rather than a T-shirt? I mean on with a tit pocket for all my wordly good (cellphone, bus pass, specs, etc) and ideally a 3-button placket to help a fat block put it on!

Ron.

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General Car Chat / How did Serek do it?
« on: 09 January 2018, 16:12:44 »
When Saint Serek replaced my wishbones, etc, the other week, as part of his attention to detail he checked my screenwashers - no wetness!
Ugh, I thought, I've not long cleaned the filter and cleaned the reservoir, so it should work.
Hearing this, Serek opened the feed connector halfway along the body edge, nearside, and blew down the tube section which led to the reservoir/pump.
Water issued forth from the reservoir filler cap, an d normal operation was restored.
I have two motives for sharing this: firstly, I may not be the only one who didn't know this trick and secondly, it has stopped washing the screen again.
I tried to repeat what Serek did, but after trying several different ploys, I simply could not separate that join.
How did Serek do it?  ??? :-[

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / Merry Christmas and thank you.
« on: 25 December 2017, 09:22:01 »
A very merry Christmas to all OOFers, and may all your MOTs be clear passes!
Also, thank you for all the great help that I have received, both directly from generous souls on here and indirectly by my reading with interest the helpful solutions to the problems of others.
All the best in health and wealth for the New Year, folks!  :y ;D

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / I'm on track at last!
« on: 30 November 2017, 12:16:34 »
Having had my wishbones replaced (thanks Serek), I went to Tyre-Smart (Witham) to have four-wheel alignment done on their Hunter machine, using the Forum figures.
It drives like a new car now - hands-off straight line steering and braking, no problem!
We get trade price as Forum members, so 64 for all adjustments, with rear alignments charged as one job, i.e. one side free.
Oh, and free tea or coffee whilst you wait.....

Ron.

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General Car Chat / I've been to see the Wizard.....
« on: 28 November 2017, 15:15:00 »
.....the Wonderful Wizard of Huntingdon!
My new wishbones expertly fitted, oil and filter changed and sundry other items checked and corrected - well worth the 130 mile/3 hour round trip to have my beloved Omega in good hands.
Thanks, Serek, I really do appreciate what you did for me.  :y :y :y 8)

Ron.

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Omega General Help / I need to have my wishbones fitted......
« on: 21 November 2017, 10:37:56 »
Is there anyone near me (Witham, Essex) who could fit my ATP wishbones, drop links and track rods in exchange for beer vouchers? Or I could come to you, as I only have the roadway/front lawn to work in.

Ron.

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Than ks to Omegod, I now have a nice clear expansion tank, which I went to fit today - yeah, 5 minute job, surely?
THREE hours later, after several scratches and bruises due to battling with those F***ING hoses and clips, it's in, no leaks and all working fine!
The memory of the pain will soon fade and I will have the joy of being able to see the coolant now - even the plain water that I tested it with.
Actually, the job was intended to be flushing out my soon-to-be-replaced ( I hope) radiator, but the pot lady arrived whilst I was undeer the car draining the radiator, so when the tank was empty, I decided to fit the "new" one.
Still, I'm a happy bunny now!  :y ;D 8)

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / Another IT question - Firefox this time!
« on: 20 October 2017, 22:48:09 »
Google/Wiki do not help, only confuse, because their solutions do not work: I have WAY too many bookmarks in Firefox (who hasn't?) and I want to delete several of them en bloc, selecting them all in one go and transferring them to a folder to archive them.
Yep, having my cake and eating it!

Ron.

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Omega General Help / De-shitting the radiator.
« on: 18 October 2017, 14:39:56 »
I seem to remember posts on here recommending the use of some kind of detergent tablets in the coolant to shift crap from the system. Can anyone confirm and remind me what they were, please?

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / Is work bad for your health?
« on: 18 October 2017, 10:44:19 »
Just wondering, because I woke up with the snuffles this morning and realised that in the 12 or so years that I have been retired, I've only had one cold/flu infection as opposed to at least two per year whilst working, not to mention manflu!
And just in case any women (Lizzie) tnink that manflu is a myth, current medical evidence confirms that men suffer far worse than women and it is very real..... :P
That's not to say that I am devoid of all of those age-related ailments that befall us, sadly.
Life ain't fair, is it?  :(

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / Irritating problem with Ms Excel.
« on: 17 October 2017, 12:26:19 »
I am monitoring my blood pressure daily and compiling a table and chart in Excel for my GP.
All is well, except that after a computer restart, it is no longer possible to shift active cells in the chart by using the direction keys - left, right, up or down - to move on to adjacent cells to enter data: the chart moves bodcily instead.
I knmow it's only a trivial problem and I can move to adjacent cells using the mouse, but what have I done wrong?

Ron.

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Omega General Help / K-Seal
« on: 16 October 2017, 10:50:01 »
I expect to have hot coals heaped on my head for admitting this, but in desperation to stem my coolant leak, I used the product.
When the stream of abuse subsides, I have a question please gents: berore I replace the radiator, would it be a good idea to drain and fill the old radiator several times, running it up to temperature between fills?
My aim is to remove any residual K-Seal and any other debris from the block which would likely then go on to contaminate the new radiator.
Also, to limit any possible damage done  to my heater matrixby the K-Seal, I kept the climate control firmly on "LO" all the time, which if I understand the working of the HBV, would have kept coolant flow through the matrix to zero?

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / Meeting members (NOT rude!)
« on: 15 October 2017, 21:53:49 »
I've met only 3 members from the Forum so far: James, Nige and Albs (again tonight) and also the Omega geniusSerek, of course [i KNOW that makes four) andwould really like to get to know more.
I wanted to go to the last Marks tey meeting, but it was on my birthday (October 8) so management wouldn't allow it!
Anyone know when the next one will be? I will insist on going, even if I have to sleep in the garage after.....

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / I've got a bike.....
« on: 01 October 2017, 14:53:57 »
.....now to get the lycra! Yep, I've joined the enemy, gone over to the dark side, sold my soul to the devil. Well, at least now I can ignore all traffic laws and traffic lights, etc - as long as I don't kill anyone.
Um, I have a request, if any proper cyclist can help; how do I repair a punctured rear tyre? I don't know how to remove the rear wheel without getting the chain in a mucking fuddle.  :-[ ???

Ron.

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