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Messages - Nick W

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If the mill is properly trammed, and has enough table travel there's no reason why you can't skim a head with one.
Just like you can bore a motor cycle cylinder in a lathe.


The specialist equipment for this sort of work is to save time, and make a better job easier.

Thought that would probably be the case ..  :y Not that I'd fit anything but a tiny bike pot on my little Myford ;D and I farmed my engine work out to someone who knows what they're doing.. but I was curious :)


A car cylinder head is going to really stretch a Bridgeport size mill, as you need a cutter large enough to cover the width in one pass and enough table travel to clear both ends. Fixturing could be tricky too.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Big vote tomorrow.
« on: Yesterday at 22:29:32 »
But the EU will roll over and let us kick 'em in the balls. That's the promise Farage and Co promised.


Who have shown their true colours by running away from the mess they encouraged.


No one has come out of this well; the Leavers, Remainers, Cameron, May, the Conservative and Labour parties, Parliament, the press, the EU and the British electorate. We all deserve what's happening.

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Omega General Help / Re: 2 button key fob not working
« on: Yesterday at 17:33:54 »
PM me your address, and I'll send you one that I bought new about 4 years ago.
Key(which be any use to you), remote and immobiliser chip.


You will have to get the car programmed to it, but that's true of any replacement

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If the mill is properly trammed, and has enough table travel there's no reason why you can't skim a head with one.
Just like you can bore a motor cycle cylinder in a lathe.


The specialist equipment for this sort of work is to save time, and make a better job easier.

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General Car Chat / Re: Astra oil pressure warning light coming on
« on: 16 January 2019, 19:02:21 »
Just replacing parts isn't the best way of diagnosis, but a failing sensor is such a common fault and one that's so cheaply and easily fixed that fitting a new sensor is the place to start.


If the problem persists, then you check the pressure with a proper gauge and the specification.


You'll be surprised at just how little pressure is required at idle; this is one of the reasons why manufacturers stopped fitting gauges.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Big vote tomorrow.
« on: 16 January 2019, 17:41:15 »
General concessus amongst the ex forces bods at work is that Corbyn will find himself 'slotted' should he ever find himself anywhere near becoming PM... So there is some hope ;)


Assassinating any head of government always ends well.....
Doing it to your own is spectacularly stupid.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Big vote tomorrow.
« on: 16 January 2019, 17:38:48 »
Maybe you should look at it again .
The referendum result was OUT .
If you think that the end result of all the influence you speak of ( or better described as machinations ) is to get "approval " then you're deluded .
It is simply to prevent the UK's departure from the eu .




I've no delusions:


The referendum was In or Out. There was nothing to vote on for how either of those things were to be accomplished. That there should have been is something that we, as an electorate, should have insisted upon before allowing the government to hold a referendum


The three governments(Cameron's, May's and post-election May) had to get what they could from the EU(who held all the cards) whilst attempting to satisfy all the various Leave requirements - who were never an organised campaign. Each government made their work harder by reducing their support within the Conservative party.


Parliament has repeatedly and consistently made clear that all of the touted deals were utterly unsatisfactory for everybody. That is what a representative parliament is for.


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General Discussion Area / Re: Big vote tomorrow.
« on: 15 January 2019, 22:44:14 »
A 202 to 432 vote is carried and given validity, credability and aplomb but a 17.4 milion to 16.1 million one is considered irrelevant .
Selective democracy , you gotta love it.......and get used to it too.
Fukc them.


Look at it again:


The referendum was IN or OUT. There was nothing about what happens after.


That was down to the government to arrange/negotiate/beg for.


Our elected parliament is supposed to influence the government(they're not the same thing) and approve the result.


That is how an elected democracy works. 70 million people cannot all get what they want!

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General Discussion Area / Re: Big vote tomorrow.
« on: 15 January 2019, 17:52:05 »
You're all fat bastards. At 6 ft and 13 stone, my doctor reckons I'm overweight.


It's usually the fattest nurse you've ever seen that tells you that ;D 

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General Discussion Area / Re: Big vote tomorrow.
« on: 15 January 2019, 06:53:13 »
Is it too late to get Boris to take over and get it right?

Ron.


And on that day the devil will skate to work.....

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General Car Chat / Re: Autoglym Washer Shampoo 5 L - 6 Halfords
« on: 14 January 2019, 00:25:12 »
Since when did washing a car prevent rot? They all rust and rot away in places that don't see a sponge.  :)


you have to use genuine Vauxhall water. From the dealer's tap stores. It stops the car rusting through the power of delusional PFM.

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Omega General Help / Re: V6 oil level sensor location/photo of
« on: 13 January 2019, 22:33:10 »
I intend to monitor it for the next few weeks ,but it is definitely getting a worse leak as I tend cleaning it with watering can with a little clean water almost everyday and the following day it is as bad.


Maybe we can have a chat at some point Nick ,when I,m passing next Ill call by if that's ok  :y


I'm in and out a lot at the moment, it's probably better if I call you.....

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Omega General Help / Re: V6 oil level sensor location/photo of
« on: 13 January 2019, 22:04:21 »
Thanks for further clarification,Jim.

Problem is lots of cost in seals and gaskets just to get to them and as only recently had belt/pullies done and both cam covers gaskets I will need to weigh up...dirty engine or lots of work and money again :(


cam seals are less than a tenner for all four, and don't you have the crank seal already? The worst bit of the job is loosening the crank bolt. Although there's quite a lot of dismantling to reach the cam seals I don't think there's any need to actually remove the cams themselves. I would suggest a thermostat as it's easily removed with the transfer tube attached when the cam pulleys are out of the way.


You know my opinion of cam cover gaskets and the costs involved.


It's a lot of work, so I'd probably leave it unless the oil is gushing out.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Digital caliper
« on: 13 January 2019, 19:40:00 »
Nick, my mechanical colleagues at college despaired of teaching me how to read the vernier on a simple micrometer, so I regard the digital readout as the greatest boon.


I don't find verniers on micrometers or dials too bad, but a straight one one on a caliper or rule is tricky. But they're similar to log tables: I know(knew is probably more accurate) how to use them, but there are now better methods.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Digital caliper
« on: 13 January 2019, 19:13:56 »
I already have one, but at that price I ordered 4 from ebay as I can wait and they are useful for presents!
Like others on here, the eyes ain't what they used to be, so I love the digital readout and can't understand the vernier scales anyway on the mechanical calipers.  :y

Ron.


The real improvement is you're not tempted to convert measurements into your favoured system. Instead, when faced with a drawing in inches, you change your caliper from mm to inches by pressing a button. Not having to remember how to read a vernier is lesser improvement.

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