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General Discussion Area / Re: Grand National
« on: 15 April 2018, 00:43:13 »
So who do we think is going to win?  :-\

Ive picked out a couple of Nags, one that looks like it stands a chance and one from a local stable to me...

Tigers Roll
Warriors Tale (local horse)

Nice little earner £5 E/W bagged me £75  :y :)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Grand National
« on: 14 April 2018, 16:09:20 »
I wonder if Red Rum can make it four national wins? :)

Only if they can make dog food in the shape of a horse  ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Grand National
« on: 14 April 2018, 15:12:55 »
Well my horses are on. :-X

Do tell  :)

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General Discussion Area / Grand National
« on: 14 April 2018, 12:55:32 »
So who do we think is going to win?  :-\

Ive picked out a couple of Nags, one that looks like it stands a chance and one from a local stable to me...

Tigers Roll
Warriors Tale (local horse)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Plumbing/DHW question.
« on: 10 April 2018, 17:18:44 »
I lived in a bungalow once, that the hot water pressure was dismal....so
I had a pump fitted to the flow from the hot water tank so every hot tap was pumped...and
had a power shower fitted with the feeds being taken from the hot in between the flow from the hot water tank and the pump and the cold feed being taken from the cold feed to the hot water tank.
I also had to have a 'coffin' cold water tank fitted so it had enough water to supply the hot water tank and the cold for the shower.....tho the pump for the power shower was 3bar.....and used to empty the hot water tank in 10 mins  ::) but the shower was amazing  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Zaffy rear wiper
« on: 07 April 2018, 15:48:03 »
I think its the arm too....

As, when I had my Omega estate the rear wiper started missing the bottom of the sweep (it might have been the top)  :-\

I even tried bending the arm slightly to put more pressure on the rear screen, but made no difference.

I replace the arm and normal service was resumed .... can only think the spring in the arm had become weak......

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General Car Chat / Re: Mondeo Cambelt Change
« on: 06 April 2018, 12:56:32 »
The Mondeo is 10 years/125,000 miles.  It's an 08 plate and has done about 123500 miles.  :)

So I'm OK for a few months/miles until it self destructs!   ;D

As my mondeo did at 150k ....  ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Tumble drier failure
« on: 02 April 2018, 19:31:35 »
Is it a full size one? as I know where there is a nearly new 1/2 size one going cheap....simple controls on it.....ie timer and 1/2 or full heat.......tho it isn't a condensing dryer....

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 27 March 2018, 07:28:23 »
Replaced rear pads on TBE, then set about looking for the reason for the Black Pussy's insatiable appetite for screenwash since xmas , even when unused.

To replace the knackered part, the bloody bumper has to come off, grrrr.  Still, I wanted to replace the bulbs anyway, and that's a bumper off job as well.

Guess I need to make up a shopping list... ;D

I carnt get to headlight bulbs on my mondeo either, as they are, but I find it a 10min job to pop the complete headlight unit out change the bulb and replace. Is it not possible to the same on the jag  :-\
As Mundano is usually fitted with standard bulbs, EU legislation says they have to be changeable at the side of the road within 15mins, using tools provided with car, assuming you are relatively competent.

All X351 XJs are Xenon or LED, so come under category of not a user serviceable item, so those rules don't apply.  Thus it is bumper off job (though I reckon there is enough space with wheelarch liners out, but would be fiddly as hell, so quicker to do it the way they suggest)

Ah ok. I guess Jag try to make changing the bulbs a dealer only job then  ::)

I'm not looking forward to when the LED DRL's fail.....as on the Mondeo, Ford dim them for use as sidelights and it would be an MOT fail if one went and a damn sight more expensive to replace than a 40p bulb.

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 26 March 2018, 13:22:42 »
Replaced rear pads on TBE, then set about looking for the reason for the Black Pussy's insatiable appetite for screenwash since xmas , even when unused.

To replace the knackered part, the bloody bumper has to come off, grrrr.  Still, I wanted to replace the bulbs anyway, and that's a bumper off job as well.

Guess I need to make up a shopping list... ;D

I carnt get to headlight bulbs on my mondeo either, as they are, but I find it a 10min job to pop the complete headlight unit out change the bulb and replace. Is it not possible to the same on the jag  :-\

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General Discussion Area / Re: Is this the end of VX
« on: 23 March 2018, 17:09:03 »
I do find a lot of the dealers poor, I was dealing with a sales man at Camberley Eden Vauxhall when hunting for the Zafira. Had a good few emails going back and forth, trying to source what I wanted through the Eden group, but struggled. Not after much, just a non-base spec Tourer with autobox. Apparently they were hard to source.  :-\

I bought one via another franchise, I popped him an email to see if he could do me a deal on some mats for the Zafira. Or give me rough price, as I was doing that or eBay.

Just a one line reply back, "Speak to Parts". - Zero interest now he lost the sale.

Zero effort from dealership as a whole, I know I went to another franchise, but still.

Precisely, the dealers are franchises, so not sure how VX save money shutting them down.
The more franchise outlets to sell their cars the better I would have thought.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Combi boiler probelm....
« on: 18 March 2018, 10:51:33 »
Glad it fixed :).

Iím sure there must be a logic as to why the air bubble was causing the boiler to fire, but I just canít visualise it  :-\. Did any of what you read online indicate why this was the case?

Yes.....

Apparently turning on the cold tap...causes the air in the pipe to expand (as less water pressure). Turning off the cold tap makes the air compress. The air compressing triggers the boilers flow sensor into thinking there is a demand for H/W.

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General Discussion Area / Combi boiler problem....
« on: 18 March 2018, 08:59:44 »
Well, I thought it had a problem....until I fixed it  :)

Problem has been going for a good few weeks now....

Turn a cold water tap on and at turning it off the boiler goes into H/W mode for about 1 sec then leaves a pump running for about 20secs before either shutting down or going back to C/H mode. Same thing happens if you flush the loo or if the washing machine / dishwasher is taking in cold water.

Decided to do a google on the problem and a couple of sites suggested there was air trapped in the cold water pipe somewhere and suggested running all the cold water taps to try and get rid of the air lock.

The local water board did turn off the water about a month ago for a few hours to fix a leak a few roads away.

All the cold taps run water fine......then it suddenly dawned on me that it might be the shower, as the shower tap is always set to max hot as the H/W temp is controlled by the boiler (45c). Turned the shower to max cold and turned it on, it spat and hissed for about 10 secs  before settling down to constant flow of cold.

Boiler problem has gone away and running a cold tap on max and shutting off doesn't affect the boiler now  :y

To think I was ready to callout the boiler manu as I thought it was a boiler problem and all it was, was trapped air  ::)

Job jobbed  :)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Snow?
« on: 18 March 2018, 08:36:34 »
Same here....about 2inches has fallen....but where its been drifting its 4inches in places ..... just been round to local shop and saw a Mercedes driver believing the best way to drive in snow is right foot planted to floor and rear wheels spinning like mad  ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: 110
« on: 15 March 2018, 12:57:38 »
She looks well, sitting in her chair, surrounded by family..........I'm quite touched.

I'm sure AA's mum looks just as good this year, but that is a pic of her 109th birthday, Steve

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