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Not even seen it for over a week  :-[

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Omega General Help / Re: spanners sockets etc.
« on: Today at 17:41:27 »
Buy decent, not that shite.

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Alternatively, tighten the nut until it shears off, then hammer the bolt out...
Nope, wont work, unless its been previously drilled out

Failing this, notch the flange, then knock the bolt out...
Due to weakness of flange, you will always struggle to do it up without distorting if you do this.

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Make sure you have a couple of drill bits ready  ;)
Chrisgixer and I got through 23 drill bits changing the exhaust on TBE last year.

Did they come from Poundland?  ???
Nope, reasonable quality. Most went on one bolt, that had turned to something harder than diamond ;D

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Just because I lead an "interesting" life.....

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General Discussion Area / Re: Network Hub
« on: Today at 17:33:26 »
No sure if Cat6 crossovers exist (officially), as cat6 is designed for gig speeds, and all gig devices must support auto crossover.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Hi from New Zealand
« on: Today at 17:31:33 »
Once a Pikey, always a pikey....


Soon time to return to the real world Entwood  :'(

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General Car Chat / Re: New MOT Test
« on: Today at 17:28:49 »
New rules look to be nothing more than a bit of common sense.


Good to see they are clamping down on the HID retrofit brigade :y

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General Car Chat / Re: New MOT Test
« on: Today at 17:27:37 »
I recall with affection the comment by the police garage mechanic telling Quentin Wilson why they liked 24v Senators; "we change the brake pads every 2 weeks and the tyres once a month. Nothing else goes wrong on these cars".

Good job they didn't have TheBoy driving for them, then. :y
I'll have you know I'm yet to change the pads on the Jag...

...the tyres on the other hand...   :-X

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General Discussion Area / Re: Big thanks to Serek
« on: 21 January 2018, 12:47:05 »
Are they crap, then?
Yes, as I said at the time you were buying them.

Granted, they are cheap, but as I said at the time, its the fitting costs and alignment costs that are the expensive bits, so saving a few quid on the wishbone is actually false economy.



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General Discussion Area / Re: Big thanks to Serek
« on: 21 January 2018, 11:52:09 »
So my new wishbones and my under 3k miles per year should see me and/or my car out, then?

Ron.
IIRC, you fitted those ATP ones?  If so, I'd expect 2 years before the bushes are shagged.

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Make sure you have a couple of drill bits ready  ;)
Chrisgixer and I got through 23 drill bits changing the exhaust on TBE last year.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Big thanks to Serek
« on: 21 January 2018, 11:38:51 »
They may stiffen up the steering but I feel this is to the detriment of ride quality ...
Probably not.

A brand new bush is probably every bit as firm as a poly.  But a poly doesn't degrade.


(Assuming road grade polys, not race grade ones).

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General Discussion Area / Re: Network Hub
« on: 21 January 2018, 11:30:49 »
Not clear what you are saying - one switch (I assume you don't actually have hubs) not working, even when replaced?

The managed one (if truly managed, and not just a "Smart" switch) might need initial configuration before you can use, though most will act as a basic layer 2 switch in default mode, once fully booted (a managed switch may take a minute to boot).

A gigabit switch *MUST* support autocrossover to comply with standards. A 100M switch doesn't necessarily have to.  So if connecting a 100M switch to a gigabit switch might need a crossover cable.

Last immediate thought is many routers, even consumer shite, implement spanning tree detection. Thus if you've been daft enough to connect both switches to the same router, and also linked the 2 switches, spanning tree will kick in and disable ports to stop the loop.

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General Car Chat / Re: Fiesta ST
« on: 21 January 2018, 11:17:58 »
I drove a 1.0 ecoboost fiesta today,64 plate and have to say it drove brilliantly,it would jump over my 1.6 focus from a few years earlier
Ignoring economy for a second, even in a Focus, the 1l turbo far better than the old 1.6l - but then that 1.6 (and the 1.8) were pretty rubbish, even in their day, for power.

Downside of the little turbo, is the economy is poor, because you have to rag the tits off it everywhere.

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