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Omega General Help / Re: torque convertor lock up
« on: Yesterday at 19:44:08 »
Yes, that surprised me when I changed my Carlton (2.2) for my first Omega (2.5 PFL) and then my current Omega (2.6FL). The Carlton gave 30 mph per 1000 rpm, the others less so.
When I first drove the Carlton away from the vendor's, I loved the quiet smoothness - looked at the tachometer, "Oh, 3,000 rpm, thet's good".
Looked at the speedo - 90 mph!
Oops!  :-[
My excuse was that I had traded up from a noisy peugeot 305, so I was "driving by ear, officer".......

Ron.

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General Car Chat / Re: On the A303......
« on: Yesterday at 17:38:59 »
What?!!! Just the opposite, surely? On a motorway with light traffic (I can dream!) it aids concentration and helps the naughty right foot!  ;D

Ron.

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General Car Chat / Re: On the A303......
« on: Yesterday at 14:55:35 »
80 shiny-arses to administrate for 200 officers who do the job, Lizzie? Are they for murders and the like, or to hound motorists?

Ron.

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General Car Chat / Re: On the A303......
« on: Yesterday at 12:24:44 »
Hiding is not British! Plod will say that if they showed themselves, people would slow down, but isn't that what they want? The only possible reason for secrecy is for revenue collection.  >:( >:( >:(

Ron.

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Omega General Help / Re: torque convertor lock up
« on: Yesterday at 12:21:03 »
Clever, isn't it!  :y 8)

Ron.

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Omega General Help / Re: torque convertor lock up
« on: Yesterday at 11:01:00 »
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?

Ron.

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If it IS the motor, maybe you could try ebay or even Freecycle - somebody might have a machine with a knackered drum, erc., but with a working motor?

Ron.

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If she reads that, you may find that hot tea poured where you don't like it!

Ron.

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General Car Chat / Re: On she marches
« on: 20 April 2018, 17:54:36 »
Almost like a family member that has recovered from an illness.... :) 8)

Ron.

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General Car Chat / Re: And now .....
« on: 20 April 2018, 14:08:36 »
Due to our immaculate roads, no doubt?  >:( >:( >:(

Ron.

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General Car Chat / Re: waiting for AA recovery
« on: 19 April 2018, 22:52:44 »
In view of the stated possibly up to 103 degrees C to fully open, might I suggest that you use cooking oil to test your thermostat? It won't boil and if your thermostat is clean, SWMBO won't complain!

Ron.

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General Car Chat / Re: waiting for AA recovery
« on: 19 April 2018, 21:59:20 »
I've just checked on the HowStuffWorks website and it backs up what i said:-

"Once the temperature of the coolant rises to between 180 and 195 F (82 - 91 C), the thermostat starts to open, allowing fluid to flow through the radiator. By the time the coolant reaches 200 to 218 F (93 - 103 C), the thermostat is open all the way."

Ron.

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General Car Chat / Re: waiting for AA recovery
« on: 19 April 2018, 21:29:19 »
Someone clever will confirm - or shoot me down - but I don't think it will open full until much hotter than that. I have always understood that the marked temperature is the "just opening" temperature: if so, yours is fairly near the mark.

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Windrush
« on: 18 April 2018, 19:39:55 »
No surprise, most of what the government does (any complection of government) is a shambles: they couldn't organise a fart in a bean factory!
One thibg that did strike me. Labour crticiesed the government for taking so long before acting, yet in all of the intervening nearly 50 years, Labour had ample opportunity to do something about it themselves.
Do you think that politicians are hypocrites?

Ron.

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Yes Nick, that's roughly the way I remember hearing it (I think from Webby the bear - where is he these days?), that welding is at best temporary if it works at all and brazing is the only answer and even that will not last forever.
Would ceramic coating work?

Ron.

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