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Messages - Kevin Wood

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SO glad I stocked up on that mind bleach now.

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Yes the aircraft-especially the F16-have some awesome thrust but a lot of weight to get moving[inertia] but once off and running-especially with re-heat-then it becomes a whole different ball game.
Loads of extra drag when rolling on wheels at sea level too. Completely different beasts, so comparison is futile. I know which one I'd like a play with, given the chance, mind. 8)
Gliding will never be the same if you did...
Not sure there'd be the same challenge in burning kerosene, TBH. Would be happy to test the theory, though. ;)

I've always fancied the idea of experiencing being in the rear seat of an aircraft getting catapulted off the deck of a carrier and landing back on again.

Me too. I'll be doing something similar in Jockular land next week. at least, it feels like you're trying to land on a carrier deck, but it's the air that's tipping around all over the place and the airfield staying still, apparently, at any rate. Everything's relative.  ;D

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Someone I did know tried that and he blew up two oil coolers. So I thought that the oil pressure is to high if you connect the oil cooler this way.
But probably they were not the correct oil coolers or wrong modell.

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As said, though, the standard oil cooler isn't a bad setup so why change it?

No it isn't, why would you want the oil temperature over more then 100 C the optimal oil temperature is 80 C
This setup is only for the eco shit emission, if the oil is quicker warm the engine emission are better.
If you always drive the speed limit never drive sportive, do not tow a caravan etc. then it will work, but if drive more sportive and faster (in Germany) then the oil cooler setup could be better.


I'm not sure why you have experienced coolers bursting. The oil pressure is limited at the pump by a relief valve so no point in the system downstream should be seeing excessive pressure, although after a cold start it will be highest due to higher viscosity of the oil. I have never measured it on an Omega but I wouldn't expect to see more than 5 or 6 BAR even when cold.

Oil temperature needs to rise above 100 C from time to time to drive off any water vapour from combustion products. You see this in cars only driven locally as mayonnaise in the oil filler. Modern oils are generally fine up to 120 / 130 degrees C. I'm not sure where the "ideal" of 80 C comes from, but the main thing is that the oil has the right viscosity at the temperature at which it runs, which, for synthetic oils covers a wide temperature range. 

With a large oil cooler with decent coolant flow around it, there is no chance of the oil temperature rising significantly above the coolant temperature regardless of how hard you drive the car, and there is also no risk of overcooling the oil during urban driving either, which is often a problem with external oil coolers.

You also have the advantage of no flexible hoses in the oil system, so much reduced risk of a hose rupturing and losing your oil pressure.

The final point I'd make is that sometimes it's not a bad idea to modify a car, but, there's no point in doing it "blind". Measure first how the oil temperature behaves during different driving conditions and then decide if you need to make a change.

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Diane Abbott will announce tomorrow that everyone will get free Fish and Chips on Fridays!  :D

Let's hope nobody asks her for costings.  47p.. er.. wait! 470billion, yep, that's it. Because a portion of chips costs 25 and.. er.. wibble. ;D

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Yes the aircraft-especially the F16-have some awesome thrust but a lot of weight to get moving[inertia] but once off and running-especially with re-heat-then it becomes a whole different ball game.
Loads of extra drag when rolling on wheels at sea level too. Completely different beasts, so comparison is futile. I know which one I'd like a play with, given the chance, mind. 8)

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I always laugh at these car / bike vs. jet aircraft comparisons.

With anything jet powered, it's not the first 100 MPH that counts, it's all the others! ;D

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Not sure why you'd bother with a sandwich plate given that the V6 has oil cooler lines direct from the block to feed the standard oil cooler anyway. As said, though, the standard oil cooler isn't a bad setup so why change it?

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General Discussion Area / Re: Broken Smartphone Screen
« on: Yesterday at 09:36:05 »
a) go to Central Milton Keynes,

Has the advantage that you can visit Yo Sushi at the same time.

Well .. I consider that an advantage, anyway ;D
Is that the only one you can think of? ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: That was dreadful !
« on: 23 September 2018, 17:09:54 »


For once in my life I can honestly say hand on heart that
money is no object & at nearly 65 years old am not going to worry about a few hundred quid, but still want the deal my way stuff the salesman & his commission on finance etc .😎


So if the price is right you'd go for the 'stang'?
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Think so Opti , had a soft top in the US a few years back  & loved it promised myself one if ever the opportunity & finances allowed.

They look good and sound great. Good value for the performance. :y

......not sure about the stripe though. ;)


My Morris Marina 1800TC Coupe was Mustard coloured.  :-\

The thick black strip down the centre of the bonnet transformed it into the ultimate pussy magnet8)

I think I ought to grass you up to the Cat protection league. ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Broken Smartphone Screen
« on: 23 September 2018, 17:04:04 »
I've replaced a few Samsung screens. Not too bad a job if you're careful. Certainly worth getting a new one off Ebay and giving it a go. :y
The later ones are a bit like later gayphone screens, where the glass, digitiser and lcd are all glue together, not like the earlier type whey its one unit.

Its this type that I personally struggle with, as trying to remove smashed glass that's glue to the digitiser is quite challenging ;D. Or I never figured out the knack ;D.


You've reminded me, my stupid gayPhone needs a new battery...    ...fortunately, due to crApples shinanigans with "battery optimisation" (ie, crippling performance) on tired batteries, they will do it for 25.  Now a decent battery is 15 (I'll ignore the really crappy 5 from egay with tools type batts ;D).    ...decisions, decisions...  ...for the sake of a tenner, can I be arsed to do it.  Obviously, the flip side is can I be arsed to a) go to Central Milton Keynes, b) deal with the groats at crApple.


with ref to a) and b) though, this stupid, gay, useless 3k CrapBook has the well documented keyboard issues, and as work bought it, I feel I should be able to get it sorted in works time :). And I could get the gayPhone sorted at the same time.

Yes, I think that's the type I've come across. A bit of heat from SWMBO's hair dryer did the trick in getting them to separate, for me at any rate.

.. and, of course you'll get the battery and DIY. I can't see you lasting 5 minutes at a "genius bar" without being escorted from the premises (as I would be, in fairness). ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Broken Smartphone Screen
« on: 23 September 2018, 13:27:53 »
I've replaced a few Samsung screens. Not too bad a job if you're careful. Certainly worth getting a new one off Ebay and giving it a go. :y

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 23 September 2018, 13:04:31 »
Bloody hell, Josh is alive!
I know. I must have put the novichok on the wrong door ;D
We need to have a curry sometime... :y

Then you can put it on the chicken and chips. ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Student loans repaid
« on: 21 September 2018, 16:16:01 »
We've got Tony B. Liar to thank for it. It was he who decided that everybody had to go, and if some couldn't cope with Engineering or Law then they'd dumb it down with degrees in hairdressing and stamp collecting.  ::)

University is aimed primarily at preparing people for a life of academic research not for a job in business. As such, at the relatively low levels of take-up academia needed, it was fine to fund it from the public purse, but, now we have students saddling themselves with loads of debt when the vast majority would be much better off getting a position in industry with some on-the-job training, an option that is self-financing to boot.

What we really need to be doing is promoting vocational schemes like apprenticeships, and bringing back polytechnics and tech colleges, not trying to find ways to dress up a system that is fundamentally flawed.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Root and Branch rail review
« on: 21 September 2018, 10:45:21 »
The by-pass will probably never get built now and 20 years on, that stretch of road through the 2 villages is a nightmare. Especially in the summer, when it can take over an hour to do the 10 miles between Lyme Regis and Bridport!  :(  >:(

I've always wondered why they've never improved that stretch. ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Student loans repaid
« on: 21 September 2018, 10:43:01 »
Today, the last Direct Debit for my student loan repayment left my bank account, meaning that this year both SWMBO and I will join the ranks of the estimated 30% of students who actually pay back their loans.

A very useful 400pcm to add back into the kitty, but in some ways a sad moment, my youth now feels a bit further away than it did before.

Not as far away as mine, where student loans weren't a "thing" when I was a student. :-[

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