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Messages - Kevin Wood

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General Car Chat / Re: Corsa, Engine Problems
« on: Today at 17:32:39 »
What do I leave myself wide open to, and, why have you quoted the rules for the for sale sections in your reply?

I'm not trying to sell anything  :-\
Where have I quoted selling rules? :-\
Ahhhh....I see. Sorry, James, I have obviously copied stuff previously and, for some reason, it’s pasted itself there. Please ignore my nonsense. The thread where all of this crap was originally pasted has been deleted by one of the mods. Apologies.

Good good. So what’s causing the low compression in no3  :D

I'm sure it must be against the forum guidelines to have such an insufficiency of cylinders. That's what he meant. :y

Given that the engine had run very poorly and no.3 did improve with the addition of oil, I wonder if it had been previously bore-washed.

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General Car Chat / Re: New MOT Test
« on: Yesterday at 14:25:14 »
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

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Headlight washer Q...
« on: 21 January 2018, 19:41:51 »
Can't think of one. :y

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General Car Chat / Re: New MOT Test
« on: 21 January 2018, 19:40:36 »
With a  bit of luck the new diesel tests will get some of the poorly chipped / badly maintained tractors off the road. Otherwise, can't see much to be concerned about as an Omega owner.

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 20 January 2018, 09:04:47 »
Removed the ignition lock and switch on the the 3.2 as occasionally it fails to start with no dimming of lights. All battery connections and earth strap connections appear OK, and are not getting warm when running, hence replacing the electrical switch (£8 inc postage) to eliminate as a problem. The indications are identical to those I had on the TD a year or so ago, so I am hoping this is the same (switch) problem. While in there I have dismantled and cleaned the mechanical switch section which was mucky inside, although all sliders are in good shape. :y

If that doesn't fix it, bear in mind that the signal to the solenoid passes through the auto box selector switch on the petrol models, I believe. Not unusual to get a bit of moisture in there in this weather. :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: HMRC Spam
« on: 19 January 2018, 23:33:06 »
Oh <sigh!> Angela's been spamming you too? This weekend's job.   >:(

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General Discussion Area / Re: Speeding Q...
« on: 19 January 2018, 16:11:50 »
What's the standard response to NSL +30 on a motorway?

Not me and my Desmond :D
  :o Drop pants , bend over , apply KY jelly

I don't think you get the K-Y at 30 MPH over. :-\

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General Car Chat / Re: Fiesta ST
« on: 19 January 2018, 16:05:02 »
Then again, engines that are looked after generally outlast the bodywork on modern cars (especially Fiestas!) so why not shift the balance back a little?

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General Car Chat / Re: Fiesta ST
« on: 18 January 2018, 23:47:38 »
Two pots? How’s that going to work without being rough as a bears arse? Flywheel the size of the London Eye?

People are used to diseasels these days. Anything's possible. ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Donald’s cognitive test
« on: 18 January 2018, 12:39:45 »
If you go through the succession list, the Russian ties go so deep in the WH and GOP, you are quite a way down the list before you get to a clean politician. :o :o :o

The force of Oxymoron is strong in this forum today. ::)

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Omega General Help / Re: Fitting poly bushes to front wishbones
« on: 18 January 2018, 11:47:02 »
.. unless you're talking about the track rod end, in which case, yes. ;)

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Omega General Help / Re: Fitting poly bushes to front wishbones
« on: 18 January 2018, 11:45:49 »
Equally, swapping the balljoint will kill the geometry. ;)

Depends how accurately it's made. I've certainly got away with it in the past where it's made no difference. There's less margin for a significant error in a little casting as opposed to a pressed steel wishbone a foot long. The trick is to find a tyre depot who charge per adjustment made. ;)

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Omega General Help / Re: Fitting poly bushes to front wishbones
« on: 18 January 2018, 10:22:04 »
I did mine while it was still attached to the car, bit of a faff but not too bad.

If you take the wishbone off then realistically you will need to get the four wheel alignment done whereas if you only remove the front bolt you won`t need to get it done.

That alone makes it worth the hassle.

Not really. Alignment will remain unchanged unless you actually change the wishbone for a different one or loosen the camber or toe adjustments.

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General Car Chat / Re: I want one
« on: 18 January 2018, 10:18:19 »
The comment about the futuristic Triumph made me laugh..."it`s a shame we`re not driving around in cars like this"......er...no it`s not  ;D

Don't forget the highly acclaimed Acclaim.

The motoring world has yet to catch up. :)

A mate of mine still drives one. An absolutely mint A reg. example.

TBH, it's streets ahead of the shite that the rest of BL were making in the 80's, largely because it's a Honda.

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General Car Chat / Re: I want one
« on: 18 January 2018, 09:26:33 »
The comment about the futuristic Triumph made me laugh..."it`s a shame we`re not driving around in cars like this"......er...no it`s not  ;D

Now there's an oxymoron. ;D

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