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Messages - Kevin Wood

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General Discussion Area / Re: Avation memorabilla
« on: 13 June 2018, 16:08:57 »
Not really sure on your question but it reminded me of a diner that used to be near here called "Dakotas". The bar inside was made out of a section of C47 fuselage and the tail section was suspended in the adjacent lake as if it had crashed there - until the council jobsworths got their way. :(

There were a couple of Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasps on display in the restaurant too. I wonder what happened to them when it closed? Not sure I could have got one in the back of the Omega anyway. ;D

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 13 June 2018, 16:00:17 »
It’s not case of bubble wrap, just basic safety.  :y
I never did find out, as Mum got sidetrack about how, when we lived in Cyprus in the early 70s, 10 of us used to go up into Troodos (a significant trip before the main roads were built) in a single car.

I asked her about child seats and boosters etc, and she laughed.  Then Bro joined in, and reminded me when his now grown up kids came on holiday with us, they never had anything special beyond the seatbelt thats fitted to hire car.

Its a modern cancer on society, which I think is very sad  :'(

Carry cot on the back seat of a Triumph Herald did me proud! My dad did "upgrade" his car when there were three of us, mind - to a Morris shItal. 8)

Omega General Help / Re: failed mot emissions
« on: 12 June 2018, 12:45:23 »
Yep, I'd also expect a constant EML. It's possible they have been fitted to the 3.0 cat sections or that the sensors are still connected but not fitted to the exhaust.

They only perform a monitoring role, but not having them fitted means you won't find out about any other faults, as they will be masked.

General Discussion Area / Re: Trump/Kim Summit
« on: 12 June 2018, 11:59:06 »
Well it dosn't seem that anything startling has come out of it, but it's a start and I view it positively and with optimism.  :y

Trump even let Kim give The Beast a once over!  :)

Of course Trump's detractors are determined to be pessimistic and there is a very sniffy editorial in the Groaniad today.  I guess they are all choking on their skinny lattes;D

As Churchill famously said "Jaw jaw is better than war, war!"  :y

Made with Almond milk, I trust. :o

If only he'd been as constructive with the G7. Maybe they need to point a few nukes at him? ;D

Omega General Help / Re: failed mot emissions
« on: 12 June 2018, 11:56:50 »
It may have needed new cats and only the 3.0 style were cheaply available, or maybe someone thought they'd be less restrictive.

If you don't have post-cat sensors fitted, then you will never have a happy ECU, so I assume the engine management warning light has been removed, or is constantly on (which is now an MOT fail).

Omega General Help / Re: Brake pedal creep.
« on: 12 June 2018, 11:54:18 »
no. air enters abs if you let reservoir empty. Then you need a tech2.

To think I've been putting off the job because I was told by a mechanic years ago, that it would introduce air into the ABS pump if not done right and that would be expressive to put right. So I always let them do the job if needed.  :o

Now I know different. So keep the reservoir cap on and keep as much fluid in the pipe as possible with a bung or similar. Untill ready to change the hose over for the new one. :y


The reservoir cap is vented, so it's best to place a bit of polythene over the top, then screw the cap down. This will prevent fluid draining out when you have open pipe ends. Clamping the flexi pipes is also a good idea, but, if you have to replace the flexi pipe, clearly you need to seal the reservoir cap too.

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 12 June 2018, 09:31:09 »
Did a third of a bottle yesterday, and no hangover :o

Mind you, I have been practicing since Thursday  ::)

It wasn't the hangover I was worried about. Only time I ever tried it, it bounced.. and my similarly afflicted mate baggsied the only loo before I got there. :(

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 11 June 2018, 23:14:55 »
Any where near Maspalomas per chance :D
From you, head towards Gibraltar, then travel the entire length of the Med ;)
was there last week, filling hire car up, 98pL, fags £22 per 200,  diserano £12.50 for huge bottle,, otherwise nothing else is cheap.
Petrol is about that here in GC, flags vary between £20-35... Biggest shock was that a litre of JD is €30 :o had I known, I would have bought some with me ::) Still at €12 a litre, Malibu is perfectly drinkable once the hotel bar shuts at 11 :D
Ahh, you've gone to one of those parallel universe things. ;)

Omega General Help / Re: X30 block with y26 head
« on: 11 June 2018, 10:13:11 »
If you put 2.6 heads on a 3.0, you'll end up with a dangerously high compression ratio, IMHO.

Fit the 3.0 as it is with the 2.6 ancillaries and loom. Mile4age doesn't really trouble these engines.

I got into a taxi at Munich airport many years back. I was sitting in the back of a Merc. trying to convert km/h to MPH. There were quite a lot of them (over 200, IIRC), and when I worked out the answer I wished I hadn't. :-\

The weather? Thick fog. :o

General Discussion Area / Re: Best karaoke song...
« on: 09 June 2018, 17:33:36 »
As I walk home, I'm starting to wonder if I'll regret the third pint of Plum Porter tomorrow.

I had pints and pints of that stuff at a music festival the weekend before last. Lovely. :-*

No after effects. Sure would have remembered it if there were as I was camping, with one loo per eleventy million punters. ;D

General Discussion Area / Re: Best karaoke song...
« on: 09 June 2018, 10:25:17 »
This brings back very bad memories of the time a mate of mine tried to sing Cotton Eye Joe in a bar in Rhodes.  :-X

I pretended I didn't know him for the rest of the evening. ::)

General Car Chat / Re: I suppose that was inevitable
« on: 08 June 2018, 17:57:03 »
On the plus side - look! They've lasted half a tank of fuel. :y

General Car Chat / Re: Toyota 1Q?
« on: 08 June 2018, 17:56:15 »
Having cleaned yet more dog crap of the back, and given it a bit a a vacuum clean, the stink is starting to get better.

So, road tax is low, about £30 or so I think, and almost 60 mpg ! I'm thinking we might hang onto it as a runabout and see how it goes, 2009 and only 27,500 miles. I'll be looking into repair costs which I think will be pretty high as it may need to go to an official dealer. 60 mpg ! almost as good as my MV6 3.2   ::)

To help get rid of odour, put some fresh coffee granules in a bowl leave under the seat, also try a bowl of scented cat litter.

Yep, or cut open a bag of charcoal and leave it in there for a while.

General Discussion Area / Re: Mind boggling
« on: 07 June 2018, 20:55:47 »
What I don't understand is, non-stop or not, why the Hell would you want to come to this Country if you live in Australia….

Culture, history, family roots, an absence of poisonous creatures..... I thought about mentioning, English spoken properly, manners and civilised behaviour, but they are from a bygone era now.
Then there's the beer that's actually chewable... ::)
FYFY Mr W...
Indeed.. :y And black. I'm going through a phase where it needs to look like old engine oil. :-*

EDIT: But not Guinness, natch. :(

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