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General Car Chat / Re: Car shopping
« on: 26 September 2018, 16:56:54 »
How many are SUVs  ::)

Indeed. If you're going to drive something as agricultural as that, you might as well go the whole hog and run it on crude oil. ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Car shopping
« on: 26 September 2018, 15:55:11 »
Just piss in the tank. Same effect for free.  :D
Yeah - I've always thought that selling AdBlue was the ultimate example of "taking the Piss". ;D

What's the worst that could happen? - it's only a tractor. :D

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Omega General Help / Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« on: 26 September 2018, 15:53:15 »
I would say they only ever weep quite slowly, so I would think you'd be fine to put it together and drive it to a garage, to be honest. Especially if you've cleared the breathers. Nip up the cam cover bolts to their specified 8nm as well, just in case the leak has been precipitated by one of two of them working loose.

If it hadn't taken months for that oil to build up the plug wells would have overflowed all over the place and the problem would have been very obvious before stripping it down.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Mrs May's speech Friday afternoon
« on: 26 September 2018, 14:47:26 »
I am glad I don't have to vote in Uk elections.

I think all three parties are sadly lacking.

This lack of history is what helps get so many young supporters for the EU for example.
There are three parties?

I was just going to say..

But yes, apparently the Monster Raving Looney party is still a thing, and head quartered about a mile from where I'm sitting now. ;)

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Omega General Help / Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« on: 26 September 2018, 13:17:21 »
although the first odd thing or two was that the Allen key I had to use on the sump plug, and the socket on the oil filter housing, was Imperial sizes
Which shows whomever normally services your car is slapdash, and used odd parts.
.. unless it's still a torx. You can always find a size of allen key that fits them - sort of, and while it's on the sump it's difficult to see what you're dealing with .

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General Discussion Area / Re: Mrs May's speech Friday afternoon
« on: 26 September 2018, 10:01:19 »
Do Labour have a BREXIT stance?  :-\

Based on the radio, yesterday, I believe their stance is "Vote us in and you can have another referendum on whether or not you actually want to leave (you don't, remember that, vote right this time)"

.. whilst, at the same time, employing Corbyn to ensure that they don't actually get voted in. ;D Once the shite has finally hit the fan, they'll ditch him, and campaign along the lines of "look what a mess the tories made of brexit!" whilst conveniently forgetting that they brought nothing whatsoever of use to the table themselves. ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Liverpool has changed its name !
« on: 25 September 2018, 14:03:46 »
SO glad I stocked up on that mind bleach now.

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General Car Chat / Re: F1,superbike,F16,electric car drag race
« on: 25 September 2018, 14:02:49 »
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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General Discussion Area / Re: Liverpool has changed its name !
« on: 24 September 2018, 23:24:39 »
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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General Car Chat / Re: F1,superbike,F16,electric car drag race
« on: 24 September 2018, 23:10:31 »
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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General Car Chat / Re: F1,superbike,F16,electric car drag race
« on: 24 September 2018, 17:30:56 »
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: 24 September 2018, 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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