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What we need is a First World Problem thread...  ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: KFC crisis
« on: Yesterday at 18:32:04 »
I find it astounding that a company that can't even deliver luggage from the aircraft to the carousel can a) win a contract the size of KFC, and b) screw it up enough to near enough bankrupt the restaurants*... :o

*obviously this wasn't my first choice of word.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Dead Person
« on: Yesterday at 18:27:31 »
Billy Graham, 99years. Good innings serving the Lord.  8)
A damn good innings  ;)

Be interesting to see what Dave says about this later...

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General Discussion Area / Re: Everything going wrong part 2
« on: Yesterday at 02:12:06 »
Top marks to the blue light brigade for making sure you were OK! Shame the RAC took three hours (or more) to turn up, though..

Fairly typical of the RAC. Last summer my brakes failed due to the rear discs being solid and not vented. I waited 1.5 hours for a bloke to come and agree that, oh like you said, you'll be needing recovery, and another 2 hours for a recovery truck and then 2 hours to do what would have taken me one hour.
Although some credit must be given to the complete oppstarding tunc that fitted solid discs with a vented caliper >:(

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General Car Chat / Re: According to Autocar magazine.....
« on: 20 February 2018, 21:37:48 »

Is there a petrol option? No. I'd have to go for your XF-R for petrol engine, of that age. There is no 3.0 V6 petrol, it would *have* to be the V8.

Actually, there is, its the 240bhp lump out of the S-type, they didn't make many and they're not what you'd call fast, or popular, but they can be had for about £8k. Also, it depends on the age range you're looking at, I think they dropped it when they moved to 3.0D from the 2.7.

*Michael Caine voice* "Not a lot of people know that"

EDIT: They're actually cheaper than I thought!

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201802093580056?maximum-badge-engine-size=3.0&radius=1500&model=XF&postcode=ox279bn&make=JAGUAR&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&sort=price-asc&advertising-location=at_cars&fuel-type=Petrol&page=1
Ah yes, but it's too saloon/old/high mileage/wrong colour*

*delete as applicable  :D

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Which head unit ?
« on: 19 February 2018, 23:41:07 »
Facelift or mid facelift  :-\

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General Discussion Area / Re: Why?
« on: 19 February 2018, 23:00:22 »
OK, so I leave the auto enrollment running and invest the difference upto 15 ish% gross... Considering moving personal stakeholder and two small auto enrolled plans into a third auto enrollment scheme and then investing £250-300 a month into a spread of mutual funds and let compound interest do its thing...  :-\

Just been TUPEd so await the new pension scheme with baited breath ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: Radio adverts for EVs..
« on: 19 February 2018, 22:48:36 »
Seriously people, if you have to ask if a car is going to explode if it gets wet, do us all a favour and take your new EV for a long drive off a short pier... :o

Please don't advocate polluting our oceans!
Ooh look... A volunteer  :D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Wish I was a dog whisperer
« on: 19 February 2018, 20:08:03 »
My friend had a dog that would go round the garden looking for where the cats had buried their shit and then she would dig it up and eat it!  ::)

If my mate yelled at her she would look all guilty and slink away with her tail between her legs.  ;D

Ours does that .. and there's a lot of cat crap in the garden as we're surrounded by them and have two of our own. Yelling at him doesn't seem to work though; I think if you look up "selective hearing" in the dictionary there's a picture of a Staffie..
Having a chat with a Tibetan terrorist  ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Why?
« on: 19 February 2018, 19:25:08 »
What about investing privately as an alternative to auto enrollment schemes?

Is the growth taxed annually or only upon drawdown?

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Omega General Help / Re: what do you do
« on: 19 February 2018, 18:22:20 »
Wasn't trying to suggest you bodged it Nick, merely that you tend not to extend tasks needlessly  :y

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Omega General Help / Re: what do you do
« on: 19 February 2018, 17:29:53 »
On my 2.6 I have to put about 6 litres in to bring to max on dip stick?
Cartridge filter holds more oil than spin on... Other variables include oil temp when drained and how long it's left to drain for... I suspect that Nick refits the sump plug when the trickle stops.

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General Car Chat / Re: End of an era
« on: 18 February 2018, 23:55:13 »
I've started thinking about a replacement tow car. Trouble is there aren't many that can comfortably tow 1865kg, that are not FWD, are not slip & grip semi 4x4 or have a DSG  type automated manual gearbox.  :-\ :-\
4matic E Class estate...

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Omega General Help / Re: Vectra vxr 345mm front Brake swap?
« on: 18 February 2018, 22:24:41 »
Thatís for porsche calipers, Iíve had the 18z calipers on but stupidly sold them and the price has gone up to buy more so looking for a cheaper option

Got 18z's on one of mine  :) but looking for an upgrade that'll fit under 17 inch wheels on he project car.
Fit '04 Pontiac GTO/Base Monaro calipers with Monaro front brake hoses :y

Disc's are the same diameter and thickness are identical, as are the caliper mounts... Pad area is about 50% extra with two pistons per caliper.

I know everyone keeps saying fit these brakes but Iíve never seen any forsale?
Have you tried looking?  ???

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