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Messages - biggriffin

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General Discussion Area / Re: Dishwasher
« on: Yesterday at 15:52:30 »
Our water's that hard even the krays runaway. :D

Omega General Help / Re: lamba sensor fitment
« on: Yesterday at 15:50:17 »
The lands wires and connectors are long enough, you need to un-clip them and re-route using cable ties, when fitting the lamda's the first lamda goes in the new hole,which is put after the cat on the 3.0L down pipe.

Did mine years ago, never any problems at not time,with emissions.

And motorway service stations do not have any local competition....

I think the rents at motorway service stations cause prices to be hugely inflated

That's an old chestnut, they charge because they can,captive audience,  the sites used to be owned by the dot(highway's) then the government sold them, and the MSA, bought the land, as did some private equity firms.

General Discussion Area / Re: Dishwasher
« on: 15 June 2018, 13:55:21 »
With our dishwasher, you check the salt the old fashioned way, using the old mi1 eyeball, seems to work fine.

Unleaded in hoof'land £1.24

In Gibraltar last Tuesday £0.91p p/l.

Driving around this week, cheapest I've seen is £1.23 p/l the dearest £1.48p/l.Unleaded. on motorway of course. Because it costs more to deliver, ????  That's what a manager at Moto once said.
Was told by a tanker driver a few years ago that how far the filling station was from the refinery/depot made a difference. Was he yanking my chain. :-\

Only slightly, these mway services obviously don't have any fuel tankers that drive past, or stop, so it's a one off delivery,  ::) :o

General Car Chat / Re: Replacing the Skoda..
« on: 14 June 2018, 10:46:44 »
So I've come to my senses (some would say) and am considering off-loading the Skoda to save the £460/mo PCP and get something older and bought outright now that I'm no longer doing starship mileage.

So what does a friend send me? This:

Why, why must he tempt me..  ;D

No price on it.

In Gibraltar last Tuesday £0.91p p/l.

Driving around this week, cheapest I've seen is £1.23 p/l the dearest £1.48p/l.Unleaded. on motorway of course. Because it costs more to deliver, ????  That's what a manager at Moto once said.

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 13 June 2018, 17:31:18 »
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)

We just use to sit in the back of what ever van dad had, bit of old carpet,or blankets, we survived.

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 13 June 2018, 12:39:23 »
Yes, defo 5 in the back of mine, 5 in back of bros. Saloon has more space. Generally each couple had a large suitcase, and one the next size down.  Racking brains what else we had, one year I recall a Note.

Easier now, with just 7 of us normally coming.

Why bother with a child seat, nobody else does in the euro places I've been lately.  A xfer coach won't have either ;)

Obviously, if you want to put barriers into the way, try Skegness, which you should be able to get for similar money.

Cause the child is only 6 months old, I would not be happy with 6 month old on a lap. Even if it was legal.

Doing Ireland next year, but driving the mum bus. Also doing New York, but leaving the kids here for that one.  :D

Do what every one else does then, take child seat with you,or hire it from car company,or even go to local superstore and buy one,when you land.

I think easy-jet don't charge for carseats, our Gatwick member might know more. :)

General Discussion Area / Re: RAC says fuel prices are too high
« on: 13 June 2018, 08:42:47 »
The way it's kept high, is the tankers with the crude, are left sat in the sea until the price rise's..

And they (rac)  are they thinking that the petrol companies will pass on any savings,, he'll will freeze over first.

General Car Chat / Re: Remove marks left from bird shit?
« on: 12 June 2018, 16:37:50 »
Don't let her in the car again,if she does that :D

Gets hat and leaves.

Omega General Help / Re: X30 block with y26 head
« on: 11 June 2018, 21:29:19 »
Daz did this to my cousins 2.6 when the bottom end went , 2.6 head on 3.0 block and it ran sweetly with no ill effects

As Kev sugested above, Daz fitted the 2.6 plenum and other DBW bits to the 3ltr block and ported head from Obi  ;)

And yes, it did go very well  :D :y

Yeah. And it runs with the 2.6 ECU?
Pull the 2.6, remove the loom throttle body and sensors and fit them all to the 3.0. Fit the 3.0 and call it done.

That's the basics, obviously a cambelt kit would be a good idea. Also double check that the cylinder heads have the two bolt holes for the individual coil packs, post '98 3.0 should have them :y

Fixed,, some didn't, the early my2000,, 3.0L didn't.

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 11 June 2018, 21:09:00 »
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

Blimey,,, we were buying 24 tins of cruzcampo in Aldi for €10. Cheaper to drink beer than buy milk for tea. :y

General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 11 June 2018, 19:29:18 »
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