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General Car Chat / Failure to stop after accident
« on: 16 November 2017, 16:26:04 »
 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( While I was stopped and pulled in tight to the side of our narrow lane, a horse box scraped the rear OS of SWMBO's Jazz. It didn't stop, but probably didn't look in side mirror to ensure clearance. (Young woman driver.) Reported it to local fuzz shop and just got a reference number. The last time this happened to me, they gave me the owners name and address, and I claimed direct from him, no aggro with insurance etc. I am reluctant to report it to our insurance, as they have a habit of loading you as if it was your fault. >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Can anyone tell me what is likely to happen with this report?
'Bugger all' did I hear someone say? :-\ :y

General Discussion Area / Motorway service access
« on: 27 October 2017, 18:38:47 »
During a chat today the question was posed, is it against the law to use a service road to access motorway services. I used to exit the M1 years ago at the Watford Gap Services using their service road as it saved me a few miles, and was never stopped by the occasionally parked police car.  The signs say "Authorised vehicles only", but is this enshrined in law?

General Discussion Area / Google spy?
« on: 17 October 2017, 12:57:32 »
As most of you know I am a techno numpty, so can anyone explain what is going on here. For the last few days, when I go on to google on our iPad, it immediately offers the sites that I have been looking at on my PC. I have not knowingly set up any network between them, so how the h**l does Google/Apple know what I was looking at on the PC? >:( >:( >:(

General Discussion Area / WiFi extender
« on: 16 October 2017, 16:10:41 »
Amazon have a WAVlink N300 for 17. Has anyone used these or have any knowledge of them? I need to use wifi to reach the Mondeo on the drive, and also for the iPad in the garage. :-\

Omega General Help / Brake discs
« on: 07 October 2017, 17:10:57 »
On clearing out the midden garage, I discovered an unmarked box with two new vented brake discs, 286/7mm dia., in it. I can't recall when, why or where I got them. :-[ Will they fit the rear of my 3.2 Elite saloon?  :-\ :y

General Discussion Area / Rain forest
« on: 06 October 2017, 19:19:38 »
Can anyone remember being told how computers were going to save the rain forest as they would do away with the requirement for paper? I guess the rain forests have all gone by now, given the ludicrous amount of paper dross that comes through my letter box. >:(

General Discussion Area / OOF
« on: 03 October 2017, 19:15:10 »
I know I've said it before, but having had snide clever dick replies recently following a request for help on another forum, I would just like to say again what a pleasure it is to read posts on this forum where members help/or are helped. I have just had my cam belt done FOC by James, and other members have parts sent to them to help out.
Thanks again OOF, a great forum.
 :y :y :y :y :y :y :y

Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Bonnet lid support rubber
« on: 29 September 2017, 09:31:22 »
Has anyone got one these that fits in the channel above the wing? my LH one on the FL has gone walkabout. >:( :y

General Car Chat / Huzzah for James V6CDX
« on: 28 September 2017, 20:16:17 »
Once again James demonstrated what a skilled Omega man he is. Came over this PM and replaced the cam belt on the 3.2 in what seemed like no time at all. The best bit for me, and why I asked him to do it, was that he was able to confirm that I had got it spot on when I replaced it five years ago.
Thanks very much James, I hope you had a good journey home, I was delighted to see how much you had recovered from that horrendous accident, and I look forward to seeing you again for my test. :y :y :y

General Discussion Area / Amazon Firestick
« on: 23 September 2017, 22:34:34 »
For some reason says that it is not connected to the internet. Checked all the connections, can still get catchup TV through the same system, which is routed through the house wiring via an Aztec plug pair. It appears to see the network as it lists 2 or 3 others, but insists that it is not connected. :-\ :-\ :-\
Any ideas? :y

General Discussion Area / Cookery experts?
« on: 23 September 2017, 11:13:30 »
I am now doing most of the cooking, and I decided to try making a lasagne yesterday, all went well until I followed the instructions to soften the lasagne pasta sheets, which when removed them from the water after several minutes were completely stuck together and unusable, so the lasagne became spag bol. Apart from doing each sheet individually, I am puzzled as to how to achieve the required result of several separate softened sheets.
Any experts out there to advise, feel free to ask SWMBO if necessary. ;) :y

General Car Chat / Tesla
« on: 16 September 2017, 10:07:11 »
A friend has recently bought one of these, and I was horrified to learn that he can only get about 100 miles out of an overnight charge at home. While these may be the way forward - although I doubt it, and expect hydrogen will eventually be the thing - the current state of charging and charge points does not appeal. :-\

General Discussion Area / TBitis
« on: 08 September 2017, 17:20:39 »
Shoot all drivers who sit at mini-roundabouts without indicating, presumably hoping the rest of us are checking the on-board crystal ball. >:( >:( >:(

General Car Chat / Gixer
« on: 20 August 2017, 09:50:34 »
Does anyone know how he's getting on with the V8 project Omega?

General Discussion Area / Political Correctness
« on: 09 August 2017, 18:39:08 »
We have a classic case of that today with the conviction of Asian men for sex offences. 13 years ago that obnoxnious man Nick Griffin of the BNP, accused Asians of this very offence, but, because of his politics, he was rubbished by all sides of the media, and politicians.
Given the successive cases of similar abuse, perhaps they should have listened to the message, instead of shooting the messenger. :-X

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