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Omega General Help / Re: What car should I buy?
« on: Yesterday at 21:34:30 »
Considered only if lost 3.2 in very near future.  :)
Ah, my bad, was thinking this was if the London emission zones moved out.

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General Car Chat / Re: volvo v40 squeaking noises
« on: Yesterday at 21:32:20 »
Need to get in that area and eliminate pads, foreign matter and wheel bearing.

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Omega General Help / Re: What car should I buy?
« on: Yesterday at 21:23:35 »
True, I would not bother with LPG though. No need and with London emissions rules, not worth investing.

Prefer smooth petrol as my commuter, if going ~2k banger budget. 8)

Eg

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201810031147476

Expensive yes, but looks very clean.
But older, so will have same chassis corrosion issues, and same (potential) emission issues.

Or have I missed something  :-\

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General Car Chat / Re: volvo v40 squeaking noises
« on: Yesterday at 21:21:01 »
Was that noise you heard spinning wheel from the wheel hub area?

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Omega General Help / Re: What car should I buy?
« on: Yesterday at 21:10:36 »
fit a heater blower resister from ECP and stand well back.
//TB strokes chin....

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Wiper stalk problem
« on: Yesterday at 21:08:15 »
I do have the Haynes manual but the one I have is for 94-99 pre-Face lift Omegas.


Thanks
Look at "Late Models", and that is same for the MID and wiper stalk :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Paddington 24
« on: Yesterday at 21:05:01 »
So to build extra road space for even more cars and lorries to clog up, instead of creating additional rail space to operate faster trains to move even more thousands of people and tonnes of freight? ::)

Creating that extra road space over the decades I have witnessed has just not worked, but with all the current transitional difficulties the railways are shifting even more passengers than ever before, most of whom do arrive on time or near enough.  Unlike driving from the south east to, say, The Lake District and maybe arriving some time after 11 hours of "parked" driving.

In any case, after reading what others think is going to happen soon to the private motor car, we will all be grateful for an advanced, high tech, joined up public transport system! ;D ;D ;)
Trains are now significantly slower - Brum to London used to be under 1h20m by 2 very different routes before railtrack decided HS2 would keep them in work. Trains were artificially slowed to make HS2's 55mins (going from nowhere useful to nowhere useful) seem worth the 28b-50b (for phase 1) of taxpayers money, depending which set of figures from HS2 Ltd to chose to use.

Additionally, the Northern lakes are approx 3.5-4hrs from here, and Dover is 2-2.5hrs from here. Assuming you are my side of Dover, where does 11hrs come from?

And as it happens, 3yrs ago my mum came up on hols with us one the Kirkstone Pass.  Her first comment when I collected her from Windermere was that she should have driven...


We need to forget about dicking around with 18th century technology. Its shit.


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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Wiper stalk problem
« on: Yesterday at 20:14:19 »
Do you have a wiring diagram, eg Haynes book of 'dangle berries', as I'm not near mine.

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The only problem with chicken shit (A40) canyon is when you're re testing your just WIM'd setup and as you round a corner descending you find some amoeba overtaking on the non-dual lane ascending the hill...
And its too slow, hence I use the wider part, commonly called the M40....
Where's the fun in that!  ::) :D

Many years ago the Police used to wait on the bottom of said M40 canyon (just before the Watlington turn) waiting for us red Cavalier SRi drivers to descend at errr the national speed limit.  :-X
A bit like the fikkers waiting at the bottom of the 3 mile long 9 mile hill on the A14. With their florry markings covered over with van colour magnetic strips.  Hardy playing the white man (other skin tones available, if you are a do-gooder).

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Omega General Help / Re: What car should I buy?
« on: Yesterday at 20:08:53 »

My Zaffy-A just will not rust or break down, despite my best attempts.  Its annoyingly reliable - as long as I put some electricity in it every few weeks when its unused, it just works, despite the glowplugs being sheared. Its so damn annoying.  Hopefully the new MOT rules will kill it.
first used on or after 1 August 1979 and before 1 July 2008
Maximum smoke value (absorption coefficient) measured under free
acceleration =3.0m-1 or plate value if lower  :y
what new rule will kill it ?
You're so oppsing depressing.

What does it take?  Its got that bad, its outside the house because I CBA to dump it somewhere.

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Wiper stalk problem
« on: Yesterday at 20:06:13 »
you need to run 2 wires from stalk to display, and 1 wire from stalk to one of the ground/earth studs behind instrument panel

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General Discussion Area / Re: Paddington 24
« on: Yesterday at 20:02:16 »
No, the answer is to build and maintain the latest EMU's to a far higher standard so the chances of them breaking down is relagated to "rare". ;)

Right. So we can neatly file that under "Never going to happen because profits" and move on. Next!
We'll have to subsidise it.

Think of the road improvements if all subsidies went there instead.

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General Car Chat / Re: Did I spot TBs big black .. Jaguar?
« on: Yesterday at 19:58:25 »
Going up the M1 last night, around the MK area. Personal plate of some form..

.. but then I thought "Nah, can't be. It's only doing 70 and it's in the middle lane." ;) ;D
I'm sure once I get around to my 3.5hrs of being patronised, I'll be a reformed character, and drive at 50....

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The only problem with chicken shit (A40) canyon is when you're re testing your just WIM'd setup and as you round a corner descending you find some amoeba overtaking on the non-dual lane ascending the hill...
And its too slow, hence I use the wider part, commonly called the M40....

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General Car Chat / Re: Pikeys
« on: Yesterday at 19:52:22 »
So, if I'm not breaking the speed limit on an empty road, and you come up behind me - then up yours :D
Not much chance of that, Silver Pikey, as we know the truth or your, errrr, "45mph" :P

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