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 71 
 on: Today at 17:19:27 
Started by TheBoy - Last post by TheBoy
as TB seems to mop up all the shite from these companies!
Clearly I'm too demanding, I'm asking too much when I pay my money and expect the item I ordered to turn up and be the correct, new part.


Given this revelation, I should humbly apologise to the oppswits.  opps that.


As predicted, ECP seem easier to deal with than their CP4L outfit

 72 
 on: Today at 16:33:36 
Started by Varche - Last post by Field Marshal Dr. Opti
I stopped watching 'The Bridge' when the male detective took 2 vulnerable teenage girls back to his flat to sleep.

It's as though the script writers had no idea of the possible consequences. Couldn't take it seriously after that.

Be fair, his own two daughters of a similar age had gone missing, so an emotional attachment context was reasonable.
Having said that, it is reaching to think it would have been acceptable in this day and age. :y

There is that......but it would never be deemed appropriate for a policeman to take two vulnerable girls home......Even if wholly innocent. They could easily have come up with 'he touched us' scenario if so minded. Then what would happen?

See my 2nd sentence. :y

I already have and broadly agree. :)

 73 
 on: Today at 16:30:14 
Started by biggriffin - Last post by zirk
So its not really Bogof,       .......more like Buy One get Bogor All.

 74 
 on: Today at 16:27:24 
Started by Varche - Last post by zirk
Reports are coming in that Poland fans have gone on the rampage!  :-\

Apparently so far 375 cars have had a full valet!  :)
Just hope they remember to close the Roof before it starts Raining again.

 75 
 on: Today at 15:53:43 
Started by Varche - Last post by Shackeng
I stopped watching 'The Bridge' when the male detective took 2 vulnerable teenage girls back to his flat to sleep.

It's as though the script writers had no idea of the possible consequences. Couldn't take it seriously after that.

Be fair, his own two daughters of a similar age had gone missing, so an emotional attachment context was reasonable.
Having said that, it is reaching to think it would have been acceptable in this day and age. :y

There is that......but it would never be deemed appropriate for a policeman to take two vulnerable girls home......Even if wholly innocent. They could easily have come up with 'he touched us' scenario if so minded. Then what would happen?

See my 2nd sentence. :y

 76 
 on: Today at 15:52:59 
Started by Andy A - Last post by Shackeng
Taken note and have now put the axle stands under the brackets to the diff and also wheels under the car.  :y I am using two large trolley jacks and there just wasn't room to place the stands along side as well. Thanks for the ideas.  :y

I have another problem. How do I get the rear discs off without damaging them?

I have loosened the brake shoes off on both sides using the adjuster and the discs refused to bodge. I can only grip the discs in one place so cannot wiggle it side to side like the front ones.

I always jacked the back up from under the diff & put my axle stands somewhere near the the rear do-nut bushes.

A large soft faced mallet often helps a drum to let go of the hub, though on my Smart Roadster I'd to leave it a week soaking in Plusgas.

Not recommended, but this article explains: http://www.floorjackadvisor.com/blog/can-i-use-the-differential-as-a-jack-point/

 77 
 on: Today at 15:43:55 
Started by Andy A - Last post by Lizzie Zoom
With a bit of careful positioning, you can place an axle stand under the metal strap / surround of the rear diff mountings. They need to be reasonably extended though. I would always have a secondary support elsewhere, even if it is just the wheels themselves under the car on the 'chassis rails'. Don't under any circumstances place the axle stands or a jack under the diff itself as it will destroy the mountings because of the upwards force.

But then you are putting yourself unnecessarily at risk as you position the axle stands. :o :o

As I stated, there is no reason why you cannot position the axle stands beside a carefully positioned trolley jack on the main jacking point plate. ;)

I have done that ever since my first Omega donkeys of years ago.

 78 
 on: Today at 15:36:28 
Started by Varche - Last post by Field Marshal Dr. Opti
I stopped watching 'The Bridge' when the male detective took 2 vulnerable teenage girls back to his flat to sleep.

It's as though the script writers had no idea of the possible consequences. Couldn't take it seriously after that.

Be fair, his own two daughters of a similar age had gone missing, so an emotional attachment context was reasonable.
Having said that, it is reaching to think it would have been acceptable in this day and age. :y

There is that......but it would never be deemed appropriate for a policeman to take two vulnerable girls home......Even if wholly innocent. They could easily have come up with 'he touched us' scenario if so minded. Then what would happen?


 79 
 on: Today at 15:36:16 
Started by BazaJT - Last post by Lizzie Zoom

They use Standard gauge, 4 foot 8 1/2 inches, like us, as do most of Europe apart from Spain.  That is why trains can run freely through the Chunnel and travel across most of Europe.


I thought they'd outlawed the use of imperial measurements in the EU, so surely that should be 2.2479m gauge?  ::)  ;D

I'm an Imperial minded Lady so let the Europeans call it what it likes! :P :P ;D ;D ;D ;)

...and anyway standard gauge there is 1,435 millimetres (4' 8 1/2") ;D ;)

As a sideline note I have always chuckled over the Spanish Canfranc International Railway Station in the Pyrenees, that was an extensive complex built to speedily handle through traffic into France and back.  However a mistake was made somewhere during the planning.  It was suddenly realised that the Spanish track gauge of 5 ft 5.8 inches (1,672 millimetres) did not match the French main line gauge of 4' 8 1/2" (1,435 millimetres)!!  Ooooops! ;D ;D ;D

Up until 1970 all that meant that lengthy stops took place with an interchange of passengers between Spanish trains and French trains! :P :P :P

Also, as an interesting historical fact, many Nazis escaped to Spain as the Third Reich collapsed taking their looted wealth! ;)

 80 
 on: Today at 15:29:08 
Started by Varche - Last post by Shackeng
Hidden. Competent enough cop drama but have you noticed it is remarkably similar to The Bridge?:

The male and female leads both have something of a personality disorder for want of a better word
There are subtitles
There is something dark and horrible going on
There is even a bridge!

I haven't seen that, must look for it. :y

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