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General Discussion Area / Re: Fence Ownership Dispute
« on: Today at 00:10:30 »
I fully appreciate why you are taking the job on, but remember, once having done so, you will now own the fence. :y

Very good point.  :y

One you have repaired it once, you will have lost the ability to argue otherwise.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Women are strange
« on: Yesterday at 11:31:54 »
Sorry - yes it is a diesel. The 90 litres for 600 miles is 30 mpg but I recall that I refilled on empty signal but in fact 10 litres still left - so basically 34 mpg mainly motorway with some small amount. around town at destination
Thanks for info, I'll pass on tonight.  We were discussing MPG down the pub a couple of weeks ago, and how disappointed he was in the MPG - otherwise a lovely car, but too big for him being the LWB version, he found too cumbersome around town and carparks.  His normal driving style allows him to get 50+ from his (currently broken 1.9TDi A4), so I think he found it as a shock, esp when he was getting 25mpg from a clapped out 740 from the late 90s.

I didn't realise they were that much over 2 tons though :o, that's Range Rover type weights :o. Certainly helps explain the economy :)

Won't be clapped out yet, surely? Got another 20 years in it, I reckon. ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: My toy is getting expensive
« on: Yesterday at 11:29:21 »
Would you put the fronts on rear, once the rears were shot?

Think my tyre consumption will be higher than it was before.  ::)
If they are the same size, yes. The rears tend to wear out the middle, the fronts wear both edges.

I always try to put any new tyres on the front then rotate them to the rear, as even partially worn front tyres start to affect directional stability but they make no odds on the rear. Can't always arrange it, of course.

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General Car Chat / Re: More caravanists
« on: 15 December 2017, 23:19:24 »
Hell, even the Belgians have a higher speed limit than the UK, and everyone knows that the Belgians can't drive for shit ;D

.. and they have pot holes you can lose an Omega in. :o

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General Discussion Area / Re: so the children can build snowmans
« on: 15 December 2017, 19:30:28 »
One of ours mysteriously burnt down one night.  ::)

I saw this great glow in the sky and was rejoicing that the place had gone up. It was only one hut. Not surprising, really, the rest of the school was either concrete or metal. Nothing to burn. Of course, not even any insulation in those days as tree huggers weren't a thing. ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: More caravanists
« on: 15 December 2017, 16:48:10 »
Now consider the even greater expense and uselessness of a motorhome/camper

It must be a major ballache to have to pack up all your stuff, disconnect pipes full of sewerage, etc. just to nip down to the shops for some provisions - or anywhere, for that matter.

I guess that's why they drive around with a Smart dangling out the back.

I must confess to having the occasional desire to get one and just disappear for a few months, though. I guess, unless the journey is the whole reason you're going, though, it's not better than a tent in any way, and very much not better than a westfield and a small tent / hotel.*


*- unless it's raining ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: More caravanists
« on: 15 December 2017, 15:30:39 »
The only people who hate towing are those that can't :-X
I have no problem with towing.. Just wouldn't personally do it to a plastic bedsit.

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General Car Chat / Re: More caravanists
« on: 15 December 2017, 14:28:40 »
Perhaps it's the Wife Swapping/Damp/crapping in a bucket in your wardrobe. ;)

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General Car Chat / More caravanists
« on: 15 December 2017, 14:17:07 »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42330511

Hotel rooms also available.  ::)

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Omega General Help / Re: shock x4 replacement
« on: 15 December 2017, 13:47:43 »
B4s were almost indistinguishable from my original MV6 shocks when I changed them, so you could infer from that that they are equivalent to worn MV6 shocks. I don't see how anyone could think they are too firm unless you like driving a water bed. ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: so the children can build snowmans
« on: 14 December 2017, 13:49:00 »
I'm surprised in this mad world, the PC brigade hasn't insisted that its 'Snowperson'   ::)

The rug-muncher that runs our local primary school would insist snowman alternated every other day with snow-woman! :(

Additional carrot required, then, and probably some broccoli, seeing as I don't believe Brazillian snowmenpersons are a thing. ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Theres Snow
« on: 13 December 2017, 10:33:24 »
including in the last lot of snow we had. Not sure if that had winter tyres on, but thereís some big olí balls either way!
I seem to recall Kevin Wood trying similar one icy morning, and filling his nosecone full of earth bank.  I suspect big gonads sudden shrank. Plus there must have been poo...

Nope. There was no poo, I'm happy to report. Anyone suggesting that the gonads were in a position to shrink any further has clearly never driven a Westfield in sub-zero temperatures. :o

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General Car Chat / Re: The Merc v. Snow & Ice.
« on: 13 December 2017, 10:12:46 »
I canít fault the omegas handeling in the snow, very predictable and gentle.
Traction however is a problem on hills and as I live on a hill Iím leaving her at home for now!

So, would that be his water music, or the Messiah perhaps?  :y

He's not the Messiah! He's a very naughty boy... etc. :D

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General Discussion Area / Re: so the children can build snowmans
« on: 12 December 2017, 23:40:06 »
and the PE teachers would take turns to bum us
I never knew we went to the same school ::)
I do still have very naughty memories of Miss Ellis in her leotard, though.   :-*

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General Discussion Area / Re: not good, in any way shape or form
« on: 12 December 2017, 23:30:52 »
I must admit, my last flight on BA had me thinking I might just as well have used Ryanair, as exactly the same "budget" level of service was on offer for rather more money.

The only way to get a seat reservation next to your partner appears to be to fly with suffer them enough to get an executive club card as they get to scarf all the seat reservations before I even got to pay for one. >:(

This from and ex-silver card holder who flew with them at least every 2 weeks throughout the 90's and 00's. There's no doubt they've gone down the shitter since.

But.. my woes were nothing like what you're experiencing, Nigel. :o I do hope your troubles are soon over and you can get on with enjoying your holiday. :y

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