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General Car Chat / Fiesta ST
« on: 17 January 2018, 19:21:51 »
The new 2018 one will have the 3cylinder engine that cuts down to 2 when the 3rd is not needed :o.It will according to the figures published put out 200PS[whatever they are]There are 3 selectable driving modes Normal,Sport and Track,each one comes with what Ford term ESE-electronic sound enhancement-which alters the exhaust note for "enhanced"driving pleasure :D ;D

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General Car Chat / More oddities?
« on: 15 January 2018, 20:11:19 »
Or related problems?Yesterday I had the Omega out for a brief run round,the speedo and rev counter decided they'd put in a bit of work-they've taken to not bothering at times[I'm awaiting news of a replacement cluster]-when I got back outside the lock up the temp gauge registered just under 90 and the fans[all 3]kicked in,by the time they shut down the temp gauge was virtually at the bottom[cold end]of the gauge but did start to climb again.Also the radio-a ccr 2006-which I knew was refusing to recognize that there's a magazine in the multi changer-would switch off and the date would appear on the screen,this would then disappear off and the word code would appear,this would then go and the radio would resume playing[station info appearing on the screen]a few seconds later the sequence would repeat,all this without my touching any of the radio controls or steering wheel buttons ???Related problems or separate issues?

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General Discussion Area / Pictures questions
« on: 14 January 2018, 20:31:09 »
I've just read annihilators guide on uploading photos,seems pretty straight forward and I'll give it a whirl at some point.A couple of questions first though.Guide says confirm pictures are there and not too big,fair enough but what tells me they're too big?If they are too big how do I go about making them smaller?Sorry for the daft questions but I haven't a clue about such things.

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General Discussion Area / Shopping
« on: 13 January 2018, 20:23:50 »
Following on from another thread.Food shopping is for me the second worst type of shopping I do.the absolute worst is shopping for clothes I hate and detest doing that[which is why most of my clothes are old and well worn!]Now give me a good autojumble or better yet an old fashioned book shop-with old and new books-and I'll browse and shop for England!

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General Discussion Area / We should stop...
« on: 13 January 2018, 07:54:11 »
...calling such people drug users/junkies/smackheads/crackheads etc. as apparently it may stigmatize them :o Instead we should be calling them things like person with an addiction and other politically correct terms :D After all we don't want to cause them[or the do-gooders]offence do we? :-X

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General Discussion Area / Smart meters
« on: 09 January 2018, 19:07:15 »
Had a call from British gas today banging on about making an appointment to install this[these?]I've put them off until tomorrow for an answer as just to be on the safe side I want to check with my landlord as to whether they have any kind of policy in regard to such things.Having said that I don't know if there's any percentage in my having such a thing/things installed,after all if I want light then I'll turn one on and if I don't I'll turn it off,same with the gas heating-if I'm cold I'll turn it on if I'm not I won't,so what real use are these meters?It's only something I'd have stuck in a cupboard or something and pay no attention to anyway as far as I know.

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General Discussion Area / Degree of difficulty?
« on: 26 December 2017, 13:01:34 »
Put washer on today all was good[seemingly]until it hit spin cycle at which time it sounded as though I was washing bricks and the drum[viewed through the door window]was thrashing about in all directions!Immediately turned it off,pulled it from under worktop and took back plate off.Rotating the big wheel by hand I could hear/feel roughness and at certain points it would jam up but could be rotated through this with a bit of effort.Presumably it is the bearing that have gone? If so how difficult is it to change this/these-assuming I can find them available?The machine is a Hotpoint Experience HE7L252 about 4yrs old if that makes a difference.Any help/pointers appreciated.

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General Discussion Area / A sensible outlook
« on: 19 December 2017, 19:27:46 »
My eldest daughter has been in touch to say her youngest daughter went on a school outing going roller skating and she'd fallen over and cracked a bone in her hand.After making sure she was otherwise o.k. and wishing her a quick recovery from her injury I made the quip about where there's blame etc. to which my daughter replied that it would be awkward for my granddaughter to sue herself for being a clumsy bugger.Makes me very happy knowing my daughter has grown up with a proper perspective on things.

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General Discussion Area / It leaks
« on: 19 December 2017, 08:05:01 »
So Britains biggest,most expensive warship H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth has a leak.Apparently it's a seal on one of the propeller shafts that's the cause.As yet the cost of repair is unknown.perhaps they should have ticked the box for an upgraded warranty ::) ;D

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General Discussion Area / Odd E-mail
« on: 18 December 2017, 18:57:55 »
Got a strange e-mail[it was sent just before 4p.m. today]it came in on Maureens' e-mail address which I still use a fair bit although she passed away nearly 3yrs ago.Anyway it was headed TSB Online Bank Direct Debit Notification,then it said From TSB and To Recipients but there was no message or link,the rest was just blank.Although Maureen used to do online banking it's not something I've ever used and neither she nor I were/are with TSB.Some sort of scam?If so any ideas what/how? I'll go speak to my bank tomorrow lunch time to make sure nothing dodgy is going off with my account but I don't see how it could be done.

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General Discussion Area / Window sticker
« on: 18 December 2017, 18:45:19 »
Saw a car today with a sticker on its rear window.It related to Star Wars,and depicted a "fighter aircraft" of the Empire apparently firing at some stick figures with the words The Empire doesn't care about your stick figure family.Can any Star Wars fans explain what this is supposed to mean[if anything]? I just don't get the connection,but I've only ever seen the first Star Wars film.

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Omega General Help / Brake pedal travel
« on: 09 December 2017, 08:04:01 »
As I've stated elsewhere the brake pedal seems to get a lot closer to the floor than I'd like and it's not just me,a mate drove it a short distance the other day and his comment was"How dare you drive that? I didn't think it was going to stop!"2yrs ago I had a front to rear brake pipe replaced but since then the car has been largely stood unused and I can't remember whether the pedal travel was long at that time.Could air be trapped in the ABS block[the pedal doesn't pump up like when air is in the system]if so how do I get it out?A second option is[I'm guessing here]master cylinder or its seals?Are seal kits available to refurb these?A suggestion I've had is that one or more of the brake pads are stuck and that the free ones are acting on the discs and "bending"the disc onto the stuck ones.How likely/possible is this?Over the Xmas period if it's not too freezy cold I'm intending to check/clean up the calipers to make sure all is free to move as it should.The car passed the M.o.T. with this "long" pedal travel.Any thoughts on this issue welcome.

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Omega General Help / New problem
« on: 06 December 2017, 19:18:48 »
having spent more than the car is worth to get it through the M.o.T.[sentimental reasons rather than logic]I've now put a new radiator and thermoswitches on it.First hiccup was having to drill the heads off the screws that hold the plastic piece across the top of the radiator to get it off.Everything was then reasonably straight forward,remove old rad replace with new refill cooling system and start car to bleed it of air.All good there car starts easily fan kick in etc but the rev counter[and as it turns out the speedo too]no longer work,although the car ticks over evenly,revs freely with no hesitancy and it drives completely as normal ??? A bit of under bonnet twiddling and some wires just behind the rad on the drivers side near the airbox wiggled and hey presto! back to normal operation 8) Parked car up until time for home and no rev counter speedo again >:(So now I've to find out where the wires go,if it's a loose connection or a break/fault in the wire.After that it's a look at the brakes to see if I can get the pedal further away from the floor as it seems to travel too far for my liking although it satisfied the tester.Damn thing breaks faster than I can mend it :'(

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General Car Chat / Latest Mustang
« on: 30 November 2017, 19:15:13 »
This has received some styling changes inside and out.The 5.0L now has more PS's[whatever they are]the smaller engine may also have this increase too.Again the 5.0L gains a 10 speed auto box and has settings for normal,sport+ and track,there are also two further programmable modes the first of which Ford call Mymode where the owner/driver can "tailor" the car to their own preferences.The second is called Drag mode which optimises the car for the drag strip :o obviously no one is going to choose this mode while waiting for the lights to change on the local high street ::) ::)

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General Discussion Area / Will it ever end?
« on: 23 November 2017, 19:50:48 »
I see a mother of two is pressing for Sleeping Beauty to be banned from schools as it shows "non consensual kissing" :o

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