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Going to be changing rear centre sections and back box, just wondering what surprises i'm likely to experience when removing. Obviously not caring about join between back box and centre sections just when it gets to join to front of exhaust. Is the next part of exhaust the cats and studs likey to break?



General Discussion Area / Medium term garage roof fix
« on: 09 January 2018, 21:37:37 »
Hi All

Looking for some advice if any builders or roofers on here. I've got a garage (check me!) that has the standard tar felt flat roofing. trouble is it is really overdue for total renewal, and is leaking, but at the moment can't quite stretch to funds to totally repair. Was going to do it myself but going to be busy this year so have heard there is a type of covering/sheeting you can buy that you can put over the roof, I think it is the same thing they use for lorry curtains.

Does anyone know a good source for this or something similar I can put over roof for waterproofing until I get funds to buy material for new roof?

I also would like to add a layer or two of brick to the walls to raise the roof a bit as it is very low, or at least to put more of a run on it for drainage, so I would be a bit hesitant to just take all the old roofing off and not put some extra bricks on while it's all off.

Omega General Help / Code 0150
« on: 18 December 2017, 18:09:47 »
I got this after filling up with fuel the other day, not sure if worth mentioning it was costco fuel, car seems to be running fine. however could it be my exhaust as it has been blowing for some time but not got round to fixing it yet as don't use much.

When I shake exhaust you can hear it is full of crap, maybe partially blocked. Will be fixing as soon as however likely not until NY. It's an 02 2.6 and no work has been done on anything recently so light has just come on.

As per title, the radio signal goes fuzzy when rear screen on. Take it some sort of earth problem perhaps. Am i right in saying the rear element is the aeriel?

Omega General Help / wet front passenger floor
« on: 02 November 2017, 19:56:07 »
Howdy chaps and chapettes

Mega been lying for a week or two in a very slight downhill position. Noticed the inside of screen was beads of water, thought mm not seen that before, must have a water leak, sure enough front n/s floor is swimming. What is common prob causing this?



General Discussion Area / police should go back on beat
« on: 01 November 2017, 13:24:23 »
Had an interesting convo with a cop who was trying to defend policing by car, saying it meant they could get to an incident quicker, however that is a reactionary procedure where they only arrive after the incident. If cops were on the beat they can still have a percentage in cars for back up, where regular foot patrols provide a visible presence around back streets and alleys where cop cars don't go and would likely miss the beginnings of an incident, unless it was right in front of them. In my time i've seen many incidents develop, people fighting, breaking into cars on a busy street and police just drove by.

It worked before so why not again, we have more plod now than ever before, yet crime is rising again. Any thoughts?

General Discussion Area / hard drive data recovery
« on: 23 October 2017, 21:14:26 »
Can anyone recommend a kit for hard drive recovery, looking on net not sure what i need, kina thinking i need a sata to usb cable, and usb power supply lead. Is this all i need?



Hey all

Having some odd problems tonight with my laptop, hoping some bods can offer advice/test.....usually when I got to my folks house I can connect up to their wifi automatically but tonight the connection, while saying it is connected has yellow exclamation mark on taskbar network icon.Things I've checked so far are:

Checked ethernet connection - fine
Checked my mobile connects - fine
Checked wireless adapter for updates - fine
Done network diagnostics - gave issue in Subject line about wireless adapter
Tried rebooting laptop and hub

Have got connection set to auto connect but it doesn't, I have to open in taskbar and click connect, then it says can't connect, then if I trouble shoot it goes through a resetting network adapter then asks to check if it is fixed, which it isn't, and says windows can't solve the problem.

Any ideas?



General Discussion Area / Environmental/Green propaganda at work
« on: 03 October 2017, 21:17:03 »
Has anyone else got this at work, rather emails about doing your bit, posters everywhere saying try to reuse your water cup, use less hand towels, to be honest I want to rip the posters down and wipe my butt with them, will that be counted as saving the planet?

Lol this is our well known international health service, so while they are doing "their bit" people are waiting for live-saving ops on beds in ward corridors? Makes sense right?

General Discussion Area / Scam Amazon order email
« on: 21 September 2017, 21:41:11 »
Got an email the night from what looked like Amazon, opened it to find I had supposedly ordered:

Verbatim 53150 500GB Store 'n' Go Ultra Slim USB 3.0 2.5 Inch External Hard Drive - Black
Sold by Amazon EU S.a.r.L. 53.86

There is a Cancel these Orders button in the email which I guess is the bait for you to click on. Takes you to this funny URL "Amazon.Cancel.Order.R7lRab.Review"

So checked my Amazon, hadn't ordered anything, nothing out of bank. there is an address in the email saying:

Your order will be sent to:
chris kriticos
CHESHUNT, Hertfordshiore EN8 0ND
United Kingdom

that's Hertfordshiore!

Anyone else received one of these?

Omega General Help / Charged air-con still poor cooling
« on: 04 September 2017, 20:41:53 »
Bought one of those gauges and gas bottles from 'alfords the other day in an attempt to top up the AC, gauge said charge was under the green "filled" section so gave it a blast of some gas. Compressor clutch started spinning and proceeded to put both temps on low and fans on. Felt a slight difference in cooling to the cabin but not much I must admit, it was paltry really. I was driving all Saturday so let it be and see if it got any better to no avail.

Decided that since I'd been running it all Saturday with only the first refill thought I'd try again tonight with car having been sitting. Again it was just under the filled green section so topped it up again, tried inside fans and while at first it felt like it was getting colder, it then just reverted to kind of average temp again. High line pipe doesn't feel cold, just average.

I am aware of the air con or climate control being influenced by the outside temp in some way but if I slam it on to low for both dash switches should it not give me a blast of the chilled air? Temp outside the now is about 12oC.

Hi Guys

Wondering about this one. 2.6 V6 I done the belt/rockers etc. some months ago and was fine, and still is except for a slight fut fut fut started a week or so ago. Mentioning belt as that is only real engine work ever done on it - by me.

I noticed there was water leaking into engine bay early on in week as the car sits facing slightly downward in my drive, and we had a good bit of rain the last week or so, so I fixed it all the other day to stop leak. I could see a wee puddle at the front of the coil pack on the rocker cover.

This was when I started noticing slight misfire at tickover. Granted it seems like this is what is causing it however have been sitting a few days with no leaks and been dry since then. Started it the night and usual revs up at start then it died down to tickover and putt putt putt, then kind clears itself, give it another wee tap on the gas same thing, drops down putt putt putt then kind of clears.

Not every time this happens and generally putting it in drive and whapping the gas seems fine.

Think just water dampness got to dry out perhaps? I did put a very light smearing of grease round the coil pack rubber seal when I put them back on during TB work, so can't imagine much if any water has got in there. One coil is new.

Sprinkling non-misfire dust over my omega the night!

Omega General Help / Washer jet removal
« on: 27 August 2017, 15:45:19 »

I couldn't find a good how to for this, do they just push out (downwards) or is there some sort of clip holding them in? I'm doing the scuttle sealing, easy enough but the washer nozzles appear to be quite well fastened in to the scuttle panels, which is hindering my progress  ::)



General Discussion Area / Spotted - Y reg estate M8 Near Glasgow
« on: 12 August 2017, 02:34:53 »
I passed this as I was doing a (legal) speed on the M8 heading East bound toward Glasgow on the 8th of August about 7-8 pm. Was it you? I think it was a 2.6 Estate.

General Discussion Area / Washing machine self-destruct
« on: 28 June 2017, 22:52:07 »
Don't put clothes in your machine when you can put in........a lump of steel!

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