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General Discussion Area / Re: Oh Dear - I Am In Trouble
« on: 15 September 2020, 10:30:26 »
1st thing I ever do is click on the senders email, the most ridulous one qare from the paypal scammers. ;D
That and links/attachments are the last thing I click on. Like after I die kind of last...

Don't "click" the link .. hover your mouse over it .. you can then read the "true" address rather then the crap it is pretending to be ....

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General Discussion Area / Re: Rear of the year (NWS)
« on: 13 September 2020, 22:46:55 »

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General Discussion Area / Re: 19 Years ago today where were you ?
« on: 11 September 2020, 15:24:14 »
At home on a day off as it was my 50th birthday, big family "thing" planned for that night .... never happened ... work (RAF Aircrew) put us all on standby so no drinking, and didn't feel like it anyway ...   RIP all those who lost their lives.   :(

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General Car Chat / Re: Replacment for the omega
« on: 09 September 2020, 21:25:05 »
Do you really need an Allroad? It's just a jacked up A6 estate, the same mechanical bits are easily found in the 'normal' cars too.

For pulling a tin-tent as he does, I can only report how good the Allroad is. The self levelling suspension is brilliant, the "offroad" option gives excellent ground clearance in some rutted fields, (stops the van nosewheel digging in) and the all wheel drive goes a long way to ensuring you don't get stuck in mud .. although the road tyres are obviously a weak point in really muddy conditions

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There used to be a guide to testing the fans/switches .. it came from t'other place .... not sure if its in the guides here .. I'll go searching ...

that was far too simple ...   https://www.omegaowners.com/forum/index.php?topic=133825.0

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General Car Chat / Re: Replacment for the omega
« on: 09 September 2020, 20:06:05 »
2014 Audi A6 Allroad, 3.0 ltr V6 turbo diesel here .. as a replacement for the omega... and in 18 months I can't fault it to be honest ...  pulls like a train , very good economy solo, decent economy towing, probably the best towcar I've had, handles my 1700Kg van with ease.

And I've not put a spanner or a screwdriver to it at all !!

If I was being VERY picky then the "boot" space with the rear seats "up" is somewhat limited, due to the very sloping back, but with the seats "down" it's a veritable chasm !!

Very pleased with it


Hi Nige
What sort of mpg are you getting ?

On solo runs it's averaging around 35 mpg ... best is 43.2 mpg .. that was a trip to londoninium and back when it was limited to 50mph most of both ways !!

Towing it's around 23 mpg ... 

the spreadsheet at the moment shows an overall 28.1 mpg, over 7762 miles of which 5820 have been towing.

I know that over 18 months that's a very small mileage .. but between 13 February 2020 and 17 August 2020 she only did 740 miles !!! also... as I don't want to wreck the DPF we are now using the wifes cl-i-o  for journeys of less than 20 miles each way.

HTH

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General Car Chat / Re: Replacment for the omega
« on: 09 September 2020, 18:12:41 »
2014 Audi A6 Allroad, 3.0 ltr V6 turbo diesel here .. as a replacement for the omega... and in 18 months I can't fault it to be honest ...  pulls like a train , very good economy solo, decent economy towing, probably the best towcar I've had, handles my 1700Kg van with ease.

And I've not put a spanner or a screwdriver to it at all !!

If I was being VERY picky then the "boot" space with the rear seats "up" is somewhat limited, due to the very sloping back, but with the seats "down" it's a veritable chasm !!

Very pleased with it

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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 07 September 2020, 22:02:11 »
Offset

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General Car Chat / Re: Decided to bite the Bullet...
« on: 27 August 2020, 11:08:05 »
This one perhaps ??  :)

https://www.motors.co.uk/car-56942791/?i=1&m=sp

Luis sola tuned 834HP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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General Discussion Area / Re: Please sign. PC Harper petition
« on: 23 August 2020, 22:54:27 »
Whilst I understand, and sympathise with, the feelings of the family (and many others), my understanding is that the definition of "murder" includes the requirement that it is "premeditated" ... ie "planned for" or "considered" ... in this case, it was not proved that they "intended" to cause his death. Therefore the conviction of "manslaughter" was probably the correct one.

As to making offences against "emergency workers" more severe than against "normal" people .. at what point do you draw the line ...  is an off duty, in civilian clothes, policeman an emergency worker or not ???  Is a civilian who is giving first aid, or pulling an injured person from a burning car NOT an "emergency" worker ??  Opens up a very large "can of worms" that may cause more problems than it solves.......

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General Discussion Area / Re: OOF Shop no longer available
« on: 22 August 2020, 17:48:44 »
and me .....

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General Discussion Area / Re: ECP site down ?
« on: 22 August 2020, 12:27:16 »
works for me in New Edge ...

https://www.eurocarparts.com/

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General Car Chat / Re: 'professional drivers' .....
« on: 22 August 2020, 11:54:36 »
I find it interesting that, although the majority seem to agree with Andy that the LGV driver who tried to force him to "modify" his driving was a complete "dick", there is still a huge amount of time and effort being spent it trying to "prove" that Andy did something ... anything ... wrong .. ...

Is it not possible to simply accept that the LGV driver in both his, and my, incidents are complete idiots ???

All this just seems to consolidate my opinion that the idea of LGV drivers being the "gentlemen of the road" died many, many years ago ... now they are simply out to do what they want, when they want, with complete disregard for others.... and the law.... and all other LGV drivers actively support them

Not my idea of "professonalism" at all.

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General Discussion Area / Re: OOF Shop no longer available
« on: 22 August 2020, 11:44:13 »
Same thing has happened to a couple of other "on-line" clubs I'm in ... suddenly paypal decide to block everything but hold onto the money... I guess they know small clubs don't have the ability to take them to court ...  :(

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General Car Chat / Re: 'professional drivers' .....
« on: 22 August 2020, 11:30:38 »
What a fascinating thread.  :)

So, I'm driving along minding my own business when a truck swings out for an overtake that he's clearly going to struggle with, especially as he knows that he's going to need to turn left in about a quarter of a mile.  ::)
He can't get past me due to the gradient in the road so tries to intimidate me into getting out of his way. And this is my fault because..........  ::)

Well apparently it's my fault because I'm doing 55mph, which as we all know is just below a trucks 'zone'. So if we know it's a trucks 'zone' I'd assume the truck driver knew that as well, which makes his move even more idiotic.
A lot of the replies have got to be a wind-up surely. And yes, I assumed Andy had a van on the back as I can't see him setting his cruise to 55mph when flying solo on a motorway.  ;)

As I said fascinating thread.  ;D
Nobody is disputing that the tipper driver was completely at fault :D

Towing or not, sitting at 55 is asking to get caught up with trucks, which is the one thing that most people are uncomfortable with on motorways, which is why most of us choose to drive slightly (ahem) faster ;)
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 The Tipper in the video going downhill,  he's just getting on.

 The Tipper driver that started this thread I would expect no less, from tippers,  going for the overtake 200yrds before exit, going up outside or inside and pushing in, just generally bad driving.

 If you don't want to be near big smelly lorries then as DG said, don't sit at 54-55mph, sit at 60mph,

 Also remember, The truck is working, not bumbling along on Holiday,  Your average motorist might think that it's only a minute here a minute there, but drivers have limited hours so those minutes add up, ,

I knew someone would try and justify that stupidity ...seems I was right ...

Having held both LGV and PCV licenses (to give them their correct names) I know how "difficult" it can be to stop such vehicles in a hurry - OK .. things have changed in the last 10 years, technology probably makes it less hazardous. Also, having been involved with far "bigger and faster" vehicles for many years (max laden weight 175,000lbs) I actually know, understand, and taught, all about inertia, response times, and braking distances, including the most basic of all facts .. e=mv2 .....

I'm impressed you know so much about my journey when you were not even there !!

Luckily for me, and for many, many other road users, the "authorities" appear to have agreed with me regarding this "professional" driver, and took action.

If you think such behaviour is acceptable .. up to you ... but if I see it I will report it, simply in an attempt to save lives .. nowt to do with being a ... what did you call me .. ah yes ...  "dash cam warrior" .... I guess the easiest way to divert attention from the true facts is to simply make disparaging comments.

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