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Messages - Andy B

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General Car Chat / Re: VW 2.0l Passat DTI DSG
« on: Yesterday at 12:49:48 »
Yea, DGS very expensive if it goes wrong.
Standard auto would be better in the long run but would not have the fun factor

Keith ABS

Not sure the option of a proper auto was offered ....  :-\

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Omega General Help / Re: V6 Multi-Ram
« on: 16 August 2018, 23:32:42 »
very clever  :y

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From memory the handbook quotes a kerb weight for the F/L 3L Elite saloon as something like 1780lbs[could be slightly off on that figure]out of a 2200lb ton.
kilos  ???
2200lb isn't a ton it's a tonne  ::) ::) .... not that I'm being pedantic  ;) ;)

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Being pedantic 1800kgs is 1.8tonnes[not tons] :P ;D
Indeed  ::)

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Astra G 03 1.6 16v, not sure which engine type yet, but question is if the Cambelts snaped, will it be damaged Vaives, or near miss.?

Assuming its a Belt and not Chain?

Ta.

Probably ... not many safe engines around any more

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Omega General Help / Re: V6 Multi-Ram
« on: 16 August 2018, 23:13:25 »
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As is the piece that VXL V6 suggested. Be sod all use if it wasn't  ;D

I know ..... I've wired them up  :-*

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General Car Chat / Re: Some old car pics from Portugal
« on: 16 August 2018, 22:39:12 »
I like the Traction Avant  :y

Was that not the first front drive car made? It was some bit of kit mind you!

Not sure about the first, but certainly at the fore front of FWD. Hard to believe it was replaced with the DS

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Omega General Help / Re: V6 Multi-Ram
« on: 16 August 2018, 22:24:38 »
Good guesses, both nope, it is metal.  :)

the refill of a Parker or Papermate to name just 2, is metal  ;) ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: Some old car pics from Portugal
« on: 16 August 2018, 22:03:21 »
I like the Traction Avant  :y

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Omega General Help / Re: V6 Multi-Ram
« on: 16 August 2018, 22:01:18 »
Oh and can anyone guess where I sourced this tube?  :)

biro ???

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Nobody has mentioned the "TheBoy Milton Keynes" test, I notice. ::)
And that's why I use LM on my sliders. And (proper) coppaslip on pad backings.

Across MK, if you try reasonably hard, you can exceed the limits of fresh, new DOT4.  200+ bhp, 1800kgs plus driver, small pads,  and if your unlucky, a need to come to a standstill every half a mile is hard on the brakes.

Whats that in English money?  ???

1.8 tons  ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Dead Person
« on: 16 August 2018, 16:29:44 »

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Paris stinks of p1ss anyway .....  ::)

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.... would not use one of those! ::) ::)

While not being the eco friendly version that this is supposed to be, I've seen loads of pissoirs in & around France that aren't dissimilar. While at a French railway station I approached a gents that turned out to be closed for cleaning but I was very quickly directed to the ladies by one of the female railway staff.

Campsite often have unisex shower blocks or a simple left or right in the same block

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General Car Chat / Re: MOT prices
« on: 15 August 2018, 21:36:17 »
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there is no fail quota an mot station has to meet .....
That's not quite true. My tester told me that a few years ago he was pulled up for not failing a certain percentage of vehicles (his quota) but VOSA was happy with the reply that the MOT station tests a lot of local ambulances that are tested yearly from new so therefore fewer 'sheds' than the norm

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headlamp aim and emissions are easy pickings for rip off garages to charge for because not many of us has calibrated headlamp beam alignment testers or emission machines
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My garage door serves me quite well.  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: MOT prices
« on: 15 August 2018, 20:28:50 »
Headlamp aim fail is just to keep VOSA happy.


The test is to check that the beam doesn't fall into prescribed areas and dazzle oncoming traffic. It is NOT a check that you can see where you're going.

Who said it was?  ???

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