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General Discussion Area / Re: For the geeks...
« on: 16 August 2018, 10:59:09 »
I usually try to book the emergency exits seats for more leg room, invariably they are row 12 and 13, for some reason row 13 is usually available and I book it. If I'm unlucky then so are all the other passengers...   ;D

Trouble is, 12/13 are in the middle of the plane, and as often as not they board/offload front and rear so you'll be last off. Also the bacon butties will have run out long before they get to 12/13 from either the front or back.

I usually try for rows 5 or 6 - the first of the cheap rows. Reasonably quick off, and providing the muppets in 1-4 don't realise what they're missing there is usually some food left. The back rows are best for food though - the front cabin crew service the pilots first before starting on the cattle. The cabin crews down the back just start at rows 25/30 so once they've got my name on a butty I'm safe and can relax. However, if they don't offload from the rear steps then you will be last off which is risky on a Sunday night arrival into somewhere like Stansted..

I'm in no hurry to get off as the hold luggage will take ages to get off and to the carousel.. Just stay sat in your seat till the rush has gone..   :)

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General Discussion Area / Re: For the geeks...
« on: 15 August 2018, 11:32:00 »
I usually try to book the emergency exits seats for more leg room, invariably they are row 12 and 13, for some reason row 13 is usually available and I book it. If I'm unlucky then so are all the other passengers...   ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: One for the sparks:
« on: 23 June 2018, 16:48:59 »
I did my apprenticeship when the 14th Edition (1966) was current ( :) ) did a 17th Edition update quite a few years ago.. Most of my work was breakdown maintenance but I'm now retired...

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General Car Chat / Re: Merc DIY Service
« on: 20 May 2018, 07:29:31 »
Just had a B service done on my Merc which was 291. All of the above plus a brake fluid change and a fob battery..

Labour 2hrs 118 and parts 124 (+ vat) Done by a mobile Merc indy.

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General Car Chat / Re: Oil Extractors
« on: 08 May 2018, 17:35:12 »

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When we fly EasyJet and book our seats I always try and get the extra legroom emergency exits over the wing, they are usually row 12 and 13, for some reason row 13 always seem to be available. I usually book row 13 as I think if i'm unlucky then so is everyone else. But as in the case above apparently not...

For some reason I believe USA planes don't have a row 13

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General Discussion Area / Re: Computer Question
« on: 01 February 2018, 21:47:26 »
Hi all,can someone explain something to me.I switched my pc on today and found that google earth pro has been installed,and i did not physically install it.It looks like it was installed yesterday, but i did not even used google earth pro yesterday.How can a pc install a program on its own. :o Dean.

Same here, thought i was going a bit mad...

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General Car Chat / Re: That Harry Metcalfe.......
« on: 14 January 2018, 19:07:55 »
I've got a picture of my 928 taken in the same spot. He also reviews one of these....


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General Discussion Area / Re: Might be of interest
« on: 04 December 2017, 11:45:54 »
I first heard about this complex of tunnels under Portsdown Hill many years ago. Built during WW2  as an Under ground HQ., they were used by NATO during the cold war.
In Part one of the video, the film crew have gained acess from Emergency exit 1. These exit points are still visible on the hill below Fort Southwick.
Military Road ( the public road that runs along the top of the hill ) is marked on their tunnel guide (pause the video @2.35) & passes over corridors 60 to 64.
 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkGW1U1C3ZI

These guys produce a video every Friday usually of their exploits underground, I think he's based around Dover so a lot of his stuff is from around there and the south east. It's fascinating the amount of underground tunnels have been cut into the countyside for WW2 and the Cold War...

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General Discussion Area / Re: Motorway service access
« on: 27 October 2017, 22:24:55 »
Our local motorway services at Farthing Corner on the M2 the access roads are very well used for a nearby housing estate and surrounding areas, it gets used just as a motorway junction, they have tried numerous times to close off the 'private' roads with gates and locks but they just get broken down... In fact I used it today as it was easier to use the motorway than the narrow country lanes to get home..

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General Discussion Area / Re: M1 minibus crash
« on: 28 August 2017, 20:29:57 »
One of the two arrested truck drivers has appeared in court this morning. Seems strange to me that he lives and works in the UK, but needed an interpreter for the hearing.  Was he using the no speak English excuse or was our legal speak not very understandable to him? What a waste of eight lives.

Having served on a jury where the accused had a grasp of the English language an interpreter was provided to make sure he understood all the legal implications of the due process of law..

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General Discussion Area / Re: RIAT 2017 (pic heavy)
« on: 19 July 2017, 16:25:04 »
Nice pictures, I was there on Sat too.. Shame about the weather.

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Sold my 3.2 Omega Elite Estate after 10 years of ownership, being my 2nd Omega and lost count of how many Vauxhalls, bought a Mercedes E Class Estate, and I'm afraid to say the Mercedes is far better in every aspect.

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Hi, Can anybody please help.
The gear selection lights on my Omega 2.6 cdx Auto all come on together when I select a gear and when I reverse the traction control light and the service light comes on. If I stop the engine and then restart and select drive the lights go out and it drives as normal. But sometimes when I am driving slow the traction control comes in and the service light comes on and when I stop I need a lot of revs to move off. I stop the engine and start up again and ever thing is fine  . I have a button for the traction control but it seems to do nothing.
Cheers, DMC

I suspect your gear selector switch is playing up and needs cleaning...

Oops! Missed this. Yes, that's certainly your problem.  :y

you'll need this page...

http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/index.php?topic=90673.0

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Hi, Can anybody please help.
The gear selection lights on my Omega 2.6 cdx Auto all come on together when I select a gear and when I reverse the traction control light and the service light comes on. If I stop the engine and then restart and select drive the lights go out and it drives as normal. But sometimes when I am driving slow the traction control comes in and the service light comes on and when I stop I need a lot of revs to move off. I stop the engine and start up again and ever thing is fine  . I have a button for the traction control but it seems to do nothing.
Cheers, DMC

I suspect your gear selector switch is playing up and needs cleaning...

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