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Messages - Shackeng

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General Car Chat / Re: Decided to keep the Tata... for now
« on: Yesterday at 22:10:46 »
The 2.0L Ecotec sorry Ecoboost, is 237BHP. Very lively in Sport mode. :y

General Discussion Area / Re: A deal might be done
« on: Yesterday at 19:22:04 »
My guess is Boris will reheat the 'May deal'  and pass it off as a triumph for the UK over the evil EU. :-\

Mind you if the Brexit party find Boris is trying to pull the wool they might have something to say.

The good thing is that Boris and the truth are only passing acquaintances so he will probably tell them anything they want to hear to get a deal, with no intention of sticking with it. 8)

General Discussion Area / Re: Statins
« on: Yesterday at 19:19:23 »
Been on statins for about 6 years with no issues. Where my weight has been creeping up & I had put on 3kg over the last 12 months I had worsening lower joint pain & my Type 2 diabetes control has been worse. I had over the last 6 months been cutting out carbohydrates like potatoes & rice, but could not face going without brown bread, but after being told if my weight & insulation resistance were not better controlled long term I would probably end up having to inject insulation, it was time to take action. Four weeks a go I started a very low calorie & carb diet which meant totally cutting out bread, but also eating plenty of protein so I don't lose muscle bulk. Within 3 days my lower joint pain had gone so there is obviously something in wheat that my body doesn't like that I was previously unaware of.

I've personally found it the easiest diet I've ever been on, where hunger is a dull ache rather than run out of short energy boosting carbohydrates cravings & in the 4 weeks, I've lost 5kg. Daily, it consists of meat, fish, eggs, nuts, non-root vegetables, salads & small quantities of lower sugar & carbohydrate fruits like strawberries, blackberries & blueberries. The only disadvantage I've found is where it contains less fibre I'm not so regular, so I'm now taking a Psyllium husk & Inulin fibre supplement which is helping. If you want a weekend alcoholic drink, high carbohydrate beer is out where it is made from malted barley & likewise cider from its high sugar content. Dry white & red wine are fine & where I like pint sized drinks, white wine & carbonated water is an acceptable substitute.

This is the book I found most useful for setting up a low carbohydrate diet: "The Real Meal Revolution by Professor John Noakes

and this one recommended by my diabetic nurse for fast safe weight loss: "The Fast 800" by Dr Michael Mosley.

and if in the future (I don't yet & I'm very happy with the current diet) if I want to make some very low carb bread (about 10g a slice) I've now got a couple of recipe books for this. The only thing is that wheat flour substitutes like almond flour are expensive, so you are looking at £3 a loaf in ingredients even when buying in reasonable bulk quantities.

Where there are two types of cholesterol, HDL is fine, it is LDL that is the problem & from what I've read, when on a low carb diet you can't make much of this. I've got a fasting blood test in November & will keep you posted on any improvements.


General Car Chat / Re: Decided to keep the Tata... for now
« on: Yesterday at 19:18:02 »
I've been using the Mondeo as my daily for the last couple of weeks and even though it goes quite well with its Transit engine, an extra 45 bhp is tempting.  :-\  ::)

What engine Sir Tig? My 2.0L ecotec doesn't need any more. ::)

General Car Chat / Re: Decided to keep the Tata... for now
« on: Yesterday at 19:16:49 »
Do they do a map for the Omega ? Suspect its too old for them to bother with.

We had someone on here a few years ago who was doing something like that. I think he was from foreign parts, like the I.O.W. or Wales. ::)

General Discussion Area / Re: Statins
« on: Yesterday at 18:34:04 »
Eating plenty of dates and pears will have a similar effect on Cholesterol.

Add prunes into the mix and Uncle STEMO's bowels will go into hyper drive!  :o  ;D

Please don't remind us. :-X :-X :-X

General Discussion Area / Re: Phew!
« on: Yesterday at 17:22:38 »
Result, happy for you Ron. :y

General Discussion Area / Re: Statins
« on: Yesterday at 17:21:50 »
Been on them about 10 years, although I was barely over the line. Have had no problems at all. For Baza, my wife had about 3 different types before one that suited, so just ask for a different make and try again if required. :y

General Discussion Area / Re: Interesting read
« on: Yesterday at 17:18:58 »
My claim to fame is I feature in his Nimrod Boys. ::) ::) ::)

Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Re: Anyone got an auto box sump...
« on: 18 September 2019, 21:36:59 »
Evening girls. So Iíve sorted my autobox pan issue.

Took pan off and I turned the level plug and the whole boss that Shackeng mentioned was spinning with the bolt. A couple of decent blobs of weld either side of said boss and the omegas sorted.

Cheers for your help guys 😘😘😘😘😘
Breaking news: Car mechanic sorts simple issue on car  ;D

You know how to hurt someone.  ::)

Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Re: Anyone got an auto box sump...
« on: 17 September 2019, 17:04:32 »
Thanks mate. So is the steel boss supposed to be captive and has broken away from its held position? If so I can whip pan off and get a company round my way to Ali weld it back on

Its attached to the inside of the sump, probably welded on. :y

General Discussion Area / Re: Luxembourg PM
« on: 17 September 2019, 16:45:07 »
i think most mp,s have not got a clue why the leave option was voted for with such a big majority. or they do know but because of political correctness do not mention it. also there seems a real imbalance on how the news about brexit is reported , it seems to be in the remain camp.

The BEEB is only the audio version of the Grauniad. Sacking offence to be seen reading anything else. :-X

Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Re: Anyone got an auto box sump...
« on: 17 September 2019, 16:37:56 »
I had this problem Webby. IIRC there is a steel (:-\) boss attached to the inside into which the plug screws. I re-tapped mine a bit larger and fitted a new plug. :y

General Discussion Area / Re: Bloody houses .. and builders!
« on: 17 September 2019, 12:59:09 »
Reminds me of a buy-to-let I bought. I re-pressurised the combi boiler/heating system, and forgot I'd left the inlet tap on as I was checking the rest of the house. When I got back to the kitchen, the floor was flooded, the boiler installer, who had his name proudly displayed on the casing, had not bothered to connect the overpressure outlet on the top of the boiler to outside!!! King idiot. >:( ;D

General Car Chat / Re: Another Omega in the crusher
« on: 17 September 2019, 11:31:04 »
Mine's been fine for the 10K I've had it. 17k total now. :y

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