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Messages - Shackeng

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Fuse FI 20 is described as protecting Yaw rate sensor (ESP - then R in a circle, then PLus). This meant, and still means, nothing to me. Had it been 'Clutch Switch' then I imagine we would have come straight to it. Shame on Vauxhall, say I. Every other fuse protection is unambiguous, not FI 20.

IIRC as fitted to all Airbus A/C and the 737 MAx. ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 19 July 2019, 19:32:42 »
Trial fitted the front pin-drive knock-on wheels on the kit car..

..discovered that the spinners aren't particularly well deburred on the back face. Still, they're sharp enough that I didn't feel them going through my thumb and index finger, so there's that I suppose? ;D

Remember kids, deburr your parts.

Dont'cha just love it when someone repeats your own experience. ;D ;D ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: 2G mobile signal booster
« on: 18 July 2019, 20:41:37 »
Cheers Chris, I have come across something called a femtocell, but apparently only Vodafone and 3 offer them, and although my provider, ID, uses 3, they don't, so I'm still stuck with a poor signal. I can get 2 of 4 bars upstairs, and hoped to find a relatively cheap way of boosting it. Some of the quite expensive ones on offer are illegal anyway. :(


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Jazz does  :y
Ever had to top it up?

Nope, we're on our 2nd now. We had the 1st for 9 years, and never topped it up. Although SWMBO had it main dealer serviced, so they may have. :-\

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Jazz does  :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: 2G mobile signal booster
« on: 16 July 2019, 19:57:08 »
Come on, I know there are nerds on here who understand this stuff. ;D

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Surely there must have been some reason not to have a dip stick.It is said I believe that the box is sealed for life so whats the filler port for?

The Senny AR35 box, virtually the same case as Omega auto boxes, had a dipstick, accessed on the drivers side next the rear of wing, and I was going to modify it to include it in the Omega when I fitted the Senny box, however I sold the car & box before completing the project. :y

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General Discussion Area / 2G mobile signal booster
« on: 15 July 2019, 22:34:26 »
I have a gps watch/communicator (think Dick Tracy) that uses 2G on any available network, however we don't get any decent mobile network signal indoors, so I have to use wifi on my mobile. Can anyone recommend a way to help get a signal indoors? Booster advertised seem very pricey. :-\

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General Car Chat / Re: Bimbo Brains
« on: 14 July 2019, 11:10:34 »
That's right, just doing your fu£king job seems to be worthy of an award these days.  >:(.

Quite common within the establishment/public sector/military where all the senior civil servants get knighthoods and some get peerages.  ::)

An old school mate of mine joined the navy at 18 as an officer cadet and left at 45 with the rank of Commander, an OBE, a big fat pension and even his kids school fees paid up until they left school!  :y 

What did he do to get his OBE?  ???  His job!  ;D

Assuming he served for 27 years, its only about 33K. Not exactly a fortune these days, and perhaps he did a good job serving his country, almost certainly seeing combat in one or more of our many skirmishes over the past 40 odd years. Good on him, and those like him who are willing to put their lives on the line for the rest of us. :y

I'm not slagging my mate off Shack and you are right, I'm sure he has put his life on the line at times during his naval career. He was a naval diver and worked in the RN bomb disposal team for a while, so doubtless during that part of his career was in some dicey situations above and below sea level. During the Iraq war he commanded a flotilla of minesweepers in the gulf and no doubt saw action there. So he had a very successful career, but at the end of the day he got the OBE for doing his job!  :)

As to his pension, I'll take your figure of £33k and if he lives to 85 his pension pot is worth £1.3 million, which as Jimmy points out is very generous. A quick Google though suggests that the salary of a RN Commander is between £85-95k and given he joined about 1986, I'd have thought his pension would be more than £33k.  :-\  Nor can I think of many jobs where your employer will pay for your kids private education!  ;)

However, you're a military man and I'm not so I accept you know more about this sort of thing than me. :y

Point taken on the pension, although personally I don't think you can put a price on what some of our servicemen went through - I do not include myself here, I served during the cold war and never saw a shot fired - but I do agree with the principle of awards degradation. Sir Andy Murray! for playing a game he loves, and earns £M for doing so. Dame Judy Dench! for being a celebrity actOR, and also earning £M. I have no problem with your mate, who sounds like a brave and competent man, getting his, no doubt well deserved, OBE. :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Bimbo Brains
« on: 13 July 2019, 20:02:28 »
That's right, just doing your fu£king job seems to be worthy of an award these days.  >:(.

Quite common within the establishment/public sector/military where all the senior civil servants get knighthoods and some get peerages.  ::)

An old school mate of mine joined the navy at 18 as an officer cadet and left at 45 with the rank of Commander, an OBE, a big fat pension and even his kids school fees paid up until they left school!  :y 

What did he do to get his OBE?  ???  His job!  ;D

Assuming he served for 27 years, its only about 33K. Not exactly a fortune these days, and perhaps he did a good job serving his country, almost certainly seeing combat in one or more of our many skirmishes over the past 40 odd years. Good on him, and those like him who are willing to put their lives on the line for the rest of us. :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Openreach?
« on: 11 July 2019, 10:46:31 »
I am VC of our Village Hall Trustees, and responsible for Utilities. We recently had £30 from one of our suppliers for a 'failed meter appointment'. An appointment of which we were completely unaware! :y

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I think that DTM fella has our CANdi, from the time he had a Zaf-B.


But that's the easiest way - Tech2 + CANdi + Carpass + spare key with immob chip and fob.
Yeah, dead easy.

 :-X

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General Discussion Area / Re: Radio
« on: 07 July 2019, 16:43:44 »
Thanks a lot, will get round to it when I finish my other projects. :y :y :y

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Hate cruise. Never use it.

I use cruise and the limiter as required all the time on the Mondeo. I find them both extremely useful, especially with the clever way they are programmed. :y

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