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General Car Chat / Re: Omega replacement
« on: Today at 20:21:30 »
You'll find everything more expensive than what you've been used to, so have a quick look around at brakes/suspension/steering type parts.

I suspect on a vehicle like that, you'll hit all the problems I see with the big black pussy - every reply to any query is "yake it to a dealer".  If you're paying someone else, even if a trusted indie, its gonna bump the bills up.  Obviously, that goes for virtually any car with limited DIY assistance available, and certainly not specific to Audi!

I think you are going to have more success finding a replacement capable of dealing with the pikey van by looking at crossovers and proper offroad type vehicles than a 4 door RWD saloon.

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Better than modern Jags though.
😉
Nah, not even as good as Ford era Jags.

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Today, looked at said switch, and am reserving a place in hell for the idiot who designed the whole handle thing.

Stripped handle down, and put it all back together again, as gonna need entire passive entry module for that handle.  Although buggered if I can get the screw back in the trim piece to secure it.  Flattened the battery in the process - well, flattened it enough to get the message on the dash to start the engine.
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And you reckon Mercedes are shite !
😀😁😂
Reckon? No. I know Mercedes Benz are shite.  Well, anything designed after the late 80s.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Where is Rods 2?
« on: Today at 18:03:17 »
I do believe I have never once seen anyone examine the reasons why people voted remain. I would guess inertia ( lack of desire for change) would have been a big factor. As would I like going on holiday to Europe.
Hmmm, not really heard those before. For me, and most people I know who voted to remain, it was for National economic reasons, which thus impacts personal economic reasons.

Due to referendum, and the seemingly likely no deal scenario, Mrs TB's job is severely in the firing line.  My pensions are decimated, so despite putting away an awful lot every month since I was kicked out of any final salary schemes, I will be reliant on the state...  ...a state that won't, IMHO, be able afford to keep its pensioners.  All of which was entirely predictable, as I pointed out nearly 3 years ago.

That's why I voted as I did.

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Today, looked at said switch, and am reserving a place in hell for the idiot who designed the whole handle thing.

Stripped handle down, and put it all back together again, as gonna need entire passive entry module for that handle.  Although buggered if I can get the screw back in the trim piece to secure it.  Flattened the battery in the process - well, flattened it enough to get the message on the dash to start the engine.

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1080 miles taking it t'up North for a week.  Behaved (almost*) impeccably as expected.


*noticed the right rear door's passive entry switch wasn't working, not using that door much, impossible to say when it failed.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Where is Rods 2?
« on: Today at 12:11:24 »
How about Sir Keir Starmer?

I always said the labour party ought to have had the other Milliband. " More electable".

How about the 'coloured girl'.......Diane?.... ::)
Corbyn knows he will win the next election if he can stay in long enough. So the silly mare wont get a chance, fortunately.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Where is Rods 2?
« on: Today at 12:10:25 »
Well whoever is the next incumbent of Number 10 needs to be someone who actually believes in this country and is prepared to kick the butts of those in Westminster and Whitehall who have been trying to rob the 17.4 million of their vote for independence.  :y
Remember the majority was slim, so repeatedly spouting 17.x million isn't that significant from the 16.x million who voted the other way. It frustrates me, as its one of many ways that the vitriolic segments of the leavers try to make out that leaving was a whitewash, when it wasn't.

Not that that deters from the fact we voted to leave, and leave we should because of that (no matter how daft it is in the present climate). That was the (admittedly slim) majority.  Trouble is, just about every respectable economist knows that a hard exit is severely detrimental to the UK. So a deal of some description is needed.  And as most people who weren't taken in with the Brexit Bus 'dangle berries' realised at the time, UK has no bargaining power, so will never get the EU to roll over, give us a free trade deal, waive any outstanding financial commitments, and generally meet all our demands.

But even worse, and equally predictably, is our elected MPs clearly don't want to leave, and keep voting out every other option.  Which is wrong, as its against the will of the those that voted in the referendum.  However, despite the vocal few of the Brexiteer supporters, come the next local elections, their actions on this subject will make little difference to how the majority will think/vote.

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: power sounder
« on: Today at 11:54:18 »
There are several versions of the Omega power sounder, and serveral different battery options.

Some are filled to the hilt of potting compound, so not much hope of doing much with them. Some are open inside.  All have to be cut open (hacksaw along the seem).

New ones were around 60, but they will all be old stock now.

It pains me to agree with STEMO. It really does. But he's right, for once.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Where is Rods 2?
« on: Today at 11:50:28 »
Corbyn is un electable. Surely  :o
Tories can't win again next time - they are too divided, exactly the same is in the Major years. Added to that, they lack the kind of charismatic leader that the thick UK public (which, lets be honest, is a very significant part of the electorate) will vote for. Libdems are too weak still. And the tree huggers and other niche parties will never get anywhere, even in the UK.

So by default, Labour will win.  So, despite guaranteeing a step back to the 70s, he will be our next democratic leader.

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General Car Chat / Re: Classic Omegas?
« on: Today at 11:44:25 »
My Jag (x351) is double the price of the Omega to insure :(

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General Discussion Area / Re: Where is Rods 2?
« on: Today at 10:27:20 »
I wonder how new political parties and the break up of the Tories would change anything?

Surely Britain would just end up with no party with a majority .
Our next democratically voted PM will be Corbyn.  For that reason, even I would vote ukip if it meant a non Corbyn PM.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Where is Rods 2?
« on: Today at 10:25:52 »
Remoaniac replaced by an even bigger remoaniac who would have guessed it. Tory party are determined to destroy themselves like many political institutions have before them. :-[ :(
Please remember that calling everyone who disagrees with you a remoaniac, as lifted from the pages of the old style Daily Fail, is likely to offend the 48% (plus those suffering CBA to vote).  And as my primary school teacher said, name calling means you've immediately lost the argument.

As said several times recently, please keep the debates civil, and respect other peoples views, no matter how entrenched your own may be.

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Portable spinny type disks always have reliability issues, just by the fact they are frequently moved/knocked/banged/squashed.  Portable SSDs do fair better, but can suffer bit rot, so possibly not idea for long term backups.

In this scenario, I think I'd invest in cloud storage.  If you also use MS Office, then MS Office 365 may be a good starting point - 1 office licence and 1Tb cloud storage for 59pa, for 5xOffice and 5x 1Tb for 79 (from memory).  If a Mac user, crApple's iCloud might be favourite - think Mrs TB pays 2pm for 50Gb.  If a Linux user, plenty of cloud storage providers using standard open source systems for not much more than above.

But all depends on your needs.


If buying hardware, Ebuyer, BT Shop (formally Dabs), Box and the like are all competitive and reputable - due to price voltatility, I tend to check prices across a handful of reputable suppliers.

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I had no issue with the Valteks on the MV6 (and the superior Motronic ECU meant none of that horrid lag intrinsic to the later Motronics running Stag).  So much so, I'm considering taking off the (crap from day 1) Motogas branded ones (AC rebadge I suspect), and putting on our spare 90k mile Valeks on TBE.

I know Gixer has used Hana ones for a few years, but think he is starting to get issues with them.  Though he does cover some miles.

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