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Messages - Kevin Wood

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General Car Chat / Re: 45,450 for a Vauxhall?
« on: Yesterday at 22:23:00 »
.....while fuel economy is rated at 166mpg*.

* - my @rse

General Discussion Area / Re: BBC Text service
« on: 17 September 2019, 21:04:10 »
Actually it's an important accessibility tool for those deaf people who don't sign.

But let's not worry about that for the sake of a couple of quid :-X

.. or those who do sign and want to watch something other than Countryfile. ;)

My Dad being one of them. Good job there's nothing but sh1te on these days for them to miss out on, I suppose. >:(

General Car Chat / Re: A rare beast
« on: 17 September 2019, 20:49:35 »
I found the 2.2 manual a relaxing drive as you were never going to win a races, so never bothered trying.  ;D
I vaguely remember trying your 2.2 against a TVR (? or similar, too long ago), possibly the day we picked up the LPG heap?

I remember losing, but one has to have what are now called stretch targets ;)

Only way it would have won that one is if the TVR broke down. ;D

.. so at least you had a fighting chance. :D

General Car Chat / Re: Goodwood revival
« on: 16 September 2019, 19:36:03 »
This was the first year in several that we haven't been, and I missed it.. beautiful weather for it, too. I've never found the traffic a problem getting there or away, even leaving from Northampton we're usually there by 10..

Ironically, this is the first year that I'm also a GRRC member and we still didn't go  :-X ;D

Wait until next year and you can go in the Cobra... Maybe  ;D

General Car Chat / Re: Another Omega in the crusher
« on: 15 September 2019, 22:36:17 »
;D in fuel costs alone
Omega 25 MPG ,200 miles per week =47
new mondeo 50 MPG, 200 miles per week =23.50
Omega depreciation 3 years 0.00  ;D
ford mondeo 21k new depreciation 3 years@11k miles p/a 40% =8400

8400 minus 3666 (the extra fuel for omega over 3 years)= 4740 saving  :y

Mine does 28.6, about the same as the TD. :(

Interesting. What sort of driving is that? My jag is returning mid to high 30s and it's the same engine, IIRC.

Not much opportunity for lunacy on my commute, I must admit. It's mostly following dawdling VAG owners at 40 MPH, but it gets a good clean out every so often within that figure.

Omega General Help / Re: Thermostat Housing
« on: 12 September 2019, 22:59:04 »
IIRC there are several different styles of thermostat housing and they need different thicknesses of O ring and different lengths of mounting bolt,

Sometimes, the right parts don't come with the housing! I've had to purchase the thicker O ring separately in the past.

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 12 September 2019, 18:17:21 »
Although nothing is faster than a hire car, obviously.  Not even Imber's 2.6

I reckon that shifted quite well once it was on those conveyor belts in the Beanz factory. ;D

General Car Chat / Re: New Defender
« on: 10 September 2019, 23:44:36 »
Looks a bit of a minger to me. :-\

General Car Chat / Re: Driving in sea/salt water
« on: 07 September 2019, 10:12:59 »
I cant begin to understand why anyone would ever want to own or drive a Range Rover, but were all different I suppose.  :-\

Me too, and I have an occasional requirement to tow mates in gliders out of fields, so would actually use the off-road capability.

I'd rather get stuck in fields from time to time than live with the horrific handling and daft fuel consumption day-to-day.

General Car Chat / Re: Car battery .. how much?
« on: 07 September 2019, 10:07:00 »
Well, a fool and his money are easily parted, as the old saying goes.

Or to appease the modern moaners, a fool person unendowed with common sense temporarily caught outside their "safe space" and his/her money....

FTFY, and exactly. If you choose to maintain yourself in such a state of ignorance that you can't tell that 1200 for a battery is utterly absurd you're going to get through an awful lot of money and vaseline and will only have yourself to blame. ::)

General Discussion Area / Re: 10 years in
« on: 07 September 2019, 10:02:50 »
(they're ideologically opposed to Facebook/LinkedIn/etc and I don't have their mobile numbers ;D)..
Yeah, I only give it to people I like :P

* aaronjb strikes TB off the list

That only leaves KW then  :P ;D I mean, if by some miracle I ever get down to 17st, I'd love that glider flight he promised a while back ;D

Ha Ha! Maybe I'll have got off my 'arris and got my instructor's rating by then. <evil grin> ;D

General Car Chat / Re: Driving in sea/salt water
« on: 06 September 2019, 22:37:44 »
I get mid-30s on a run out of the 3.6 TDV8 in my L320 IIRC .. been a while since I did a run, to remember properly. My engine of choice would have been the Supercharged petrol 5.0 V8 .. if they didn't command a 5-8k premium in price.

This one is gorgeous .. right up until you see the interior: ;D ;D

My eyes! God, that's hideous! Fresh from a golf club car park somewhere in Cheshire. :-X

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 06 September 2019, 22:30:49 »

                 How much do you get from the Westfield? I got 6.3 mpg on Donnington  in the Evo it came as a bit of a shock!!

IIRC about 30 MPG average hooning around locally and commuting and it'll do high 30's on a motorway run. A light car doesn't suffer too badly from being heavy-footed. ;D

Not sure I could get it that low. Wouldn't get more than a couple of laps out of a tank. ;D

Omega General Help / Re: Trade Club does deliver
« on: 05 September 2019, 22:53:50 »
or plenty of other sellers
I also put oil chip papers down in case of spills
(because chip papers have chip oil on and are not recyclable )
I save the empty 20L tubs and put waste oil in to take for recycling
Yeah, I bought a 3 pack of them, they are really shit.  No, I mean really, really shit.

Buy decent ones, or pour.  I do the latter, as I'm bored buying them.

Indeed. I bought myself a nice old half gallon steel oil pouring can from a 2nd hand shop for buttons and it's large enough target to just fire the big 20L tub into it without too much spillage. Gets easier once the first couple of litres have gone, ;D

General Car Chat / Re: Project anyone?
« on: 05 September 2019, 22:43:15 »
Those wheels though!  :-*
"...have had the car running on easy start cave-dweller's diagnostic fluid  ! fuel pump engine has therefore now failed..."  ::)  ;D


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