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General Car Chat / Re: M32 Gearbox Repair
« on: Yesterday at 23:36:17 »
He got it done by a company called Tadley Transmissions and it came to  520 apparently. Very happy with the work so far.

General Car Chat / Re: M32 Gearbox Repair
« on: 29 July 2020, 18:28:17 »
My brother used a guy close to him (Newbury) and has been happy AFAIK. I can ask if you like?

Omega General Help / Re: Cheapest way to fix my 3.2 exhaust.
« on: 26 July 2020, 11:46:15 »
Not really worth looking further afield from Eternal, IMHO. It's about the most cost effective and also the best quality solution.
The cost of a tank of fuel for another 4 or 5 years without an annoying exhaust drone.. Probably money well spent and, as said, once an exhaust starts to go, it's probably going to be weak throughout.

Cats less so, as they get hot enough not to suffer from condensation, so might be worth trying welding up any damage. If you don't want the hassle of fitting the 2nd set of lambda sensor bosses to 3.0 cats, a 2nd hand set of 3.2 ones from someone breaking one might be a good bet?

Mine were still flying through the emissions test at 240k miles.

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 26 July 2020, 11:41:06 »
Some new leccy for the Westfield arrived in a box from Tayna yesterday. Somehow Yodel didn't manage to spill acid everywhere unlike last time, so got that installed.
Not sure if the weather is reliable enough for a test drive. :-\

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 26 July 2020, 09:44:40 »
<Yesterday, actually.>


I am clearly a wicked person, as I found that story most entertaining and amusing ;D
Deriving amusement from then misfortune of others?.. We don't do that sort of thing here. :o Oh, wait! :-X

General Discussion Area / Re: Interviews for jobs in lockdown
« on: 25 July 2020, 17:12:24 »
Sounds like a perfect fit and some light at the end of the tunnel.

Hope it goes well. :y

Is it possible the 'second coming' is happening right now? :)

Maybe he's just struggling to gather 12 disciples yes men. ;D

Yes. Quite. ;D

From school I do seem to remember Matthew, Mark, Luke, John,  and Donald though. :)

I don't have a great knowledge of the scriptures, but I can't recall Jesus having to sack quite as many of them for daring to disagree with him either. ;D

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 25 July 2020, 17:07:57 »

My XFR does, but I note from the original sale invoice it was a 165 option.

F*uckers. :-\

Yep, and you have to have a raised boot floor to have one on the XE which cuts the luggage space down.

On a car with pretty much the same footprint as an Omega, it's amazing how much less usable space it has. Good job it's so grin-inducing to drive. :D

Is it possible the 'second coming' is happening right now? :)

Maybe he's just struggling to gather 12 disciples yes men. ;D

Was watching some of them being interviewed on TV last night. Words fail me, but fortunately Stevie had that one nailed back in the 70's. :y

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 23 July 2020, 10:24:22 »
<Yesterday, actually.>

Tried to start the kit car to drive home form work and it started to turn over then there was a fizzing noise and a smell of sulphur and all the leccy disappeared.  :'( Took a bulb out of the fog light and used it and a random bit of wire to diagnose the issue. Quickly realised that the battery had suffered a sudden and terminal failure.

Phoned Mrs. KW, who said she'd pop over in the Jag with some jump leads rather than wait for Green Flag.

Mrs. KW gets forced off the road by a disciple of Onan in a French shitbox, bursting a tyre. XE doesn't have a spare tyre.* >:(

So, double "wait for recovery truck" comedy ensues. Guy turns up to me in a van only, jump starts it (took 2 packs in parallel), pronounces battery dead so drive home without stalling it is.

Road closed, so end up taking the XC route and getting lost. Green flag app which I'd unsuccessfully tried to install to summon recovery appears to have borked my phone so no sat nav. So, multiple turns down multiple blind alleys and farm tracks all negotiated without stalling. >:(

Meanwhile, AA turn up to assist Emma only to find they don't have a temporary wheel to fit the XE, so now awaiting mobile tyre fitting guy.

Finally both got home at 9 PM. :D

Out of hours tyre fitting charge is approximately the same as the cost of a spare wheel**. False economy, Tata. :y

*- technically, it has a spare alloy in the garage which I've not yet got round to fitting a tyre and pressure monitor to. :-[
** - Bot not from a Jag dealer, naturally.

General Discussion Area / Re: Acceleration.
« on: 21 July 2020, 21:55:03 »
Darwin award in 3... 2.... 1... :o

General Discussion Area / Re: Which?
« on: 19 July 2020, 22:54:18 »
Of the things I know about that they've reviewed the review reads like they learnt everything they needed to know for the review from wikipedia the evening before. I would imagine it's much the same for the things I don't know about, so I'm out. Use your common sense and you'll probably do just as well and be 9.75 better off. :y

General Car Chat / Re: Diesel economy
« on: 17 July 2020, 23:22:02 »
That has never made sense to me... It's like switching OFF a 500+ bhp brake ::)

Yep, most engines just cut fuel on the overrun these days so it's a bit daft to take them out of gear.

General Car Chat / Re: Car Auctions
« on: 16 July 2020, 12:37:30 »
... and no 2" of play in the steering to wrestle with when all you want to do is drive in a straight line.

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