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General Discussion Area / cummings
« on: 24 May 2020, 14:03:02 »
this tory mp that apparently broke lockdown rules & is no getting pilloried by the media. what about the press thats outside his home trying to get a statement & take photos of him . are they not committing the same offence . they wasn,t 2mtrs apart.

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General Discussion Area / my laptop
« on: 17 May 2020, 16:30:39 »
the laptop i have is getting a bit worn , battery no good & quite a few of the keypad are really worn & are getting hard to press. been a while today taking them off & blowing out any bits that have gotten under them. i dont need an expensive one & have been considering a chrombook.  any opinions or reccomendations  :y :y

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General Car Chat / low adblue
« on: 10 May 2020, 23:30:15 »
this DS4 I have through up a warning about ad-blue needed a top-up & i immediatley topped up. however the urea warning remained .when i got home i looked up probable cause & the warning i got shows an orange light initially & although it needs an adblue top up i should get 900mls before its critical. if i ignore then a red warning light appears ,carry on ignoring & eventually the engine wont start,. the urea tank holds 17ltrs, but there is no way of knowing how much is in . i topped up initially with 1.5 ltrs then i had a 5ltr at home & put that in too. took it for a drive and after 2mls the urea warning went off . however the eml is on. saying all that the car is performing as it should so wonder if its just a matter of clearing the fault , .open to any words of wisdom , i havent a clue.

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General Car Chat / parcels
« on: 26 April 2020, 21:23:02 »
a few post ago i mentioned about Hermes & awaiting a delivery . the seller was claiming to have sent it hermes was claiming they were awaiting it. anyway eventually i got my money back off ebay. then on friday hermes informed me they had recieved it ( same tracking Number) not sure what will happen now as i now owe for the item .  :-\
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General Car Chat / car servicing ?
« on: 14 April 2020, 00:48:13 »
just a thought about servicing a car. when my present motor was approaching a service date i would get a message on the display service due " date or 4800 mls " whichever came first. so did have the service done along with its m.o.t. my question is - how did the vehicle know its had the job done. ??

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General Discussion Area / hermes tracking
« on: 09 April 2020, 14:56:37 »
i have been waiting for a delivery since march 24th. the retailer posted that he dispatched it & i should of received it by the 28th,  i know for a fact hermes have got a know contact policy at the mo but in the last week i have had deliveries, in fact i ordered a new petrol lawnmower that was due to be with me between sat 11th - tues 14th & it arrived 10am today. i have a theory re the missing goods - i ordered & paid via paypal. then the retailer bought a postal label  so got a tracking No but in reality he hasn,t got the item & is awaiting a stock delivery from china. i go onto hermes tracking at least twice a day & get " We are waiting for your parcel from the sender" also contacted the seller via paypal twice & been told be patient. anybody experience this.

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General Discussion Area / wickes
« on: 29 March 2020, 12:33:59 »
 i have ordered some stuff from wickes & at the mo its click & collect or delivery. anyhow i paid via paypal & have been overcharged by 9.55p. has anybody ever tried to get in touch with wickes customer services. nightmare, >:( >:(

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General Car Chat / oil change (or not)
« on: 26 March 2020, 23:53:47 »
yesterday my car was put in for its mot & a service, 8.30 am. it was ready for 11.30. i supplied the oil as i wanted to make sure it was the one reccomended for the vehicle. the fitment is 3.75 ltrs & it was a 5ltr container that i left with them. my drive from the garage to home is less than 1/2ml. when i took the oil can out of my boot i noticed there was only about 3/4 of a ltr left. so i surmise it had been overfilled. i left it whilst today to check. it was up so i sucked it out with a mitivac , but i was left wondering if they actually changed the oil filter as the oil was black looking. the omegas i have had after an oil change it was quite hard to see it. its got me wondering. :-\

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General Discussion Area / charity shops
« on: 21 March 2020, 22:26:19 »
overheard a conversation today. two ladies , one said to the other " ive been in every charity shop this morning & non of them had any jigsaws". so its not just toilet rolls

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General Discussion Area / builders next door
« on: 20 March 2020, 15:31:57 »
the old lady that lived next door to me was admitted to hospital & after about two months she died. ( age 93 ). the bungalow has been sold & builders are in. now being in that game myself i do know when living next door you can have to put up with noise, but i couldn,t believe this . a wagon turned up with loft insulation , only 8 rolls on a pallet with polythene to protect from damp.. the wagon was equipped with its own forklift but the driver actually dumped the pallet right in the gateway which is the way into both properties. it ended up being there for three days. the only way into both bungalows was to use my driveway gates,

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General Car Chat / ds 4
« on: 09 March 2020, 20:46:20 »
when i chose to get rid of my dti last july i did so because i spotted my present car , low mileage no road tax & a lot more m.p.g,s also the price was right. regards my dti because i did it myself, an oil change with new filter + sump plug probably cost me about 20. when changing air filter & an occasional pollen filter add another & 20 . tomorrow i am having a service done on my ds4 by the dealer so,s the stamp goes towards upkeep of the warranty at the cost of 309. . plus they want the car from 10am - 5pm. ::)

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Omega General Help / f.o.a Magwheels
« on: 04 February 2020, 10:14:21 »
p.m sent.  :y

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Omega General Help / p m sent
« on: 30 January 2020, 22:11:20 »
 f.a.o. Magwheels p.m. sent

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General Car Chat / 2.2 DTI owners
« on: 25 January 2020, 00:06:53 »
 any dti owners will you please let me know if it applies . i have stuff for a 2.2 dti & would like somebody to benefit as i no longer own one.
 i promise i wont be asking for any monies . in a week all will be dumped if i get no takers. it just seems a waste as i would be dumping a perfectly good aux belt tensioner & belt as well as other stuff. first to pm me will get.  :y

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General Discussion Area / tracking numbers
« on: 12 January 2020, 21:34:34 »
isn,t infuriating when one gets a tracking number but no courier ID.

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