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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Relay?
« on: Yesterday at 22:29:56 »
It is auto
My astra does this occasionally, a quick wiggle of the gear selector usually sorts it.

AS STEMO says .. could well be the safety interlock between the gear selector/starter circuit ... has to be in "P" or "N" to start .. and if the switch is sticky ......

Take the gear selector quickly through all the positions a couple of times with the ignition "off" ... might well free off a sticky microswitch ... I've been told, but never experienced it .. that if you have the ignition "on" you can hear the relay pull in/out as you move the selector ... if you have decent hearing (I don't after 38 years in Aviation!!) it might be worth a try ?

General Discussion Area / Re: Sticky for Jokes
« on: 08 April 2020, 11:25:38 »
The guys were all at a deer camp.  No one wanted to room with Bob, because he snored so badly..  They decided it wasn't fair to make one of
them stay with him the whole time, so they voted to take turns.     
The first guy slept with Bob and comes to breakfast the next morning
with his hair a mess and his eyes all bloodshot.. They said, "Man, what
happened to you?  He said, "Bob snored so loudly, I just sat up and
watched him all night." 
The next night it was a different guy's turn. In the morning, same
thing, hair all standing up, eyes all bloodshot. They said, "Man, what
happened to you? You look awful!  He said, 'Man, that Bob shakes the
roof with his snoring. I watched him all night."
The third night was Fred's turn. Fred was a tanned,  older cowboy, a
man's man.. The next morning he came to breakfast bright-eyed and
bushy-tailed. "Good morning!" he said. They couldn't believe it..  They
said, "Man, what happened?"
He said, "Well, we got ready for bed. I went and tucked Bob into bed,
patted him on the butt, and kissed him good night.  Bob sat up and
watched me all night."

Omega General Help / Re: Car won’t start
« on: 07 April 2020, 11:13:29 »

12 volts supply directly to starter motor terminals.

Does starter turn ??

If NO .. starter requires replacement,...

if YES .. fault is in wiring/switchery prior to starter. First thing to check is starter relay... intelligent use of meter required

General Car Chat / Re: Anyone know about Astras?
« on: 06 April 2020, 21:48:53 »
How much damage to piston/cylinder bore/ head ???   Recoverable or dead ...     :(

General Discussion Area / Re: Sticky for Jokes
« on: 05 April 2020, 10:21:15 »
It is with great sadness that I have to mention the loss of a few local businesses....

A local Bra Shop has gone bust.
A Mining Company has gone under.
A manufacturer of food blenders has gone into liquidation.
A Dog Kennels has had to call in the retrievers.
An origami book company has folded.
An Ariel Installation company has called in the receivers.
A Key Company has gone into lockdown.
A Watchsmith has wound down and called time.
An Iceland store has had its assets frozen.
A Shoe Factory has been soled and employees given the boot.
The Heinz factory has been canned as they couldn't ketchup with orders.
The tarmac company has reached the end of the road.
The bread company has run out of dough.
The laundrette has been taken to the cleaners.

General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 04 April 2020, 23:13:25 »

General Discussion Area / Re: Sticky for Jokes
« on: 03 April 2020, 14:39:22 »
Ralph and Edna were both patients in a mental hospital.

One day, while they were walking past the hospital swimming pool,  Ralph
suddenly jumped into the deep end.  He sank to the bottom of the pool and
stayed there.
Edna promptly jumped in to save him. She swam to the bottom and pulled him
When the Head Nurse Director became aware of Edna's heroic act, she
immediately ordered her to be discharged from the hospital, as she now
considered her to be mentally stable.
When she went to tell Edna the news, she said, 'Edna, I have good news
and bad news. The good news is you're being discharged, since you were
able to rationally respond to a crisis by jumping in and saving the
life of the person you love. I have concluded that your act displays
sound mindedness. The bad news is, Ralph hanged himself in the bathroom
with his bathrobe belt right after you saved him. I am so sorry, but he's
Edna replied, 'He didn't hang himself, I put him there to dry.
How soon can I go home?' 

General Car Chat / Re: Autobahnstormers
« on: 30 March 2020, 21:26:06 »
Very good .. like that :)

General Car Chat / Re: Autobahnstormers
« on: 30 March 2020, 20:57:12 »
Interesting .... just tried "edge" and they work ... some investigation required ...  :)

Sorted .. "Privacy badger" see dropbox as a potential tracker and blocks it ... disable "privacy badger" for off site and all works .. :)

General Car Chat / Re: Autobahnstormers
« on: 30 March 2020, 20:36:51 »
possibly .... but usually see piccies Ok ... firefox on win 10 ...

General Car Chat / Re: Autobahnstormers
« on: 30 March 2020, 20:32:53 »

Here's my 2006 fleet, 3 ex-police white 3 litre and 2 civilian blue 2 litre. Like the earlier picture, shot on Christmas day, the only day of the year when most of the family, and their cars, are here.

mmm I don't see any of terry's pictures at all .. but I do see other peoples ...

General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 29 March 2020, 18:57:17 »

General Discussion Area / Re: Terbs! Get off yer 'arris!
« on: 28 March 2020, 23:21:14 »
yeah ... nice though a meet would be methinks it is out of the question right now  ... :(

Sorry to hear you've been "poorly"  ... only good thing is you didn't actually have bat flu .... so hopefully fully on the mend.. even though it will take a while ...

Stay safe ... :y :y

edited for smelling pistakes ... :(

General Car Chat / Re: oil change (or not)
« on: 28 March 2020, 23:16:24 »
Can you see / tell if the oil filter has been changed ? Not exactly rare for garages not to bother doing it.

When I used to put the car into a garage for servicing .. ie .. before I found this site and all its help .... I always put a dab of the wife's nail varnish on the filter ... so if it wasn't changed it was damned obvious .....  after a very short altercation with the "mechanic" on one occasion, the owner was summoned and from that point onwards I never had a problem ......   :)

I now do the same with the audi as I don't do any work on it due to 1) not understanding these weird diseassal machines 2) old  age and incompetence !!

General Discussion Area / Online meetings
« on: 28 March 2020, 01:05:48 »
As the secretary of an organisation involved with tin-tents, our monthly committee meetings have all been cancelled by the school we use .... I've put everything off for this month but we'll need to do things from May onwards... I'm looking for advice on ideas for the best way forwards .....  we can sort most urgent matters/things out by email (we have our own domain/email system) but it takes time and requires everyone to actually check their emails !! Some committee members are not the most computer literate folks going ....

I'm thinking of trying to set up a timed video conference to replace the meetings and wonder if any of the resident experts on these things have any advice ... my thoughts are ..

Zoom .... fairly easy to set up and if I "host" the meeting I can control some aspects .. but the free version is limited to 40 minutes

Skype ... also easy but the free version is a max of 5 connections and I need 12 if everyone joins in

Microsoft Teams ... not free ... free version takes you to Skype so we go around in circles ....

Are there any other decent free conferencing software solutions I've missed ?? 

ta muchly


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