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General Car Chat / Re: Zafira Tourer - Service ESP
« on: 21 September 2018, 23:03:35 »
No reports of that fault here:

https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/vauxhall/astra-j-2009/good/

Nothing here for ESP, other than no button, which is odd as there is a TC button.

https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/vauxhall/zafira-c-2012/good/

Interestingly, numerous "odd" electrical failures are listed .. for both the Zafira and the Astra ....

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General Car Chat / Re: Zafira Tourer - Service ESP
« on: 21 September 2018, 22:02:38 »
ECU testing seem to be able to repair them ..... worth a phone call ?? 

http://www.ecutesting.com/catalogue/vauxhall_eculist.html?category=4047&model=480

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General Car Chat / Re: Zafira Tourer - Service ESP
« on: 21 September 2018, 17:10:19 »
You keep saying you've checked the fuse by looking at ...  since when have your eyes been electrically continuous ???  Put a meter on the fuse and check for continuity .. it is the ONLY way to correctly check a fuse ... how do you know the visible bit has not broken off one of the legs in the corner ???

 :o :o

Might not be that, but for the sake of doing a job PROPERLY... it would rule it out once and for all ...  I can see you being very pissed off if a new fuse were to fix the problem ..... :)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Mrs May's speech Friday afternoon
« on: 21 September 2018, 14:44:36 »
Interesting comparing the last two posts ....

1. No deal .. ie clean break ... is the end of the world ......

2. Clean break .. ie no deal ... is the only solution ....

so just where does "compromise" and "negotiation" fit into those views ??

The EU have been "demanding" ... "what does UK want" throughout .. and saying "no" when told .... without ever putting forward workable ideas of their own .. just how is that "negotiation" ???

Time is now for UK to do what Mrs May appears to be doing .. saying .. compromise or we will leave without your say so. ... if only some of her own party had her guts !!

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General Discussion Area / Re: Mrs May's speech Friday afternoon
« on: 21 September 2018, 14:21:32 »
For those who want Mrs May to go, and those who want Brexit abandoned (against the wishes of the UK population) ... a simple question .....  :)

Do you honestly, and truly, really think the EU will simply allow us to revoke article 50 and carry on as if nothing had ever happened ??? If you do you live in a dream world ...

The EU will punish us as much as they can for even trying to leave, with "fees" to cover the expenses incurred, an a complete change of the way we are allowed to vote. They will rub their hands with glee and inflict as much harm on the economy as possible .. especially where they have changed rules already to restrict our access to things like banking, technology, etc ... to "rejoin" will cost ... big time .... they will ensure it .....

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General Car Chat / Re: '03 Elite E Bay 1495/1000
« on: 02 September 2018, 20:20:18 »
ones an open bid advert - starting price 1000.00,    t'other is a classified fixed price advert .. 1495.00

So the guy hopes to get at least 1495, but if not he gets some idea of what folks "might" pay from the auction .....

pseudo trader IMHO ... wonder if the taxman knows .....   :)

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General Car Chat / Re: Audi A8
« on: 18 August 2018, 23:09:10 »
It's a heavy lump too :D

PS edited my previous  ;)

methinks 1994 is a tad older than 4 years ??? :)

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General Car Chat / Re: Audi A8
« on: 18 August 2018, 22:55:59 »
Tesla Model S...

But it's not petrol ::)

Can you imagine just how limited the range would be with 1700 kgs of tin tent on the back !!  .......  although in ludicrous mode it could break the speed limit for towing pretty easily .....   :)

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General Car Chat / Re: Audi A8
« on: 18 August 2018, 22:51:50 »
Many thanks for all the ideas/points of view .. even if some of them don't fit the "specification" .....   :)

Just to continue the research so far .. and working on petrol only ... as I don't have a ship licence ...

BMW ... only the 7 series, and from 735i upwards...    weight 1860kg everything else is too light unless you go for the 535 GT option ... not sure the hatchback would work with the amount of kit I carry in the boot, and LPG would certainly not work with a hatchback

Mercedes ... only the S series s350 upwards  weight 1840 kgs everything else too light

Jaguar XF .. most are 1635 kgs .. too light until V8 at 1780 kgs (nearly 1800 ... :)  )

Jaguar XJ .... all diesel until the 5.0 V8 @ 1892 kgs

Audi everything A7 and below max at 1740 kgs, so left with A8 3.0 TFSI 1830 Kgs

Lexus LS ... start at 1830 kgs but prices are stupid and very few 2014 ish around

can't think of any other rear / 4 wheel drive saloons ..  can you .... ?   :)

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Omega General Help / Re: Key fob repair
« on: 18 August 2018, 15:19:11 »
Thanks for all the offers, I found Martin's contact details last night, couple of emails and the key was posted first thing this morning. Appreciate all the offers help though .. OOF at its best  :y :y

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Omega General Help / Key fob repair
« on: 17 August 2018, 10:53:51 »
One of the buttons on the fob has stopped working .. so needs repairing ..replacement of tiny switches beyond the ability of these fingers like pigs tits !!

Anyone know if Martin still does this, and if so, any contact details ?? I seem to have lost the link I thought I had saved !!

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General Car Chat / Re: Audi A8
« on: 06 August 2018, 20:17:39 »
Incidentally...

http://vi.raptor.ebaydesc.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemDescV4&item=253426101801&category=33653&pm=1&ds=0&t=1529549587000&ver=0

Fwiw :y

US spec, not type approved for UK use... so .. if the car is imported wearing it.. fine .. but if you fit one here ... illegal...  :(

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General Car Chat / Re: Audi A8
« on: 06 August 2018, 17:56:52 »
W212 e class estate has self levelling as standard and rated to tow 2,100 kgs

Thanks for the thought, not at all interested in manufacturers "it can tow" dream figures .... I want a towcar that ACTUALLY weighs more than what I'm towing...(kerbweight)  manufacturers cannot change the laws of physics, no matter how hard they lie.

Been there done the "it can tow" thing ... Ex military Series 2 Landrover weight around 2500 lb (stripped version for air transport) towing capacity 3.5 ton (7800lbs) .. loaded 4 wheel trailer with 10 x 24 man tents (old fashioned heavy duty canvas jobbers) and their associated poles.pegs etc... pulled it fine, bombing down the road at a steady 50 mph was no problem at all ...... but when the idiot woman with 3 kids in the car in front braked hard to turn left without signalling it all got hairy ... all 4 wheels on the Landy locked, but the inertia of the trailer just kept going .. and going ... and going (luckily in a straight line)... pushed me to within about 2mm of the idiot, how I missed her I have no idea, but it scared me rigid ... I could easily have wiped out the whole family.....

I now think seriously not about "can it pull" but "can it stop" ...... every time I tow something different to the norm.  Call me a wimp if you wish, but that's how it is , and how it will stay .. :)

Is this not down to the quality of brakes on the trailer?

I wonder if the trailer brakes on that thing actually worked at all .. they certainly didn't lock .. but 30 year old military trailers didn't get a lot of TLC in those days ... I was a young sergeant when that happened, so a fair few years back now !!  however, the memory remains implanted ..  :)

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Omega General Help / Re: My Omega has let me down
« on: 06 August 2018, 17:41:03 »
What needs to be done if there's oil on the plugs? Also what spark plugs are recommended?

Rocker cover gaskets need replacing .. standard problem if the breathers have not been properly cleaned every oil  change.    :)

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General Car Chat / Re: Audi A8
« on: 06 August 2018, 17:38:45 »
W212 e class estate has self levelling as standard and rated to tow 2,100 kgs

Thanks for the thought, not at all interested in manufacturers "it can tow" dream figures .... I want a towcar that ACTUALLY weighs more than what I'm towing...(kerbweight)  manufacturers cannot change the laws of physics, no matter how hard they lie.

Been there done the "it can tow" thing ... Ex military Series 2 Landrover weight around 2500 lb (stripped version for air transport) towing capacity 3.5 ton (7800lbs) .. loaded 4 wheel trailer with 10 x 24 man tents (old fashioned heavy duty canvas jobbers) and their associated poles.pegs etc... pulled it fine, bombing down the road at a steady 50 mph was no problem at all ...... but when the idiot woman with 3 kids in the car in front braked hard to turn left without signalling it all got hairy ... all 4 wheels on the Landy locked, but the inertia of the trailer just kept going .. and going ... and going (luckily in a straight line)... pushed me to within about 2mm of the idiot, how I missed her I have no idea, but it scared me rigid ... I could easily have wiped out the whole family.....

I now think seriously not about "can it pull" but "can it stop" ...... every time I tow something different to the norm.  Call me a wimp if you wish, but that's how it is , and how it will stay .. :)

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