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Messages - Andy B

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Omega General Help / Re: Wheel play at 9 and 3 oclock
« on: 13 August 2018, 11:46:36 »
I'd have thought it was play somewhere in the steering ..... eg track rod ends.

Omega General Help / Re: Stuffing wires in the V6 harness
« on: 13 August 2018, 08:09:57 »
I don't know what it's called, but there is a spiral wrap product just for that purpose that is very springy and will hold the cables quite tightly. There will be someone along soon with full details, I'm sure!


Curiously its called Spiral Wrap  ;)

General Discussion Area / Re: Boiler being replaced.
« on: 10 August 2018, 17:38:28 »
That's the mistake everyone makes..

Oh, look! Old boiler! Must replace it. In doing so, you replace a non condensing model that'll last 30-40 years with basic maintenance, with a condensing one that will be lucky to see 10 years.

The boiler manufacturers must have been laughing when the government played straight into their hands and mandated condensing boilers as it immediately builds in obsolescence into their product. ;D

Well I'd "budget" for one, so had something spare if needed. I'm quite happy to wait for it to go bang  :)

For what it's worth, £3k is probably a high quote unless you're living in a palace .. my last boiler cost me £1500, and that was switching from a boiler that fed a hot water tank over to a combi (so a lot of replumbing).

I'm sure if I'd asked British Gash to quote, though, it would have been £5k... (fairly sure my parents paid BG £3-4k for more or less the same work as I paid an indy £1500 for!)

The boiler I've just had fitted is the same boiler that BG quoted £4500 for.  £500 of that was for scaffolding to reach a feet up the house roof from my flat garage roof.

General Discussion Area / Re: Boiler being replaced.
« on: 08 August 2018, 20:42:14 »
... and I was £2K poorer,  ....

So was I last week when I replaced my boiler ....  :(

It took him a day & a half  :y

General Discussion Area / Re: Letter box, bank robber.
« on: 07 August 2018, 21:17:17 »
Must say well said to Borris, only saying what we all know, maybe ok elsewhere but not here as far as I concerned, Jesus there’s no way you can enter a bank with a crash helmet on! Oh and look at appeaser/coward Teresa...she thinks he should apologise.

You're asked to remove a crash helmet just going in to pay for your petrol at Tesco

General Car Chat / Re: Audi A8
« on: 07 August 2018, 17:12:57 »

Thank you for your assistance,  that Wurzel bullying me again. ;)


General Car Chat / Re: Audi A8
« on: 07 August 2018, 15:01:21 »

General Car Chat / Re: Audi A8
« on: 07 August 2018, 15:00:25 »
Let's not muck around, ere goes Nigel, get a pick-up, and then one of these baby's.$21383905.htm

Linky no worky!  ::)

You struggling a bit today Big Griff?  :)

It's the bit at the end with the $ it doesn't like  :-\

General Car Chat / Re: Audi A8
« on: 07 August 2018, 09:22:34 »

And have done for years.  My 1999 530d has a detachable towbar.  :y

Detachable of folding?  ;)

Merc do an electric folding bar too .... I think they're just factory fit though

General Car Chat / Re: Audi A8
« on: 06 August 2018, 19:55:24 »
Because derv is dead in the water. :)

I very much doubt that white van man, or bus companies or haulage companies would agree  ;) ;)

General Car Chat / Re: Audi A8
« on: 06 August 2018, 19:33:14 »
.... remembering my requirements of:

Saloon, petrol,  ...

Why do you specifically want to stay with petrol? I have to admit that my diseasal R Class walks all over my Omega as a tow car. Since I last saw you, we've now got a heavy Coachman twin axle (MTPLM of 1865kg), & while I know it's on the back, the R Class tows it a piece of p

General Car Chat / Re: Audi A8
« on: 06 August 2018, 19:23:20 »

Find a saloon one ;)

The dog would object to travelling in the boot  ;)

General Car Chat / Re: Audi A8
« on: 06 August 2018, 19:21:57 »

And just to give an idea of age range...

A few more V6 petrols on ebay :y

Trouble with Merc is that almost everything is an option, The first one is pretty well spec'd ... even has leather, unlike the black face lift that has Artico ie vinyl  >:( and though difficult to tell it seems to have Airmatic suspension that again, the face lift doesn't

General Car Chat / Re: Audi A8
« on: 06 August 2018, 18:56:35 »
.... Even BMW struggle to sanction towing in the US, yet everywhere else tow bars are factory options.
Funny how a Smart Fortwo is rated to tow in the States, but not here

.... A late R Class might do it as a compromise :y
I can highly recommend the diseasal version .... though there is a V8 that I really would have liked to justify

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