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Messages - Andy B

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12x1.50 rings a bell, bet I'm wrong tho.


That's what they are. But it's a non-prefered size so you'll probably have to order a tap.



What's that mean Nick ?


Metric threads are normally the coarse pitch, which would be 1.75mm for an M12 fastener. For some reason cars are littered with M12x1.5 threads, which most suppliers have to order in. That includes nuts, bolts, taps and dies.

Despite having a bucket full of various taps & dies, I'd to borrow the metric fine from a local garage to sort  out my lads mess.

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Left the lad to stick one of the front wheels on while I popped in for a dump  ::)
Came outside 10 minutes later to find him using a impact gun to start and tighten the wheel bolts  >:(
Now I have 3 which are about 400Nm and 2 which he had started cross threaded and carried on banging away with the gun until they are in 

If it's any consolation my lad did exactly the same thing on his car despite me telling him not to  >:(

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General Car Chat / Re: New lease of life
« on: Yesterday at 17:03:03 »
....

Any volunteers for the latter? :D

An Easibleed or vacuum pump does away with the need of a glamorous assistant   :y

I know some one that uses his Pela oil sucker to vacuum bleed his brakes .... never tried it yet myself  :-\

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hello ,, yes just fitted the correct seat
Thanky

Then you either switched the ignition on part way through,  or there's a fault with the new seat  :-\

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General Car Chat / Re: Merc DIY Service
« on: Yesterday at 10:22:48 »
How do you guys clean out the pump after use?
The instructions for mine say to run fresh oil through it to clean.

That seems like a waste of fresh oil. :-\
Only need to run a fanny full through it, not a 20l tub.

is that an official unit of measure?  ;D ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Merc DIY Service
« on: 21 May 2018, 22:40:48 »
..... and the oil will dry out and clog it up.

I don't do anything with my Pela. I've had oil In an oil can for years without it drying out  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Low mileage 3.2
« on: 21 May 2018, 17:04:52 »
4-5mm of tread on the tyres, given its use and likely speeds, I wonder if they're the original rubber  :o

Stretched saloons & hearse only drive slowly to the crem/cemetery  :y

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Omega General Help / Re: Cloth heated seats
« on: 20 May 2018, 16:26:37 »
Is the whole of the front seats heated or just the base part you site on?

Ah. Sorry miss read. On mine I tend to notice base only, as I usually switch it off after few mins.

That's the same on both front ones on mine. Maybe the back part of the heating element goes first.

Can't say for the face lift car with it's multi-stage heating, but on earlier cars, the elements were wired in series such that if one mat failed, then you lost heating from both.

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General Car Chat / Re: Met the leader.
« on: 19 May 2018, 17:48:57 »
Interesting point of view you have there Andy B ;D

I posted and then changed my mind .... but there's no delete button  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Anyone got adaptive cruise control?
« on: 18 May 2018, 12:38:38 »
Never used it, but I know people who swear by it, but I also know people that won't use ordinary cruise because they don't feel in control .....  ::)

Never use it.

......don't have adaptive cruise but if I did I'd use it even less than never. ::)

Why?  :-\

Well...actually I have experimented with it but don't like the idea or feel of my right foot doing nothing.

You pick a speed, set cruise & forget about it  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Anyone got adaptive cruise control?
« on: 18 May 2018, 11:57:25 »
Never used it, but I know people who swear by it, but I also know people that won't use ordinary cruise because they don't feel in control .....  ::)

Never use it.

......don't have adaptive cruise but if I did I'd use it even less than never. ::)

Why?  :-\

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General Car Chat / Re: Anyone got adaptive cruise control?
« on: 17 May 2018, 23:52:59 »
If so do you use it?

I am a convert . Stress level is about zero.

Yep. Mondeo has it, lonely for motorway cruising. :y

 ::) ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: Anyone got adaptive cruise control?
« on: 17 May 2018, 23:44:36 »
Never used it, but I know people who swear by it, but I also know people that won't use ordinary cruise because they don't feel in control .....  ::)

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Switch or wiring?
« on: 16 May 2018, 22:51:57 »
If my memory is any good, the switch actually provides the "earth" (or negative line), it is not a switched power line. Given the intermittent nature of the problem it might be worth cleaning up the area around the switch where the contact meets the bodywork, just to ensure a decent contact patch.

 :-\

Correct.  & the driver's door has 2 wires going to 2 separate contacts

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General Car Chat / Re: Unusual one with the Zaf this morning
« on: 15 May 2018, 12:57:56 »
Ah  :-\

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