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General Car Chat / Re: Buying at car auctions - any advice?
« on: 08 February 2019, 14:47:51 »
A sport button on a Honda Jazz? What next, rocket motors on Zimmer frames?  ;D

Mine has, hasn't yours steve? ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: Buying at car auctions - any advice?
« on: 07 February 2019, 20:26:40 »
Hmmm, interesting views on CVT's, We've now had 2 Jazz's for atotal of 14 years. Lovely little car to drive, superbly designed, the first had paddles or a button on the wheel to select gears or just use D. This one has a sport mode and really shifts when asked. Never had anything other than services done. :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Snow?
« on: 01 February 2019, 12:17:35 »
6" here now, and still snowing. >:(

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 01 February 2019, 10:33:44 »
Looked at the 6" of snow on and around it and thought "Naaaah." :o

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General Discussion Area / Re: How does 1 roof tile become loose?
« on: 31 January 2019, 19:22:46 »
I am still puzzled as to why the builder found it necessary to put this joint in. Is it commonly done nowadays?
New houses have to last the 10 years of the NHBC guarantee without major repairs,
but houses built on ground prone to movement , not virgin ground, but built up,or drained wetland or brownfield  or area prone to clay heave or subsidence are going to move,
put a movement joint in, if and when the land settles, either the joint will close, OR IF it opens the joint up ,the builder has to send the YTS trainee round with a mastic gun to snot over the joint to keep the sucker proud new homeowner happy.

that's why all new builds are magnolia inside, when the house settles, said YTS trainee will be sent to fill cracks and touch up the magnolia paint .

Thanks Dave, well explained. :y

PS This would have worked on my house which was built on made up ground, and suffered settlement cracks.

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General Discussion Area / Re: How does 1 roof tile become loose?
« on: 31 January 2019, 10:16:35 »
I am still puzzled as to why the builder found it necessary to put this joint in. Is it commonly done nowadays?

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General Discussion Area / Re: How does 1 roof tile become loose?
« on: 30 January 2019, 11:07:13 »
It continues vertically below the dish, and definitely looks like an expansion joint, but I can't figure why it would have been necessary. ???

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General Discussion Area / Re: How does 1 roof tile become loose?
« on: 29 January 2019, 19:42:49 »
Off topic, why is there what looks like an expansion joint in the brickwork in line with the dish? Dave will know I'm sure. ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 27 January 2019, 19:22:01 »
New crank sensor fitted, (real one) and changed the oil n filter,,,, was 87miles over the 10k, I was worried as it was over the 10k, but I lived to tell the tale,..

Seems high mileage between changes, given the price of TC oil. :-\


It's still expensive when you change it unnecessarily. The 3-4k oil change suggested here is utterly pointless on a petrol engine, especially when using high quality(or even low quality) semi-synthetic oil. An annual 10k(ish) change makes perfect sense to me.

Each to his own. :y

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If you like Castrol. :-X

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 27 January 2019, 17:40:36 »
New crank sensor fitted, (real one) and changed the oil n filter,,,, was 87miles over the 10k, I was worried as it was over the 10k, but I lived to tell the tale,..

Seems high mileage between changes, given the price of TC oil. :-\

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General Car Chat / Re: Astra oil pressure warning light coming on
« on: 27 January 2019, 17:34:27 »
Nice sunny clear day, took the Astra out for a 60 mile thrash on the Mendip Hills. Wells, Priddy, Wookey Hole, Cheddar, Harptree, Cameley, the plucky thing never missed a beat, drove well, no warning lights on, really not so much wrong with it, I thought.

Passing the Hunters Lodge at Priddy I espied five old gentlemen on English motorcycles, so I pulled in for a chat. Turned out they were the Bath Oldies, and they do such outings on sunny days. There were an Ariel 500, a Norton 600, two Triumph twins and an ex WD BSA 350 side valve in olive green, solid rear end and girder front forks. That BSA brought back memories ,you could buy one of those in the 1950s, new, for 29 10 shillings, from Pride & Clarke, war surplus.

My second bike was an ex WD 350 OHV Ariel, same solid frame and girder forks. Later converted to AMC swinging arm and tele's for scrambling. Happy days. :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: I know it was wrong of me....
« on: 25 January 2019, 19:33:53 »
.... to smirk a little when I heard that a certain Scottish ex politician was arrested yesterday and charged with 14 offences, including 2 counts of attempted rape, 9 of sexual assault, 2 of indecent assault, and 1 of breach of the peace, but I couldn't help it.  :-X

Innocent until proven guilty of course.  :)


He was 'very close' with wee Jimmy Krankie  for many years........I wonder. ::)
I've got the impression since the news of his investigation started coming out a while back, that wee Jimmy initially backed him, but then started distancing herself...  ...maybe as she became aware of the scale of it?  (Or in Rod2's conspiracy theory books, realised she couldn't get him off).

If he is found guilty, he should have it chopped off and forced to eat it. Then shot in front of his family.
I doubt that, it sounds as though he 'got off' quite easily. ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: Start/stop
« on: 21 January 2019, 17:25:42 »
The Mondeo starts quicker than I can lift completely off the brake. I'm very impressed, particularly having read previous criticism on here. :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Start/stop
« on: 21 January 2019, 15:27:50 »
Presumably if you fit a standard battery, it will just not stop, like STEMO's buddy's. :-\

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