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Omega Gallery / Re: My W reg 2.5TD CD
« on: Today at 10:50:22 »
Very nice, and worth keeping.

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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Hello
« on: Today at 10:46:07 »
Welcome!

The old tractors are becoming fewer now, as the world's suddenly decided that all diesels are evil. Because theyre an older gen of Diseasel you can run then on veg oil without serious issue, in whatever percentage you wish (20% from memory without heavily clogged fuel filter every 5 mins) also they're torquey, can be chipped to the bhp they were supposed to have in the first place (GM detuned them because...GM) also parts arent impossible because Omegas, old 5 series and P38(?) Range Rovers used the same engine. 50mpg at 50mph, and turbo whine, what's not to like?

...sold mine and got a V6  ;D :D ;D

Do it spending wise, keep an eye out for the quality parts at the right price, as costs mount up quick, use the forum and the expertise here, it can be done. Mine was off the road for 7 years and she's been a daily driver for nearly 40k more miles now, clocked over to 213k the other day. Can be done.  :y

Yep, mine was chipped, but if your engine turns out to be OK, and you do chip it, you will need an AR35 box, as the AR25 will not take the extra poke. GM probably detuned them so that they could save tuppence on the box. (Contact TB, site admin who keeps changing his f****g name and I cant remember his latest, for chip info.) :y

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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Hello
« on: Today at 10:39:25 »
I am new to the forum. I have a W reg 2.5TD estate.
The car has been off the road for some time.

Welcome to OOF.
Lovely cars, I ran mine for 19 years. Surprised to hear of major engine problems, as with regular (3k) oil changes, and coolant service, the BMW engines were bullet proof. :-\

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General Discussion Area / Whatís App
« on: 23 January 2020, 17:47:14 »
Just cancelled it. Seems MBS is likely to want to see my holiday pics. :-X

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General Discussion Area / Re: Highway Code rule 243
« on: 22 January 2020, 17:45:26 »
...states, amongst others : Do not park opposite, or within 10 meters (32') of, a junction.
Where is the 10 meters measured from, the centre or edge of the adjoining roadway? :-\
I have asked a Highways Engineer, who was uncertain. So perhaps I am being optimistic asking here.

Apparently a piece of law that the Wiltshire Constabulary have decided is irrelevant, never enforced, always ignored and damned annoying. I've even tried to report it on "101" .. to be told "parking is the councils responsibility" .... so the Wiltshire Police actualy ignore the Road Traffic Act .....   :(

As I understand it, in the wording of the Highway Code, MUST NOT means it is legally enforceable and have the relevant law reference printed beneath. DO NOT rules, and breaches thereof, are dealt with by the Local Authority under the Road Traffic Act 2004, and fines up to £75 may be imposed for such breaches.  :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Highway Code rule 243
« on: 22 January 2020, 16:10:11 »
I believe it is the mid point of the corner radii :-\

That sounds sensible, so is probably wrong. ::)

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General Discussion Area / Highway Code rule 243
« on: 22 January 2020, 16:01:06 »
...states, amongst others : Do not park opposite, or within 10 meters (32') of, a junction.
Where is the 10 meters measured from, the centre or edge of the adjoining roadway? :-\
I have asked a Highways Engineer, who was uncertain. So perhaps I am being optimistic asking here.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Funerals are better these days.
« on: 22 January 2020, 15:56:22 »
Better to do as I did, arrange for your Dad to die in a war in a faraway country when you are only 9 years old, and he's buried before you know itt!

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General Discussion Area / Re: Windows 10
« on: 21 January 2020, 07:30:31 »
Bit of a dinosaur here..being running windows 7. It's now telling me I need to upgrade to windows 10. Do I need to buy this or can I get it for free. Can somebody tell me the best place to get either.
Thanks.

I recently upgraded for free, and if I can manage it anybody can. Especially worth upgrading if you use online banking. :y
Did you get it from the above link or somewhere else.

This was about 6 weeks ago so my apologies as I canít remember which link I used. I would have done a search for reviews first before using any link.  :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Windows 10
« on: 20 January 2020, 18:53:11 »
Bit of a dinosaur here..being running windows 7. It's now telling me I need to upgrade to windows 10. Do I need to buy this or can I get it for free. Can somebody tell me the best place to get either.
Thanks.

I recently upgraded for free, and if I can manage it anybody can. Especially worth upgrading if you use online banking. :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: WiFi extension.
« on: 20 January 2020, 17:53:47 »
Seems to be sorted. I use an Aztec Powerline plug for my freesat box which seems to have wireles (Bluetooth ?) WiFi. So Iíve logged into it which has a stronger signal than my router. Time will tell.

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General Discussion Area / WiFi extension.
« on: 19 January 2020, 20:38:02 »
What is the best (ie cheapest ::)) way of improving the WiFi in my lounge, the router is about 20í away with two brick walls in between?

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General Discussion Area / Main Dealers
« on: 11 January 2020, 13:36:01 »
What is with these guys? I have been visiting a few recently to investigate e-cars (or lack of in most cases). The only ones where I have found a parking space is invariably at the luxury brand end of the market. Two I have had to drive away from and phoned later to protest, only to get a metaphorical shrug over the phone. They just cannot resist filling all their spaces with excess stock, thus losing many CAR driving potential customers. ??? ??? ???

PS Yes I do know what e-cars are available, but sometimes it requires a visit to discuss them.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Tin hat time?
« on: 05 January 2020, 13:00:50 »
The Channel would be a start :-X

Good point   ;D me & the pooch jogged around the hill early this morning  & both carriers  are still firmly tied up in harbor

Not a lot of point in even putting diesel in them seeing as there's nothing to fly off them, nor anything to protect them! ::)

Exactly what I said to Claire Perry at a fruitless meeting with her a couple of years ago to complain at the neglect of our home - maritime in particular - defence. According to her these white elephants would bolster our island maritime defence!
Never fear, she is now going to Chair COP26, so the climate is safe. https://www.climatechangenews.com/2019/07/25/former-uk-energy-minister-claire-perry-appointed-cop26-president/
 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

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General Discussion Area / Re: To All
« on: 01 January 2020, 13:43:33 »
HNY :y

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