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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: remove ccrt 2008
« on: Yesterday at 18:39:14 »
If you have cheap shitty tools, file them gentle so the can grab the latch...

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Filled it(The Merc) with BP Ultimate after a very
"swift" round trip to Hastings & back didn't spare the horses & managed 25MPG.😎
I suspect our idea of swift and not sparing the horses probably differ wildly, as I bet I couldn't manage 25mpg from a diesel...

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General Discussion Area / Re: AGGGGGH - Building Societys
« on: 19 November 2018, 20:31:49 »
That's pretty much the standard...

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General Car Chat / Re: Oil consumption of old cars.
« on: 19 November 2018, 19:11:52 »
My Ital van, 1.3 A series, used 4l of oil a day (and 2l of coolant). So that was about 1l per 50 miles.

Granted, it was ragged to within an inch of its life every second of the day.

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General Car Chat / Re: Car mileage clocking
« on: 19 November 2018, 19:09:43 »
That's a huge improvement, because only a few years ago it was 1 in 4 cars.

With digital dashes, all it needs is software, and this is relatively common. I think the drop in numbers is possibly due to people actually doing MOT checks (though I bet the vast majority don't).

Many people lease, and have mileage penalties.  And because these are not MOT'd, are prime candidates for a bit of "adjustment".  Whether or not these are included in the figures, who knows, because journalists are too lazy/thick to look too hard.
The fact that it's been done can't be hidden though. If you interrogate the ecu, it will show up.
So I believe  ::)
Some, not all.

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General Car Chat / Re: This has hurt me psychologically 😢
« on: 19 November 2018, 19:05:11 »
When I drive Iím constantly assessing everything
The old me would say that unless you were exploring the absolute limits of everything all the time, you weren't trying hard enough...


...but obviously I'm a reformed character now.

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Omega General Help / Re: Both wipers very slow
« on: 17 November 2018, 10:30:28 »
But I'd replace the whole motor/mech assembly.  There is a single motor, and the mechanism drivers both wiper spindles.

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OP - Central Locking or ATWS? Saloon or Estate?

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There will be a yellow sticker with two letters on it. Match the letters and the part number doesn't matter ;)
Or go for later one, with the better boot opening ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: Car mileage clocking
« on: 17 November 2018, 10:24:26 »
That's a huge improvement, because only a few years ago it was 1 in 4 cars.

With digital dashes, all it needs is software, and this is relatively common. I think the drop in numbers is possibly due to people actually doing MOT checks (though I bet the vast majority don't).

Many people lease, and have mileage penalties.  And because these are not MOT'd, are prime candidates for a bit of "adjustment".  Whether or not these are included in the figures, who knows, because journalists are too lazy/thick to look too hard.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Hi
« on: 17 November 2018, 10:20:01 »
Good to see you posting ozzycat. Hope all is well.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Brexit negotiations
« on: 17 November 2018, 10:17:43 »
Now I don't particularly rate Ms May's abilities as PM, but I think joining the media (who are just looking for the next sensation) and calling her any name under the sun, and trying to get her to step down just because the vocal ones didn't get what they want, is in any way helpful.

A hard, no deal, exit was NEVER going to happen.  If you thought otherwise, you were suckered in. No serving parliament was ever going to let that happen, because it would leave the country in a monumental mess for generations, as agreed by virtually all credible economists, including those that political parties go to for advice.

So Ms May's government has done what any other leader or party could do, negotiate a deal where the other side holds all the aces.  Which was the will of the people. Nobody else could have achieved significantly better, as we were dealt a crap hand. Negotiations are concluded, bar minor tweaks.

So there are 3 choices on the table, non are palatable by the majority:

1) No Deal exit - not going to fly now everyone and his dog realises that "Project Fear" is the reality of this outcome.
2) The current Chequers-esque abortion deal - nobody voted for it, but now only viable option.
3) No exit - although now a real possibility, and likely the only one Parliament will let through, this sits desperately uneasy for me as it makes a mockery of democracy.


The biggest error in negotiation was the (cross party) agreement of no hard border between NI and Ireland.  There was no way, as long as you have a hole up your arse, that could ever happen, unless we remain in the EU.

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 16 November 2018, 18:19:15 »
Any recommendations for a drop tester, what with xmas coming....


It doesn't need to be anything special as you're only using it as an indicator, so a cheapy will do: LINK which is the first one listed on Ebay


I carried one like that(they all seem to be the same) in the truck until I wanted that took up a lot less space. Sealey's BT102 is what I replaced it with, and still have. I vaguely recall it was about £50, but I velcroed it to my jump pack and used it daily
Thanks.  Wasn't ever sure if the cheapies were up to the job. I guess all those £15 type ones that look like your link are all from the same chinky factory, and are much of a muchness?

Cheers

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The engine is irrelevant.  Its the car spec.  GLS and below are Central Locking. CD and above are ATWS. FL Estate is different to FL Saloon.

If a saloon FL, I'd suggest getting one from a later car to avoid that annoying having to remove key from ign to open the boot.

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 16 November 2018, 17:54:55 »
Any recommendations for a drop tester, what with xmas coming....

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