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macafee was the system that came with my present laptop. my subscription is due in april but already i am getting reminders. i dont know if this is a kind of scam or what but last week the machine wasnt responding to anything & out of the blue (just freezing all the time ) an email arrived from macafee offering me a service that would normally cost almost £50 for free if i rang a number & let them take control of the laptop. i ended up rebooting & for the last two days its been ok. plus macafee subscription charge has doubled this coming year.

Omega General Help / Re: f.o.a Magwheels
« on: 04 February 2020, 13:30:00 »
p.m sent.  :y
pigeon up . stuff has been sent :y

Omega General Help / f.o.a Magwheels
« on: 04 February 2020, 10:14:21 »
p.m sent.  :y

Omega General Help / p m sent
« on: 30 January 2020, 22:11:20 »
 f.a.o. Magwheels p.m. sent

General Car Chat / 2.2 DTI owners
« on: 25 January 2020, 00:06:53 »
 any dti owners will you please let me know if it applies . i have stuff for a 2.2 dti & would like somebody to benefit as i no longer own one.
 i promise i wont be asking for any monies . in a week all will be dumped if i get no takers. it just seems a waste as i would be dumping a perfectly good aux belt tensioner & belt as well as other stuff. first to pm me will get.  :y

General Discussion Area / tracking numbers
« on: 12 January 2020, 21:34:34 »
isn,t infuriating when one gets a tracking number but no courier ID.

General Car Chat / omega stuff
« on: 06 January 2020, 12:15:44 »
 i am giving away if anybody is interested a pair of xenon h/lights, one needs a clean. an idle arm (new). rear brake shoes ( new ) a belt tensioner along with two aux belts for a 2.2 dti. may come across other stuff too

General Car Chat / Re: front brake calipers
« on: 28 December 2019, 23:53:47 »
Screw in front pistons?

Only encountered these on the rears and then when the caliper doubles as the handbrake mechanism  :-\

That notwithstanding, winds the piston home swap the pads out and simply press thee brake pedal to reset the caliper/pads ;)
  it was the resetting info i needed , cheers :y

General Car Chat / front brake calipers
« on: 28 December 2019, 21:33:51 »
does the screw in piston type of caliper self adjust after new pads are replaced. i imagine they must, but having never had a sar with those type of calipers not sure. :-\

General Discussion Area / china post
« on: 22 December 2019, 21:41:12 »
the beginning of december i ordered an item that i believed was coming from liverpool but its on its way from china, on a slow boat me thinks, it left china on the 12th but not arrived in this country yet,

General Car Chat / Re: another oil ??
« on: 09 December 2019, 22:58:23 »
Don't know much about Peugeots but on a lot of modern engines it's essential to use 5W30 or better otherwise the engine suffers valve problems eventually (Ford Zetec springs to mind)
i,d better warn him then. its on a 59 plate

General Car Chat / another oil ??
« on: 09 December 2019, 22:10:51 »
i posted a comment about my nieghbours excessive oil usage in a pug 1.4 petrol car. at the time he told me on a 120ml trip he needed to put 2ltrs in it. he also remarked that apart from that it runs smoothly. its reccomended to use 0.30 , 5 .30 & 10.30 according to ep,s fitment details . anyhow he asked me if i had any oil whilst he could get some . i had about 15ltrs left of gm 10/40 so he topped up with some of that. i,ve not seen him for a week but today he told me the oil situation has been ok.

General Car Chat / egr cleaner
« on: 05 December 2019, 16:34:24 »
i purchased a product which is a spray cannister . the cannister states its for diesel engines for cleaning the egr & intake, would it be ok to use it on a petrol car. personally i cannot see a reason why not. :-\

General Car Chat / Re: Headlight
« on: 04 December 2019, 20:09:55 »
My issue at night isnít the illumination from my lights. Itís being blinded/dazzled by other people. Me and wifey both wear spectacles and she was having same issue. She just had eye test and bought new glasses with anti glare. She reckons theyíve improved things dramatically. Iím going to have to buy some cos itís got to the stage Iíll avoid driving at night because of it.

I also wear driving specs so I know what you mean about oncoming traffic.  :y
Both of my cars have fiercely bright headlights, which is great for me but not great for others. They also both have Full Beam Assist, which means that they dip when the sensor sees the actual oncoming headlights, whereas I tend to dip just a split second before I see the actual headlights. This function can mean that when approaching a blind bend, you can momentarily blind oncoming traffic for just a split second. For this reason I'm not a particular fan of this function, but others love it. The irony is, if I'm sat behind an older car that thinks I'm on full beam, when I overtake them they stay on full beam to blind me in return, not realising that the cars fitted with super bright headlights are also fitted with some serious anti-dazzle features. Their attempts to blind me just make my mirrors go darker.  ::)
when i worked in germany mid nineties my boss gave me a pair of night driving glasses & they were good. not only did they prevent dazzling but in fog the distance & clarity was enhanced. a couple of weeks ago i spotted an advert for some so i sent for them. i dont do a lot of night driving but i wore them for a 60 ml journey a few nights ago & they were ok. also if one needs glasses for driving they fit quite easily over your specs . not tried them in fog yet though.

General Car Chat / Re: oil loss
« on: 27 November 2019, 22:56:36 »
a mate has a pug 207 petrol & told me its real heavy on oil usage. the engine is very clean doesnt seem to be spewing any out. it runs spot on , no smoking at all. we are baffled. the engine i know had a new timing belt, valves about 9mths ago. suggestions pls  :y

Which petrol engine? The THP150 (aka N14 in the MINI) generally drinks oil like George Best did alcohol. Known for weak blow-by control (piston rings) and poor head oil control (stem seals and valve guides both wear), coking of the inlet tract & valve backs due to the combination of excessive blow-by and direct injection providing no 'cleaning' effect on the intake..

THP150 is the 1.6 turbocharged engine (and variants).not sure about the engine but i know the cam belt snapped & valve guides, stem
seals were done as they needed doing. original owners couldn,t afford the towage & to pay for timing belt & all the work it entailed to put it back on the road. they eventually told the workshop to keep it & sent the guy the documents in lieu of payment.

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