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Omega General Help / Re: X25XE to X30XE
« on: Today at 16:16:21 »
This might be handy when considering gear ratios:


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General Car Chat / Re: New lease of life
« on: Today at 16:14:18 »
Yep, with the added benefit of knowing it's been done properly.

Then if you get bored you can start cleaning the engine bay - see if you can get it up to the standard of your old Desmond. :y

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I thought I would share this here as some may appreciate a 'unique' momento.

Fully story here https://www.wholesaleclearance.co.uk/princess-merkel-and-price-harry-party-ware-with-slight-printing-error.htm

Well, the bride looks delighted with the outcome, and the groom worryingly smug. :o Does he know something we don't? ;)

Ugh! pass the mind bleach!

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Another year's MOT on the roller skate.

Had a discussion about what emission limits to test it to. We decided to lob the probe up the exhaust and decide based on the numbers whether it was going to be "visible smoke" or a proper test. :D

2.5 % CO and 200 PPM HC. Not too bad for a 24 year old no-cat engine with a home made ECU. ;D

Celebrated by giving it a "spirited" drive in to the office via the back roads.

Q plates are great.  :D

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;D No, the loom is Lucas colours IIRC ;)

A friend of mine who is an avionics engineer by trade did offer to build me a loom - I said I didn't want it built like the ones he uses at work, where every wire is white  ;D ;D

Not sure if its an aviation thing, but the bloke who built my car originally worked as RAF ground crew and all my wires were light blue. All. Of. Them....

It's easier to "remove to a place of safety" one big reel of cable than two dozen smaller ones. ;)


Cessna wire Caravans with white wire. And there's lots of it!
That's because it's got one of those noisy spinny things at the front.  ::)

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;D No, the loom is Lucas colours IIRC ;)

A friend of mine who is an avionics engineer by trade did offer to build me a loom - I said I didn't want it built like the ones he uses at work, where every wire is white  ;D ;D

Not sure if its an aviation thing, but the bloke who built my car originally worked as RAF ground crew and all my wires were light blue. All. Of. Them....

It's easier to "remove to a place of safety" one big reel of cable than two dozen smaller ones. ;)

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;D No, the loom is Lucas colours IIRC ;)

A friend of mine who is an avionics engineer by trade did offer to build me a loom - I said I didn't want it built like the ones he uses at work, where every wire is white  ;D ;D

Oh,dear ! He said the "L" word. :-X

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General Car Chat / Re: Merc DIY Service
« on: Today at 10:24:41 »
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
I suspect significant "regional variation" if so. ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Check my science.....
« on: Today at 08:25:22 »
Exactly. IMHO there isn't a great deal else you can do besides not install a log burner since the government is talking about banning them due to their emissions (or some such bunkum)
Opps! too late!
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Best thing you can do for the environment is not have kids, anyway, surely; no kids means your environmental impact stops with you rather than being amplified many times over for each new generation... so I've done my bit :y
With you all the way on that one. :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Grenfell inquiry
« on: Today at 08:21:14 »
I too find the endless shrines and vigils that appear to accompany any disaster these days pretty distasteful. If I had lost a relative in that fire, I think I'd be desperate to move on with my life by now but that's apparently not allowed.

That notwithstanding, those who compromised the fire safety of that building do need to be held to account.

I'm no architect but it seems obvious to me that a building of that nature has safety designed in by virtue of having no combustible material bridging any of the floors, dwelling units or on the escape route out of the building.

If it had been left as it was originally built, I'm fairly sure that fire would have been contained with no or very few fatalities.

The problem is that, instead of accepting that it's an old building that falls short of modern standards in terms of energy efficiency and, in some eyes, appearance, we have pandered to the tree huggers and tried to "upgrade" these buildings without understanding the original design. For that, once all the wailing has subsided, I do hope that we see some some heads roll. >:(

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General Discussion Area / Re: Check my science.....
« on: Today at 08:06:09 »
I'm no longer interested in any "facts" on climate change. The lot at UEA were completely discredited a few years back. That should have been enough to shut down any academic research establishment, bu no, they were "on message" despite shoveling large quantities of bovine excrement so they are still given a platform by the BBC et al. I expect the others are all at the same game. >:(

I work on the basis that it's best not to waste stuff, unless it's petrol, but I'm not about to go back to living in the trees.

Besides, when the sea level rises, the excess will just pour off the edge of the earth. ;)

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I wanted one but out of budget as only put auto to 1.4 in 2015 ish, so I have 2.0 diesel.

Research suggested though 1.4 bit underpowered and needs high revs all the time, fine for pottering around town. But if he does motorway stints i would go for the diese.

Itís 165bph, even in auto trim my Zaf does not disgrace itself. At no time does it feel under powered, easily zips up to 90 without breaking sweat.

It does indeed do pottering around town mainly, so a tractor is not going to cut it.

I think it'll probably do the job nicely.

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Omega General Help / Re: X25XE to X30XE
« on: Yesterday at 23:28:03 »
One other question just to make life a little easier. I take it the wiring harness etc for the engine management is the same for the X25XE and the X30xe?


I have a feeling there is a gotcha with the throttle position sensor on some configs when swapping. Not sure if it was between 2.5 and 3.0 or long and short plenums but there is a combination where it won't work. If running with the 2.5 ECU, probably best to keep the 2.5 throttle body and wiring harness. (might need to keep the 2.5 plenum if it's a short one).

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General Car Chat / Re: Met the leader.
« on: Yesterday at 23:18:05 »
Thought you meant Kim Jong Un


You've met him too!  :)

There are more than a couple of similarities; chubby, rubbish fashion sense and a penchant for blowing stuff up.

... not to mention the "cull list". ;)

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