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Messages - Kevin Wood

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Omega General Help / Re: Key stuck in ignition.
« on: Yesterday at 22:17:59 »
I had an issue with the little solenoid under the steering column that stops the key coming out when the gearbox isn't in park. Trying to remember what position the key ends up in then. The temporary fix for that one is easy - remove the cowling and unplug the solenoid. That one was such a  good temporary fix that it's still working 10 years later. ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: One for Jimmy.
« on: Yesterday at 22:13:53 »
Everything on the road* will soon be a 2.0 4 pot.

It's BMW's antiquated numbering system that will change if anything.

* - apart from the 1.0 4 pots. ;D

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Short memories too on the dangers in refuelling. Maybe that and the spectacle of something happening ( as in a break in normal procession) is behind it.

Why don't they ask the drivers ?

I think they should bring it back pre-war Le Mans style - using a bloke with a jerry can in one hand and a funnel in the other. Oh, and the obligatory fag in his mouth. Should liven things up a bit. :y
Or self serve pumps.
Why self serve? Let them battle through the attached M&S like we have to. ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: How The Young Have To Learn...
« on: 20 July 2019, 23:59:41 »
.....
Yep, and it's not just the young who do that either ::) ::)  ;)

I know  :o (see quote below).  Even with the ageing members of OOF at the recent'ish meet at Brackley, Tony felt it necessary to warn some of the older members on OOF not to misbehave. They've got to remember that their cars are more powerful than their eyes in later life.  :) When the scenery moves faster than your eyes can focus it's time to slow down.  :)

Oh....please NO drifting, wheelspins, handbrake turns, J turns, street racing etc, in the carpark !!!!! :)

 ;D ;D :y

.. and it all worked out fine. We misbehaved at a safe distance. :-X

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Electrickery escaping.
« on: 20 July 2019, 10:23:12 »
There's a maintenance guide for this. ;)

http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/index.php?topic=90619.0

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Omega General Help / Re: Lpg not working.
« on: 20 July 2019, 10:17:36 »
Does sound like a wiring issue to the LPG injectors to me. Failing that a knackered injector.

Once the ECU has picked up a cylinder misfire it will disable fuel to that cylinder until the next restart, so this is why it persists after switching back to petrol.

Ignition system is shared between both fuels, so we can discount that.

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Omega General Help / Re: Omega de cat
« on: 20 July 2019, 10:14:29 »
So how can we just do away with the four of the fuuuuing things and still run the car ok then?

No, it needs the front sensors for closed loop mixture control.

If de-catting, best bet is to fit the sensors to the new pipe and ignore the P0420 / P0430 codes.

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General Car Chat / Re: Clay Mitt v. Clay Bar
« on: 20 July 2019, 10:09:45 »
They are also partial to a 99 flake/Mr Whippy ice cream as well.  It's getting so you need to sit under a big umbrella to eat your ice cream in peace! ::)

In Lyme? Please let me know your secret. Unless it's "wait until November". ;D

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It seems that, if a car doesn't look like a squatting dog, it's no good these days.  ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: It was 50 years ago today......
« on: 20 July 2019, 09:48:51 »
There's alot more to the place than the chavtasticness of Orlando  ;)
I only spent a week in Orlando, where the stereotypical arrogant Shermans hang out. I spent the 2nd week elsewhere in the state, about 4hrs away.

I didn't really like any of it TBH  :'(.  The postponed wedding that was supposed to happen last year - hence the reason I was there - is now happening this year, but I've said I can't go as I'm washing my hair or something.

Possibly the most pleasant day I've ever had was spent travelling 10 miles down a river in the Missouri Ozarks in a canoe. Then again, that's probably because I didn't see another human being for the whole day. ;D


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Short memories too on the dangers in refuelling. Maybe that and the spectacle of something happening ( as in a break in normal procession) is behind it.

Why don't they ask the drivers ?

I think they should bring it back pre-war Le Mans style - using a bloke with a jerry can in one hand and a funnel in the other. Oh, and the obligatory fag in his mouth. Should liven things up a bit. :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Iranian tensions
« on: 20 July 2019, 09:36:08 »
Laura Kuensberg will be glad it is Jeremy Hunt rather than Mike Hunt. My bad, it is Jeremy.

That Freudian slip has been made by enough journalists now, I'm stating to think that there must be something behind it. ;)

.. Whereas the other candidate is more straightforward - choose your definition from the list. I know which one I'm going with. ;D

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Johnson

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General Discussion Area / Re: Formel E
« on: 16 July 2019, 20:31:02 »
Its oversized Scalextric and F1 is heading the same way. I may be a Luddite or I may be a purist. You decide.  :D

Couldn't agree more. Also the 'Attack Mode' and 'Fan Boost' are so contrived as to be laughable.

Dull as ditchwater.


That's single seaters for you. Makes no difference if they've got a stock beetle engine, or 1000hp: they all look very similar and each formula has similar performance. So you might as well watch formulas where the drivers aren't evenly matched, which means club formulas. All you lose is some visual speed and (horrible) noise

Indeed. Much more fun to be had as a spectator at out local grass track... and a tad lower budget.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Formel E
« on: 14 July 2019, 18:53:29 »
Perhaps unsurprisingly, I prefer it to the shambles that is F1. A sport they've tried to make more interesting by adding more technical rules  ::).

I noticed there was talk this year that Hamilton's car 'might be over 1000 bhp this year'. Shows how utterly stagnant the sport is when the V10s in the late 90's were making 800.
I doubt they were 1.6 V10's.
BRM ran a 1.5 L V16 back in the day.

Well, when i say ran,  not usually on all 16.
BHP?

About 600 when it was working. Not bad considering it wasn't long post-war.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Formel E
« on: 14 July 2019, 16:17:16 »
Perhaps unsurprisingly, I prefer it to the shambles that is F1. A sport they've tried to make more interesting by adding more technical rules  ::).

I noticed there was talk this year that Hamilton's car 'might be over 1000 bhp this year'. Shows how utterly stagnant the sport is when the V10s in the late 90's were making 800.
I doubt they were 1.6 V10's.
BRM ran a 1.5 L V16 back in the day.

Well, when i say ran,  not usually on all 16.

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