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In other news, the Illiberal Undemocrat candidate in Thurrock has resigned after it was discovered he repeatedly used the "N word " to describe black people on Twitter. He is Vice President of the LimpDem  Campaign for racial equality !!

N word ?

Perhaps he said the word nice rather than nigger. :)
Wasn,t that the name of Guy Gibsons dog in the Dam Busters film?

They even dubbed out the name in later showings of the film :-\

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General Car Chat / Re: Project anyone?
« on: 03 November 2019, 18:23:58 »

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The 1300 diesel  in the old Corsa's is/was a fiat lump so nowt new here

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General Discussion Area / Re: And...
« on: 30 October 2019, 17:46:36 »
 ;D ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Rugby World Cup
« on: 28 October 2019, 12:55:12 »
Labour day weekend here in NZ. *everyone* expected to spend the weekend  drinking beer, cooking on the barbie and celebrating another win over England  ::)

The national press is in a state of shock - they really didn't see it coming.

Should be an 'interesting' day in the office tomorrow. :)

You were in North Cornwall weren't you Andy ???

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Omega General Help / Re: Part Number Please
« on: 28 October 2019, 12:47:45 »
Same here in Sweden, even the same partnumber had a lower price from SAAB


Something to be said about Saab ownership. :)

 :y :y ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: I've been haddock'ed.
« on: 25 October 2019, 18:42:04 »
That explains everything, the Lord might become power crazed. :)

It seems the other posh vectra owner has been Haddock'ed, we're being bullied.

I concur,obviously there's jealousy involved ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: I've been haddock'ed.
« on: 25 October 2019, 16:18:19 »
Just wondered what label I had ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: 31st October 2019
« on: 23 October 2019, 19:18:00 »
I will be in my 60,s by then, so will probably be past caring.

You as well,I hit the 6 number on 02/11 :-X

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Omega General Help / Re: More crank sensor woes
« on: 23 October 2019, 19:16:32 »
Won’t crank. Turn key nothing. Just all the usual lights


that's not a crank sensor issue.
Check the battery and both leads.
Then the starter connections.
Ignition switches fail too, especially if you have a heavy key ring.

Agreed,engine should spin over regardless, your main fault lies elsewhere

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General Car Chat / Re: Vivaro Cambelt
« on: 23 October 2019, 14:14:07 »
Hello fine people of OOF. I'm struggling with a cambelt and could do with some help.

This is the F9Q Renault engine, 760 variant if that makes any difference.

Right on to the story...
Remove cambelt cover. I can only see one timing mark on the camshaft as the crankshaft one is behind the outer pulley and I can't turn the engine without the pulley being on.
I line up the camshaft to the mark, take the outer crankshaft pulley off and find the mark is not at the 6 o'clock position as I would expect, but is at about 25 minutes past.
At this point I do what all men do, I picked up the instructions that came with the belt kit.
I learn there is a locked hole near the flywheel to align the crank. I lock the crank with a pin. The crankshaft pulley marks are still at 25 past. I continue going through the instructions. It says that the crankshaft pulley should be at an offset, but it should be at 25 to and not 25 past.

I'm at the point were it's either the instructions that are wrong, or this engine has been timed up wrong previously.

Has anyone done one of these before? And ideally knows if it should be 25 to or 25 past.

What age van,I'll check auto data :y

Just double checked and crank is at 25 to,if you pm your email address I'll send you pics and instructions from Autodata

You sir, are a legend. Thanks. PM Incoming.

And replied,email sent too :y :y :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Vivaro Cambelt
« on: 23 October 2019, 09:42:47 »
Hello fine people of OOF. I'm struggling with a cambelt and could do with some help.

This is the F9Q Renault engine, 760 variant if that makes any difference.

Right on to the story...
Remove cambelt cover. I can only see one timing mark on the camshaft as the crankshaft one is behind the outer pulley and I can't turn the engine without the pulley being on.
I line up the camshaft to the mark, take the outer crankshaft pulley off and find the mark is not at the 6 o'clock position as I would expect, but is at about 25 minutes past.
At this point I do what all men do, I picked up the instructions that came with the belt kit.
I learn there is a locked hole near the flywheel to align the crank. I lock the crank with a pin. The crankshaft pulley marks are still at 25 past. I continue going through the instructions. It says that the crankshaft pulley should be at an offset, but it should be at 25 to and not 25 past.

I'm at the point were it's either the instructions that are wrong, or this engine has been timed up wrong previously.

Has anyone done one of these before? And ideally knows if it should be 25 to or 25 past.

What age van,I'll check auto data :y

Just double checked and crank is at 25 to,if you pm your email address I'll send you pics and instructions from Autodata

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Omega General Help / Re: More crank sensor woes
« on: 22 October 2019, 13:06:34 »
Hi sometimes it turns over. Just tried it and it started. Runs lumpy but will rev no problem. Turned it off. Tried a second time and nothing.


When you say nothing do you mean it didn't crank over or it did crank but didn't start ??

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General Discussion Area / Re: A43 Accident
« on: 22 October 2019, 09:36:22 »
My back is still fairly 'dangle berries'ed from where I took it up the arse in 2012, almost 8 years ago.

Its horrible, but I think everyone needs a significant shunt to show them how vulnerable you are in a small tin can.  At least nobody was life-changingly hurt :)

I had to double check the thread title when I read that :o

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I buy new each year. They go hard in the sun/heat or even fuse to the screen. For a while I had spare blades for the summer and then good ones for the winter.

You need active cruise control for your night driving. Set the gap to maximum. Simplesszs.
Active cruise control for M62 or M1? You're having a laugh.

I used to use mine in the Skoda most commutes to & from work - rush hour on the M1 & M25.. I don't in the RRS, though - it's a much older generation of system and doesn't work half as well.

Had a terrifying drive the other week in the dark, with headlamps with zero range as it was my first night drive in the car I had no idea what the lamps were like - upon arrival I realised the levelling switch was set to maximum dip! Return journey was lots nicer.

The fiancés (still getting used to that ;D) MINI is like that, although they are pointing roughly in the right direction (little high, maybe) the offside lamp has bugger all output despite genuine Night Breaker bulbs (which were an improvement over whatever was in there before!). You'd thing a big round lamp like that would work well.. nearside is fine, though, so maybe the offside has 'cooked' the reflector off over time.

Eventually I'll pick up a set of replacement lights .. but at £400 a pair for aftermarket upgrades or £1000 for genuine same as she has, tis a little pricey! Then again, so is stacking it in the dark, so.. ;D

Projector lights I expect,My Touareg has the same and they are shockingly poor,main beam is conventional and good,dipping the lights is like turning them off :-\

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