Omega Owners Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Welcome to OOF

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - Doctor Gollum

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ... 692
1
Omega General Help / Re: front lower wishbones
« on: Today at 14:18:33 »
Over 500 for the pair last time I enquired  :o

2
General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: Today at 14:16:07 »
Syphilis

3
General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: Today at 04:17:51 »
Compassion

4
General Discussion Area / Re: Student loans repaid
« on: Today at 04:15:34 »
I paid mine off in about 18 months. But it was one loan from one year and the amount was peanuts compared to some of the crap I got into...

1,300 should have been dealt with in 18 days if I had had my shit together.

Two false starts and a breakdown got me nowhere, my ONLY saving grace being that I worked my nads off.

Anyone who suggests different should spend six months living at the Swiss Air ticket desk at Heathrow whilst trying to do a degree 50 miles away. :-X


5
General Car Chat / Re: Zafira Tourer - Service ESP
« on: Today at 03:54:43 »

More confusing is still lack of fault codes anywhere.  :-\

I think this is fairly common with ABS module faults?  :-\

The Omega dosnt  show a fault code, but we all know what's wrong because the speedo fails.  ;) 

When the ABS light came on last year on my BMW, the fault code showed the nearside sensor was faulty. I wasted a lot of time, energy and money trying different sensors, switching them over etc, and I changed the wheel bearing with the reluctor ring.  ::)  I even got Kevin Wood involved who got his oscilloscope out!  :o but couldn't get a result!  :-X  ;D

Eventually I sent off the ABS module to BBA Reman who confirmed it was totally goosed and unrepairable!  :(
off side rear for mine... Ultimately sold/exported for bits because I got pissed off with it having changed the sensor twice.

When you say 'no pedal trick'...

Have you actually tried?

6
General Car Chat / Re: Zafira Tourer - Service ESP
« on: Yesterday at 20:19:18 »
you did have the engine running when you read the module ?  :-\
or the abs pump would read 0 volts  ;D
Good point, well presented.

Also have you tried the pedal trick?

Also, if you can't find the abs block, you aren't looking.

Follow the brake lines from the servo and report back  :y

7
Two points...

France is a Republic.

Germany does not give a shit what the French think... Although they do accept 'entente coordiale'* as a means to an end...

*Aka 'we will play along because our money is of equal value**'

**oh cock, our money is of equal value.

Opps the lot of them. The only deal is No Deal#

#Psst it only called 'No Deal' because it doesn't work for the EU...

8
General Discussion Area / Re: Student loans repaid
« on: Yesterday at 19:35:58 »
We've got Tony B. Liar to thank for it. It was he who decided that everybody had to go, and if some couldn't cope with Engineering or Law then they'd dumb it down with degrees in hairdressing and stamp collecting.  ::)

University is aimed primarily at preparing people for a life of academic research not for a job in business. As such, at the relatively low levels of take-up academia needed, it was fine to fund it from the public purse, but, now we have students saddling themselves with loads of debt when the vast majority would be much better off getting a position in industry with some on-the-job training, an option that is self-financing to boot.

What we really need to be doing is promoting vocational schemes like apprenticeships, and bringing back polytechnics and tech colleges, not trying to find ways to dress up a system that is fundamentally flawed.
Ah yes, 100,000 to study German Polka History ;D

9
Omega General Help / Re: front lower wishbones
« on: Yesterday at 15:34:14 »
Not all makes have pre drilled holes for the bracket for the headlight levelling sensor on the n/s wishbone.
They generally have the hole but inevitably untapped.

10
General Car Chat / Re: Zafira Tourer - Service ESP
« on: Yesterday at 13:41:17 »
Pedal trick?

11
Omega General Help / Re: front lower wishbones
« on: Yesterday at 12:53:11 »
Left and right are different...

12
General Discussion Area / Re: Student loans repaid
« on: Yesterday at 12:52:35 »
Doing the maths last night on a Master Degree, you don't start paying until you earn over 22k pa. That's on a 10k loan,... which accrues 6% interest per annum.

So, if you walked out of Uni into a 32k per year job (ie: 10 grand over the threshold) you'd pay back 600 a year.... identical to the amount you accrue in interest! So let's say you only ever earn 32k per year for the rest of your life, you'll spend all year paying off the interest, before starting back at square one again! Christ that made me swallow hard last night!

Ok, so if I earn 42k every year forever it'll take 16.66 years to pay my Masters off... (plus what I owe on my original BA Design degree off, of course., not even taking that into account!)


Then I suppose there's a house to own at some point. And people wonder why so many are benefits scroungers??
The scrounger issue is a separate one. :-X

Although the rest of your post illustrates a valid point...

Going into debt in order to gain an degree is a futile exercise. Instead of poncing around Thailand in the name of 'finding yourself' get a job, even at McDonalds but preferably one in a field that is of interest, and work your 'dangle berries' off for a year or two.

This will achieve two things: firstly you'll have a much better idea about your direction in life, and secondly, if you do still go to university choose a course based on cost rather than prestige* and go debt free.

* Ask your self this... Did you ask your doctor/dentist/solicitor where they got their degrees? Didn't think so. If your local Tech offers the course you want to do, stay at home and do the course there.

Hindsight can be a cruel bitch at times.
What a knowledgeable individual you are  ;D Try putting some of your advice into practice, you'll be Prime Minister in no time  ::)
Sadly, I went to the wrong school ::)

13
General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: Yesterday at 11:53:05 »
Longtime :D

14
General Discussion Area / Re: Student loans repaid
« on: Yesterday at 11:52:06 »
Doing the maths last night on a Master Degree, you don't start paying until you earn over 22k pa. That's on a 10k loan,... which accrues 6% interest per annum.

So, if you walked out of Uni into a 32k per year job (ie: 10 grand over the threshold) you'd pay back 600 a year.... identical to the amount you accrue in interest! So let's say you only ever earn 32k per year for the rest of your life, you'll spend all year paying off the interest, before starting back at square one again! Christ that made me swallow hard last night!

Ok, so if I earn 42k every year forever it'll take 16.66 years to pay my Masters off... (plus what I owe on my original BA Design degree off, of course., not even taking that into account!)


Then I suppose there's a house to own at some point. And people wonder why so many are benefits scroungers??
The scrounger issue is a separate one. :-X

Although the rest of your post illustrates a valid point...

Going into debt in order to gain an degree is a futile exercise. Instead of poncing around Thailand in the name of 'finding yourself' get a job, even at McDonalds but preferably one in a field that is of interest, and work your 'dangle berries' off for a year or two.

This will achieve two things: firstly you'll have a much better idea about your direction in life, and secondly, if you do still go to university choose a course based on cost rather than prestige* and go debt free.

* Ask your self this... Did you ask your doctor/dentist/solicitor where they got their degrees? Didn't think so. If your local Tech offers the course you want to do, stay at home and do the course there.

Hindsight can be a cruel bitch at times.


15
General Car Chat / Re: Zafira Tourer - Service ESP
« on: 20 September 2018, 22:01:27 »
The issue isn't necessarily in that module.

Did you reset all the service memories when you changed the oil?

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ... 692

Page created in 0.145 seconds with 19 queries.