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Messages - Doctor Gollum

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General Car Chat / Re: new (to me) car time soon
« on: 17 February 2019, 18:56:29 »
....

Of course there is. Tow with a big diesel and you'll get that up to 30.

I just about get 30mpg solo on a run  ;)
I suppose it is a huge car.  :-\

permanent 4x4 doesn't hurt  ;)
;)

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 17 February 2019, 18:56:02 »
I think it will be my last biggish buy, as well. Might as well get a £1500 estate with 12 months MOT for what I put it through.
Plenty of choice of decent estates for sensible money :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Temperature gauges.
« on: 17 February 2019, 15:46:14 »
Display temperature is a €5 sensor behind the bumper. May also be a wiring fault as the bumper loom does get the worst of salt, spray and muck...

Gauge temperature is a €5-10 sensor which bolts to the coolant bridge. Again this might simply be that the spade connector that locates onto it has simply slipped off... Check this first. Do not confuse this with the ecu coolant temperature sensor with a Bosch plug.  :y
Euro's ? and theres me thinking Brexit was just around the corner
It is 8)

But OP is in Latvia  ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: Well that put a spanner in the works...
« on: 17 February 2019, 08:39:37 »
Fair dos, but he really should have noticed long before getting home :o

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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 17 February 2019, 00:59:32 »
Onanist

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General Car Chat / Re: Well that put a spanner in the works...
« on: 16 February 2019, 23:48:29 »
That reminds me of a good friend.

Took his VW in for a recall “ adjust steering rack to track rod ends” . Picked it up and drove down the M1 , arrived home and turned into his drive. No steering. They had adjusted it the wrong way and left one track rod held on by one thread.
That stinks of BS... At the very least the wheel would have been well of centre and it would have been a dog to drive, especially at speed.  ???

Had the tracking done on a 106 many moons ago... They forgot to tighten the lock nuts allowing the track rods to work loose. I drove it to Norfolk from Sussex and initially all was fine, but gradually a vibration crept in and about 25 miles into the return journey the steering started to feel 'off'

Breakdown called out and quickly diagnosed the problem. The bloke who attended concluded that enough damage had been done to warrant recovery home. From Newmarket. A pair of new track rods and a geo session at Peugeot later and all was well  ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: But I had right of way, She said
« on: 16 February 2019, 22:26:10 »
Indeed. A daunting prospect whichever way you look at it :D

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General Car Chat / Re: Price of cars and newness
« on: 16 February 2019, 22:24:37 »
This might answer your question...

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/608374/vehicle-licensing-statistics-2016.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwip2MPipMHgAhVoURUIHcBcAScQFjAMegQIBBAB&usg=AOvVaw2GM-MI6TGbo9Ds8fQFrhFR

Basically car registrations have increased year on year, so it stands to reason that not only are there more cars, but also that there are proportionately fewer older cars ;)

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Omega General Help / Re: hard to start
« on: 16 February 2019, 21:40:07 »
ive added fuel in it as when i got it it was just above the red it was ok then. i notiched this last week so put some fuel in it but still the same problem. i have got a new fuel filter to fit. will report back over the weekend.
ive got a snap on code reader this should be ok ? :y
Just paperclip it. Forget the snapoff shite for now :y
And report back

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General Discussion Area / Re: Temperature gauges.
« on: 16 February 2019, 19:48:43 »
Display temperature is a €5 sensor behind the bumper. May also be a wiring fault as the bumper loom does get the worst of salt, spray and muck...

Gauge temperature is a €5-10 sensor which bolts to the coolant bridge. Again this might simply be that the spade connector that locates onto it has simply slipped off... Check this first. Do not confuse this with the ecu coolant temperature sensor with a Bosch plug.  :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 16 February 2019, 17:10:30 »
Mississippi

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£60-100? :-\

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General Car Chat / Re: Price of cars and newness
« on: 16 February 2019, 12:05:38 »
That figure might be accurate, but also might have been conjured up for political/ecomental reasons...

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General Car Chat / Re: Price of cars and newness
« on: 16 February 2019, 12:00:55 »
I don't imagine anyone pays full list price for a car unless they are a complete imbecile.
As soon as you pay monthlies for a car, you will be paying at least full price, whether it's by way of fees or interest.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Schoolkids on strike.
« on: 16 February 2019, 10:33:31 »
So on one hand we moan about the yoof of today being glued to their phones and spending their days in bed, but when they do engage we moan that they are being brainwashed by their teacher/Universities/EU etc  :-\  ::)
Universities have always been denzions of leftwing encouragement. Fortunately most of the people who go to them are intelligent enough to see past the Marxist rhetoric and emerge as relatively normal people.

Culling the NUS would go someway to redressing the bias as it actively encourages lefty poncification.

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