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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 16 July 2019, 05:07:55 »
Not quite my cuppa, but very swish 8) How is it on fuel?

What age? That engine had some interesting timing issues when they first came out... :-\

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Job jobbed :y

FI(nstrument) is the dash one
FH(inter) is the rear one, aka rear body module :y and is in the boot next to the NSR light in a boot cubby :y

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No fuse in place and no spare fuses suggests to me that this one had been 'borrowed' to get something else working.
I don't remember owning a Vectra Sri...  ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: Bimbo Brains
« on: 15 July 2019, 15:00:07 »
I think the bloke in the restaurant last night had the best investment type....

I thought he was a bit agitated and distracted by the cricket. He went completely radio rental when they won.  Turns out he had put 3k on England to win at the start of the series, at 12:1
That'll make a dent in the mortgage  8)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Cricket World Cup + Wimbledon
« on: 15 July 2019, 14:39:20 »
In an ideal, non commercial world, yes.
Playing for your country isn't supposed to be a commercial endeavour though.
I always maintain that 20 able volunteers off the street would perform better than the 'professionals'... Which is why our national rugby teams used to be world leaders rather than constantly wishing it was 1966...

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General Car Chat / Re: Bimbo Brains
« on: 15 July 2019, 13:37:58 »
Depends largely on what it is invested in and how it is managed.

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General Car Chat / Re: Bimbo Brains
« on: 15 July 2019, 13:34:44 »
Mine's all mutual funds in a SIPP with effectively zero bonds and minimal cash or European exposure.

My small, ie six months worth, DC pension hasn't grown since I got it two years ago. Make of that what you will. I would move it to the SIPP and make it work some, but sadly it's stuck in its own place...

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General Car Chat / Re: Bimbo Brains
« on: 15 July 2019, 13:26:32 »

Current pot is at 11% in 10 months so don't think an average of 8% is out of line.
I think you'll find over a longer period, that will be far less sustainable.  Which is why the FCS says that investment companies have to show growth rates of between 4 and 8%, with long term being somewhere in the middle.
You can pretty much guarantee 8% without even trying...

https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/042415/what-average-annual-return-sp-500.asp
I disagree, but I'm not going to get into a discussion about it. We'll just have to wait and see if you're a rich pensioner........or not.  :)
I'll let you know... We're destined to end up in the same firey pit :D

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General Car Chat / Re: Bimbo Brains
« on: 15 July 2019, 12:42:46 »

Current pot is at 11% in 10 months so don't think an average of 8% is out of line.
I think you'll find over a longer period, that will be far less sustainable.  Which is why the FCS says that investment companies have to show growth rates of between 4 and 8%, with long term being somewhere in the middle.
You can pretty much guarantee 8% without even trying...

https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/042415/what-average-annual-return-sp-500.asp

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Soz for the confusion, trying to use a laptop out in bright sunshine, even now I think it says F120, but could easily be FI20.

TIS shows it as the 2nd column from the right, 3rd one down, 7.5a
It's plain as day on the key/index for that diagram ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 15 July 2019, 12:04:06 »
Though having to top up coolant on a car that new is worrying.

Was a very small topup, fingers width, if that. First time to do it since owning....
That's TBs point ::)

It shouldn't need topping up. At all.

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Omega General Help / Re: V6 engine rebuilt or what?
« on: 15 July 2019, 02:57:41 »

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Omega General Help / Re: V6 engine rebuilt or what?
« on: 15 July 2019, 02:54:49 »
Buy a compression tester from a tool store/eBay and follow the instructions  :y

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It's actually fuse FI 20 so Fusebox Instruments 20

End of dash with the fuses you checked previously  :y
I fear you are right. Magnifying the wiring diagram It says FI whereas a nearby 15 shows the 1 as a 1. I checked all those fuses last Sunday and all seemed OK. The handbook lists fuse 20 as Yaw rate sensor, not clutch switch.
The hand book also states that many of the fuses cover several circuits ;)

Follow the wiring diagrams  :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: AI facial recognition
« on: 14 July 2019, 21:07:41 »
Big brother is watching us
we're all law abiding citizens on the OOF though  ???
I , for one, refuse to wear a gimp mask  ;D

In 2019 it could well be Big Sister Dave :D :D ;)

Anyway, it will only get worse; facial recognition, voice recognition, fingerprint recognition, embedded micro-chips, full DNA registration, and so it will go on well beyond what we can imagine now. ::) ::)

Welcome to the 21st century - where is that hearse, I want to get off!! :o :o :o :D ;)
People use Hitachis and Rabbits for that nowadays  :D

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