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Omega General Help / Re: Reinstalling famous B(stard) bolt
« on: Yesterday at 22:48:07 »
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That was the big improvement with Japanese cars; although the bodies rusted just as badly, dismantling the mechanical parts was never an issue.

The top wishbone at the front was fastened in with a long bolt, I ended up chopping it & drilling the remainder out. The bolt was dealer only, I forget now how much it was, but it was bloody expensive .... 18 seems to ring a bell ... a lot of money in the early 80s for an apprentice  ::)

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Omega General Help / Re: Reinstalling famous B(stard) bolt
« on: Yesterday at 22:17:32 »
Reducing the end of the bolt to the thread minor diameter is very helpful when struggling to align lots of parts at odd angles. .....

My Cortina years ago had loads of screws/bolts like this  :y

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I've never heard of him ....  :-\

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General Car Chat / Re: Introduction of E10 unleaded fuel
« on: 03 March 2021, 08:50:28 »
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 E9 pistons rods polished crank, Moates ostrich etc, blah blah............and more blah ..

I've not seen that much of an engine in many many years .... closest was doing a head gasket on my daughter's Seciento a few years ago. And that didn't even cure its thirst for coolant  ??? ;D ;D


I never sorted the water leak on my sister's car either. New pump, radiator, head gasket, hoses, thermostat, nothing fixed it.
That was a car with no redeeming features, and truly appalling handling - oversteer at 30mph on dry roundabouts from an underpowered FWD car ??? ???

My daughter eventually sorted it by scrapping it  :y :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Introduction of E10 unleaded fuel
« on: 03 March 2021, 01:01:39 »
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 E9 pistons rods polished crank, Moates ostrich etc, blah blah............and more blah ..

I've not seen that much of an engine in many many years .... closest was doing a head gasket on my daughter's Seciento a few years ago. And that didn't even cure its thirst for coolant  ??? ;D ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Introduction of E10 unleaded fuel
« on: 03 March 2021, 00:04:34 »
They are trying to poison our beloved motors☹️ I only run My vehicles on shell v power,   ....

I only use Tesco's finest in all my vehicles ..... I do use the 97 RON in the Roadster though  ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: Never assume anything
« on: 02 March 2021, 09:22:40 »
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And let's not forget that the definite article and pronouns change depending on the case. English has the cases, but we only change the pronouns - he to him for instance. That English only applies genders to nouns that have a sex makes this much easier, most of the time.


Once again for those who are confused/appalled/ignorant/intolerant, gender is a grammatical term not a biological one.

 ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? you lost me at 'definitive article' ....  ;D ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: MOT for the Tata.
« on: 01 March 2021, 12:50:02 »
It was only a few years ago that Halfords were only charging 6 to fit a battery. I did't need one. but asked how much to fit one to my R Class .... the battery is under the driver's seat ...  the girl on the till looked in a book & said ' we wouldn't fit one to your car'  ::)

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Puk code
« on: 28 February 2021, 13:50:45 »
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I believe the OP issue is probably using a PAYG SIM that has fallen off the System due to the 6 Month rule of not making s Chargable Call or Text within that period.

So those that have a tracker using a PAYG SIM need to trigger the alarm every now & then.  :-\

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General Discussion Area / Re: Mr Potato Head...
« on: 28 February 2021, 10:39:40 »


Not strictly true. The manufacturers Hasbro have stated that the name of the toy will simply be Potato Head with no "Mr", however the characters will remain Mr & Mrs. So a slight nod to PC-ness but not really so dramatic. Mr & Mrs Potato Head have been around for some time. It really is just a very minor brand adjustment.

Which is what the video I linked to said  ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Mr Potato Head...
« on: 27 February 2021, 19:29:20 »
... is no more!  :(

Hasbro are rebranding him as a gender neutral potato character who will henceforth be known as plain old Potato Head!  ......

but that's quite the whole tale ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5_1-Ya6-78

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General Discussion Area / Re: Euro Lottery - If you won it
« on: 25 February 2021, 15:49:28 »
and who is she?

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Coolant temp sensors
« on: 25 February 2021, 13:42:07 »
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Oil, plugs, filters and check valve clearances(they never needed adjusting, so I only did them every other time) in the time it takes to change the plugs on an Omega V6.  .....

try changing the 6 plugs on a Smart Roadster  ;) ;) ;) The Omega is a walk in the park by comparison  :y :y

https://www.fq101.co.uk/how-to-guides/roadster/servicing/366-replacing-the-spark-plugs but the rear end has to come off to get to the start of the guide  https://www.fq101.co.uk/how-to-guides/roadster/panels/350-brabus-rear-removal  ;)

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Coolant temp sensors
« on: 25 February 2021, 13:21:15 »
 :y and an engine you can actually see without removing covers  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Never assume anything
« on: 25 February 2021, 13:04:36 »
I never like the idea of an under slung spare that's exposed to the elements. It's bad enough having to maul with a dirty horrible wheel from the car without having to crawl under it to retrieve a wet muddy spare.


I saw far too many where the mechanism had seized. Even more common was wheels that were so rusty the tyre wouldn't hold air. Few car owners check the spare when it's in the boot; they never do it when it's under the car. Fitting the spare in a cradle under the car uses the same space as putting it in the boot where it should be, it's just the other side of the floor.

That's exactly what I thought too!  :y
And more secure in the boot too. There was a modified hanger for the Kia my Dad used to have to help prevent people crawling underneath & cropping the cable to nick the spare.

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