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General Car Chat / Re: Jaguar I-Pace Test Drive
« on: 04 March 2020, 08:50:50 »
Daughter loves her Tesla X, which seems quite quick. Doesn’t feel like a luxury car inside though.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Corona virus Europe
« on: 29 February 2020, 18:48:10 »
You’ll be pleased to know that no checks were carried out on arrivals at LGW this morning. So clearly no worries that it it will spread widely in the UK.  :-X

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General Car Chat / Re: Pug 207 1.4 HDI
« on: 27 February 2020, 22:10:35 »
I see these French cars as 'appliance cars'. If your fridge breaks, you don't repair it, you buy a new one.

I drove one of my works Pugs the other week. It was awful. The steering wheel is so small you can't actually see through the top part of it. Which isn't normally an issue, except that is where the speedo and tach is. So you either don't know what speed/revs you are doing, or the steering wheel is set so that the bottom half of it is lost to leg room. It really is like they the person who designed these cars either has never driven anything or just doesn't care enough about the end user experience. I still don't know now what model of Pug it was, but there again it really doesn't matter, I don't know the model of my fridge and that still works.

He bought it to teach his wife to drive.  :y
Poor girl, grounds for divorce then. :D

Possibly, but it was her choice, she liked the colour. ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: Pug 207 1.4 HDI
« on: 27 February 2020, 18:36:31 »
I see these French cars as 'appliance cars'. If your fridge breaks, you don't repair it, you buy a new one.

I drove one of my works Pugs the other week. It was awful. The steering wheel is so small you can't actually see through the top part of it. Which isn't normally an issue, except that is where the speedo and tach is. So you either don't know what speed/revs you are doing, or the steering wheel is set so that the bottom half of it is lost to leg room. It really is like they the person who designed these cars either has never driven anything or just doesn't care enough about the end user experience. I still don't know now what model of Pug it was, but there again it really doesn't matter, I don't know the model of my fridge and that still works.

He bought it to teach his wife to drive.  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Pug 207 1.4 HDI
« on: 27 February 2020, 18:27:33 »
Any pitfalls to beware of when doing the belt and pump? :-\
Haven't got Haynes yet.

Quite a straight forward timing belt replacement on that engine,full kit and pump needed :y

Thks Henry good to know.  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Pug 207 1.4 HDI
« on: 27 February 2020, 08:40:08 »
Is this one of the Pugs that requires regular top ups of refined pig urine?

 No :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Shell diesel pump did not cut off
« on: 26 February 2020, 09:47:17 »
.... but I never thought about carrying my own roll pin! :y

Mine's stainless welding filler rod with a little loop on one end to go on my key ring  :y

Brilliant idea.  :y :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Shell diesel pump did not cut off
« on: 26 February 2020, 07:22:57 »
It's not something that's ever happened to me & I normally latch the trigger on when filling my Merc ..... look! No hands  ::)
They still have the latches your way?  They were all removed down this way once stupidity took over from common sense.

I didn’t realise anywhere in UK had them. Very useful in the States.

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General Car Chat / Re: Pug 207 1.4 HDI
« on: 25 February 2020, 17:17:19 »
Any pitfalls to beware of when doing the belt and pump? :-\
Haven't got Haynes yet.

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Omega General Help / Re: AR-25 Sump Bolts, Risk of Snap...
« on: 24 February 2020, 18:16:47 »
Very strange comment. Does he know what he is doing? I suspect he is thinking of a different gearbox.  :-\

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General Car Chat / Re: Pug 207 1.4 HDI
« on: 24 February 2020, 07:16:59 »
Cheers Jimmy, it does seem from the detritus in the car, that it has been used as a mum bus, so probably unused to long runs. :y

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General Car Chat / Pug 207 1.4 HDI
« on: 23 February 2020, 19:10:53 »
No.1 son has just bought one at auction, ‘09, FSH, 68k to replace his dead Focus. Other than replacing belt/water pump/tensioner, what else should we expect needs attention?

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General Discussion Area / Re: Free, buyer collects
« on: 13 February 2020, 19:16:33 »
That 747 failed because it only had a single line of rivets instead of two. This allowed fatigue to occur. Corrosion was an late addition to the party and bought on by fatigue.

That bulkhead seam was always going to fail.

Some aircraft only have a shelf life of a maximum of 20 years. The older stuff is less efficient because it weighs more.

We often have a discussion at work regarding Boeings decision to focus on the 737 as it's wonder child... The 757 reengined with LEAP units to replace the venerable RB211 would have offered another 30+ years without any trim issues.  ::)

Thanks for that info :y :y

I never knew about the 20 year shelf life.  Glad I didn't when I used Dan Air in the 1980's that flew old aircraft!! :o :o :o

Is the shelf life and poor maintenance a factor in Aeroflot aircraft crashes that once were seemingly common? ??? ???

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1977_Dan-Air_Boeing_707_crash.
The FE killed in this was the father of a Captain with BA. At one point not long after this in 1979 or ‘80 I found myself flying an early 707, G-AYSL, commonly known as ‘Spreadlegs’ as everyone had ‘had her’, under the British Airtours name which was leased from Dan-air who leased it from ‘who knows’.
This was back in the day when pax were invited to the flight deck. On one sector we had a plane spotting anorak visit. “Ah yes” sez he, “This was the airframe that Boeing used for all the high altitude stall tests.”
I was never keen on flight deck visitors after that. :-X


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General Discussion Area / Re: End of new build petrol cars...
« on: 10 February 2020, 20:41:54 »
Climate change committee estimate we need 200,000 charging points by 2050 and investment of £100bn plus the equivalent of 10 Hinkley Point C power stations.

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General Car Chat / Re: Car in Pale Horse
« on: 10 February 2020, 07:26:26 »
According to review in The Times it is an ‘Aston Martin Lagonda’.  :y

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