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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.  :-\

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

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?

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? ??? ???
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

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.

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

General Discussion Area / Re: End of new build petrol cars...
« on: 07 February 2020, 07:28:17 »
So why will your driving days be over? Everything will be self drive as well

Always said that I will give up driving at 80 , don't want to be one of those old duffers that has never had an accident but caused several , in my opinion over 80 is too old to drive.

Hmmm, having passed that magic number, I see many much younger who should not be driving. Only yesterday an idiot decided that driving at 50 along a narrow winding country lane, 6’ was an appropriate distance behind me. He discovered his error in a village, rendered single track by parked cars on our left, when he had to reverse 20yds to allow the oncoming bus through, which I, being a smug senile old duffer, had avoided in the only space available.  :P

General Discussion Area / End of new build petrol cars...
« on: 05 February 2020, 19:17:12 » 2035. I think my nice rare silver 3.2 Elite just jumped a grand in value. ::)

General Car Chat / Re: Car buying
« on: 04 February 2020, 19:05:33 »
A wonderful man. When I was young and stoopit I detested him. Over the last 20 years or so, I have grown to admire him more and more.
He gave up the chance to be PM to retire from public life and care for his wife, which is the mark of a real caring selfless human.
I wish we had his like in front line politics these days.

Agreed, he also flew Meteors in the RAF, then 707’s with BOAC. Sadly I never flew with him.  :y

General Car Chat / Re: Car buying
« on: 28 January 2020, 11:14:13 »
The answer to that is pretty simple, there's precious little margin in cars. all the profit for the stealer is in the outrageous finance costs, paint protection, bullsh!t insurance products etc etc.

Always been that way... Jerry Lundergaard (William H Macy) in Fargo has this very conversation with a rather pissed off punter.

GM and Ford only make vehicles in order to create demand for GMAC and Ford Motor Credit. Manufacturer finance pays their bills and dealer add ons and finance kickbacks pay the dealers bills and the non manufacturer finance products keep the banks open.

Cheap brands are only cheaper on the forecourt because they cost less to make.  ;)

A terrific film, and I love that clip! :y

General Discussion Area / Re: Funerals are better these days.
« on: 28 January 2020, 09:13:53 »
Soylent Green is the answer. :-X

Omega Gallery / Re: My W reg 2.5TD CD
« on: 25 January 2020, 10:50:22 »
Very nice, and worth keeping.

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Hello
« on: 25 January 2020, 10:46:07 »

The old tractors are becoming fewer now, as the world's suddenly decided that all diesels are evil. Because theyre an older gen of Diseasel you can run then on veg oil without serious issue, in whatever percentage you wish (20% from memory without heavily clogged fuel filter every 5 mins) also they're torquey, can be chipped to the bhp they were supposed to have in the first place (GM detuned them because...GM) also parts arent impossible because Omegas, old 5 series and P38(?) Range Rovers used the same engine. 50mpg at 50mph, and turbo whine, what's not to like?

...sold mine and got a V6  ;D :D ;D

Do it spending wise, keep an eye out for the quality parts at the right price, as costs mount up quick, use the forum and the expertise here, it can be done. Mine was off the road for 7 years and she's been a daily driver for nearly 40k more miles now, clocked over to 213k the other day. Can be done.  :y

Yep, mine was chipped, but if your engine turns out to be OK, and you do chip it, you will need an AR35 box, as the AR25 will not take the extra poke. GM probably detuned them so that they could save tuppence on the box. (Contact TB, site admin who keeps changing his f****g name and I cant remember his latest, for chip info.) :y

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Hello
« on: 25 January 2020, 10:39:25 »
I am new to the forum. I have a W reg 2.5TD estate.
The car has been off the road for some time.

Welcome to OOF.
Lovely cars, I ran mine for 19 years. Surprised to hear of major engine problems, as with regular (3k) oil changes, and coolant service, the BMW engines were bullet proof. :-\

General Discussion Area / What’s App
« on: 23 January 2020, 17:47:14 »
Just cancelled it. Seems MBS is likely to want to see my holiday pics. :-X

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