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General Discussion Area / Thats embarrassing...
« on: 12 April 2017, 17:22:31 »
Here I am, laying in bath, she's brought me up my cuppa and a Cadbury Mini Roll.

Just dropped a large chunk of mini roll in the bath. Looks like I've shat myself.


General Car Chat / Whats worth stripping...
« on: 06 April 2017, 18:39:37 »
3.0l auto MV6 LT MFL, before it goes to AndyB's workplace for containers?

I want the HID bulbs and headlight adjusters for TBE, gixer might want front end LPG kit, and I guess the CID and telematics have some value.  I might swap over tyres if worthwhile, need to measure them.

General Discussion Area / Have I ever mentioned?
« on: 02 April 2017, 14:26:11 »
Universally, all Netgear stuff is utter shite.  Useless, utter oppsing shite.

Expect a huge outage in next few days as I have to power down everything to reboot 2 of the switches I have here  >:(

Did I mention I oppsing hate Netgear.

I suppose tomorrow, when I call them about this reoccurring issue (across 4 of the tinkers I know of, 2 here, 2 at bro's (which he's educated, and used as hardcore for his building work), I suspect it'll be the usual same crap - reset to factory defaults and upgrade firmware  >:(

Not sure if I mentioned, I oppsing hate Netgear.

As regulars will know, the Battlebus has been somewhat challenged when it comes to power.  Well, with the help of that DTM fella, we had a little fettle with it on Tuesday evening, and think we've found the fault, or at least a big part of it - the intake manifold, like the 2.2DTi Omega, benefits from a bit of a clean occasionally.

MDTM, I believe, did take a couple of pics, so I'll see if he fancies posting them up.

Unfortunately, it wasn't playing ball on rebleeding afterwards, so had to leave it at a certain railway place, and get Mrs TB to come and get me.

Unfortunately, Mrs TB got about 20 miles, then came to a complete standstill, as the M1 was closed, and when she got off the motorways, the local roads were all at a standstill. So MDTM gave me a lift south, and Mrs TB creeped north.

MDTM then spend Thurs eve fitting a priming bulb, changing the leak-offs, and getting the car started.

Yesterday, Mrs TB dropped me off at MDTM's work, so he could take me back to Nottingham to collect the bus.

Performance? I need to run Tech2 over it, clearing out and resetting everything, but initial thoughts are its often still sluggish trying to accelerate medium/hard from lowish rpm (but responds much better with very light throttle, making cruising at 50mph much easier, as before I'd have to run through the gears).  However, whereas before it wouldn't rev beyond 3000rpm, it now pulls properly to 4k and beyond.

So, huge, huge thanks to Marks DTM Calib for everything.  Even if I did hear him mutter "I'm starting to bloody hate your car" ;D

General Discussion Area / Taxi firms
« on: 08 March 2017, 17:19:24 »
DTM Taxi Services. Highly recommended.  Matters not that it's unsociable hours, and a miserable, grim, wet, windy night.

Massive thanks to Marks DTM Calib, a bit above and beyond, and massively appreciated :y

General Car Chat / Speaking of cars on the forum...
« on: 05 March 2017, 12:55:23 »
...I wonder how many people had their Omegas on the date the forum was born (8th July 2006), and still use now as a daily driver.

I'll kick off with my beloved, superior MFL MV6, aka The Silver Bullet.

General Discussion Area / Merry Christmas...
« on: 26 February 2017, 19:05:06 »
Finally got round to getting the xmas decs from the spare room into the loft...  ...and found this under them :D

Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Wtd: 3.2 Engine ECU
« on: 26 February 2017, 18:41:16 »

3.2 Engine ECU, ideally depaired, but failing that ECU + Immobiliser + security code.

Postage to Brakkers, UK.

General Discussion Area / Outage Friday PM
« on: 24 February 2017, 13:50:32 »
The OOF standby database has just crapped its pants.

Need a 30min outage within the next 6hrs to resync with primary database.  Likely to be between 5pm and 6pm today.

Apologies for the inconvenience, caused by my lunch!!

General Discussion Area / Ha Ha Bloody Ha, DTM
« on: 11 February 2017, 18:21:57 »

General Discussion Area / OOF Awards Nominations 2017
« on: 08 February 2017, 08:25:56 »
For Pillock of the year, I would like to nominate:
TheBoy for buying some springs to replace perfectly good springs, and buying the outboard CV boot instead of the inner.

It must be an age thing :(

General Discussion Area / And on the subject of TV....
« on: 27 January 2017, 19:52:42 »
...can somebody explain the moneysupermarket ads with the gay blokes, the fat builders and the fat slag?

Have I missed something? Are these mongs well known or something?

I live in a world I don't understand any more  :(

General Discussion Area / Advance notice, outage this weekend...
« on: 26 January 2017, 19:29:22 »
....assuming the shit turns up, it was ordered last week on a 3 day delivery, still not here  >:(

We need to swap out some non-redundant network gear, which will involve an outage of approx. 2hrs, and a series of outages of less than 2 mins each.

Its too cold to mess about with cars anyway, so hope the outages will be nothing more than a minor inconvenience.  If you need a guide for this weekend, I'd recommend printing it off :)

General Discussion Area / wifi
« on: 13 January 2017, 18:00:15 »
Why is it retards around here have no idea about setting up wifi?

Some mongrel with a new router has just put it on an overlapping channel, and has clearly just been updating their porn collection...  ....impacting my connectivity:

    Packets: Sent = 588, Received = 345, Lost = 243 (41% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 1971ms, Average = 191ms

'tards.  I think its time to make their life a misery  >:(

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