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General Discussion Area / Re: Formel E
« on: 14 July 2019, 18:53:29 »
Perhaps unsurprisingly, I prefer it to the shambles that is F1. A sport they've tried to make more interesting by adding more technical rules  ::).

I noticed there was talk this year that Hamilton's car 'might be over 1000 bhp this year'. Shows how utterly stagnant the sport is when the V10s in the late 90's were making 800.
I doubt they were 1.6 V10's.
BRM ran a 1.5 L V16 back in the day.

Well, when i say ran,  not usually on all 16.
BHP?

About 600 when it was working. Not bad considering it wasn't long post-war.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Formel E
« on: 14 July 2019, 16:17:16 »
Perhaps unsurprisingly, I prefer it to the shambles that is F1. A sport they've tried to make more interesting by adding more technical rules  ::).

I noticed there was talk this year that Hamilton's car 'might be over 1000 bhp this year'. Shows how utterly stagnant the sport is when the V10s in the late 90's were making 800.
I doubt they were 1.6 V10's.
BRM ran a 1.5 L V16 back in the day.

Well, when i say ran,  not usually on all 16.

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 10 July 2019, 23:12:01 »
.. because the distraction of changing jobs meant I overlooked getting it MOT'ed. :-[

All fixed today thanks to Mrs.KW. :y Apparently it messed her hair up, though. ;D

 ;D ;D I did that with the BMW a couple of years ago ..

.. except I'd been using it for a couple of weeks before I realised  :-X :-[

Oops! Well, I'm happy to report that the advisory for slight play in the steering rack has now fixed itself. ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 09 July 2019, 23:31:08 »
.. and, naturally, watch the weather deteriorate now.

In honesty, the Omega is starting to need more TLC than I have time to give it, so something newer beckons anyway.

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 09 July 2019, 23:26:41 »
LPG has had its day. Its nowhere near green enough for the current climate, and garages aren't interested in the grief involved in stocking it for a small and decreasing number of customers.

I'm inclined to agree. There's an LPG station 5 miles from my new office. No problem! Except it increased my commute by an hour to go there on the way home. :(

Hence I'm starting to think about Omega replacements. :'(
Run it on petrol and don't worry about it.

Seriously, if you otherwise like it, it will cost you double* the saving to replace it  :)

*Buying a £500-1,000 shitter every MoT notwithstanding, and unlikely to be your shopping list :y

*looks out of the window*

It's warm. It's not raining. Why isn't Kevin driving the rollerskate, instead?  :D

.. because the distraction of changing jobs meant I overlooked getting it MOT'ed. :-[

All fixed today thanks to Mrs.KW. :y Apparently it messed her hair up, though. ;D

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If you look on the tank I bet it will say somewhere 60ltrs. Thatís why there is 47 or 48ltr fill capacity recommended as that is 80% if the total space which is considered safe.
Its more than that. If you increase the pressure, it will become more liquid, and some liquids can be compressed more (by additional pressure).

Obviously, the more you put in above somewhere in the region of 80-90%, the pressure will increase dramatically.


Assuming I've remembered my O Lovel Physics properly - it was an awful long time ago ;D

I'm not sure you have.  ;)The liquid lpg is not significantly compressible and the pressure is pretty much unrelated to the fill level. It sits at the vapour  pressure of the propane at whatever temperature it's at. Pretty much like the boiler on a steam train, it behaves the same regardless of the fill level. As the liquid takes up space the vapour condenses to equaluse the pressure. The 80% limit is there to accommodate expansion as the liquid warms up, because if there isn't room for the liquid you do have a problem. :o

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 08 July 2019, 20:00:15 »
LPG has had its day. Its nowhere near green enough for the current climate, and garages aren't interested in the grief involved in stocking it for a small and decreasing number of customers.

I'm inclined to agree. There's an LPG station 5 miles from my new office. No problem! Except it increased my commute by an hour to go there on the way home. :(

Hence I'm starting to think about Omega replacements. :'(

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General Discussion Area / Re: Restoring old portable bbq?
« on: 03 July 2019, 18:56:01 »
Lava rock? Sounds like it's not a barbecue but an outdoor gas oven. If so, bin it and either get a barbecue or use the indoor oven. ;)

Out door gas oven yup, for camping trips. While I agree BBQ food via charcoal tastes better, this is bit more practical when out and about.

Then you need one of these. As demonstrated groaning with the strain of copious quantities of Lard at several lakes / newent meets, IIRC:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Outdoorchef-1813000-OUTDOORCHEF-Laptop-Grill/dp/B002VEODKQ
I only ever remember bigger ones with a bob.dent stood behind it ;D :y

Ahh, this is Breakfast. Bob.Dent was dinner. :y

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Do you mean crankshaft sensor or the whole shaft?  :o


it was a Citroen, not a Mitsubishi.
.   
                   Err it was a Renault,

That means they've probably figured out how to make camshafts out of plastic. ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Nice Jolly..
« on: 02 July 2019, 22:54:37 »
I heard aircraft overhead on Sunday afternoon and looked up to see the Red Arrows fly past in two V formations, heading east along the coast.  :y

I assumed that they'd come from Exeter Airport which I believe they use as a base when in the South West and were heading to do a show somewhere. Bournemouth maybe?  :-\

Yes, I was gliding and I remember a NOTAM. Can't remember where they were heading...

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General Discussion Area / Re: Nice Jolly..
« on: 01 July 2019, 23:24:33 »
There are currently no plans to fly F-35 at low level at all
I think getting one to fly should be the first challenge ;D

They flew here from the US, IIRC.

.. Unless that refuelling probe was actually a cunningly disguised aerotow rope. ;D
I'm not sure that folding the wings and stuffing it into the back of a C17 counts as flying :-\

It dosn't, but my recollection is that the first 3 flew the journey under their own power.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Nice Jolly..
« on: 01 July 2019, 21:25:54 »
There are currently no plans to fly F-35 at low level at all
I think getting one to fly should be the first challenge ;D

They flew here from the US, IIRC.

.. Unless that refuelling probe was actually a cunningly disguised aerotow rope. ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Restoring old portable bbq?
« on: 01 July 2019, 20:21:40 »
Lava rock? Sounds like it's not a barbecue but an outdoor gas oven. If so, bin it and either get a barbecue or use the indoor oven. ;)

Out door gas oven yup, for camping trips. While I agree BBQ food via charcoal tastes better, this is bit more practical when out and about.

Then you need one of these. As demonstrated groaning with the strain of copious quantities of Lard at several lakes / newent meets, IIRC:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Outdoorchef-1813000-OUTDOORCHEF-Laptop-Grill/dp/B002VEODKQ

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 01 July 2019, 20:12:15 »
Drove it to my new job and back. So far, so good.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Restoring old portable bbq?
« on: 30 June 2019, 19:34:53 »
Lava rock? Sounds like it's not a barbecue but an outdoor gas oven. If so, bin it and either get a barbecue or use the indoor oven. ;)

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