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Messages - Kevin Wood

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Yep, and the starting enrchment on these engines will foul the plugs in short order if there are any hitches on a cold start, so the plugs need to come out and be dried off anyway. While you're there check they are all sparking.

There was a change in the wiring of the TPS sensor between a couple of variants of the non-DBW V6 which results in it being back to front with some combinations of parts. Might be worth getting some live data out of it to see what the TPS is reporting, as we suspect the loom has been changed.

I'm guessing that TPS is probably the main fuelling input until the engine is established at idle and the MAF has started to work. TPS will also result in "flood clear" mode if it's reporting 100% throttle on a closed throttle, so it will never start unless you've got the accelerator pressed, and then you only get one spot where there's neither massive overfuelling nor not enough!

Lambda sensor errors won't cause a starting problem. They have no input until they have warmed up and begin operating.

General Discussion Area / Re: Big vote tomorrow.
« on: Today at 11:33:20 »
The crass ridicule meted out by micron and barnier on sky TV this morning was astounding.
" We know what the UK doesn't want ,but not what it does want..."

Well here's a clue , everything you said Nein or Non to.

Yes they're not looking so smug this morning are they?  ::)

And I bet your mates down the local aint so cock a hoop either!  ;D

I think that those MPs that voted against the deal and who represent constituencies that voted to leave shoud probably start updating their CVs before the next election.

Updating their CVs? I think they might need to be trying to convince the local councils to lower the streetlights to below neck height once the "yellow jacket" brigade get going. :-\

Took a look at TBE's headlight washers - I thought I'd pulled the fuse, but that looks to be there, so lost interest.

I've just had to replace the pump on mine. :(

I went to a lecture by the ANPR manager for a local police force some years back. He said that they had to turn off reporting of untaxed / uninsured cars because the volume of "hits" risked bringing their system down. :o

They are more interested in solving serious crime and anti-terrorism.

Of course, the roadside ANPRs might pull you over if you're unlucky, but my understanding is that they can't prosecute by post after the fact (unlike for speeding).  ::)

General Car Chat / Re: Foot pump
« on: 12 January 2019, 19:41:16 »
The foot pumps available these days all have flimsy frames that bend the first time you step on them, IME. You then take them back and get them changed and next time the flimsy plastic T piece that connects the pressure gauge breaks off.

I have recently bought a reliable one, though. It was an old Dunlop Major from a vintage shop. Rescued it from being turned into a table lamp by some hipster, no doubt. ;D

Omega General Help / Re: Astra H SRi 2.0 Turbo brakes on Omega?
« on: 12 January 2019, 08:43:12 »
The one thing I've noticed from hanging around various car forums for the last 20 years, building a kit car and so on, is that you can never have a setup where the brake pedal feel suits everybody's tastes.  ;)

General Discussion Area / Re: Wingeing, pathetic git.
« on: 12 January 2019, 08:38:47 »
I really think he should have got over all the self-pity in private first.

Yes, he's had to end his career earlier than perhaps would have been his desire, but he is a sportsman who has reached the top of his game, earned a knighthood and no doubt millions of pounds along the way. A bit of gratitude to those who got him there no doubt by pandering to his every whim since childhood and some recognition that, in an age where many are on the poverty line, he's been incredibly fortunate in life, might have put him in a better light, IMHO.

Omega General Help / Re: 3.0 V6 Auto Gearbox Problem
« on: 12 January 2019, 08:27:41 »
Is the ecu fuse the same as the gearbox fuse, number 9 under the steering wheel
Not sure on the number on a PFL, but there's just the one fuse that powers all the gearbox electronics. :y

General Discussion Area / Re: Rejoice...rejoice.....rejoice.
« on: 11 January 2019, 22:27:25 »
Doh  !
I'm 1100+ posts in and it turns out my watch is not an genuine Omega seamaster and it's too late to send it back to ebay China to get my 2.99 refund  ;D
With a bit of luck it won't go rusty, then. ;D

General Discussion Area / Re: Gatwick
« on: 11 January 2019, 22:26:03 »

Yup, the shop in Brakkers is good as well. Avoid the van that hogs most of the limited parking spaces in town - matters not how many Stellas your supped, it still tastes of paraffin.

So would your cooking if you had nowhere to wash your hands after filling the generator up with diesel. ;)

General Discussion Area / Re: Wingeing, pathetic git.
« on: 11 January 2019, 14:10:18 »
I wonder if TheBoy will develop a tribute to him, in order to keep "Tim" company? ;D

General Discussion Area / Re: Rejoice...rejoice.....rejoice.
« on: 11 January 2019, 14:09:02 »
I have to say the Signum is superior to the Omega. I believe the Signum was designed by a team working for NASA. :) 8)
You mean that they designed the handling to be just in the sweet spot within the moon's gravitational field?

Explains a lot. ::)

I'm pretty sure the Saturn V was FWD just like the Signum. ;D
They got away with it by not flying it in close proximity to any hedges or ditches, though.

General Discussion Area / Re: Gatwick
« on: 11 January 2019, 13:35:28 »
I always chuckle at Chinese menus that contain the "Mixed Meat Special" or "Mixed Meat Chow Mein" .. they're always very non-specific on the mystery meat.
Probably less hassle from the RSPCA that way. :-X

General Discussion Area / Re: Well I never!!
« on: 11 January 2019, 13:33:05 »
Nope. Latin was pretty much as pointless as games when I was at school. I remember our latin teacher seemed really old (she was probably about 50, but, from the perspective of a 15 year old...!). Every time someone muttered "Dead Language" under their breath she used to say with a frail cackle "Latin's as alive and living as I am today!". Oh, how we chuckled. ;D

General Discussion Area / Re: Gatwick
« on: 11 January 2019, 13:07:45 »
Still, if we're banning things, let's ban caravans before we ban drones :P

Except the ones that sell kebabs, please!

Obviously! ;) ;D

 Exactly what is in kebab meat or is it better if I don't ask?..... :-X

Actually, we have a kebab shop here which is so good that I go there sober, as well as pi##ed. :o

I have a Chicken shish, though, rather than the generic "meat".  ;D

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