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Omega General Help / Re: Trade Club engine oil
« on: 27 September 2018, 19:12:01 »
That excludes the oil that always seems to leak out of these engines,think it was Gm,s secret preventative treatment for corrosion ;D

Didn't work. ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Mrs May's speech Friday afternoon
« on: 27 September 2018, 15:48:43 »
December 31st 1999 was a brilliant night at work... Literally nothing to do as the only flight was at midday on January 1st.

Hopefully Brexit Eve will be just as peaceful... :D

ISTR myself and a mate made a pact not to go to bed until all the beer was gone.

In retrospect, it wasn't my brightest move. ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Mrs May's speech Friday afternoon
« on: 27 September 2018, 12:24:15 »
I am glad I don't have to vote in Uk elections.

I think all three parties are sadly lacking.

This lack of history is what helps get so many young supporters for the EU for example.
There are three parties?

I was just going to say..

But yes, apparently the Monster Raving Looney party is still a thing, and head quartered about a mile from where I'm sitting now. ;)

Co incidence?
Presumably warm beer involved :D
Warm beer, you say? Perhaps I should join... :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Jacking an Omega
« on: 27 September 2018, 12:17:26 »
Gluing the rubber handle on makes a BIG difference

Made a big difference to the stick in my glider too, when the handle came off following a winch cable break at 400 feet. :o

.. as did the fresh underwear. :-X
Was there a little bit of clench going on?

First items on the list are to lower the nose to a safe attitude, check the airspeed, release the remains of the cable and decide where you're going to land.

"Clench" comes a bit further down the list.

Unfortunately, given that item 1 isn't easily achieved with just a rubber handle in your right hand and your other hand flailing around the cockpit trying to find the rest of the stick, I was unable to progress further down the checklist for a few vital seconds...  :-[

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General Car Chat / Re: Car shopping
« on: 27 September 2018, 12:14:28 »
To answer my own question...

Of 1,957 brand new, 2.0+ diesels nationally on Autotrader:

577 are SUVs.
3 are less than 20k
52 are between 20 and 25k
300 are between 25 and 30k

Effectively zero choice in a market of 6,225.
They are still making diesel astra estates, 1.6, 135bhp, 0-60 in around 9 seconds, 50ish mpg. When mine has had it, probably in about three or four years, that is my next car sorted.  :)

This sounds most exciting. I'll bet you hardly sleep at night with mounting anticipation. :) ;)

I think he's only planning on driving it at this stage.  ::)

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Omega General Help / Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« on: 27 September 2018, 12:13:01 »
I would say they only ever weep quite slowly, so I would think you'd be fine to put it together and drive it to a garage, to be honest. Especially if you've cleared the breathers. Nip up the cam cover bolts to their specified 8nm as well, just in case the leak has been precipitated by one of two of them working loose.

If it hadn't taken months for that oil to build up the plug wells would have overflowed all over the place and the problem would have been very obvious before stripping it down.

Thanks Kevin, that is very reassuring :-* :-* :y


Just one more thing Kevin, as the rubber sleeves that cover the plugs got soaked inside with oil as I pulled the dis packs off, will they be ok to put back on with just a good wipe as already done?  Should I degrease them anymore to avoid arcing? ??? ???

Thanks ;)
Yep, just dry them off and re-fit. Give them a wash in some soapy water if you're feeling especially keen.

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General Car Chat / Re: Jacking an Omega
« on: 26 September 2018, 18:20:36 »
Gluing the rubber handle on makes a BIG difference

Made a big difference to the stick in my glider too, when the handle came off following a winch cable break at 400 feet. :o

.. as did the fresh underwear. :-X

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General Discussion Area / Re: A quick anecdote
« on: 26 September 2018, 18:17:53 »
I will now be resisting Mrs. KW's subtle hints that she wants a dog with renewed conviction. :o

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General Car Chat / Re: Car shopping
« on: 26 September 2018, 16:56:54 »
How many are SUVs  ::)

Indeed. If you're going to drive something as agricultural as that, you might as well go the whole hog and run it on crude oil. ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Car shopping
« on: 26 September 2018, 15:55:11 »
Just piss in the tank. Same effect for free.  :D
Yeah - I've always thought that selling AdBlue was the ultimate example of "taking the Piss". ;D

What's the worst that could happen? - it's only a tractor. :D

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Omega General Help / Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« on: 26 September 2018, 15:53:15 »
I would say they only ever weep quite slowly, so I would think you'd be fine to put it together and drive it to a garage, to be honest. Especially if you've cleared the breathers. Nip up the cam cover bolts to their specified 8nm as well, just in case the leak has been precipitated by one of two of them working loose.

If it hadn't taken months for that oil to build up the plug wells would have overflowed all over the place and the problem would have been very obvious before stripping it down.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Mrs May's speech Friday afternoon
« on: 26 September 2018, 14:47:26 »
I am glad I don't have to vote in Uk elections.

I think all three parties are sadly lacking.

This lack of history is what helps get so many young supporters for the EU for example.
There are three parties?

I was just going to say..

But yes, apparently the Monster Raving Looney party is still a thing, and head quartered about a mile from where I'm sitting now. ;)

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Omega General Help / Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« on: 26 September 2018, 13:17:21 »
although the first odd thing or two was that the Allen key I had to use on the sump plug, and the socket on the oil filter housing, was Imperial sizes
Which shows whomever normally services your car is slapdash, and used odd parts.
.. unless it's still a torx. You can always find a size of allen key that fits them - sort of, and while it's on the sump it's difficult to see what you're dealing with .

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General Discussion Area / Re: Mrs May's speech Friday afternoon
« on: 26 September 2018, 10:01:19 »
Do Labour have a BREXIT stance?  :-\

Based on the radio, yesterday, I believe their stance is "Vote us in and you can have another referendum on whether or not you actually want to leave (you don't, remember that, vote right this time)"

.. whilst, at the same time, employing Corbyn to ensure that they don't actually get voted in. ;D Once the shite has finally hit the fan, they'll ditch him, and campaign along the lines of "look what a mess the tories made of brexit!" whilst conveniently forgetting that they brought nothing whatsoever of use to the table themselves. ::)

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