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General Discussion Area / Re: Zero Sympathy.
« on: 11 February 2019, 12:32:46 »
Agree with Liz, they donít get properly punished rehabilitated even when theyíre caught. Just looking at the sentences dished out on the likes of road wars,  interceptors, britcops, itís no wonder these type keep reoffending.

Fixed for politically correct snowflake reasons.  >:(

137
Omega General Help / Re: Steering knocking
« on: 10 February 2019, 23:21:52 »
Drop links normally rattle noticeably in the straight ahead position. When turning they are loaded by the anti roll bar so tend to quieten.

They are the most common failure, though, as said.

If you jack up both sides so the arb is unloaded, you can normally feel play in them. My gut feeling is that it's going to be track rod balljoints or the idler, though. (or a wishbone bush)

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General Car Chat / Re: Astra 1.6 rattle on cold start
« on: 10 February 2019, 11:45:00 »
On my Morris 1100 I used to regrind my exhaust valves every year - they needed it too
That'll be down to the aforementioned Inadequate fuelling and ignition.

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General Car Chat / Re: Astra 1.6 rattle on cold start
« on: 08 February 2019, 12:54:27 »
If it's from the head it's probably just a lifter or a chain tensioner filling up.
If theyre's no nasty rumbling or knocking when fully warmed up under load I'd not worry about it.

140
Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Eco mode not worky
« on: 08 February 2019, 12:52:02 »
Whether the air con works or not doesn't affect the operation of the ECO light IME.
I think the issue is probably in the climate panel - defective button or light.

141
General Car Chat / Re: drive belt
« on: 07 February 2019, 23:29:42 »
J-B weld FTW. :y

Have the mounting come off the block or the head?
Please explain

J-B Weld is a high temperature 2 part epoxy resin that'll stick almost anything in almost any conditions. It's kept the clutch release bearing of my Westfield together for 19 years and 65,000 miles, for example.

FTW = For The Win

Might be worth a try.. before selling the car quick!

If it's on an ali head then a weld might fix it, or even a replacement 2nd hand head.

142
General Car Chat / Re: drive belt
« on: 07 February 2019, 13:34:39 »
J-B weld FTW. :y

Have the mounting come off the block or the head?

143
General Car Chat / Re: Project anyone?
« on: 07 February 2019, 13:31:39 »
Memories nightmares...

Had my first proper car crash in one of those...

I had my first proper crash into one of those. Fortunately I was driving a Volvo. :D

144
General Car Chat / Re: Road traffic, OAPs?
« on: 07 February 2019, 12:05:45 »
That bemuses me too. I choose to park well away from the herd so that women can't open their doors carelessly and cause damage, but inevitably there will be some fat-arsed cow parked adjacent to my car when I get back to it. WHY?

Ron.

Is it the same one every time? Maybe she likes you and is just shy...  ;) ;D

Indeed. Try parking a bit further from the shop. Either:

1) She won't be @rsed to walk that far.
2) She likes you enough to stomach the walk and the exercise will eventually make her more attractive.

Win win.  ;)

145
General Discussion Area / Re: Parking Ticket - Win
« on: 07 February 2019, 11:25:07 »
:y :y :y

Good outcome!
Do you feel about 6" taller than before you got that postal confirmation. I know I would!

He'd better be on the lookoout for low flying aircraft at this rate. ;D

146
General Discussion Area / Re: Mrs May back to wag a finger at the EU.
« on: 07 February 2019, 11:23:13 »
Which is what I have been saying all along... There can be no deal until we have left.

The current 'discussion' is simply* to lay the foundation for the negotiation that cannot happen before March 30th.

*not to belittle the significance, but this is the sole purpose of the current argument, which is rather moot because gov.uk seem to have spectacularly overlooked this detail ;D

The foundation to the final negatiations is important, though. There's a difference between the negotiations towards that final "deal" happening on a foundation of no deal actually meaning the train running off the tracks for both parties at the end of the transition, against the foundation being that we get endlessly stuck in the EUs "legally binding" backstop if we can't reach agreement, or the EU decide they like it that way and just prevaricate endlessly.

We aren't actually negotiating untll both parties can see a negative outcome looming which negotiation will avert.

147
General Car Chat / Re: Buying at car auctions - any advice?
« on: 07 February 2019, 10:12:10 »
pretty much the only small car actually designed to work with an auto box in recent years is the Nissan Micra  all the rest are as you say automated manuals  :y

I thought the Micra (and all the other Nissan automatics) were actually CVT gearboxes.. that said, her instructor's car was a CVT too (Toyota Yaris hybrid) so she was used to driving those; I'm just leery of them in case the rubber bands brake ;D
I didn't think most of them had enough power to break the rubber band? ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Mrs May back to wag a finger at the EU.
« on: 06 February 2019, 19:07:28 »
Do they have Land Rovers in a special place in hell?

If so we could export parts to them. ;D

Well, they are supposed to go anywhere and whether it'll get you back again isn't a concern.

Does the sat nav have a German / Polish language option?  ;D

149
General Car Chat / Re: Buying at car auctions - any advice?
« on: 06 February 2019, 13:10:06 »
Would a Signum prove too big for Louise?

 Like a designer label it has the status and 'street cred'............I'd be willing to let you have it for £47.50. ::) 8)
Too much, mate.
Oh, I don't know. Does it include a full tank of fuel? And a year's tax? Oh, and some beer in that cooler thing between the rear seats? :P

EDIT: Duh! beer in a cooler? Whatever next? ::)
You can't pass on the tax.(Which is a shame, because it's worth more than the car). Keep up at the back.  :P
Having a nice reliable Omega, I haven't had to purchase a car for a very long time, so how would I know? :P

It is indeed worth more than the car, however. ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Buying at car auctions - any advice?
« on: 06 February 2019, 12:36:30 »
Would a Signum prove too big for Louise?

 Like a designer label it has the status and 'street cred'............I'd be willing to let you have it for £47.50. ::) 8)
Too much, mate.
Oh, I don't know. Does it include a full tank of fuel? And a year's tax? Oh, and some beer in that cooler thing between the rear seats? :P

EDIT: Duh! beer in a cooler? Whatever next? ::)

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