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Messages - Kevin Wood

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 30 January 2019, 16:10:58 »
BMWs and Mercs are so in abundance now that they can be considered 'common'. Yet drivers of them seem to think that they are a cut above. They still think that, if they get right up behind you, you will either speed up or move out of the way through deference.
Another thing I've noticed. The brighter (more blinding) your headlights are, the better your car. Thank Christ for auto dimming mirrors.

.. and as for those gay chasing indicator lights (should the driver deign to activate them). ;D

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If May is forced to remove this option to please to the other idiots, She might as well go back to the EU with a Jar of Vaseline.

I'm surpised that's not in short supply yet, the way "negotiations" have gone so far. ;D

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God help the neighbours.
9V at 200mA  is 1.8 watts DC input. I'd be surprised to see 50% of that make it to the speaker, so we aren't going to be talking spinal tap here. ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 30 January 2019, 14:04:30 »
All that said, his 140i has managed to be reliable enough to commute in. So clearly anything is possible, however unlikely  :P

Exceptions proving rules, and all that. ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Insurance excess on company van . .
« on: 30 January 2019, 11:36:58 »
Yep, probably best to politely tell them that you will be seeking independent advice before signing anything.

As said, they are trying to enforce a significant change in your conditions of employment and you will have rights.

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 30 January 2019, 11:30:49 »
*insert manufacturer of choice here  ::)

No, let's stick with BMW. Plenty more material there yet. :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: How does 1 roof tile become loose?
« on: 30 January 2019, 09:33:31 »
confused now ,i thought Shackeng was talking about the blue brick course level with satellite dish  in pic 2  ???
https://imgur.com/gallery/r5KTiA4
I think he means the bit that looks like an extension, tied in.
Ah
I see , said the blind man  ;D
the line in the brickwork directly above the dish
that is odd  :-\

Could it be a cable running  from the dish horizontally? Well, sort of.  :-\

No, itís not a cable
Far too neat to be a Sky cable. ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: MB Hold system
« on: 29 January 2019, 16:03:17 »
So all the design needs is a little light to tell you to keep driving around and avoid hills when the aux. battery level is low. ::)


.. or a handle between the seats.

... or use your left foot  :y :y
I still don't see how that would work in a manual.

Left foot on clutch, right on the noisy pedal. Find the bite point and pull the handle on the dash that disengages the "handbrake".

The two downsides (on the merc van I was using at the time) were that it was binary, so if you didn't have enough bite on to hold the van, you'd better get on it quick as you're rolling backwards  :D. And it made a lout "pang" noise when it disengaged.

Not as good as a proper handbrake on a manual car imo, but fine on an auto.

That's OK. We can do "binary". :y

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General Car Chat / Re: MB Hold system
« on: 29 January 2019, 13:56:14 »
So all the design needs is a little light to tell you to keep driving around and avoid hills when the aux. battery level is low. ::)


.. or a handle between the seats.

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General Car Chat / Re: Corsa
« on: 29 January 2019, 11:50:32 »
Just put your car keys onto separate keyrings & store in a tin...

Alternatively, suck it up and learn to press a button when you want to unlock your car. I've never found it that hard. Is it just me?  :-\

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General Car Chat / Re: Corsa
« on: 28 January 2019, 22:42:11 »
Heard on radio 4 today that the Vauxhall corsa was one of the hardest cars to get into/steal
As it uses keys :) apparently the top 7 selling cars in uk are easy to nick with cheap electrical
Devices from EBay!


Just a storm in a teacup: cars with mechanical locks are also easy to nick with cheap devices from Ebay. Or you can make your own picks from readily available materials. All it takes is a little practice.


As my grandfather used to say, if it can be made, it can be unmade

but once you're in the car, you can't then just drive it away

Bingo! You need physical access to the keys. The whole idea of keys, in fact.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Google
« on: 28 January 2019, 18:42:53 »
When I switch my iPad on, it obviously takes a minute to find my location. Fair enough. But I was surprised the other morning when, about two minutes after I started it, the BBC weather app showed my location as Bamako;D

What was the weather like?   :D
I'll ask my father-in-law. He's likely to say that the weather is the least of your worries, though. ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Corsa
« on: 28 January 2019, 18:36:16 »
Nice to see the SMMT sticking to the party line as usual despite it being complete BS. ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 28 January 2019, 18:34:26 »
Plenty of rusty Omegas running around with engines that are still sweet as a nut after 200+k, so oil changes aren't the most critical thing, IMHO.

Then again, we've seen a few late Omegas die from a blocked oil strainer, so the factory 20k intervals were clearly optimistic. The truth lies somewhere in-between, probably around 10k. :y

Not another tractor with fuel in the sump! ::) Reminds me of my brother's PITA Volvo V50. At least that had the decency to do the honourable thing in the end, although it did apparently create something a bit stronger than the usual diseasel smoke screen in the Royston area in the process, apparently.. ;D


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So come on Terbs, pull yer finger out :P
I'd imagine he's busy completing an extensive risk assessment given the history of "events" in the area. :-X

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