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Messages - Kevin Wood

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they pulled a youngish bloke with an Arstra towing a box trailer bigger than the car, it was full of rubble,
the car and trailer was still there an hour later when I went back.
I know about the 750kg limit, and max gross of whatever,

That'd do it. :y

It's a stupid rule because all the younger glider pilots I know choose really light cars to tow their trailers so they're safely within the 3.5t train weight limit. In what way is that any better than getting the biggest, ugliest 4x4 you can lay your hands on for the job?  :D

General Car Chat / Re: Jag XF Sportbrake
« on: 09 November 2019, 10:06:53 »
No bleddy lefties in my car thank you very much!   >:(

And I don't care how 'progressive'  they are!  :D

Getting choosy these days, I see! I thought the only criterion was sufficient cider consumption... ;D

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 09 November 2019, 10:04:45 »
Er. No.

Although I have nervously been scrapping the barrel for a back up and a C5 auto estate with no drive popped up...  :D
No drive? Where you gonna park it?
From the gearbox. Silly ;D

French car with a fault. Sounds like a great buy!  :y

There are two types of French cars. French cars with a fault and French cars about to develop a fault. At least you know this one has a proper fault. ;D

General Car Chat / Re: Jag XF Sportbrake
« on: 08 November 2019, 18:33:58 »
Certainly the 20way seats in my one, also available in the XF, were more comfortable than any Zaf I've been in, though maybe I got the setting just right :)

But your short arse, properly sized people like me at 6ft5 find most seats lacking in thigh support.

The extending front part in the SRI trim, are very comfortable and supportive.
No, Lanky, I'm normal. In every way.


Yet you don't fancy the arse off Shami C. :)
Nobody sane does.  A true minger.

I fancy her although I'm far from sane. :)

I believe I could cure her of her feminism. :)
Doubt it. One look at your grotesque dial and she'll be off men forever.  ;D

You have a point. Perhaps a gimp mask would help. :)
Just a common or garden bag over the head might do it  ;D

I'll need something. Unfortunately I'm not blessed with movie star good looks, like your average scouser. :)

Perhaps you could borrow Tigger's Marina and take her for a "ride" in it. ;D

Presumably it reduces strain on the brake band surfaces  :-\

All the friction surfaces are fully engaged / disengaged except when changing, so it just means the torque converter isn't heating up the fluid as much (and saves a little fuel).

It's worth dropping the sumps anyway so you can clean out the sumps and remove any swarf from the magnet in the sump, and also replace or clean out (with paraffin) the filter.

I'd say at 75k you shouldn't worry about any debris getting flushed out. In any case, that's what the filter's there to catch. Such stories are @rse covering by garages on the whole, IMHO. That said, I'd only flush with clean ATF, not any other agent.

We've always recommended just dropping the sumps and then refilling and checking the level with engine running after a short drive. Yes, there's a litre or two of fluid you can't get to but as long as you haven't left it until it's minging that doesn't really matter.

General Car Chat / Re: Jag XF Sportbrake
« on: 08 November 2019, 04:37:58 »
The obvious solution for Merc would have been to design the mirror properly, as Opel did back in the early 90s.

Jaguar I'll excuse, seeing as they can't even get a clock to update. A mirror is simply too far for them ;D

Amen to that. The auto dipping mirror in the XE is completely pants. Doesn't auto adjust, as discussed, and only after someone with misaligned headlights has been following you for about 10 minutes does it allow you to be dazzled with light with a slightly green tint instead. >:(

How hard is it just to give me a little lever to dip the mirror myself at night? >:(

General Discussion Area / Re: Partition editor
« on: 08 November 2019, 04:25:21 »
I bought this ACER Extensa 5220 years ago to use as a backup if my PC failed. Unfortunately it was only running XP. I have since upgraded it to 7 but it does not have the space on the C drive to cope with all the files I have ‘rescued’ from the dormant PC. Hence my efforts to utilise the 29gb of unused space on the D drive. I also need to increase the RAM as it only uses one of its 2 slots at 1Gb. Unfortunately it seems I can only double it to 2Gb.  :(
The laptop I am typing this on now only has 2Gb, runs Win10 Pro, old Core2 Duo CPU.  It handles day to day tasks fine, it struggles only with CPU intensive chores, such as websites laden with ads, such as egay.

With such high specs as that, this sounds like it would be right up your street:  :D

Small numbers (1-3) of stuck or dead pixels are a characteristic of LCD screens. These are normal and should not be considered a defect.

= LCD panels off the back of a lorry. :-\

General Discussion Area / Re: Alternatives to a KVM switch
« on: 07 November 2019, 00:07:14 »
Can you turn one machine into a virtual machine and run it on the other?

General Car Chat / Re: V6 stat change
« on: 07 November 2019, 00:04:34 »

Thinking out loud but I wonder how easy it’d be to move the stat. So in my head I’m thinking keep the original housing in situ with stat removed. Pipe. Stat positioned just before upper hose. Then upper hose. Not sure of logistics but would be nice and serviceable!

I wouldn't say it'd be worth it. I had my Omega for eons & did 90k and only needed to change the 'stat once.

Only changed mine once in nearly 200k. :y

General Car Chat / Re: Weird fault
« on: 07 November 2019, 00:03:02 »
Well, it is French... :D

Yes, now owned by Plastic Shitbox Artisans.  ;D

Oh bugger...he is at it again. I suppose I have to get the blast proof shields out !! :(

On the other hand, it sounds much more effective than a hair dryer when it comes to defrosting your freez.. Oh, wait! :-X

General Discussion Area / Re: One for Mr Beanz
« on: 03 November 2019, 10:49:17 »
:P :P

I can't correct anyone for grammer ( ::)) .... it's US spelling & phrases that I have a problem with.
We watch films ... not movies
We have TV series .... not seasons
We have full stops at the end of sentences .... not periods
etc etc etc
 :y :y :y
It's not just written stuff. The one that really pisses me off is absolute f**kin idiots who try to sound trendy by saying 'Toosday instead of Tuesday, and Stoodent instead of Student'. It really is akin to the brain dead bastards looking at a goldfish bowl for a few minutes and their mouths starting to move up and down.
Not been to Norfolk recently then... They also have Sattdy there :D
No, but he saw a fillum about it once ;D.

General Discussion Area / Re: IT help, please.
« on: 03 November 2019, 10:10:03 »
If I could find the words to express my opinion of that design decision it wouldn't get past the word filter so I won't even try  >:( >:( >:(

I've never seen all of Microsoft software so neatly summed up, in just one sentence, too.  ;D

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 02 November 2019, 18:33:12 »
Spent quite a bit of my shift at work typing up a spreadsheet of everything Ive done to my Omega, and how much it cost, since  May 2016. Ive kept receipts and written notes so decided to waste some time on turning it all into a nice printout to keep in a folder.
Total excluding purchase price,tax, ins.& fuel =  £2373.52 !!

'Fookin ell' :)

Sounds like monsieur le frog gets almost as bored at work as I used to. ;D

If you totalled what your Jag has cost you since you owned it, including depreciation, you'd really go Fookin' 'ell!  :)

.. and as for the Invectrum... ::)

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