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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.

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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

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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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General Discussion Area / Re: Snow?
« on: 04 February 2019, 19:41:02 »
Gixer had exactly that issue on that same cylinder.  LPG loom, as you might have already guessed.

Well, my ear-on-a-stick tells me the injector is firing, just not the cylinder. I think the injector is fubar.

.. and when I looked at the injector I remembered it is Gixer's old set on there after the previous Valtek set started getting a bit lumpy. ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Any car bonnet mascot gurus?
« on: 04 February 2019, 15:04:14 »
Surely Rolls Royce wouldn't be so vulgar as to leave the driver staring at the spirit's bare @rse as they drive along? :o

Mind you, now they're owned by BMW... ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Snow?
« on: 04 February 2019, 11:20:15 »
Looking at the schematics, I think the fog lights and temerature sensor share a 4 pin connector onto the front bumper so maybe that's where the issue is.
Temperature sensor is two wire twisted pair back to the MID, as might be expected, so it's not directly connected to a ground.

I have recently been wrestling in that area to replace the bonnet latch and the headlamp washer pump, so could be that the connector has been disturbed.

Failing that, the MID and fromt fogs both seemt o use that ground point under the battery, so worth having a look at that.

Once I've welded up the hole in the floorpan, figured out why switching to LPG drops cylinder number 2, etc. etc.. ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Snow?
« on: 04 February 2019, 09:52:01 »
Quite mild here, actually. Just drove up in the Omega and the MID reckoned it was -19.5, however. :D

Another job. ::)
Got a brand new one here if you need it  :y

Thanks for the offer. As it happens, though... It appears that the temperature reading is fine when the front fogs are not on. It's very unusual that I use the front fogs but I found them quite useful for a bit of extra illumination last night when trying to avoid patches of ice. Turns out that the temeprature plummets whenever the fogs are on. I'm guessing the two share a chassis ground somewhere. :-\

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 04 February 2019, 09:48:40 »
Hence, I do get sensitive over it.

Don't worry, it doesn't show :P

Regarding Tunnie getting a haircut - remember that his employer has an on site barber, so they positively encourage people to get their hair cut during work hours. ;)
That's just a front to allow uncle Rupert to collect their DNA. ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Snow?
« on: 03 February 2019, 22:21:31 »
Quite mild here, actually. Just drove up in the Omega and the MID reckoned it was -19.5, however. :D

Another job. ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: Snow Disruption
« on: 01 February 2019, 20:02:47 »
I don't think wide low profile tyres help much,however a lot of people these days are only interested in gaining a driving licence[when they actually bother to do even that!]and not in learning to drive properly.As long as their cars have all the latest tech in them that's as far as their interest takes them.

Yep, you look at what's involved in getting a licence these days compared with the drive round the block and half a dozen questions that was the norm for us and you wonder how standards of driving can possibly have got worse. The only explanation is that we used a bit of common sense and taught ourselves when we encountered challenging conditions instead of blaming someone else, or the car, when we were found lacking.

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 01 February 2019, 19:22:41 »
I was tempted to actually go in today, but worked from home too in the end. Looking at the carnage on the roads round here at home time, I'm glad I did.

Not that there was much wrong with the roads. The drivers using them, on the other hand... ::)

Looking at snow now, itís heavier than last night. Traffic maps show its basically grid lock around Camberley.

So glad I worked from home, next time Iíll pop to barbers as well. Just to annoy a fatty admin  :D

Did I forget to mention that I defrosted the freezer earlier? :D

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General Car Chat / Re: Snow Disruption
« on: 01 February 2019, 18:57:12 »
I can look out of my window and see the main road stationary. Has been since 16:30. It's been snowing gently, but nothing too desperate. A road is only as good as the most clueless driver using it, however. ::)

I saw one this morning. Turned into our road from the main road, obvious that she was now driving on packed snow but didn't alter speed accordingly. Indicated right. I thought "you'll be lucky!". Steering wheel turned, car went straight on into the curb. Reversed out, carried on with about 10 degrees of toe out now evident. Front wheels doing 30 MPH, engine bouncing off the limiter, car doing about 10. Ready to do exactly the same next time any steering input was required. >:(

I really don't know what the solution to this stupidity is. Well, I do, and I'm going to be voting TheBoy. Maybe he can put it into practice one day. ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 01 February 2019, 18:29:07 »
I was tempted to actually go in today, but worked from home too in the end. Looking at the carnage on the roads round here at home time, I'm glad I did.

Not that there was much wrong with the roads. The drivers using them, on the other hand... ::)

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