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Messages - Kevin Wood

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I'd be running through all the fuses...

Yep, sounds like the charging is fine but the supply to the instrument panel has failed.

Try re-seating it on its connector if the fuses are all ok.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Interesting facts re the election
« on: 01 November 2019, 19:57:11 »
It,s no small wonder that many of the electorate view politicians with utter contempt. >:(

Anyone would think he's "only" guilty of anti-semitism or something. :-\

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General Car Chat / Re: Code readers... what to buy?
« on: 30 October 2019, 22:40:37 »
Trying to figure out why a car needs a battery from a fizzy, presumably in addition to one that's actually useful for starting the engine. ;D

Then I remembered. German engineers. :-X
Doesn't yours have 2? ;)

Nope. Just one big AGM in the boot.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Interesting facts re the election
« on: 30 October 2019, 12:59:25 »
The Lib Dems have had some strange leaders over the years. Paddy Pantsdown was a strange cove and he was followed by the ginger oddball with a side parting which looked as though it had been put there by his mother (enough to drive him to drink)

Now they are under the control of 'a slip of a girl' who appears out of her depth. :)

At least she benefits from substantial flotation devices. ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: Code readers... what to buy?
« on: 30 October 2019, 12:54:51 »
Might be on yours being newer. Principle is the same though as it would act as a boost/buffer during restarts...

Must be there for a reason or they wouldn't have wasted time/effort fitting it.

I'm guessing it's a kludge that most car manufacturers have used their ingenuity to avoid - by powering sensitive systems through a boost-buck regulator, for example.

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General Car Chat / Re: The future of derv (hopefully short)
« on: 29 October 2019, 23:50:28 »
And then attach the gas lamps to the top of them.

Semaphore flags, surely?

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Omega General Help / Re: Heatshield studs
« on: 29 October 2019, 23:30:43 »
My MV6 ran for over a dozen years without any of the heatshields on, due to no studs.


I wouldn't concern yourself too much ;)

Yep, my solution was also to re-install the heatshields..... in my garage loft. They might still be there. ;D

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The senility round here seems to be catching!  :D

When I'm very old and doddery I may invest in a British classic like the Morris Marina. :)

Make sure your ticker is in decent condition if you do, as you'll obviously end up stressing it quite a bit. :o









They're heavy things to push, after all. :D

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General Car Chat / Re: Code readers... what to buy?
« on: 29 October 2019, 23:15:05 »
I've got an icarsoft MBII for the Merc, does everything I need.
I suspect, Mr AA, the dashboard alone does all you need ;D

Seeing as you CBA to change the battery ;D

When you get to my age sonny, you will have difficulty lifting out a battery from the back of the engine :P
What a silly place to put it. But them MB got rid of all their designers back in the 1980s ;D

Trying to figure out why a car needs a battery from a fizzy, presumably in addition to one that's actually useful for starting the engine. ;D

Then I remembered. German engineers. :-X

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General Discussion Area / Re: Tayna Batteries
« on: 28 October 2019, 22:30:40 »
Hmmm, Tayna's offerings don't seem to match the spec I need (for a brand I've heard of) :(

Looks like Hellfrauds it may be, for a Yuasa. Cheaper than Tayna as well, surprisingly :o

I put a Yuasa in my Omega when the original packed up. It was the only battery I ever had to buy for it. :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Listen up, codgers
« on: 28 October 2019, 22:07:39 »
Miffed to discover that my Jag needed a manual clock update. :(
Welcome to my world.  Apparently, according to the Jag forums, its petty to suggest this is a step backwards, as apparently the dealer can set it for you.


I'd adjust the time on mine, but it needs some more electricity first...

As could the RDS radio, or the DAB radio, or the cellular module, or the GPS receiver, with just a couple of extra lines of code. ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: Jag XF Sportbrake
« on: 28 October 2019, 22:05:22 »
Must be a cornershop owners car, as my local has AMG63 too.
Every bugger around these parts run AMG badged Mercs, and drive like all Merc drivers (ie, gormless).

I suspect most aren't real AMGs, just a trim pack, like BMW's M-Sport, Audi's S-Line and so on.  But them most Merc owners seem to struggle with the power they have* in their weedy, underpowered diesels, so probably just as well they don't have proper ones ;D



*Or have come to realise how poor the C/E class chassis is, and have already shat themselves.

Most of them are in their senior years, so this isn't something they are unaccustomed to. ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: Project anyone?
« on: 28 October 2019, 22:02:43 »
This Nova looks fun!  8)  :y

Ought to keep up with the flow of traffic OK.  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 28 October 2019, 21:59:29 »
Use mine yesterday for the first time in a bit, and in true Jag style when the battery is less than perfect, the dash was like a Christmas tree.

So took it for a 30 mile spin to get some electricity in it. And all warnings now disappeared. Bloody Indians ;D

It is the original battery, so getting towards tired, plus for some reason that I cant explain, I set the alarm last time I parked it up, which probably adds a tiny bit to the drain.

When I turned up to test drive mine they ushered me off for a cup of coffee while they got the jump start pack out. ::) Throughout the test drive it was moaning about a low battery, so I insisted that they change it, given that the thing's a giant, immobile paperweight without volts, with an electric hand brake, electric auto box selector, etc. ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Listen up, codgers
« on: 28 October 2019, 12:23:50 »
Miffed to discover that my Jag needed a manual clock update. :(

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