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Messages - Kevin Wood

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Omega General Help / Re: Omega's new feature
« on: 29 October 2018, 09:53:17 »
You're going to get some of that, unfortunately.

The standard crankcase breather system keeps some movement of air through the crankcase under all driving conditions so water vapour from combustion gets purged from the engine. Even still, you can get a little mayo forming when the car is used for short trips.

With a catch tank, all that can happen is that piston blow-by gases can escape via the catch tank but there is no purging of moisture from the crankcase. Not a problem if the car does mainly long trips where everything gets nice and hot and the moisture can eventually evaporate, but it will be more prone to mayo when pottering around.

More regular oil changes might help to an extent.

Omega General Help / Re: Rear pass side break kine
« on: 28 October 2018, 13:01:34 »

I have not read that towing a car on the highway is illegal. If a car has no brakes, it should be the towing car.

How about putting your hand in your pocket & get the car recovered .....
Seems the obvious thing to do to me. :-\

General Discussion Area / Re: Topping conifers
« on: 27 October 2018, 10:51:19 »
I've got a hedge trimmer attachment for my Ryobi petrol strimmer and I find it rather heavy. It doesn't need the power for 90% of jobs so I tend to find a little mains electric one easier.

General Car Chat / Re: Rolla Garage Door
« on: 26 October 2018, 11:56:59 »
Not sure how you'd secure a manual one either.

But.. if you don't need all the radio control gubbins and are happy with a switch in the house / garage to operate it, you then don't need the remote control and obstruction detection malarkey which would make it a bit cheaper.

Omega General Help / Re: What car should I buy?
« on: 26 October 2018, 00:46:32 »
So do I. I feel sorry for youngsters who have never experienced driving quickly in a rwd car.

Yes they will never know the delight of a Morris Marina 1800TC Coupe!  :y

He did say driving quickly. What's to miss about having your @rse chewing through the driver's seat while trying to grapple with the prehistoric suspension??

General Discussion Area / Re: aldi tyre inflator
« on: 26 October 2018, 00:40:51 »
Count yourself lucky, Tig. I get adverts for "Meet 40 something ladies"! I swear, I don't know what caused it.

Not just one or two, 40 something ! Where does one get the time for so many?

Not to mention the energy. :o

General Car Chat / Re: Rolla Garage Door
« on: 26 October 2018, 00:35:36 »
I think you get what you pay for. Then again, if it's only a storage space rather than vehicle access you might decide you don't need the best, and don't need wireless control systems and the safety sensors and stuff they require to be compliant.

I have a Securoglide, which are reckoned to be among the best. Was just north of 1k fitted IIRC.

Omega General Help / Re: What car should I buy?
« on: 25 October 2018, 19:05:43 »

4.4 V8 with RWD for grand, that's my kinda banger.
You will spend your entire life trying to find where all the fluids are escaping from.  Actually, as you say you don't have time to maintain cars (and that 4.4 lump needs lovin'), you'll be paying someone a fortune keeping that going.
Yes, at least with the Omega it's only the rust you've got to worry about and it's not a mechanical basket case on top.

General Discussion Area / Re: 21 today.
« on: 25 October 2018, 17:00:33 »
I've had so many diseases, that they'd probably kick me out before I had a chance to finish the questionnaire!  :o  ::)  ;D

Well......that's Dorset farm girls for you. God only knows what secretions could be found in the Marina. ::)

All long since dwarfed by the pile of iron oxide, I should think. ;D

General Discussion Area / Re: aldi tyre inflator
« on: 25 October 2018, 16:58:42 »
.. hence I haven't got a "Facebook feed". ::)

Google still knows what you've bought .. if you have gmail, they mine your emails for receipts; and if you've got a MasterCard, they bought the transaction history from MasterCard...

Don't have GMail or mastercard either, but it doesn't matter what they know because I don't see any of their Ads.

General Discussion Area / Re: aldi tyre inflator
« on: 25 October 2018, 16:32:31 »
.. hence I haven't got a "Facebook feed". ::)

General Car Chat / Re: Wide Loads....
« on: 25 October 2018, 13:34:09 »
Teleportation is the answer to movement of both goods and people.

Problem solved.

Jeff Goldblum will tell you that teleportation does not end well..

Moral of that story? Don't have a Netgear switch in the connection.  ;D

General Discussion Area / Re: aldi tyre inflator
« on: 25 October 2018, 11:20:11 »
Oh, I've got a compressor for home use but this is something that can live in the car with some probability that it will be able to do the job when needed, unlike the last crappy sealey one I bought. It's a lot less effort to use when you're not trying to balance and prevent the crappy mild steel frame of the thing from buckling at the same time, too.  ;D

I've found that most of the electric ones won't get anywhere near 60 PSI, at least not without suffering terminal damage. This one only takes a few strokes of the pump given that it's probably got almost as much cylinder displacement as the glider tyre has volume. ;D

General Discussion Area / Re: aldi tyre inflator
« on: 25 October 2018, 09:26:11 »
I got so fed up with not being able to buy a tyre inflator (manual or electric) that would last more than 5 minutes. Then I came across one of these in a vintage shop:

I saved it from being "upcycled" into some hipster's table lamp, gave it a bit of TLC and it's the best tyre pump I've ever had. Tackles glider tyres (60 PSI) without breaking a sweat at all and the only thing about it I'm likely to break is my toe if I ever drop it. Superb bit of kit. :y

General Car Chat / Re: Wide Loads....
« on: 25 October 2018, 08:19:34 »
They've given up on the Police station too here. ::)

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