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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: 27 February 2019, 09:50:06 »
It's new life will be pootling around Torquay with its new elderly owner, who I'm sure won't drive it anywhere near as hard as I did, so I think it'll be OK.  :y

He was made fully aware of the issues as well, but his response was "No problem, my mechanic will sort all that out!"  :)

Torquay, you say?

Omega General Help / Re: key fob in the wash
« on: 27 February 2019, 09:47:55 »
If you can't get IPA, meths will do. :y Or gin, most likely.  :D

Once it's thoroughly dried out (leave it in the airing cupboard for a few days if in doubt) then a new battery and you'll probably need to re-sync it.

If memorry serves you need to turn the ignition on and press the buttons a few times, :-\

General Discussion Area / Re: Second Referendum
« on: 26 February 2019, 13:05:48 »
If there is another referendum it'll be worded such that remain gets a clear majority and the govt can proclaim that this is a "Clear message that the people of the United Kingdom value their partnership with their friends in Europe, and wish to forge closer ties than ever"

.. and then we'll have the Euro, a standing European Army, and the Queen will have some sort of terrible accident...

.. and all the EDL, UKIP gammon will get whipped up into a frenzy. ::)

Omega General Help / Re: Going to increase my miles in the MV6
« on: 26 February 2019, 12:15:18 »
The crank sensor protrudes into the crankcase as the reluctor ring with which it interfaces is mounted on the crank shaft.
It's therefore subject to lots of oil sloshing around and has an O ring to seal it to the block.

Omega General Help / Re: Tow Bar Electrics
« on: 25 February 2019, 12:44:21 »
Not sure if it's a saloon or estate but on the saloon the towing electrics all connects to a multiway connector in the rear of the boot space. It's accessible if you remove the pastic trim that runs across the rear of the boot ahead of the rear bumper. I'd have to double check where it is on an estate.

That's not to say that they fitted the factory kit, so you might find an aftermarket relay box or similar fitted.

There's nothing I can think of in the engine bay that would be towing related.

General Car Chat / Re: ULEZ 2021 - The end for my Omega
« on: 25 February 2019, 11:54:52 »
Production process involves filling large tanks with pure spring water that ran down from the Irish mountains, then getting the Dublin sewage workers to throw their dirty socks into the tank to give the flavour and colour.  :)
Horrible stuff.  :P

Then serving it so cold that the "flavour" can't be detected. ;)

General Car Chat / Re: I think my life’s just got busier...
« on: 25 February 2019, 10:36:14 »
In my house the response is usually "You can buy one after you buy me a ring"   ;D

.. and I'm guessing she doesn't mean doughnut?  :-\

General Car Chat / Re: I think my life’s just got busier...
« on: 25 February 2019, 09:34:46 »
My initial reaction was “I love it but wifey won’t let me”. To my utter surprise she simply said “why not do it up on our drive”

My initial reaction is "Its a trap. Run for the hills. What is it she wants?" Sounds to me like you're walking in to the biggest ambush since the Alamo.

Cynic? Me? Yep.

Yep. In his excitement he missed the next sentence "You can make a start when you've fitted the new kitchen, decorated the house, landscaped the garden...". ;D

General Car Chat / Re: ULEZ 2021 - The end for my Omega
« on: 24 February 2019, 23:31:47 »
How many Omega's will still be on the road and driving through London in 2021 though....  ::)

That's assuming we don't run out of food, fuel and Guinness after Brexit.  ;D

.. because every cloud has a silver lining. ;)

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 24 February 2019, 10:32:51 »
oil sludge on the sensor from the cylinder head you washed last week  :-\
I'll have you know the innards of my dish tosser are spotlessly clean - sump, pumps, the lot :y.  Even the corregated drain hose was almost like new, with me shoving the dirt blaster attachment of the Karcher K5 down it, only a few small specs came out.

Now the outside, particularly round the back, is clearly a major metropolis of the spider civilisation.

They've found the only part of the house where there's any heating. ;D

Omega General Help / Re: Smell of Petrol in cabin
« on: 24 February 2019, 10:26:02 »
Long time no see, Mike!  :y

Worth removing the circular cover in the boot floor and checking the fuel lines as they emerge from the tank too.

I can see the thinking behind it.

Gas boilers are as efficient as they will ever be, and in getting this far we have ended up with the flawed, unreliable condensing boilers of today.

You can't make further efficiency savings at such a small scale, so have to move the carbon emissions to a larger scale process such as a power station. If you then use an electric heat pump domestically you have a much lower carbon system already, even more so if we ever manage to bribe convince someone to come and build more nuclear.

None of this is an easy retro-fit, as said, so we need to start building houses that can cope with it now.

Many countries have developed district heating systems where a number of properties are heated by a more efficient CHP setup, for example. Shame we don't talk to our neighbours in this country let alone share a heating system with them!

I have been watching an office block near my workplace get converted to flats over the past year or so. They took out one big boiler, mounted 30 odd gas meter cabinets on the outside wall, then ran ugly gas piping around the outside walls to each flat individually, then loads of boiler flues appeared in the walls. madness, but the path of least resistance / cost for the developer. A CHP system and / or large heat pump would have been perfect there.

Developers will always take the cheapest route that will satisfy building regs, so the only thing that will promote change is to force their hand.

General Discussion Area / Re: Fly past
« on: 22 February 2019, 10:00:28 »
A truly humbling story. I genuinely hope there'll be principled, remarkable yet ordinary people like him to honour in another 75 years time, but with the "me first!" attitudes that seem to prevail these days, I wonder. :-\

General Discussion Area / Re: Poor Labour
« on: 22 February 2019, 09:54:28 »
There have been reports that Tony Blair is to publicly support the independent group of MP's or even become their leader.  ::)

That's the kiss of death for them then!  ;D

Ahh, yes. I think it was Jonathan Pie who coined the perfect phrase to describe B.Liar. "The turd that won't flush". ;D So true. ::)

I’ve still got my Baxi Bermuda back boiler, it’s like keeping an expensive car, heavy on fuel but does the job. Bath after bath after bath :) needed with four kids :y

I remember "helping" my Dad fit one of those when I was about 5 years old. ;D

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