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Messages - Kevin Wood

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General Discussion Area / Re: Sat Nav Choice
« on: 05 September 2018, 16:06:47 »
I always used to say that Garmin made decent hardware let down by terrible software. Then I bought an ETrex GPS unit and found the hardware was shite too. I find google maps is a no-brainer these days. If I don't want to be stalked the whole way I get my Tom Tom out. :y

General Discussion Area / Re: One for the misogynists!
« on: 05 September 2018, 16:02:32 »
Stella Creasy MP (Lab) wants misogyny to become a hate crime, so in the interests of fairness and equality should misandry become a hate crime as well!  ???  :P

Also I wonder how far will they take the definition of misogyny?  ??? 

Will Lord Opti get his collar felt for suggesting that 'mere girlies' can't drive properly? :o  ::)  ;D

This is part of what got me banned from the Jag forum.

There was a girlie there with a 550 BHP XFR-S. I made a humourous comment about women drivers and all hell broke loose.  Not just from the girlie herself but from the male feminists (man with a womb) and assorted Mangina's. ::)

I can picture it now.  ;D ;D ;D

General Discussion Area / Re: Calories Counting
« on: 05 September 2018, 14:49:30 »
. . . . . . also, the only people who read the calorie content of foods, are already thin

Not true. I use the ones in McD's to see which meals are best value for money. :y


General Discussion Area / Re: Yes our Police force has time for this !
« on: 05 September 2018, 10:21:33 »

..not that anyone is likely to steal Diesel, he's just a mutt ;D

Couldn't you have named the poor thing after a fuel that's actually fun to burn, like Petrol, or Avgas, or even NitroMethane?  ::)


General Discussion Area / Re: Top 10 future classics in decline
« on: 04 September 2018, 15:42:55 »
Rover 75 is hardly an old car ;D

Smelling of wee is not a measure of classic status ::)

If you truly want a banger, buy anything over 40 years old, service it, fit reasonable tyres and make sure that the brakes and lights work.

No, it was a no-cost option on those, IIRC. ;D

Omega General Help / Re: How does air get into the fuel tank?
« on: 04 September 2018, 12:05:47 »
Don't these these carbon canister systems typically (maybe all) have built-in air filter as well as a non-return valve. Air is drawn into the canister as described by Kevin Wood above. I suppose it's entirely possible that the filter and/or the valve gets blocked over time.

I've not taken one apart but I guess so. There's always the possibility of blockage so it's a good job some muppet didn't put it behind the front wheel where there's loads of mud. Oh, wait! ::)

Thinking about all this, what failure of this system would cause a strong fume smell to enter the cabin?

There shouldn't be anywhere it can enter the cabin but I guess the main possibilities are a leak under the tank cover in the boot or perhaps fumes able to exit the charcoal canister in the front wing. I guess that could find its' way into the cabin.

Omega General Help / Re: How does air get into the fuel tank?
« on: 04 September 2018, 09:54:37 »
The fuel tank can breathe only through the charcoal canister under the offside front wing.

When the vehicle is parked, vapours given off by the fuel get absorbed by the charcoal in the charcoal canister instead of being released into the atmosphere.

When the vehicle is being driven, air can normally enter the charcoal canister and hence into the tank to replace displaced fuel via a non-return valve that only allows air to enter. In addition, the engine can draw clean air in through the charcoal via the purge valve, and this purges the charcoal of fuel vapour ready for the next time the car is parked.

General Discussion Area / Re: Cordless Drill Batteries
« on: 03 September 2018, 23:51:59 »
Just a word of warning... A mate of mine has just had his house burnt down by a cheapo garage worklight containing a lithium battery. :(

General Discussion Area / Re: Google Titan advanced protection
« on: 31 August 2018, 09:30:53 »
So, what do I dislike most? The Russians reading my email or Google reading my email?... :-\

General Car Chat / Re: E10 Petrol
« on: 31 August 2018, 09:16:35 »
.. not to mention that burning food in our cars while we are struggling to feed the world's increasing population feels wrong. :-\

General Discussion Area / Re: Gas bbq
« on: 30 August 2018, 15:50:47 »
.. plus the gas is a lot cheaper in the kitchen than from Calor. :y

.. and I won't even mention the daylight robbery that is Camping Gaz.

Oh, sorry, TheBoy. I think I mentioned Camping Gaz. :-X
Ah, but it helped me declutter. Worth every penny ::)

Is this another euphemism for what you do on the potty or do you really mean tidying up the place?
Maybe both applied to that incident?  :o

General Discussion Area / Re: Broadband
« on: 30 August 2018, 13:32:56 »
I don't pay anything for my internet, or tv packs or multi-room.  :D

Actually, not quite true, only have to pay line rental. But nothing else.  :)
Hardly a surprise given who you work for... ::)

Meanwhile, back in the real world...
And they give him free donuts as well, as much as he can eat between 9 till 5,  :P ;D ;D

Donít forget pizza. I expense a shed ton of Dominoís.  :D
Clearly not trying hard enough or you'd be struggling to get under an Omega to change the oil like the rest of us by now. ;)

Omega General Help / Re: Air con fan question
« on: 30 August 2018, 09:49:40 »
I don't think it'll be a problem. If the pressure gets dangerously high the compressor is locked out until it reduces, IIRC.

It's clearly working efficiently with that vent temperature!

You will probably find that, once you're on the move, the extra airflow due to the vehicle's motion stops the fans going the high speed anyway.  :y

General Discussion Area / Re: Guy Martin v Jensen Button
« on: 30 August 2018, 09:41:00 »
Quite easy to meet button at festival of speed as he's likely to be  on walkabout and quite approachable,Hamilton goes around with minders !

Haven't been to the FoS since .. 2010, maybe 2012? It seemed to have become so very commercial and money was the driving factor behind everything (there was even a "Wealth Management" tent in the vendors bit!).. still love the Revival, though (though we're missing this year).

Yeah, last time I went to the FoS it Pi$$ed down so much that my beloved Pentax ME Super got drowned. :'(

That should give you an idea how long ago it was... ::)

Must do the revival again some time, though. :y

Omega General Help / Re: Air con fan question
« on: 29 August 2018, 17:22:59 »
Do both fans accelerate to full speed? I'm guessing so.

This can be triggered by either high coolant temperature or high air con system pressure. Could be that the air con is just tripping the pressure switch, which brings in extra cooling that lowers the pressure and so on...

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