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 on: Today at 09:14:37 
Started by raywilb - Last post by henryd
I think those clips are one way use only,probably easier to cut it off and fit a jubilee clip instead

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 on: Today at 09:02:26 
Started by STEMO - Last post by TheBoy
I hear that Jeremy Hunt ( I've got a similar sounding surname for him  8))  has thrown his hat into the ring for the party leadership contest . 

Luckily for him his first name is not "MIKE"    you can just imagine Laura Kussenberg  .  . calling out in Westminister " has anyone seen Mike Hunt"   ;)


Ok . . .I'm looking for my coat    :-[ :-[

Porky's.......if I am not mistaken. :)
Indeed it was. A classic line from a half decent comedy in the 80s :).

I saw it again a few months ago :)

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 on: Today at 08:53:30 
Started by Mr Skrunts - Last post by TheBoy
At home, I just use the compressor. As I have a retractable hose permentently connected to one of its outputs, its quicker than messing with anything else.

I also have a portable, rechargeable one that's built into a jumpstarter, which is also pretty good compared to most 12v ones. I got it from Costco, but note that don't sell that one any more. Although its a shade too big to keep in the car.

So watching with interest :)


Previously had a few of the 12v jobbies, all of which were noisy, slow, and died quickly.

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 on: Today at 08:45:33 
Started by Sir Tigger QC - Last post by TheBoy
Bought some fuses.  I was looking through my spares, didn't have any 40A ones (mainly because they aint used on Omegas (and Zaffy takes the mini fuses)), and the Pussy takes loads of 40A ones.

Egay, and turned up in a couple of days :)


Adjusted the headlights for continental driving last week. Bit of a ballache on the Pussy (or to quote the glovebox manual, "take it to a dealer", which is repeated on most Jag forums), not a 30s job like the Omega.

Bought some numberplate bulbs - they only user changeable bulbs on the car's exterior lighting.  Dug out the triangles, the Hi-Viz stuff, out of date disposable breathalysers, and fitted the euro plates (ebay, also arrive within a couple of days).


Pondering whether or not to change the oil now, or in a thousand miles or so. Its done about 3k.

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 on: Today at 08:32:29 
Started by Sir Tigger QC - Last post by TheBoy
I have found the DVLA (and the passport office) to be either exceedingly quick for a civil service department or really slow. No middle ground...

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 on: Today at 08:20:03 
Started by Darth Loo-knee - Last post by TheBoy
I live north side of Birmingham, a lot of my relatives live South side, will mean a 20 mile plus detour to visit them.
Up until last year, I had to visit central Birmingham with alarming regularity. It used to take almost an hour from the M42 to the centre, either via Solihull/Alcocks Green or via Kings Heath, in the morning.  It was actually far quicker to go around the motorway and whizz down the Expressway, but work wouldn't pay the extra mileage (and only pay a measly 28ppm anyway).

They wouldn't pay for the "lost" satnavs either, but that's another story.

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 on: Today at 08:15:14 
Started by Darth Loo-knee - Last post by TheBoy

Donít be so sure, older petrols still way better than diesel. MotherT has now flogged her 2014 EClass, with a 45mpg 2.1 diesel, that was liable for the ULEZ. (Not reason for selling)

My 2002 3.2 V6, doing 24mpg,  still lists as no charge.  ;D

Its tricky, because it seems every city is making up its own rules as to what is and is not chargeable.  ::)

Birmingham, everything that isn't Euro 6 (diesel) or Euro 4 (petrol) is chargeable apparently. As always though, I'll bet they don't apply it to all the sh!t chucking diesel busses they clog the city centre up with.  >:(
I cant see Brackley ever getting a silly charge.  So I'll keep with the old cars :)

Although once tizzy cars become more viable, and fossil fuelled cars become socially unacceptable, I suspect the government will make them unaffordable to own and use.

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 on: Today at 08:11:50 
Started by Raeturbo - Last post by TheBoy
For the horizontal fronts, I too use powerflex. Fit and forget - although use proper copaslip (ie, the molyslip stuff) rather than the shite powerflex provide, else they will squeak like a bastid after a few months.

For the vertical ones, I stick with GM bushes.

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 on: Today at 07:29:48 
Started by Jan Suhr - Last post by Jan Suhr
My error, I didn't give the correct information.

Quiet turning right, noisy turning left and going straight.

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 on: Today at 07:23:03 
Started by Darth Loo-knee - Last post by Auto Addict

Donít be so sure, older petrols still way better than diesel. MotherT has now flogged her 2014 EClass, with a 45mpg 2.1 diesel, that was liable for the ULEZ. (Not reason for selling)

My 2002 3.2 V6, doing 24mpg,  still lists as no charge.  ;D

Its tricky, because it seems every city is making up its own rules as to what is and is not chargeable.  ::)

Birmingham, everything that isn't Euro 6 (diesel) or Euro 4 (petrol) is chargeable apparently. As always though, I'll bet they don't apply it to all the sh!t chucking diesel busses they clog the city centre up with.  >:(

Don't get me started, they announced it, fixed a date, and then decided lets have a consultation with Joe public, and carried on regardless.

Before I retired, I used to travel into the centre, lovely duel carriageway, cut outs for each bus stop, traffic used to flow.

Then they filled in the cut outs, put down a bus lane, fined everyone that used it, traffic jams all the way to the centre.

Added nearly 3/4 of an hour to my journey!

Several big car dealerships in the 'zone', I notice the Audi one has put up a 'For Let' sign.

I feel sorry for the people who live there and are trapped, most from what I've seen from driving through, drive pre Euro 6 diesel/Euro 4 petrol cars.

I live north side of Birmingham, a lot of my relatives live South side, will mean a 20 mile plus detour to visit them.

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