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General Discussion Area / Re: Just read....
« on: 15 July 2019, 18:05:47 »
Ah.in that case my apologies.I blame old age and a failing....what do they call it?.....oh yes memory. :D :D ;D

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General Discussion Area / Just read....
« on: 15 July 2019, 17:16:36 »
...in this months PC magazine that Norman Dewis[famous in Jaguar circles]passed away last month at the age of 98.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Cal Crutchlow
« on: 15 July 2019, 17:15:03 »
Of the 19 riders in the latest WSB round from Laguna Seca Laverty and Van Der Mark were both riding with a wrist apiece that are held by plates and screws,Cortese has sever tendonitis in his left shoulder due to ligament damage and Haslam was riding Sundays races with cracked bones in one hand[after binning it on the corkscrew]which didn't require surgery but needed painkillers :o

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General Discussion Area / Re: Formel E
« on: 15 July 2019, 08:06:52 »
I agree that the noise they make can be irritating,but F1 cars don't sound that good either.TB if by false overtaking you mean the use of "attack mode" and "fan boost" then this is something that has gone on in motor racing since at least the 20s/30s-when Mercedes used their superchargers in this way[nailing the throttle brought the supercharger into use and was only for short duration use before easing off the throttle cut the supercharger back out again]-and I believe at one point F1 cars had a boost button for a similar effect.

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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Newbie
« on: 15 July 2019, 07:54:54 »
Hello and welcome to OOF.It's a great magazine you edit there too :y :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Bimbo Brains
« on: 14 July 2019, 08:40:33 »
I don't begrudge any of our forces personnel their pensions.one of my sons-in-law joined the army as a boy soldier and retired in his mid thirties during his "stint" he did at least 3 tours in N.ireland was in the Falklands,Desert Storm and Afghanistan[these are the ones I know of]however O.B.E.s/Knighthoods-deserved or not- seem to get scattered about like confetti to all and sundry these days.

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General Discussion Area / Formel E
« on: 14 July 2019, 08:27:48 »
While waiting for the first WSB race from Laguna Seca last night I watched the Formel E  race from New York.This is the first time I've watched this series and I must say it was very good-certainly better race than any in F1-loads of overtaking[and quite a bit of paint rubbing.From the commentary one of the main concerns was battery temperature.Driving over a very short section of track[and up against the wall in this case]gave the drivers "Attack Mode" which lasts for 4mins and can be used twice per race at a time of the drivers/team choosing.I'll have to watch more of these races[for what's left of this season/next season]to see if they live up to yesterdays race.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Cal Crutchlow
« on: 14 July 2019, 08:16:28 »
I think they're all ever so slightly bonkers :D Many of them ride/are riding about with injuries of varying severity.Cal is riding a slightly "lesser" bike and I think is having to over ride it-similar to Casey Stoner on the Honda in 2006-which can lead to a higher probability of chucking it into the kitty litter.Can't fault his determination/commitment though :y

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Omega General Help / Re: Belt squeal
« on: 12 July 2019, 07:26:29 »
Thanks for the size information Enceladus,I'll get a 1900 ordered.The tensioner pulley had occurred to me as a possible suspect spinning it by hand showed it to be running freely and I could detect no roughness or wobble.However once I get the shorter belt on it I'll see what happens and if a new pulley is needed i'll get one of those also.

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Omega General Help / Re: Belt squeal
« on: 11 July 2019, 22:39:59 »
Yes Lizzie going to bypass compressor with a shorter belt,just need to know what length of belt to buy as looking on e-bay there seems to be a whole assortment of lengths listed as fitting the Omega V6 starting with 1900 then 1903 2200 and 2260 even one listed at something above 2800!Obviously I'd need a shorter one but which?

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General Discussion Area / Re: Updates
« on: 11 July 2019, 22:35:19 »
When it comes to the automatic updates I just let it get on with it,any technical type stuff that needs doing with the computer and I take it to my granddaughter to sort for me[I've just had to ask her by text message what the heck a dongle is!!]I was just curious as to why it would automatically turn off on reaching 30% and then wait until the next time I turned it on to complete the run up to 100% instead of doing it all in the one go.

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General Discussion Area / Updates
« on: 11 July 2019, 17:22:40 »
Whenever windows 10 do an update it comes on the screen not to turn off computer and then starts counting upwards as a % figure of completion.As soon as this reads 30% complete the computer automatically shuts down,then next time I turn it on it resumes the count until 100% is reached.Why doesn't it do it all in one go?

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Omega General Help / Re: Belt squeal
« on: 11 July 2019, 17:17:40 »
Didn't detect any wobble to the water pump pulley but will certainly check its security next time I'm down at the lock up.What length is the non-aircon belt?Not waiting for it to seize Stemo just delaying buying shorter belt to check out others thoughts on the squeal and meanwhile I have either of the two Volvos to run about in.

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General Discussion Area / Iranian tensions
« on: 11 July 2019, 12:19:30 »
A Royal Navy warship placed herself between a British tanker and some Iranian gunboats in the Gulf of Hormuz[reportedly training her guns on them but not firing]This it seems is an attempt by the Iranians to seize the tanker in retaliation for our"Piracy" when Marines boarded and seized an Iranian tanker off the coast of Gibraltar which was suspected of breaching EU sanctions.

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Omega General Help / Belt squeal
« on: 11 July 2019, 12:09:50 »
The last time I tried starting the car[last week]it had been stood a while,as soon as it started there was a loud squeal[as you'd get from a slipping fan belt]but I had to leave it alone at that time and just turned the car off straight away.Today I've been to the garage to investigate possible causes-and also found I'd only closed the boot lid down without shutting it properly so the battery had gone flat :-[ Took off the auxiliary belt to check if any of the pulleys were stiff/seized,the belt did seem "stuck" to a couple of the pulleys[took no effort to "unstick" them though[but could be a cause of the squeal]is there anything I can put on the belt/pulleys to stop this as it's not a problem I've ever come across before?Rotating the pulleys by hand showed no stiffness/roughness,but rocking the pulleys up/down and side to side produced a noticeable amount of movement on the aircon pulley and an audible knock when it was moved,so presumably a bearing or something is shot?Is it thought this could produce the squeal?As the aircon doesn't work and never has while I've owned it I'm minded to but a non-aircon belt for it to bypass the aircon pulley,but will delay for others opinions ideas on the squeal.

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