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Messages - Shackeng

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General Car Chat / Re: anybody remembers
« on: 28 December 2018, 22:36:02 »
The killer for modern cars (mechanical, that is, rather than it being last year's badge) is the extended service intervals.

My old beloved Silver Bullet was over 230k, and the engine was absolutely sound, with the only real mechanical issue being its temperamental gearbox which had had a hard life over the years.

Designed with fleet sales in mind. :(

General Discussion Area / Re: Xmas
« on: 28 December 2018, 19:57:09 »
WORK, what the hell is that. Luckily i am retired, which is handy with all the travelling to Papworth (80 mile round trip). Op defo Monday, 2nd on list, yay.

Good luck Ronny, she is in good hands. Best wishes to you both. :y

General Car Chat / Re: 850 Km today
« on: 27 December 2018, 22:22:32 »
Thanx Doc

It is exactly want i want to do for the rest of my working life. The brand is Thorens. I will do their flagship. Something like the Reference.


IIRC Thorens are the business. Well done Rolf. :y :y :y

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 27 December 2018, 19:03:35 »
It does seem to require a lot more attention than his Omega(s). :-X :-X :-X

Just did a quick run through with Kevins guide. Aborted first attempt as battery was so flat that electrics were doing weird things and readings started off ok but then always dropped quickly once I attached the multimeter.
Speaking of which Im using a Fluke meter at work rather than my cheap 4.99 version I use at home, so I might be doing it all wrong anyway. ::)
Changed to the spare battery I have in the boot which gave a reading of 11.75 v with engine off and no load.
Switching headlights on dropped the voltage to 11.3v

Started engine and recorded 11.08v at idle and 11.0v with engine running at 200rpm.

Doesn't seem very conclusive so far, need a fully charged battery and time to inspect wiring connections, but possibly alternator fault ?

???  2000 perhaps?

General Discussion Area / Re: Xmas
« on: 24 December 2018, 22:37:32 »
SWMBO had a bad angina attack last night, early hours of the morning actually. Now in West Suffolk Hospital waiting to be transfered to Papworth for angiogram. First time in 55 years not having Christmas together. Bugger,  :( Anyway, who,s going to cook my dinner. :o

Very sorry to hear that Ronny, could you take the makings in for her? ::)

Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Re: Wanted...Battery clamp
« on: 24 December 2018, 17:25:06 »
Thanks chaps. Not in a hurry, won't be using the car till end of January. So if no-one has the pucker piece I will try your ad libs.  ;)

I think most of us have one of those. ::) ::) ::)

General Car Chat / Re: DVLA clampers
« on: 24 December 2018, 17:17:21 »
Ah yes, but we will all be Muslim by then and know how to respond. :y

Test Zone / Changing Diff oil
« on: 24 December 2018, 17:13:39 »
A suggested cheat amendment to Mark's guide which I used successfully on both mine to avoid splitting the case.
With the car jacked as in the guide, remove the filler plug, and using an extractor pump and tube, remove the old oil, then use an appropriate filler bottle to fill with the correct amount and type of replacement oil. :y

Omega General Help / Re: Removing plug from driver's door motor
« on: 24 December 2018, 17:05:18 »
Yes, I had trouble reaching it and found it easier to undo its mountings to make it more accessible. :y

General Discussion Area / Xmas
« on: 24 December 2018, 16:58:14 »
May I wish all OOFers a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year, and my special thanks The Boy for running the site, and to all those who offer help to us lesser mortals.
Kind regards
Chris :y :y :y

General Discussion Area / Re: Gatwick
« on: 23 December 2018, 19:07:20 »
D-I-L's parents were caught up in this the other morning for a flight to Malta. Finished having to pay hotel at LHR and 500 each to get there the next day via Frankfurt. >:( I doubt they'll get much, if any, of that back from insurance or airline. Such a shame, as they are not well-off, and this, for them, was a holiday of a lifetime. >:( >:( >:(

Omega General Help / Re: Poly bushes
« on: 23 December 2018, 15:57:28 »

Looking for 2004-6 Pontiac GTO ;)

EP1145 + EP1168 for the rear...

Top Mounts are described as HD

So's my TV but I doubt it. :(

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