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Re: Ebay irmscher omega!!!!!
« Reply #45 on: 21 July 2019, 12:46:20 »

Just noticed, apart from all the issues the OP mentioned, the cam belt was last changed in 2012!!!! :o :o :o

This is a joke! ::) ::) ;D ;D ;D ;D ;)
Hmmm, that reminds me, I really must do TBE's, as I last changed that very shortly after the LPG conversion in 2011, and at about 80k ago....

...although I vague recollect Mark doing a cambelt on one of my Omegas at Newent (at same time gixer was doing his), can anyone remember which car that was? The Bullet or TBE?

I would expert you TB to have everything logged on Excel spreadsheets as I do :o :o ;D ;)
Excel is a tool for office self-abusers, and serves absolutely no purpose to 99.9% of people, except the lazy as an easy way to create a table.

Needless to say, I do *NOT* store *ANYTHING* in Excel *EVER*.
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Re: Ebay irmscher omega!!!!!
« Reply #46 on: 21 July 2019, 12:48:10 »

I've resorted to PM'ing DTM, to see if he remembers ;D.  I'm not expecting a quick, or even coherent reply, as I suspect he is in a mucking fuddle somewhere in country bumpkin land.
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Re: Ebay irmscher omega!!!!!
« Reply #47 on: 21 July 2019, 12:51:01 »

Just noticed, apart from all the issues the OP mentioned, the cam belt was last changed in 2012!!!! :o :o :o

This is a joke! ::) ::) ;D ;D ;D ;D ;)
Hmmm, that reminds me, I really must do TBE's, as I last changed that very shortly after the LPG conversion in 2011, and at about 80k ago....

...although I vague recollect Mark doing a cambelt on one of my Omegas at Newent (at same time gixer was doing his), can anyone remember which car that was? The Bullet or TBE?

I would expert you TB to have everything logged on Excel spreadsheets as I do :o :o ;D ;)
Excel is a tool for office self-abusers, and serves absolutely no purpose to 99.9% of people, except the lazy as an easy way to create a table.

Needless to say, I do *NOT* store *ANYTHING* in Excel *EVER*.

And you don't even note the cam belt changes in your service book...............?!! :o :o ::) ::) :P

Even a note on an Excel spreadsheet would be better than nothing TB ;D ;D ;D ;)
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Re: Ebay irmscher omega!!!!!
« Reply #48 on: 21 July 2019, 12:54:44 »

I write the cam-belt info with black marker on the cover and underside of the bonnet
they tend to not get lost  ;D
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« Reply #49 on: 21 July 2019, 13:02:43 »

Just noticed, apart from all the issues the OP mentioned, the cam belt was last changed in 2012!!!! :o :o :o

This is a joke! ::) ::) ;D ;D ;D ;D ;)
Hmmm, that reminds me, I really must do TBE's, as I last changed that very shortly after the LPG conversion in 2011, and at about 80k ago....

...although I vague recollect Mark doing a cambelt on one of my Omegas at Newent (at same time gixer was doing his), can anyone remember which car that was? The Bullet or TBE?

I would expert you TB to have everything logged on Excel spreadsheets as I do :o :o ;D ;)
Excel is a tool for office self-abusers, and serves absolutely no purpose to 99.9% of people, except the lazy as an easy way to create a table.

Needless to say, I do *NOT* store *ANYTHING* in Excel *EVER*.

And you don't even note the cam belt changes in your service book...............?!! :o :o ::) ::) :P

Even a note on an Excel spreadsheet would be better than nothing TB ;D ;D ;D ;)
I have an app, but that's on the phone, and Christ knows where that is.

However, it does sync to cloud storage, so I'll look there if I CBA.  But I didn't start electronically recording servicing until 3 or 4 years ago.  Which probably means I need to go through the receipts. And I really CBA.

Even if DTM did it at Newent, I know we haven't been there for a couple of years at least, and the last time I took the Battlebus (and probably the time before that). So its probably due anyway.


However, still not 100% sure I'll present it for MOT next month, as the LPG availability around here is getting a bit silly :(
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« Reply #50 on: 21 July 2019, 13:04:27 »

FFS, the Roadtrip app uploads to cloud as a CSV. Which opens in every Office Tosser's favourite tool  >:(.


Service history only goes back to 2015, as I thought.  Not done since then.
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« Reply #51 on: 21 July 2019, 20:22:36 »

I scribble it down in green crayon, on the invoice from wherever I buy the bits, then store it in a box till I think, when did I last do that, or sometimes, put them in a plastic sleeve,then put that in a file, in the same box...
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« Reply #52 on: 21 July 2019, 20:29:13 »

I scribble it down in green crayon, on the invoice from wherever I buy the bits, then store it in a box till I think, when did I last do that, or sometimes, put them in a plastic sleeve,then put that in a file, in the same box...
AYe, that's what I've always done.  But means going through that (very thick) folder ;D
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Re: Ebay irmscher omega!!!!!
« Reply #53 on: 21 July 2019, 20:57:31 »

I scribble it down in green crayon, on the invoice from wherever I buy the bits, then store it in a box till I think, when did I last do that, or sometimes, put them in a plastic sleeve,then put that in a file, in the same box...


I stick a printed label somewhere unobtrusive listing date and mileage. One for the oil, plugs and filters and another for the timing belt. Writing the date and mileage directly on the filters with a marker was my habit before I bought the label machine, so I still do that as well. Then you can just look at the oil filter on anything and know for sure that is/isn't due for a change.
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« Reply #54 on: 22 July 2019, 18:40:52 »

I scribble it down in green crayon, on the invoice from wherever I buy the bits, then store it in a box till I think, when did I last do that, or sometimes, put them in a plastic sleeve,then put that in a file, in the same box...


I stick a printed label somewhere unobtrusive listing date and mileage. One for the oil, plugs and filters and another for the timing belt. Writing the date and mileage directly on the filters with a marker was my habit before I bought the label machine, so I still do that as well. Then you can just look at the oil filter on anything and know for sure that is/isn't due for a change.
I do that on spin on types :).

Shame I no longer own a vehicle with those god forsaken things (particularly on the V6 Omega) ;D
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« Reply #55 on: 22 July 2019, 20:10:10 »

Sticky labels, markers, on all the consumables! :o :o

Blimey, I thought I was the prehistoric one on here who was non-tech, when all I use is a spreadsheet that tells me everything I need to know about when parts were replaced, mileage, date, cost, so therefore I know when to change them.  You old fashioned so and so's!! ::) ::) ;D ;D ;D ;)
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« Reply #56 on: 22 July 2019, 20:12:01 »

Sticky labels, markers, on all the consumables! :o :o

Blimey, I thought I was the prehistoric one on here who was non-tech, when all I use is a spreadsheet that tells me everything I need to know about when parts were replaced, mileage, date, cost, so therefore I know when to change them.  You old fashioned so and so's!! ::) ::) ;D ;D ;D ;)
A Spreadsheet is mighty inconvenient when you're under the bonnet. Plus its an office wamker tool.
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Re: Ebay irmscher omega!!!!!
« Reply #57 on: 22 July 2019, 20:14:38 »

A spreadsheet is as much use as a box of receipts. You have to remember to check. A label under the bonnet is there every time you open it. Even my local garage stick labels on the underside of the bonnet, don't think they own a computer.   ;D
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« Reply #58 on: 22 July 2019, 22:50:19 »

Sticky labels, markers, on all the consumables! :o :o

Blimey, I thought I was the prehistoric one on here who was non-tech, when all I use is a spreadsheet that tells me everything I need to know about when parts were replaced, mileage, date, cost, so therefore I know when to change them.  You old fashioned so and so's!! ::) ::) ;D ;D ;D ;)


open the bonnet, read the label, decide what to do. I can do that in much less time than you can read your spreadsheet. I can't read it at all! I do set an alarm in my calendar a fortnight before the MOT runs out, which goes off the same day the garage text me with the same details.


Old fashioned doesn't mean ineffective. And I've better things to do than create spreadsheets for things that don't need them: marker on the consumables, invoice in the paperwork folder.
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« Reply #59 on: 23 July 2019, 10:07:56 »

It is a personal choice! ::) ::) ::)

For me, who has used them in modern business times as an essential business tool along with budget sheets, balance sheets, and Profit & Loss accounts, it makes every sense, and I can simply look at the spreadsheet to see when things have been done, the mileage, cost (with running total) and when things need doing.  I don't have to go around the engine bay looking for stickers with limited information.  I can do it in the comfort of my home.

If TB had used a spreadsheet he would not have forgotten when cam belts had been changed, which started this part of the thread off ::) ::) ::) :P
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