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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18600 on: 08 June 2019, 16:22:19 »

Checked under coil packs for oil. Found some.  :(

Removed plugs to clean it out. Dropped one. Broke it. Don't have a spare. >:(
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18601 on: 08 June 2019, 16:34:37 »


I have front and rear dash cams and adding them to all the fleet over time


After a few scares over the last year, especially when driving around London, I have been seriously reconsidering fitting those.  Nowadays I do not do the mileage I once did, but I have seen enough recently to think I should buy them.
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The police are even now frequently asking for cam footage of any incidents we may see, which for me aligned with Kent Police says it all ::) ::) :(

you can add dash cams cheaply and easily
this set I use clicky with 32GB card clicky so less than 25 and fitted in 10 minutes (rear camera I fitted bellow the high level brake light ,wire tucks into the trim all the way to the front)

those seller's delivered quickly, probably cheaper sellers or better kits if you spend more money ,but the kit in the link works ,good video quality, a decent screen size  :)

Obviously, this is in addition to my bucket avoidance  rear camera system  ;D

That looks great Dave for the price, and now I am really tempted to buy a couple!  I note they are dual cameras, but  take it you still have to have one fitted in the front window?  What is the quality of the picture like?  (EDIT  sorry, just reread and release yo covered that!)

 :y :y
one set has all you need for front and rear recording at the same time  :y
 the main camera that you stick to your screen like a sat nav with a suction cup (mine is to the left of my rear view mirror ,out the way) then ,you plug in the power cord ,which will tuck in the trim down the A pillar, then run the wire to the rear cube camera ,tucking in the wiring to the plastic trim that runs round the headlining ,over to the high level brake light ,sticky pad the bracket to the plastic trim , insert memory card

pic quality is 1080 front camera and 720 rear (rear footage is flipped for some reason)
if you want to watch the footage etc, pop the card out, insert it into the SD adapter and windows 10 pc will show the footage  :y
(front and rear footage are stored in different folders on the card )
if your pc/laptop does not have a slot for SD cards, you can get a usb adapter for 99p 
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18602 on: 08 June 2019, 16:40:17 »

Checked under coil packs for oil. Found some.  :(

Removed plugs to clean it out. Dropped one. Broke it. Don't have a spare. >:(
bad luck comes in 3s  >:(
the third will be the skin no longer on your knuckles if V6   :-\   ;D
plugs are available even at halfords ,decent gaskets no so much so  :(
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18603 on: 08 June 2019, 17:05:43 »

Couple of jobs on the V70.  :)

1) Replaced the circuit board behind the steering wheel that the stalks plug into, in an attempt to solve my lack of intermittent wipe.  Having changed the wiper stalk with no joy, I thought this was the next step as often the wipers wipe when indicating and the wiper stalk is on intermittent, so I thought the circuit board was faulty.  I still have no intermittent wipe, but so far the wipers don't come on when indicating, so partial success.  ::)  Maybe the rain sensor is faulty.  :-\

2) Rear wiper had stopped working, so removed the wiper and motor, took the cover off the wiper motor to find all the gearings had dried up and were seized.  Cleaned it all up with plenty of WD40, regreased, reassembled and jobs a goodun!  :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18604 on: 08 June 2019, 18:01:10 »

Checked under coil packs for oil. Found some.  :(

Removed plugs to clean it out. Dropped one. Broke it. Don't have a spare. >:(
bad luck comes in 3s  >:(
the third will be the skin no longer on your knuckles if V6   :-\   ;D
plugs are available even at halfords ,decent gaskets no so much so  :(

Just been there. Useless bunch of %*%^*^*. >:(

They have about 5 different types of plugs for cars and about 47 for lawn mowers.  :(
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18605 on: 08 June 2019, 18:32:07 »

Checked under coil packs for oil. Found some.  :(

Removed plugs to clean it out. Dropped one. Broke it. Don't have a spare. >:(
bad luck comes in 3s  >:(
the third will be the skin no longer on your knuckles if V6   :-\   ;D
plugs are available even at halfords ,decent gaskets no so much so  :(

Just been there. Useless bunch of %*%^*^*. >:(

They have about 5 different types of plugs for cars and about 47 for lawn mowers.  :(
not correct item but FR91x bosch super 4 is standard stock item in halfords
14 x 1.25 thread, 19mm Thread Length same as omega v6 (but not listed as comparable)
the correct bosch item is
FGR8KQE0 but it seems halfords need to order them in now  :(
eurocarpants are shut sunday
any local indy factors  :-\
or any OOFer local
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18606 on: 08 June 2019, 19:09:53 »

Checked under coil packs for oil. Found some.  :(

Removed plugs to clean it out. Dropped one. Broke it. Don't have a spare. >:(
bad luck comes in 3s  >:(
the third will be the skin no longer on your knuckles if V6   :-\   ;D
plugs are available even at halfords ,decent gaskets no so much so  :(

Just been there. Useless bunch of %*%^*^*. >:(

They have about 5 different types of plugs for cars and about 47 for lawn mowers.  :(

Do you not have any old ones laying around, in a draw, or toolbox,. Not much use to you I've got a few kicking around.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18607 on: 08 June 2019, 19:59:46 »


I have front and rear dash cams and adding them to all the fleet over time


After a few scares over the last year, especially when driving around London, I have been seriously reconsidering fitting those.  Nowadays I do not do the mileage I once did, but I have seen enough recently to think I should buy them.
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The police are even now frequently asking for cam footage of any incidents we may see, which for me aligned with Kent Police says it all ::) ::) :(

you can add dash cams cheaply and easily
this set I use clicky with 32GB card clicky so less than 25 and fitted in 10 minutes (rear camera I fitted bellow the high level brake light ,wire tucks into the trim all the way to the front)

those seller's delivered quickly, probably cheaper sellers or better kits if you spend more money ,but the kit in the link works ,good video quality, a decent screen size  :)

Obviously, this is in addition to my bucket avoidance  rear camera system  ;D

That looks great Dave for the price, and now I am really tempted to buy a couple!  I note they are dual cameras, but  take it you still have to have one fitted in the front window?  What is the quality of the picture like?  (EDIT  sorry, just reread and release yo covered that!)

 :y :y
one set has all you need for front and rear recording at the same time  :y
 the main camera that you stick to your screen like a sat nav with a suction cup (mine is to the left of my rear view mirror ,out the way) then ,you plug in the power cord ,which will tuck in the trim down the A pillar, then run the wire to the rear cube camera ,tucking in the wiring to the plastic trim that runs round the headlining ,over to the high level brake light ,sticky pad the bracket to the plastic trim , insert memory card

pic quality is 1080 front camera and 720 rear (rear footage is flipped for some reason)
if you want to watch the footage etc, pop the card out, insert it into the SD adapter and windows 10 pc will show the footage  :y
(front and rear footage are stored in different folders on the card )
if your pc/laptop does not have a slot for SD cards, you can get a usb adapter for 99p

 :y :y :y

Well that's a job to do :D :-* :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18608 on: 09 June 2019, 00:00:54 »


not correct item but FR91x bosch super 4 is standard stock item in halfords
14 x 1.25 thread, 19mm Thread Length same as omega v6 (but not listed as comparable)
the correct bosch item is
FGR8KQE0 but it seems halfords need to order them in now  :(
eurocarpants are shut sunday
any local indy factors  :-\
or any OOFer local

Thanks. I'd have had a rummage for something that would fit well enough if the bloke hadn't basically ushered me out of the shop when he discovered the FGR8KQE0 was out of stock. ::)

Passing another few factors tomorrow so will see what I can get.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18609 on: 09 June 2019, 00:02:17 »

Do you not have any old ones laying around, in a draw, or toolbox,. Not much use to you I've got a few kicking around.

Yes, used to, but that's the sort of thing I have a purge of every now and then, and I think I did that last time I serviced it and changed the plugs.. about 6 months ago. ;D

You never need stuff like that until after you've binned it. ::)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18610 on: 09 June 2019, 11:08:28 »

.... The amount of vans/trucks, cars as well for that matter, who drive around the C roads here in Suffolk as though they never expect to meet another vehicle is quite amazing. >:(

likewise when we were in the Lakes the other week on single track roads with passing places ..... even had a couple of clowns that for some reason thought I'd stopped to admire the view when I was waiting for on coming traffic, they thought they'd try & go passed me  ??? ???
Yesterday, I was driving back to where we were staying, and there was a raised junction, and cars coming the other way had stopped to let pedestrians cross the road.  But the impatient bastid behind them decided to overtake.  Only by the mercy of god was there no accident, but the idiot's 207 had some severe flat spots afterwards.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18611 on: 09 June 2019, 11:23:08 »

French birdshit all over the bonnet.

So I've ignored it
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18612 on: 09 June 2019, 11:27:03 »

French birdshit all over the bonnet.

So I've ignored it
And just thought better of it, as with the sun (yes, I've caught sunburn :(), its baked on pretty hard, and aluminium paint does seem to be remarkably soft for some reason.

Just just used the old bikers trick of putting a soaked rag on it, and need to remember in 20 mins to wipe it down.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18613 on: 09 June 2019, 11:30:58 »

a French bird shit all over the bonnet.

So I've ignored it
Ignored HER surely  :-\
dirty foreigners  :(   ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #18614 on: 11 June 2019, 08:30:59 »

Changed the cam cover gaskets.
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