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Messages - Kevin Wood

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General Discussion Area / Re: crApple
« on: 24 December 2020, 14:12:45 »
I am right that Winchester is in Hampshire, thus is Tier 4 from Boxing Day?

Yep, it's not far from me. New forest is the only bit not going tier 4 :y

Of course, I'd offer to put the kettle on but I'm sure tea will be banned by then. ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: Battery Failure - Great AA
« on: 23 December 2020, 21:14:39 »
Take no notice of Jaime, he only has to look at something and it stops working/falls apart/explodes.


exactly :y

.. that applies only to the few things that actually make it as far as delivery to Brackley, of course. ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Why won't my mower start?
« on: 22 December 2020, 18:24:14 »
If you mean the throttle butterfly it should be held open by a spring at rest.
When running a governor mechanism in the crank case or an air flap in the cooling nacelle closes it against the spring to regulate the speed. Maybe the spring has fallen off?

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General Car Chat / Re: oil change
« on: 22 December 2020, 14:06:11 »
Most people, not unreasonably, just drive them and expect them to work, of course. ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: oil change
« on: 21 December 2020, 20:51:36 »
Sounds like one of those nasty tractors that waters down its oil. :(

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General Discussion Area / Re: Why won't my mower start?
« on: 21 December 2020, 19:27:42 »
...........
That's why you need a collection of petrol mowers, not just one. :y

I'm still using a 1995 Murray Ohio that my little brother chucked in a skip because it wouldn't start. ::)

Some fresh petrol and a service and it starts on the first pull every time.

Is that a ride-on Kevin (Guessing maybe not if he threw it in a skip ;D ). I got the school Murray ride-on going back in the summer. The grounds keeper asked my Mrs if I'd have a look at it as she works at the school. This one had a Briggs and Stratton engine in but was labelled on the body as Murray.  :'(  It's their spare ride-on, with the Grillo being the main one. Mice had chewed the ignition wire on the Murray.  ;D

No, this one's just a rotary push-along job.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Why won't my mower start?
« on: 21 December 2020, 18:20:34 »
Occasionally I think about getting a petrol mower, but then a thread like this pops up....  ;D
That's why you need a collection of petrol mowers, not just one. :y

I'm still using a 1995 Murray Ohio that my little brother chucked in a skip because it wouldn't start. ::)

Some fresh petrol and a service and it starts on the first pull every time.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Boiler Advice Please.
« on: 20 December 2020, 14:39:28 »
For someone who's likely not going to benefit from decades of marginally cheaper heating from a new boiler to make their money back, the most sensible and quickest option is probably to repair what's there. It's likely just a thermocouple or gas valve that's died, after all, so an easy fix.

Most contractors would rather sell a new boiler, of course, so out comes the sucking of teeth "Can't get the parts for these" and stories of government grants, etc.

.. and yes, to get a sensible price, get British Gas to quote, then halve it. ;D

Electrical (resistive) heat is about 6 times as expensive as gas last time I checked.

A heat pump is not a direct replacement for a gas boiler. The house would need much better insulation and extensive under floor heating, etc. to make it work efficiently. Then you've got to find somewhere to put it, etc. Abolition of gas heating is a government aspiration (= not invented by anyone with common sense or engineering skills and subject to a U turn when the practicalities become obvious).


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General Discussion Area / Re: Boris is on telly...
« on: 19 December 2020, 18:44:43 »
Don't see anyone, don't go out, don't do anything...

Ffs, that's all I have been doing since March. All I wanted was two days out to have a pint or two :-X

'dangle berries' to it, I am back off to bed.

Wake me up next year.

My local brewery delivers free of charge. ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 19 December 2020, 18:40:05 »
(Yesterday) Thought "Hmm. the Jag must be due an MOT soon". Turned out it expired that day. :-[

Fortunately, the garage round the corner from the office had a slot at short notice so it was legal again by lunch time. :D

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 19 December 2020, 18:33:31 »
But did you get everything on your little list ?  ;D
I only went for dishwasher tablets. I never have a list.

Technically, I think I'm still banned from the big tesco here
Wearing a mask, who's to know...  :D
Yeah, with a mask, maybe he could get in the pub too?
Firework shop might be pushing it a bit, mind. :-X

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General Car Chat / Re: What's wrong with this?
« on: 19 December 2020, 18:05:23 »
For those that are interested in such things, here's a video of a fella diagnosing the cause of a misfire on a Disco 4 without getting his hands dirty.  :)   Well hardly anyway.  ;D

A permanent misfire though not a start up misfire, and a misfire that will cost someone !  :-X  :(

Refreshing to see a garage tech who knows how the car works and how to use the tech at his disposal. Bad news delivered to the customer but with the minimum money and time wasted on BS and parts replacements on a hunch. :y

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General Car Chat / Re: What's wrong with this?
« on: 19 December 2020, 10:45:50 »
Summary: Run! ::)

In fact, given that, on all the JLR forums I've tried, finding any useful pearls of wisdom among the "help! my diseasel engine had just lunched itself" posts is like finding a needle in a hay stack, I'd say stick to petrol. But then, I would say that.   ::)


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Wasn't the next Bond after Daniel Craig rumoured to be a non male, non IC1 person?

Yep a woman. Most likely with dark skin to tick another box. Can't be called James though. :-\
The name's Bond. Jamima Bond.  :-[
Bend me over your desk, Mr Moneybags  ;D
.. after confirming that that does actually constitute consent, naturally. ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 13 December 2020, 11:19:32 »
I was suffering nothing worse than a particularly bad bout of gut rot. :-X
As was I following a lamb naga surprise* last weekend, from the worlds most expensive Indy Gindy (35 for just the 2 of us, delivered).

Its been a while since I've had a curry from a curry house, and the poor potty didn't know what had hit it the following morning. I might have yelped a little as well.


*Surprise being my lamb naga was actually chicken naga.

Ahh, not just me, then. I was considering installing some CAT 6 and a fridge in the bathroom. ;D

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