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General Discussion Area / Re: Ikea ARRRRGGHHH!
« on: 04 January 2021, 22:29:35 »
Wasnt there a Bathroom display section before you got to the loo,s ?  ;D

If I'd needed to "drop the kids off at the pool" I'd have been tempted. :y

I wonder if the truth about TB's IKEA ban is that he'd had a Lamb Naga the night before and.....  :o  ;D

... the meatballs and stodge weren't fast-acting enough? :D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Ikea ARRRRGGHHH!
« on: 04 January 2021, 21:54:03 »
Wasnt there a Bathroom display section before you got to the loo,s ?  ;D

If I'd needed to "drop the kids off at the pool" I'd have been tempted. :y

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Omega General Help / Re: Rod and crankshaft bearings y32se
« on: 04 January 2021, 21:52:30 »
The 3.2 has different bore and stroke so the internals will be very different.

.. ah. Bearings might not be too different, however. Depends if the journal diameters are the same. Probably best to measure the crank first anyway, in case there is any wear.

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Omega General Help / Re: Rod and crankshaft bearings y32se
« on: 04 January 2021, 21:51:17 »
The 3.2 has different bore and stroke so the internals will be very different.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Ikea ARRRRGGHHH!
« on: 04 January 2021, 21:46:19 »
Last time I went I loaded up the car then nipped in to have a pee before heading home. Yep, there's no way to get to the loo without going round the whole rather maze again. >:(

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 04 January 2021, 21:41:47 »
FWIW, my satnag is fine.

Have you ever tried it in Cornwall?
Mine only seems to use roads with grass growing up the middle. >:(

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 03 January 2021, 18:00:27 »
Discovered that, on a MY2017 car:

It has incandescent bulbs in the rear light clusters.
If one of the brake light bulbs fails, there's no bulb failure indication.
There are 2 brake light bulbs in each cluster, though, so no drama, surely?
.. Except that it disables the working one when it detects that the other one has failed. ::)

Filed under "words fail me". >:(
Mind you, they couldn't make the clock work properly either, or the sat nav. ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: fuel degradation
« on: 02 January 2021, 10:44:58 »
It absorbs moisture from the air and the more volatile fractions of the fuel can evaporate off leaving the heavier, less easily ignited parts behind.

How long it takes is another question. Depends if it's been kept in a sealed container or one that's open to the air and whether that container is full so as to exclude air or part full.

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General Car Chat / Re: Attempting resto
« on: 01 January 2021, 23:58:36 »
due to standing (eliminating old fuel ) you say you have added new and was empty so should be ok !
i would initially suspect seized fuel pump .this should prime with ign switched on for a sec but you can prove its running by bridging the two larger terminals of the purple relays.( there are two,one for fuel,one for injectors so try both. pump should run with both relays bridged.
if it doesnt then check for 12v at the pump itself.
a good starting point .

is it literally a case of pulling out the relay and putting in a wire in its place?

Often the easiest way is to take the cover off the relay and then push the armature to close the contacts. Failing that, short the two wider spade contacts on the relay base.

Also check the fuel pump fuse in the cabin fuse box.

You can undo the return line to the fuel rail and push on a hose. Feed this into a fuel can / milk bottle and you'll see fuel issuing from here if the fuel pump is up to scratch.

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General Discussion Area / Re: CV 19 vaccination
« on: 01 January 2021, 10:51:38 »
The first person I heard suggesting the idea of giving everyone the first dose (about a week ago) was Tony Blair.
My rule of thumb is if he says something is a good idea, its almost certainly a  bad one, and vice versa. 
If he is right about this, its probably the first time he has been right about anything, ever.  ::)

Yes I heard the BBC trumpeting Blair's opinion and immediately thought "Oh FFS shut up man!" >:(

I've said it before, but when it comes to Tony B.Liar, Jonathan Pie absolutely nailed it:

"The turd that won't flush". :D

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General Car Chat / Re: 17 year old Corsa C won't start.
« on: 29 December 2020, 21:46:12 »
Bunch of old women..... ;D

Every man should have a motor bike and a mistress.


That is the male equivalent of HRT; a motorbike and a much younger girlfriend.....

The alternative is a cardigan with wooden buttons which can be worn on a day out to the garden centre, or OAP meal. As for sex, forget it even existed.
 I'll die as young as I can but leave it as late as possible. :)




Don't forget the leather elbow patches. 8)

.. or the dribbles of soft boiled egg on the cardigan.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Dead Person
« on: 29 December 2020, 17:55:13 »

Leslie West - Singer, Guitarist with the band Mountain. Did some songs that most will have heard. Used to be really fat but lost weight in more recent years. Anyway, gone now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mwql7NyQI4k

Might have to dust off my vinyl copy of Nantucket Sleighride later in tribute.

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General Car Chat / Re: 17 year old Corsa C won't start.
« on: 28 December 2020, 09:42:21 »
Have you tried Quick Start. Not always recommended  but once wont kill off the car.


I thought that was heresy recommending that stuff on here!  :o :o :o  ;D ;D ;D

Is that the same stuff as 'Start yer bastard'?

Pretty much I think.  :y

Yep, and it won't prove anything and might trash it.

Nick's suggestion of drying out the plugs and ensuring any excess fuel has cleared will probably sort it, especially if it's been started to shuffle it around the drive and not driven.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Bye Bye Mum
« on: 27 December 2020, 10:08:05 »
So sorry to hear this. My condolences.

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General Discussion Area / Re: CV 19 vaccination
« on: 25 December 2020, 11:17:38 »
Seems Tony B. Liar is now the country's leading expert on virology and vaccination and is riding in to save the day.

I guess he's run out of retirement projects now he's achieved peace in the middle east. :D

Perhaps someone could arrange for him to have an allotment or something. It seems to have kept magic grandpa from talking gibberish. ;)

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-55410349

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