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Meetings, gatherings, parties etc / Re: Meetings
« on: 14 October 2021, 20:16:01 »

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General Discussion Area / Re: Shady Goings On....
« on: 13 October 2021, 23:11:36 »
Looking at the gradient maybe they could rename it "Slope Lane".  :y


Oh, wait. :-X

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I have a feeling you can get Speedfit, etc. fittings designed for use on airlines if you're worried.

Possibly, they just have different rubbers designed to be oil resistant.

If the pipes are mounted such that they're not going to cause injury or demolish the place if a fitting lets go, then I'd be inclined to suck it and see, TBH.

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General Discussion Area / Re: The Lights Are Going Out....
« on: 11 October 2021, 23:59:11 »
The US is still fracking enough oil to supply it's domestic market.

Edit, nearly enough

https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/us-shale-oil-output-rise-highest-since-may-2020-2021-08-16/

If only the yoghurt knitters would let us do some we might not be in such a parlous state today. ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: Building a faster y32se 3.2 v6
« on: 09 October 2021, 22:38:08 »
Even if you don't fit the whole "bagpipes" a setup, getting the rear multiram working might gain you a bit of grunt at the top end.
All it needs is an RPM dependent output from the ECU to bring it in and open the valve at higher revs.

Having seen your video, low down torque doesn't appear to be a priority ;) so the whole bagpipe setup might just be more restrictive and lose you power at high revs.

Do make sure you keep the intake temperature as low as possible too. Make sure it's not breathing air that's been through the radiator.

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General Car Chat / Re: Used car prices getting stupid
« on: 09 October 2021, 22:23:43 »
Makes you wonder how many are driving around in a motor that is far too big for their actual needs. Probably just to impress the neighbours.  A bit like my granddaughter. :(

Yep, and too big for their driving skills too. ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 09 October 2021, 08:12:05 »
I'd expect nothing less ;D

Considering an XC70 for Mother's convenience, potentially a D5 AWD, but there's a few reasonable looking DriveE wwd around... Apparently a four pot 2.0 Pug/Frod diseasal... 40mpg, is that a manual or Auto :-\

Hmm. That's the one my brother had in his V50.  :(

Had endless DPF issues, and just as I was getting to the bottom of it, it decided to fill its sump with fuel and then burn it all through the turbo oil seal.

But that's just modern diesels. In fairness to it, it was used for school run duties almost exclusively.

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General Discussion Area / Re: renewed my license today
« on: 05 October 2021, 20:47:34 »
Is this something old people have to do? :)

Yes. And DVLA haven't got the guts to force them to pass driving tests again either (assuming they ever took one) so they're dawdling around everywhere, 40MPH in a 20, 40 in a 40, 40 in a 60, 40 in a 100.  ::)
Thatís unfair. The doddery old fart this morning was doing between 15 to 25mph in the NSL, but did reach a whopping 45mph in the 30 limit on Bicester. Left me for dust. I caught him up at a roundabout, as he had to wait for traffic to approach before he could pull out.

There's only one place where they manage to gain significant momentum.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-23405227

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General Discussion Area / Re: Self fulfilling prophecy
« on: 05 October 2021, 20:43:55 »
Went out for a Ruby on Saturday night and the petrol station in the village was certainly out of fuel then.

Passed it at about 4 PM on Sunday and noticed it was open and a queue just starting to form.

Did a quick U turn as I was down to 100 miles range and filled up the jag.

Gave my mate a heads-up and he got there about 5:30 and got the last tank of diesel. :o

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General Discussion Area / Re: Self fulfilling prophecy
« on: 05 October 2021, 20:40:34 »
In my extensive experience, itís not possible to do a day trip to Bruges

I canít even crawl, let alone drive.

Ostende is the same. I left the boat, thought I'd pop in to a bar for a pint and entered some kind of wormhole that deposited me back on the docks a quarter of an hour before the last ferry of the night sailed, sans the use of my legs.  ;D

The B&B at Dover loved me as I tried to stagger up to the room which was on the 4th floor of an old town house. Especially when I got to the top of the stairs and a bottle of Duvel jumped out of my rucksack and bounced down the whole lot again. ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: The Greenies M25 Protest
« on: 05 October 2021, 20:29:34 »
Saving the world seems like a bit of an ambitious statement. The UK could stop producing any CO2 at all tomorrow morning at eleven o'clock, and it wouldn't make the slightest bit of difference to 'the world'.

Indeed. and these idiots seem to think we can achieve it solely by insulating a few houses. Most of which are already insulated to a certain extent. Absolutely barking.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Self fulfilling prophecy
« on: 01 October 2021, 18:04:06 »
Hmmm, its not diesel my car is short on.  Electricity seems to be a problem ;D

It was probably the convoluted service interval reset I did yesterday has stolen all my electricity.  Definitely not the worlds best idea for resetting service interval, having to have the ignition on for 30mins while it chunters through it, with the occasional ignition off then back on during the process just to ensure that all systems that might have entered a lower power state are fully sucking all the little electrical pixies they can....

Doesn't yours do the open the bonnet, open the door, utter the requisite incantation and do stuff with the pedals trick?

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General Discussion Area / Re: Self fulfilling prophecy
« on: 29 September 2021, 18:43:17 »
I'm afraid I did a Jaime last week  :-[ Gave myself quite a shock  :o
You forget I'm a reformed character since my 4 hours of patronisation.


Ah, on that subject...  ::) :-X


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General Car Chat / Re: More Insurance Nonsense
« on: 28 September 2021, 23:16:29 »
Next time you renew your insurance you can swap insurers and declare it as a no fault incident, in my view, because the third party accepted responsibility and a full recovery of your losses was made, whatever your current insurer thinks. ::)

That doesn't mean it won't count against you, but don't stress yourself worrying over that. Insurance companies are not worth it.
Pay them as little as you can get away with, deal with them as little as you can get away with and accept that they are all a bunch of *********.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Energy Prices....
« on: 22 September 2021, 22:50:45 »
No, not bound by your existing deal, but any credit you have will be honoured.
I have a two year fix with OctopusEnergy, 18 months to run.

We are also with Octopussy.

Must check out what we are paying/going to pay.
Why? What does it matter? You'll pay what you pay and you probably won't find cheaper elsewhere. If you were worried about fuel prices you wouldn't be hooning around in a 2.8T.

Is it possible to hoon around in a Signum?  :-\                                                                            ;D
As long as it's in a straight line  ;D
Not sure how you'd manage that with shopping wheel drive and that much power. ;D

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