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Topics - Andy B

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General Car Chat / Citroen C3 'stat
« on: 18 January 2016, 22:52:56 »
Anyone care to guess how much fitted  ......  fitted at a dealer partly due to on going niggly problems that, I have to give the dealer credit for and haven't always charged me for looking. Unlike any other 'stat I've come across, it's not a waxstat but an ECU controlled motor driven affair ......  ???

265 if anyone is interested  ;) ;)

General Car Chat / Heated seats
« on: 11 January 2016, 19:31:48 »
No, not in an Omega, but in a Smart

The base heated mat has failed in my Smart. Unlike the Vauxhalls, the base & the back are obviously not in series because I still have a warm back. The Smart has a push switch that toggles on low/on high/off so my question is ........ what's the likely hood of a simple replacement with a generic heated mat? Do seats with different heat settings vary the voltage to the seat?

With a bit of luck, the original mat might be fixable

OE replacement is stupid money because it's part of the fabric like heated Omega leather

General Discussion Area / Dancing tanker
« on: 06 January 2016, 13:36:48 »
In traffic I pulled up behind a 'small' fuel tanker ie a fixed chassis and not an articulated tractor & tanker set up. I then realised that the tanker was moving slightly on its suspension at the back. It's something I've never ever noticed before, do they all do it or was it carrying something specific that needed to be continuously 'stirred'?

I didn't imagine it ..... I took note when it stopped again  ;)

General Discussion Area / flood
« on: 26 December 2015, 17:50:24 »
My parents phoned me this morning. We're flooded she said, but we're OK .... no need to come round. We went anyway and within an hour, we were up to our knees in the living room.  :( :( :(


It could be worse I suppose ... this is a couple of miles away from me and a few miles up stream of my Mum & Dad's

Another view

General Discussion Area / what are the odds
« on: 25 December 2015, 13:52:01 »
My daughter-in-law (if they were married) has a sister that had a little girl on Christmas Day last year. This morning in the early hours she delivered another little girl!!!  :y :y I wonder what the odds of that actually are!

General Discussion Area / Fairy lights
« on: 19 December 2015, 12:32:41 »
Why do they decide to die days after they've been fitted & working for days?  ???

They're led's & half of them have packed in

General Car Chat / spares or repair
« on: 14 December 2015, 18:26:22 »
Anyone for a spares or repair?

Nothing to do with me ...... just passing on the heads up ....... it must surely be wirth more than that!  ???

'heads gone' possibly translates as oil cooler goosed  :-\

General Car Chat / Insignia ECOFLEX
« on: 08 December 2015, 12:47:53 »
A neighbour has an Insignia ECOFLEX. The glowplug light has been coming back on after starting ie duff glowplug. Another neighbour that works at AN Other franchised  dealer offered to change all four for about 250  ??? which was thought to be a bit expensive considering that glowplugs are generally 15/20 each. A little research though suggests that ECOFLEX engines use a plug with some kind of pressure sensor built into them. Consequently, glow plugs for this car are more like 100 EACH!!!!  :o :o :o

Just out of interest, who knows what about this engine?

General Discussion Area / scammed
« on: 28 November 2015, 20:25:19 »
SWMBO works at ASDA and is generally behind the lottery/cigarette kiosk. Today someone came and asked for cigarettes that came to around 400, paid for them by card. And then he decided that he also needed/wanted another 600 worth, the transaction also went thru OK - presumably on another card. He then asked for more, for which SWMBO said that she needed authorisation for ...... ASDA would be running out of ciggs themselves. As soon as a supervisor was mentioned he was packed up & disappeared.

As the more savvy amongst us has probably already guessed  ::) the cards he used were cloned. So ASDA/the banks are out of pocket today to the tune of 1000

After being on this desk/kiosk for the past couple of months, the management have finally told her that the limit for ciggy sales is 400 per person.

General Discussion Area / taxi for the dog!
« on: 28 November 2015, 10:18:10 »

It'd have to walk home or go by taxi ...... not getting in the back of my car  ;D ;D

General Discussion Area / cyclist vs motorist
« on: 26 November 2015, 22:44:46 »

I think he picked his 'target' Had the 'offence' been by someone the size of Jason I suspect he'd had pedalled on down the road.

General Discussion Area / P poor customer service
« on: 20 November 2015, 20:38:51 »
Back in June I bought a replacement battery for my mobile from 4ourhouse. 5 months later the new battery is holding a charge not much better than the original, so I emailed them to tell them. A few day later I received an email from the to say that they said they would arrange for a courier (DPD) to collect it? I asked them to explain ....... their reply was that Unfortunately we have a refund and reorder policy which means you will be fully refunded from the previous order but if the parts are still required a new order would have to be placed.  ??? ???
I think I'll just buy from elsewhere & cut my losses with 4ourhouse & promise myself never to buy from them again. Piss poor returns procedure if you ask me

General Discussion Area / rich cyclists
« on: 17 November 2015, 21:26:22 »
Works does a Cycle to Work scheme and not that I'm considering cycling my 22 mile commute I was looking through the site.

How many cyclists are honestly going to buy this:o :o :o

OK Matt probably  will  ;) ;)

General Discussion Area / Brew anyone?
« on: 12 November 2015, 21:46:41 »
I wonder if Jason could call round & brew up ....... I'm all on my own  ::)

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