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General Discussion Area / Re: What has P*ssed you off today?
« on: 21 May 2024, 17:03:49 »
I used to frequent an ex BT van in a similar state ;D
Mine? ;D

When I used to do a real job, my van must have stank of chip shops and pie shops....    ....and the morning after last nights ruby Murray....
I hope they never put you on subs maintenance 😳
I spent about 3 years doing subs mtce before they tried multi skilling us all to cover everything, completely ruining what was a half decent job....    .....so I moved on.

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General Car Chat / Re: Just saying.
« on: 21 May 2024, 17:00:27 »
One is not amused....

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Omega General Help / Re: Steering box leak
« on: 21 May 2024, 16:57:06 »
It's filled with PAS fluid, so can obviously leak.  I'm sure seals could be replaced, but the factory workshop manual would say replace steering box.

Loads of Omega spares about, so shove on a known good one, once you've checked it is coming from the box.

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Brembo do some good stuff.  They also do some utter shite.  Guess what you get from the cheap places ;)

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Out of curiosity, if you connect the code reader and start the engine and then turn the key back one click so that the engine stops but the ignition is still on, does the code reader read the vehicle then.  :-\
I seem to recall that I had to do this on odd occasions with my 3.2 when using a generic code reader.
Although you say it was working fine previously.  :-\
The keeps the W contact at 12v.

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Ign on should be enough.

Are you getting power on the ODBII port with ign off?  Should have perm 12v supply to it.

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General Discussion Area / Re: What has P*ssed you off today?
« on: 18 May 2024, 16:55:00 »
I used to frequent an ex BT van in a similar state ;D
Mine? ;D

When I used to do a real job, my van must have stank of chip shops and pie shops....    ....and the morning after last nights ruby Murray....

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General Discussion Area / Re: What has P*ssed you off today?
« on: 16 May 2024, 20:59:33 »
Yodel. I accept delivering to Brackley is hard for many couriers for reasons I can't grasp, but after a week of it not moving from their national hub, accept you've lost it, or give some kind of guess. Not just "it will arrive when it will arrive".

The seller is also gonna get shitty feedback for being so stupid to use Yodel.

Evri - formerly know as Hermes, got an email from their Airdrie depot that the donut bushes I'd ordered had "been damaged beyond repair" how the heck did they do that? I think you could drop them from a high rise and they'd just bounce!
Were they asking for a confirmed address? If so, that's a well known scam that is doing the rounds, and seems to mostly pretend its Evri.

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General Car Chat / Re: R50 Bini
« on: 13 May 2024, 21:00:22 »
Should add, quite fun to drive.

My Mrs must have had every derivative going of the R50/R56 Bini, from the Cooper S to the diesel. Id defy anything to go around a corner or roundabout as quick as a Mini, they are like a go kart.  :y ;D  I had immense fun in hers when she wasnt in it.  ;D
The only issue was steep hill starts. Too little revs and it would nearly stall and too many revs resulted in a fifty yard wheel spin like a boy racer.  ;D  Very difficult to catch it just right and this is where the diesel was the much better choice, as it just plodded away at hill starts with no drama.  :y
Our old Rover 25 was like that, but only on Pirelli P6000 tyres, which went out of production.  Next best of all the ones I tried on it were one of the Kuhmos, but they had no feedback, so never sure when its gonna put you in a ditch ;D

Me and said colleague with the Cooper Coupe never, ever raced home from work. Nope, never. Honest guv.  They weren't far off each other really, his just had the edge on acceleration (certainly initial acceleration), I seemed to be a bit more stable hard braking into corners

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General Car Chat / Re: R50 Bini
« on: 13 May 2024, 20:54:21 »
Should add, quite fun to drive.  Although the seats are incompatible with my poor back.
That was a concern, but it's actually pretty reasonable in that respect. Obviously nowhere near as comfortable/adjustable as what we're used to, but it's a very different car.
It's defo an issue for me - 10 miles in a ONE will set my back off for a week, but I know I have long standing issues with my poor back.  My colleague's old Cooper coupe thing was better, but still unsuited - shame, it was a hoot.

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oh yes, and door latches. But they are definitely a service item on JLR. Guaranteed to last beyond (just) the warranty period ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: What has P*ssed you off today?
« on: 13 May 2024, 20:40:47 »
Yodel. I accept delivering to Brackley is hard for many couriers for reasons I can't grasp, but after a week of it not moving from their national hub, accept you've lost it, or give some kind of guess. Not just "it will arrive when it will arrive".

The seller is also gonna get shitty feedback for being so stupid to use Yodel.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Lawnmowers
« on: 13 May 2024, 11:05:59 »
LOL, how spooky is that, I just had to find this thread again, as less than 30s after adding the last post, I've just heard the doris over the road start up her electric mower, and listening to it struggling to cut the grass.

Petrol all the way!

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General Discussion Area / Re: Lawnmowers
« on: 13 May 2024, 11:03:58 »
First cut! the idiot next door has been cutting his for over a month, he cut it on Friday and again today. I think he uses a laser line for the stipes and measures the grass with a Vernier--------
I think I'm on my 6 or 7th cut.  The constant sun-rain-sun-rain has made mine go mental.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Lawnmowers
« on: 13 May 2024, 11:03:02 »
diagnosed correctly as a gunged up carb. I spent 30 on genuine Briggs and Stratton carb kit and service items. It's been right as rain ever since. 
I think knackered diaphrams are common on B&S, as I'm sure YZ250 will testify.  Genuine diaphrams are around a five, for under 20 for the B&S service kit including primer bulb, plug, air filter etc....

...and when you get stuck, phone YZ250 and he'll tell you what you've done wrong ;D

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