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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #45 on: 29 March 2021, 23:51:17 »

Judicious use of wheel dollies and a winch from some of Nick Ws recollections ;)


only after several phone calls to convince the owner that their breakdown cover doesn't pay the 100 for the use of a pair of skates. Which most of our trucks didn't carry. Skates are considered specialist equipment, as is winching an immobile car.


There are two common types of skates: four independently steerable wheels, or two fixed and two steerable. The first become utterly unpredictable as soon as you apply some pull, and the second break at that point. If you do get skates as far as the end of the bed, it will swipe the wheels off the skate. I hate the bloody things.


I still like the old-school use of a plastic wheeltrim under each locked wheel :y


Always park your car with the front wheels straight. This reduces the load on the steering lock(do try not to apply it), and if for some reason the key doesn't work will make winching the car a lot more feasible. If they are turned, you'll be paying another 100 for a second pair of skates. Extensive swearing is included in the price....
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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #46 on: 29 March 2021, 23:54:15 »

Impressive 8)


it's got broken in the corner of the workshop written all over it.
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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #47 on: 30 March 2021, 00:26:35 »

Perhaps, and I wonder how it would cope if the car was the other way around...  :-\
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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #48 on: 30 March 2021, 08:22:29 »

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I still like the old-school use of a plastic wheeltrim under each locked wheel :y

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I'll remember that .... keep it simple etc  :y
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« Reply #49 on: 30 March 2021, 08:23:58 »

Perhaps, and I wonder how it would cope if the car was the other way around...  :-\

or if the car was a taller 4x4 ... there wasn't much room left above it  :-\
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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #50 on: 30 March 2021, 09:00:12 »

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I still like the old-school use of a plastic wheeltrim under each locked wheel :y

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I'll remember that .... keep it simple etc  :y


I've nothing against complicated if it works better. Skates are meant to move immobile vehicles small distances in smooth floors, they're not good at loading them onto ramps or trucks.


A couple of wheeltrims works better for that, and saves you having to buy 40 worth of castors every couple of times you use skates.


Getting cars out of car parks, garages etc  is always interesting. If you're doing that because of lost keys, then a locksmith is less work, less chance of damaging the car, usually quicker and cheaper. And it actually solves the problem rather than the symptom.
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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #51 on: 02 April 2021, 19:32:33 »

NOCO Boost XL GB50 1500 Amp 12-Volt UltraSafe Portable Lithium Jump Starter

Found them on Amazon & Halfords for 145

Decided to go for it when credit card resets (gives me nearly 60 days credit)  deccided on the hard wire kit as well.

Whilst monitoring it went out of stock at Amazon, then became available for 122.51 and went back out of stock.

So who bought them all? :D :D :D
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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #52 on: 04 April 2021, 13:04:34 »

NOCO Boost XL GB50 1500 Amp 12-Volt UltraSafe Portable Lithium Jump Starter

Found them on Amazon & Halfords for 145

Decided to go for it when credit card resets (gives me nearly 60 days credit)  deccided on the hard wire kit as well.

Whilst monitoring it went out of stock at Amazon, then became available for 122.51 and went back out of stock.

So who bought them all? :D :D :D
Maybe the stock is a bit north of Suez. On the Great Bitter Lake, pending completion of the inspection of the Ever Given.
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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #53 on: 05 April 2021, 20:50:34 »

Quick question

Anyone know the bolt diameter on the battery terminal clamps .

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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #54 on: 05 April 2021, 21:15:28 »

Quick question

Anyone know the bolt diameter on the battery terminal clamps .

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It's been a while since I've ben under an Omega bonnet, but pretty sure they're M6 ..... (10mm spanner to remove them)
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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #55 on: 05 April 2021, 21:42:08 »

M6, just like millions of other battery clamps.
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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #56 on: 05 April 2021, 21:51:22 »

M6, just like millions of other battery clamps.

but M8s are not unheard of  ;)
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Re: Jump Start Booster
« Reply #57 on: 05 April 2021, 22:32:02 »

Cheers, From memory I thought they were M6 :y
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