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General Discussion Area / Re: Net Zero
« on: Today at 11:57:48 »
The electric arc furnace is primarily for recycling steel, not making it, so effectively Port Talbot will cease to produce steel. Hence the job losses as no coking plants needed and a much simpler/smaller process

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General Car Chat / Re: Heavy Oil Stain
« on: 15 September 2023, 08:35:47 »
Nothing will remove it all as Concrete is porous and it soaks in, cement may pull a lot of it out

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 12 September 2023, 17:37:08 »
Interesting solution, not seen those before  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Zafira Tourer engine choices
« on: 07 September 2023, 13:09:17 »
Trouble is, as soon as you go van base you lose a hell of a lot of the everyday use refinement

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General Car Chat / Re: Zafira Tourer engine choices
« on: 07 September 2023, 08:15:09 »
2.0 CDTi is the F40 box and not the M32 so fewer issues (although I put 197k hard miles miles on an M32 with the 1.9 CDti and had no issues and that was the unmodified box, it did get 50k oil changes)  and the later updates have made big improvements to the M32, I personally wouldn't be avoiding them.

The 1.4T is acceptable, more so than I would have expected.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Any saddos on overnight?
« on: 04 September 2023, 08:01:49 »
It was timing out at 7.05am

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General Discussion Area / Re: RAAC building concrete
« on: 01 September 2023, 13:24:05 »
Its the usual media flap.

RAAC is a very good structural solution but, like everything, it needs to be looked after. The major issue is maintenance, if its kept dry and was manufactured and installed correctly in the first place, it can last a very very long time. What is being seen is leaking flat roofs (its often used to create structural roof panels and beams as its very strong and also a fraction of the weight of the equivalent concrete) corroding the structural steel rods and blowing the RAAC, there have also been cases where the form was manufactured wrong or installed wrongly (upside down!).

So in summary, its less tolerant to poor maintenance, manufacture and installation.........and that is what we are seeing now.

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General Car Chat / Re: The engineering that went into this......
« on: 31 August 2023, 12:35:55 »
If I dropped a lottery win than an XJR-15 would be at the top of the shopping list.

Probably an XJ220 as well, plus a project 7.

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General Car Chat / Re: V8 engines to return to AMG Mercs.
« on: 24 August 2023, 15:57:52 »
https://youtu.be/rXhQZUZPw7k?feature=shared

This is how a car should sound.

Jag V8. :y

Only possible with a super charger, and to a lesser extent, NA engines. Turbos remove to much energy from the exhaust  >:D

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 24 August 2023, 08:09:32 »
The fronts on the F-type are about 200 for a top brand, rears are 300

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General Car Chat / Re: V8 engines to return to AMG Mercs.
« on: 24 August 2023, 08:02:01 »
Oh, a partial story.

I am guessing this only applies to the C and E class as its still available in the higher end models, it would be good news as the shockingly shit over boosted four pot they have been peddling is far to highly strung and crap on power delivery.

I just wish Merc could make a chassis to match the power plant, that said I guess you could buy an Aston in that case.


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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 21 August 2023, 16:47:21 »
Received a little girlie motor yesterday for the daughter, who starts driving in October. Need time to get it to my standards and go over it fully.

Been nice working on a car again.
a) Jesus I feel old now
b) Thanks for the warning, I'll avoid West Bridgfordshire for a year ;D

I felt old when he mentioned the apprentice popping over in his Evoque ( or whatever it is) I had the thought that this was probably the little lad who was making all the noise in the background of the cambelt DVD.  ;D


It is.......and he's now 19  ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 21 August 2023, 14:40:25 »
Received a little girlie motor yesterday for the daughter, who starts driving in October. Need time to get it to my standards and go over it fully.

Been nice working on a car again.
Instead of the mobile computers that your company produce?

A few less computers, but still very computer dependent  ;) (has many Astra parts!)

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 21 August 2023, 14:39:47 »
Received a little girlie motor yesterday for the daughter, who starts driving in October. Need time to get it to my standards and go over it fully.

Been nice working on a car again.
a) Jesus I feel old now
b) Thanks for the warning, I'll avoid West Bridgfordshire for a year ;D

Yes, old indeed!

A very girlie Vauxhall in this case.......very very girlie! :-\

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 21 August 2023, 11:40:47 »
Received a little girlie motor yesterday for the daughter, who starts driving in October. Need time to get it to my standards and go over it fully.

Been nice working on a car again.

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