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General Discussion Area / Trump
« on: 14 April 2020, 23:52:20 »
Got to be the strangest press conference ever.

General Car Chat / MOT failure listings by vehicle.
« on: 24 June 2019, 17:55:45 »
Someone posted a link (Think it was on here) which showed the mot failures of each vehicle by manufacturer and model.

I thought it was a handy website for assessing future vehicle purchases but forgot to add it to my favorites.

Anyone remember where it is?

Internet is great, but if you want cold hard facts regarding common vehicle problems, this site was ideal.

General Car Chat / aluminium parts and steel bolts.
« on: 27 January 2018, 12:15:06 »
Is there a magic way to get steel bolts out of aluminium castings?

More and more cars are fitting aluminium suspension parts, the white powder corrosion seems to lock the bolts in mega tight.

Any suggestions?

General Discussion Area / Barclays
« on: 23 July 2017, 11:59:55 »
Cant remember the bank having ever a total shut down for 24hours before.

Last available access details were yesterday at 4pm

General Car Chat / toureg 2.5tdi
« on: 15 July 2017, 17:50:05 »
What they like?

In paricular 2005 year.
I done brakes all round 10 years ago and the parts were at the time 500 quid and vw only.


General Discussion Area / board games
« on: 11 July 2017, 19:42:14 »
Walked past the lads room to find them strangely quite. No Netflixs film blasting out, or furious keyboard tapping while playing an on line game.
They'd found a 20 yr old chess set with all the pieces!

General Discussion Area / Tennis
« on: 11 July 2017, 18:55:58 »
Someone left the womens tennis on the telly.

Good match, I need a cold shower too ;D

General Discussion Area / jaguar diagnostics
« on: 10 July 2017, 21:54:23 »
As a few members now have them, i was wondering if they have purchased any diagnostic equipment and if so what?

(should of gone in car chat ::)

General Car Chat / Energy storage
« on: 28 June 2017, 16:41:00 »
Been trying restore some life into a "new" but stood for a while leisure battery.

While on the tinternet doing a bit of light reading, did you know the lead acid battery was invented way back in 1859!

Has no one honestly not came up yet with a new method of energy storage thats small , lightweight and compact?

General Car Chat / stop start technology
« on: 26 June 2017, 20:36:15 »
After driving one today, I decided to look up the benefits.

As the engine is stationary and not running, this reduces the CO2 emissions and as such reduces the vehicle excise duty.

As i only use my 3.0 omega once a week to get the shopping in, im due a VED tax rebate. :y

Test Zone / key fob repair
« on: 26 June 2017, 18:43:10 »
Easy enough to do with a soldering iron of some description and a steady hand.

First get yourself a repair kit or two from China for a princely sum of 2 each.

A pair tweezers or a cheap phone repair kit will come in handy for handling the switches.

Inside the kit you'll get three micro switches and a hard shell case.

First pop the key blade and horseshoe shaped section away from the buttons.

Theres a little square flat lug section on the back of the key.

NOTE: Don't loose the little square block attached to the horseshoe shaped plastic, this is the immobilizer chip.

Split the button casing to expose the three micro switches and circuit board.

Circuit board is held in with some little plastic lugs on one edge, gently prise it away from the case.

The switches are "surface soldered" if thats the correct phrase. Soldered on the side you see , two lugs either side of the switch and not on the underside.

Use your tweezers to apply slight pressure to the underside of the switch as you heat the solder. Once one side of the micro switch has separated and lifted , do the other side of the switch.

The new switch can be positioned using your tweezers, there should be enough solder remaining to heat the switch lug and make a good connection.

Plenty of soldering tips online. I used a bit of "solder removal flux" to tidy and prep.

As they say, once the new switches are fitted, reassemble in reverse order.

(the eagle eyed will spot i removed the battery holder, but this isn't necessary  )

Omega General Help / Windscreen /Windshield.
« on: 20 June 2017, 14:03:56 »

Had the usual crack from the lower drivers corner which is now spreading up the A post.

Question is:

1. Is there different types?

2:Do i need any bit of trim before getting it done?

3: Is there variations in quality?

The reason for question 3 is that i usually use a local company, but as the last few i seen after time have either leaked or seem to chip really easily.

(There is no insurance provision.)

General Discussion Area / container ship handbrake turn?
« on: 17 June 2017, 18:40:59 »

What occurred here?

Busy shipping lane and a state of the art warship.

General Car Chat / power loss and age.
« on: 03 February 2017, 22:18:03 »
(general car chat section)

Nipper missed his lift to work today and needed a lift to the train station pronto.

Powering up the hill with only one passenger, i was suprised to find a 16 plate fiesta not disappearing in the rear view mirror as quick as normal.

Didn't look that sporty?

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