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General Discussion Area / Re: Terry Paget
« on: 03 May 2021, 14:15:10 »
Really sorry to hear this. If I'm still able to tinker with cars as enthusiastically at his age I'll be a happy man.

Condolences to his family.

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Omega General Help / Re: Engine and gearbox change 2.6 to 3.2
« on: 03 May 2021, 08:44:03 »
On a fuel injected car there doesn't need to be a venturi and the throttle body is really just an air valve so these items could be made identical across the range of engine size.

I seem to recall there was a change in either the injctor flow rate or fuel pressure so might be work keeping the injectors and fuel rail from the 3.2.

As said, there won't be enough difference in the fuel and ignition maps to warrant the pain of swapping the ECU over so just leave the 2.6 one.

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General Car Chat / Re: Actual cost of producing a car
« on: 02 May 2021, 18:38:28 »
Jaguar are ok, with the exception of F-type, they are the same platforms as Land Rovers, the bigger challenge is nobody is buying saloons:y

Yes, why everybody wants to drive ponderous SUVs these days beats me. :(

Image and ego, lording over you and looking down at you makes those owners feel superior. Doesn't chuffin bother me, as I said crying in my wee low omega with all the range rover owners looking down at me!

.. and outbraking them on the approach to a roundabout and then driving round the inside of them while being hugged tight in my bucket seat makes me feel superior, so we're even. ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Actual cost of producing a car
« on: 02 May 2021, 10:03:31 »
Manufacturers only produce cars to sell finance :-X

Good point. So the models have to appeal to the "Considerably richer than Youww" brigade. :-X

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General Car Chat / Re: Oh dear
« on: 30 April 2021, 07:12:59 »
...She claimed to be an engineer....

Doesn't everyone, these days? >:(

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General Car Chat / Re: Oh dear
« on: 29 April 2021, 21:59:05 »
https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/article-9512583/New-Renault-Dacia-models-speeds-limited-112mph.html

The decision by Volvo - and now Renault - comes as new rules, provisionally agreed by the EU in 2019, could see Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) systems become mandatory for all vehicles sold in Europe from next year.

The Department for Transport say that the UK will also make the same requirements of new models, despite Brexit.


The nanny state should be part of TB's cull. :(

My car has a limiter, but because it has the optional 'speed pack' which originally cost it's first owner 2500, it is set at 186 MPH.

One good thing. Since the remap by Viezu, the soft limiter set at 4000 RPM, is no longer there. :y

So has mine, apparently, but I've no idea how to use it. Good job it doesn't default to on, because it picked up a 10 MPH limit sign in a side road with roadworks at 60 MPH on my commute the other day and kept flashing away at 10 MPH for several miles before it found a NSL sign. ;D
It won't be long before your car is reporting you to the police  ;D
The stories it could tell. :-X

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General Car Chat / Re: Oh dear
« on: 29 April 2021, 19:00:06 »
https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/article-9512583/New-Renault-Dacia-models-speeds-limited-112mph.html

The decision by Volvo - and now Renault - comes as new rules, provisionally agreed by the EU in 2019, could see Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) systems become mandatory for all vehicles sold in Europe from next year.

The Department for Transport say that the UK will also make the same requirements of new models, despite Brexit.


The nanny state should be part of TB's cull. :(

My car has a limiter, but because it has the optional 'speed pack' which originally cost it's first owner 2500, it is set at 186 MPH.

One good thing. Since the remap by Viezu, the soft limiter set at 4000 RPM, is no longer there. :y

So has mine, apparently, but I've no idea how to use it. Good job it doesn't default to on, because it picked up a 10 MPH limit sign in a side road with roadworks at 60 MPH on my commute the other day and kept flashing away at 10 MPH for several miles before it found a NSL sign. ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Actual cost of producing a car
« on: 29 April 2021, 18:54:51 »
Jaguar are ok, with the exception of F-type, they are the same platforms as Land Rovers, the bigger challenge is nobody is buying saloons:y

Yes, why everybody wants to drive ponderous SUVs these days beats me. :(

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General Discussion Area / Re: Carrie's Flat
« on: 28 April 2021, 18:41:10 »
Yes,  a sane person wouldn't throw money at some digs that came with the job, after all.
Unless it was someone else's money. :-X

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General Car Chat / Re: Jaguar XE
« on: 27 April 2021, 19:39:49 »
XE is great to drive.

.....even in 2.0 derv form like the one I had as a loan car.

Petrol is OBVIOUSLY better though. :)

Yep, it's a 4 door MX5 with comfort and refinement.

Bit of a shame to put a tractor donk in one, though. :(

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General Discussion Area / Re: Bye Bye
« on: 24 April 2021, 11:10:28 »
Rear legroom is poor, Barry, but with the back seats down there's plenty of space for camping trips and the like.

Not too bothered about the the rear legroom, there's only two of us.

My thoughts when purchasing the XE. Only time anyone sits there is when they've scrounged a lift, so they can suck it up. ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Chipped!
« on: 23 April 2021, 19:28:08 »
My machine spends the day with about 3 instances of Visual Studio
I believe that is on the verge of going 64bit.  Better late than never, as that could really use the extra memory space.

.. and no doubt it will use the extra memory space as soon as it does. ::)
I wonder if MS have forewarned Intel/AMD that we will soon need x128 to cope with all these 64bit apps ;D

Mad, isn't it?.. and I was trying to shoe-horn an extra boot loader into a machine with 16k of RAM earlier. ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Chipped!
« on: 21 April 2021, 18:28:02 »
My machine spends the day with about 3 instances of Visual Studio
I believe that is on the verge of going 64bit.  Better late than never, as that could really use the extra memory space.

.. and no doubt it will use the extra memory space as soon as it does. ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: GP Surgery
« on: 21 April 2021, 18:26:36 »
So sorry to hear about your brother. I can only hope the care he receives from now on is better and makes his remaining time as comfortable as possible.

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General Discussion Area / Re: European Super League
« on: 20 April 2021, 22:24:55 »
Not sure why this is the main only news story the BBC are covering and government ministers are now wasting their time pontificating over it.

I thought we were in the middle of a pandemic, but apparently a bunch of overgrown schoolboys who haven't evolved from playground games are the most important issue there is. ::)

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