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Trouble with using that consumer relay delay feed (which I think the rear ciggy socket is off it) is its live for 10mins after the ignition is switched off.

If its pulling 10+ amps, thats pulling a fair chunk from the battery every time you switch off the engine.  You should be fine with it, but just keep that in mind :y
The cooler would be unplugged at switchoff, surely?
Its unclear what the OP was doing with the cooler, and whether or not it was semi permenetent, or used once in a blue moon.

Hence the warnings ;).  If wired through a relay thats energised by the consumer delay relay, then it remains powered up for 10 mins after the ignition is off.

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Omega General Help / Re: Performance air filter
« on: Today at 19:21:05 »
Let's face it, although quick for their day (3.0 and 3.2) they are no racing car. And are not the best at going around corners, esp. with their fussy suspension set up.
Unless you get it sorted.  My beloved bullet was a smidgen over 7s to 60, and was so firmly planted it gave you the confidence to always take it to the limits of its capabilities.

There are much faster cars, but the Omega remains quicker and better handling than the majority of cars (using a current Focus/Astra/i40 as an average car).


Shame my current Omega has the crappy 3.2 engine, and I just can't sort the handling on it for some reason ;D
The omega was about 40 grand in today's money, so those three aren't really a fair comparison.
True, but most of mine still represent some of the cheapest cars I've ever bought.  Even the last 2nd hand Astra I ever bought back in the early 90s cost a damn sight more than any Omega I ever bought ;D.

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Omega General Help / Re: Performance air filter
« on: Today at 19:15:15 »
Good to here the OP is going back to the standard air filter setup, which we've proved repeatedly is better than the so-called performance options. Even when the performance ones are fitted correctly (separating the filter from the main under bonnet area, and improving the cold air feed to it).

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Omega General Help / Re: Performance air filter
« on: Today at 19:13:06 »
Let's face it, although quick for their day (3.0 and 3.2) they are no racing car. And are not the best at going around corners, esp. with their fussy suspension set up.
Unless you get it sorted.  My beloved bullet was a smidgen over 7s to 60, and was so firmly planted it gave you the confidence to always take it to the limits of its capabilities.

There are much faster cars, but the Omega remains quicker and better handling than the majority of cars (using a current Focus/Astra/i40 as an average car).


Shame my current Omega has the crappy 3.2 engine, and I just can't sort the handling on it for some reason ;D

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Trouble with using that consumer relay delay feed (which I think the rear ciggy socket is off it) is its live for 10mins after the ignition is switched off.

If its pulling 10+ amps, thats pulling a fair chunk from the battery every time you switch off the engine.  You should be fine with it, but just keep that in mind :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Spraying costs
« on: Today at 19:00:50 »
I haven't got a sunroof.  ;D
One can be arranged. I have a tin opener.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Can Saturday telly ...
« on: Today at 18:58:58 »
It is so bad that I use whatever TV time I have to catch up on history channels like PBS America (CH91) and Yesterday (CH25).

Really good they are but as for the main channels, I agree they are almost unwatchable. :( :(
Can't be dealing with the American channels, as they are made for people even more thick that the average British viewer, so take dumbing down to way beyond BBC levels.

Plus, been for the Sherman market with ad breaks every 10 minutes, nothing is actually learnt in an hour long programme, as every 6 minutes, we have to have a recap of the pre ad section, and then look forward to what will be later in the programme. By the time that recap is complete, its time for another ad break, and the whole thing repeats.

The Nazi Channel (Yesterday) has good, if dumbed down, programmes. But there are limits to how many times I can watch about the abandoned Goat Canyon Trestle bridge...

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Went for a ride around the north Cotswolds earlier today, for no other reason than to go for a ride.

Had 4 seasons in about 10 miles, the weather is berserk ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Spraying costs
« on: Today at 18:49:37 »
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TB...if you read this, have you any experience of sprayers in Brackley. :)
'Fraid not. ....

This surprises me, I thought you were the man for spraying things around Brackley, .............. like gas cylinders, garage doors etc.   ;) ::)
Thame is within the blast radius, so be mindful what you say Mr YZ :P

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15amps??? Is it a compressor fridge or a cool-box,, the only time them cool-boxes draw 15amps is when you set them to heat, the standard fag lighter in the back are sufficient for a cool- box, if it's a compressor fridge, then I would be looking to run direct from battery.
The Peltier cooler ones pull big currents, and most are Peltier ones now as cheap and easy to make.


My convection fridge I use for camping - the type that can run from 12v, 240v or gas - is about 60W on electric, so around 5A, and runnable off a ciggy socket.

15A is probably beyond most ciggy plugs (a quick squint around the electronics retailers seem to put them around 10A max, and beyond that they are liable to heat up and soften), though I notice the OP is using a proprietary plug.


Personally, I think, for a constant 15A, I would run a separate supply through one of the 80A fused supplies, with an (accessible) inline 15A fuse, and through a relay thats energised when the car is running only....    ....look at HRW circuit for how this is achieved.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Can Saturday telly ...
« on: Today at 10:24:12 »
It used to be the highlight of the week , now it's just dross
I think, rather than blame the schedulers, we all have to take a look at ourselves and decide where the blame is.  After all, it is our generation that bred the millennials who are fixated on celebrity shag house and all the reality shite.

Its a reflection on UK society. Our society. What we created.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Second jab
« on: 09 April 2021, 18:39:11 »
Suspect it will be a few weeks before I get my 2nd.  Given we were booked in around 10 miles away (nearest we could book), but got called in early to local doctors as they had some spare, I'm half expecting the NHS to cock it up.  But I congratulate them completely for what they have achieved.

No idea what one I had.  Some pretty young thing just gave me a little prick.....

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General Discussion Area / Re: Reclaiming my identity
« on: 09 April 2021, 18:34:33 »
Seems like a long sentence..... Did you get time off for good behaviour Tony?  ???  ;D
The stench has finally subsided ;D
I reckon I could smell it from here ;D


I bumped in to Mrs Terbs the other day, outside the chip shop, and I got the impression that Terbert isn't fully forgiven yet ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Spraying costs
« on: 09 April 2021, 18:30:51 »
Glad you said that......I had it in my own mind it probably would be about 500. Based on that, I shall see if I can get a quote. Had you said around a thousand, I would not bother.
TB...if you read this, have you any experience of sprayers in Brackley. :)
'Fraid not.  My man was hard to pin down, but has since moved jobs making private jobs more challenging.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Online Shoping Sites
« on: 08 April 2021, 18:20:03 »
My last dispute with egay I'm having to wait the 10 days for seller to respond.

Seein as none of the tracking numbers show its been dispatched, and seller responds in 10 minutes when asking questions from another Ebay account I have, I suspect they will respond at the last possible moment, so they've had my money for best part of a month, with no intention of ever sending it out.

self-abusers. All of them.

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