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by steve_earwig
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2470
Views: 180074

Re: and today i have mostly been...

It's a bit quiet in here - is everybody having fun? The kittens turned 8 weeks yesterday so the went for their first vaccination. T'wife joined me for once, there are loads of kittens there and I think she was worried I'd come home with more than I left with... nYH5uOqXnnM Sorry about the shakycam a...
by steve_earwig
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2470
Views: 180074

Re: and today i have mostly been...

So the owners got a double tragedy, that's awful. I know just how they feel too, when we lost Srećko I said I wouldn't be getting any more cats, just rocks (yeah, as if). There's something about cats and roads, they just don't understand how dangerous they are. And, no matter what you have behind ou...
by steve_earwig
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2470
Views: 180074

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I suspect there are plenty of kittens looking for good homes.... All I know is I certainly couldn't afford to have 8 if I was still in the UK :shock: The vid 5VinkEP6FSc A bit shaky I'm afraid. And I really need to learn to shut up. This is the window I was talking about https://i.imgur.com/8H1XjbF....
by steve_earwig
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2470
Views: 180074

Re: and today i have mostly been...

...sorting out a window on the shed. As the weather's gone from wet and cold to bluddy hot and dry, I thought it was abut time I tackled the windows on the shed. I pulled the one this end out yesterday and started stripping it. Then this morning the forecast was thundrstorms - panic! Got it all stri...
by steve_earwig
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Diagnosing AC issue
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: Diagnosing AC issue

I presume they wear out eventually. Not much idea really, usually they don't work because they don't have enough gas, a sensor goes up the swanny or the clutch fails, all of which mean the clutch isn't engaged. a metallic clunk can be heard in the engine compartment and the engine's rpm go up a litt...
by steve_earwig
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Diagnosing AC issue
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: Diagnosing AC issue

The compressor is the lowest gadget (AFAIR) on the drive belt end of the engine. I've never found anything that shows the inside of the later BSI, I don't think they go wrong on those - probably famous last words but I don't think it would even try to engage if the relay was broken. I'd post a wirin...
by steve_earwig
Fri May 24, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: AL4 Auto Box - Anyone performed the Borg Warner Solenoids upgrade?
Replies: 14
Views: 574

Re: AL4 Auto Box - Anyone performed the Borg Warner Solenoids upgrade?

Not sure if it'll be the same but the filter in the Toyota's gearbox is just a screen, it didn't catch any of the (admittedly fine) crap that was floating about in the oil.
by steve_earwig
Wed May 22, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: Welly in the Guinness Book of Records
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: Welly in the Guinness Book of Records

What the have to do next year is line them up in order of power output, so the most powerful car is at them back. Then get them all touching and use the car at the back to push the whole lot... :supafrisk: R Book of Records? Not G? Is that a typo or am I showing my iggnerants? You watch, on the next...
by steve_earwig
Wed May 22, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2470
Views: 180074

Re: and today i have mostly been...

...suffering :( I've stuffed up my back again. How did it happen? Was it carrying those big tubes about to make the stairs? Was it shifting heavy stuff up and down those stairs? Was it digging out tree stumps? Hell no, it was putting a tray of flowering plants in the back of the Yoyo :( And I have a...
by steve_earwig
Wed May 22, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: AL4 Auto Box - Anyone performed the Borg Warner Solenoids upgrade?
Replies: 14
Views: 574

Re: AL4 Auto Box - Anyone performed the Borg Warner Solenoids upgrade?

Can you get any fault codes off of it? We're not too familiar with the auto boxes fitted to 406's here, you'd probably be better off looking at the coupe club, where they're more common. It's probably the solenoids sticking, the fault is flagged because of the difference between expected data and ac...
by steve_earwig
Mon May 20, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?
Replies: 30
Views: 749

Re: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?

Phillips, Verbatim, Robus, Aurora or LAP. I think the only one of those bands I've seen here was Phillips but I think they were in the "holy sh*t, I'm not paying 30 quid for a light bulb!" section. Other than all the "never blood heard of them" brands I've only seen the GE, which are some (probably...
by steve_earwig
Mon May 20, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?
Replies: 30
Views: 749

Re: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?

Just replace the light switches with motion sensors :supafrisk: :supafrisk:
by steve_earwig
Mon May 20, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?
Replies: 30
Views: 749

Re: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?

Btw if anyone wants any incandescents, the local supermarket here still has them :supafrisk:
by steve_earwig
Mon May 20, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?
Replies: 30
Views: 749

Re: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?

I was hoping for a way to tell before actually buying them. Ok, I'll go along with them being more efficient but not as efficient as advertised, plus they're not exactly cheap to begin with and don't seem to last all that long (even the GE marked ones, which turn out not to be anything to do with Ge...
by steve_earwig
Mon May 20, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?
Replies: 30
Views: 749

Re: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?

Most quality, branded domestic LED lamps will have measured in the internal circuitry to correct this power factor. I don't think it's just led bulbs we have to worry about, there's just been a hell of a lot of them sold on the "this'll save you a packet" boast. Is there actually any way of telling...