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by steve_earwig
Thu May 24, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2060
Views: 109546

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I don't think our cats would take on a pigeon, they'd need to work together and they have as much "pack instinct" as a flock of vampires. I've had to clear up many a dead mouse or sparrow in that condition - wrap in 4-ply of kitchen roll and bin, at that size the details are too small to worry about...
by steve_earwig
Thu May 24, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GDPR emails
Replies: 2
Views: 17

Re: GDPR emails

I've had loads of them, I've no idea if they're important and the only time I tried to follow one (credit card co. so maybe important) the link didn't work. And I'm not keen on following links found in emails, they could be bogus :shock:
by steve_earwig
Thu May 24, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2060
Views: 109546

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I suspect the price of timber here is "probably" cheaper than steel (a common saying here is if the Croats moved to the Sahara Desert the price of sand would go up) but I'll have to investigate as and when. Interesting though, must Gurgle some images.... So, now I have to admit to being a bit of a t...
by steve_earwig
Thu May 24, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Remote locking ceased
Replies: 5
Views: 60

Re: Remote locking ceased

That's a result! :cheesy:

I think it was Doggy (apologies if it wasn't) had some problems hooking up PP to a car, turned out to be a blown fuse. I think PP is your best bet anyway, Loosing central locking after a battery misdemeanour is common.
by steve_earwig
Sun May 20, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Add comfort module
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Add comfort module

I seem to recall a long while back over on the coupe club they found that it could be activated on early D9's but on later cars a lump of electronics had to be added. I think they cribbed it from Passion (the French 406 OC)
by steve_earwig
Thu May 17, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: 406 HPi
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: 406 HPi

Must be worth a check, even if they look ok you could power down and do the disconnect/reconnect thing (aka reseat the connectors) while you've got the carpets up.

Wonder if it'd be worth doing that to the BSI, ECU and anything else that takes your fancy (yes, I know nothing :oops: )
by steve_earwig
Thu May 17, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2060
Views: 109546

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Time for an update? No? I don't care :P I've stripped the ceiling/floor boards out https://i.imgur.com/Oel67gi.jpg Another dirty, disgusting job. The boards here seem to be unused spares for the pigsty, they're so heavy all I can do is slide them about and roll them. Sadly they're propeller-shaped. ...
by steve_earwig
Wed May 16, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Steel Wheel Bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 616

Re: Steel Wheel Bolts

Burger me, I need to go on a diet :shock:
by steve_earwig
Tue May 15, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Steel Wheel Bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 616

Re: Steel Wheel Bolts

Conversely... I meant to post on this thread but it looked like it had been resolved. I ran steel wheels on my winter tyres using alloy wheel bolts, the taper is different, however I covered many thousands of kilometers with them and these were even on the car when I drove it to the UK. I was warned...
by steve_earwig
Fri May 11, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2060
Views: 109546

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I suspect they'd be cleaner from the Mary Rose, these are saturated with pig effluent. I've just been looking at them with Miloš. Mrs. Even she's convinced they have no use. I thought maybe the dust under them would be good for the garden, so I stuck some in a pot with some tomato seeds. One has fin...
by steve_earwig
Thu May 10, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2060
Views: 109546

Re: and today i have mostly been...

The pigsty is empty! Finally... https://i.imgur.com/5xygrIG.jpg https://i.imgur.com/bkT58Hp.jpg https://i.imgur.com/hbe6cju.jpg https://i.imgur.com/bMU9jhQ.jpg Floorboards from inside https://i.imgur.com/AOQwExu.jpg They were massivly heavy, even half rotten, so I think I know what they started out ...
by steve_earwig
Thu May 10, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The BMW recall
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: The BMW recall

There's something similar with the Exploder, Ford decided that the best way to cure instability was to increase tyre pressures, with the result that tyres explode on the highway and people died. Ford are blaming the tyres. Also the Ranger which, if taken off road, collects grass around the cat, whic...
by steve_earwig
Thu May 10, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Replace driver's seat
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: Replace driver's seat

Hi there, welcome :cheesy: I've put the electric seats from a RHD 406 into my old LHD, so I know they go, the only thing I don't know about on your mechanical (presumably) seat is if the seat height adjustment will transfer over. I suspect it will but you'll have to have a look to make sure. Will th...
by steve_earwig
Thu May 10, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The BMW recall
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: The BMW recall

It's nothing new, I had an ashtray recalled (slight possibility of water running into brake master cylinder reservoir) and it was at least 10 years old, the yoyo was just recalled (for the Takata airbag fiasco) and that's just turned 10, so I don't think it's anything out of the ordinary. I think, a...
by steve_earwig
Wed May 09, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2060
Views: 109546

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Is Ka ever going to be worth money? It took Mk1 Escorts what, 30 years? Can you sit on it for that long? Or were you planning on using it after that time? :? I meant I've not seen a tick 'in the flesh' as it were (see what I did there?) :cheesy: I've seen far too many :( I have to smile when you wri...