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by steve_earwig
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Oil extractor question
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: Oil extractor question

Ah well, I didn't even look at them 'cos the only liquid I need to pump around these days is rainwater, and I already have some pretty good pumps for that.
by steve_earwig
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Oil extractor question
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: Oil extractor question

Pela 600, Mitivac, I'm seeing all sorts tested and approved but it's mostly Yank stuff unfortunately. I've also seeing those little fluid transfer pumps being used for it, the sort of thing that was in Lidl a couple of weeks back... :?
by steve_earwig
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2846
Views: 302734

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I, on the other hand, am perfectly capable of doing sod all, just can't seem to stop feeling guilty if I do. :? Me too, although I seem to have the reputation for being hard-working :lol: One thing that keeps me going is the thought that if I don't do it now I'll have to do it later, when I perhaps...
by steve_earwig
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2846
Views: 302734

Re: and today i have mostly been...

My wife feeds him the odd half a can of lager (blurgh!) but whiskey? No. He says he was drunk once, when he was doing his national service in the RAF, but he couldn't see much appeal to it and never did it again.
by steve_earwig
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Domestic Lighting cable sizing
Replies: 11
Views: 272

Re: Domestic Lighting cable sizing

Bailes1992 wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:26 am I suspect that's because they're using fine stranded cables.
You'd think so but no. :?
by steve_earwig
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2846
Views: 302734

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Sadly the badge fell off the front :( Don't worry, I have a hot glue gun.... I have some news. Or some new mews... I didn't want to post about it before because it seemed to soon after Welly's stolen pussy cat but I'm thinking maybe it'll be ok now: We have 2 new kittens, bringing our feline total u...
by steve_earwig
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Domestic Lighting cable sizing
Replies: 11
Views: 272

Re: Domestic Lighting cable sizing

I've remembered now, the sparkies here crimp ferrules on the wires, then crank 'em down. Yes, one more potential poor connection/fire risk...
by steve_earwig
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Domestic Lighting cable sizing
Replies: 11
Views: 272

Re: Domestic Lighting cable sizing

It do make sense for the fuse to be the weakest link (ho ho), rather than the wire turning into a heating element.
by steve_earwig
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Domestic Lighting cable sizing
Replies: 11
Views: 272

Re: Domestic Lighting cable sizing

They do that here, a good fitting screwdriver and give it some. I'm always surprised they don't sheer the screws off. A quick check of screwfix... 1.0mm twin 'n' earth is as low as it goes (at the moment). Lighting always used to be 1.0, I'm not sure where they get this 1.5 malarkey but it's all tha...
by steve_earwig
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: MOT failed need part advice
Replies: 18
Views: 550

Re: MOT failed need part advice

dirtydirtydiesel wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:43 pm Steve, my tester mark's the failed part's with a yellow paint pen.
That sounds like a great idea, unless it's a part you can only see with the car up on a lift... :supafrisk:
by steve_earwig
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: MOT failed need part advice
Replies: 18
Views: 550

Re: MOT failed need part advice

The antirollbar link is plastc (I think) and has a balljoint each end, we can't look up the parts diagrams any more so I can't tell you the proper name for the other link but it controls track (& trace?) and camber. A quick search later... yeah, there are loads of sites listing it as the antirollbar...
by steve_earwig
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: MOT failed need part advice
Replies: 18
Views: 550

Re: MOT failed need part advice

Toe arm, track arm, link arm, I dunno what it's called but I wouldn't have said upper ball joint :?

Wasn't there some issue with obtaining the adjustment gubbins?
by steve_earwig
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: MOT failed need part advice
Replies: 18
Views: 550

Re: MOT failed need part advice

Upper ball joint? There are bushes but no ball joints, unless it's the anti roll bar link, or there's one in the end of the track arm :?
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by steve_earwig
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 213
Views: 57478

Re: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s

Shirley if they've owned it that long and a quick googlage to this here establishment would have that sorted pronto - why mention in it the add? That long? His other stuff makes him look like a scrappy. The fact that he "thinks" it's "possibly" the wiring to the passenger seat probably means either...
by steve_earwig
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 213
Views: 57478

Re: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s

Oh no, not another HDi 90 Rapist :roll: Oh, but it isn't! 8) 1998 S reg Peugeot 406 3.0 V6 Auto 43k 1 owner full MOT https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/lBkAAOSwS5tfgrjX/s-l1600.jpg Ahhhh, no - it's an automatic!! :shock: :shock: :shock: Run for your life's! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: it doe...