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by steve_earwig
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: RC lock/unlock
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: RC lock/unlock

I'm not sure if it would make a difference if it was locked but my mate got nicked when he left his car running while he popped into a newsagents to buy a paper. I think that's pretty standard, the remote locks don't even work on the Toyotter if the other key's just in the ignition lock. You can loc...
by steve_earwig
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 'stricter' MOTs...
Replies: 36
Views: 10367

Re: New 'stricter' MOTs...

I've just seen why that document has so many pages, I didn't realise it was car-specific :frown: Now your post makes more sense (sorry), the numbers are the same across all petrol 406's because they were all manufactured when that was the emissions standard they had to pass. Nobody has ever come on ...
by steve_earwig
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 'stricter' MOTs...
Replies: 36
Views: 10367

Re: New 'stricter' MOTs...

Meh, old thread, new thread, it doesn't really matter. That document has 261 pages! :shock: That's probably on purpose you know. As far as I know the limits depend on year of manufacture and what the expectations were at the time (if any), newer cars are, what? Euro 6? There's no way a 20+ year old ...
by steve_earwig
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2864
Views: 363119

Re: and today i have mostly been...

And a happy new year to you young man! Blimey, we're already 2 weeks in, it'll soon be christmas... Gales sound like fun, especially up on the roof in a hurricane. Bin there, standing outside on a window ledge trying to stop an overflowing gutter pouring water in the house. It wasn't even my house, ...
by steve_earwig
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Power Steering Failing
Replies: 19
Views: 386

Re: Power Steering Failing

Nope. Just mjb complaining about his being too light :( Seems like they fail light? Don't know, apparently pulling the fuse should stop them being light but I can't actually find one in any of the diagrams I've got :evil: Looking on Petrila it's run by the engine ecu (so no fuse then), pressure swit...
by steve_earwig
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Power Steering Failing
Replies: 19
Views: 386

Re: Power Steering Failing

I'm afraid he already tried that (first post). We did have a thread a long time back (JamesXCVBNM?) where the variable ps had gone up the swannie. I'll have a search...
by steve_earwig
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Power Steering Failing
Replies: 19
Views: 386

Re: Power Steering Failing

Tricky. An executive could have it, I could have told you once but PSA decided that it was better if we didn't know :(
by steve_earwig
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Power Steering Failing
Replies: 19
Views: 386

Re: Power Steering Failing

Some of the high trim levels have variable rate power steering, maybe if yours has it that could be up the creek. Also a frozen ball joint could also make the steering heavy.
by steve_earwig
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2864
Views: 363119

Re: and today i have mostly been...

At least they didn't print it in tiny black text on a dark red background :evil: :evil: :evil: My dad enjoys it when he goes to the quack for something, only to be told it's normal. For someone of his age. :( I ain't far behind you there and I'm really beginning to get the message that I'm over the ...
by steve_earwig
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2864
Views: 363119

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Soooo, anybody about? I got an update, albeit a small one. Another strong earthquake yesterday, mag 5.0 down by Petrinja again (2 buildings fell down there but no injuries this time). Here the lights were swinging about, the floor moving from side to side and the house making a rumbling noise. So we...
by steve_earwig
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2864
Views: 363119

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Thanks! :cheesy: It's definitely not an old cesspit (thems is wide and nothing like as deep), we took a sample (old tin on a string) and it's clear as, didn't even leave much behind when we boiled some (unlike the mains water we tried :roll: ). Sadly t'wife says there's no way she's drinking it what...
by steve_earwig
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2864
Views: 363119

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Have pm'd him, although I suspect the 406oc doesn't have his email 'cos his profile page didn't offer it. I could probably do better than to sit in a computer chair with a spring in it, every time I move it bounces a little... :shock: I can't help noticing that, although the earthquakes are weaker, ...
by steve_earwig
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2864
Views: 363119

Re: and today i have mostly been...

We're fine thankyou! :cheesy: The one at 6:15 this morning woke me up and I could hear the house rumbling, but it wasn't anything like as strong as yesterday's and by the time I'd come to my senses it was over anyway. We've been feeling the occasional one all day but I then feel like the ground's sh...
by steve_earwig
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2864
Views: 363119

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Ta :cheesy: Felt in Zagreb? It damaged buildings in Zagreb, it was felt in Vienna! Petrinja is SWS of Zagreb, we're SE of Zagreb about 50km from there, no damage that I can see but it gave us quite a shaking. Oh yes, the big pile of old roof tiles from the shed fell over, oh dear. My cousin asked if...
by steve_earwig
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2864
Views: 363119

Re: and today i have mostly been...

...wobbling about and running outside. Ha ha ha, you missed me :cheesy: