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Forum: The Library Café Yesterday, 07:48 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Really hope you get the help you need setting the phone up Ginny. I remember we had a lot of trouble getting one for my father a few years ago. I just couldn't seem to get across to anyone that he...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 22 2021, 06:40 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Originally yes - sadly in these days of GDPR they won't release any data whatsoever. You used to be able to send in a form and a fee and they would send you a copy of every bit of data they held for...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 21 2021, 07:22 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Don't worry Ginny, you'll get the hang of it. Know we'd all happily try to lend a hand if we were closer. I for one really look forward to you getting more comfortable with the hardware and...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 20 2021, 03:58 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Just as a bit of background to the "thermal incident" during the trip home, this is the highest the temperature gauge ever seems to get to, in stop/start town traffic today with 30C ambient...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 19 2021, 09:04 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Out briefly today...think I saw maybe two other people wearing masks. I give it a fortnight before we're back in lockdown.

-- -- --

Little very mild tinkering before I went out to run some...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 19 2021, 07:03 AM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

As of midnight our insane collection of idiots who claim to be a government went ahead with their decision to remove all COVID restrictions...despite us *alread* being on track to have more daily new...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 18 2021, 07:55 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

386 miles later she is safely home.

https://i.ibb.co/zQgZKpf/IMG-20210718-191635.jpg (https://ibb.co/DzFQ3hK)

So, so nearly made it without incident. We made really good time, after two checks...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 17 2021, 05:21 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Had a relatively uneventful trip up north today despite some really odd spots of heavy traffic. Managed to arrive within 30 minutes of our target time though.

To collect this.
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Forum: The Library Café Jul 16 2021, 06:30 AM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Great to hear there's recognition there that she's due a raise for working a different position. Definitely sounds a world apart from where she was before!
Forum: The Library Café Jul 14 2021, 11:23 AM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Why yes, I did just do a Costco run by Invacar.

https://i.ibb.co/L9zB2K4/IMG-20210714-144330.jpg (https://ibb.co/NW6fHRw)

Only a small one admittedly and 95% of it for other people, but...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 13 2021, 06:47 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Over the weekend we were helping a friend move out of their house (not moving, but they're having a wholesale renovation done) so didn't have much opportunity to do anything - and am now quite broken...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 9 2021, 08:29 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Yeah, places are dropping restrictions here left right and centre, they're talking about removing them all soon - despite the numbers and the advisors all showing this is a bad idea. Will be a long...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 5 2021, 07:38 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

New oil pressure switch has been fitted to TPA.

https://i.ibb.co/mtxct9p/IMG-20210705-161748.jpg (https://ibb.co/Np4yp9R)

Sadly this hasn't fixed the oil leak (well, it's helped) as precisely...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 5 2021, 07:20 AM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Never mind cracked...a chip or scratch in the driver's line of sight is a fail - as is anything like an air freshener hanging from the rear view mirror. As is basically any structural rust...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 1 2021, 07:48 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: I love the message board format!

I absolutely agree...I really prefer forums like this where the interface doesn't try to be too clever.

One of the others I frequent has the most recent PhpBB software and the editor on there...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 30 2021, 09:00 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Having managed to fall off my bike in a moment of stupidity a couple of days ago, I'm becoming increasingly convinced that I've cracked rather than bruised at least one of my ribs. I am *really*...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 29 2021, 06:07 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Managed to actually catch the alternator on the Jag in its non charging state today which is brilliant as it let me check a couple of things.

Most notably that I have confirmed that when it's...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 28 2021, 07:01 AM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Assuming it was running fine when parked up and is cranking over normally my money would be on either the crankshaft/camshaft position sensors having packed up. Without those the ECU doesn't know...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 22 2021, 06:00 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Really would be nice to get out somewhere to grab some more interesting photos one day...

https://i.ibb.co/XXJtH8c/IMG-20210622-152644-2.jpg (https://ibb.co/xh56ZHx)

Though she did tick over...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 21 2021, 06:41 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Not been much to report on the fleet really. My Covid jab left me feeling pretty well wiped out for a few days - nothing really to write home about, just absolutely dead tired. Having hurt my hand...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 18 2021, 08:58 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

I've been having a bit of a think about the medium to long term future for my little automotive fleet lately.

The fact is that I have too many cars. That's a simple fact and is meaning that none...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 16 2021, 08:30 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

I had TPA out for a run yesterday to drop some decent but redundant clothing off at a charity shop and can confirm that the improvement to the brake light setup seems to have worked.

There's...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 12 2021, 01:32 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

That was pretty painless.

Spot the difference?

https://i.ibb.co/412GQvT/IMG-20210612-164656.jpg (https://ibb.co/QDkR5SN)

Cue CSI style "Zoom, enhance..." sequence.
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Forum: The Library Café Jun 11 2021, 06:58 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Had a few errands to run today and decided it was a good excuse to take out my nice sensible, compact city runaround.

https://i.ibb.co/JqNjGg2/IMG-20210611-154733.jpg (https://ibb.co/jzdkQsG)

I...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 7 2021, 12:07 AM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Sadly leaving a gaping hole into the attic sounds like a recipe for disaster! We've enough issues with water ingress in this house as it is. It'll need to be sorted...just really could have done...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 5 2021, 05:02 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Was wandering around out back today just moving a couple of things around when my eye was drawn to something on the ground. Where has this come from?
...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 4 2021, 09:45 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Wow... that's getting close to our prices...$7.89/gallon as of my last fill up.

Let the Jag get below 1/4 a tank last week and filling it up cost £104! Good for about 170 miles!
Forum: The Library Café Jun 3 2021, 07:55 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Actually got a decent run out in the van today over to Basildon and back to collect some more air conditioning units.

https://i.ibb.co/mbs2yp8/IMG-20210603-WA0000.jpg (https://ibb.co/NthJNRS)
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Forum: The Library Café May 27 2021, 11:13 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

My bodged air conditioner control setup worked perfectly overnight and through most of the afternoon when I was back in the room. Right up to where the compressor made an unpleasant noise then...
Forum: The Library Café May 26 2021, 06:42 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Ever since I got it there has been something slightly funky with the control system on this one air conditioner. Never bothered too much about it at the time given the price of it and being a unit...
Forum: The Library Café May 24 2021, 09:01 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Despite the weather I managed to get TPA out for a run today.

https://i.ibb.co/5h06gbC/IMG-20210524-164022.jpg (https://ibb.co/B2pt50v)

Contrary to what it looks like in this photo there were...
Forum: The Library Café May 23 2021, 06:14 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Remembered the keyboard shortcut to get to the "fuel gauge" for the battery - function + sys req.

https://i.ibb.co/fp9WJ8x/IMG-20210522-135405.jpg (https://ibb.co/LtryKQZ)

Also figured that...
Forum: The Library Café May 19 2021, 08:01 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Last week we had the little T1200 in a more or less functional state. There was quite a bit of noise on the screen now and then which I really didn't like, but I was at least able to copy the...
Forum: The Library Café May 17 2021, 05:39 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Really not much to report, though despite the weather I did manage to get TPA out for a run today when I had to go out and collect a couple of things.

Once more making normal modern cars look...
Forum: The Library Café May 15 2021, 11:41 AM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Really glad that it sounds like things are working out better there for Kibby. Even little things like them buying pizza for folks after a busy evening really do make a huge difference to how it...
Forum: The Library Café May 11 2021, 02:49 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Surprising to hear that to be honest. It's not something I've been aware of being anything like an issue over here for a long time. It was more of a thing here when alloy wheels were an expensive...
Forum: The Library Café May 10 2021, 09:37 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Little been going on lately really as sadly boring responsible adult homeowner tasks have been keeping me very busy.

A little package arrived this morning though.
...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 26 2021, 07:00 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Later this week I've got a couple of portable split system air conditioners to collect. I reckon that I *might* just about be able to Tetris both of them into the back of the Xantia...maybe. I'm...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 25 2021, 06:47 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Nothing much to report from this weekend, though I did finally get around to giving the Jag a wash this afternoon. The amount of gunk that was accumulated around the window seals and such like was...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 21 2021, 05:38 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Task number 1 today... changing rear spheres on the Xantia. Aside from knowing having it done will make the car far, far more pleasant to drive, I really want to get the sphere removal tool back to...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 20 2021, 08:03 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

That's actually a restaurant we've eaten at on one of our visits to the US. Really hope it's an improvement for her over the nonsense she's had to deal with before.

-- -- --

Decided to have a...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 19 2021, 08:40 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

How am I ever going to tell which car is mine out here...Oh...wait...

https://i.ibb.co/pbN17V7/IMG-20210419-160804.jpg (https://ibb.co/jbq8N0N)

I get the impression that while it may have taken...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 18 2021, 08:29 AM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

I'll need to see if I can find that later. I very rarely use Facebook to be honest, main reason is one car related group who migrated fully away from forums to the platform a few years ago. I find...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 14 2021, 12:48 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

They are basically the equivalent to the little registration stickers that (Michigan and Iowa at least...) require you to display on your license plate. It's proof that you've paid the required tax...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 14 2021, 06:56 AM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

I'm wondering if it might just be a browser plugin they've got which is scanning for updates regularly where they've just not deleted the entry for this place from? I used to use something like that...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 8 2021, 05:41 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Nothing much to report today. Have been fighting off a headache that's been threatening to turn into a migraine so have been taking it easy.

While I haven't been able to track down my stash of...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 7 2021, 06:25 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Did a bit of sanding back today...and after about half an hour remembered precisely how little patience I have for that sort of thing and how much my back (which I'd already hacked off during a tip...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 6 2021, 07:18 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

While it was lovely, dry and sunny earlier on today I had the Jag out again. Yes...Having the silencers back on again is so, so much nicer.

Then this nonsense arrived.
...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 5 2021, 09:28 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Yesterday I started to address some remedial bodywork on the rear of TPA. I'd had issues with a crack appearing to the left of the engine cover, which was basically because I'd done an appalling job...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 2 2021, 07:45 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Out and about today. No photos sadly as I was running late and had to just about double the route length due to me having not realised things were closed (the fact this is Good Friday had completely...
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