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  1. bank account madness

    I hear that a lot of firms are changing their names to include "Blockchain". Maybe an idea for the Register
  2. bank account madness

    If you find that film interesting Peter, look on Youtube for the others in the BBC Billion Dollar Deals series. I found the one about the pharmaceutical industry particularly worrying. Cheers, Darren
  3. bank account madness

    It is a worrying, but unsurprising, development. Unfortunately Peter, I'm not sure that there will be any cash around in the near future for you to put under the mattress. If you've not seen this film, take a look ... Cheers, Darren
  4. New Classic Car Auction Site?

    Not had any experience of it, but looks interesting. Thanks Andrew. Darren
  5. Hello from a cold Lancashire.

    Hi Dave, Glad you joined us over here. Cheers, Darren
  6. Yes, Jerry. See: http://vincenthurricane.org/Vincent_Hurricane_Register/Welcome.html I did a track day at Castle Combe that he drove it at a while back. He lapped me several times, but that's not saying much. Cheers, Darren P.S. I know, I'm not Vicky.
  7. Calling PeterC ... Vit D

    Thanks Peter. I've ordered some. Cheers, Darren
  8. Question about steering noise

    Thanks Peter. I'll look at doing what you suggest. It needs an MOT anyway, so the garage should be able to tell me what the problem is. Cheers, Darren
  9. One for Peter, but might well interest others. With all the talk of flu going round in the UK, I've started thinking about taking vitamin D (D3?) to help ward it off. Is it 2000IU daily that you take, Peter? Cheers, Darren
  10. Modern cars and POs

    Thanks Nick. Battery does turn over pretty fast and keeps at it. I invested in one of those hefty Odyssey batteries a few years back and it has served me well. I don't think that's the problem, but I will test using the battery analyser I have. I'll also go around the connections as you suggest. Starting it in warm weather (above freezing) is no problem, but yes, if cold it is lumpy when it does finally start and there's a lot of smoke. I do usually double, triple or more cycling to get it started. Often, if I leave it a few minutes after a lot of tries, it will catch straight away. Might try the Easystart as a quick get out of trouble option. Hi Alan, You gave me renewed hope that I might be able to tackle it myself, but then I watched the video Nick posted. It just looks too much of a nightmare and beyond my basic skills. I know what would happen, I'd get it all to pieces, then bugger it up, then find I have a towing bill on top of everything else. And it looks as if specialist tools that I haven't got are required for the Disco. Fortunately, as my work is home based, I rarely need to go out on cold mornings, so I can get away with it. It's just a bit embarrassing having a car that is designed to cope with harsh conditions that won't go as soon as it's a bit chilly. Cheers, Darren P.S. the car has done about 120k, so it sounds about right that the plugs are coming to the end of their life
  11. A couple of years back I let one of my boys have a 2006 Peugeot 207 that used to belong to my father. OK, it's not really a "modern" car now, but it was in good condition (having only done about 20k). My son ran it for a while, but in the summer of last year he bought himself something a bit more racy. I thought he would sell the Peugeot, but he kept it parked on his driveway as a spare. Anyhow, despite what I told him, he hasn't run it for several months, and now it has problems ... no surprise there. When I looked it over, I found the battery completely dead and two tyres completely flat. Anyhow, I've charged the battery and pumped the tyres up ... using a jack to lift the car so I could get them to hold pressure. With the battery charged, I was surprised and pleased to find the car started immediately, especially as no new fuel has gone in it in about 6 months. As I thought would be the case, the brakes were slightly seized, but it didn't take long for the rubbing sound to disappear. What is of concern is a sound coming from the steering. It's a light grinding sound, but it only seems to occur about half way through the travel to full lock. Could it just be a bit dry and the sound will disappear with use, or is it likely something more serious? My son says the sound wasn't there when he last drove the car. Cheers, Darren
  12. Modern cars and POs

    Thanks Vicky. I'll try that. Cheers, Darren
  13. Modern cars and POs

    My technical skills are limited, but at least I can have a go at the more basic jobs on the TR. For my sins, I also have a Land Rover Disco 3 HSE (diesel). I've had it 8 years now and I do like it, but I won't even consider working on it. Over the last couple of months, when the temperature goes below freezing, it has become increasingly difficult to start. As soon as the weather warms up it is fine, so I'm thinking it may be the glow plugs failing. If it is, then I'm worried, because it looks a nightmare job to change them, especially as I've heard tales of them snapping and needing to be drilled out ... at considerable cost. I do have a local 4x4 specialist firm that has always done a good job for me, so I think I'll soon be having a chat with them about it. Cheers, Darren
  14. Thanks Hoges. It would be great to get access to some of those threads if we can. Cheers, Darren
  15. Hi Dave, I'm not sure that it is possible to view the agenda set for a board meeting, but you can view the minutes if you wish. However, to do so, you'll have to give notice to the office and take a trip to Didcot HQ, as that is the only place where the minutes can be read. That's not such a problem for those that live near Didcot, but for those living further afield it seems a bit unfair. Darren