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    • Time might heal some things but in this case not the hips. Got told in march they both needed replacing. Got lucky and have just had 1st one done on NHS but subcontracted out to private sector. Only in for 2 nights, they wanted me out after one but decision made very late in afternoon and my lift home couldn’t get to me. Amazing job from all involved and I know how lucky I have been for getting the first one done so quickly. Hope consultant is good to his word and gets second one done before Xmas. For time being lots of rest interspersed with exercise and physio. I currently have a one sided butt lift
    • Hold on to your hats, drag racing Morris Oxford (see Roger's comment over on the car names thread) style If you check the links they have a good few of these...  
    • You are perhaps comparing apples with Thursday John. The dictionary comparison is a bit of a trope but the key point there is 'official'. The Academie Francais dictionary is offical but that doesn't mean it contains the only words the French use. You'll find 'le fin de la semaine' * in there but not sure about 'le weekend' or 'le hamburger' for that matter And by extension of the argument if the Oxford dictionary was the 'offical' English dictionary and had been in place for as long as the French Academie version then pretty sure it would contain a lot fewer 'official' words. And coming back to stupid car name spellings, neither dictionary contains Kodiaq, Qashqai, Enyaq, Kamiq or Celestiq which was the real nub of the argument. *interestingly le fin de la semaine generally means the end of the working week, ie Friday in metropolitan France which tends to use le weekend for saturday/sunday. But in Quebec they tend to stick with le fin de la semaine. But then in Quebec it is illegal for a French speaking person to send their child to an English speaking school (but not vice versa).
    • Those bits are from the camshaft teeth perhaps? Regardless though, John, please have a look inside.
    • Just what you don’t want to see, wonder if it’s worth taking the sump off in case there are some bigger pieces that have not been caught by the magnet. Pain in the bum job but it might give you more pieces to aid identification. Best of luck with the search John. John I
    • I always smile at the name the Hyundi gave - IONIQ When I read it the O and the Q are deliberately shaped very very similar. The serif on the Q is almost not there. So you can have (phonetically)  the  IKNIK   or the IONIO - I prefer both to the IONIQ.   What ever happened to the Morris Oxford Roger
    • I could post a picture (your picture!) of some particularly spectacular wreckage as a reminder as to why that might not be your best idea…… I would not be ignoring chunks like that. The suggestions I’ve made are all fairly easy to check. Rocker cover off to check the valve cap and rocker spacer. Possibly you know you have alloy valve caps and roller rockers, eliminating them anyway? The other means removing the distributor/MU and pedestal, which is a bit more involved, but if this is where the bits are from (and I think it is), the damage could allow the teeth to come out of mesh. Yes, this will stop the engine, but if it chews the teeth on the camshaft in the process, repair will be non-trivial.
    • Compression check - all within 170-180psi.  Makes a piston ring unlikely? All the rest need a an engine disassembly, or nearly, so I'm inclined to wait and see! John
    • From the casting surrounding cam follower assuming not a full circle
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