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by pbar
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Oily Sparks
Replies: 43
Views: 972

Re: Oily Sparks

I'm sure you already know Danny, but the rocker cover bolts should be tightened as per the sequence specified in the Haynes. I always torque mine gradually too, as opposed to fully torquing each bolt straight away, to avoid distortion. Not sure if that's the right way to do it, but seems to make mo...
by pbar
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Oily Sparks
Replies: 43
Views: 972

Re: Oily Sparks

I'm sure you already know Danny, but the rocker cover bolts should be tightened as per the sequence specified in the Haynes. I always torque mine gradually too, as opposed to fully torquing each bolt straight away, to avoid distortion. Not sure if that's the right way to do it, but seems to make mor...
by pbar
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: In the current situation...
Replies: 45
Views: 745

Re: In the current situation...

Surprised you were not aware of that Steve, first heard about it years ago, a colony of wallabies on the Pennines, very intriguing!
by pbar
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: In the current situation...
Replies: 45
Views: 745

Re: In the current situation...

(And no Hamish there ARE no Wallabies to hunt!) You wanna bet! https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/naturestudies/the-decline-and-fall-of-the-peak-district-wallabies-8503546.html https://www.roaches.org.uk/wallabies.html According to some sources, spotted as recently as last year. You d...
by pbar
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: In the current situation...
Replies: 45
Views: 745

Re: In the current situation...

:lol: :lol: Too slow editing it there, just had a check if it was the same today. I hope your trip to Toolstation is essential Paul, the thought police could be watching and you just announced it to the world!!! Is it just me or does anyone else feel slightly guilty even going to buy food: like you...
by pbar
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: In the current situation...
Replies: 45
Views: 745

Re: In the current situation...

just pointing out that if you can get in `the back way` you can find the item and the stock levels, which are zero in all their stores Thanks Steve, yes, after seeing your post I too keep checking. As you say, zero stock, will be like that for some time I reckon. Same story with the P3 version of t...
by pbar
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear brake drum removal
Replies: 28
Views: 2045

Re: Rear brake drum removal

Owent2005 wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:30 am
Wow, thanks for all the tips guys, I’m currently in Africa and have been since the beginning of January, hopefully home by the end of April.
Thanks Owen, good luck when you get back to working on the car, and stay safe!
by pbar
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: In the current situation...
Replies: 45
Views: 745

Re: In the current situation...

If you Google 3M 9322, it will take you to the relevant Screwfix page As I said, the pages just don't exist like they used to. If you go to the Screwfix site and enter dust mask, or face mask, search entries which would normally bring up a good selection of results, you now get the below. I'm surpr...
by pbar
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: In the current situation...
Replies: 45
Views: 745

Re: In the current situation...

stevemarl wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:18 am
(Paul, the ones I referred to in mail at £28 were a slightly lower spec one - I`m not `hyperbolising` :lol: )
:)

If you look at dust masks on Screwfix or Toolstation, the pages don't even exist anymore.
by pbar
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Going For A Drive
Replies: 49
Views: 1120

Re: Going For A Drive

Yes I touched upon that on a previous post, a drive out could be your exercise especially if you get out in a nice location for a stretch and a walk in the fresh air, and driving can be good for mental wellbeing/exercise also, and that is important. It is not just physical exercise which is needed, ...
by pbar
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Going For A Drive
Replies: 49
Views: 1120

Re: Going For A Drive

Wise words Tom. I think the key word is essential. It is essential to walk around the home and use the stairs, but it is not essential to go for a drive for fun. Boris has been quite clear in that daunting speech - only go out if essential, or if you are a key worker, or for your permitted once a da...
by pbar
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Going For A Drive
Replies: 49
Views: 1120

Re: Going For A Drive

Surely if you just want to go out for a spin but you don't get out of the car at any point that should be OK? You are still self isolating! It can cause secondary issues though Danny I think, such as if you have an accident then you may need the ambulance/police services, and I hear that they are s...
by pbar
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Going For A Drive
Replies: 49
Views: 1120

Re: Going For A Drive

I just read that police in Yorkshire are to set up random checkpoints to check on people's journeys and to lessen people driving if not essential. Not surprising really.
by pbar
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Oily Sparks
Replies: 43
Views: 972

Re: Oily Sparks

D366Y wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:10 am

Thank you for replying - will get a get rocker gasket and see if that does the trick.
If it was leaking wouldn't you see it dribbling down though (insert carry on joke, yak yak yak)
by pbar
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: MOT's extended for six months
Replies: 22
Views: 588

Re: MOT's extended for six months

And don't forget you don't have to wait that extra 6 months, you can still have your MOT as normal if you have a garage which is open, and many are.
by pbar
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: MOT Extension for 6 months
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: MOT Extension for 6 months

Thank you Nick, yes there are a couple of threads already about this. But always worthwhile mentioning something so important.
by pbar
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Going For A Drive
Replies: 49
Views: 1120

Re: Going For A Drive

The Mrs has just gone out to give blood, on the way she saw Police questioning a driver on or near a petrol station, then as she parked up a mile furthur on a Police car pulled alongside and asked her what she was doing out? She told them and he replied Oh OK. I've been given a key worker permit to...
by pbar
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: What are you cooking in these days of wartime restrictions?
Replies: 29
Views: 774

Re: What are you cooking in these days of wartime restrictions?

Mc Tool wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:12 am
Well Im in friggin hospital ,,strangulated bowel, no visitors ,miss my wife ,life sux
Sorry to hear that, get well soon Hamish.
by pbar
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Going For A Drive
Replies: 49
Views: 1120

Re: Going For A Drive

Yes there will be no pedal to the metal charging about from me, just trying to keep the mind going since suddenly, the Capri is the only friend I have to keep my brain quiet. You have many on here Tom. And, luckily, we are in this digital age which means forums, social network and all the rest of i...
by pbar
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Going For A Drive
Replies: 49
Views: 1120

Re: Going For A Drive

andyd wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:09 am

Hi Paul,
:agree: I think you have nailed it there.
Thank you Andy.