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by Beany
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5563
Views: 142091

Re: Your fleet running reports

Problem with V-Power is that by me it's about £1.45 a litre, significantly more than the £1.25ish that most other SUL's come in at, especially Tesco for their 99. Yep. Mainly why I stopped bothering. That said, it has historically been proven to aid keeping the engine nice and clean. BP Ultimate's ...
by Beany
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Gaming + Tech
Topic: Windows 3.11
Replies: 26
Views: 460

Re: Windows 3.11

I remember the first test of a new processor upgrade back in the day was to see how quickly it would load Word.... I had one of those massive Elonex towers, was an absolute POS. Funnily enough, once I started to work in a computer shop building and repairing PCs, my home rig benefited from many and...
by Beany
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5563
Views: 142091

Re: Your fleet running reports

I've been cutting it fine financially the last couple of months - and next month - so I think end of september, I'll do the Service II myself; Brake fluid, engine oil, gearbox oil, diff oil, belts etc. Almost certainly needs an idler, or at least a diagnostic power steering fluid swap (Apparently pu...
by Beany
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Teh Spotted Thread
Replies: 1051
Views: 35111

Re: Teh Spotted Thread

R33 GTS. Had a GTR spoiler. Bit rusty but with the kerbed wheels and scratched doors it looked like a hard driven daily.

Lidl car park so presumably running costs demanded cheap chicken as dinner!
by Beany
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5563
Views: 142091

Re: Your fleet running reports

Finally managed a little time on the 500e. ..... Cam solenoid removed, it advances and retards 25degrees depending on load, revs etc. It only moves the full 25 and nowhere in-between so is quite a basic system. Has to be said, seeing 'variable cam timing' and 'distributor cap' in the same bit of wo...
by Beany
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Gaming + Tech
Topic: Windows 3.11
Replies: 26
Views: 460

Re: Windows 3.11

Oh, my one was an 486 SX25, not A DX - must have missed that typo :oops: Also had Tseng Labs ET600* SVGA graphics, which were pretty fucking terrible. *May be 6000? I can never find info about it on the internet even these days That's pretty much my first PC's specs. 4 MB ram, 200 MB hard drive, 3....
by Beany
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5563
Views: 142091

Re: Your fleet running reports

Finally managed a little time on the 500e. ..... Cam solenoid removed, it advances and retards 25degrees depending on load, revs etc. It only moves the full 25 and nowhere in-between so is quite a basic system. Has to be said, seeing 'variable cam timing' and 'distributor cap' in the same bit of wo...
by Beany
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Gaming + Tech
Topic: Windows 3.11
Replies: 26
Views: 460

Re: Windows 3.11

Oh, my one was an 486 SX25, not A DX - must have missed that typo :oops:

Also had Tseng Labs ET600* SVGA graphics, which were pretty fucking terrible.

*May be 6000? I can never find info about it on the internet even these days
by Beany
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Porsche Taycan first drive - Fully Charged
Replies: 52
Views: 925

Re: Porsche Taycan first drive - Fully Charged

My experience probably isn't typical, but my car (hybrid Panamera, and yes I know the Taycan is full EV but it's made, sold and maintained by the same people, full stop) has been a lovely car to drive but frith on a stick, it's been unreliable, and the dealers are bullshitters of the first order. T...
by Beany
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Movie Thread
Replies: 743
Views: 22037

Re: The Movie Thread

Watched Godzilla: King of the monsters last night. I wasn't expecting much after hating the first Godzilla and thinking Kong was just ok but I quite enjoyed it. All the monsters looked amazing and they stuck to the silly lore of the series enough to make it fun. Didn't try and rationalise the giant...
by Beany
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Porsche Taycan first drive - Fully Charged
Replies: 52
Views: 925

Re: Porsche Taycan first drive - Fully Charged

Just to be clear I'm not looking to criticise the Taycan and its performance relative to an ICE, simply it would help in the article if there were more context to the test. They could even have included any similar attempts in other hybrid/fully electric vehicles, or simply just a breakdown of the ...
by Beany
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: eBay 996 build thread
Replies: 623
Views: 10978

Re: eBay 996 build thread

I’m hoping it’ll be ready for when I get back from Italy in a couple of weeks. My offer to run it in while you're away still stands. I mean I have a three litre, six cylinder car. How different can it be? Sure, as long as you pay the bill when you pick it up. Sure, I'll pay for the petrol.
by Beany
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: eBay 996 build thread
Replies: 623
Views: 10978

Re: eBay 996 build thread

NotoriousREV wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:48 pm
I’m hoping it’ll be ready for when I get back from Italy in a couple of weeks.
My offer to run it in while you're away still stands.

I mean I have a three litre, six cylinder car. How different can it be?
by Beany
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 4 Paw Dog Drive Fleet running report
Replies: 318
Views: 9862

Re: 4 Paw Dog Drive Fleet running report

Mito Man wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:53 pm
Broccers wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:27 pm
Always wonder about blokes with small dogs :lol:
Yep we always have trouble finding underwear accommodating enough to fit our package in.
That's a terrible thing to call your dog.
by Beany
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: eBay 996 build thread
Replies: 623
Views: 10978

Re: eBay 996 build thread

NotoriousREV wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:21 pm
Head bought, going to collect it this afternoon. There’s a chance I’ll be back on the road next week, just in time to fuck off on holiday for 2 weeks.
You need it run in? ;)
by Beany
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Randomness
Replies: 1342
Views: 49282

Re: Randomness

mik wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:42 pm
That entire room is probably at -20DegC.

Have been in similar massive freeze units - not pleasant.
I'd imagine that there'll be a spiral freezer that's used to do the actual freezing; far, far more efficient than chilling the entire line.
by Beany
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Randomness
Replies: 1342
Views: 49282

Re: Randomness

That's some shitty foreign version. UK version is more frilly (and this includes pretty much everything up to just before they get wanged in the back of a lorry) https://youtu.be/jGJ6RKPHblY My brother has worked on shit like this (he's an installation tech by trade, but does cross discpline mech/el...
by Beany
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: eBay 996 build thread
Replies: 623
Views: 10978

Re: eBay 996 build thread

Is that the only crack? Can it just be welded then have the welds cleaned up then put it back? Failing that, how much is a 'new' head (BTW, I think you're right to persevere with this car). There’s 2 cracks. The large one from the spark plug hole, and a finer one from one of the core plugs. £700 fo...
by Beany
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Top 10 saddo's
Replies: 43
Views: 721

Re: Top 10 saddo's

I don't like to point fingers... ... but it was McSwede who broke it. Uploaded a bunch of massive photos and it ran out of space. GTF ya fanny. 😂😂 I mean, everyone like a dirty picture or two, but did they have to be such high definition? No one wants to zoom in that much. You sure he didn't upload...
by Beany
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5563
Views: 142091

Re: Your fleet running reports

Lastly, anyone any ideas why I might have a load of oil pooled in the well between the plugs for cyl1 & 2? Apart from a crap topping up job by you know who... On the puma that was caused by a flaky rocker cover gasket (and was horrible to clean out), but I'm not sure if that's relatable to the E90 ...