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  1. Headlight MOT fail same again or LEDs?

    I am tempted with putting in relays, the boomslang looms look very reasonably priced at the moment.
  2. Seems time and possibly puddles have caught up with my reflector bowl on my front head light and the Mot says not good enough. £70 for a new one or time to join 2018 with flying cars led ones ? My night time driving is limited but I do have a soft spot for DRLs in headlights. Ladies and Gentlemen your opinions please. I know there are other threads but LED seems pretty fast changing area. My current thought is decent leds are £250 and I’m not quite ready to go there.
  3. V8 oil change

    Okay my Landy does modest mileage. Since last year probably less than 1000 miles. Oil still looks good, nice and golden. 4.2 Rover v8. Still change at the yearly service or is this batch good for a bit more ? I am thinking about getting the camshaft done so maybe wait till then. Maybe I’m answering my own question.....
  4. Need to reprogram. At least it is this for cars. Hold the switch to get the window up all the way and hold for a sec or two. Window motor may make a slight noise. Car now knows where the top is again. Do for each window.
  5. It's our fault again...

    When has it ever been cheap to recover cars from the top of a structurally unsafe multi storey car park ? :-)
  6. It's our fault again...

    2 minutes to find a fire extinguisher and get back ? That car fire looks properly into the running away stage to me. I don’t see that being held under control for 10 minutes with a hand held fire extinguisher. If in doubt get out is my preferred approach.
  7. Ctek comfort battery charge indicator

    Bought the LED one from maplin. Looking at places to mount it. Trying to think if I can be clever with it somehow like this so I can have a trailing lead from the ceiling for the charger and plug in from the outside. But I probably can’t do it will either go on the front of the seat box or if it flashes all the time facing away from driver on cubby box. Test for today told me charge the battery so I did. :-)
  8. Flat power tool batteries - what to do ?

    so I think it will be f) https://www.screwfix.com/p/dewalt-dcz298s2t-gb-18v-1-5ah-li-ion-cordless-combi-drill-impact-driver-twin-pack/9801t didn’t find any good Black Friday deals.
  9. Er. Horn upgrade post (well additional tooter)

    I don’t think there is an upper legal limit. Db is a logarithmic scale so 187 dB is a lot lot louder than 90 dB. The db meter on my phone tops out way in the red at 130 dB. Hopefully just this once HfH will engineer this down a bit not up. :-)
  10. Er. Horn upgrade post (well additional tooter)

    I don’t think there is an upper legal limit. Db is a logarithmic scale so 187 dB is a lot lot louder than 90 dB. The db meter on my phone tops out way in the red at 130 dB. Hopefully just this once HfH will engineer this down a bit not up. :-)
  11. Er. Horn upgrade post (well additional tooter)

    187 dB seems dangerously loud to me. That’s rocket take off loud. How far away are needing to warn people ?? That’s not “watch out” loud that’s “freak out jump out of your skin” loud with probably an element of hearing damage thrown in.
  12. Flat power tool batteries - what to do ?

    I think this is looking likely, maybe impact driver drill set and see what Black Friday can provide.
  13. Flat power tool batteries - what to do ?

    Sorry should have said this is nicd. Zapping seems dangerous and I understand lithium batteries may / will explode if zapped. The videos only do it with nicds.
  14. I have Bosch 14.4 v cordless drills with 2 battery packs. Both are preety much dead. Do I: a) ‘zap’ them with 24v from somewhere because doing things you see on the Internet is always a good idea b) Refurb company £70 for 2 c) New batteries from eBay £30 for 2 (too cheap ?) d) New battery from Bosch (£70 each ) ouch e) Take apart and look for dead cell - not sure I fancy this option f) New drill for Christmas with a battery that lasts longer If I get a new battery plan to set up a charger station with a timer plug to keep them topped up once a week.
  15. Ctek comfort battery charge indicator

    I think I’ll order one. I have bucket seats and it’s a pain to get to the battery.
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