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  1. Dan, Did you pay them using Paypal? If so that might be the way to proceed? Alan
  2. On my metering unit they are a rubber type material, a solid cone with the smaller end formed into a small peg that clips into the top of the spring. Are you suggesting that they should be metallic discs that are held in place by the spring? Are there different types of non-return valves, does mine just have something unusual fitted? Alan
  3. Rich, Even if the valves are sound after so many years I expect ever increasing Ethanol will soon be the death of them. With so many PI's about we should all get together and get new seals manufactured, it is only a simple cone. Alan
  4. I am given to understand that the unfused brown is not an error but by design. It is unfused to prevent a fuse blowing and taking out the headlights which is quite serious at speed. I presume the rationale was that a loom fire is better than driving blind, a loom design practice that was common at the time. I believe that modern cars address the same issue by having multiple individually fused circuits, main, dip, left headlight, right headlight to have some electrical redundancy in the case of electric failure. Whatever the reasoning it would not be good practice to feed the headlight via a single fuse. Alan
  5. Similarly I had a small light strimmer for many years and when it died I bought a larger replacement but I was shocked by the weight of the newer machine. I think it is all the H&S bits that are not on the older machine. I thought it would not matter much as I am a big lad but after using it for some time the aches start so I tend not to use it much. My advice is to weigh your existing one and then you have an idea what is best for you - then buy the Stihl. Or there is this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stihl-Fs-80-grass-strimmer-engine/264615530976?hash=item3d9c5091e0:g:42QAAOSwPPxeMVNQ for £35 is it worth a punt? - says money back guarantee (no connection) Alan Alan
  6. 10,000 might be nonsense but 65,000 excess deaths in the UK is grim reality, and that is before the untreated cancers bite; and what about the untreated orthopaedics - how much pain to how many people is acceptable? If even some of those could have had their immune reaction minimised then where is the problem? You have obviously swallowed the story that its not the NHS its the virus; OK but then why does that not apply globally? Some countries simply do not have the death rate of the UK strange that isn't it? .Agreed that when the virus arrived on these shores many of the population were not in a fit state to put up a reasonable defence and it was perhaps too late for many but NHS complacency in the state of health of the population is unacceptable. The whole health service in the UK is a disgrace, it needs to grasp the nettle of a "Health Service" not a "Sickness Service". Alan
  7. For the first time in many years I have not seen much buzz out there regarding F1 which restarts this weekend, has F1 lost much of its audience? Or is it just the the associated advertising cannot be made in lockdown and the overall exposure is so much less? Alan
  8. I presume if NICE were buying supplies for the Army and it came to bullets they would have to put 100 people up against a wall with 50 live rounds and 50 blanks just for the RCT. Alan
  9. As a country we have welcomed some very dubious migrants in the past, however taken as a whole the residents of HK seem very industrious, law abiding, ambitious and well educated so any that do come here might set a good example to other migrants. But I cannot see the Chinese letting them go. Alan
  10. Particularly try and catch John Pienaar 4pm to 7pm Alan
  11. This week Times Newspapers started a radio station which I have been listening to on DAB. It has a similar output to Radio 4 and I have been comparing the two. I must say that so far I am well impressed it seems a very professional station, with lots of the names you know from the BBC but the stories are covered in more depth. The interviewing technique is different with the interviewee seemingly been given more time to answer and the presenters do not appear to be pushing their own opinions. It seems more impartial than the BBC which surprises me. Any other listeners out there? Alan
  12. barkerwilliams


    I had some terrific quotes for a new Merc, one in particular, some distance away, incredibly good about £5,000 less than other offers, ultimately a local dealer following up with a phone call next day, was shocked at the quote but went away and came back matching the offer. I would therefore recommend it as a first step, but then use to your advantage in stage two of the negotiations. The offer will still be there if you can not better it. Alan
  13. The revs on the engine is controlled by the six butterflies on the throttle bodies. If air gets into the engine the injection will automatically inject more fuel and the engine will rev. The problem, if not a sticking throttle is usually air leak, often on the inlet manifold - start by checking manifold bolts are secure. Could be leaking vacuum hoses to servo, or the seals around the injectors; it is just a case of working your way through the components.. You commented on the occasional nature of the problem, air leaks would typically be a constant problem therefore I would also revisit the possibility of a sticking throttle mechanism on the throttle bodies. Alan
  14. Josh, To confirm the leaking area clean the gbox & overdrive and dust with talcum powder, leaks will show up with trails in the oil. Then you know where to start. Also locate the breather hole in the gbox ( not easy find) and check that it is clear it, is very small and easily blocks. Alan
  15. This might be false news - I can't tell yet. I read tonight that Germany only counts the deaths of German Nationals in its totals, the same source quotes that UK hospital death figures would be in the low thousands if reported on the same basis. Please don't take as gospel, it may well be false news, but it does allow us to take onboard the facts that all countries are reporting deaths from different bases and worrying about the UK high death rate is not necessarily a reasonable fear. So much smoke and mirrors about this serious issue with all parties playing politics. Alan
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