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  • mk1fan
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    Reply to: Golf engine trouble, HELP

    If there are no error codes being logged then I’d look at the induction pipe work first. I’d be very suprised if an electronic fault was one that wouldn’t register in some way.

    Is there any oil leaking out of the induction pipework? – ie the pipes that run from the air filter through to the cylinder head. It may be pretty long as its turbo charged and it may have an intercooler.

    Are all the pipes seated correctly / clamped in place.

    If the only journeys the car does are short, start stop drives then it could be gummed up from running too rich.

    Check the air filter too. Give it a bang out to clear it.

    When was it last serviced? Were all the filters changed during the service? Is there any possibility that some water has got into the fuel?

    My Touran had a very sooted up EGR valve and a couple of small holes in the induction pipework. Would be very smokey and run rough. Swapped over the damaged hoses and things improved greatly. I actually deleted the EGR valve rather than clean it it ran smooth and smoke free.

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Formula E – possible spoiler alerts (if you really GAS)

    Plenty of regulations about racing electric vehicles in the RC world. Wouldn’t do any harm for the powers that be to read through the various regulations for those world and national series.

    Battery changes are going to be interesting given the packs currently form part of the chassis. Any solution is likely to add weight to the cars.

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Formula E – possible spoiler alerts (if you really GAS)

    Race cars always seem slower on TV. I quite like the sound they make. Sound like big RC cars.

    100% Prost to blame.

    Roll on the London race.

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: everyday fun/exciting car for 1500 stirlings…

    What do you mean by ‘fun / exciting’?

    2-seat convertibles are universally ‘fun’ when the roof is down (imho) but definatively not when the roof is up / hardtop fitted.

    At the budget you should buy on condition of the specific car not by the brand.

    Shameless plug. This has been a lot of fun, reliable, reasonably economic and practical;

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121427799777?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Track Car Project

    Afternoon,

    There was a [new] blue VRs being driven in a spirited manner at Snetterton.

    Despite the lack of elevation change, Snetterton is a great circuit. Was on the ‘300’. The Bombhole is beautiful and Hamilton is trickier than first appears. Happy to return.

    The next booked date I have is a Javelin organised day at Anglesey on the 14th of July. Probably not going to do one in June as I have a mini Euro Tour round northern Europe.

    I really need to sort out a day at Brands this year. I’m still of the mind that, in Indy form, it’s a ‘poor’ circuit but people keep telling me different.

    Other than that, Croft and Castle Coombe are also on my ‘to do’ list.

    Luckily, Samy has registered 86dB at both the days I’ve done in her (Cadwell in the wet and Snetterton in the dry).

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Track Car Project

    Beautiful day at Snetterton yesterday;

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Track Car Project

    This weekend, I have;

    a. the steering column bearing to change.
    b. the driver’s seat to swap out (mk3 MX-5 going in).
    c. decat pipes to fit (cat’s are split and blowing).
    d. the rear roof struts to swap.
    e. the wing mirrors to swap.
    f. some brackets to fit for the rear flexi hoses.
    g. swap out temp BZP bolts for stainless versions.

    All dependant upon parts turning up.

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Track Car Project

    bazzer – Member

    If we are going to do Coombe pictures, this is me circa 98

    Is that a Chimera?

    slackalice – Member

    Not a particularly good pic, but this started as a very original GTi, turned track day car, turned full on mod-prod hill climb and sprint missile… 20 or so years ago now. My, how time flies. It was great fun but a total money pit!

    I love mk1’s.

    cbmotorsport – Member

    And so it begins!!

    At least you have rear discs. Samy has drums until next week. Got bigger ‘Cossie’ brakes up front though.

    Off to Snetterton on Thursday. Last hurrah for the rear drums before they’re swapped out next week. Can’t wait.

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Contemplating changing (bike carrying) car – recommendations appreciated

    I’ve got a mk1 VW Touran for bike transprt and general lugging around.

    External dims about that of a Golf but shorter than a Golf estate (or Bora). Can get three bikes (front wheel off and held in with a fork up), plus kit, plus riders comfotably.

    I’ve removed the back two seats (they are a factory delete option) so have the fronts and middle row (one or two are removed to get the bike in.

    To be fair I was very surprised how small it was when I got it.

    Handlings not too bad either.

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Track Car Project

    Rammed at work at the moment but I need to book another trackday in May. I’ll have a look at dates over the weekend. Probably a weekday around the middle of the month.

    Can’t leave it too late as I’ve got a Euro Tour at the begining of June.

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Track Car Project

    Clios seem to be one of the default trackcars to go for. Handling is great, light and pretty robust (mechanically).

    I’d consider getting a set of track dedicated wheels after getting the service done. Nearly wore out the passenger side tyres on the new tarmac at Oulton earlier this year. Not good when you’ve a trip back to London after the day.

    Did Cadwell Park last Tuesday. Brilliant circuit, tight but brilliant. Got to decide where to go in May. I’m thinking Castle Coombe, Brands Hatch or Snetterton.

    Rude not to post a piccie:

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Do you pick up pennies?

    I pick them up. Then deposit them in the next charity pot. All coppers go in charity pots.

    I to enjoy the reduced sections in the local marts.

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: I don't have £19k spare, but I need a bigger willy…

    They have a nice Tamora too.

    Trackday is all you need to fully utilise a performance car. Happen to be going to one Tuesday week.

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Windows XP. Will I die?

    Surely antivirus software should be protecting a computer? Whether it’s MSE or another provider?

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Shed foundations – how deep?

    although in this case a relatively lightweight roof is being replaced so the existing structure may not be designed to take the addtional load that a tile roof would give?

    Asbestos sheets aren’t that light so I would assume that the walls aren’t constructed of 11/2×2 frames with shiplap covering.

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Cyclescheme having a laff

    Tax dodgers beware – I would have read the small print.

    FTFY

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Shed foundations – how deep?

    As the vast majority of domestic roofs in the UK are timber then tiling the roof is not an issue.

    If it were me. I’d use C16 ‘2×4’s for the stud work and rafters. I’d include a collar contecting opposite rafters at their mid point. I’d then clad the inner face of the walls with 18mm wbp ply and the outer face of the roof with 12mm wbp ply. I would screw it together to.

    As for footings, I’d lay a reinforced raft raised 100mm out of the ground. I’d dig a 400mm deep, 400mm wide trench round the outside and then take 150mm deep out of the middle. whack down 100mm of MOT in the middle bit. Lay some reinforced mesh (held 50mm off the bottom) across the whole (with a 50mm gap around the edge). Then pour a slab.

    Good solid base that’ll move as one if needed and provide a options for the internal floor finish.

    Admittedly the most expensive route but it won’t distort or crack – a concern I would have on a ‘shed’ of this size.

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Garage/workshop flooring and workbench ideas? Show me yours (please)….

    The very first episodes of ‘New Yankee Workshop’ were used up with Norm building his benches etc… He fitted two tops to the benches. One to support / give structure and then a second ‘wearing’ one. Seemed a good idea to me.

    Can’t imagine anything I’d do to a bike (as it’s a bicycle forum I’ll assume you mean a push bike) that needed a vice clamped to something sturdier than 18mm ply. That said, you could easily double up the ply in the area.

    As for the plastic tiles. I’d be more concerned about how well they fit together, whether they are inert (well at least don’t react with the fluids I use) and how to clean them after the inevitable ‘dropping’ of the fork oil container.

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Mark Duggan lawfully killed

    junkyard,

    It certainly did start with the 60s and PC madness. However, the article falls short as they, not once, thought of the children.

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Mark Duggan lawfully killed

    aracer,

    It was clearly not an exhaustive list. If you’re a member of a Professional Body that acts /complies / follows the parameters crankboy laid out then I would concour that you are a Professional. I am not aware of an IT body that does.

    I have previously stated that everyday is an opportunity to learn so feel free to let me know the body you are a member of.

    Oh and to be clear, I do not have a ‘trade’.

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Mark Duggan lawfully killed

    You’ve got to love the internet. I’m not sure if the author of this has read the Daily Wail but the opening paragraphs could have lifted straight from the tabloid. Worth a read through though.

    http://www.somegreymatter.com/professional.htm

    It is completely off topic though.

    crankboy certainly has a better explanation than I.

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Mark Duggan lawfully killed

    I should have added that the indemnity also covers a third party that it is reasonable to foresee would also rely on the advice.

    Any company, practice, individual, corporation, llp and any other type of business giving Professional advice needs PI. Indeed this is a requirement for membership for the Professional body – such as he RICS RIBA GMC etc. Clearly a business with employees has an ongoing policy so the retirement bit doesn’t apply as, essentially, the advice is being given by the business.

    I have not said that a business cannot be a Professional business.

    It may well be an old fashioned view. However, why use the phrase if it didn’t imply some form of competency to potential clients?

    To put it another way, if the term doesn’t carry some ‘benefit’ then why are people so keen to add it to their title / company blurb?

    ETA; I’m not sure the word profession and professional are conected (historically) like that. Hhmmm. Might do some research on this.

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Mark Duggan lawfully killed

    Because I can’t copy paste

    No. Because you are not a Professional. Your inability to cut and paste just makes you an inept IT Advisor at best.

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Mark Duggan lawfully killed

    aracer,

    Certainly. Whilst acting in or having a professional attitude to work applies universally. Being a Professional requires more ‘commitment’.

    Ultimately, and simply, a Professional backs up their work / advice with independant indemnity insurances that extend a period of time after the advice / work has been completed REGARDLESS of whether the company is still trading. In my case, as / when I retire I have to maintain my PI for x years. Should I die in this time, my estate has to cover the cost of PI for the remaining period.

    If I were so minded I could say FI and just let the RICS take the risks but a, I’m a Professional and b, I don’t knowingly act negligently.

    Because of the nature of the IT industry – it’s ‘rapidly’ changing parameters – it would be demonstrably unreasonable to expect an IT consultant to provide similar levels of indemnity.

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Mark Duggan lawfully killed

    I don’t think it’s a case of humans not implementing things out of ‘lethargy’. You don’t know what you don’t know. A lot of what seems obvious to ‘us’ now would seem wild fiction to say a Victorian.

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Mark Duggan lawfully killed

    not an IT professional’ nonsense 

    Firstly, I made no claim that you don’t work in IT. What I said was that there’s no such thing as an IT Professional.

    The term ‘Professional’ has a specific meaning and, as I said in my initial post, if you have to ask then you’re unlikely to understand. Well done for demonstrating the point.

    Again, l freely admit that I’m protective of the term becuase I’m a Professional.

    You claim to be an IT Professional in your profile but demonstrate no understanding of the term ‘Professional’ and it’s meaning.

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Mark Duggan lawfully killed

    However, regardless – I think there must have been a better way of dealing with this.

    I don’t think there will ever be a ‘right’ or ‘better’ way of dealing with such instances. Such instances can be reviewed and alternative protocols implemented but as time marches on then these will become as redundant as protocols laid down in the 60s. It’s harsh / blunt but generally speaking significant improvements tend to need a preceding tragedy to learn from. For example the Bradford City fire.

    That’s not to say Mr Duggan’s death was a tragedy.

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Mark Duggan lawfully killed

    p8ddy,

    You’re the one being pedandic about things. I freely admit that spelling is not my forte but that’s all you have to come back at me.

    You’ve done well on your back pedalling though.

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Mark Duggan lawfully killed

    I don’t believe it was premeditated

    That doesn’t tally with you repeated and continual use of the term ‘excecute’.

    So, we’ve gone from a claim of murder to one of manslaughter.

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Mark Duggan lawfully killed

    Except Mark Duggan I presume?

    Once again, you pressume wrong.

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    mk1fan
    Member
    Reply to: Mark Duggan lawfully killed

    p8ddy – Member

    Ninfan…

    ‘IT Professional’ is an oxy-moron.

    Now, I freely admit to this wandering off into ‘Eats, shoots and leaves’ territory.

    Firstly to be a ‘Profeesional’ comes with certain liabilities and responsibilities which the IT industry, due to it’s nature, can’t provide.

    Secondly, to be a ‘Professional’ means attaining a certain level of competence. Quoting the wrong person in an internet forum doesn’t demonstrate much competence for an IT person.

    Now, this feelslike it’s strayed off topic and I’ll clarify that my previous posts are based upon the inaccuracies of your ‘evidence’ / ‘terms of phrase’ than a personal beef.

    Oddly enough, another group of workers who claim to be ‘Professionals’ but who aren’t are Police Officers.

    Strange the connections that arise.

    Anyway, peace y’all.

    I finish by stating that, regardless of the rights and wrongs, my sympathies to the Duggan family who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Mark Duggan lawfully killed

    It is very easy to decide what ‘should’ have happened with hindsight.

    Unfortunately, too many people use this as an excuse to act to the detriment of others.

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Mark Duggan lawfully killed

    He doesn’t know what my job is!

    As your profile states IT Professional then it would suggest you don’t either. And if you have to ask then you’re unlikely to understand why.

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Mark Duggan lawfully killed

    p8ddy,

    I think you need to read what I wrote again. This time check the meaning of each word.

    You have a very clear bigotry towards the Police (again whoever this individual is). ‘A Police Officer lied at point X in history. Therefore, the Police must be lying in this case, therefore they must have wanted to kill Mr Duggan from the very start, therefore they excecuted him’.

    You have zero idea of what I ‘approve’ of.

    Yes, Mr Duggan is dead. That does not mean that he was excecuted. Were the cycists who died before Christmas on the streets of London excecuted? They are, afterall, dead. Therefore, by your reasoning, they must have been.

    By your response. you appear to be stating that you have clear imperical evidence that this individual the Police willfully sought out Mr Duggan with the sole intention of ending his life. The fact that you have choosen to not present this to the Court is a cowardly act.

    Remember, everyday is an opportunity for learning.

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Shed security

    jools182

    Without knowing what’s there it’s hard to say whether trying to convert it is sensible.

    Personally, I’d be inclined to start again and integrate multiple layers of different types of descreet enhancements – see my first reply on page 1.

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Mark Duggan lawfully killed

    Your making the clear statement that the Police (who ever that individual is) excecuted someone. For that to be true / accurate then there must be a premeditated intent to kill Mr Duggan. Now if you can prove that then great. Shame you don’t have the courage to present that to a Court but that’s your choice.

    I fully agree that it is not the job of the Police to excecute people.

    If you can’t spot the irony of you trying to label someone a bigot when you clearly are bigotted yourself then ce la vie.

    Remember, everyday is an opportunity for learning.

    Peace y’all.

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Mark Duggan lawfully killed

    I can remember watching a TV programme where Dave Courtney was being interviewed. During the interview, Dave made comments along the lines of ‘If you decide to pick up a fire arm in the UK, you have to be prepared to take the consequences. That could be a very long stretch or being shot by the Police’

    That coming from a gangster.

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Mark Duggan lawfully killed

    You mean despite the fact that had they actually believed he had a bomb (which they didn’t) firing bullets in the close vicinity (of explosives) would help minimise the risk of detonatation?

    Depends on the type of explosive and type of bullet.

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    mk1fan
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    Reply to: Mark Duggan lawfully killed

    Firstly I don’t care if he’d a gun. It’s not the polices job to execute people!

    You have no basis for that assertion. Other than a warped bigotry.

    Unless of course you have proof that the intention of the Police Officers that day was to kill Mr Duggan at a given opportunity.

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