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Forum: Daily banter 10th May 2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By tc4332
Half inch to the foot? That's big. When we first...

Half inch to the foot? That's big. When we first moved into this house I planned a large tramway in the garden but kids happened so it became a "Dad didn't".
When we realised that the kids were...
Forum: Daily banter 9th May 2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By tc4332
Hey Marty, Now you have me interested. I am...

Hey Marty,
Now you have me interested. I am sort of interested in all things train.
Currently learning all I can about DCC on model railways.

Oh and pipe dreaming!!!!
When the kids move out...
Forum: Daily banter 30th April 2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,170
Posted By tc4332
We had two Nissan QX's one after the other and...

We had two Nissan QX's one after the other and when the time came to let the second one go there was not much to replace it with except for a big Lexus. The chap I was part timing for already had a...
Forum: Daily banter 29th April 2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By tc4332
I think that is a single phase motor switch. ...

I think that is a single phase motor switch.
With three phase motors it was somewhat similar but the windings were star then delta connected.
Forum: Daily banter 29th April 2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By tc4332
That is probably an air compressor but I know...

That is probably an air compressor but I know nothing.
Forum: Daily banter 29th April 2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By tc4332
Oh dear, that is beyond the realms of my memory. ...

Oh dear, that is beyond the realms of my memory.
I'll try.
Large motors could not be just connected and away they would go.

Power was fed to the starter. You then turn the handle clockwise, one...
Forum: Daily banter 28th April 2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By tc4332
Single phase electric motor starter switch.

Single phase electric motor starter switch.
Forum: Daily banter 14th April 2021, 12:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By tc4332
Take care Adrian. Thinking of you.

Take care Adrian.
Thinking of you.
Forum: Daily banter 4th April 2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,574
Posted By tc4332
Thank You Marty for your kind words. I will pass...

Thank You Marty for your kind words. I will pass them on to Lyn in the morning.
Mark was only 50 and a really top bloke.
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 29th March 2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 30,803
Posted By tc4332
Checked mine today and I have it back as well. ...

Checked mine today and I have it back as well.
Has someone put a shilling in the meter?
Forum: Daily banter 26th March 2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By tc4332
Hi All. I am back home safe. I didn't do The...

Hi All.
I am back home safe.
I didn't do The Brecons on the way home. After some local advice about the Welsh Sheriffs being a bit keen on stopping cars for traversing the Border, I decided that...
Forum: Daily banter 25th March 2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By tc4332
Travelling Again

Morning All.
This one is not for the happiest of occasions. Another funeral. This time one of my Army friends that I've known since we were fifteen, 67 years ago.
Today I am driving to Chepstow via...
Forum: Daily banter 20th March 2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By tc4332
It is best done by a pro. But I have done my...

It is best done by a pro.
But I have done my own for a few years now and always been well pleased with the result. I love the smoothness of the finish. Really hard work and I suppose I'm getting too...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 20th March 2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,099
Posted By tc4332
This won't help you but my D4 brought up a dash...

This won't help you but my D4 brought up a dash message about needing to change the keyfob battery. But still worked until I returned home.

Put a new 2032 in and all good.
Forum: Daily banter 18th March 2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,574
Posted By tc4332
Last night Lyn asked me again to thank everyone...

Last night Lyn asked me again to thank everyone for the kind thoughts and cards that she has received.
Still a very difficult time for her but she assures me a couple of times a day that she is...
Forum: Daily banter 11th March 2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,574
Posted By tc4332
May I apologise to everyone for not holding...

May I apologise to everyone for not holding myself together as well as I wanted. As most of you know Mark and Lyn were very close friends of both Gwen and I. They were there for me when Gwen passed,...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 8th March 2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 29,324
Posted By tc4332
Stephen, I have VCDS.

Stephen, I have VCDS.
Forum: Daily banter 7th March 2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,574
Posted By tc4332
Lyn has asked me to thank everyone for the...

Lyn has asked me to thank everyone for the wonderful cards that she has received. Especially for the beautiful thoughts, Thank You All.


Lyn actually said, "I nearly told Mark what you said", it...
Forum: Daily banter 7th March 2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,574
Posted By tc4332
A question has been asked about dress on the day....

A question has been asked about dress on the day.
If this is designated at any time, I will let you know.
Personally, I am planning on a grey suit, with a mackintosh (raincoat) if seriously...
Forum: Daily banter 4th March 2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,574
Posted By tc4332
A number of people have been asking why. Lyn...

A number of people have been asking why.
Lyn has asked me to let you know that Mark suffered from a rare form of abdominal cancer that spread very quickly to other organs before the medics could...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd March 2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,633
Posted By tc4332
No, don't dare stop. I think I might understand...

No, don't dare stop. I think I might understand some of it. I can read capitals.
Forum: Daily banter 3rd March 2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,574
Posted By tc4332
Funeral Details15:00 Thursday 11th March 2021 ...

Funeral Details15:00 Thursday 11th March 2021
Overdale Crematorium
Overdale Drive

Chorley New Road
Bolton BL1 5BU

Lyn is still not ready to receive anyone but does appreciate how supportive...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd March 2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,574
Posted By tc4332
Thank you Ian for making this a sticky. To try...

Thank you Ian for making this a sticky.
To try and save any concerns, rest assured that Joe is making arrangements to ensure the safe keeping of Mark's car and his large collection of spares. I am...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd March 2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,574
Posted By tc4332
This is the most terrible news, not fair at all. ...

This is the most terrible news, not fair at all.
Lyn is obviously very upset.
I have offered and been accepted as a Single Point Of Contact (SPOC). If you need to know anything please contact...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 7th February 2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,956
Posted By tc4332
Ratchet spanner?

Ratchet spanner?
Forum: Owners Meets 7th February 2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 28,803
Posted By tc4332
Course it does Steven. Presuming you went from...

Course it does Steven. Presuming you went from home so the different mileage at each end cancels out.
But that particular one was only one of three the same year and I'm not counting the Dutch...
Forum: Owners Meets 7th February 2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 28,803
Posted By tc4332
How do you think I feel. I didn't only have my...

How do you think I feel.
I didn't only have my car travels I was out and about most weeks on one coach trip or another.
How many of you have left home at 04:00, driven your car to Eastbourne,...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 4th February 2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,997
Posted By tc4332
I was having a problem where one of my neighbours...

I was having a problem where one of my neighbours with two golden labsused to let both of them use my son's offside rear a urinal post. He fell out with me when I spoke to him about it. Not the dog's...
Forum: Owners Meets 3rd February 2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,294
Posted By tc4332
I agree fully with Nic. Well put young man. I...

I agree fully with Nic. Well put young man.
I too have had to make similar hard thought decisions for the rest of this year.
Roll on 22 and hope that it is not a “Catch” situation.
Forum: Owners Meets 2nd February 2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,294
Posted By tc4332
Common sense there Sean. All my Army shindigs...

Common sense there Sean.
All my Army shindigs for 2021 have now been cancelled. I don't really see any change until 2022.
As for visiting my German family and friends . . . . .
I appreciate all...
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 29th January 2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,411
Posted By tc4332
I am still waiting on Warrington Audi. On...

I am still waiting on Warrington Audi.
On Monday I will attempt not to explode over them.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 29th January 2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,050
Posted By tc4332
Two of my old Army College friends live over...

Two of my old Army College friends live over there. One in Toronto and one that has moved up country from there.
The photos they send me are interesting.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 28th January 2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,050
Posted By tc4332
It would be nice to know at least where you are...

It would be nice to know at least where you are domiciled. Temperatures as low as you are reporting is certainly not UK.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 23rd January 2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,087
Posted By tc4332
And major point on a cold February day, he makes...

And major point on a cold February day, he makes a really good cuppa.
He covered my D3 beautifully. I did purchase spares but never used one of them so they have been fitted to my son's A8.
Long...
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 23rd January 2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,411
Posted By tc4332
I love your style MJ. Just the basic truth....

I love your style MJ.
Just the basic truth. :love:
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 22nd January 2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,411
Posted By tc4332
Thanks Neil, Not too ugly then. I am waiting on...

Thanks Neil,
Not too ugly then. I am waiting on Warrington Audi to contact me.
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 22nd January 2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,411
Posted By tc4332
Ugh!!! An ugly bracket. How about a DIY jobbie?...

Ugh!!! An ugly bracket.
How about a DIY jobbie? Just a mild weak adhesive? Watered dow PVA perhaps.
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 22nd January 2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,411
Posted By tc4332
Thanks Shaun. The photos from Dallas Dave...

Thanks Shaun.
The photos from Dallas Dave highlight the exact problem.
I'll put my wellies on and have a look at mine.
They are only talking 4.0 Litre cars like mine but I think this is a...
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 22nd January 2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,411
Posted By tc4332
Safety Recall 51G6 - Installing retaining plate.

Hi All,
I have received this notification this morning.
Anyone have an insight on this?
It might be only for my specific model/date.
Forum: Daily banter 22nd January 2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 17,537
Posted By tc4332
This pregnant whale usually lumbers over ours on...

This pregnant whale usually lumbers over ours on it's way to Hawarden (Chester).
Forum: D2 - Everything else 19th January 2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 33,657
Posted By tc4332
This highlights the difference between the way...

This highlights the difference between the way different people view a problem.


The Germanic follow the laid down plan meticulously.
The let us look at this properly way of a beautiful and...
Forum: Owners Meets 17th January 2021, 12:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,294
Posted By tc4332
I am honestly thinking that it is a dead duck. ...

I am honestly thinking that it is a dead duck.
Sorry all but with the three new more virulent variants I seriously believe that restrictions are with us until mid year.
I have had my first Pfizer...
Forum: Daily banter 14th January 2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,830
Posted By tc4332
No. Last time I used winters on a car was in...

No.
Last time I used winters on a car was in 1959 in Germany.
Though I have had a lot of experience using chains on coaches in the Alps during ski trips.
It was quite exciting because it was...
Forum: Daily banter 14th January 2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,830
Posted By tc4332
Not sure if it helps Ian but I managed to have...

Not sure if it helps Ian but I managed to have mine driving sideways for some 50 yards the other day.
OK it was on ice and I had booted somewhat harder than I meant.
Very strange because once the...
Forum: Daily banter 12th January 2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,547
Posted By tc4332
I had my first Pfizer this afternoon. Found it...

I had my first Pfizer this afternoon.
Found it to be really well organised.
Wigan's centre is in the hall that the annual model railway show is held in.
I arrived some twenty minutes early because...
Forum: Daily banter 6th January 2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,483
Posted By tc4332
I always tread very carefully where the ladies...

I always tread very carefully where the ladies are concerned. They can bite!!!!!!!
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 6th January 2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,345
Posted By tc4332
I am pleading Old Age, I didn't mean it Guv. It...

I am pleading Old Age, I didn't mean it Guv.
It was the Leprechauns that made me do it, honest.


My D4 passed it's MOT today. It had been delayed by 6 months due to Corona.
It came up with 14...
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 5th January 2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,345
Posted By tc4332
Is this a sign for the future? Mikki knows...

Is this a sign for the future?
Mikki knows something about D3's
Is there hope for the lesser ones amongst us?
If I don't fall of my perch could it be that my D4 could feel the touch of her gentle...
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 4th January 2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,345
Posted By tc4332
Spot on Nick. My experience tallies with you.

Spot on Nick.
My experience tallies with you.
Forum: Daily banter 31st December 2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,830
Posted By tc4332
It helps to have a pretty dolly lady posing inside

It helps to have a pretty dolly lady posing inside
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