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Forum: Daily banter Today, 05:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 912
Posted By Ameiseuk
I can only blame Skip Sudduth for my S8 ownership...

I can only blame Skip Sudduth for my S8 ownership (ok, that was a PF in green and I ended up with a FL in silver....)

Having realised I needed to own an S8, I drove several local examples for sale...
Forum: Daily banter 18th April 2021, 02:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,054
Posted By Ameiseuk
Is that not all dealership oiks? I've just...

Is that not all dealership oiks?

I've just given up after ringing the local Fiat stealership 3 days in a row to order front pads and discs for a Ducato van.
Local indy parts dealer had them...
Forum: Daily banter 16th April 2021, 02:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By Ameiseuk
What in all manner of non-originality is...

What in all manner of non-originality is that??????????

Remarkably non-local accent too....:ROFL:

It's the sort of bodge I would expect to see tearing up and down the streets of rural Northern...
Forum: Daily banter 21st March 2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,056
Posted By Ameiseuk
....I'll get me popcorn!

....I'll get me popcorn!
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 11th March 2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By Ameiseuk
If you get a UK buyer and need shipping, let me...

If you get a UK buyer and need shipping, let me know. I have a covered low loader in the UK every few weeks. GLWS
Forum: Daily banter 9th March 2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 730
Posted By Ameiseuk
It would be rude not to.......

Deviating from my usual Xmas builds of Lego Technic cranes and forklifts....thought as homage to the S8's technical predecessor :love:

Also inspired by a couple of very tidy examples at a local...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd March 2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,610
Posted By Ameiseuk
I used to be able to semi master the hardware...

I used to be able to semi master the hardware side of IT - now I get as far as CTRL+ALT+DEL

...or connecting to Teamviewer and let someone remotely fix the problem.

Was actually quite chuffed...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd March 2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,306
Posted By Ameiseuk
So sad. RIP

So sad. RIP
Forum: D2 - Lights 25th February 2021, 05:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,791
Posted By Ameiseuk
Fog lights do have a reflector (or reflective...

Fog lights do have a reflector (or reflective material) on the inside of the housing.

2 possible solutions -

1.. Purchase UK RHD foglamp housing from our forum sponsors. Hopefully this will...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 9th February 2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 33,308
Posted By Ameiseuk
....just thinking the same thing!

....just thinking the same thing!
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 1st February 2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,878
Posted By Ameiseuk
...it does have the drop/fold down rear headrests...

...it does have the drop/fold down rear headrests though :love:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 30th January 2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,518
Posted By Ameiseuk
If anyone buys it in the UK, I can ship it over...

If anyone buys it in the UK, I can ship it over on our covered low loader
Forum: Daily banter 27th January 2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By Ameiseuk
Ironically sold a forklift today to Linamar...

Ironically sold a forklift today to Linamar (Montupet) who occupy the old Delorean site in Dunmurry - they make automotive aluminum castings for JLR/PSA group.

Moving forward they are going to...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 23rd January 2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 33,308
Posted By Ameiseuk
The 'nuke from orbit' gif has just been...

The 'nuke from orbit' gif has just been saved.....using that one in work on Monday to a customer not far from Sean.......sorry if there is any fallout issues in the area :(
Forum: D2 - Everything else 19th January 2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 33,308
Posted By Ameiseuk
That's 2 bottles ordered on Amazon now! :D

That's 2 bottles ordered on Amazon now! :D
Forum: Daily banter 17th January 2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,220
Posted By Ameiseuk
I live under the flight path to Belfast...

I live under the flight path to Belfast International....never going to win prizes for the busiest airport in the UK...by a long shot!
However it is surreal how quiet that has even become of late....
Forum: D2 - Everything else 11th January 2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 33,308
Posted By Ameiseuk
Unfortunately there are people who call...

Unfortunately there are people who call themselves mechanics....I see it all too often in the glorious world of forklifts.

I've had to sack 'engineers' over the years for repairing machines in a...
Forum: D2 - Interior 3rd January 2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,047
Posted By Ameiseuk
Did exactly that - entered the Polish 'FOTEL VW...

Did exactly that - entered the Polish 'FOTEL VW CRAFTER' and the 3rd result was exactly what I was looking for (going by the pics anyway).

We have a polish guy working on a machine for us at the...
Forum: D2 - Interior 2nd January 2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,047
Posted By Ameiseuk
Is there an english language version of this...

Is there an english language version of this site?

I've just found a part for my campervan in 2 mins - have been looking on Ebay for months!

....sorry for the thread hijack!
Forum: Daily banter 9th December 2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,462
Posted By Ameiseuk
Mains electricity is a costly 'fuel' to make, and...

Mains electricity is a costly 'fuel' to make, and equally as dangerous as Hydrogen....Chernobyl? Three Mile Island?

I'm currently involved in the project of ripping out a 'brand new' dual fuel...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 6th December 2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,556
Posted By Ameiseuk
Coming from a panel van with 2 rubbish OEM...

Coming from a panel van with 2 rubbish OEM speakers in the doors anything is an improvement!

I upgraded the door speakers to a JBL component set with tweeters atop the dash, 2x JBL component sets...
Forum: Daily banter 6th December 2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,462
Posted By Ameiseuk
one word....Hydrogen Lithium Ion is the...

one word....Hydrogen

Lithium Ion is the current 'buzz word' in battery technology....everyone has jumped on the band wagon however it is as much of a 'dirty fuel' as diesel.

There is simply not...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 29th November 2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,556
Posted By Ameiseuk
I have a Panasonic under seat sub in the camper...

I have a Panasonic under seat sub in the camper van. Very tidy and easy to install (can work off speaker line output or phono/sub output from the head unit)

Wired remote gives you control from...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 18th November 2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,563
Posted By Ameiseuk
+1 For SGS, use them all the time for struts in...

+1 For SGS, use them all the time for struts in work
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 30th October 2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,892
Posted By Ameiseuk
Easily done. If Sean remembers, I acquired a...

Easily done. If Sean remembers, I acquired a clean fully functional D2 cluster from him.

Local car electronics repair company were able to lift all data incl immobiliser/key data/mileage from my...
Forum: Daily banter 10th October 2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,054
Posted By Ameiseuk
Lynne's last Mini Countryman had all service data...

Lynne's last Mini Countryman had all service data on the ignition key.
We were always told to bring both keys to a service to update them incase the regular key was lost.

Replacement Merc has a...
Forum: Daily banter 18th September 2020, 04:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,536
Posted By Ameiseuk
Moke

Watch any Bond movie from the early '80's and the baddies lair was normally littered with Mini Mokes....probably a pile of them still lying abandoned at Pinewood studios.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 18th September 2020, 04:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,148
Posted By Ameiseuk
What in the.....

It's this one that gets me.....

What is all that on the dash?

Looks like it's either been a stormchasers car....or someone has gone nuts at the bargain bin in their local Halfords :ROFL:
...
Forum: Daily banter 5th May 2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,220
Posted By Ameiseuk
Funny enough, I'm sitting in my study looking out...

Funny enough, I'm sitting in my study looking out at what should be the final turn to line up for landing at Belfast International (BFS/EGAA)
Total lack of aircraft at the moment, the evening should...
Forum: Daily banter 21st March 2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,582
Posted By Ameiseuk
It is surreal how we watched from afar about this...

It is surreal how we watched from afar about this 'virus' in china and the speed at which they threw together hospitals to cope. Now the issue is at our doorstep!

In the forklift game a lot of...
Forum: Daily banter 14th March 2020, 04:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,399
Posted By Ameiseuk
Bugger, that means I'll have to take down my row...

Bugger, that means I'll have to take down my row of 'every car I've ever owned' number plates from my garage If I ever move house :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 2nd March 2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,399
Posted By Ameiseuk
Mrs H.'s Mini Countryman (which is for sale if...

Mrs H.'s Mini Countryman (which is for sale if anyone wants one BTW) has all the service info held on the ignition key. It's on a mini 'service plan' so apart from the annual 'invoice' we get no...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 29th February 2020, 05:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,184
Posted By Ameiseuk
At $2- (or better) these cars would be 'on the...

At $2- (or better) these cars would be 'on the money' for FL S8's
We're just stuck with a cruddy exchange rate until the newfangled Brexit thingy gets sorted (whatever that is)
Forum: Daily banter 29th February 2020, 04:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,399
Posted By Ameiseuk
Interesting article, and one that has been...

Interesting article, and one that has been debated around our building of late.
While forklifts are not maybe classed the same as a car, the ability to resell with service history does affect it's...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 24th February 2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 28,118
Posted By Ameiseuk
I installed an Xtrons Windows based unit in my VW...

I installed an Xtrons Windows based unit in my VW Crafter camper when I first purchased it.
Total lack of instructions meant I was very much fitting by trial and error.

Serious issues with...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 20th February 2020, 04:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,586
Posted By Ameiseuk
Another excellent engineering piece from MJ! ...

Another excellent engineering piece from MJ!
Keep going!! +++
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 16th November 2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,735
Posted By Ameiseuk
My centre display and heater temperature displays...

My centre display and heater temperature displays both had the expanding blobs Sean referred to.

Heater controls swapped out with a good unit off a breaker which solved that one.

Bought another...
Forum: Daily banter 5th April 2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,095
Posted By Ameiseuk
That is one long front end on that coach - can...

That is one long front end on that coach - can see what you mean about the nose and tail swing!
Forum: Daily banter 8th March 2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,373
Posted By Ameiseuk
Ah, 200SX - beautiful car and I agree with the...

Ah, 200SX - beautiful car and I agree with the professor. Not a car for a greasy road.
Think that spoiler comes under the term of 'grab handle'
Thankfully the UK spec one I had for a while was much...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd March 2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,607
Posted By Ameiseuk
That's destruction on a whole new level. I've...

That's destruction on a whole new level.
I've seen some wrecked engines in my time but it's normally a row of valve imprints on pistons - this is a whole new level!
Forum: Motormouth 17th February 2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,485
Posted By Ameiseuk
...Can't say I've seen too many red Porsches...

...Can't say I've seen too many red Porsches locally...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 14th February 2019, 04:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,741
Posted By Ameiseuk
Could the oil leak have caused some damage to the...

Could the oil leak have caused some damage to the alternator?

I've seen electrical gremlins manifest themselves through a voltage spike coming from a faulty alternator - a generic OBD reader with...
Forum: Daily banter 19th January 2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,582
Posted By Ameiseuk
Brilliant!

Brilliant!
Forum: D2 - Everything else 7th January 2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,600
Posted By Ameiseuk
Jap imports would always beep/ping/bong 5-6 times...

Jap imports would always beep/ping/bong 5-6 times on start up.
subarus are particularly annoying!
Forum: Daily banter 21st December 2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,518
Posted By Ameiseuk
Nice Write up!

Nice Write up!
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 19th December 2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 22,426
Posted By Ameiseuk
Under seat active sub will take a line input from...

Under seat active sub will take a line input from a speaker - just tap in to rear door speaker wires in the 'B' pillar and configure to accept line input.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 17th December 2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,517
Posted By Ameiseuk
I've the remains of a cluster in the garage - let...

I've the remains of a cluster in the garage - let me see if the front perspex is presentable
Forum: Daily banter 24th November 2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,464
Posted By Ameiseuk
Most chargers will recommend disconnecting...

Most chargers will recommend disconnecting battery terminals while charging just in case they fry electronics - it's the normal 'get out of jail free' clause in case anything goes wrong.

I would...
Forum: Daily banter 19th November 2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 21,182
Posted By Ameiseuk
All I can say is WOW! Absolutely fantastic work...

All I can say is WOW!
Absolutely fantastic work as always - I thought I was doing well hammering bits of joinery together with the camper conversion.
This is on a whole different level!

Think I...
Forum: Daily banter 19th November 2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,141
Posted By Ameiseuk
Nissan have been waiting on an opportunity to...

Nissan have been waiting on an opportunity to dispose of his services.
Goshn has single handedly disposed of every division Nissan had apart from cars and they are now suffering from a lack of...
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