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#85621 OFFLINE   mrbenn

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Posted Today, 10:35 AM

Lexus is poorly :(.

Steering pump making all sorts of whining noises (matching the engine speed) and lots of groaning and shuddering from the steering wheel at low speed manoeuvres. Only really bad when very cold...when the car has warmed up it all seems okay, and it's less noticeable when the ambient temperature is higher.

Going to investigate power steering fluid first and hope it's just low.

I can imagine a pump is expensive to replace by itself but I cannot bring myself to look up the cost of replacing the steering rack...

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That sounds like a classic symptom of low fluid and associated air in the pump to me.

 

Top up if necessary (may have to do it with the engine running to help dispel air) and bleed by turning the wheels slowly from almost lock to almost lock.Put the tyres on something slippy, or just drive forward slowly while turning the wheel.



#85622 OFFLINE   stonedagain

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Posted Today, 10:38 AM

Has your Lexus got a filter in the PAS fluid reservoir? If it's partially blocked, cold fluid being pumped through it can cause noise. I replaced the reservoir & fluid on my Freelander 2 for the same reason.

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Posted Today, 11:17 AM

 

 

Apparently there are two grades of superglue - medical and non medical

 

I haven't died yet 

 

I believe non-medical superglue is carcinogenic when used to stick yourself back together.


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#85624 OFFLINE   rantingYoof

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Posted Today, 12:04 PM

Thanks for the Lexus thoughts. First step is to buy some ATF and try a top up...Hopefully it'll just be low fluid.

I'm making good progress on my dissertation today so should be able to justify some car tinkering this afternoon before THE light fades.

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Posted Today, 12:08 PM

If it is low fluid on the Lexus, check the ps pump isn't dripping fluid into the alternator.

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Posted Today, 12:21 PM

Sitting around waiting for a bank transfer to clear.

HSBC and Halifax in Gloucester are metres apart, I could’ve transferred the cash in person faster.


I doubt it, you would have had the big discussion about why you wanted to take the cash out, to make sure you are not being scammed then they would try to get you to take a loan out instead, to lend you your own money. If you did eventually get your cash you would have the fun of trying to pay it in, because of money laundering rules, and showing the withdrawal slip from the other place may not be enough without a phone call. Ask me how I know this.
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#85627 OFFLINE   nebuchenezer

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Posted Today, 12:31 PM

I believe non-medical superglue is carcinogenic when used to stick yourself back together.

Imagine running that past BUPA as a cause for your hospitalisation...........


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#85628 OFFLINE   nebuchenezer

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Posted Today, 12:36 PM

I doubt it, you would have had the big discussion about why you wanted to take the cash out, to make sure you are not being scammed then they would try to get you to take a loan out instead, to lend you your own money. If you did eventually get your cash you would have the fun of trying to pay it in, because of money laundering rules, and showing the withdrawal slip from the other place may not be enough without a phone call. Ask me how I know this.

My father and my brother have recently had need of moving significant amounts of cash between their accounts to facilitate purchase and improvements of/to the parents new home.

 

Paroxysms of rage doesn't even begin to describe their reactions to the banks fucking around because money laundering regulations.


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#85629 OFFLINE   rantingYoof

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Posted Today, 12:37 PM

If it is low fluid on the Lexus, check the ps pump isn't dripping fluid into the alternator.

Eeek.

*terrify*

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#85630 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted Today, 01:54 PM

I doubt it, you would have had the big discussion about why you wanted to take the cash out, to make sure you are not being scammed then they would try to get you to take a loan out instead, to lend you your own money. If you did eventually get your cash you would have the fun of trying to pay it in, because of money laundering rules, and showing the withdrawal slip from the other place may not be enough without a phone call. Ask me how I know this.


Basically what stopped me doing it (it was the HSBC staff member’s suggestion!)

She waived the CHAPS fee though, fair play.
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Posted Today, 02:02 PM

Snow is forecast for this weekend, so the starter motor on the L200 has packed up FFS. It has not completely failed, it engages for half a turn or so then disengages. Strangely, load it more by putting it in gear and it turns over fine, so I am guessing a strip and clean will sort it. Of course the Discovery is in the workshop waiting on brake work, organised for Sunday, and is up on blocks. It is -1c outside, with a windchill making it about -8c so I am not fixing it outside. Think I will fix the fuel pipe drip on the Holden and go and throw some fuel into that for snow driving duties. Too many cars....


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#85632 OFFLINE   Supernaut

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Posted Today, 02:29 PM

Yay, snow!

Perfect* for my automatic RWD car which doesn't have winter tyres on it yet.
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Posted Today, 04:28 PM

Yay, snow!

Perfect* for my automatic RWD car which doesn't have winter tyres on it yet.


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Posted Today, 04:29 PM

Yay, snow!

Perfect* for my automatic RWD car which doesn't have winter tyres on it yet.


Find a carpark and practice:)
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Posted Today, 04:39 PM

GR8, I have tonsillitis now and I've lost my voice today so I can't grumble verbally for now.
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Posted Today, 05:07 PM

Something in the back of my head thinks my stepdaughter's girlfriend is being abused at home. Something was mentioned the other day when she stayed over as she said her dad referred to her as a "dirty dyke" and looked close to tears when she said it. Also noticed a bruise on her arm.

 

No way to treat a 16 year old. Especially one who's really happy with my SD and vice versa.

 

Wife and I have been e-mailing a few child protection charities for advice on what to do. If she was 18 I'd just tell her to move in.

 

 

Had a chat with SD and wifey yesterday evening expressing my concerns. Apparently the girlfriend has been grounded because she didn't "answer her phone" on Monday evening.

 

The annoying thing is the parents have mine and the wife's mobile numbers, the stepdaughter's mobile number and our landline. No excuse not to call one of those and ask if everything is ok.

 

Is this over-strict parenting or abuse?


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Posted Today, 05:11 PM

Had a chat with SD and wifey yesterday evening expressing my concerns. Apparently the girlfriend has been grounded because she didn't "answer her phone" on Monday evening.
 
The annoying thing is the parents have mine and the wife's mobile numbers, the stepdaughter's mobile number and our landline. No excuse not to call one of those and ask if everything is ok.
 
Is this over-strict parenting or abuse?

Could be either, you could do with speaking to the sorts of people in your previous post. If you struggle though give me a shout and I can put you in touch with someone who is experienced in child protection/ social work and can probably offer advice informally.

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Posted Today, 05:16 PM

Could be either, you could do with speaking to the sorts of people in your previous post. If you struggle though give me a shout and I can put you in touch with someone who is experienced in child protection/ social work and can probably offer advice informally.

 

 

Cheers for that Tamworth, I'm going to ask SD every now and then what the score is. I know the girls are pretty keen on each other as inseparable at college and when they're together here, In 5 1/2 years of being with mrs d this is the happiest I've seen madam with a suitor. As it stands it looks like they won't get much time together over the forthcoming college break. 


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Posted Today, 05:18 PM

Having a frustrating time at the moment with the Princess.  The fuel screw seems intent on unscrewing itself which is mucking all the settings up.  There is very much an art to driving a car that has suddenly developed a self-adjusting carb.  Thankfully, my spare is being reconditioned and rebuilt as I type so the problem will hopefully go away completely soon.  In the meantime, I'm just gritting my teeth.  We're going to go through all the various settings as soon as we can at the unit, just to check everything else is as it should be.  Who knows what else has developed a mind of its own?



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Posted Today, 05:18 PM

Had a chat with SD and wifey yesterday evening expressing my concerns. Apparently the girlfriend has been grounded because she didn't "answer her phone" on Monday evening.
 
The annoying thing is the parents have mine and the wife's mobile numbers, the stepdaughter's mobile number and our landline. No excuse not to call one of those and ask if everything is ok.
 
Is this over-strict parenting or abuse?


Calling your own daughter a 'dirty dyke' is abuse. Difficult situation though, it's easy for any action you take to make you the villain of the piece in the eyes of your teenage daughter; but from what you've said about her education in the past she's clearly bright, so maybe talk to her first?
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Posted Today, 05:19 PM

Having a frustrating time at the moment with the Princess.  The fuel screw seems intent on unscrewing itself which is mucking all the settings up.  There is very much an art to driving a car that has suddenly developed a self-adjusting carb.  Thankfully, my spare is being reconditioned and rebuilt as I type so the problem will hopefully go away completely soon.  In the meantime, I'm just gritting my teeth.  We're going to go through all the various settings as soon as we can at the unit, just to check everything else is as it should be.  Who knows what else has developed a mind of its own?

 

 

Drop of nail polish or thread lock to hold it in place?


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Posted Today, 05:23 PM

Calling your own daughter a 'dirty dyke' is abuse. Difficult situation though, it's easy for any action you take to make you the villain of the piece in the eyes of your teenage daughter; but from what you've said about her education in the past she's clearly bright, so maybe talk to her first?

 

 

A gay friend of mine whose dad always called him a Nancy/fairy/poof in a jokey sort of way after he came out at a similar age and they bounced off of each other and still have a happy healthy father/son relationship 25 years on. Admittedly she did look like she was going to cry. I don't want to in all guns a-blazing until I know more.

 

Little chats with the SD for the next few days is the current agenda, either me, the mrs or both finding out more.


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Posted Today, 05:42 PM

Fuck knows what wrong with the pinto in the van now, it's approaching the coldest time of year so this is when it normally shits itself.
Today the tickover has vanished, luckily it's manual choke so I pulled it out slightly to give a1500 rpm idle speed.
Planning on checking plugs, cleaning dizzy cap and checking valve clearances tomorrow.

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Posted Today, 06:20 PM

Yay, snow!

Perfect* for my automatic RWD car which doesn't have winter tyres on it yet.

 

Pfft. The two worst winters I've seen here (a good 12-18" of snow in places) I've been driving a Merc 260e & Jag XJ40 without issues. RWD is fine in snow if you drive it properly. The main trick with a RWD auto is knock it into N at walking speed, or you'll the find the front wheels lock with the brakes & the car keeps going as the rear brakes don't stop the creep.... (mind you it's quite funny as the front slides down the camber on command).


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Posted Today, 07:01 PM

This is where the otherwise fine W124 foot parking brake thing is a bastard.  I can feather the rear brakes on the 190E with the proper handbrake to check creep without knocking it in and out of Drive which isn't ideal in poor traction conditions.


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Posted Today, 07:05 PM

Went to have routine eye exam yesterday, annual- seems when I whacked myself upside the head Tuesday I made my retina bleed.

Now I gotta go see an eyeball specialist.


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Posted Today, 07:10 PM

Friends of mines car was reversed into by the guy across the road from them who drives one of those pickups with the aluminium beds. You can clearly see the dent on the car from the corner of the bed and parts of their red brake light were lodged in the corner of his pickup. He has flatly denied it and claimed someone else hit him that’s why there’s bits of red brake light stuck to his truck.

They called the company on the side of the pickup but they just said if he has denied it they won’t do anything. It’s properly messed up their car so badly the sliding door no longer slides back so there’s no way he wouldn’t have noticed it.

What a total shitty human, I wonder if I should pass the company details to Sheefag for a special call?

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Posted Today, 07:51 PM

Friends of mines car was reversed into by the guy across the road from them who drives one of those pickups with the aluminium beds. You can clearly see the dent on the car from the corner of the bed and parts of their red brake light were lodged in the corner of his pickup. He has flatly denied it and claimed someone else hit him that’s why there’s bits of red brake light stuck to his truck.

They called the company on the side of the pickup but they just said if he has denied it they won’t do anything. It’s properly messed up their car so badly the sliding door no longer slides back so there’s no way he wouldn’t have noticed it.

What a total shitty human, I wonder if I should pass the company details to Sheefag for a special call?


Message the managing director with pictures of the damage and the location, also damage to the truck, if it's a company vehicle there should be a daily check done so damage would have been noted prior.




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