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Re: Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by myglaren » 24 Dec 2017, 17:15

Incidentally Jim, I just found a similar article to this in a Swedish online newspaper.
http://www.ecomall.com/greenshopping/tigerflag.htm

That addresses our common complaint.

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Re: Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 24 Dec 2017, 17:34

myglaren wrote:
24 Dec 2017, 17:09
On the internet too Jim
https://tunein.com/radio/Radio-Caroline-s10517/

I remember listening when it launched but haven't thought of it for years (decades actually)


Radio on the Internet is just so wrong Steve... It's just not proper ;)

In my world radio is listened to on a wireless... Preferably on FM but AM is OK and at a pinch, DAB is just about acceptable ;)

Also, I prefer that any wireless I use is in excess of 40 years old and contains valves :)

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Re: Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by bobins » 24 Dec 2017, 17:35

CitroJim wrote:
24 Dec 2017, 16:36


One happy thing was being able to listen to Radio Caroline on 648KHz Medium Wave whilst doing the work... Caroline is now broadcasting full-time on Medium Wave

It only took her 50 years to go legal on the wireless! Shame she's only allowed to radiate 10Kw of transmitter power.

648KHz is the old BBC World Service frequency that used to be transmitted from Orford Ness. Now if only Caroline could use that transmitter... That one was 500Kw I believe :)



I know I've posted them before - but I believe these are part of them oldy-worldy World Service transmitters at Orford before they were removed :cry:
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Re: Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 24 Dec 2017, 18:00

myglaren wrote:
24 Dec 2017, 17:15
Incidentally Jim, I just found a similar article to this in a Swedish online newspaper.
http://www.ecomall.com/greenshopping/tigerflag.htm

That addresses our common complaint.


Thanks for that Steve, much appreciated :D

That is one very interesting article and very much reflects my experiences...

I pretty much do exactly as advised and it works well... I now know one reason why my sense of smell is so good... I don't assault it with all those artificial scents and fragrances... I dare not as like you it results in very bad things...

I still want to know why they feel the need to perfume our swimming pool... To mask the smell of chlorine I guess but I happen to love it.. The smell of bleach is one fragrance I both love and can tolerate :)

Do give Caroline a try. Their programming is just excellent... Suits my tastes very well indeed!

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Re: Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 24 Dec 2017, 18:09

bobins wrote:
24 Dec 2017, 17:35

I know I've posted them before - but I believe these are part of them oldy-worldy World Service transmitters at Orford before they were removed :cry:


I believe they may be the old Docherty 250Kw rigs Bobins... Two could be paralleled to make 500Kw when required :)

Now those are proper transmitters... Some difference to the 10Kw Caroline are currently running!

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Re: Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by bobins » 24 Dec 2017, 18:50

What part do you reckon these played in the Orford site, Jim ? They don't mean much to me !
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Avocet, Orford - Own Work
And a slightly larger view of the hall....
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Transmitter hall, Orford - Own Work

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Re: Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 24 Dec 2017, 19:31

bobins wrote:
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What part do you reckon these played in the Orford site, Jim ? They don't mean much to me !

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I'm not 100% sure but the Avocet has some jolly hairy capacitors in it and to me it looks like it may power distribution/control equipment. The multitude of meters along the top of it strongly suggests that...

It's not a transmitter as there's not great big thick feeder coming out of the top of it...

If not for power control it might be, going on the fact it has a little oscilloscope on the front, a high-level AM modulator for the transmitters...

I will do a bit of research and see what i can dig up...

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Re: Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by myglaren » 24 Dec 2017, 22:06

Never listen to radio Jim, with the exception of, odd mornings, preparing to go to work will put Classic FM on for ten minutes, about as much as I can tolerate.

I too have no problem with chlorine nor many solvents - Isoprop, meths etc.
I currently am awash with gunwash which although it is not pleasant it causes me no problems whatsoever.

Discussing that article (which I haven't yet read) with my son - on our way to dinner at youngest daughter's, he enlightened me on some recent research that may help us both.
He's busy working again but when he gets a chance is going to pass on the details for me to pass on to my specialist and I would be glad to share them with you.
Said son is in medical research and currently doing a PhD at Oxford/Guys Hospital so has an idea of what he is talking about.

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Re: Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 25 Dec 2017, 06:56

myglaren wrote:
24 Dec 2017, 22:06
Discussing that article (which I haven't yet read) with my son - on our way to dinner at youngest daughter's, he enlightened me on some recent research that may help us both.
He's busy working again but when he gets a chance is going to pass on the details for me to pass on to my specialist and I would be glad to share them with you.


Steve, that will be brilliant and very much appreciated :)

In my house, car, whilst running and at work when alone the radio is on constantly. Can't live without it...

The usual station is BBC 3CR, our most excellent local. If not that then BBC R4 or R5L and now Caroline when reception allows...

I used to listen to CFM but I cannot tolerate the adverts - that applies to ALL commercial stations...

As for BBC R2... The best thing that could happen to that is that all it's transmitters are used to broadcast Caroline... I'm not a fan of R2 at all, it just seems full of Ed Sheeran and so-called DJs with over-inflated egos...

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Re: Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by lexi » 25 Dec 2017, 14:04

Give me a drama on Radio 4 or some good Classical on 3. Tucked up in a caravan on a remote croft with the wind howling and just me and my Grundig Yacht Boy ( not what you think lol) . A good doc or play on radio is really something in these locations. Even here at home my Tandberg receiver and small Philips single drivers with whizzer cones are next to bed. Radio 4 goes on about 12 midnight, and the last hour is sometimes the best for off beat stuff.

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Re: Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Michel » 25 Dec 2017, 14:42

lexi wrote:
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Give me a drama on Radio 4 or some good Classical on 3....


Or a test match. Late at night, live from Oz or India, on R4 Long Wave, with all the weird LW hoots, hisses and whistles. Paradise. I find this immeasurably better than watching cricket in full HD on a 50" screen!

Often used to listen to the Saturday night play on R4 when I was a kid. My grandad and gran always listened to it and I often stayed there at weekends.

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Re: Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 25 Dec 2017, 17:03

That symptom does sound more like some sort of ECU glitch in that it's not responding to the inputs after encountering some specific set of variables...corrupt memory cell in the EPROM the map is stored on?

Don't know really!

Faulty throttle pot I'd tend to expect to trigger a CEL and most likely be a momentary glitch that it would sort itself out in very short order... certainly what happens on the Lada.

Out of curiosity I tried unplugging the throttle pot on there and it threw the whole system into the default "limp home" mode. Plugging it back in resulted in after a couple of seconds the system sorting itself out and dropping back into closed loop mode.

Different ECUs will probably handle the fault condition differently so that's probably less useful than it might be if we had two with the same setup to compare...

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Re: Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 25 Dec 2017, 23:24

lexi wrote:
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Tucked up in a caravan on a remote croft with the wind howling and just me and my Grundig Yacht Boy ( not what you think lol) .


I know exactly what a Yacht Boy is Lexi :) I've fixed enough of them!

Zel, a duff area of the ECU map is a very good possibility.. I'll have to try unplugging the throttle pot and see what happens... I expect the same as you and it will be a very valid test...

If so then I'll be after another ECU... That may be like trying to find a hen's tooth though... The ECU may be easy enough but finding one where the keypad code is known may be a bit tricky...

Today has been the most wonderful Christmas Day ever :) It started with the most brilliant parkrun, continued with a truly lovely bike ride to Olney via a very scenic route fora truly wonderful dinner, a fantastically brilliant afternoon and evening with my most loved ones :)

Even the ride home in a howling wet gale was good :)

Good job I had the foresight ton take all of my wet weather gear with me today...

I've eaten far too much so tomorrow morning I'll be off out for a very long run!!!

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Re: Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 26 Dec 2017, 00:02

I am glad you have had an enjoyable Christmas Day, Jim. While you may have eaten too much it will be wholesome food that you have prepared, so it will not affect your physique too adversely (and will be easy for you to burn off). Have a fun and safe Boxing Day (and I hope that the rain we are having here in Berkshire will not visit Buckinghamshire for long, and not affect the footing in any way).

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Re: Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 26 Dec 2017, 07:50

Thanks James and I trust you enjoyed an excellent Christmas day and have a great Boxing day in prospect :)
Hell Razor5543 wrote:
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While you may have eaten too much it will be wholesome food that you have prepared, so it will not affect your physique too adversely (and will be easy for you to burn off).


I'm of for a 10K run in a while with my running club so that'll help! One day of excess is no problem at all...

I even took a day off from being vegetarian yesterday - the turkey, gammon and pigs in blankets was just too tempting and my ex and daughters are some very, very excellent cooks :)

I have a friend round for lunch today and it's now back to vegetarian. I've cooked up a very special Christmas vegan moussaka :)