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P4dstar
2 hours ago, spruce said:

 

So miracles do happen.😂  I wonder if Europarts will get the warranty refund from Lion?

The last one was Bosch. To be honest with their buying power I can’t see they would struggle. Super impressed though. Even today I would have accepted store credit, at best I was expecting a refund of the original £94. Didn’t even ask me to fill in a form.

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spruce
7 hours ago, P4dstar said:

The last one was Bosch. To be honest with their buying power I can’t see they would struggle. Super impressed though. Even today I would have accepted store credit, at best I was expecting a refund of the original £94. Didn’t even ask me to fill in a form.

 

Ah! Sorry, I got a little mixed up. For some stupid reason I thought it was a Lion Battery, but that's the one you nearly bought. I'm loosing it.

 

I was also confused when they refunded you on the £110 rather than the £94 but then I was confused before that.

 

I also cause confusion. My son calls me 'The Fat Controller' when I drive because he says I cause confusion and delay. I call it being courteous. 🤔

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Tuffers
On 11/02/2019 at 21:30, P4dstar said:

Sussed it.... This is a class B;

 

https://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/p/car-parts/car-electrics-and-car-lighting/electrical/car-battery/?444776790&1&cc5_990

 

Used the discount code BATT50 and it will be £110 and best of all it's ready for collection tomorrow. Thanks for your help @spruce

 

Isn't that a dual range battery Paddy?

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P4dstar
6 minutes ago, Tuffers said:

 

Isn't that a dual range battery Paddy?

What's a dual range battery? 🤷‍♂️ Seems to be working well...

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spruce
11 minutes ago, P4dstar said:

What's a dual range battery? 🤷‍♂️ Seems to be working well...

 

Both starter and leisure battery? Yes, as it has a CCA value (cold cranking amps) which classes it as a starter battery.

 

Its my opinion that this type of battery is best for most of us, especially those with added diesel heaters and electric hose reels.

 

The caravan industry is demanding a battery that's more than a leisure battery as it also needs to deliver power to drive a motor mover.

 

 

 

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P4dstar
2 minutes ago, spruce said:

 

Both starter and leisure battery? Yes, as it has a CCA value (cold cranking amps) which classes it as a starter battery.

 

Its my opinion that this type of battery is best for most of us, especially those with added diesel heaters and electric hose reels.

 

The caravan industry is demanding a battery that's more than a leisure battery as it also needs to deliver power to drive a motor mover.

None of that fancy stuff here yet. It's been cracking though. Since I installed the split charge it hasn't needed to be bench charged. I've regularly tested it with the handheld thing and it reads between 12.8 and 12.9 each night.

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Part Timer
3 hours ago, P4dstar said:

None of that fancy stuff here yet. It's been cracking though. Since I installed the split charge it hasn't needed to be bench charged. I've regularly tested it with the handheld thing and it reads between 12.8 and 12.9 each night.

Hand held thing 😂 you're as technically competent as me 

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Iron Giant
7 hours ago, Part Timer said:

Hand held thing 😂 you're as technically competent as me 


Competent or incompetent  🤔  I am definitely technically and occasionally practically incompetent although people who know me would say I am incompetent most of the time especially my wife  🤣  

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spruce
4 minutes ago, Iron Giant said:


Competent or incompetent  🤔  I am definitely technically and occasionally practically incompetent although people who know me would say I am incompetent most of the time especially my wife  🤣  

 

When it comes to married men, we will never win. My daughter in law bought me this tee shirt in Spain last year. It basicially says it all.

Image result for i don't need google shirt

 

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Iron Giant
1 minute ago, spruce said:

 

When it comes to married men, we will never win. My daughter in law bought me this tee shirt in Spain last year. It basicially says it all.

Image result for i don't need google shirt

 



I like it, have you learned to agree with everything your wife says, older married men keep telling me I should just agree for a quiet life, I still haven't managed it after almost 19 years of marriage 😅

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spruce
1 minute ago, Iron Giant said:



I like it, have you learned to agree with everything your wife says, older married men keep telling me I should just agree for a quiet life, I still haven't managed it after almost 19 years of marriage 😅

 

I agree. You will eventually learn how to do it. You are still young so this will come with time yet. 😁

The trick is to be able to agree with the things that don't matter but not to agree to something you will regret agreeing to later, if that makes sense.

 

It also takes time to develop selective deafness so you filter out the general mumbo jumbo but still able to respond at approporiate times to give the impression you are paying 100% attention. We've been married 45 years next month and I still haven't mastered it. She thinks I'm generally loosing my hearing and that's the trick. When she suggests you should maybe make an appointment to get your hearing checked, then you know you've cracked it. 😂

 

However, what I have learnt is that you need to keep an array of 'weapons' to hand. Being able to divert to conversation onto another topic midstream is a good one. It doesn't even have to make sense.

Her. "Have you thought about what we are going to do for our holidays this year?"

Me "You know, I've really been thinking about this alot recently ........... Do you actually think that the Americans landed on the moon back in 1969 or did they fake it?"

 

If you are in the car and the conversation gets a little 'tense,' nothing changes the topic of conversation quicker than if you intentionally wander over to the edge and run over the rumble strips. If you fake a wake up (a jolt) and shake your head a bit this adds more credability to the act and will definitely change the subject and enable you to steer the conversation in a different direction. She also get rather tense if I drive in the slow lane at the same speed as the lorries. It all diversionary tactics.

 

Isn't that a nice song playing on the radio? It reminds me off.......... when the radio is switched off.

 

 

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P4dstar
7 hours ago, Part Timer said:

Hand held thing 😂 you're as technically competent as me 

You know... the thingie bob for the whatcha ma call it 😂😂😂

3 minutes ago, spruce said:

 

I agree. You will eventually learn how to do it. You are still young so this will come with time yet. 😁

The trick is to be able to agree with the things that don't matter but not to agree to something you will regret agreeing to later, if that makes sense.

 

It also takes time to develop selective deafness so you filter out the general mumbo jumbo but still able to respond at approporiate times to give the impression you are paying 100% attention. We've been married 45 years next month and I still haven't mastered it. She thinks I'm generally loosing my hearing and that's the trick. When she suggests you should maybe make an appointment to get your hearing checked, then you know you've cracked it. 😂

 

However, what I have learnt is that you need to keep an array of 'weapons' to hand. Being able to divert to conversation onto another topic midstream is a good one. It doesn't even have to make sense.

Her. "Have you thought about what we are going to do for our holidays this year?"

Me "You know, I've really been thinking about this alot recently ........... Do you actually think that the Americans landed on the moon back in 1969 or did they fake it?"

 

If you are in the car and the conversation gets a little 'tense,' nothing changes the topic of conversation quicker than if you intentionally wander over to the edge and run over the rumble strips. If you fake a wake up (a jolt) and shake your head a bit this adds more credability to the act and will definitely change the subject and enable you to steer the conversation in a different direction. She also get rather tense if I drive in the slow lane at the same speed as the lorries. It all diversionary tactics.

 

Isn't that a nice song playing on the radio? It reminds me off.......... when the radio is switched off.

 

 

I’m gonna use every one of these! You should be a marriage guidance counsellor just for blokes 😂 

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spruce
5 minutes ago, P4dstar said:

You know... the thingie bob for the whatcha ma call it 😂😂😂

I’m gonna use every one of these! You should be a marriage guidance counsellor just for blokes 😂 

 

No, it comes with age. The older we get the better we get at it as it becomes more natural.

 

As we get older the unfortunate thing is that our health deteriorates. I had a TURP op on my prostate 10 years ago which has left me with an 'over active bladder.' (A very common complaint they don't tell you about - not that it matters because after the op I could pee again.) When I get the call of nature I have to immediately respond. Whilst this issue is very frustrating when outdoors working, it can also be used to great effect. I have an excuse to leave the room even in mid conversation to go to the toilet. That's usually the end of that topic of conversation. I might then 'forget' to go back into the room and start doing something else. If I do go back into the room later its easy to divert the conversation onto another topic. A simple question, "Would you like a cup of coffee?" is a good one. "Whats for dinner (tea) tonight?" even although I can see its cooking on the stove, is another. "Those roses in the back garden look so beautiful, its a credit to your hard work and care."

 

There are also certain 'buttons' she has that can also be pressed at the right time. Talk about what one of the grandkids said will change her mood totally. In the middle of a topic so unrelated I said, " Do you know what Victoria said to me when I walked in this morning?" (Victoria is our 5 year old Granddaughter).

"No what?"

"She said, hello Oupa (that's me), its nice to see you."

"Ah, she so cute" means that the wife's mood has totally switched phases.

 

Tell her the dentist found a cavity in a tooth of hers and the wife will go mental. Its because they are being fed so much junk. Then she goes off on another tangent about how poorly that are being brought up. An excellent way of changing the topic albeit at someone elses expense. 😁

 

BTW, I can say what I like on here because I know for a fact she will never read it.😂

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