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  1. The nuisance callers are probably the reason why a large majority haven't got the correct level of insulation - they got sent away with a flea in their ear! The vast majority of UK housing stock is more than likely deficient in some way, cos they're always moving the insulation goalposts.
  2. Rishi Sunak probably thinks he might as well get hanged for a sheep as a lamb. There’s no such thing as free money though, so taxpayers will end up paying it all back somewhere along the line. It will be interesting to see what (if any) conditions are placed on the home insulation grant scheme. I can’t imagine a £5K cheque will simply arrive in the post. If it’s anything like past government schemes, it’ll be a virtual impossibility to get anything out of it unless it takes the form of some kind of voucher to be redeemed solely against home insulation products and services. Regarding the meals out and cinema thing; I guess the thinking is that if we do venture out once, we may enjoy it and continue to do so, thus stimulating those industries, most of which are teetering on the brink. Stamp duty is, in my view, an outdated, outrageously expensive tax for doing precisely bugger-all, and should have been scrapped anyway, but it’s income for the government which it relies upon. Could a break in paying it could possibly move some of the log jam? I don’t know, but with potential mass unemployment looming, moving house may well be well down on most peoples’ list.
  3. Pleased to help. And it's all good experience for when you do Stimpy's car.
  4. Will you be fitting air-con during the service?
  5. Yeah, but the burning question is, will he take a knee?
  6. I’m not sure about that, but she’s pretty good at manipulation.
  7. My wife was offered a telephone consultation for physio. Not sure how that would work.
  8. Stimpy, as an S4s owner, I’m specifically interested in what problems have arisen with your S4s from a technical standpoint. This is because it might help not only me, but other forum members. And TLF has a proud tradition of helping people.
  9. It's a submissive gesture and inappropriate. Hamilton has ignored the fact that some may not agree with it, or feel the same way as he does, yet it appears he's trying to force them into it. That won't help his cause.
  10. The complete engine needs to be vapour blasted. The wife says it's a disgrace, and if you think you're parking it next to ours at Ryarsh next year, you're out of luck.
  11. An update from 2015 - 2020 would be helpful so we can all understand what is going on.
  12. For me, it’ll be yet another Yawnfest, but even worse than usual. Mercs will be 1&2, Max 3, and the usual squabble midfield. FIA has stated the Merc steering system is legal. But if it’s legal, why is it banned for next year? Fishy.
  13. They’re not always good at answering emails! Call them and ask, they usually answer the phone.
  14. I was very interested in buying this S4s when it was at Snow's, but got beaten to the draw, thereby inadvertently dodging a bullet. Stimpy, I owe you a pint.
  15. Richard’s strengthened gauge cases would be a prerequisite in that instance. Part number A910EB1B5 refers.
  16. To be fair, you were driving ‘enthusiastically’.
  17. Reading the list, there’s not many similarities apart from the rear wing, T3/T4 turbo, clutch and flywheel!
  18. You’ll be pleased with that, Mike. I had my alloy engine block and all other alloy parts vapour blasted, and I’m very pleased with the result. Looks great, and leaves a very easy to clean surface, everything just wipes off. Shame you can’t see the engine and box, though!
  19. My gauges had all new plastic casings fitted by Speedy Cables and have been good as gold for 5 years/15,000 miles now. If you fit them carefully enough and don't overtighten them, then they'll be fine. I can't help but think that what you're proposing is a lot of work!
  20. Hmmm...............…. Sport 300: June ‘93 U.K. & Export (not USA) VIN: P 8001 As Esprit S4 specification with following changes: Lightweight body, bonded-in roof, scuttle brace, enlarged wheel housings with wheelarch extensions, ‘92 style front bumper/spoiler, fog lamp recesses now brake cooling ducts, ‘92 style rear bumper, valance and sills. New rear aerofoil. Reinforced chassis, bolt-in engine bay brace, roll cage mountings. 300 bhp engine with T3/T4 turbocharger, increased boost pressure, recalibrated ECM, larger inlet valves and ports, raised fuel pressure, combined chargecooler rad./condenser on non a.c. cars. Lotus limited slip differential, uprated clutch cover and flywheel. - Revised front and rear suspension springs and dampers. Larger front and rear brakes, with AP Racing 4-piston calipers and ventilated discs at all four wheels. Separate parking brake calipers. 3-piece O.Z. wheels with 245/45 ZR16 (front) and P315/35 ZR17 (rear) Goodyear Eagle GSC tyres. Alcantara interior trim, Senotex instrument masks, larger tachometer and electronic speedometer moulded bucket seats, anti-slip pedal pads, individually numbered header rail plaque. Off you go, then!
  21. My oil pressure gauge fell out while @Sparkywas driving.
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