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  1. Stunned. How irresponsible is that?
  2. Mavis? Indecisive? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyQ1nzIiw4s
  3. ''Marx wanted workers to overthrow the state and take control. For McDonnell, the state, taxation and welfare are ways to look after people who can’t look after themselves''. I'm struggling to fault that http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/mcdonnell-is-no-marxist/19794#.WSHNEBFYq1s In other news, the search for reds under the bed has resumed. And the public is warned to watch out as there's a Humphrey about
  4. ^ Interesting graph. A nice article about the political leanings of newspapers : https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1562617
  5. Polytechnics were rebranded as universities in 1994. So overnight the number of students taking degrees at 'university' increased threefold. My point is that everyone should be entitled to further education provided they work hard enough to qualify for a place
  6. Yes they do. That's what it is for. But I was talking about A&E And I always find your contributions enlightening
  7. I got my degree between 1972 and 1975 and received a grant. That was under a Tory government. If they could do it then, why can they not do it now? Major, to his credit, was the first to try and put an end to the troubles in Ireland. Does that make him a terrorist sympathiser? The Conservatives have a dreadful record as far as the economy is concerned. You need only look at inflation and the value of the pound. If Mavis has such a fantastic deal lined up, why don't we know about it?
  8. 80% of people probably don't use A&E either. But it is there whether you are rich or not. I just think the same should apply to education. If you think this may be a bit expensive, check out what universities charge foreign students. It will make your eyes water.
  9. On the face of it, you can vote to: Scrap student tuition fees, keep the triple lock on pensions and increase free childcare OR Keep student tuition fees, remove the triple lock on pensions and stop free school meals Mavis hasn't spelled out what the Brexit deal will be. We have to take it on trust? Yeah, right. 'The working class can kiss my arse, I've got the foreman's job at last'
  10. That's got to be a joke. Hasn't it? Cover your eyes - this may be treason: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TcmEEihK-8
  11. Has Mr Donaldson remembered where he found the £435,000 donation yet? ;)
  12. Do we really want education, health care and property ownership to beyond the reach of those who are not rich? I'll be ranting like my mate nealpina soon :)
  13. For some reason, they are held in by a t40 and a 10mm bolt. Access is better if you remove the MAF and big hose. But you can see if it is closed at idle - the part where the operating arm starts to narrow is in line with the right side of the top bolt
  14. Simple question. Is this guy correct? The DISA valve butterfly should shut when you turn on the ignition? I cant even get it to close powering it via the battery. I just get a 'click'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so6xLmg1zno
  15. I was thinking more like 'I'm alright, Jack'
  16. We didn't get a leaflet through the door. But I have just seen one and it reads: 'While there is enormous opportunity for Britain as we leave the European Union, if we do not get this right the consequences will be serious. And they will be felt by ordinary working people across the country' Not satisfied with robbing pensioners and taking free school meals off kids, Mavis proudly announces that we ordinary working people will pay the price if she cocks up. Nothing new there then
  17. OK, will answer my own question. It should be closed up until about 4k rpm. But if you are bench testing - as I was - don't be surprised if it will only close once after you apply power. That is because it is partially controlled by vacuum and you are using up what is still inside it. I used a simply battery hydrometer on the little hole inside by the butterfly to top it up. Worked like a charm.
  18. Just read some of what is in the Tory manifesto. Great news! You don't need to sell your house to pay for your care in your dotage - the cost will just come out of your estate. WTF. Winter fuel payments will be means tested and the triple lock on pension will be scrapped. Maggie only scrapped free school milk - Mavis is scrapping free school meals. There is no irony in the fact that this allegedly strong and stable government plans to remove support from the weak and needy. It is something to rant about
  19. That's very kind of him He seems like a down to earth, decent bloke so probably won't go far in politics
  20. Bet the hole in the middle of the mount is 14mm
  21. Yep. That's got a shoulder :) Part no 312 393 is for a post 7/90 535i with sport suspension. If your car was built before then and has original top mounts, they may well not fit. I had the pre 7/90 ones on my 525i. Will try to find the dims and post them
  22. The mount sits on the shoulder where the narrow bit of the shock rod ends and the wider bit starts. Without that, the shock would push right through. IIRC, pre and post 7/90 have different thickness 'pins' on the 535i but I am sure they both have that shoulder https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1196646-The-end-all-e34-front-strut-mount-reference-thread&highlight=shock+mount+thread
  23. Manchester Evening News reports this was stopped by some blogger who bought a domain name for £8. Plausible? http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/uk-news/anonymous-blogger-stopped-unprecedented-worldwide-13031276
  24. On FB with a request to share. Hopefully, one of those cameras we all call a lot will ping it. What a sickener
  25. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQMbXvn2RNI Vaguely relevant and we need a laugh