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She popped the big question

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by daft_biker, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    "Do you need a new camera?"


    Well it ain't worth fixing ;):D
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  2. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    It's not the words in the question that matter, rather the tone... ;)
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  3. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    Oh that is so true! And you are normally left in no doubt of your course of action :)
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  4. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    The tone was genuine concern as that camera gets used for family shots.

    I suggested it could have been broken for years as I rarely use the pop up flash and yet the offer still stands. :)
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  5. SqueamishOssifrage

    SqueamishOssifrage Well-Known Member

    "Stand not upon the order of your going, but go at once." ...to the nearest camera shop. :D

    (It's even from "The Scottish play" - how appropriate!)
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  6. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member


    When shall we three meet again?
    Outside Jessops... in the rain...

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  7. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Or "Out damned spot! Out I say! Give me instead centre weighted metering!"
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  8. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    Clearly you need a camera without a pop up flash
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  9. IvorCamera

    IvorCamera Well-Known Member

    Be careful.....if your wife or partner or girlfriend said that it might just cost more than a camera!...........think carefully.
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  10. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...


    DO you need a new camera? Do you NEED a new camera? Do you need a NEW camera? Do YOU need a new camera? Do you need a new CAMERA?

    Or if you're really lucky: Do you need A new camera (or maybe a couple, you never know?). ;)
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  11. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    My last one cost a diamond necklace :(
  12. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    If everything else works then why not just get a modest second hand flash gun?
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  13. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    Good points, thanks. I'm already committed to a new bathroom and she is after a new car, which is probably more of a priority since Ford make gearboxes with plastic. And my car has broken down twice in the last fortnight and been vandalised... And fixed with minimal spend on a new rubber hose, some stickers to embrace the dents and crossing my fingers the throttle body doesn't stick again. Close to joining a breakdown service with this one!

    I've already got 4 flashguns so the popup flash not working is no biggie and it the fault was only discovered through laziness for a shot I was asked to take. Can see it being next year before I get round to a new camera but it's got me thinking about options anyway.
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  14. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Geez,Andrew, are you still using El Sid's (Nigel) old D30 :eek: .... ;)


  15. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    Andrew, depending on what is happening, you can clean the inside of the throttle body in situ. You disconnect the air inlet pipe and spray a healthy does of carburettor cleaned in to the body. Then you open the throttle and use a rag to clean the coke from the air passage. You can clean the back of the butterfly easily too. Reconnect the air inlet and do up the jubilee clip securely. You will need to blip the throttle with the starter cranking before the engine will start (well I always had to that).
  16. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    Nearly Jack......it's a 1st gen 7D from not long after launch. Funny how quick they went from D30 to 7D and then how insignificant the advances since seem.

    Thanks Geoff. I thought you would know all about that one and I'm thinking it might have been the reason the car was sold. Either that or the previous owner wanted to devalue another car lugging dirty dogs and logs about the highlands....or didn't know how to fix sticky calipers as that seemed to be all that was wrong with the brakes.

    Shame I can't just rip the throttle body off my 2002 and put it on the 2005 as they changed the part in 2004. Doesn't look like they made is any better though.

    Still get the occasional P1312 and matching code for the other 2 cylinders which I'm as convinced about the garage's explanation of "it's to do with the LPG system" as their explanation of why the heating control display was unreadable "it's just a setting".
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  17. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    The display panels fail that way, you can get used ones.
    Throttle bodies are very reliable compared to the original 1991 9000 Turbo ones that really were hopeless when they failed. Again they are available used.
    The DI Cassettes don't, unfortunately, last for ever and a used one can be a liability so save up for a new one, I'll look up the code later. PM me the codes you are getting and I will have a look at WIS.
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  18. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    That robust are they? Bought my wife a last generation Escort Ghia automatic years ago and it was overall dreadful with so many faults. Tried to take it to Ford dealers after a year or two to part exchange and they all said "Auto eh? No mate we sell 'em, but we don't take them back". Sure enough the auto added to our woes by failing entirely, still under warranty. We we saved by a Renault dealer who needed to sell one more Laguna that day to get his bonus / Caribbean holiday, or whatever and basically made us offers we couldn't refuse.
  19. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    Thanks Geoff. If they come back I'll make a note of them but I think it is just the usual DI ones.

    Hopefully it'll still do for taking the dogs up on to the Moor until I get a less tatty one. Wear on the outside of the right rear tyre suggests you know what too.

    Aye, best not to lift the nice leather gaiter and see all the plastic fragments collecting underneath. This one is a manual though... Only other auto I've had a proper go in was a Renault Clio with pedals that seemed to work like on/off switches.

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