Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by daft_biker, Aug 27, 2017.
"Do you need a new camera?"
Well it ain't worth fixing
It's not the words in the question that matter, rather the tone...
Oh that is so true! And you are normally left in no doubt of your course of action
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.
"Stand not upon the order of your going, but go at once." ...to the nearest camera shop.
(It's even from "The Scottish play" - how appropriate!)
When shall we three meet again?
Outside Jessops... in the rain...
Or "Out damned spot! Out I say! Give me instead centre weighted metering!"
Clearly you need a camera without a pop up flash
Be careful.....if your wife or partner or girlfriend said that it might just cost more than a camera!...........think carefully.
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?).
My last one cost a diamond necklace
If everything else works then why not just get a modest second hand flash gun?
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.
Geez,Andrew, are you still using El Sid's (Nigel) old D30 ....
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).
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".
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.
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.
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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