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blackrose

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  1. blackrose

    Brexit 2017 - 2018

    All this chaos has been brought to us by the Tories from start to finish, trying to quell their infighting. Only the chaos hasn't finished yet. It's only just started! Political mismanagement on a grand scale.
  2. blackrose

    PRM 150 oil change

    ☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️ Exactly this. There WILL ALWAYS be wear, and wear WILL ALWAYS result in deposits in the oil. Any deposits WILL change the colour of your oil whether you perceive that or not.
  3. blackrose

    PRM 150 oil change

    If I put a sample of your old gearbox oil into a densitometer I guarantee it wouldn't be the same colour as the new oil you put in. The people who say it's the same colour are basically saying there is no gearbox wear or oil breakdown, in which case I'd like to ask why do you even bother to change the oil?
  4. blackrose

    PRM 150 oil change

    Well mine definitely comes out darker. I think anyone who says their old gearbox oil is still exactly the same colour as when the new oil went in probably needs to go to Specsavers.
  5. blackrose

    PRM 150 oil change

    Perception of colour is very subjective. I'd be surprised if it's the same colour. Any wear will change the colour of your oil to some degree. The point is that if there was really no wear and no deposits in your gearbox oil after 250 hours then why would you even need any oil? No there's nothing wrong with mine, I'm pretty sure it's fine. It doesn't get hot or anything.
  6. blackrose

    PRM 150 oil change

    Yes I always change my oil at the correct service intervals and use the correct grade of oil that goes in my engine, not a gear oil. It's not black but it goes in green and certainly comes out darker. It's not the same shade of green.
  7. blackrose

    Brexit 2017 - 2018

    Listening to what they're saying about the draft deal they've struck means that whole notion of honouring the result of the referendum is basically meaningless. People aren't getting the "fantasy brexit" they were promised 2 years ago. The reality is either vassal state Britain or the cliff edge. Parliament has a very odd choice now. The MPs either vote to approve the vassal state Britain deal or vote against and we crash out of Europe and off the cliff edge. Does Labour approve the deal and support the govt or try to gain power while chaos reigns? Interesting times...
  8. blackrose

    Replacing Flooded Leisure Batteries

    If you're replacing sealed batteries with open lead acids (or vice versa) and you're charging from a mains battery charger then check the settings on the charger as sealed and unsealed batteries accept different maximum charging voltages. For this reason you shouldn't really have different domestic & start battery types being charged from the same charger unless the charger has different battery type output mode selection at each output terminal.
  9. blackrose

    Replacing Flooded Leisure Batteries

    Yes I recently bought some Hancock batteries that are completely sealed. Bloody powerful too. Until I installed then I never realised my bow thruster hadn't been working properly for about 5 years. Now I can erode the bank with ease.
  10. blackrose

    PRM 150 oil change

    So why does the oil in my gearbox turn black then and where do those bits on my sump nut come from? (See post #21). Does oil really prevent metal to metal contact? Surely it can't do completely? How is engine and gearbox wear caused? I thought oil just reduced contact and friction rather than eliminating contact completely.
  11. blackrose

    PRM 150 oil change

    What are those little bits I find stuck to my sump nut then? Constant mesh still wears doesn't it?
  12. blackrose

    Now I remember why I wanted a dinette...

    To me a dinette seems far too much like something you'd find in a camper van. I have a full size double sided drop leaf table.
  13. blackrose

    PRM 150 oil change

    When they have the socket drive or spanner in their hands make sure they understand that because the drain plug is on the underside of the gearbox they have to turn it clockwise when looking from above to undo it. Because it's upside down It's easy to tighten it by mistake.
  14. blackrose

    PRM 150 oil change

    Mine does (2005). Any earlier ones anyone?
  15. blackrose

    PRM 150 oil change

    Mine does (2005). Any earlier ones anyone?
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