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AndrewIC

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  2. There is theoretically still a bike hire scheme in Liverpool, but I can’t remember the last time I saw one in a docking station, let alone being ridden. What Liverpool does have at the moment is hundreds of rental electric scooters, the riders of which seem to have even less road sense than the cyclists.
  3. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/nov/10/andy-burnham-dont-throw-manchester-hire-bikes-in-the-canal
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  5. An afternoon with the vacuum pump and a long bit of copper tube yields this lot… For scale these are 10 litre containers. Probably only a couple of litres of water in total, but a lot of muck - the first lot out is on the right, by the time I got to the one on the left all I was getting was clean fuel. So my hope is that the agitation of filling up put enough of this into suspension to clog the filter and that nothing worse is wrong. I’ve left them to settle out for a couple of weeks, presumably I can re-use the clean parts if I decant it carefully? As to where the water came from, I have my doubts about the o-ring on the flap that covers the key way on the locking fuel cap; the collar screws are not exposed and the main o-ring looks ok.
  6. Not as far as I know. The lift pump looks to be a sealed unit, unless anyone knows otherwise. I suppose the lift pump could be on its way out, though, @MarkH2159 thought it a common fault.
  7. Ha! no, it’s a trick of the light, a bit of diesel, and some dust from the cutting disk.
  8. Filter porn as promised… Top is the original filter, a Beta branded one, after approx 150hrs. Bottom is the one I subsequently swapped after about 40hrs (a Baldwin). Some of the dust will be from the Dremel cutting disks. I’ve never opened up a diesel filter before: Is the amount of crud on the top filter really enough to stop an engine, or should I be looking elsewhere as well? Note that this is the only filter on the engine, there has never been any pre-filter. Sorting out the bits to try to clean up the bottom of the tank.
  9. I think I’ve only ever had the tank cleaned once in 20 years, had a yard do it years ago, and I suspect that wasn’t done very well. The replacement filter got us to below Middlewich and then things started to feel a bit lumpy again so I changed it again. Will see what they look like inside when I get home, and sort out means of seeing what’s at the bottom of the tank.
  10. There certainly used to be a discount for boats based on the Lancaster Canal. I think it was done away with when the Ribble Link opened.
  11. It’s been low-ish most of the way from the summit to Hassall Green today, the “summit minus 1” pound particularly so. Shows what time and water do to piling though, big holes below the normal waterline!
  12. I will investigate with the Pela pump when I get back, thanks.
  13. Sounds quite similar. Not had the tank “done” for a few years. Thanks. Tank is well above bilge level, any leakage of water in would be canal water, but there’s no indication of diesel leakage out and the tank would be almost empty of fuel before it reached outside water level.
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