The Emperor Mongs Pronouncements

Should've used AVTUR FSII ;)
We did in the diesel winches used for glider launching, and also for the tractors to tow the cables. Just add a shot of motor oil to lube the fuel pump and all went well. Waste AVTUR cost us nothing, but the effort to collect it.
 
Used to do that in the winters in Germany, at low temps diesel used to start to solidify. Adding petrol helped keep it liquid.
Did similar to my Disco when running SVO in the winter and the TDi had difficulty in chewing it.
And in line with the thread my workplace decided that it was far cheaper to have a permanent fleet of hire cars we can book with and dispose of the majority of the unmarked fleet.

Hire firm thinking they're onto a winner having a load of professional drivers provide a load of base model Corsas with none of the added extras that are pretty much standard on all cars.
Now our fleet dept over the years worked out paying a little more for such items such as the beepy reversing noise saved money on repairs in the long run, there was also the handy but annoying shouty 'Diesel' alarm inside the filler cap which over the years conditioned us all to use diesel in everything. Crappy Corsas are petrol with only a teeny tiny sticker with whatever the opposite of B6 is as a guide and the obviously smaller filler neck.

Que His Eminence and a dim DC who was a dim PC and before that a dim PCSO, but had a lovely personality.

DC Dim decides to fill up the hire car in the middle of nowhere rather than at one of the many petrol stations closer to the satellite station where the car was picked up from - to save time.
Finding the filler neck far too small to fit the pump using his initiative DC Dim then discovers that most of the diesel will dribble into the car if you balance it on the edge and after an extended stay filling up sets off for a good 3 miles before it stops.
Now having broken down DC Dim follows SOPs and calls 101 to arrange recovery.
'Is it a Police car?' asks the operator.
'Err of course.' replies DC Dim.

Recovery arrive and return the car to the gated unmanned station, not the main Nick where there is at least a garage on the instructions of DC Dim.

Hire car then sits VOR because Hire firm didn't recover it and would have just had one of the firms that flush the tank come and do their bit at the roadside or pay for their own recovery and then bill the organisation. They get paid if its used or not so the fact its fooked they couldn't care less about. Fleet wont touch it and put it right as its not one of theirs and it'd need transporting back to Main Town Nick which will cost even more
 

NSP

LE
It's clearly round. We're at the top so we get rain and floods. Australia, being underneath us, is shielded from the rain clouds so is dry.
And on fire.
 
EM - "Right boyo, what do the emergency services know? You just go for it!"

Taff Evel Knievel wannabe - "Thy will be done, your Eminence."

'Pictures show how a biker was left clinging to a hedge as he waited to be rescued after becoming trapped in raging flood water. The incident happened on the B5426 in Bangor on Dee, Wrexham at around 4.15pm after the road, and surrounding fields, had become totally submerged.

'The road had been closed as a result of the flooding. The motorcyclist can be seen fighting against the fast flowing current as he waits to be rescued by the emergency services.

A motorcyclist had to be rescued by the emergency services after getting trapped in flood water on the B5426 in Bangor on Dee, Wrexham

The biker got stuck on the B5426 in Bangor on Dee (Image: Hifly Aerial / @Owen00851165)

'Fire crews waded through the water to rescue the man, who was taken to safety by firefighters on a dinghy boat. Paramedics and police were also at the scene, and the man was taken into the care of the ambulance service, according to North Wales Fire and Rescue Service. "Please do not pass road closed signs. The water is not just deep, it is fast flowing."

'The incident came just hours after crews visited the same spot when another vehicle became stuck in flood water at around 11am.'


 
It's clearly round. We're at the top so we get rain and floods. Australia, being underneath us, is shielded from the rain clouds so is dry.
Which will be why parts of Australia (SE Qld) have had more rain between 1 Jan-13 Feb 2020 than they did for the whole of 2019.:rolleyes:

Image result for queensland floods 2020

Has the Emperor (PBUH) been whispering in your ear recently?;)
 

AlienFTM

MIA
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Which will be why parts of Australia (SE Qld) have had more rain between 1 Jan-13 Feb 2020 than they did for the whole of 2019.:rolleyes:

Image result for queensland floods 2020

Has the Emperor (PBUH) been whispering in your ear recently?;)
Obviously it's our rain running downhill.
 
EM - "Right boyo, what do the emergency services know? You just go for it!"

Taff Evel Knievel wannabe - "Thy will be done, your Eminence."

'Pictures show how a biker was left clinging to a hedge as he waited to be rescued after becoming trapped in raging flood water. The incident happened on the B5426 in Bangor on Dee, Wrexham at around 4.15pm after the road, and surrounding fields, had become totally submerged.

'The road had been closed as a result of the flooding. The motorcyclist can be seen fighting against the fast flowing current as he waits to be rescued by the emergency services.

A motorcyclist had to be rescued by the emergency services after getting trapped in flood water on the B5426 in Bangor on Dee, Wrexham

The biker got stuck on the B5426 in Bangor on Dee (Image: Hifly Aerial / @Owen00851165)

'Fire crews waded through the water to rescue the man, who was taken to safety by firefighters on a dinghy boat. Paramedics and police were also at the scene, and the man was taken into the care of the ambulance service, according to North Wales Fire and Rescue Service. "Please do not pass road closed signs. The water is not just deep, it is fast flowing."

'The incident came just hours after crews visited the same spot when another vehicle became stuck in flood water at around 11am.'


A motorcyclist, you say?


Oh dear :D
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
EM - "Right boyo, what do the emergency services know? You just go for it!"

Taff Evel Knievel wannabe - "Thy will be done, your Eminence."

'Pictures show how a biker was left clinging to a hedge as he waited to be rescued after becoming trapped in raging flood water. The incident happened on the B5426 in Bangor on Dee, Wrexham at around 4.15pm after the road, and surrounding fields, had become totally submerged.

'The road had been closed as a result of the flooding. The motorcyclist can be seen fighting against the fast flowing current as he waits to be rescued by the emergency services.

A motorcyclist had to be rescued by the emergency services after getting trapped in flood water on the B5426 in Bangor on Dee, Wrexham

The biker got stuck on the B5426 in Bangor on Dee (Image: Hifly Aerial / @Owen00851165)

'Fire crews waded through the water to rescue the man, who was taken to safety by firefighters on a dinghy boat. Paramedics and police were also at the scene, and the man was taken into the care of the ambulance service, according to North Wales Fire and Rescue Service. "Please do not pass road closed signs. The water is not just deep, it is fast flowing."

'The incident came just hours after crews visited the same spot when another vehicle became stuck in flood water at around 11am.'



That road floods most winters. I recall an interesting trip in an ambulance from my then home to the Maelor Hospital in Wrexham with sick offspring.

2300 hours, swirling water, blue lights. We got there safely but huge Kudos to the ambulance driver.

I aged 20 years, but the little git didn't have meningitis, so all that was worth it. Just NHS 111 being cautious.
 
The daredevil "Mad" Mike Hughes was killed in a rocket launch gone wrong Saturday in Barstow, Calif., two witnesses to the accident confirmed. He was 64.


It was the third launch for Hughes in one of his homemade rockets and part of his eventual plan to be able to determine for himself, up in the sky, if Earth was as flat as he proclaimed to believe.


 
The daredevil "Mad" Mike Hughes was killed in a rocket launch gone wrong Saturday in Barstow, Calif., two witnesses to the accident confirmed. He was 64.


It was the third launch for Hughes in one of his homemade rockets and part of his eventual plan to be able to determine for himself, up in the sky, if Earth was as flat as he proclaimed to believe.


cant wait for the enevitable 'twas the government that did it to stop him revealing the truth' from the FE brigade
 
The daredevil "Mad" Mike Hughes was killed in a rocket launch gone wrong Saturday in Barstow, Calif., two witnesses to the accident confirmed. He was 64.


It was the third launch for Hughes in one of his homemade rockets and part of his eventual plan to be able to determine for himself, up in the sky, if Earth was as flat as he proclaimed to believe.


Can't see him walking away from that, right enough
 
The daredevil "Mad" Mike Hughes was killed in a rocket launch gone wrong Saturday in Barstow, Calif., two witnesses to the accident confirmed. He was 64.


It was the third launch for Hughes in one of his homemade rockets and part of his eventual plan to be able to determine for himself, up in the sky, if Earth was as flat as he proclaimed to believe.


Nice to see you're on top of this thread Trigger:
 
Obviously it's our rain running downhill.
And lots of it!

From the Courier Mail (14 Feb 20)




Location
2019 Total2020 (to 2100 on 13 Feb 20)
Coolangatta (Gold Coast)826mm1000mm
Dalby (Darling Downs)158mm232mm
Roma (Western Downs)197mm228mm
Warwick (Southern Downs)209mm234mm

That's a lot of rain in 44 days compared to 365 (also illustrating how dry 2019 was).
 
And lots of it!

From the Courier Mail (14 Feb 20)
Location 2019 Total 2020 (to 2100 on 13 Feb 20)
Coolangatta (Gold Coast) 826mm 1000mm
Dalby (Darling Downs) 158mm 232mm
Roma (Western Downs) 197mm 228mm
Warwick (Southern Downs) 209mm 234mm

That's a lot of rain in 44 days compared to 365 (also illustrating how dry 2019 was).
And Ozzies call us whinging poms, they complain when there is no rain, they complain when there is rain FFS!
 
And Ozzies call us whinging poms, they complain when there is no rain, they complain when there is rain FFS!
How many pages of dripping in the 'Name that Storm' thread? 85 at last count.
 
It would be more embarrassing if that ever happened to an engineer, not that it ever could, no siree.
It's amazing how far the company van will go on the M6 with the tank half-full of petrol and topped off (when noticed!) with diesel!

It is also very easy, if a tad messy, to siphon the fuel tank of a BMW K100RT if inadvertently filled with diesel!
 

Maple

LE
So you support your colleagues lying to the extent of even starting a family in one case with someone they were spying on?
Sooooo.......no-one's ever lied to gain a lady's confidence that resulted in an ongoing shagging situation? Let he/she who is without sin cast the first stone....
 
Sooooo.......no-one's ever lied to gain a lady's confidence that resulted in an ongoing shagging situation? Let he/she who is without sin cast the first stone....
I didn't hang around for 4 years living with them, though
 

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