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user69121

Member since Oct 2016 • Last active Sep 2019
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    Boris should have been on the left podium for the press conference.

    But he called it off just before, claiming it may be too noisy from the nearby crowd.

    Subsequent interview with a single reporter was completely pointless waffle

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    Who's the chicken?

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    Glow plug(s) may be fucked, so the pre heating is taking longer, using more from the battery... or not happening, so the starter motor needs to turn it over more, taking more from the battery.

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    You should see the glow plug light for a second or three every time your about to start, depending on engine temp.

    If they are coming on while the engine is running, that's not good

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    Airbag warning light could be a red herring with the unusually low voltage.

    Get it srarted first, before messing with the wires under the seats as you may create a fault. Even if there is actually an airbag fault, it should still start and be drivable... Just not as safe to crash and an mot fail.

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    The battery tester showed only 9.8-10V on what's a 12V battery. The only thing that casts doubt is that it wouldn't start with a battery charger on 'start' mode.

    Lots of newish cars won't even try to start if the battery voltage is much below 12v, as the current draw and voltage drop could cause damage.

    If your battery is that flat, a booster pack will struggle if all its power is trying to charge a very dead battery.

    Disconnect your battery - ve and cover the battery terminal so it can't touch again. Use a set of jump leads from another good battery/car, or booster.
    Key from off to run NOT START. Do the dashboard lights look normal. Glow plug light goes out if it's a diesel.

    If it looks good and your jump leads are heavy duty, or your booster is rated for cracking an engine as opposed to assisting, you could try starting it.
    Alternatively, charge your battery before reconnecting the -ve and trying to start the car.

    If disconnecting the battery for an hour didn't work. I doubt that overnight would be any different unless the battery is on charge overnight and holds about 12.8v after you switch off the charger.

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    Disconnect the battery for a minute, then reconnect.

    Renault have a no start, unresponsive snag, which pulling a fuse or battery sorts.

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    How's @hugo7 or family?

    Worrying disappearance after the short flurry of posts

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    http://herbs-treatandtaste.blogspot.com/­2012/02/great-hairy-willow-herb-history-­of.html?m=1

    The leaves are edible and are used in Russia to make tisane, or tea, although there have been reports that the plant and leaves are poisonous. If you do use this plant for any purpose, remember that it could be toxic. It can cause epileptic-like convulsions it is said.

    That's rather confusing 😕

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    It's probably of the same family, so somewhere within the 197 plants of the willowherbs

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epilobiu­m

    Exactly which would probably need a botanist to look at it

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