& now for my sulphur query! & speed monitoring

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Chris
Well, I assume (guess, maybe...) that it came from my exhaust - I
checked the battery acid and gave them both a thorough check but nothing
suggested there was anything the matter. Julian remarked how clean the
tops of the batteries were - and no, I hadn't cleaned them! I was
sufficiently nonplussed to check them anyway, prior to the visit to his
pad last evening, and they were fine, so I then thought - if it was for
some reason a bad batch of diesel had found its way into my tanks, then
how would the engine (or exhaust) respond or indicate it to me? Would
there be, for example, a lowering of fuel economy, more labouring over
difficult stretches then is usual, sluggishness whilst going up steep
hills, some kind of obnoxious fumes, these kinds of things. Or some
other visible sign.
I was late arriving at Julians pad as I had been in Southampton for the
weekend so it was a question of flooring the accellerator and
maintaining a minimum speed of 95 miles an hour...whilst driving at
speed the concepts of things around me enable me to be party to an
almost altered perception of distance so I was sweep-scanning (like a
radar robot) from one side of the road to the other well in advance of
what I needed and spotted cameras at considerable distance, so I think I
avoided the flashes by being robotic....as I was well within the speed
limit by the time I reached their measured distances - which leads me on
to another thing - anybody got any idea about how to obtain some kind of
gadget that tells me where speed cameras are before I see them? not so I
can break the speed limit wantonly or irresponsibly, but just for peace
of mind, especially when I'm very late! and tending to be heavy footed
on the old gas pedal.
The sulpur smell is unrelated to short or long distances, I will add,
and the weekend was the only time I'd smelled it like that.
Renate
When I was at university (environmental science) I took a core module
on chemistry, so I'm not unduly worried about chemical reactions in my
engine, although I would like to know why I've never at any kind of
sulphur smell before from l'beast.
>>> [Email address removed] 03/14/05 03:04pm >>>
>From what I've read you get the rotten eggs smell (Hydrogen Sulphide)
from burning excess sulphur on the catalyst, typically after short
journeys.
But you don't have a catalyst! And all diesel now is meant to be low
sulphur anyway.
Was the smell really coming from the exhaust fumes? Down here I'd have
said it was probably from a farmer spraying slurry on the land now that
the weather is dry enough to do so - that can often be a pretty noxious
smell that travels a good long way.
The only other source of sulphur in a vehicle that I can think of is
the battery acid. I don't recall ever having had a smell when I spilled
some, but it might be worth a quick check.
Christopher Bell
Devon (the land of the ccooowwwssss), UK
1HD-FT
BTW I remember being taught during chemistry A level that:
(a) Hydrogen sulphide is 10x more poisonous that hydrogen cyanide
(b) It kills your sense of smell when present in any significant
concentration
(c) So if you are in an oil refinery & smell it getting stronger, then
the smell stops, run!
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed]
[mailto:[Email address removed]]On Behalf Of Renate Haupt
Sent: 14 March 2005 14:30
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: [ELCO] & now for my sulphur query!
Elco
Any one got any suggestions as to the cause of the rotten egg smell
emanating from my beasts exhaust...!?
Renate
 
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On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 15:27:24 +0000, Renate Haupt
<[Email address removed]> wrote:
me where
wantonly or
as pedal.
Renate
These gadgets work on some cameras (grey boxes on a pole), provided
you subscribe to a service that constatntly updates their location.
They don't work on cameras that are placed in a van parked by the
roadside - these vans are, ufnortunately, the future of tax collection
in this country, in order to shorten the lifespan of your gadget that
costs ca =A3300.
TomTom has software for smart mobile phones (like Nokia 6600) that
will do the same thing but IIRC it's only sold together with a mobile
navigation package.
As for the smell of sulphur - it's the devil riding at the back seat!
He will be there every time you drive at dangerous speeds ;-)
--
Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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Renate

Occam's razor: all vehicle exhausts contain a small amount of H2S from the sulphur in the fuel, and you probably just picked up a bad load with an excess of sulphur in it. If it is maintaining 95mph and returning normal fuel economy I wouldn't worry about it.

Other possibility - is the beast male? As you know the male of the species does, among other things, emit several litres of smelly gas every day. Maybe it's just doing what comes naturally!


Regarding the speed cameras you can get devices which use a database of camera locations + GPS to warn you when you approach a camera location - about =A3300. (eg "Road Angel")

It is also still legal to get ones which detect the radar emissions from gatso cameras and warn you, but these are illegal in Scotland and will shortly become illegal in England & Wales. They are also illegal in continental Europe and attract an on-the-spot fine if noticed. They will also detect laser emissions, but from what I've read by the time you detect a laser it's too late as it has already got you.

Nothing will detect a "Vascar" system when they follow you and time you over a measured distance.


I was always told that Guardian Angels can't fly faster than 70 mph.

Christopher Bell


-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]On Behalf Of Renate Haupt
Sent: 14 March 2005 15:27
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] & now for my sulphur query! & speed monitoring
Chris
Well, I assume (guess, maybe...) that it came from my exhaust - I checked the battery acid and gave them both a thorough check but nothing suggested there was anything the matter. Julian remarked how clean the tops of the batteries were - and no, I hadn't cleaned them! I was sufficiently nonplussed to check them anyway, prior to the visit to his pad last evening, and they were fine, so I then thought - if it was for some reason a bad batch of diesel had found its way into my tanks, then how would the engine (or exhaust) respond or indicate it to me? Would there be, for example, a lowering of fuel economy, more labouring over difficult stretches then is usual, sluggishness whilst going up steep hills, some kind of obnoxious fumes, these kinds of things. Or some other visible sign.
I was late arriving at Julians pad as I had been in Southampton for the weekend so it was a question of flooring the accellerator and maintaining a minimum speed of 95 miles an hour...whilst driving at speed the concepts of things around me enable me to be party to an almost altered perception of distance so I was sweep-scanning (like a radar robot) from one side of the road to the other well in advance of what I needed and spotted cameras at considerable distance, so I think I avoided the flashes by being robotic....as I was well within the speed limit by the time I reached their measured distances - which leads me on to another thing - anybody got any idea about how to obtain some kind of gadget that tells me where speed cameras are before I see them? not so I can break the speed limit wantonly or irresponsibly, but just for peace of mind, especially when I'm very late! and tending to be heavy footed on the old gas pedal.
The sulpur smell is unrelated to short or long distances, I will add, and the weekend was the only time I'd smelled it like that.
Renate
 
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Roman
speed?! moi!? everybody but me doesn't know the meaning of the word!
Yes, devil, true!
Actually, it didn't matter whether I was being a snail, cheetah, or a jet engine (if only......) the smell was exactly as I would expected if someone had left a load of rotting eggs under my bonnet...
I smelled it as soon as I closed the fuel cap....I actually do think its probably rogue diesel after all. Supermarket city diesel was okay until now, and I got it from a branch where I don't normally get diesel.
I'm off the opinion that I can gradually dilute it by putting in more good stuff every three days or so, this way it should be out of the engine within a week.
But I was thinking that somehow it would be indicated to me whilst driving, maybe by the way the engine sounded, or the way the exhaust emissions looked when they came out.
Regards
Renate
>>> [Email address removed] 03/14/05 04:23pm >>>
On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 15:27:24 +0000, Renate Haupt
<[Email address removed]> wrote:
> anybody got any idea about how to obtain some kind of gadget that tells me where
> speed cameras are before I see them? not so I can break the speed limit wantonly or
> irresponsibly, but just for peace of mind,
> specially when I'm very late! and tending to be heavy footed on the old gas pedal.
Renate
These gadgets work on some cameras (grey boxes on a pole), provided
you subscribe to a service that constatntly updates their location.
They don't work on cameras that are placed in a van parked by the
roadside - these vans are, ufnortunately, the future of tax collection
in this country, in order to shorten the lifespan of your gadget that
costs ca =A3300.
TomTom has software for smart mobile phones (like Nokia 6600) that
will do the same thing but IIRC it's only sold together with a mobile
navigation package.
As for the smell of sulphur - it's the devil riding at the back seat!
He will be there every time you drive at dangerous speeds ;-)
--
Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 16:31:25 -0000, Christopher Bell
<[Email address removed]> wrote:
What a useless lot these British Guardian Angels! In Germany they fly
at whatever speed you can make!
--
Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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Renate,
Perhaps the sylph smell is just hot bit after a frantic journey. I fear
that speed camera detectors are soon to be made illegal as there was a
reading in the house the other day concerning them, I do not know the
result. Far be it for me to advise any one on speeding but I ought to
advise you that another 5mph and you could say good by to your license for a
while as traveling over 100mph ensures an automatic driving ban, the reason
why I know this is I was stopped for doing 94mphnk it was a few years ago
and had to endure a lecture from a blue uniformed gentleman who informed my
of that fact, he was very pleasant and let me go for spotting him so quickly
and so no further action was taken. Also Renate slowing down for individual
cameras may lead you into a state of false security because on some
motorways the cameras are linked together and by taking snapshots of your
license plate can calculate your average speed over what ever distances they
choose. I was unfortunate recently being caught doing 80mph in a 70mph zone
and have paid the price. The long range camera vans were the culprit in
this case and they are constantly popping up all over this part of the M4.
I try to watch my speed on motorways now and tend to use A or B roads if
practical to keep my speed up. I suspect that they will put chips in us soon
so that they can tax us for even thinking of speeding or overtaking any one.
Every one, I am having a problem with composing e-mails t the moment, If I
Use my space bar to separate words that I have erroneously linked it gobbles
up the word in front and I can not catch up and rectify it as it gobbles up
even more then, any suggestions or if I correct a spelling it then does not
recognize that there was a space before the word in front and either just
joins the two words or eats up the word in front, if any one knows the way
to correct this annoying thing pleas let me know. Ahh this only applies if I
correct by hand and not the spell checker
Anthony
_____
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of Renate Haupt
Sent: 14 March 2005 15:27
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] & now for my sulphur query! & speed monitoring
Chris
Well, I assume (guess, maybe...) that it came from my exhaust - I checked
the battery acid and gave them both a thorough check but nothing suggested
there was anything the matter. Julian remarked how clean the tops of the
batteries were - and no, I hadn't cleaned them! I was sufficiently
nonplussed to check them anyway, prior to the visit to his pad last evening,
and they were fine, so I then thought - if it was for some reason a bad
batch of diesel had found its way into my tanks, then how would the engine
(or exhaust) respond or indicate it to me? Would there be, for example, a
lowering of fuel economy, more labouring over difficult stretches then is
usual, sluggishness whilst going up steep hills, some kind of obnoxious
fumes, these kinds of things. Or some other visible sign.
I was late arriving at Julians pad as I had been in Southampton for the
weekend so it was a question of flooring the accellerator and maintaining a
minimum speed of 95 miles an hour...whilst driving at speed the concepts of
things around me enable me to be party to an almost altered perception of
distance so I was sweep-scanning (like a radar robot) from one side of the
road to the other well in advance of what I needed and spotted cameras at
considerable distance, so I think I avoided the flashes by being
robotic....as I was well within the speed limit by the time I reached their
measured distances - which leads me on to another thing - anybody got any
idea about how to obtain some kind of gadget that tells me where speed
cameras are before I see them? not so I can break the speed limit wantonly
or irresponsibly, but just for peace of mind, especially when I'm very late!
and tending to be heavy footed on the old gas pedal.
The sulpur smell is unrelated to short or long distances, I will add, and
the weekend was the only time I'd smelled it like that.
Renate
When I was at university (environmental science) I took a core module on
chemistry, so I'm not unduly worried about chemical reactions in my engine,
although I would like to know why I've never at any kind of sulphur smell
before from l'beast.
>>> [Email address removed] 03/14/05 03:04pm >>>
>From what I've read you get the rotten eggs smell (Hydrogen Sulphide) from
burning excess sulphur on the catalyst, typically after short journeys.
But you don't have a catalyst! And all diesel now is meant to be low sulphur
anyway.
Was the smell really coming from the exhaust fumes? Down here I'd have said
it was probably from a farmer spraying slurry on the land now that the
weather is dry enough to do so - that can often be a pretty noxious smell
that travels a good long way.
The only other source of sulphur in a vehicle that I can think of is the
battery acid. I don't recall ever having had a smell when I spilled some,
but it might be worth a quick check.
Christopher Bell
Devon (the land of the ccooowwwssss), UK
1HD-FT
BTW I remember being taught during chemistry A level that:
(a) Hydrogen sulphide is 10x more poisonous that hydrogen cyanide
(b) It kills your sense of smell when present in any significant
concentration
(c) So if you are in an oil refinery & smell it getting stronger, then the
smell stops, run!
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]On
Behalf Of Renate Haupt
Sent: 14 March 2005 14:30
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: [ELCO] & now for my sulphur query!
Elco
Any one got any suggestions as to the cause of the rotten egg smell
emanating from my beasts exhaust...!?
Renate
 
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Chris
The beast is indeed male....
>>> [Email address removed] 03/14/05 04:31pm >>>
Renate

Occam's razor: all vehicle exhausts contain a small amount of H2S from the sulphur in the fuel, and you probably just picked up a bad load with an excess of sulphur in it. If it is maintaining 95mph and returning normal fuel economy I wouldn't worry about it.

Other possibility - is the beast male? As you know the male of the species does, among other things, emit several litres of smelly gas every day. Maybe it's just doing what comes naturally!


Regarding the speed cameras you can get devices which use a database of camera locations + GPS to warn you when you approach a camera location - about =A3300. (eg "Road Angel")

It is also still legal to get ones which detect the radar emissions from gatso cameras and warn you, but these are illegal in Scotland and will shortly become illegal in England & Wales. They are also illegal in continental Europe and attract an on-the-spot fine if noticed. They will also detect laser emissions, but from what I've read by the time you detect a laser it's too late as it has already got you.
Seems then that there is no let up, I'm trying to not break the rules here, but if the authorities make these kinds of things illegal, well, what chance have the safe drivers amongst us got? I think it is very unfair, personally.

Nothing will detect a "Vascar" system when they follow you and time you over a measured distance.

Its lucky that I knew all the locations of the distance measure ones, which are generally small jobbies placed on things like traffic lights, or overhead on motorway bridges


I was always told that Guardian Angels can't fly faster than 70 mph.
Well, I need a few of these aswell now, 'cos I have a devil who rides the winds with me in l'beast (& Roman's probably right)... - who'se incidently called "thunder" as in thor, as in odin, as in "mosi a tunya" (livingstone lake) in south africa....


Regards Renate

-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]On Behalf Of Renate Haupt
Sent: 14 March 2005 15:27
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] & now for my sulphur query! & speed monitoring
Chris
Well, I assume (guess, maybe...) that it came from my exhaust - I checked the battery acid and gave them both a thorough check but nothing suggested there was anything the matter. Julian remarked how clean the tops of the batteries were - and no, I hadn't cleaned them! I was sufficiently nonplussed to check them anyway, prior to the visit to his pad last evening, and they were fine, so I then thought - if it was for some reason a bad batch of diesel had found its way into my tanks, then how would the engine (or exhaust) respond or indicate it to me? Would there be, for example, a lowering of fuel economy, more labouring over difficult stretches then is usual, sluggishness whilst going up steep hills, some kind of obnoxious fumes, these kinds of things. Or some other visible sign.
I was late arriving at Julians pad as I had been in Southampton for the weekend so it was a question of flooring the accellerator and maintaining a minimum speed of 95 miles an hour...whilst driving at speed the concepts of things around me enable me to be party to an almost altered perception of distance so I was sweep-scanning (like a radar robot) from one side of the road to the other well in advance of what I needed and spotted cameras at considerable distance, so I think I avoided the flashes by being robotic....as I was well within the speed limit by the time I reached their measured distances - which leads me on to another thing - anybody got any idea about how to obtain some kind of gadget that tells me where speed cameras are before I see them? not so I can break the speed limit wantonly or irresponsibly, but just for peace of mind, especially when I'm very late! and tending to be heavy footed on the old gas pedal.
The sulpur smell is unrelated to short or long distances, I will add, and the weekend was the only time I'd smelled it like that.
Renate
 
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Press your 'Insert' or 'Ins' key Anthony, you've gone into overwrite
mode by the sounds of it.
Jon.
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]
On Behalf Of Anthony Graham
Sent: 14 March 2005 16:40
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] & now for my sulphur query! & speed monitoring
Renate,
Perhaps the sylph smell is just hot bit after a frantic journey. I fear
that speed camera detectors are soon to be made illegal as there was a
reading in the house the other day concerning them, I do not know the
result. Far be it for me to advise any one on speeding but I ought to
advise you that another 5mph and you could say good by to your license
for a while as traveling over 100mph ensures an automatic driving ban,
the reason why I know this is I was stopped for doing 94mphnk it was a
few years ago and had to endure a lecture from a blue uniformed
gentleman who informed my of that fact, he was very pleasant and let me
go for spotting him so quickly and so no further action was taken. Also
Renate slowing down for individual cameras may lead you into a state of
false security because on some motorways the cameras are linked together
and by taking snapshots of your license plate can calculate your average
speed over what ever distances they choose. I was unfortunate recently
being caught doing 80mph in a 70mph zone and have paid the price. The
long range camera vans were the culprit in this case and they are
constantly popping up all over this part of the M4. I try to watch my
speed on motorways now and tend to use A or B roads if practical to keep
my speed up. I suspect that they will put chips in us soon so that they
can tax us for even thinking of speeding or overtaking any one.
Every one, I am having a problem with composing e-mails t the moment, If
I Use my space bar to separate words that I have erroneously linked it
gobbles up the word in front and I can not catch up and rectify it as it
gobbles up even more then, any suggestions or if I correct a spelling it
then does not recognize that there was a space before the word in front
and either just joins the two words or eats up the word in front, if any
one knows the way to correct this annoying thing pleas let me know. Ahh
this only applies if I correct by hand and not the spell checker
Anthony
_____
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]
On Behalf Of Renate Haupt
Sent: 14 March 2005 15:27
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] & now for my sulphur query! & speed monitoring
Chris
Well, I assume (guess, maybe...) that it came from my exhaust - I
checked the battery acid and gave them both a thorough check but nothing
suggested there was anything the matter. Julian remarked how clean the
tops of the batteries were - and no, I hadn't cleaned them! I was
sufficiently nonplussed to check them anyway, prior to the visit to his
pad last evening, and they were fine, so I then thought - if it was for
some reason a bad batch of diesel had found its way into my tanks, then
how would the engine (or exhaust) respond or indicate it to me? Would
there be, for example, a lowering of fuel economy, more labouring over
difficult stretches then is usual, sluggishness whilst going up steep
hills, some kind of obnoxious fumes, these kinds of things. Or some
other visible sign.
I was late arriving at Julians pad as I had been in Southampton for the
weekend so it was a question of flooring the accellerator and
maintaining a minimum speed of 95 miles an hour...whilst driving at
speed the concepts of things around me enable me to be party to an
almost altered perception of distance so I was sweep-scanning (like a
radar robot) from one side of the road to the other well in advance of
what I needed and spotted cameras at considerable distance, so I think I
avoided the flashes by being robotic....as I was well within the speed
limit by the time I reached their measured distances - which leads me on
to another thing - anybody got any idea about how to obtain some kind of
gadget that tells me where speed cameras are before I see them? not so I
can break the speed limit wantonly or irresponsibly, but just for peace
of mind, especially when I'm very late! and tending to be heavy footed
on the old gas pedal.
The sulpur smell is unrelated to short or long distances, I will add,
and the weekend was the only time I'd smelled it like that.
Renate
When I was at university (environmental science) I took a core module on
chemistry, so I'm not unduly worried about chemical reactions in my
engine, although I would like to know why I've never at any kind of
sulphur smell before from l'beast.
>>> [Email address removed] 03/14/05 03:04pm >>>
>From what I've read you get the rotten eggs smell (Hydrogen Sulphide)
from burning excess sulphur on the catalyst, typically after short
journeys.
But you don't have a catalyst! And all diesel now is meant to be low
sulphur anyway.
Was the smell really coming from the exhaust fumes? Down here I'd have
said it was probably from a farmer spraying slurry on the land now that
the weather is dry enough to do so - that can often be a pretty noxious
smell that travels a good long way.
The only other source of sulphur in a vehicle that I can think of is the
battery acid. I don't recall ever having had a smell when I spilled
some, but it might be worth a quick check.
Christopher Bell
Devon (the land of the ccooowwwssss), UK
1HD-FT
BTW I remember being taught during chemistry A level that:
(a) Hydrogen sulphide is 10x more poisonous that hydrogen cyanide
(b) It kills your sense of smell when present in any significant
concentration
(c) So if you are in an oil refinery & smell it getting stronger, then
the smell stops, run!
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed]
[mailto:[Email address removed]]On Behalf Of Renate Haupt
Sent: 14 March 2005 14:30
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: [ELCO] & now for my sulphur query!
Elco
Any one got any suggestions as to the cause of the rotten egg smell
emanating from my beasts exhaust...!?
Renate
 
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Anthony et al
I know about this, and am aware of what would happen if I got caught, or stopped, and of course, as a mate said recently, its not worth it, 'cos I'd be suicidal.
By the time I got to the M4 I was doing 70 constantly, so I had no worries about this (well, I had to do a reality check on how much fuel I had left..). I remained doing a steady 70 all the way to bristol, and then the same to cirencester, and on the way back I did a leisurely 60 all the way back home - it was on the A34 that I did the speed thing, a bit on the M3, & a bit on the M27 and this was it. The M4 is riddled with the things, so I tend never to drive above 70 on the M4.
I was once stopped in my honda for doing 51 in a 40 zone, and was caught by a camera in a van.
=A360 and three points on an otherwise squeeky clean license. I hardly ever speed now, obviously, in Europe and Africa the limits are different, so I do it from time to time.
Regards
Renate
>>> [Email address removed] 03/14/05 04:40pm >>>
st1:*{behavior:url(#default#ieooui) }Renate,Perhaps the sylph smell is just hot bit after a frantic journey. I fear that speed camera detectors are soon to be made illegal as there was a reading in the house the other day concerning them, I do not know the result. Far be it for me to advise any one on speeding but I ought to advise you that another 5mph and you could say good by to your license for a while as traveling over 100mph ensures an automatic driving ban, the reason why I know this is I was stopped for doing 94mphnk it was a few years ago and had to endure a lecture from a blue uniformed gentleman who informed my of that fact, he was very pleasant and let me go for spotting him so quickly and so no further action was taken. Also Renate slowing down for individual cameras may lead you into a state of false security because on some motorways the cameras are linked together and by taking snapshots of your license plate can calculate your average speed over what ever distances they choose. I was unfortunate recently being caught doing 80mph in a 70mph zone and have paid the price. The long range camera vans were the culprit in this case and they are constantly popping up all over this part of the M4. I try to watch my speed on motorways now and tend to use A or B roads if practical to keep my speed up. I suspect that they will put chips in us soon so that they can tax us for even thinking of speeding or overtaking any one.Every one, I am having a problem with composing e-mails t the moment, If I Use my space bar to separate words that I have erroneously linked it gobbles up the word in front and I can not catch up and rectify it as it gobbles up even more then, any suggestions or if I correct a spelling it then does not recognize that there was a space before the word in front and either just joins the two words or eats up the word in front, if any one knows the way to correct this annoying thing pleas let me know. Ahh this only applies if I correct by hand and not the spell checkerAnthony
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On Behalf Of Renate Haupt
Sent: 14 March 2005 15:27
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] & now for my sulphur query! & speed monitoring
Chris
Well, I assume (guess, maybe...) that it came from my exhaust - I checked the battery acid and gave them both a thorough check but nothing suggested there was anything the matter. Julian remarked how clean the tops of the batteries were - and no, I hadn't cleaned them! I was sufficiently nonplussed to check them anyway, prior to the visit to his pad last evening, and they were fine, so I then thought - if it was for some reason a bad batch of diesel had found its way into my tanks, then how would the engine (or exhaust) respond or indicate it to me? Would there be, for example, a lowering of fuel economy, more labouring over difficult stretches then is usual, sluggishness whilst going up steep hills, some kind of obnoxious fumes, these kinds of things. Or some other visible sign.
I was late arriving at Julians pad as I had been in Southampton for the weekend so it was a question of flooring the accellerator and maintaining a minimum speed of 95 miles an hour...whilst driving at speed the concepts of things around me enable me to be party to an almost altered perception of distance so I was sweep-scanning (like a radar robot) from one side of the road to the other well in advance of what I needed and spotted cameras at considerable distance, so I think I avoided the flashes by being robotic....as I was well within the speed limit by the time I reached their measured distances - which leads me on to another thing - anybody got any idea about how to obtain some kind of gadget that tells me where speed cameras are before I see them? not so I can break the speed limit wantonly or irresponsibly, but just for peace of mind, especially when I'm very late! and tending to be heavy footed on the old gas pedal.
The sulpur smell is unrelated to short or long distances, I will add, and the weekend was the only time I'd smelled it like that.
Renate
When I was at university (environmental science) I took a core module on chemistry, so I'm not unduly worried about chemical reactions in my engine, although I would like to know why I've never at any kind of sulphur smell before from l'beast.


>>> [Email address removed] 03/14/05 03:04pm >>>
>From what I've read you get the rotten eggs smell (Hydrogen Sulphide) from burning excess sulphur on the catalyst, typically after short journeys.But you don't have a catalyst! And all diesel now is meant to be low sulphur anyway. Was the smell really coming from the exhaust fumes? Down here I'd have said it was probably from a farmer spraying slurry on the land now that the weather is dry enough to do so - that can often be a pretty noxious smell that travels a good long way. The only other source of sulphur in a vehicle that I can think of is the battery acid. I don't recall ever having had a smell when I spilled some, but it might be worth a quick check. Christopher BellDevon (the land of the ccooowwwssss), UK1HD-FT BTW I remember being taught during chemistry A level that: (a) Hydrogen sulphide is 10x more poisonous that hydrogen cyanide(b) It kills your sense of smell when present in any significant concentration(c) So if you are in an oil refinery & smell it getting stronger, then the smell stops, run! -----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]On Behalf Of Renate Haupt
Sent: 14 March 2005 14:30
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: [ELCO] & now for my sulphur query!Elco
Any one got any suggestions as to the cause of the rotten egg smell emanating from my beasts exhaust...!?
Renate
 
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Roman

Typical British C of E compromise.

You see they couldn't agree whether they should be metric (kph) or imperial (mph); then there was the Isle of Man schism that was unlimited, but with a prohibition on "furious" speeds. The Methodist ones don't operate within 1 mile of a pub, which limits their usefulness a bit; the charismatic ones only ride in multi-coloured cars, and the Calvinist ones only in grey or black ones. And so on.

All a bit of a muddle really, so they settled on 70mph since that annoyed everyone equally.

Christopher Bell
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On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 17:21:18 -0000, Christopher Bell
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Christopher
LOL!
... and in Italy they say "Speed limits? Naaa, we have excellent hospitals!"
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Jon,
Thank you for pointing that out it was driving me mad, I am quite dyslexic
in any case, and that was just the straw that --------------brrrrookke the
camels back so to speech
When I go on any of the US forums I have to compose in word and then
transpose what I have written the funny thing is often the spell checker
cannot even come close to what I meant because I am so far off. The guys in
the US some times have a go especially if I wrote in a hurry and haven't
done this I dint blame them some times as it probably looks like gibberish.
I wonder if one of those speech recognition programs would work better and
faster but I would probably find that it can't understand my accent. This
all meant to be light heated by the way.
I shall also have to tell my self off because I keep drifting off the topic
that is in the subject line.
Thanks again Anthony
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From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of Jon Wildsmith
Sent: 14 March 2005 16:54
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] & now for my sulphur query! & speed monitoring
Press your 'Insert' or 'Ins' key Anthony, you've gone into overwrite mode by
the sounds of it.
Jon.
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From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of Anthony Graham
Sent: 14 March 2005 16:40
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] & now for my sulphur query! & speed monitoring
Renate,
Perhaps the sylph smell is just hot bit after a frantic journey. I fear
that speed camera detectors are soon to be made illegal as there was a
reading in the house the other day concerning them, I do not know the
result. Far be it for me to advise any one on speeding but I ought to
advise you that another 5mph and you could say good by to your license for a
while as traveling over 100mph ensures an automatic driving ban, the reason
why I know this is I was stopped for doing 94mphnk it was a few years ago
and had to endure a lecture from a blue uniformed gentleman who informed my
of that fact, he was very pleasant and let me go for spotting him so quickly
and so no further action was taken. Also Renate slowing down for individual
cameras may lead you into a state of false security because on some
motorways the cameras are linked together and by taking snapshots of your
license plate can calculate your average speed over what ever distances they
choose. I was unfortunate recently being caught doing 80mph in a 70mph zone
and have paid the price. The long range camera vans were the culprit in
this case and they are constantly popping up all over this part of the M4.
I try to watch my speed on motorways now and tend to use A or B roads if
practical to keep my speed up. I suspect that they will put chips in us soon
so that they can tax us for even thinking of speeding or overtaking any one.
Every one, I am having a problem with composing e-mails t the moment, If I
Use my space bar to separate words that I have erroneously linked it gobbles
up the word in front and I can not catch up and rectify it as it gobbles up
even more then, any suggestions or if I correct a spelling it then does not
recognize that there was a space before the word in front and either just
joins the two words or eats up the word in front, if any one knows the way
to correct this annoying thing pleas let me know. Ahh this only applies if I
correct by hand and not the spell checker
Anthony
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From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of Renate Haupt
Sent: 14 March 2005 15:27
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] & now for my sulphur query! & speed monitoring
Chris
Well, I assume (guess, maybe...) that it came from my exhaust - I checked
the battery acid and gave them both a thorough check but nothing suggested
there was anything the matter. Julian remarked how clean the tops of the
batteries were - and no, I hadn't cleaned them! I was sufficiently
nonplussed to check them anyway, prior to the visit to his pad last evening,
and they were fine, so I then thought - if it was for some reason a bad
batch of diesel had found its way into my tanks, then how would the engine
(or exhaust) respond or indicate it to me? Would there be, for example, a
lowering of fuel economy, more labouring over difficult stretches then is
usual, sluggishness whilst going up steep hills, some kind of obnoxious
fumes, these kinds of things. Or some other visible sign.
I was late arriving at Julians pad as I had been in Southampton for the
weekend so it was a question of flooring the accellerator and maintaining a
minimum speed of 95 miles an hour...whilst driving at speed the concepts of
things around me enable me to be party to an almost altered perception of
distance so I was sweep-scanning (like a radar robot) from one side of the
road to the other well in advance of what I needed and spotted cameras at
considerable distance, so I think I avoided the flashes by being
robotic....as I was well within the speed limit by the time I reached their
measured distances - which leads me on to another thing - anybody got any
idea about how to obtain some kind of gadget that tells me where speed
cameras are before I see them? not so I can break the speed limit wantonly
or irresponsibly, but just for peace of mind, especially when I'm very late!
and tending to be heavy footed on the old gas pedal.
The sulpur smell is unrelated to short or long distances, I will add, and
the weekend was the only time I'd smelled it like that.
Renate
When I was at university (environmental science) I took a core module on
chemistry, so I'm not unduly worried about chemical reactions in my engine,
although I would like to know why I've never at any kind of sulphur smell
before from l'beast.
>>> [Email address removed] 03/14/05 03:04pm >>>
>From what I've read you get the rotten eggs smell (Hydrogen Sulphide) from
burning excess sulphur on the catalyst, typically after short journeys.
But you don't have a catalyst! And all diesel now is meant to be low sulphur
anyway.
Was the smell really coming from the exhaust fumes? Down here I'd have said
it was probably from a farmer spraying slurry on the land now that the
weather is dry enough to do so - that can often be a pretty noxious smell
that travels a good long way.
The only other source of sulphur in a vehicle that I can think of is the
battery acid. I don't recall ever having had a smell when I spilled some,
but it might be worth a quick check.
Christopher Bell
Devon (the land of the ccooowwwssss), UK
1HD-FT
BTW I remember being taught during chemistry A level that:
(a) Hydrogen sulphide is 10x more poisonous that hydrogen cyanide
(b) It kills your sense of smell when present in any significant
concentration
(c) So if you are in an oil refinery & smell it getting stronger, then the
smell stops, run!
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]On
Behalf Of Renate Haupt
Sent: 14 March 2005 14:30
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: [ELCO] & now for my sulphur query!
Elco
Any one got any suggestions as to the cause of the rotten egg smell
emanating from my beasts exhaust...!?
Renate
 
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Hi there Anthony
You were talking about spell check on your e-mails, how can I do this cause at times my spelling is poor aswell.
John C
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Hi Roman
Here it is, are you ready, sit tight, pay close attention, do not move, fix your eyes on this.
You were right,You were right, You were right, Yes you were right about the bulbs, with there whiter than white, up to 60% more light than the normal bulb, I now know what the phrase up to 60% means) it means anything from 1% up to 60% and my 2% or 5% is included in this. Wake up call for me dont believe the hype. They are not any worse but they are not any brighter, they may be a little whiter but thats all. At least I now have a lot of spare bulbs for the next while, and if as you said they dont last too long, I can replace them as I now have two sets of spares bulbs for all the front lights. On the same subject, when I was fitting these far brighter bulbs to the cruiser, on the right side looking in to the engine connected to the out side wiring light harness is a connector like the H4 but not connected to any thing, what could this be for. I checked the other side and it seems to be there as well but goes down and is connected to something like a wire or cable, I could'nt see cause it is down where the sun dont shine, and I am only guessing.
John C
92HDJ 80 1HD-T Ireland
Now with amazing white bright lights( NOT )
 
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