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by TorreDelAguila
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: not topped up
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: not topped up

I had the same on a Spanish Vodafone PAYG, accidentally losing use of it not because of lack of credit (there was €40+ on it), but because a top-up hadn't been made. I went into a Vodafone shop (Rincon La Cala complex) and complained; they said that was how the system worked, but on my insistence th...
by TorreDelAguila
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Organised car tours - Guardia Civil
Replies: 17
Views: 240

Re: Organised car tours - Guardia Civil

There ought to be an easy way for any of us to report a likely illegal vehicle, without the need to make denuncias or formal statements in person at a police station, nor getting unnecessarily personally entangled in each case. Essentially a slick way of making a well-intentioned "tip-off"...
by TorreDelAguila
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Air Conditioning fitted
Replies: 23
Views: 445

Re: Air Conditioning fitted

Restrictions are there to reduce the likelihood of the gases being accidentally (or otherwise) discharged into the atmosphere. Gases from old units are supposed to be collected by evacuation, before scrappage, and new units (or those being re-gassed from empty) should have the air in them removed by...
by TorreDelAguila
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Organised car tours - Guardia Civil
Replies: 17
Views: 240

Re: Organised car tours - Guardia Civil

I really do wish that that law were enforced.
I think any one of us, if spending a day out with Trafico officers, could rapidly point to individual UK (and other) vehicles over here full-time on non-SP plates, and with a pretty high hit-rate.
by TorreDelAguila
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Organised car tours - Guardia Civil
Replies: 17
Views: 240

Re: Organised car tours - Guardia Civil

Did once look at the costs and procedure for obtaining an 'H' plate here. Seemed extremely expensive, and of little practical value, except being able to be exempt from annual car tax. I only know of one in the Sayalonga area, on an ancient Volvo estate. I believe annual car tax (and its level) is a...
by TorreDelAguila
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Organised car tours - Guardia Civil
Replies: 17
Views: 240

Re: Organised car tours - Guardia Civil

Some years ago I organised an event in Alexandra Palace involving 450 classic Rovers. Thirty of them assembled at the Royal Albert Hall, and took a 'landmark' route through central London towards AllyPally. We cleared it with the Metropolitan Police beforehand, who made it clear that 'convoys' were ...
by TorreDelAguila
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Organised car tours - Guardia Civil
Replies: 17
Views: 240

Re: Organised car tours - Guardia Civil

Fair comment. I've never enthused over the rather elitist vibe that emanates from their articles in the free press. 'Classic' there seems somewhat synonymous with 'expensive'...and at odds with most of the classic car world.
by TorreDelAguila
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Organised car tours - Guardia Civil
Replies: 17
Views: 240

Re: Organised car tours - Guardia Civil

These folk (Classic Car Club of Andalucia) should be able to tell you. They organise regular meets and tours involving multiple cars. http://www.cccandalucia.com/
by TorreDelAguila
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Air Conditioning fitted
Replies: 23
Views: 445

Re: Air Conditioning fitted

Advantage of getting them to both supply and fit is that if anything misbehaves, you're not in the situation of anyone wriggling out of the responsibility to fix. Best to have just one outfit to tackle. If there's a really serious price difference (on the same units), they might narrow it for you, i...
by TorreDelAguila
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Leaking Pool
Replies: 14
Views: 2011

Re: Leaking Pool

Should be good for another 20years+. Result.
by TorreDelAguila
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Air Conditioning fitted
Replies: 23
Views: 445

Re: Air Conditioning fitted

Have heard good things about them too. Helpful advice about servicing.
by TorreDelAguila
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: New car
Replies: 11
Views: 263

Re: New car

If you're looking for lots of car and space for your money, don't overlook the Dacia Duster (available 4x4 too). Some friends of ours have one here, and its sure-footed, well screwed together (on rough tracks), quiet, comfortable and spacious. Renault engine. Worth a test drive.
by TorreDelAguila
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Air Conditioning fitted
Replies: 23
Views: 445

Re: Air Conditioning fitted

Unbelievably bad service, and outright rudeness by the proprietor.
by TorreDelAguila
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Air Conditioning fitted
Replies: 23
Views: 445

Re: Air Conditioning fitted

I am unable to recommend the outfit opposite the tram turn/Supersol in TdMar. :thumbdown:
by TorreDelAguila
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: New car
Replies: 11
Views: 263

Re: New car

Peugeot 3008, Skoda Yeti . . .
by TorreDelAguila
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Residencia Card/Document Query
Replies: 10
Views: 268

Re: Residencia Card/Document Query

We're added a small photo to each of ours, and laminated it. The little bit of green paper is a scruffy thing, difficult to read and spot the info you want at the best of times. A friend of ours here lost hers, and in the meantime used a dog ID card (which did bear a photo) for identification purpos...
by TorreDelAguila
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: SMS messages from PC to mobiles
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: SMS messages from PC to mobiles

Hi, Enrique. Obviously more than a few Dislikes, then!
Thanks again,
Chris
by TorreDelAguila
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Amazon Fire TV dongle - intermittent sound
Replies: 0
Views: 86

Amazon Fire TV dongle - intermittent sound

In a bedroom, we are feeding an Amazon Fire tv (dongle, type 3) into a 2010 22" Sony Bravia (KDL-22EX), via HDMI. Annoying and repetitive fault has been audio dropping out (for a few seconds or several minutes), only 'cured' by powering off the tv, and then switching on again. Same on all HDMI ...
by TorreDelAguila
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: ITV, Algarrobo
Replies: 7
Views: 161

ITV, Algarrobo

Tried to book an ITV test at Algarrobo yesterday, two weeks ahead of the due date of 25 August.
Was surprised that the first available date was 5 September, and that all of August was 'greyed out' as unavailable.
Holidays? Training? Refurb? or just Busy?
by TorreDelAguila
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Black border around TV screen
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: Black border around TV screen

If sending the signal from laptop to tv, using the tv remote (or on-screen menu for that input), go for Screen Ratio (or similar) and try Zoom to enlarge the picture. There may be several screen size/shape options to be had; go for the best one.

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