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martyntdci

What Does Everybody Do As Job?

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Any iPhone 5 deals? ;)

(sim free would be nice hint hint)

:D

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Tesco Dot Com delivery assistant.

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International Man of Mystery (Secret Agent, but i cant tell you coz its a secret and i'd have to kill you) and my cover job so as not to arise suspicion i work for a major Car Insurance company as Customer service.Retention and Sales. But don't be a hatin' someone has to do it ;) also ex publican who got out just in time ;) Pub trade ain't what it used to be :)

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Full time invalid...(lol) when I wasn't I drove petrol tankers. Thank gord for the smallest of chances. Just glad that's over.

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I work for a large printer manufacture as an engineer/technician, installing, maintaining and problem solving when pretty pictures dont print.

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Any iPhone 5 deals? wink.png

(sim free would be nice hint hint)

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Haha unfortunately not. I don't work in sales or speak to customers.

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QHSE Engineer for an Electronics Company

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Haha unfortunately not. I don't work in sales or speak to customers.

Awww pity ;)

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Direct replacment for more power or just reduced lag?

Apologies for the slight topic change

Im running a GT2049s fixed vane turbo with wastegate, heatwrapped decat & downpipe and straight- through (but silenced) exhaust, total EGR delete, resonator bypass, front mounted air-air intercooler (bigger/ flows better but only 25% larger internal volume than stock), with external waterspray, digital adjustable boost controller with 100psi solenoid, shorter boost hoses, custom large diameter CAIS, gas- flowed airbox/ air intake, 30psi boost gauge

Superchips Bluefin revision 3 remap

Ive got a 2nd exhaust manifold/ turbo assembly that ive had a ss plate made for the EGR cooler (to blank it before the cooler) im planning ceramic - coating the manifold and heat- wrapping it,

The question is can i get a replacement compressor & housing that can increase the gas flow at the top end and allow me to run a little less boost for the same gas-flow BUT without increasing lag significantly or without a significantly higher boost threshhold / or reducing bottom end power

The torque comes in strongly at the bottom end and pulls strong from 1000rpm, it drops off above 3.5k, ive already got the biggest injectors available, (so ive got to be careful of it "running lean")- i don't want too big a turbo to put a hole in the powerband, just a little bit more flow at the top end

the whole setup from the boost controller, exhaust, inlet, map, intercooler etc are all setup to reduce lag - it goes from 30 to 100 in under 24secs in top, (safely off road - i don't drive fast) i don't want to loose that but gain more top end (i know its a lot to ask)

The decat is 2-1/2" and the rest of the exhaust is 2-1/4", im waiting for this to rot off so i can upgrade to a 2-1/2" or 3"

Ive got a 1-off inlet manifold with oversize inlet and various other parts ive not fitted yet,

Ive probably just about gone as far as i can with the little GT2049s turbo - any suggestions welcomed :)

PS - you can probably tell what i do from this post - obviously a super- villan bent on world domination :lol:

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As a CNC lathe operator, I sympathise with you, I started out doing that though. Then one of the guys said, you wanna learn how to run this. Over the space of my summer holidays I learnt how to use Fanuc control. We all start somewhere ;-)

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Apprentice Shipwright at Babcock Marine at Rosyth Dockyard...hopefully about to qualify :)

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mechanic. think they like to call themselves technicians these days. but i prefer the good old mechanic....proper old skool i am

self employed, have been so for 20+ years.

also

qualified angling coach

specialise in taking kids heading down the wrong road, use angling to try and redirect them back to the right one

must admit, enjoy that over my main work, hoping it develops into more full time work

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mechanic. think they like to call themselves technicians these days. but i prefer the good old mechanic....proper old skool i am

self employed, have been so for 20+ years.

also

qualified angling coach

specialise in taking kids heading down the wrong road, use angling to try and redirect them back to the right one

must admit, enjoy that over my main work, hoping it develops into more full time work

Much prefer the old school mechanics, i have no time for those who look at you funny and say something along the lines of 'computer says nothing wrong so there is nothing wrong.'

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my thoughts exactly

i wont change anything untill i

a: know exactly whats gone wrong

b: know that the offending part cannot be repaired

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my thoughts exactly

i wont change anything untill i

a: know exactly whats gone wrong

b: know that the offending part cannot be repaired

Unfortunately good guys like yourself seem to be few and far between.

so your a self employed mechanic? do you work from a premises or are you mobile?

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mobile

been thinking of getting premises, but enjoy the outdoors too much, plus although you can get good deals, economic climate doesnt make the gamble worthwhile right now.

plus the angling coaching is taking off, being mobile makes it easier to combine the two.

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I think the best job I've heard here is the police :) Would love to be part of the police, don't know why...
Considering that most people I know abseloutely detest them (As I say though, anyone who say "The poilice are *****" are usually up to stuff they shouldn't be, since police are the first people you'd run to if something was wrong - definately get less respect than they deserve).

Personally, I work in a "Convenience Store" as a "Till operator" and "Shelf stocker" and also doing some "supervisor jobs" while on standard Customer service assistant wages...
and working in McDonalds as a "Crew Member"
And Work(ed) in nightclubs as a Photographer (Finally got out of it! Kinda... still do it occassionally when I need quick spare cash)

Hopefully with my car, I will advertise for more photography gigs. Mostly interesting in events such as weddings, Coporate events, festivals - basically stuff where people are interacting with each other, showing their true emotions, rather than being stages and setup.

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Railway guard with merseyrail in liverpool nice and easy haha :)

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All round mechanical technician at an Aeronautical and Automotive Dept. at a University. Really enjoy it as its all relevant to my interests and its nice to do something new / different every day! Involves... CNC & Conv. milling & Turning, from an initial idea or drawing to finished components & assemblies.Welding (TIG & MIG) & fabrication,Occasional Driver @ MIRA Test facility, and general lacky

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Currently on long term disability due to a hospital screw up which left me with a useless left hand and angina that's worse than ever. I used to be a coach driver and many years ago served in the Merchant Navy.

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I work as an IT engineer at Sony DADC in Enfield, the big one that burnt down in the london riots :angry:

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I'm 22 and work for myself :) Well I own a packaging supplies company so if you need mailing bags , jiffy bags, tape - you know where to come!!

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I'm 22 and work for myself :) Well I own a packaging supplies company so if you need mailing bags , jiffy bags, tape - you know where to come!!

Sounds like a cushey number lol

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Sounds like a coushey number lol

Apart from all the red tape LOL :lol:

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Sounds like a cushey number lol

What's cushey??? lol

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