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by Fitter
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: COVID-19
Topic: Pharmacies authorised to give Covid vaccinations.
Replies: 7
Views: 71

Pharmacies authorised to give Covid vaccinations.

https://www.thelocal.fr/20210302/french-medical-regulator-authorises-pharmacies-to-give-covid-vaccines/ As the pharmacies have always been administering the annual flu jab, why on earth has it taken so long to get the pharmacies involved? In the same announcement, the HAS also approved the AstraZene...
by Fitter
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Owning a vehicle and driving in France
Topic: Locking wheel nuts on your car
Replies: 25
Views: 237

Re: Locking wheel nuts on your car

"Doesn't it drain the battery? We have a tracker on one car that we think is responsible for excessive battery drain - and I wonder if a camera system would be the same" I looked it up on the Nextbase website, it says that:- "The hardwire kit includes a voltage protection unit which stops the vehicl...
by Fitter
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Owning a vehicle and driving in France
Topic: Locking wheel nuts on your car
Replies: 25
Views: 237

Re: Locking wheel nuts on your car

The thieves sound like they are amateurs if they didn't check for locking wheel nuts - just about every car with alloys comes with them as as standard nowadays. As they had to have jacked it up, did the movement sensor trigger the alarm? Consider having good quality dashcam fitted if you haven't got...
by Fitter
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: COVID-19
Topic: Are Merkel and Macron Playing politics with EU health?
Replies: 76
Views: 1303

Re: Are Merkel and Macron Playing politics with EU health?

exile wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:14 pm
65 - 74 year olds.
It will relieve the situation a bit but like Pfizer, AZ is having production issues in its EU plants.
Nevertheless, a step in the right direction.
I was reading about this today - it seems it's 65 > 74 year old's with co-morbidities.

Once again us two are out of the game!
by Fitter
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: COVID-19
Topic: Are Merkel and Macron Playing politics with EU health?
Replies: 76
Views: 1303

Re: Are Merkel and Macron Playing politics with EU health?

France has only used about 55% of the vaccines that it has. Only better than Bulgaria and Hungary in this table from the FT from 3 days ago. I can't copy and show all the table as it's too big, just the bit at the bottom. https://www.ft.com/content/f009d255-8a7d-4bd1-8bfa-0d49b9647a71 The horizontal...
by Fitter
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Owning a vehicle and driving in France
Topic: Avoid using B10 diesel fuel - here's why.
Replies: 17
Views: 308

Re: Avoid using B10 diesel fuel - here's why.

I wonder what is so different about all the PSA and Renault engines produced for the last decade or two (for Renault) that dilution of the engine oil with carburant is not considered a problem? Remember it's diesel not petrol - so it's the problem of when the DPF goes into regeneration excess fuel ...
by Fitter
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Owning a vehicle and driving in France
Topic: Avoid using B10 diesel fuel - here's why.
Replies: 17
Views: 308

Avoid using B10 diesel fuel - here's why.

If you come across diesel fuel at the pump with a choice of B7 or B10 fuel - avoid the B10 unless you know your car is compatible with B10.

https://pro.largus.fr/actualites/un-nou ... 49393.html

https://www.acea.be/uploads/publication ... bility.pdf
by Fitter
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: The Café
Topic: Shamima Begum
Replies: 122
Views: 1586

Re: Shamima Begum

She can't go back to UK https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-56209007 Not exactly. But the court has left a loophole open for lawyers to make a few quid out of it in future. “The right to a fair hearing does not trump all other considerations, such as the safety of the public. If a vital public interest mak...
by Fitter
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: The Café
Topic: Shamima Begum
Replies: 122
Views: 1586

Re: Shamima Begum

Captain Morgan wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:00 pm
A complete travesty, she is still British.
She was born British but her citizenship was revoked, therefore she is no longer British. She has a legal claim on Pakistani citizenship through her parents so she is not stateless.
by Fitter
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Owning a vehicle and driving in France
Topic: Can this be welded
Replies: 14
Views: 262

Re: Can this be welded

PS pumps are usually some sort of aluminium alloy - are you sure that the pipe is steel? Check it with a magnet. If it's non-magnetic it's probably aluminium of a sort. Unless you have a welder locally that knows how to weld aluminium properly with the correct gas and filler rods, and won't get the ...