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About jmurray01

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  • First Name Jamie

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model None at present
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  • UK/Ireland Location Moray
  • Annual Mileage 20,001 to 25,000
  • Interests Classic Cars
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  1. Things I Do Like

    Sounds about right!
  2. Things I Don't Like

    Very true, Tom.
  3. Things I Don't Like

    I don't like imagining how my life could have been had I taken up opportunities available to me years ago. That said, there is always time to go back and do things again - so maybe I will. As they say, you have to reach rock bottom before things get better - and the lift has definitely reached the ground floor.
  4. Clutch gone after 34k miles

    Indeed they do. Not entirely sure why, as (for me anyway) the clutch is not in a comfortable position to rest your foot. But, I've given up trying to understand people's logic behind things.
  5. Clutch gone after 34k miles

    I know, and I don't understand why. Choosing the right gear for your speed makes for a much smoother drive than letting the clutch slip.
  6. Things I Don't Like

    40 minutes!? Crikey Moses. Even as an anxiety-sufferer who is inexperienced with car maintenance, I changed the battery in our old Rover in less than 5 minutes. As for the wipers, what type were they? I've used both Aero Twins and Super Plus, which were worth the money in my opinion.
  7. Things I Don't Like

    My 405 has a Bosch S4 which was fitted in 2009, and 7 years later it still performs like a brand new battery. I may be a cheap-skate, but there are two items I refuse to cut costs on, and they are windscreen wipers and batteries. Both have to be Bosch for me.
  8. Things I Don't Like

    You know me too well Tom! Yes, when it comes to opening my wallet I'll probably just buy two and have the fitters put the new ones on the rear.
  9. Things I Don't Like

    It is true that you can do that, and it doesn't really affect the performance much (if at all) as long as each axle has matching brands, but I'm just a bit OCD and pedantic!
  10. Things I Don't Like

    Not telling
  11. Things I Don't Like

    Join the club... It's a good thing the 405 is fuel efficient, because my diesel fund is getting direly low.
  12. Things I Don't Like

    I don't like people who don't see the need to rotate their tyres (the Santa Fe's previous owner), resulting in the front pair being almost bald and the rears still with 4mm tread left. Now I either have to buy two new front tyres and have a mix of brands and old/new (which I hate), or buy four new tyres and replace two which still have over 10,000 miles left. I'll probably go for the latter option and sell the two rear tyres on Gumtree for £20 each or something. Still annoying though!
  13. Things I Don't Like

    7 years isn't bad for a battery to be fair. Are you going to go for a Bosch or just replace with a generic?
  14. Clutch gone after 34k miles

    It's just poor driving I'm afraid. Makes me feel sick though that anybody can treat a car so badly! Our 2000 Ford Focus had the original clutch until it went off the road at 190,000 miles, and our Nissan Primera (a taxi) kept its original until 170,000 miles. Some people should accept the fact they can't handle a clutch and go for an automatic!!
  15. Things I Do Like

    I do like the £3 "universal remote control" actually doing its job and pairing with my old Sony Trinitron in the bedroom. I'm paying extra to have the 2nd Sky box, so may as well use it once in a while.