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jmurray01 last won the day on March 26

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  1. That's true! Perhaps not a bad idea to wrap a plaster round it or something, so there is nothing to catch?
  2. This would be better suited in the Focus section and you would get more responses there.
  3. Lets hope the new ones are built slightly better, and the drivers thereof have a bit more between their ears...
  4. I do like checking this month's payslip to find that I have been fully paid, despite them having marked me down as "SICKNESS - UNPAID" on the schedule. Due to my time served with the company I am entitled to full sick pay, but I was half expecting them to dock my wages anyway and result in me going down there and having quite a large argument with my manager. Fortunately such a visit will not be required. I also like my time off being marked down on the schedule meaning I am off until April 18th, at which point I will either: Return to work Have found other employment Get signed off for an extended period Time will tell which one of the above takes place. Number two would obviously be the best in the long-run.
  5. That's a bad one Kevin (the thumb, not the finger!). Must have been bad when it first happened, considering that was some time ago now.
  6. Yeah, I know right? The driver's pride on the other hand, is permanently dented.
  7. I couldn't have said it better myself!
  8. Well, lets hope so! All the tyres are good, brakes work and there shouldn't be any undercarriage corrosion, so the only issue could be the rumbling noise above 40MPH which I suspect to be a wheel bearing. There is some clunking over bumps but that just sounds like anti-roll bar link bushes which is only an advisory unless they go completely.
  9. The gear linkages were known to be prone to failure on the MK1 Foci, so I could check that first.
  10. I don't like the Focus' MOT expiring today... It has been parked up for the past 8 days and will continue to sit until Friday when I get paid and can put it in for the test. It passed the last one with no advisories (failed the first time for a corroded subframe which was replaced) at just under 60,000 miles and it now has just over 70,000 miles.
  11. You've put a lot into the LX, so it would make better financial sense to drive it and get your money's worth as you say, but at the end of the day only you can decide how much a Ghia/Titanium X is worth to you and whether you should change or not.
  12. I haven't ventured outside yet, but it looks like it could be the same here!
  13. Thanks Lenny, I appreciate that. Some very good advice there which I will try to take on board. I'm going to be off work for the next few weeks at least (signed off) so hopefully I can start to make some headway and at least determine where I stand and how to proceed. Hitherto I have been blocking it all out and just focusing on going to work etc, which is the worst thing you can do and only makes it worse in the long run.
  14. This one? That's shockingly bad structural integrity in my opinion.
  15. I haven't seen anything like that in... Well, ever!