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About jmurray01

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  • Birthday 11/24/1995

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    Focus 1.8 Zetec
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    20,001 to 25,000
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  1. Air bags?
  2. I don't like the BMW driver equivalent of forum posters! Just like BMW drivers cannot park within the lines, these people cannot seem to post Ford related questions in the relevant forum areas, but rather just put them in the general chat area!! It happens on another forum I use, but thankfully I'm a moderator on there so can move them myself and reprimand the posters.
  3. Posting this in the right section, and giving some more information might help!! The general chat area is clearly marked "Talk about anything NOT Ford related".
  4. That picture was taken this evening when I was parked outside my local B&M, but God knows what the "stains" actually were!!
  5. I could, but I am only getting the same treatment anybody gets, and that is standard company policy. To be honest Clive, the stress in fighting them isn't worth it, even if I won. I'll be out of that job as soon as I can find something else anyway, and nobody in their right mind would use them as a reference so I have no reason to be liked or successful there, all I need is basic employment until something else comes along, and I can get that regardless of warnings.
  6. I do like irony... Yeah, that's what I say every time I pass an idiotic driver in a Corsa!
  7. I don't like my absence meeting today resulting in a "stage two" sanction, so if I'm off sick again for even one day in the next 12 months then I could quite literally lose my job. That said, I doubt that would actually happen as I'd get the union involved should they go that far, but it would still be serious. I could appeal the decision, but to be honest I don't think there is much point, considering I had two separate sick days on two consecutive weeks, which does look bad. Needless to say, I'm hitting the wine tonight and the wagon can come by again tomorrow. Maybe I'll hop on it then!!
  8. Yes, that's what I thought. Plus as Tom pointed out, yours doesn't have a DPF so there is no reason it couldn't cope with low miles. That's what I love about my old diesels, is that although I do high mileage anyway, if my lifestyle did change and I only drove short distances then I know they could cope with it easily. Although that said the only thing that would stop me driving as much as I do would be losing my job, and I don't plan on doing that! That said, as per my post in the "don't like" thread, I'm on thin ice...
  9. That was per Focus, so considering he has two that'd be 2,000 miles per year - although I agree even that is still minuscule by comparison to my (or your) mileage! One thing I noticed though, is that I thought modern diesels were only worthwhile if you had a five-figure annual mileage, so I'm surprised Ghana didn't opt for a petrol model... Or maybe I'm wrong, which is a strong possibility!
  10. I'd try replacing the fuel filter, as it could just be fuel deprivation. At 74k it should really be done anyway, whether it is causing the issue or not.
  11. Good heavens, that is low. But then again, you work from home and I imagine don't have to travel far for shops etc... As for winter tyres, you are absolutely right Ghana. Especially below zero, winter tyres are invaluable due to their softer rubber.
  12. Yeah, I average around 1,000-1,500 miles per month. Around half of that is traveling back and forth to work, and the other half is just SD&P. Speaking of tyres though, will you be getting a set of winters for your Focus? Supposedly this winter is meant to be a bad one, although I don't know how much truth there is in that!
  13. That's a shame Tom. One of my most relaxing things to do is get in the car and just drive for miles and miles, so I couldn't imagine not being able to go outside my locality. Admittedly I am a bit of a pill popper, but is there not medication you could get to help with your anxiety and/or the sickness?
  14. I do like that after almost a thousand miles of driving, the new Continentals on the 405 have now fully "bed in" and have fantastic grip even being thrown into corners at high speed. Despite being winter tyres, their performance on warm sunny days is better than most summer/all-season tyres I've used. Perhaps the fuel economy and wear will be a bit poorer in dry/warm conditions, but I'll take that compromise when the grip is as good as it is! I'll definitely be putting four of those on the Focus when its Nokian's wear out.
  15. I don't like people who create drama, when all I want to do is come home from work and RELAX!