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About jmurray01

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    Ford Enthusiast
  • Birthday 11/24/1995

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  • First Name Jamie

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model None at present
  • Ford Year Non
  • UK/Ireland Location Moray
  • Annual Mileage 10,001 to 15,000
  • Interests Classic Cars
    General Automotive
    Car Restoration
    Road Trips
    Computers & Electronics

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  • Location Lossiemouth

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  1. Things I Don't Like

    Not just me then!
  2. Things I Don't Like

    I don't like a very interrupted sleep (caused by heartburn not even Setlers would cure) and then waking up to the thought of 8 hours at hell.  Yay, I love Mondays!
  3. Joke

    So true!
  4. Things I Don't Like

    That makes sense!  Our rent (council house) is only £200 per month and both cars are bought outright, so my £13k salary is just sufficient.  JUST! 
  5. Things I Don't Like

    Yep, that's my yearly pre-tax income!  I didn't choose it, trust me - I'd be in a better paid job if I could get one.  No one chooses that level of income. Quite frankly, I'd love to "struggle" on a £25k job.  Not having a go at you Matt, just irritated with my life in general!
  6. Dodgy Dimplex... Help Required!

    Thanks for the advice - taking it back is not an option as although it was new it is an older model (bought privately).  I'm thinking it could be the heat sensor as it heats on 2 for 30 seconds before cutting out.
  7. Dodgy Dimplex... Help Required!

    A couple of weeks ago I purchased a Dimplex convector heater as the storage heating is simply too expensive to run and we just need "on demand" heat for one room. It was brand new in box but did fall over in the car, which I suspect may have caused the following issue: It has two heat settings, and whilst it will happily sit on heat setting 1 all day long without complaining, should you turn it up to 2 it will only go for around 30 seconds and then you hear a "tick" and it turns off.  After turning it off at the mains for a minute or two another tick is heard and it can be turned back on, but on setting 2 it just keeps shutting off. I suspect there is some sort of short-circuit somewhere, but I can't figure out where!  I have included a few pictures if those are of any help. I'm normally pretty good with electronics, but this just confuses me.   
  8. Things I Do Like

    I do like a brief visit to the shops for some essential supplies, a stop at Tesco to refuel at 99.9p per litre and then returning home to consume a few beers before tea. 
  9. Oil Change

    Absolutely ridiculous.  Take the zeros away and that's what I'd be comfortable with.
  10. Ford Fiesta power windows

    God only knows!
  11. Oil Change

    I change my oil (in any car) every 5,000 miles/6 months - going to 10k is absurd in my opinion.  If he can do it and will use quality oil, then I'd go for it.
  12. Things I Don't Like

    Hear hear!
  13. Things I Don't Like

    I don't like this: Of course, it held on just to the point where I took over ownership of the car.  Talk about Murphy's law Needless to say, I'm very peed off and don't even have any alcohol in the house to drown my sorrows. Considering the car is parked on a busy road and relations with the neighbours aren't exactly rosy, I don't fancy trying to get the bonnet open and replacing the cable myself.  So, my only hope is an independent mechanic who has done work for us relatively cheaply in the past.  I'll buy a new cable on pay-day and get a quote from him. It's like history repeating itself after what happened with our late-Focus
  14. Things I Don't Like

    I could get the Kirby out - the carpets are getting below my standards to be honest.  But, I am determined to get out to the car first.  I need to get that bonnet open if only to fill up the screenwash for next week.
  15. Things I Do Like

    I do like realising that we have covered 600 miles in the Fiat Punto and only put in a total of £60 of fuel over that time.  £60 would have got 1 full tank in the Nissan and that would barely cover 450 miles.