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jmurray01

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About jmurray01

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  • Birthday 11/24/1995

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  • First Name Jamie

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  • Gender* Male
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  • UK/Ireland Location Moray
  • Annual Mileage 20,001 to 25,000
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  1. Things I Do Like

    I do think that they do it deliberately, as I rarely get just one "spot", but rather two or three at once.
  2. Things I Don't Like

    I don't like not being able to make it up the stairs without my legs almost giving way! Not even sure what has caused it - but if it carries on I'll be needing a stair lift.
  3. Things I Do Like

    I do like removing the seagull's "art-work" from the car and now relaxing this evening with a glass of red and trying not to think about tomorrow (back to hell after a couple of days off).
  4. Things I Do Like

    What is?
  5. Things I Do Like

    Oh I see! I thought it was the Hyundai (or as I thought, Kia) that you were referencing in regards to "things I do like", but obviously it was the Focus!!
  6. Things I Do Like

    Very nice! Is that a Kia?
  7. Things I Don't Like

    I absolutely agree. In that instance, yes the police should have attended immediately after receiving the call, but the driver also shouldn't have been driving like a back-side and crashed in the first place.
  8. Things I Do Like

    I do like finally driving my 405!! Since I was 8 years old I wanted a 405 but until now I only wanted one because they were somewhat rare and beautiful looking cars, I had no idea how they performed or handled... But now I do, I love the car 10x more!! Initially it felt a bit "strangled", but after giving the engine a bit of a clear out (30-60 in 3rd gear, full throttle) the throttle response and pulling power has increased a lot. With the previous owner it sat unused for long periods of time and my mother isn't exactly the most energetic driver (gear changes before 3,000RPM and a quarter throttle at most), so it isn't surprising that the old IDI was in need of a "reawakening". Anyway, my confidence has increased significantly having done over 200 miles and driving through Aberdeen during rush hour (plus country roads, small towns, villages and back roads), so the roundabouts that I was nervous about before are now no problem at all. Of course I still need to perfect aspects of my driving, and get up to scratch for the test, but at least now my anxiety is no longer an issue. I can focus solely on learning the skills with my instructor and perfecting them in my car. I also pulled over and got some pictures of the Scottish countryside, which I also like... Yes, the sunroof is taped shut as the brackets have been removed and it rattles at high speeds! Finally behind the wheel of my very own Peugeot 405 - lets just pray that it goes through the MOT next month!!
  9. Things I Don't Like

    I thought I was the only one who felt like that!
  10. Things I Do Like

    Yes, I'll be avoiding that! Even the best garage would struggle to find the parts to repair any serious damage to the 405 though.
  11. Things I Do Like

    I do like finally doing what I wanted to do 3 years ago... But, you know what they say - "good things come to those who wait". As a side note, I'd definitely recommend any learner drivers wanting to get experience to check out Admiral, as they do 30, 60 and 90 day policies which are reasonably priced and don't tie you into a 12 month contract like a traditional insurance policy.
  12. Esso Supreme+ Diesel - Any Good?

    One type of petrol station I always try to avoid is the small deserted ones. I always imagine the fuel to have sat in their tanks for weeks and to be stale and dirty. Perhaps that is a misconception but that's how my mind works. Plus they normally have ridiculously high prices (over £1.20 per litre!).
  13. Esso Supreme+ Diesel - Any Good?

    Lucky so and so. I'm not disputing that the fuel is of better quality in Shell and Esso, but just that it is also acceptable in supermarkets too. Well, maybe except Asda which I refuse to go to for shopping or petrol.
  14. Esso Supreme+ Diesel - Any Good?

    I meant over all the cars we have had since 2008, so the usage has been spread out over each subsequent vehicle. The 405's fuel filter has been changed every 12,000 miles since the last owner bought it at 56k (now 126k) and I'll be continuing with that schedule, as being an IDI diesel it needs a clear flow of fuel to run well, if at all! Petrol fuel filters can easily exceed 100,000 miles without any reduction in performance or starting though, especially if you keep the fuel level above a quarter of a tank at all times. Mind you, even letting the fuel level go to almost empty didn't do any harm with the Fiesta which exceeded 80,000 miles on the original filter and had no problems. Not saying the filter wasn't dirty, but it still started and ran fine (with as much acceleration as you could expect from a 1.25), so there really is nothing to worry about other than perhaps a tiny bit of extra stress on the fuel pump. Unlike an oil filter which stops filtering efficiently after 6,000 miles (give or take) and is much more crucial.