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Shifty

Budding Enthusiast
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About Shifty

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  • First Name
    Dave

Profile Information

  • Gender*
    Male
  • Ford Model
    Focus
  • Ford Year
    2000
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Kent
  • Annual Mileage
    5001 to 10,000
  • Interests
    General Automotive
    Motorsport & Racing
    Car Restoration
    Car Modification
    Sports & Leisure
  1. Very nice cars mate, ideal for eating up motorway miles 8)
  2. Hi fellow noob, seems to be a good source of info on here :)
  3. Here's my list (plenty of sheds in there), 1988 Ford Escort 1.6 1990 Peugeot 205 GTI 1.6 1990 Ford Orion 1.6 1990 Metro GTI 1990 Vauxhall Calibra 2.0 16v 1995 Vauxhall Cavalier 1.7TD 1996 Toyota Carina 2.0 1997 Peugeot 306 TD 2000 Saab 9-3 Turbo FPT 1997 Vauxhall Calibra 2.0 16v SE8 1997 Vauxhall Calibra 2.0 16v SE8 (spares) 1998 Peugeot 306 TD 2000 VW Passat 1.8T 1997 Vauxhall Calibra 2.0 16v 2001 VW Passat 1.8T facelift 1995 Vauxhall Calibra 2.0 16v 2000 Ford Focus 2.0 estate (Current) You may notice there was a pattern about halfway down the list, this is when you have a family and try to justify owning a 2 door coupe. You try to make it work but fail so buy a big family car to be practical, you get bored of it and convince yourself you can make the coupe work then realise you're an idiot and buy a sensible car again
  4. Oh dear
  5. Gutted for you mate, one can only hope this nob gets his come uppance.
  6. It's a nice car but abit sluggish for a V6, especially if you compare it to the Vauxhall V6's that were about at that time. My favourite thing about cougars is if you're tall and sit in the back (no easy task), if someone opens the bootlid and slams it shut you can give yourself brain damage when it hit's the top of your nut
  7. How about the new Nissan 370Z?
  8. Cheers Stoney, yeah that was the one I was referring to. I know I could save loads of ball ache by buying this panel it's just the trims on the door cards and the gear stick surround all match the current fascia and it would be nice to keep it all matching. I've made the mistake before of taking a dremel to fascia and ruined it, just thought there might be some little tricks to use the current fascia without !Removed! it up.
  9. I'm toying with the idea of fitting a double din dvd/bluetooth/satnav unit into the dash but have read somewhere that the gap isn't big enough to take one. You can buy a whole centre fascia that has an enlarged slot for a double din unit on Ebay but even if I paint it I won't be able to match the wood design that's on the current fascia and I kinda like it. It's the grey wood effect, not the brown type. Anyway, has anyone taken this on and finished it by modifying the existing fascia? I hate flip up screen units, the flip mechanism inevitably fails so would rather go the harder route and use a double din. This is what I wanted to fit (I always use Sony) Thanks all.
  10. May be abit chavvy but you could fit some gauges?
  11. First place to start is the fuse, after that if there is no signs of breaks in the wires it's probable that the boot lock mechanism is faulty. Does your car have remote central locking?
  12. Totally agree mate, there's a name for these people at the lights with the music blairing, it rhymes with "shunts" :D
  13. Thanks for the welcome guys ;)
  14. ^^^Though this seems most likely, my mothers mondeo was doing the same and a new cam position sensor solved it. Cost about £20 inc Vat from dealer, they updated this sensor a while back and the new ones should be grey.
  15. Sorry mate but I don't really understand what you're asking? Are you saying the boot won't open?