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  1. Near 10 year old battery.

    You could say the same about jump starting a car isn't a good idea but it gets done thousands of times a day I bet without issue.
  2. Do you leave your car in gear when you park?

    Ok, handbrake correctly adjusted then. But one day centre cable snaps, what now? Lol. It does happen. I'd rather put my car in gear than be caught with a red face if it were my motor that went for a roll down a hill lol.
  3. Near 10 year old battery.

    Ask them what that's got to do with an mot, touting for business more like lol.
  4. Do you leave your car in gear when you park?

    I'm actually surprised by the figures so far - I know its early days yet with only a few votes but I did think it would be much more towards a 'yes' vote. I always leave a car in gear after I've parked it. Much more fun when it's the car of someone who doesn't leave it in gear Get called for all sorts when they go lurching forward. I view it as a fail safe in some respect. A handbrake is only as good as the 2 or 3 cables that make up the system.
  5. You'd be surprised at the amount of legal 'loopholes' shall we say in the mot system! An mot doesn't mean a car is 'safe' either.
  6. Sudden Drop in MPG

    smart charge is a pain in the... IMO! I have a basic understanding of it and basic diagnostic on it. Last time i was tasked with a fault that ford couldn't find I was short of an oscilloscope to go any further. Suspect it was probably a broken wire somewhere but I certainly couldn't find it. Iantt would certainly be more knowledgeable.
  7. Just changed fuel filter on MK3 (went good)

    what engine was this on? I changed the fuel filter on a mk3, 2.0 diesel not so long ago, I didn't even disconnect the fuel lines I just unscrewed the lid and lifted it up enough to get at the filter. It fired back up straight away without complaint.
  8. The risk is you will have more grip at the front and less on the rear which could potentially cause an oversteer. Personally I wouldn't fit 2 winter tyres to a vehicle for myself or anyone else.
  9. Abandoned ford factory

    Back when you were a young lad, oh wait, I've put an extra digit in
  10. Abandoned ford factory

    some good equipment gone to waste by the looks of it too
  11. @iantt I'm hearing this is possibly a ford training college in Daventry?
  12. Misfire after cambelt change

    I think it's time for you to get a second opinion.
  13. Which tyres?

    When you see how much rubber falls out it makes you thankful it never went on a motorway for sure! £25 for a repair certainly would tempt you to just buy new at those prices! Replacing tyres due to them being worn or Chinese rubbish I guess is part of your 'terms' of the purchase more than I'm not using someone else's tyres because I don't know where they have been so fair enough on that point.
  14. Which tyres?

    I have no idea what it is lol. my brother brought a tyre to me after driving a couple of miles when it was flat. I took the tyre of the rim to show him it would be burst inside, I was greeted with about 20% of the rubber in a powder formula I had to get the brush and shovel to clean the tyre machine and the floor. The going rate for a repair around my way is around £15. Part worns I always thoroughly inspect, check for visible damage, the date etc but as I tell people. If you bought a second hand car, you are essentially buying part worn tyres so does it make any odds? Not really, atleast with a part worn you can get the chance to inspect the inside. No one buys a second hand car and replaces all 4 tyres do they.
  15. Which tyres?

    Haha! I've actually been looking more closely at repairs done previously to tyres and thinking either that's been done by a monkey or I'm just a looser for following the book and not just rushing it to get it out the door as quick as. Am I the only person who appears to seal a repaired area inside the tyre with liner sealer?