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SeanW last won the day on July 21

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About SeanW

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    Ford Enthusiast
  • Birthday 03/03/1988

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    10,001 to 15,000

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  1. Steering rack limiter?
  2. I'm a muppet!! Got tax reminder last month...went online to do it - but the service was unavailable. Thought "Sod it, try again tomorrow" and promptly forgot... Got the "Last Chance" letter in the post yesterday...oops... Ironically, the car has been off the road for all but 1 journey back to Motordepot. Wasn't SORN'd though.'s done now I've had confirmation from Motordepot that it now has an MOT! 1 small advisory (oil leak on the gearbox - checked it out myself, nothing actively leaking - think it's more likely a stain - Focus did the same) £115 for my 2 litre diesel, cheaper than the OH's 1.6l CMAX...hehe
  3. It isn't as bad as I expected... ...not to my taste though lol As for the lights - the old lacquer had broken down and crazed like...well...crazy. A good going over with some 2000-grit wet & dry followed by rubbing compound got rid of most of the crazing. In hindsight, I wohld have started with something a little more coarse. Finally, several coats of a UV stable PU laquer to finish. It's amazing how much better the lights work now lol
  4. Reasonably productive week. Managed to get my car back together and taken to the dealer for an MOT (it's part of my service plan). However, they couldn't guaruntee getting it done before Saturday. Left it with them, not really fussed - got the OH's car to play with. Today we've decided to restore her headlights - sand back, polish and re-laquer them. That's my job. She's decided to sticker-bomb her bumper because she can't be bothered to get it resprayed lol Attached are before/after photos...still not perfect, but considerably better than what they were. Also one of her stickering up the bumper. She will kill me if she sees it
  5. My car is currently sat with the dealer I bought it from awaiting an MOT - they're going to try squeeze it in before Saturday lol My other half, on the other hand parked across 3 bays in Asda the other day...didn't have my phone lol (She's an unofficial member...she has FOC stickers on her CMAX but leaves all the questions to me lol)
  6. Indicators? (I swear you've just come back to torment us with your cryptic clues again )
  7. Sooo...basically any photo of my parking then
  8. The biggest problem with motorways for new drivers is that they believe they're this mystical realm so full danger and strange, complicated rules... Why? Simply because they aren't allowed to go on them as a Learner. So they form this opinion that they must be difficult to drive on, the rules must be incredibly difficult to understand and that if you don't follow them perfectly, you will end up crashing in a big fireball and causing 1000 mile tailbacks...all because your speedo hit 71! I think it's a good thing. And by catching drivers at the most receptive time if their driving lives, we may see an improvement in general motorway behaviour. Obviously it should make it safer too - even if it only reduces fear.
  9. Well...I'm currently in Scunthorpe...
  10. Well...I'm 3/4's of the way done... 1st side all re-built (except 1 bolt - dropped it somewhere and can't find it - chuffin' thing is 6" long...) 2nd side eventually got the collar for the old bush out after shed loads of heating with a new blow torch (nobody stocks gas cylinders to fit the old one is a bit umm...warmer than the old one!!) Still needed a good thwack with a hammer on the top of the "special tool". Done mostly out of frustration...but it just went lol Now away on a course teaching this week - so car is going to have to sit on my partners drive with no OS trailing arm or wheel. Car would have been useful tomorrow - need another tow-car!!
  11. Genuine Ford ones. If you can hang on about 10 days, I have a set from my old Focus...also have the fronts. Used (obviously) but it pretty good condition
  12. Personally, if in doubt - change 'em!! Like you said, you're capable of DIY - so for the sake of a few a quid and a lazy afternoon, I'd say it's worth the peace of mind.
  13. Ohh I hope so!! ...but I suspect this may be the case lol
  14. Well...not the best of weeks really. Especially not compared to last week. Car went for service & MOT on Monday...failed! Rear trailing arm bushes perished - more like almost absent. Motordepot wanted £420 to replace the bushes (well... £15 of that was for a numberplate light that was out...that now works...I slapped the boot lid just above it lol). ...yeah...I don't have that sort of money laying around! Quick Google & ebay search later...reckon it's DIY'able for under £150 - including the "special tool" "Don't even need to remove the road wheels" the video's say...the tool is a modified screw-press that doesn't quite fit the new bushes. Also, the video's ain't shot using a car with 80k on the clock and badly perished bushes. To say it's been a *insert innapropriate names here* of a job is an understatement. 3 days, and I've been at it...only got 1 done!
  15. Check your handbook for the reset procedure as Phil suggests. Had the same thing happen with my Mondeo. Had to do the reset on each window individually