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SeanW

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About SeanW

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  • Birthday 03/03/1988

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model Focus
  • Ford Year 2009
  • UK/Ireland Location Lincolnshire
  • Annual Mileage 10,001 to 15,000

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  • Location Grimsby (usually)

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  1. Things I Do Like

    I like how the Euro Car Parts website reckons that it takes 42 minutes to change a Focus battery...the guy that wrote that must have one seriously disappointed missus!! Exactly 10 minutes from taking the battery cover off to putting it back on lol
  2. Things I Don't Like

    I think it is because it's a bit awkward removing the battery from the box lol The wipers were Aero Twins and forever smeared, squeaked and clunked on the downward stroke.
  3. Things I Don't Like

    My last set of wipers were Bosch - didn't rate them at all!! Prefer Ford (which I presume to be Valeo?) I'll wander up to ECP in the morning and grab a new battery - only a couple of minutes walk away. I am slightly bemused by the fact they reckon it'll take 40-odd minutes for a battery change. To make it last that long, I'd have to have 2 tea breaks, a poo and my lunch!! (Not strictly in that order)
  4. Things I Don't Like

    Looking at Bosch - the S4 has good reviews, and isn't too bad cost wise either. Actually, the Smart Charge system is designed to operate at 13.8V - I did my research Removing the Smart Charge plug should see it jump to 14.4V - but I'm confident it's just the battery (down to 9.8V as I was leaving Cadets - glad I had my booster pack lol) Depending on the temperature/condition of battery, it CAN operate at upto 18V. But that tends to frazzle things that shouldn't be frazzled lol
  5. Things I Don't Like

    I think I need a new battery... Intermittent starting fault...battery shows 12.3V with the engine off, engine running charging voltage was 13.8V. So, I'm confident the alternator is fine. It started on Sunday, car had been parked at a jaunty angle and done several VERY short, sharp moves (anyone remember that game where you had to move cars to get yours out? well...I played what basically amounted to that game in real life lol). Battery was obviously flat, tried to jump it - nothing but the starter clicking. Managed to bump start it (I know...naughty, naughty on a modern car) - drove to McDonalds in Lincoln - car told me it was in limp mode (chuffin' wasn't lol). Came out, car started 1st time. Came out of Asda today - same as above - didn't bump it, but it did start on the booster. Again, the car now starts perfectly 1st time. The battery is the original - soo...errr...think it's due for a change lol
  6. Odd one

    Someone will find it in years to come and say "Oh, somebody had a Maccies in here!!"
  7. Things I Don't Like

    There was hundreds of 'em!! (Okay, maybe 20ish) My fellow instructors did absolutely nothing to help me - but encouraged it lol The ELF's!!
  8. Things I Don't Like

    Being beaten to a pulp by a bunch of 10 year olds!! Little ratbags!! I'm never doing a Junior Sea Cadet camp again!! By nads are still hurting now after the ELFs decided to throw in some tennis balls...literally...
  9. Insurance companies don't tend to be all that fussed with spouses apparently. Had several of the big names tell me that when helping sort insurance for my Dad in the past
  10. Cheap focus alloys

    The advert states 4-stud. It's a generic picture by the looks of it
  11. Student with a .ac.uk address?

    If it was .mod.uk then yeah lol Got 2 different one's that I can access at home lol Unfortunately, I'm no longer a student :(
  12. Things I Do Like

    Tempted by a private plate...just not sure I can justify £400 on a numberplate lol
  13. Assuming the bumper is salvageable, I'd estimate around £100-£120 for repair and respray (had a couple of bumpers done for around that price) Big ol' dent up there...not sure
  14. Tyres

    Just ordered a set of ZV7's for fitting next Tuesday :-) I loved the ZZ3, they are a very good tyre!! Wear well (unless you're like me and keep forgetting to check your tracking...oops), grip like glue and are very stable...unfortunately, they appear to have stopped doing them in 205/55/16 :( The ZV5's are good, not quite as good as the ZZ3 in my opinion, but I'm hoping the minor issues have been addressed by the ZV7! And at £220 for a set of 4 fitted, I can't really complain (yes, I know Huflungdung ditch finders can be had for less than £40 a corner, but I do drive hard, and want a tyre I can trust!)