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SeanW last won the day on July 31 2016

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  1. Had a few people call over the last few weeks... First one, I was tidying up outside when an Irish chap asked if I'd like a quote to "do the drive" Very politley told him that it's a rented property and the landlord is a tight-fisted ar...person and he went on his merry way...not before asking if the pickup truck boxes on the garage roof were for sale (knowing my OH's brother/landlord - probably lol). Surprised they didn't go missing lol Also had a middle eastern chap ask if we had a room to let. Well, I think that's what he was asking with his 6 words of English... Whilst dismantling an old caravan I had a few people ask if I was selling the chassis (nope...there's a reason I dismantled rather than scrapped) Oh and a guy who'd "just bought" about £30-worth of plants from Asda, but didn't bother with a carrier bag. Wanted to know if I wanted to buy them off him lol
  2. Jusy nicely got back from watching Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 Loved the film!! Some fantastic one-liners, Dave Bautista as Drax - excellent decision!! Baby Groot - adorable!! Rocket was his usual self...and well...I'll shutup in case I let slip any spoilers!! "I am Groot"
  3. Was around the 2 week mark for me too. Typically, just outside the 14-day period my insurers allowed for free amendments to my vehicle details (excluding mods)
  4. The black plastic ones are a git!! The trick is to try and lift them slightly whilst unscrewing. The plug bit is a pain!! Reinstalled them is easy - just push them in
  5. Meh, why not?! Lol Best of luck!!
  6. Get the store brand - fraction of the price, same active ingredients
  7. Cracked a seriously impacted wisdom tooth last week. Finally managed to get to a dentist today - quick look & an x-ray confirms that yes, it needs to come out. Turns out it's also infected, so the local anaesthetic wouldn't take properly. Dentist tried something a bit stronger...turns out I'm extremely sensitive to it. Blood pressure plummeted, I nearly pass out and now I have a referral to get it out under sedation :-/ On the plus side, I am now on the books there (friend of mine is a dental nurse there). Quite glad - my (now former) surgery were absolute arses and refused to see me early (supposed to have an appointment next week).
  8. Yep...I'll have 4 pints of semi-skimmed, a loaf of bread and err...yeah, I'll take the Focus right there - no, not that one - the one next to the Fiesta...aye, that one!
  9. Mate, we all started somewhere - and I bet most of still refer to "thingies" and "whachamacallits" lol The fact that you managed to get the filter in without major diffuculty and no leaks would suggest that it is installed correctly
  10. I don't really like the Bosch ones. Usually I go for Ford - despite being a little expensive, they do last quite well...ignore the yellow spot and do what everyone else does - use you're own judgement when it comes to replacement. Saying that, the cheap Tesco aero-flats used to be pretty good!! Think I had 3 sets on my old Punto - over about 3 years - so yeah, got a good year out of 'em. Not bad at £4 a blade lol
  11. The resistor pack controls fan speed only And I haven't got a scoobies what that bit is
  12. I'm not a fan of using myself as a crumple zone...give me a modern motor any day!! Even if it does appear to disintegrate in a collision. I have multiple dislikes today...I just really CBA posting them all...I'm an arsey git tonight!
  13. Sounds like an interesting plan...I know of a couple of Fiat owners who turboed their cars. Probably doable...just no idea how lol
  14. Not to mention ships!! (MARPOL Annex 6 if anyone is interested) Technically a lot of ships already run on electricity - it's just generated by chuff-off big diesel engines Don't get me started on wind powered ships...Rule 12 (IRPCS) is a pain in the ar...mpit As for the original question about swapping diesel for petrol - sell the car and buy a petrol. Swapping the engine, whilst possible, is going to be far more difficult and expensive. You'd need to change so much (right down to the filler nozzle) that you would need a donor car anyway.
  15. They trialled that a few years ago. It did make things flow so much better! When the trial ended it became ridiculous - there were so many wagons trying to overtake each other you were constantly slowing right down to avoid ploughing into the guy in front. And then the wagins would just pull out into the newly formed gap - forcing you to slow down even more. Before you knew it, the entire motorway was crawling along. With the ban in place the M11 was generally quite free flowing. Now - I'm not bashing truck drivers, I've grown up around them, and I know what they're up against...of course there are a few who really shouldn't be allowed to drive anything bigger than a Matchbox car...same with car drivers. I was also a regular user of the M11 both during and after the overtaking ban. Even my Dad (with about 40 years driving trucks under his belt) commented that the overtaking ban did make things better on the M11...albeit begrudgingly