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  • Birthday 03/04/1965

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  1. Cheers all. Looks like a trip to the local motor factors this week then. Quick query regarding the stereo. Don't think it does but does the stereo have a code? It's one a bit like this one.
  2. Cheers Tom..........again! Currently the Focus is in my name with Mrs Turvey as a named driver, I'll keep it like that, I assume I can just do the same with the new car as well?
  3. Cheers Tom, thinking about it, it could quite easily be the battery right enough! A/C on the whole time as well won't be doing it any favours. I'll maybe give it a charge and see if that makes a difference.
  4. Next Thursday we're picking up a new to us second car. Now, this is the first time we've been in the position to have 2 cars and we're not sure what the best thing to do regarding insurance. Do you insure the second car on it's own or do you go back to the original insurer and add another car to it? Or any other method of doing it?
  5. As per title. Daughter's 58 plate 1.4 diesel Fiesta has recently become a bit sluggish to start even with waiting for heating plug light to go out and repeating. I'm no diesel expert(petrol engines I kinda understand but diesel is black magic!) so I'm guessing heater plugs are on the way out? She doesn't do a lot of miles, mainly back and forth to work(2 miles) with the occasional 15 mile run out in the country. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
  6. They're not as intelligent as you think Researchers for the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority found over 200 dead crows near greater Boston recently, and there was concern that they may have died from Avian Flu. A Bird Pathologist examined the remains of all the crows, and, to everyone's relief, confirmed the problem was definitely NOT Avian Flu. The cause of death appeared to be vehicular impacts. However, during the detailed analysis it was noted that varying colors of paints appeared on the bird's beaks and claws. By analyzing these paint residues it was determined that 98% of the crows had been killed by impact with trucks, while only 2% were killed by an impact with a car. MTA then hired an Ornithological Behaviorist to determine if there was a cause for the disproportionate percentages of truck kills versus car kills. The Ornithological Behaviorist very quickly concluded the cause: when crows eat road kill, they always have a look-out crow in a nearby tree to warn of impending danger. The scientific conclusion was that while all the lookout crows could say "Cah", none could say "Truck." I'll get me coat!
  7. Tesco, Co-op and Lidl all within a couple of hundred yards of each other are the only supermarkets here. We use all 3 for different stuff but mainly Lidl as our daughter works there and gets a staff discount
  8. Paint it whatever colour you want! Even pink if you want! But Ferrari won't supply you with one......allegedly.
  9. It's a bit 'Old School' but Welcome To The Pleasure Dome is a cracking driving album!
  10. I did kinda think when I was typing it that parking a caravan was probably not legal. Getting registrations is a difficult one as it's usually night-time and we get woken up by revving engines and dump-valves going off! I have thought about setting a camera up and may, if need be, park the car on the road with the dashcam recording. There's no school nearby but kids do play out on the streets at times, so could be an argument if need be. Yep, that's what's happened here. The road has become a rat-run as well as a racetrack. Hopefully with the top of our road sealed off it will make using the other road too much of a hassle to use for shortcuts and speeding and we will return to a nice quiet area again. Thanks for your input and thoughts. P.S I would put up a pic of a map of the area but the roads aren't available on Google maps yet
  11. Outline of the dilemma. We bought a building plot on a short straight bit of road(3 houses each side) with one end of the road joining up with another road. The other road has been built with 'traffic calming' including pinch-points and curves, but ours is straight with no calming features. Some nights the local boy and girl racers are using the full length of the road as a race-track/time trial type of road and are being a bit of a pain. Part of the outline planning for the area included blocking off the other end of the road(where we live) when the houses were built, basically making it a cul-de-sac. The meeting to decide what is going to happen is next month but we have been told that the option they are looking at is temporary bollards as they are worried about the the amount of traffic that will start using other routes and may have to open up our road again at a later date! Needless to say we are not impressed with the idea of the road being opened up again if we get used to the relative peace of a closed road. So to the idea behind the heading. What 'legal' measures could we take to introduce traffic calming? I've thought about buying a cheap car with MOT and taxing it and leaving it on the road in a strategic place to encourage people to slow down. Could I leave a caravan on the road? I know the police are aware of the situation but at night there are only a couple of coppers on and quite a large area to cover. So, any ideas? Or do we just suck it up and put up with it? Or move?
  12. Or print your own!!! WARNING!!!! CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE!!!
  13. OK, you win! :-) Mates gonna deliver it for us in his van, so result. Actually it is a Hotpoint but it's had the 'fault' rectified.
  14. Full-size...............I think
  15. Can it be done? Just bought a second-hand dryer of a mate. The Focus isn't here at the moment to measure it but I'm pretty sure I'm gonna have to get a loan of a van for 1/2 an hour.