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FORD FAIR – SILVERSTONE – 6TH AUGUST 2017

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RAIDER32

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About RAIDER32

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  • Birthday 04/05/1976

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    Ian

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    Focus Zetec S
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    2009
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    Yorkshire
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    0 to 5000
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  1. Mine is over 2 years old so I have the one before the new wide (C2) lenses came out, I'd definitely get the wider (C2) version, as a Dashcam you want it as wide as possible to capture as much as possible. I've recently bought the JooVuu X Dashcam, similar design to Mobius but a few more fancy features, It's been a royal pain in the bum getting Wi-Fi to work and it not keeping the date settings, also had to dismantle it to manually focus it correctly and the 90min battery lasts a few minutes. If I had to buy again soon I'd just get a Mobius C2.
  2. No I just went to local garage and asked them to do it (and get the parts), The labour was about twice the cost of the parts, so I can't imagine you'd save that much getting your own kit. Apparently there is a procedure to follow (if doing it properly), they should drain the system first and check for leaks. I too questioned whether they botched the job, but they are good to me and won't do jobs that don't need doing. Maybe if I'd said it just seemed to stop supplying cold air they might have checked for a leak, I never noticed it fade, but up until now I've rarely used it this year, it usually comes on to de-mist windows but thats not pointing at me.
  3. Local garage (not Ford) literally end of my street, Cambelt cost was £307 I think, Didn't get a lot done on the Service to be fair, think I had full service last year, just oil & plugs this time.
  4. I'd just got my cambelt changed (8 Year Service) a couple of weeks ago with its MOT & Service, totaling £463, Really didn't need the £225 bill for aircon right now, if it was October I'd have left it.
  5. Yep!! that happened to me last Friday, Weather getting brighter so car was warm being sat in sun, so I hit aircon and got nothing. Got car book in at my local garage for a re-fill, told it was £49, took it in after work and got call 90min later that it was ready, By the time I got there (5 min) they were looking under bonnet and there was a hissing sound, he said it had just gone 'pop' and being 5:30 was too late to get it on the ramp to check it out. Took it back in Saturday morning and got a call later that a £90 pipe had burst (part No. 1742539), They said it was a nightmare to get to and replace, so total was £225 for parts/labour/refill. The pipe had gone were the rubber sleeve meets the metal end, the rubber had split in about 6 directions, the metal braided pipe underneath was damaged, I said to guy at garage who drove it out that it must have gone with a bang, he said it did and it scared the s**t out of him. Really wish I'd taken a photo of it when he showed me. Just read a lady's post in Fiesta section of an aircon pump that went bang too, Maybe it's fairly common this time of year where they were not being used in a while and they just fail and leak, then go bang when re-filled.
  6. Something bad was gonna happen when you mix those three together lol.
  7. A couple from this morning, nice beading thanks to the whole day washing it on Sunday.
  8. It's Ocean Blue, It's a bit darker than the Performance Blue on the ST but I prefer it. I worked with someone who had a Zetec in the same colour, and there is also another Ocean Blue in my street, When parked near each other after I've cleaned it properly they look so different, definitely a colour that likes to shine.
  9. Then the rains came (and snow) lol It's good to see the beading on a cleaned and protected car.
  10. Managed to get a shot as I got to work, then a shower later ruined it lol. I've never used stuff on my tyres to make them look newer, maybe I should start so it makes the alloys pop.
  11. Yep, I gave my car a proper inside & out clean today, it's been neglected for too long so needed doing, It also had it's MOT/Service on Friday, MOT passed with no advisories (Yay!) but had it's cambelt changed which wasn't cheap (8 Year Service). Vacuumed mats & carpet Simoniz Matt Spray on dash & trim Simoniz foam upholstery cleaner Simoniz Alloy cleaner Rinsed car (using garden hose, need a power washer) Simoniz Wash & Wax x2 Dried with Microfiber towel Polished with Turtle Wax Color Magic (Dark Blue) Waxed with Armor All Shield Wax. It took me about 6 hours to do and now my arms are killing me lol, I don't use the best polish or wax but they are easy to put on and you wipe them straight off, I'm happy with the results. It was 8pm by the time I was finished, so it was too dark for a good photo, probably get a nice beading shot once it rains tomorrow lol.
  12. Sounds just like what my Focus and old Escort does, Sometimes it doesn't want to sit in reverse first time, I just release & dip clutch and try again, usually works.
  13. 2017-04-20 Optimus Prime Transformers on the roads today, rolling with Optimus Prime on the M18.
  14. 2017-04-18 Cyclist vs Audi (inc Bonus Footage, Someone Busted by Cop) Idiot Cyclist vs Typical Audi almost equaled a collision, Cyclist is off road then decides to go on road at the lights, the Audi turns left with no indicators and cuts off the cyclist. Bonus Footage just seconds after, A cop writing a ticket out for someone in a people carrier, Round my way there have been loads of cars getting clamped and fined recently for no road Tax, Channel 5's Traffic Cops is largely filmed around my area too so that's how good it is lol.
  15. 2017-04-17 When Bicycles Attack 2 Another bike throwing it's rider and trying to attack me lol