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  1. Which Way Would You Go?

    Whether in a rigid or a unit and trailer I always take the easiest option to get around an obstacle. If it was a tight squeeze to the left then going right is the only option. I was taught to straighten the curves out as much as possible, so in the night when it's quiet and safe to do so I use the whole of the lanes on roundabouts etc as long as it is safe to do so. Looking at the photo with a trailer then a wide berth to turn left would be a must anyway, and in rigid's with the turning circle of a supertanker would be taking it wide as well. Taking all the road you need is a must when driving large vehicles as it is all part of forward planning.
  2. Air intake hose clips - fix?

    Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252917043994 Even cheaper although I may have paid less than 30 quid for mine, just seemed to ring a bell. Sent from my HTC One M9 using Tapatalk
  3. Air intake hose clips - fix?

    Buy a new hose off eBay, cheaper than the Ford part and will have working clips, they are easily damaged though. Think I paid around 30 quid for the replacement air intake hose with the breather hose attached. Sent from my HTC One M9 using Tapatalk
  4. MOT on New cars ?

    Yeah, I get that, but when you estimate there were roughly 28.5 million licenced cars on the road in the UK in the third quarter of 2015, 28.5 million £2's is quite some money.
  5. MOT on New cars ?

    No crazier than the pointless MOT to be fair. An MOT means diddly squat and has always been a revenue maker for the Government. It would be far better probably if the system was scrapped and a proper system was introduced to make sure cars are roadworthy. Whether a car is tested after 1 year from new or 10 years it still doesn't mean that vehicle is safe to be on the road after driving out the MOT test centre. The MOT test is a farce and always has been. Even more so with newer cars everything is covered by some piece of plastic so testers can't even check a lot of critical stuff these days of them can't see it. Get rid of the MOT and replace it with something more robust and fit for purpose. Simples. Sent from my HTC One M9 using Tapatalk
  6. Oops hopefully no one on here.

    No the wheel is on the right hand side in one of the pictures with the tyre off the rim, it was further up behind the car and the driver has moved it. The driver I guess late 20's. Sent from my HTC One M9 using Tapatalk
  7. Looks like he has gone into the verge either by or in the process of loosing a wheel. hit the hedge and bounced up and landed on the front corner. But the car is at an odd angle, so either something underneath it is sitting on or it's well and truly knackered. Have blurred out faces and signs and number plates for obvious reasons.
  8. I wish I was half as cool as him at 50. Guy has got better with time in my opinion, there are some legends who have got so much netter with time.
  9. Uk mail mess up on delivery.

    Not much help I know but UK Mail is now owned by DHL. Drop it hide it lose it, whether that will make the company better or worse who knows.
  10. Karaoke set up in your car, sounds cool Wes lol
  11. Well I have one and have caught some interesting stuff and not so interesting stuff. However since I started driving C+E trucks I have calmed down even more as a driver especially with being scored on telematics at work and being part of the driver development program we have to do being the Smith's course. I have learnt that often rushing around gets you nowhere in reality and with points can't afford anymore. Lately I have had people doing crazy overtakes and crazy speeds to get past me one quite dangerous if anything came the other way. Then there are the dawdlers that get in everyone's way, the any lane joggers that just seem oblivious to the world around them whilst driving. The people who overtake at break neck speed coming up to the 200 yards merge in roadworks just to get past a truck or car to then get a whole 5 secs up the road because other vehicles are in front. It's took me a long time to realise this is all futile and gains you naff all. But with the amount of dash cameras these days it's so easy to be caught doing something stupid or reckless and yet people still drive like nutters. We see websites devoted to camera clips and people are enticed to share footage with these sites or the police and people have been convicted from footage alone of an event. Now normally I would stick with sod it, it's not business and they will get caught soon enough. However I'm having a different line of thought, it's about time bad driving was made as anti social as drink or drug driving etc. It's the only way to get some people to change their habits, and it adds more police presence in effect as from footage really bad drivers could be taken off the road. I see how bad the standard of driving has gotten in the 21 years I have been driving and at times during my driving career mine has been as bad especially when I was younger with regard to speed but as for being aware of other vehicles and general good driving habits I.e yawned correct lanes etc. I do 1000 miles a month in my own car and probably anywhere between 500-1000 miles a week on average at work currently and I have driven for nearly all of my jobs. So maybe I just see more than my fair share of bad driving. It's really becoming a bigger problem more so with people's life being more hectic as well. So should bad driving become socially unacceptable the same as drink driving etc and would it make much of a difference if this was the case? Discuss..... Bit long winded but hope you got to the end. Sent from my HTC One M9 using Tapatalk
  12. Best DTC Code Reading Kit

    Just had a thought. You have a MK3 Elmconfig won't work with the MK3 you need FoCCCus ecru edit to change options on the car. Sent from my HTC One M9 using Tapatalk
  13. Best DTC Code Reading Kit

    Elmconfig is also a useful tool for messing about with turning options on and off or tinkering with other stuff. Between those programs there reply isn't much you can't do with a decent modified interface. Sent from my HTC One M9 using Tapatalk
  14. Best DTC Code Reading Kit

    Tunnelrat devices seem to be touted the most as most reliable but it does seem to be pot luck whichever seller you go to for getting a good one that works well. Sent from my HTC One M9 using Tapatalk
  15. Best DTC Code Reading Kit

    Forscan and a modified ELM 327 device will do pretty much everything Ford IDS will do. Sent from my HTC One M9 using Tapatalk