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#500452 Things I Don't Like

Posted by jeebowhite on Yesterday, 03:06 PM

I have been thinking a lot about this, and in fact I personally believe this could be considered a new form of terrorism.... Let me explain...

Its not the traditional threat of violence, but beginning a new era.the acts of these people has led to the suffering of lorry drivers and the general public. Lorry drivers have been forced to stay in a vehicle, on the roadside without sufficient food and water, moreso because that's how our police force have to deal with it but these actions triggered by these workers is what has led to their suffering.

Also the fact that people's lives HAVE been put in danger. Recently we have had several accidents on the diversion routes because lorries have been forced to use alternative routes, resulting in lorries flipping over on a roads, risking the general public and the drivers wellbeing - all because of these idiots.

Police resource is being diverted to policing operation stack, meaning their resource can be longer be used to keep Joe public safe. Again an act as a result of these idiots.

Drivers stuck in Calais have now got migrants trying to force their way into lorries but also cabs, risking wellbeing of drivers and for that fact the migrants who are already risking themselves for stupidity.

Roads have increased in high traffic volumes through otherwise calm areas, I saw one guy who was trying to cross a road in a country village where the a roads are normally relatively easy flowing, the poor fella looked like he had been waiting an age. Trying to cross what has effectively become a motorway in traffic volumes is dangerous to that individuals wellbeing.

Fact is, Kent does need to sort op stack with alternative and acceptable lorry parking as has been crisised for years, but the only reason these measures have had to be put in place by our already stretched police resource is because of these idiots who don't want to just make a point, but want to do it in a stupid manner.

I honestly believe they are holding our country to ransom, and despite its not violent approach, I sincerely consider this a new form of terrorism, if I held someone to ransom, cut off trade, forced people into a position of unsafe and poor living conditions (short term or otherwise) there are plenty of laws I am breaking. Why are we letting these people get away with it?

Anyway, that's just my opinion. Perhaps I'm using the term incorrectly or twisting it to suit, of perhaps I'm right and it is going to be considered a form in the future...

#500033 Dtc Code 9202 Fuel Light Stays On.

Posted by jeebowhite on 02 July 2015 - 06:49 PM

It means the wiring is broken, short circuit ed or too high voltage, it normally needs checking over and the wires securing.

I would strongly advise following my guide and getting focom working with a modded cable. You can do a lot of work watching resistance as you check the difference as you move the wires.

#499975 Mother Chuffing Corsa!

Posted by jeebowhite on 02 July 2015 - 02:19 PM

Yeah and to be fair if it's on the public property on its own it's fair game lol.

I recon the police should check lost property... They probably have them all out back...

#499908 Now The Hot Weather Is Finally Here

Posted by jeebowhite on 02 July 2015 - 10:13 AM

I hate idiots who do this. they think cracking the window an inch is acceptable...


I have seen at least one article a day locally on this issue and it peeves me off. I also saw an article where an american woman killed her daughter by leaving her in a car. These people should be shot!


Take your dogs in the car - fine. only if you leave both the windows fully open, plenty of water and you have them in plain sight, so if something should go wrong, there are plenty of people around to help.


Seriously, you can buy these:




ten quid, you can leave the window all the way open and the dogs in the most comfort possible...

#499901 The Mystery Of The 'vauxhall Cannibals

Posted by jeebowhite on 02 July 2015 - 10:03 AM

I had absolutely everything – nothing to do with it…


Its quite a bizarre thing, makes sense in a criminal logic! but really? I find it amusing it costs £5k to fix it, these guys can have the car stripped in a couple of hours! seriously, if they opened a garage and could strip and rebuild these cars that quick, they could make a legitimate fortune!

#499384 Guide To Fitting Rear Parking Sensors Focus Mk2.5

Posted by jeebowhite on 30 June 2015 - 12:34 PM

I have the second set you linked to installed on my car. Honestly the process is really simple, and I shall detail it briefly and hopefully easy to understand below (used in conjunction with Preee's guide, it may help you a bit more!)
Basically the first one uses a buzzer, so it will buzz and beep at you to tell you your about to crash, or the second one has an LED sensor, which shows you as well as beeps at you, how close you are to the obstacle.
> Locate and drill the holes on the bumper - this can be either the painted bit - that the other half keeps scraping on the wall when they park, or it could be the plastic bit of the diffuser at the bottom - as long as the sensors point outwards its fine.
>Take the sensors and slot them in, then run the wires up behind the bumper and along to the Nearside of the vehicle - tie them, tidy them, do what you wish just keep them bunched.
> take the plastics and material sides of the boot out the way, they dont need to be fully removed.
> find an entry point, and if one is not provided, then provide one. This could be as simple as drilling a small hole through a plastic cover., then just poke the wires through there up into the boot space.
As far as wiring is concerned, I highly recommend "PosiTAP" if you are not comfortable with cutting, soldering or any of that, these are a life saver.
Take the red "Live" cable from the sensor and use the positaps as per this instructional demonstration:



Take the black (Ground) part of this wire and attach it to the earth bolt. For this, I slightly unbolted the earth on the rear (near the lights and wheel well), tucked the bare wire under the bolt and just tightened it on.


It now has power.


Now as long as you have plugged the sensors in, your final job is to find a home for the LCD screen.


I basically fed the wire down the back seats, and under the rear nearside door seal, under the centre pillar, under the driver door seal, up the a pillar, and along the top of windscreen (tucked under the head lining) and then stuck it onto the top of my rear view mirror.

#499339 Re Attaching Rear Door Weather Seal

Posted by jeebowhite on 30 June 2015 - 09:10 AM

I think he was more hoping it wasn't true...

#499199 Radio Swap

Posted by jeebowhite on 29 June 2015 - 04:35 PM

part of an ongoing plan Lenny ;)  just looking at my options! 


I know it comes with a cable, but didn't look like the right one! lol


Spntaneous combustion would be my only concern, but I havent seen any complaints about it yet!

#499192 Radio Swap

Posted by jeebowhite on 29 June 2015 - 03:46 PM

Hi Guys,


Aside appearance (trust me that wont be a problem...)


Does this look like a fairly straight swap?




I think I probably need a ford quadlock to ISO adapter? or would the one provided suffice?

#499036 Spot The Poor German Car!

Posted by jeebowhite on 28 June 2015 - 07:46 PM

Salvageable in India yes, not in the UK!

#498842 Buying Car V5 Issue

Posted by jeebowhite on 27 June 2015 - 09:27 PM

I would be reporting him to trading standards. The definitions for a trader are vague, but if your selling your own vehicle registered in your name it's a private sale. Not many people have 7 cars in their name, so I would be thinking he is a trader. Unless he acknowledged this, I would walk. Commonly people who trade from home think they are not obliged by your rights as a buyer, but just because you don't have an office doesn't means that you aren't a trader.

Search the number plate on Google, if there are no results search colour make and model. Sometimes you will see the cache where perhaps the car had been sold at auction a few days ago.

#498834 Airbag Light

Posted by jeebowhite on 27 June 2015 - 08:51 PM

Agreed, I would be using elmconfig

#498795 How Old Is Your Car In People Years?

Posted by jeebowhite on 27 June 2015 - 05:22 PM

Lol, yeah it's certainly not scientific, buy some cars show their age lol

#498455 Our Very Own Yplac Thread..

Posted by jeebowhite on 25 June 2015 - 10:17 PM

I was thinking more like 'daaad, how are corsa' s made? '

' well son, someone at vauxhall had a special drink, and afterwards drew lots of funny lines on a piece of paper... Then lots of other boys and girls have the special drink too, go to the junk yard, pick out broken cars and rebuild them... Then some very special people go buy the corsa and put it back to the junk yard where it belongs... And the naughty man who had the special drink is taken into a hospital and given medicine to make him better '

#498338 Mother Chuffing Corsa!

Posted by jeebowhite on 25 June 2015 - 03:03 PM

haha! I am quite happy today, as I take this (the 300th post of my own thread!)


I got a call from the wife a few minutes ago, a letter had arrived from the police (dreading it, wondering had I been speeding recently?) I told her to continue.


The foolish Corsa owner was offered his course - pay and forget - which he refused, and he let it roll to court. Clearly over confident he would not be found guilty!


Unfortunately though - the letter says "he was found to be guilty" (I believe this means he pleaded not?) was fined £600, ordered to pay £145 court costs, and also given a very nice 9 points on his license!


I am personally quite pleased with the result. Once again reaffirming why dashcams are the best of the recent developments in technology. Initially the police said they were not interested, however with the cam footage and also the witness testimony - he was then found guilty!


What can I say, a win for me, a win for Mindel, and another loss for Vauxhall,,,