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Car Conundrums!

Yesterday, 09:56 PM

So here is another game that I wonder how well it will take off. So heres the rules, it can be with regards to any part of the car, any aspect of the car and any car for that matter, its just a brainteasing session, whoever gets the teaser right, gets to pose the next one! These are Car Conundrums and so should remain motor vehicle related, and you must have a pointer clue in the name as to where the answer can be found (and it cant be "Haynes Manual" :P)


So heres the first brainteaser - Good luck!




I start high lower down the speedo, but get lower as the speedo gets higher and I reset between gears


I am two words, and can be found on Torque....


What am I?

Close To Disaster? Confessions!

Yesterday, 09:51 PM

OK, so here we are... I want to start a confessions thread, based on a very foolish.... n'ay - stupid blunder I made earlier!


So I got given by a friend an alloy from a MK3 mondeo, I am looking to get a new tyre chucked on there so that I have a spare decent full size in the car, rather than the cheapo space saver!


Anyway... At lunchtime I went out, took the driver front wheel off and put the spare alloy on (no tyre, I just wanted to make sure it did fit! so I popped the wheel back on, finger tightened the nuts, put everything away and went back to the office!


Got in the car and started driving home - after about 7 miles I noticed a slight vibration in the wheel - thankfully I was on the side / country roads and never got any great speed up! the second I felt the vibration it was like a metaphorical facepalm moment, so I dropped the speed to 20mph (much to the delight of the drivers behind me!) and pulled in at the next village and into a siding, got the extendable wheel wrench out and finished the job I started many hours ago, all of them took a good one full turn!


So, that was my moment, I will blame the heat as it was hot, and it was a very special act!!!


Only about 5 minutes from a motorway, if the vibration didnt start then, I would have been on the motorway and potentially with a much worse outcome!


So, cmon, confession time! whats the daft things you have done!

So Tempted To Jack My Car In!!!

23 July 2014 - 01:00 PM

As the title says, I am just so tempted to say stuff it and get my car sent back to the trader and just get shot... the only reason I havent is because I love the car, and dont think I could get another decent mondy for the same money!!!


So, as some of you will be aware I have had a few issues with my car since I bought it. One of which was the Air Conditioning and the other is the airbag light.


The car went to the same "recommended" garage by the trader who sold me the car, and they "fixed" the air con, yet I somehow doubt that. The air con was working great until recently when once again it stopped working! the airbag needs a new loom, again which this "recommended" garage was going to do, but to prevent boring you with the details, there is a Saga ongoing and I wouldnt touch them with a petrol and matches in hand!!!


So, now I have the aircon that was "fixed" and now isnt, and arguing with the trader to get someone else to look at it, and also the airbag needs sorting. He is going to try and sort out another garage to fix the airbag and review the aircon, but I wont hold my breathe that the aircon will be fixed at his expense.


The cheek of it though, was that the trader told me to take my car back to the idiots who stole it, and so far have not completed a job correctly, for them to fix the damned problems that they didnt fix in the first place! I told him in no uncertain terms a few other words along with No, and also emphasised that I wasnt going to take my car in for an air con fix and come out with my brakes slashed, especially as I have police action ongoing at this time.


I seriously wonder sometimes....


I will keep my other thoughts clear on this but for now, I just dont know what to do, I dont have the money to fix these otherwise I would take it to Ford and let them deal with it.

The Beauty Of Nature

18 July 2014 - 09:33 PM

So, tonight I realised just how much I love nature! Normally I'm lucky to see a thunderstorm but tonight it was perfect! Rain was mostly light the skies were clear, I found myself lost for hours out there gazing at the skies and getting quite wet...

I saw some beauties though!

Am I the only crazy one?

Sent from my MY SAGA C2 using Ford OC mobile app

Any Vb.net Programmers About?

18 July 2014 - 02:18 PM

I could do with some help on a program I am writing, must be willing to help someone who is probably going to ask stupid questions, and many of them!


Apply below :D