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Fuel Pump Self Fill

15 December 2014 - 07:25 PM

I am wondering if I am missing something....


I see (certainly on TV) and I think I have seen it before, where someone just plunks the fuel pump into their car and wander away for a breather and it seems to fill itself? is this something that can be done, or am I missing something as I have never figured it out myself stood at a pump!

From Russia? With Love?

04 December 2014 - 09:22 PM

'nuff said

Oh and he lost, he took his hand off which is the whole point of the Competition....

Life Changing News

04 December 2014 - 08:20 PM

So, I know lenny had similar news a few months ago and now it's my turn... So, your getting on day by day, everything around you feels normal, and something isn't quite right, but it's normal to you, then one day the news is broken of how life can be very different going forward.

Yep, that's me.

So I'm going through all the hoops and tests, and whilst the answer is not written in stone, it looks like at the ripe old age of 25 I'm probably due to be labelled once again. Multiple sclerosis. Not a text book condition, there's no single thing that makes it, just your nerves are a bit shot to pieces. I have had several assessments and each time they tell me it's looking likely.

So I have already gone half blind, lost a kidney, had blood clots and also now seemingly losing this new fight. Sadly though it seems the fight started about 13 years ago and got to this stage today.

Now, this isn't a pity story or a cry, nor is it a woe is me. It's a heads up. It's a reminder to do what you should do and don't. I'm urging you all to waste your GP's time (within reason).

If you get odd events in close proximity, one offs or recurring but just 'one of those things for me' go To your GP and tell them, if it doesn't feel like it's right tell them. If it outright shouldn't have happened once, tell them.

For me, my memory was always crap. I could walk the 20 feet to the kitchen and forget what the wife wanted me to get. Now and then I could lose balance without reason, but I thought maybe I just stood up wrong, or just kind of lost my bearings. I was tired, cos I work from half 7 rill 7 (journey times included) and don't sleep well. I got the odd twitchy muscle here and there and I thought it was just odd, but maybe I had done something daft. Even as simple things like I could say the wrong word or always have that word on the tip of my tongue but never spit it out.

Altogether they are normal for me, but never would I have put them together. And even then, I never would have thought anything else, until such a time as it goes a bit Pete tong...

I urge you all to do one thing now, sit down for a couple of minutes and write down things that just periodically happen to you, those odd things that you don't know why but it's just tour quirk.... And i would contemplate taking them to your GP if any of them have happened in the last few weeks especially if you have had more than one.

And for those of you who are not great at handling bad news, I have something to help you. You have, or very shortly will have cancer. That's it. This is how I can get through rubbish health and horrible news like this without breaking down. I tell myself the worst thing, I will probably get cancer one day. I don't know it's true but I brace for it, it's like knowing your going to die one day. It's going to happen, so everyday you wake up I'd that bonus, and when you get a cold or break a leg, you go nuts for a whole but your still alive. It's this which is helping me get by without breaking down and if it genuinely helps any of you, then I'm fulfilling something.

So out of curiosity, do any of you have MS? Or any other issues like that you want to share? If you don't want it out loud and do have MS I would be interested to talk to you, I want to understand what this thing is about and how it affects people, cos I'm not going to let this thing beat me like losing my eye and kidney did. So drop me a PM, and if you do as I asked above, make notes and want to ask if your being daft etc drop me a message.

Oh and for the record, I harassed my doctor, many times a week when I lost my kidney and eye, he wasn't a very good GP, he was a bit of an 'I shall see you next Tuesday then doctor' if you catch my drift. And whilst he constantly brushed it off, I went back until I persuaded him to refer me and each time I was right.

Remember your GP only knows what you tell them, not what's different, or just a quick you know of but they don't.

Anyway I'm off, I have a hospital bed to sit in and twiddle my thumbs in :-D

Funny Names

02 December 2014 - 09:43 AM

As I have spent the last 14 hours and my stay has so far inspired a few minutes of humour... So here's a few names I heard and read last night...

Alofu Zofa (pronounced I luf you sofa)
And two from an accident Mr and Mrs wing and Lu sung (I read easily as you wing sung you Lu sung) or you win some you lose some... Good old a and e...

Busy Week With Motoring Fails...

30 November 2014 - 10:12 PM

So had a tricky few weeks recently but the last 7 days have been rather irritating, had 4 breakdowns and all were so simple to repair.

1) battery was dying so was replaced.
2) battery replaced but died, hadn't charged properly, so pulled out charged up and put back on
3) battery continued not to charge, and had several dead on key incidents, all by the looks of it due to a single missing 10mm nut on the negative terminal
4) bad earth connection caused the car to fail to start and sound like a machine gun...
5) bolt came out shredded to hell, seems the thread is ripped apart... This was from the earth connection and is currently patched up with a mud flap clamp, awaiting ford's receipt of a new one...

All such small issues, but when surface rust on bolts is what secures a connection until they are disturbed there is a slight issue lol.

So, I would advise that if you replace your battery, disconnect the earth and bolts, clean everything with a wire brush and rescue it... Just to be sure.

For your amusement, here are some pictures of the bolt below...