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Member Since 25 Mar 2010
Offline Last Active May 05 2010 08:35 AM

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Sportka Front Spring

01 May 2010 - 11:02 AM

Hey there all

well my current ford theory is in full swing (fixing one problem leads to another) after fixing my doorhandle, the front spring snapped clean in half .

anyhoo im trying to source a replacement, that isnt some 200 eibach 40mm lowering kit

cheapest i have been quoted from the local garage is 50, so if anyone has one lying about, or knows where to get one in a new / good used condition, then please, let me know

oh and by the way, the spring snapped whilst i was washing the car O.o?

Heater Has A Mind Of Its Own?

07 April 2010 - 02:12 PM

Hey all

The heater in my sportka has developed a mind of its own, with the blower on speed 1 and the dial on its coldest setting, the car blows cold, until the engine warms up, then it blows hot, then a few miles down the road it blows cold again, then pull up to some traffic lights and it blows hot again.

it sounds to me like the heater solinoid valve thingie is in the process of killing itself, i have of course looked under the bonnet, checked that everything is plugged in right, there are no obvious unplugged wires or pipes

so, is this the solinoid? or is it something else completely?

Many Thanks


Squeegee Vs Chamois

06 April 2010 - 10:35 AM

I have always used a Chamois leather to dry the standing water off my car when its washed, however i know alot of people use the car sqeegee's to remove the water, they both seem to work just as well as one another, but which one do you guys use? or even both?

Tyre Weld For Punctures?

03 April 2010 - 03:42 PM

Hey all

Has anyone on the forum replaced there spare tyre with a tin of tyre weld, or another puncture sealing product? if so would you reccomend it?

i can see how it would save on weight and space, but just how long of a term solution is this? does it make fixing the puncture at a garage more difficult when covered in foam? does the foam re-inflate the tyre? i have had mixed opinions on google about how effective this stuff is, but i want to hear form someone first hand

many thanks


Over Feeding Leather?

03 April 2010 - 03:36 PM

i love a clean car, as im sure everyone does, but i expecially like to keep the interior of mine clean, this is my first ever car with leather appolstry, and as such am rather overkill on its clenliness, the car gets washed once a week regardless of whether it needs it or not, and at the same time the interior gets hoovered, dusted and the leather gets wiped with cleaning / feeding wipes, i do this as it not only smells nice and makes the leather all slippery, but im also under the impression that feeding the leather will keep it better for longer, however, can you overfeed it? is once a week too much? am i actually doing more harm than good? i am not using the liquid feed, just the cleaning wipes that just happen to have feed in them

many thanks