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#471005 Couldn't Remove A Wheel! Your Thoughts Please

Posted by mintalkin on 29 March 2015 - 02:41 PM

thats why air ratchets should never be used to tighten wheel nuts,but how many fast fit cnt's have you seen do this and how many do you see use a torque wrench afterwards.

#470799 Mk1 Granada Fuel Pump

Posted by mintalkin on 28 March 2015 - 09:55 PM

here you go



#462270 Bad Place To Cross The Road And Who Is Wrong: Lorry Or Van?

Posted by mintalkin on 07 March 2015 - 05:05 PM

if you look at the indicators of the lorry in the outside lane he was indicating to come back into the inside lane before the broken lines of the slip road, the van driver should have seen this and adjusted his speed to allow the lorrry back in before exiting the slip road.as an hgv driver i see this every day you are kind enough to pull over to the outside lane to allow a car onto a duel carrageway but as the truck is limited to 56mph the car you have just let in then increases there speed to undertake the truck and leaves you sitting in the outside lane ( instead of letting the truck overtake leaving the car to then overtake the truck ), it all comes down to impatiance.also the van did not indicate to leav the sliproad till the last minute.

#453917 Focus Zetec S Car Mats

Posted by mintalkin on 12 February 2015 - 03:53 PM

got mine from here, they do various quality depending how much you want to pay, and they do the three door.



#451783 Mk7 Interior Fan Speed

Posted by mintalkin on 05 February 2015 - 04:03 PM

it will be the fan resistor pack that needs replacing, it a common problem.

#437236 Jump Sarting Vehicle Using Jump Leads

Posted by mintalkin on 16 December 2014 - 06:54 PM

i would never use a jump start as the smart charge system will try and zap 18 volts into the dead battery which can fry componants.

#338255 Window No Longer Automatically Closes

Posted by mintalkin on 03 March 2014 - 02:41 PM

try reseting the auto close,operate the switch to close the window,release switch for one second and then operate the switch to close and hold for two seconds.this should reset the window,do the same for the down operation.

#331406 Mondeo 2.0 Tdci 2003 Injector Calibration

Posted by mintalkin on 11 February 2014 - 03:54 PM

the injector code will be on the body of the injector, the formidable wil programme codes, just remember to code them in firing order.

#319498 Cigarette Socket Problem, Tried Fuse! :s Need Help!

Posted by mintalkin on 08 January 2014 - 10:13 PM

are you sure that its the front lighter fuse your looking at and not the back one which is not required if a rear socket is not fitted,my info for the front fuse is number f29 15amp.

#317787 Timing Belt Snapping

Posted by mintalkin on 04 January 2014 - 02:02 PM

just putting a new belt on to see if anything in the head is damaged is madness and could cause even more damage than there allready is.

#315639 Ford Focus Tdci 1.8 Injector Problems

Posted by mintalkin on 28 December 2013 - 10:51 PM

the ecu needs the injector codes to fire them.

#313490 New Rules On Dpf Removal Starting Feb 2014

Posted by mintalkin on 19 December 2013 - 08:05 PM

if VOSA are involved they will know all the loopholes around removal and will know how to get round them, its funny how these tuning companies will never say thats its illegal to remove and you will be uninsured if you do not inform your insurance but then they wouldnt would they, i have had dealings with VOSA on commercial vehicles and you will not fool them.

#311945 Led Cabin Light Problems..

Posted by mintalkin on 15 December 2013 - 09:32 AM

because led's do not pull the same power you will need a resistor fitting.

#301511 Mk4 Xr3I Cutting Out - Lots

Posted by mintalkin on 01 November 2013 - 03:59 PM

is there an electrical box on the side of the dizzy, if so its a ignition amplifier and they were well known for failing and causing cutting out problems and eventually a non start. this may well not be the problem but its someware to start, without an inspection its hard to say.

#296245 18 To Learn To Drive

Posted by mintalkin on 12 October 2013 - 02:12 PM

driving lessons should cover all the basic driving conditions, i wonder how many young drivers take lessons and pass their test without ever driving in the dark? i agree somthing should be done to stop the 'i am invinsable attitude' of the young drivers once they have passed their test, i do not agree with black boxes as insurance companies can use it as an excuse not to pay out ( you were 3mph over the limit sir) restricting engine size is not the answer also as you can be as dangerous in a 1ltr as you can in a 3ltr, as my old instructer said once you pass your test you learn to drive, extending the basic driving test  would be a good idear as they could get a better idear of a pupil's attitude to driving, anybody who has an hgv licence like myself will remember the 4 hour test. whatever they decide will not please everybody but something has to done.