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#530323 Things I Do Like

Posted by jmurray01 on Yesterday, 11:55 PM

Yet again, I like the fact it is Friday!  Even though I'm staying alcohol free tonight, it is great not having work for two days.


I'm also very glad that I saw through an attempt to get me to take a long weekend and work next Saturday, which is no doubt because there will be a promotion on meaning the phone lines would be red hot over next weekend...  Yeah, I ain't working that if I can avoid it!


Another positive is finding that since running the Primera with a tank of premium unleaded and injector cleaner, its average MPG has increased to 41.5 and it has already covered over 350 miles with still over 1/3 of a tank remaining.  Not too bad!  It is hardly Ford Fiesta MPG but for a family saloon with a 1.8 engine it is certainly doing as well as it can.

#530318 Spot The Poor Ford

Posted by jmurray01 on Yesterday, 11:25 PM

oh dear.... on a plus side, look what else was involved in the collision:



An eye for an eye, I suppose...  Poor Fiesta though!

#530261 Things I Don't Like

Posted by jmurray01 on Yesterday, 07:36 PM

I don't like coming home from the school run and some muppet has parked half across the driveway...:evil:

It's a pity you drive a "good" car, the benefit of our old 2000 Focus was that if that happened you could leave the offender a wee "message" stating his stupidity.  Purely accidental, of course.

#530259 Could A Timing Belt Cause Whining Upon Acceleration?

Posted by jmurray01 on Yesterday, 07:34 PM

No, but having a woman in the car could cause that... 

#529520 1997 Ford Fiesta - P719 Asa

Posted by jmurray01 on 06 October 2015 - 08:07 PM

Im sure i have a teaspoon with that reg number on it!
Seriously though i know how it feels, i wanted my old XR3 back years ago only to find out it had been written off 2 days after i sold it.

I just wish I knew what exactly happened. 


When it was sold in February 2013 (only a couple of weeks after we sold it with no MOT) it had a fresh 12 months MOT, which would have expired in February 2014.  In March '14 it was sold to a new owner and then sold again in June '14.  The question is, was it MOTd again and sold as a driving vehicle or sold as spares/repairs? 


If it was never put through another MOT further to February 2014 then it is quite possible it was just scrapped due to underbody corrosion, which was an on-going issue with the car. 


Should it have been re-MOTd in 2014 though that would mean that when it was scrapped in November it would have still been legal to drive for another three months at least, so that would lead me to believe it was scrapped due to an accident or major mechanical failure.


Either way, I'll never know what happened.  It just saddens me that a faithful vehicle lost her life either to corrosion or careless driving.  We had 5 great years with her, and I'll always remember that car and the good it did to our lives.

#529231 Things I Do Like

Posted by jmurray01 on 05 October 2015 - 08:12 PM

I love vetting good mileage too, even with extra dead weight in the boot, I can still get mostly 600 miles out of all tanks some going to 750 to 800

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And there is me feeling smug when I get 500 miles out of a tank! 

#528967 1997 Ford Fiesta - P719 Asa

Posted by jmurray01 on 04 October 2015 - 09:41 PM

Probably a part of a new Corsa now ;)

Ha!  Yeah, wouldn't doubt it.  After all, where else do Vauxhall get their parts from? :rolleyes:

#528841 Things I Don't Like

Posted by jmurray01 on 04 October 2015 - 02:58 PM

The other day on the school run I get tailgate by a bus - he was literally inches away. Scarey stuff with something the size of a single decker hopper bus. He had me going 5-10mph for his trouble :lol:

This morning I had a motor bike doing it, full beaming me behind as well. So I slowed. He refused to overtake so on the next road ( covered by cctv) I gave him again time to overtake, when he didn't - brake checked him, he quickly overtook then, glancing back. He was tailgating me for about 1/2 a mile prior. As said with his full beam on as well :rolleyes:

Tailgating should be punishable in the same way speeding is.  It's just as dangerous!

#528669 Paypal Scam Warning

Posted by jmurray01 on 03 October 2015 - 05:50 PM

That email is obviously spam in my eyes, but then I am fine-tuned to that kind of thing!


I do worry about the uneducated and elderly though who would believe even the most obvious spam emails.

#528469 Poor Old Vw

Posted by jmurray01 on 02 October 2015 - 07:41 PM

I have to say this email made me smile.  I do not hate Volkswagen, but Ford is of course the superior manufacturer and if there is an opportunity to twist the knife, they have to take it!

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#528164 Not Working? Or Am I Expecting Too Much?

Posted by jmurray01 on 01 October 2015 - 05:19 PM

Ain't got nothing as fancy as that on the Nissan!  Got to get the old cloth out when they get misty.

#527074 Selling Houses

Posted by jmurray01 on 27 September 2015 - 09:52 PM

No problem thanks for your help.
The valuation on the home report was £123000, so originally was up for offers around £123000. We dropped the price to offers around £119500 about 3 weeks ago

I'm sorry to say this, but the advert is very disappointing.  The write-up includes a lot of useless information (who cares that the cupboard houses the fusebox or that the staircase has a wooden handrail?) and on the PDF brochure they have not changed the price from Offers Around £123,000.  The photographs also leave a lot to be desired. 


Sorry, I'm being very harsh I know but I'm just saying what I see.


If you want a comparison have a look at something like this: http://www.cclproper...roperty/3888766


That is how a property listing should look - clear photos taken with a professional camera and a short informative "to the point" write-up.


Again, apologies for ripping up your agent, I just can't stand poorly advertised properties.  It is no surprise to me that you have had little serious interest.

#527024 What Are You Running?

Posted by jmurray01 on 27 September 2015 - 07:13 PM

im running skint,until end of the month :lol:


still on win 7 on the hp lappy.keep getting the pop up to upgrade but i think ill wait untill everyone is happy with it.

andriod on my samsung s5,

i too detest apple son no 2 is a huge fan so persuaded his mum to get an iphone.

I've already been paid this past Friday and am back to being skint again in two days.  Still, at least the bills are paid.

#526976 Things I Don't Like

Posted by jmurray01 on 27 September 2015 - 04:46 PM

He's not into rugby, football or any sports for that matter so no excuses really :P

Thank God, I'm not the only man who cannot stand those sports!!  The only things that interest me are tennis, snooker and golf.  Although I don't watch any of those on a regular basis either, but when they are on I'll sit down and enjoy.  I'd rather test-drive a Vauxhall than watch football or rugby.

#526413 Poor Old Vw

Posted by jmurray01 on 25 September 2015 - 05:53 PM

I couldn't give two s****.  We have to pass an emissions test with every MOT so as long as it goes through that WHO CARES!!


As long as a car isn't plooming black smoke I couldn't care less.


And as for all the "but it is harming the environment!", well - we've survived this far...