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#465890 Finally

Posted by jmurray01 on 15 March 2015 - 09:58 PM

Brilliant, I have noticed that middlelane hoggers are all the same people - they sit 3" from the wheel and always look terrified  :lol:

Well they will be even more terrified now with the prospect of a fine! :lol:

#462288 Things I Don't Like

Posted by jmurray01 on 07 March 2015 - 06:07 PM


Yeah that ruins a good car. Even worse if there are kids in the back and they think it's ok with the window cracked open.

I agree with you regarding children being in the back, but I think it is a basic right that if you have paid for a car that you can smoke in it! 


How is a person smoking in their own personal vehicle affecting anybody elses life?  It isn't!! 


On the bright side, I just found another thing I don't like :lol:

#459683 Things I Do Like

Posted by jmurray01 on 28 February 2015 - 06:32 PM

  • Red wine
  • White wine
  • Beer
  • Whisky
  • Rum
  • Brandy

Yes, there is indeed a bit of a pattern forming... :lol:

#459593 Things I Don't Like

Posted by jmurray01 on 28 February 2015 - 01:31 PM

This is a risky question to ask me today...


  • The fact fuel went down to 104.9 for weeks and just increased to 106.9 THE EXACT DAY I NEEDED TO FILL UP
  • People who do not understand that they are not your only client
  • The fact that I had to pay the government £230.00 today to drive a car worth £300 for 12 months
  • People who cannot do the job they are paid to do
  • Drivers who overtake you on blind bends when you are already exceeding the speed limit
  • Drivers who think that cars already on the round about should give way TO THEM
  • The government taking away the right to smoke in OPEN PLACES
  • The fact that after smokers have practically been burnt at the stake, alcohol will be the next thing to be "restricted"
  • Bigots who think that they can run your life better than you
  • Drivers who seem to think that you can drive on either side of the road as long as there is no on-coming traffic
  • Decaffeinated coffee (I sure as hell don't drink coffee purely for the taste!)
  • The fact that my MK1 Ford Focus was not fitted with a low washer fluid warning light
  • Any modern music, and most other music unless sung by Roy Orbison (the best singer in the world)
  • Burger King


Sorry about that!

#441500 Only One Reversing Light !

Posted by jmurray01 on 03 January 2015 - 01:21 PM

Both our '97 Fiesta and '00 Focus have only one reverse light, as do most other Fords as far as I know.


I really don't see it as a problem...

#438019 Writing Emails Whilst Very Enraged/sleepy..is It A Good Idea?

Posted by jmurray01 on 19 December 2014 - 04:23 PM

Seeing as the majority of emails I write are done at my work I usually only send something if it is pleasant because any complaints as a result would have a negative impact on my position.


On a personal level I don't actually notice a significant difference in my responces to emails when tired/irritated however I do of course become more officious and point out issues that I would have ignored previously.

#406719 That Little Round Disc

Posted by jmurray01 on 07 September 2014 - 10:41 AM

Bye bye tax disc
Bye bye fast hairdryers
And superhoovers ahah wat a planet

With regards to limiting the wattage on Vacuum Cleaners and people's negative opinions about that, I suggest you read this thread on the subject.


In terms of losing the tax disc, I won't be shedding any tears over it!!  I have a feeling though that it may make a lot of (stupid) people think they can get away without taxing their vehicle because it isn't visible. 

#406718 Scottish Independence Poll

Posted by jmurray01 on 07 September 2014 - 10:36 AM

to be honest guys why fix somethink that's not broken

If you don't think there is something broken with the UK then I don't know where you've been living, but from my perspective it is well past repair.


Independence is the only way to, put bluntly, GET OUR OWN WAY. 


One prime example is the fact that we have Tories in goverment now, if it was down to the people of Scotland only, Mr. Cameron would never have even came CLOSE to being elected - but because the English also had their say, we are now stuck with him.


I am an SNP supporter, but to be honest, I wouldn't mind if we got another party elected in an independent country, because at least then it would be a party that Scotland voted for fair and square. 


It boils my blood to keep hearing that we are "better together".  If that is really the case, then why aren't we better already!  And to those who profess that we are, I think you need to take those rose tinted glasses off and see what things are really like in 2014.


I am not anti-English, just anti-Stupidity, which is what staying in the UK is.


Needless to say, on September 18th I will be proud to vote YES.

#378517 What Tyre Pressure Do You Run?

Posted by jmurray01 on 25 June 2014 - 09:18 PM

The recommended tyre pressure for our vehicle, a 2000 Ford Focus 1.8 LX Hatchback running 185/65 R14 tyres is 32PSI front and back but I always inflate them to 35PSI.  In saying that though, by 35PSI I mean 35PSI on the tyre inflator at the fuel station, so considering the car has been driven over 10 miles to get there the tyres are probably at least 3PSI higher due to the heat, therefore making the "cold" tyre pressure around 32PSI which is correct.

#274658 Tax Disc Fallen Behind The Dash

Posted by jmurray01 on 12 July 2013 - 09:56 PM

If you can't find it then good luck is all I'm saying...  Rather you than me phoning the DVLA.

#112628 Avoid This Dealership!

Posted by jmurray01 on 04 February 2011 - 07:42 PM

Well it seems others don't think the same! I've had compliments about the signature thank you very much.

It seems you are new to the forum, try and create a good, and friendly impression in future.

#93227 Hello, Im Captain

Posted by jmurray01 on 16 August 2010 - 04:46 PM

Welcome to the Ford-Owners-Club! B)

By 1.2 do you mean 1.25 ?

#91682 Mondeo 1.8 Petrol Knocking?????????

Posted by jmurray01 on 06 August 2010 - 08:24 PM

First of all, please don't use more than one question mark in a title. Second, your problem could be rod-knock, when the con-rods wear, usually due to the engine having high millage, being reved a lot, or having dirty oil. Though if it's more of a slap it could be piston-slap, caused when your timing is out. Try changing the oil and putting some oil additive in with it to help lubricate all the parts better.

#88082 1997 Ford Fiesta 1.25 Ghia Owner!

Posted by jmurray01 on 12 July 2010 - 09:29 PM

Ah good, I like to see someone who worked for his car! Something you see not too much of these days! Am I beginning to sound like a 90 year old!? :lol: