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In Topic: Drain Holes Bottom Of Rear Hatch Titanium 3 Door Ecoboost Door Not Punched Out.

10 September 2014 - 06:50 AM

My 59 plate 1.6 TDCI Titty has all 3 holes clearly stamped out. I think the Diesels are german made?, are the ones with the missing holes from another plant?

In Topic: Speeding :(

26 March 2014 - 08:02 AM

I was picked off on a dual carriage way next to a Mway junction by the Gestapo in a van in a layby. Wasn't over by too much and eventually (in wifes company motor so took ages for paperwork to get to me) got offered the 're-education' course which I of course took.


It was actually quite entertaining, there was a double act running it and one of the guys could make a living as a stand up comedian. There was a husband and wife couple at mine that had both been caught by the M62 roadwork's that were on-going at the time and he was merciless with them.....


I was in the afternoon class of about 50, + 50 in the morning, every day, all across the country. They have to offer re-education otherwise the entire country will soon be banned from driving for going 3mph over the limit. 


The main push was if you don't slow down you are going to kill a child, they then show a film of masses of uncontrolled school children running across the road outside a school into the path of a poor unfortunate driver.


They also claimed that their good work was responsible for the drop in road deaths. I think the drop is more likely due to modern cars that you can crash at 50mph and walk away (try that in an old mini or MK1 Fester) and mainly due to the fact that no testosterone fuelled under 25 year old males are on the road due to not being able to afford any insurance. 

In Topic: 1.6 Tdci Mpg

11 March 2014 - 07:41 AM

Longish m-way runs for work was giving 57/58 on trip computer so prob 55/56 in reality. Dropped a bit now I'm working for home for a few weeks and pottering about.


Car desperately needs an higher fifth or even a extra 6th gear, then I'm sure it would make an easy 60+ .

In Topic: Miles Per Tank

10 March 2014 - 05:58 PM

Best to brim the tank at each fill up and then do iNaths maths. This will give you a reliable mpg figure and not a guesstimate tank/miles figure.

In Topic: I've Just Got A Fiesta, And Have A Few Questions

23 February 2014 - 11:29 AM

In the not so distance future most cars will have computer controlled dual clutch automatic gearboxes so there will be no clutch pedal to confuse those with no understanding of how a car works. 


This will be because dual clutch autos will allow the designers control everything when trying to cut down CO2 emission. What's the point of having computerised engines, stop start systems and radar controlled brakes when drivers choose the wrong gears at the wrong times?


Also as Paull001 testifies, people spend time stuck in congestion and can't/won't change in and out of gear all day.