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#347461 Speeding :(

Posted by Early-1800 on 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. 

#335214 I've Just Got A Fiesta, And Have A Few Questions

Posted by Early-1800 on 23 February 2014 - 07:29 AM

I'll be the one that writes what everyone else is thinking about Paul001 and CookieM's driving technique.....


Don't hold the clutch in if you are stationary. You'll knacker the thrust bearing or wear out the fiction plate or both.

#293145 Engine Cover

Posted by Early-1800 on 28 September 2013 - 04:55 PM

Will prob have had one when new and prob not had one after it had been in for a service.......

#210659 Mk 7 1.6 Tdci Titanium Fiesta - Various Problems

Posted by Early-1800 on 10 October 2012 - 05:14 PM

I have a '59 TDCI Titty. Remember 09 is now 3+ years old so will have some age and wear and tear issues. Bit dumb of a dealer displaying a car with a flat tyre. Festers do suffer from plasticine wheels, would have to be very bad to casue a flat though?

Never seen or heard of water in headlamps, get them to fix or replace.

Buzzing from center console known issue, mine does it. Apprently its an electronic temp sensor rattling against the trim, echoing in the space. You can also hear the flaps moving when shutting down and the engine bay A/C fan running on if A/C is on. None of these are too loud in mine and def not loud enough to drown out the stereo.