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#500495 Storm Photographs

Posted by alexp999 on Yesterday, 07:33 PM

Didn't get any photos myself, but here is what we had overhead last night:

Was unrelenting for a time. Rain came down so intense we had flash flooding and water running through our garage and store room/outbuilding (attached to the house). Took the electrics out as the freezer had an inch of water round it which got into the electrics.

Then there was a power cut from about 2am to 4am. Didn't get much sleep last night, ended up mainly sleeping from about 4 when power came back up till nearly 10am, lol.

Spent most of today helping to clean out the garage and debris and other "remnants" left behind when drains are overwhelmed.

#499923 The Mystery Of The 'vauxhall Cannibals

Posted by alexp999 on 02 July 2015 - 10:53 AM

Ok, makes even less sense then.


Why take the risk of being on the scene any longer than you have to be?

#499918 The Mystery Of The 'vauxhall Cannibals

Posted by alexp999 on 02 July 2015 - 10:42 AM

Perhaps it is Vauxhall taking the parts back as they are low on stock, to make the new ones out of, lol.


I guess it is the same thing of, if it is too difficult to steal the car now and then strip it. Just take the parts you need, which are accessible without the keys.


Strange it only seems to be for one brand though....

#499327 Electric Handbrakes: Good Idea?

Posted by alexp999 on 30 June 2015 - 08:22 AM

I wouldn't buy a car with an electronic handbrake.


Mechanical for me....


Impossible to use clutch control to pick up the car as you can't ease the handbrake off... All you can do is catch the car before it rolls too far, which is bad practice anyway and probably will wear the clutch out... And if you sit on the clutch it will burn the clutch out even more, lol.


Never understood electronic handbrakes on a manual car.

#497997 2015 Formula 1 British Grand Prix At Silverstone

Posted by alexp999 on 24 June 2015 - 03:05 PM

I'll be watching it on TV if it counts? lol.


We are going to Spa this year, it worked out cheaper and a lot less hassle than going to Silverstone at the time we booked...

#497882 Am I Being Too Pedantic ?

Posted by alexp999 on 24 June 2015 - 08:15 AM

I have seen worse.


But it is not unreasonable to take it to the dealer and ask if there is any adjustment to the doors they can make...

#497631 My Mk3.5 Titaniumx Focus ☺

Posted by alexp999 on 23 June 2015 - 09:30 AM

Very nice blue that.


I saw it on the Mondeo and liked it, saw it on a Fiesta Titanium and thought it looked it a bit gaudy.


But having seen it on the Foci, I like it again, lol.


I think the chrome to size of car ratio of the Fiestas just doesn't look right with that colour...

#497625 Choosing A New Ford

Posted by alexp999 on 23 June 2015 - 09:08 AM

I assume you are looking at the Mk2.5 Focus?


From everything I have read, the 1.6 is pretty gutless.


Have you considered the Mk3, so you can get an ecoboost?

#496053 Chris Evans.... Really?

Posted by alexp999 on 17 June 2015 - 07:00 AM

I'll watch the last ever episode with the three proper hosts that should be airing soon. But I am not watching Evans and an "all new lineup" host top gear.

BBC has lost the plot imo.

I can only hope that wherever Clarkson, Hammond and May end up is not behind a paywall.

#495554 My Focus Seems Slower Than A Mondeo With The Same Engine

Posted by alexp999 on 15 June 2015 - 08:30 AM

If you are concerned your car isn't right, the best thing is to try driving another Focus with the same engine.

#494616 New 1.5 Ecoboost Has An Issue But Ford Are Fobbing Us Off

Posted by alexp999 on 12 June 2015 - 07:47 AM

Yeah there is nothing wrong with my mums 1.0. Fantastic little engine. The omg, this is only a 1.0 never gets old, lol.

My dealer is coming back to me today, so will see what they say. The only reason I would even consider another Ford is because of my dealer.

You never know though, I might be getting ahead of myself and they'll actually be able to fix it.

#494505 Ford Focus Titanium 2015 Extra Options

Posted by alexp999 on 11 June 2015 - 07:43 PM

Powerfolding mirrors are part of either the convenience pack, or BLIS.


Appearance pack is just privacy glass, alloys and LED DRLs.

#494504 My Mk3.5 Titaniumx Focus ☺

Posted by alexp999 on 11 June 2015 - 07:40 PM

Looking good.


Wheels MUCH cleaner than mine are at the moment, haha.

#494382 What's Your Ecoboost 125 Top Speed So Far?

Posted by alexp999 on 11 June 2015 - 10:06 AM

Ford's sound symposer doesn't use speakers, it is an air pipe, which carries engine noise in to the cabin, past all the insultation.

#493692 New 1.5 Ecoboost Has An Issue But Ford Are Fobbing Us Off

Posted by alexp999 on 08 June 2015 - 03:58 PM

That's what my dealer has advised me to demand from the manager when I speak with them tomorrow.