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Captain Haddock

Member Since 28 Mar 2011
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In Topic: Is 430 Miles Okay From A Full Tank Of Diesel ?

Yesterday, 12:41 PM

2011 Focus 1.6TDCi Sport

53L tank

Trip meter reports about 5MPG to 8MPG *high* and range of 672miles

Real average MPG = 64.5

Real range = 720miles(ish)

In Topic: Speed Cameras On Overhead Signs

Yesterday, 12:34 PM


As far as I am aware, they only turn them on when there is a limit other than NSL in force.
Not that they couldn't turn them on whenever they wanted though...


Don't use that theory on the M42 around Birmingham; the cameras trigger even when the NSL (70MPH) is in force.

In Topic: Ford Focus 2006 Mkii Fuse Box Cover Clips/fastener

20 August 2015 - 04:50 PM

Those look supsiciously like the clips for holding up the felt cover for the Mk2.5 Focus fusebox which are black rather than yellow; Mk2.5 clips -> Finis code = 1310861, about 75p each IIRC

In Topic: Calibrating The Car For Bigger Alloys?

09 May 2015 - 11:33 AM

205/60R16 = 632mm rolling diameter

225/40R18 = 637mm rolling diameter

Difference = 0.79%

As long as it's within 2.5% the ABS etcetera won't even know and I doubt that the dealer would be able to account for such a negligable difference.

In Topic: Popping And Banging Exhaust

23 February 2015 - 08:36 PM

They've obviously got the German Exhaust system :-

  Der Spitzen Poppen Bangen Tuben


Taken from 'The German Phrasebook for the Common Market" (Motorist's Edition)  :)