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#460892 Things I Do Like

Posted by Stoney871 on Today, 10:50 PM

I don't gamble, not intersted in doing so.

#460882 Key Fob- Unlock Car Doesn't Work- Put New Battery In And Doesn't Remo...

Posted by Stoney871 on Today, 10:14 PM

I think the trick is to start the procedure with the key at II so that the system recognises a registered key before you start the turns.
A lot of people that start at 0 have mixed results.

#460728 My Focus 1.6 Tdci Zetec (2010) - Remapped

Posted by Stoney871 on Today, 05:43 PM

OOPS, painful.

#460719 Will I Get A Fine??

Posted by Stoney871 on Today, 05:32 PM

If you wish to appeal, the first step is to contact the authority that issued the PCN within 14 days, outlining the reasons why you believe the PCN should be invalidated (photos and diagrams of any bad signs or faded lines is very useful here)
If this fails, the authority issues a Notice of Rejection outlining the next steps of the appeals process.

In addition, they will issue a Notice to Owner, ordering the payment of the original charge - with a time extension of 28 days for payment or the lodging of a formal appeal.
It should be noted that some - but not all - authorities will grant an extension to the reduced charge payment period if an informal appeal is lodged and rejected.
If the informal appeal to the authority is rejected, a formal appeal can be lodged with the relevant independent tribunal.
Very few cases make it to the tribunal appeal stage, but on average 60% - 80% of those that do are successfully defeated. Bear in mind that this is an average, and can vary from one authority to another.
If the tribunal finds in your favour, then there is no penalty to pay.
If the tribunal finds in favour of the issuing authority, the full original penalty becomes due.

#460715 Lcd Screen In Dash - Tiny Scratches

Posted by Stoney871 on Today, 05:23 PM

Try a plastic polish like Xerapol, you should be able to buff out all but the deepest scratches.

#460709 Part Numbers Needed Please

Posted by Stoney871 on Today, 05:09 PM

Hope this is useful to you.


Lower grille (17K945) is Finis 1503442 ( £68 approx)


Lower grille chrome trim (8419B) is Finis 1499435 (£94 approx)


Fog surrounds (15A245A) are Left side - Finis 1457223, Right side - Finis 1457222 (both £29 approx each)


Fog chrome bezels (15A245B) are Left side - Finis 1499433, Right side - Finis 1499434 (both £43 approx each)


Fog surrounds and chrome bezels as a kit (15A245C) are Left side - Finis 1593658, Right side - Finis 1457224 (Both £61 approx per each kit)


CC bumper grille and fog trims.jpg


#460687 Ford Flip Key Trouble

Posted by Stoney871 on Today, 04:29 PM

Have you checked that the battery contacts are set right?
Sometimes they can lock in the wrong position and only make intermittent contact.

#460685 Will I Get A Fine??

Posted by Stoney871 on Today, 04:23 PM

I'd say watch out for sure.
If you do get pcn then check your parking zone for compliance.
Are the lines clear and legal?
Are the signs correct and legible?

You'd be surprised how many residential bays are unenforceable due to worn/non compliant markings and faded/missing signs.
If you were to get a pcn, appeal it and DO NOT PAY until the appeal has been considered as to do so equates to admitting liability and you lose any right to appeal later.
More than 80% of pcn's get cancelled on appeal whether due to poorly maintained bays, CEO error or often just because a local Council does not bother to present a case against the appeal.
You would have nothing to lose from appealing and everyrhing to gain.

#459793 Hiss With Accelerator

Posted by Stoney871 on 28 February 2015 - 10:31 PM

Definitely intercooler hose.

#459563 What Would You Do?

Posted by Stoney871 on 28 February 2015 - 11:44 AM

Query whether they changed the fuel filter.
If yhey did and broke the bleed valve then tbh they caused the fault so should be fully liable for costs.

#459550 Introducing Titan.. Reverse Park Camera Added!!

Posted by Stoney871 on 28 February 2015 - 10:31 AM

Nice tidy install there Fella.

#459548 Car Key Fob

Posted by Stoney871 on 28 February 2015 - 10:27 AM

A decent Auto Locksmith can cut a blade and code the key to your car in about 5 minutes.
A guy I use and recommend to people in Devon (recommended to Me by my brother-in-law who owns his own garage, he's a rubbish mechanic but the key guy is spot on) uses an IDS pad which codes the PATS and RCL in seconds.

#459380 Car Key Fob

Posted by Stoney871 on 27 February 2015 - 07:24 PM

Looks good to me.

#459124 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Stoney871 on 27 February 2015 - 12:44 AM

Hm, I've seen suspicious activity near your premises.
I think I may have to effect a dynamic entry in case there is a risk to life.
Knock knock bang!!! :P

#459098 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Stoney871 on 26 February 2015 - 10:51 PM

I'm going to sit at the end of your road now. ;)