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Stoney871

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#488595 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Stoney871 on 22 May 2015 - 07:16 PM

http://pages.ebay.co...8091953&alt=web


#488556 Subtle Hint

Posted by Stoney871 on 22 May 2015 - 05:05 PM

Just don't start wearing Daisy Duke shorts.
It would be like the Money Supermarket advert :o


#488512 12V Plug Doesn't Work

Posted by Stoney871 on 22 May 2015 - 02:11 PM

Both sockets run off the same fuse so would be my first stop.

Check either socket for a short, something like metal filings or rogue metal shards shorting them ou.

Maybe unplug one at a time and see if the fuse holds.




#488505 Guide For Fitting Daytime Running Lights Focus Mk2.5

Posted by Stoney871 on 22 May 2015 - 01:56 PM

If you only have one fuse in the piggyback and it's working then you have the piggyback the wrong way round.

This means that the secondary circuit is not fuse protected and leaves you open to electrical fires if something shorts out.




#488494 Things I Don't Like

Posted by Stoney871 on 22 May 2015 - 01:15 PM

Cycling on pavements or/and across crossings is an offence.
Many Forces seem to turn a blind eye to this though.
I certainly don't as it really peez me off too.


#488364 Subtle Hint

Posted by Stoney871 on 21 May 2015 - 09:38 PM

A handful of new photos showing a nice shiny paintwork and my addition added tonight-

 

Shiny.jpg

 

Heko 1.jpg

 

Heko 2.jpg

 

Heko 3.jpg




#488356 Tinted Back 3 Windows On Fiesta.

Posted by Stoney871 on 21 May 2015 - 09:10 PM

Clive you just wanted to fill this forum with another photo their didn't you haha! My one won't be long now as it's built :)


I was truly attempting to be helpful - honestly.

Not stealing the topic away but have you got a date then?




#488354 Car Conundrums!

Posted by Stoney871 on 21 May 2015 - 09:08 PM

My tactic closed down the variables in the vererrryy long list quite quickly ;)


#488286 Mk3 Focus Clutch Failure On Bbc

Posted by Stoney871 on 21 May 2015 - 06:01 PM

To be fair a handful of reported failures out of the many thousands sold is a drop in the ocean.

If it was reported as say 1 in 100 then it would be more worrying.

I personally don't like Dominic Littlewood, he comes over as an over-pushy lout with no knowledge of the subject 'He' is investigating.

He's purely a mouthpiece for the many researchers which do the real work but takes all the glory and to me he appears to be supercilious and condescending.

'Honest John' may have a good name on the web for a no bull approach and being candid however one persons view does not constitute un-challenged proof.




#488061 2013 St Wheels Onto A 2013 Titanium...

Posted by Stoney871 on 20 May 2015 - 10:46 PM

Just check you don't get any arch rubbing on full lock, if you do then rack limiters may be necessary.

I'm pretty sure my 2015 ST with 18's has limiters as the turning circle is bigger than a standard focus.




#488060 Car Conundrums!

Posted by Stoney871 on 20 May 2015 - 10:41 PM

Well that's the known range broken down into chunks (which Mark has already conceded the answer is amongst) so he has to admit one of those lists has the correct answer and we can narrow down the choices.

If he doesn't admit one list has the correct answer then that's not in the spirit of the game and I'll ban him immediately ;) ( JK )




#488047 Car Conundrums!

Posted by Stoney871 on 20 May 2015 - 10:33 PM

Ford 2GA
Ford 300
Ford 7W
Ford Abeille
Ford Anglia
Ford Comète
Ford Consul
Ford Consul Classic
Ford Contour
Ford Corcel
Ford Corsair
Ford Cortina
Ford Cougar
Ford Country Sedan
Ford Country Squire
Ford Coupe




#488013 Cylinder Head

Posted by Stoney871 on 20 May 2015 - 08:42 PM

Check the head gasket first.
Blue smoke is definitely oil getting in somewhere.
I'd also check the oil filler cap for a mayonaise type sludge which would show that oil and water are combining (another sure sign of head gasket damage).
Check the basics before moving on to valve seals and piston rings.


#488011 Car Conundrums!

Posted by Stoney871 on 20 May 2015 - 08:36 PM

F F S ? . . .  Flat Footed Sargeants ? . . Nope :)
 
Snigger snigger . . .  :) 


Now you're pushin' yer luck.
:D


#487996 Obd Security 'databloc Ford Protection'

Posted by Stoney871 on 20 May 2015 - 07:37 PM

Is it just the one labeled "data link connector" from the manual, in the passenger fuse box?

Yep, it is indeed.