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Philip Male

Member Since 29 Feb 2012
Offline Last Active Mar 08 2015 02:30 PM

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In Topic: 12V To Tailgate, Best Route?

06 March 2015 - 05:56 PM

Thanks guys.

the boot LEDs are in the normal place, i copied the location for the left side and the boots nice and bright.

but i also do rc flying and sometimes a bit of night flying. seeing whats in the boot is fine but i also need to see the thing at the back of the car or if i'm holding it plugging it in, hence i need a light up high.

i've got a switch already which i'll use to turn it on and off but it's supply will come from the existing boot lights so it can only be on if the boots open.

i've got a day running light as my low profile strip.

i could of used more boot style holders and gone flush but i need more light than that.

In Topic: Whiring Noise, Cv Joints??

14 January 2015 - 04:52 PM

Had the wheels bearings changed Monday for the MOT as the left front was a failure.

However it's done nothing for the noise.

Garage said it sounds pretty central and that freewheeling does doing to stop it. Nothing in the system seems sloppy.

Is there anything Ford should of changed during the clutch swap they might not have?

Any other common issues with this sort of noise you can change with throttle on/off ??

In Topic: Lost Confidence In Handling After Clutch Change ( 2007 1.6 )

13 January 2015 - 05:03 PM

Had the wheel bearings changed yesterday as the front left would be an MOT failure.

Seems to have improved the handling esp skipping understeer at roundabouts.

In Topic: Whiring Noise, Cv Joints??

17 December 2014 - 08:06 AM

would throttle effect the noise of a wheel bearing? it's a cyclic noise rather than constant.

also noticing a fair bit of slop in the drive system, at slower speeds and more torque theres a larger jolt than i'd expect between drive and engine brake

In Topic: Lost Confidence In Handling After Clutch Change ( 2007 1.6 )

29 November 2014 - 07:38 PM

yep, it's aligned and ballanced.

did about 60 mixed miles today, temp actually got to 15c! roads were that horrid winter glistening you get.


it's responsive again, but i feel like i'm driving on 1" tyres, or solid plastic trolly wheels, skitting about all over the place, sure the roads don't help at the moment but it's got to be better than this, won't stick and dig in at all in bends, just skips across the surface.

again i'll leave it a few weeks, see if the tread pattern wears in a little now the pressures changed and see how it goes.