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stef123

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#352410 So Who's Got A Pcc In Their Area?

Posted by stef123 on 09 April 2014 - 11:11 PM

The bit is Clive they have put them up in some of the worst areas. They will go back in a few hours and it might still be there in some form if they are lucky.

I'm still absolutely creased by it. This must be the result of budget cuts


#352406 So Who's Got A Pcc In Their Area?

Posted by stef123 on 09 April 2014 - 11:05 PM

Well there have been a number of these spotted in my area recently.. Police Cardboard Constables!

So far I haven't seen any with body parts drawn on them but rumour has it that one was disappearing in the back of a van last night. I might need to get the paint marker out :lol:

What will they think of next.

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#351188 Why Bikers Have A Bad Reputation

Posted by stef123 on 06 April 2014 - 06:01 AM

Looks like it was a zx6r then! Anyone noticed how bad his boots are!! They look horrendous!

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#351150 Halfrauds

Posted by stef123 on 05 April 2014 - 10:54 PM

is it any coincidence that i have seen a huge rise in badly fitted headlight bulbs since Halfords started offering a fitting service..............nah, i didnt think so either :)
 
im amazed at the number of people that dont bother going back to get a refund once i tell them i need to fit the bulbs correctly....


:lol:

I'm more amazed at the amount of people who can't fit a headlight bulb, I mean if halfords can fit a bulb anyone can!


#351107 Why Bikers Have A Bad Reputation

Posted by stef123 on 05 April 2014 - 07:46 PM

The definitive example of perceived ability vs actual ability.
!Removed! poor hazard perception.
I'm a biker through and through, pains me to see this.


Absolutely.
Let's be totally honest though, how many bikers (myself included) have come into a bend far too fast and the only option is to cut it wide because leaning in isn't enough?
I'm not defending the guy and I can only imagine that guy has ridden that road before so probably knows the layout so it should have been totally avoidable.

I suspect many who slate us bikers have never even been on a bike so have no idea of the decisions and actions we sometimes have to take and some of those being with only a split second to decide. Even just a drain cover or painted line can make us change position - something most 'car' drivers would think nothing of.


#349715 Clutch Help Please

Posted by stef123 on 01 April 2014 - 12:54 PM

I was looking at carparts4less.


#349267 Clutch Help Please

Posted by stef123 on 31 March 2014 - 02:10 PM

Why not have a look at the gearbox?

The concentric slave cylinder will have a hydraulic pipe going into it and not much to see. The normal type release bearing may well be hydraulic but there will be a fork on the gearbox.


#346475 Leaving Car In Gear

Posted by stef123 on 23 March 2014 - 09:57 PM

It's great doing it to someone that doesn't leave theirs in gear!


#346232 Difference Between Rotors Temperature

Posted by stef123 on 23 March 2014 - 02:45 PM

Lol, one of the mrs family members was over visiting from Canada a little time ago. She mentioned about her car going into the dealer to have the rotors cleaned.. I had to get up and walk out! You can just imagine the accent and how it sounded.

I would allow for some difference in temp until the pads and discs are all fully bedded in. Your never going to have your discs at the same temperature anyway as it depends on several factors.


#341715 Rear Noise

Posted by stef123 on 11 March 2014 - 10:00 PM

It's not unknown for tyres to make a noise which can be described as a bad wheel bearing. Swap the tyres round and see what happens


#341553 Fuel Filter Replacement

Posted by stef123 on 11 March 2014 - 06:33 PM

Does the tddi engine use the same type canister fulter as the tdci?

If so, have a look at the guide in my signature. No need to depressurise anything


#340696 Rear Bearings

Posted by stef123 on 09 March 2014 - 06:27 PM

Hub for both drum or disk either way the hub rusts on and can be a sod to get off

 

The hub rusts on to what? I have yet to change a bearing on any car that the hub has seized onto anything




#340695 Ford Focus Front Caliper

Posted by stef123 on 09 March 2014 - 06:25 PM

It happened on my old mk1 and I have heard about it on a few others. Its not strictly a ford problem, I have changed a few calipers now due to them seizing up. It can take out the wheel bearing sometimes so thats one to be aware of.

 

I have yet to see a hose melt though..




#340332 Cat Removal Need Help

Posted by stef123 on 08 March 2014 - 08:24 PM

are you using 6 or 12 point sockets? try a 6, i always find they dont slip as much (i said i find - i dont want some physics person coming stating why it makes no difference!) hahaa
 
have you got an impact gun or anything like that?


Your absolutely right, a 6 point hex can apply much more torque without rounding the corners off. I never use 12 point sockets unless it's for a 12 point bi hex nut or bolt. Absolutely useless for rusted or seized bolts.


#340260 Done My Good Deed This Weekend, What's Yours?

Posted by stef123 on 08 March 2014 - 06:17 PM

Was at tesco in Dundee earlier picking someone up, minding my own business when the 12 plate Vw scirocco parked next to me decided to go for a roll!
I figured that as it wasn't a vauxhall I would jump out and save it from hitting another car (mondeo).. I managed to stop it and tried to push it back into the space a bit and hold onto it but then the alarm started going off! So I'm standing in the middle of a car park holding a car looking like an idiot hoping the owner turns up soon!
About a minute later the young guy appeared looking like he had just had a brown trouser moment! He was very grateful that I had saved his car and admitted to being so stupid!

I couldn't just sit in the car and let it happen, I would have filmed it though if it was a vauxhall :lol: