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Andy H Dibley

Member Since 06 May 2012
Offline Last Active Aug 12 2013 10:44 AM

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In Topic: St Xenon Headlight Advice

12 August 2013 - 10:44 AM

Personally, don't go for the HID kit option if you're keeping your regular headlights. It's a terrible compromise and illegal. It won't make your car uninsured but most definitely liable to getting a tug and a lot of flashes to remind you of how much you're blinding other people!

The Xenon head lamps are projector lenses that reject upward light into on coming cars. Because a halogen bulb isn't anywhere near as bright a bog standard reflector head light doesn't cause too much grief to on coming cars. Stick a HID kit in and you'll soon be blinding lots of people.

I've been there, done it, had the tug, not worth the agro!

Get the proper lenses, at that price I would bite their hands off for them!

In Topic: Ford Fair 2013 Picture & Video Topic

12 August 2013 - 10:32 AM

i left my car door open and left the car unattended for over an hour. didnt even know the door was open - thankfully nothing in their of value and nothing got nicked!

I was watching it mate ;)

In Topic: Hesitating And Not So Good Mpg

05 August 2013 - 07:43 AM

Could be a fuel filter needing a change. I would look at that and the leads before much further. After that I'd start looking at interrogating it with a computer.

In Topic: Faulty Air Con

05 August 2013 - 07:27 AM

The clicking you're describing is the clutch on the air con compressor coming it. It makes a click as it engages, it'll then disengage after a while once the system realises there is no gas in it to compress. On my 2000 Mondeo, the system wouldn't come on at all as there was a low pressure switch that stopped it functioning below a certain pressure.

You've got a couple of options, get it re gassed, this will mean the compressor is doing something and should stop it coming in and out. Alternatively, and this is going on old knowledge, remove the A/C fuse and forget about it. My Mondeo had a fuse dedicated to the A/C and once I pulled it I had no grief.

Just some things to think of though before you shell out for a regas. If the system hasn't been used for a while then you could find the O-Ring seals have perished on the pipes. These will leak once the new gas has been installed. The other possibility is the condenser that sits in front of the radiator has perished as well.

In Topic: Who's Going To Ford Fair Then?

05 August 2013 - 07:11 AM

Myself, iNath and jmbrown91 will be there with both my focus and james' focus on stand :)

Is that James Rosier?

I think last year I aimed to at least be in the queue by 8, but it's manic getting it. Just make sure you read the bit of paper that came with your tickets and you're in the right lane.

I was going to arrange a convoy but I don't think anyone is coming my way (up the M40)