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Member Since 24 Aug 2012
Offline Last Active Jun 24 2013 03:55 PM

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In Topic: Mk2.5 (Style) Seems Alot Noisy Then My Old Mk1

24 June 2013 - 03:54 PM

Hi You get this a lot in zetec engines when you slightly labour the engine a slight metal knocking noise, ford say its due to the oil for zetec engines is very thin part synthetic.

test drove a 2012 with 19000 miles and did the same. if you power through the gears you wont get it.

In Topic: Removing Radio Facia

12 May 2013 - 03:56 PM



I used a tyre lever from a cycle puncture repair kit I brought from Tesco which has two plastic levers which are very useful for facia removal and repairing trim. I have removed the section around radio with the tyre lever and it was fine.

In Topic: Dab Retro Fit

22 April 2013 - 08:00 PM

DAB radio is still to take off, FM is still by far the best transmission
standard in this country and DAB doesn't sound any better than FM. Radio stations
can only make profit transmitting on FM that’s why the take up for DAB is so


In Topic: 100 Per Hour Labour, I Must Be Out Of Touch?

22 April 2013 - 04:33 PM

I was booked in for a free brake check; I asked them how
they carried out the check without taking a wheel off their reply was we forgot,
once they found an item they could charge for my safety brake check was not
carried out. I did tell them it was losing brake fluid when they found the leak
they said your brakes are fine as the clutch also uses the brake fluid and the
car stops if you hit the brake pedal..


In Topic: 100 Per Hour Labour, I Must Be Out Of Touch?

22 April 2013 - 12:12 PM



I got a local garage in Sheldon Birmingham to quote and do the work the total cost was £135, they completed it in 1.2 hour. Very please with the service. I have learnt my lesson from using these autocentre chains with there half price MOT and then they add headlight alignment never got away with a half price mot the total always comes to the original price or more...


maybe in these hard times we should go local?