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SeanW

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#482022 Rear Bumper Repair, What Are My Chances?

Posted by SeanW on 03 May 2015 - 09:29 AM

A bodyshop would probably charge around £100 to paint a new bumper.

Euro Car Parts sell insurance approved parts - including rear bumpers.

When I replaced mine the chap at the bodyshop was telling me that the ECP ones were among the best pattern parts he'd come across. And they were reasonably priced.


#480930 Interior Cleaning

Posted by SeanW on 29 April 2015 - 01:44 PM

It's good stuff!!

 

I used it to clean the webbing & padding on a rucksack last week - amazing how dirty these things can get (it's only what, 13 years old? Not really used for camping - more for going on courses with Cadets lol)




#479878 Help Please, Galaxy Fire!

Posted by SeanW on 26 April 2015 - 02:23 PM

Bit of T-cut...that'll buff out

(Too soon? Lol)


#479710 Things I Don't Like

Posted by SeanW on 25 April 2015 - 08:42 PM

Planning to wash the car then finding that it's raining


Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC mobile app

That should be in the Like thread - Mother Nature did it for you :-D

 

Force of the rain earlier was near enough equal that of a pressure washer lol

 

I actually like doing housework, you can see what you've done and get a sense of achievement, much nicer to be in a clean house as well...what I don't like is people coming home and ruining it a few hours later, I'm sure there's some sort of mess explosion happening immediately when they come back. :lol:

If you wouldn't mind nipping up to Grimsby - I'll meet you at Sainsbury's and you can crack on...my Mother won't complain either lol




#479438 Subtle Hint

Posted by SeanW on 24 April 2015 - 07:54 PM

Your doggy passengers get better travel arrangements than most human passengers lol


#479432 Head Gasket Price

Posted by SeanW on 24 April 2015 - 07:50 PM

By the sounds of it the car will be dead before it needs anti freeze.

Such a positive soul, eh Matt?! Lol


#479329 Head Gasket Price

Posted by SeanW on 24 April 2015 - 02:37 PM

Compression test will usually indicate which cylinder the HG has failed on.

 

There are other tests that can be done.

 

As for topping up with water - I hope you're using the correct Anti-freeze/coolant to water mix?




#479017 Club Lanyards?

Posted by SeanW on 23 April 2015 - 10:00 AM

They're listed in my order of preference lol
1 is my favourite and 4 is my least favourite lol


#478872 Club Lanyards?

Posted by SeanW on 22 April 2015 - 06:24 PM

If they do become available, I hope they're not over-priced!!

 

(Example - the Richbrook Seat Cover is £25 delivered from Richbrook directly or £23 on their Amazon outlet - as opposed to the £30 from the Forum Shop)




#478783 Subtle Hint

Posted by SeanW on 22 April 2015 - 12:38 PM

I've had a set of the knobs for sale for a while

Hadn't noticed lol

*Goes looking...*




#478781 Head Gasket Price

Posted by SeanW on 22 April 2015 - 12:36 PM

I may be completely wrong here - but I can't see how a breather pipe would cause cutting out?

 

Anyway - if you go to the Ford Etis website, you can generate a service schedule for your car (doesn't always work with Chrome - but does work with Internet Explorer).

 

If you've not witnessed the car overheating under normal usage, then I'd be willing to put money on it being fine.  And you've said your oil looks good and is at the right level.  If you start getting a loss of power, rough running/misfire and a mayonnaise like substance in your oil (a little bit around filler cap/dipstick opening in winter isn't anything to worry about) then yeah, I'd say your HG had gone.

 

As has been said, you're looking at a hefty bill if it does go.  The Mk2 Punto (1.2l 8v engine) generally costs around £300-£400.  I would imagine the Fiesta to be at the £400 minimum for a proper job.




#478660 Most Expensive Focus Ever!

Posted by SeanW on 21 April 2015 - 11:43 PM

£110k for that?

 

Reckon my Focus must be worth around £80k based on their pricing...willing to accept offers of around £70k for it :D (Okay, £65k - it would benefit from a little work around the front end lol)

 

Only one careful(ish) Owner...doubt the drivers of it were (ex-hire car)

As for the current owner...well...it only took me 2 weeks to crash it lol




#478659 Head Gasket Price

Posted by SeanW on 21 April 2015 - 11:36 PM

Sounds like he's dumped a bottle of Rad-Weld or K-Seal in there.

Is that the 1.6 Petrol?

 

It sounds dubious.

 

Head gaskets normally fail for a reason - they're not really a wear and tear item.  

 

Personally, I'd be inclined to dump out the coolant, flush it all through and replace it.  One of the common reasons for HG failure is over heating.  Especially on cars with heads made of chocolate (Mk2 Punto springs to mind...)  So long as the car is well maintained, it should be okay.  The coolant change/flush and an oil change (with filter) is easily DIY'able and doesn't take long.

 

Whilst your at it, I'd also be inclined to find a new garage!!  Family or not




#478237 Subtle Hint

Posted by SeanW on 20 April 2015 - 06:10 PM

Would this go with the (not so) subtle post in another thread which said "Brand new ST3"?


#478236 Head Gasket Price

Posted by SeanW on 20 April 2015 - 06:08 PM

In my experience, the HG tends to just go. Who told you it was on its way out?

And what engine is it?