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#489264 Things I Don't Like

Posted by SeanW on Yesterday, 11:41 AM

It's one of my very few vices...I like my gadgets - and love contract upgrade time...I'm a salesmans dream lol

Things I don't like: Doctors offering to prescribe antibiotics for something they've just told you is viral.

#488865 Quickie On Running Lights

Posted by SeanW on 23 May 2015 - 08:01 PM

I quite like my DRL's (Thanks Lenny :D)


Even better, the insurance company didn't charge me any extra for them :P

#488619 Subtle Hint

Posted by SeanW on 22 May 2015 - 08:36 PM

Grandpa Jeebs? I think a lot of people are older than him on here!

Sent via the 'Clacks'


True, but he rants like a proper old man :D

#488499 Subtle Hint

Posted by SeanW on 22 May 2015 - 01:37 PM

If we have Uncle Stoney, then do we have Grandpa Jeebs? :D

#487482 Whats Wrong With Kwik Fit Anyway? - Where Do We Start!?!

Posted by SeanW on 19 May 2015 - 08:57 AM

Had an argument with them over my AC.

Took it in for a regas (special offer). It was working, just not very well.

They hooked it up to the machine, drained it and did a pressure/leak test and it wouldn't hold. No obvious signs of a leak...soo they drained it again and pulled it back around for me.

(The technician was an 18 yo lass who had just returned to work after doing her AC Tech course)
"It won't take it, mate. We can't see any obvious leaks - I reckon it might be your compressor!"
"Right. So, now what?"
"Well, we can get our Master Tech to look at it for you"
"How much will that cost me?"
"£35 for him to do diagnostics and maybe £450+VAT for a new compressor"
"No thanks."
"Don't mind, we can book him for you and..."
"No. My compressor is fine."
"I don't think so - I tried running it on the way round and it won't kick in!"
"You say the system is empty?"
"Then it won't work will it?!"
"It should do - should still engage the compressor!"
"And f*** the compressor? No. The system has a low pressure auto-cut off...
"But it should still engage!"
"...that prevents the compressor engaging with no gas - because the gas also has the oil in it!"
"But it should still engage!"
"I'll take it somewhere else..."
"Oh. Well, there's no charge"

You can probably guess what thought I had there...

Went round the corner later that day, 10 minutes before closing and they did the leak test twice (I explained the above and the chap tried his best not to say anything lol). Filled it up and whaddya know...it worked perfectly!! Popped in a week later for a quick pressure check - perfect!!

#487478 Photo Location Game

Posted by SeanW on 19 May 2015 - 08:37 AM

Damn I could have done this yesterday as I was in Cleethorpes...

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That's my neck of the woods (well, Grimsby) lol

I'm currently in Blackpool though lol

#487474 2006 Mk2 Towbar Fitting.

Posted by SeanW on 19 May 2015 - 08:23 AM

It's recommended that you fit one.

Grab a multimeter and unplug the lights. Probe each contact on the plugs to determine which wire controls what light. Easy enough to splice in.

I picked up a 12v feed from the offside - the loom for an extra 12v plug was there (fuse rating for that was higher than the fuse rating for the relay kit, so perfectly adequate)

#485677 Photo Location Game

Posted by SeanW on 13 May 2015 - 12:12 PM

If only I wasn't ill - good potential for this one

#485099 Hello All, Advice Needed Please!

Posted by SeanW on 12 May 2015 - 06:55 AM

Don't know about it being included on the Zetec, but it's a reasonably easy and common mod to make.

Have a wee look around in the Focus section aa well ,

#484740 Things I Don't Like

Posted by SeanW on 10 May 2015 - 09:43 PM

I detest cheaters! (I'll leave that there - personal experience and internet rants...)

I did have an interesting chat with a few Omani sailors once. The topic of multiple wives cropped up (as it does).

I nearly wet myself laughing when one guy turned round and said "WHAT? MORE THAN ONE WIFE? Oohhh no!! It's bad enough with just one!! What would I want a second for?"

British chap I was with replied "Because you can?"
"Yeah - but it's hard enough pleasing just the one wife, never mind anymore!!"

Love the Omani sailors - real nice bunch of guys

#483301 Club Lanyards?

Posted by SeanW on 07 May 2015 - 08:36 AM

Haha - I do have a good little collection starting

Yes please bud - stick me down for 2 no.1's please

#483273 Club Lanyards?

Posted by SeanW on 06 May 2015 - 11:31 PM

If the list for design 1 gets near to the minimum order no. I might be persuaded to purchase a couple. It'll go with my several Blackpool "STUDENT" ones, the old Sea Cadets one, the new Sea Cadets one and the RFA one I have lol
(Only purchased the old Sea Cadet one - the rest have been gifts lol)

#483269 Things I Don't Like

Posted by SeanW on 06 May 2015 - 11:28 PM

I have a Minion air freshner at the moment :D

#483089 I Need Advice Asap. (Disabled Parent Only Transport)

Posted by SeanW on 06 May 2015 - 12:03 PM

Tend to find on here that if people don't have an answer/idea then they won't post.  This helps avoid clogging threads up with lots of "Sorry mate, dunno" or "Can't help ya bud" posts.


Personally, I'd be inclined to replace the sensor, and leave the battery disconnected for a bit (cuppa, sandwich and a toilet trip) to see if that resets it

#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.