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#517599 Guide To Fitting Mist Type Jets On Your Ford

Posted by SeanW on Yesterday, 08:24 PM

Ford suddenly put the prices up from a couple of quid each to something like £15 each

#517579 Guide To Fitting Mist Type Jets On Your Ford

Posted by SeanW on Yesterday, 07:40 PM

Lenny should come with a warning...

"Reading guides by Lenny can have a detrimental effect on your bank balance. The FOC takes no responsibility for this effect!"

#517414 Our Very Own Yplac Thread..

Posted by SeanW on Yesterday, 09:39 AM

I had to laugh yesterday

I went into Truro with a couple of shipmates. In the car park people were queueing for spaces (only a few, there was a steady flow of cars out too).

Just in front of me was a BMW Alpina (can't remember which model specifically)

Anywhoo a space opened up, he went to back in then decided not to. It was next to the back door to the Oxfam shop lol

I wasn't so fussy and nabbed the space lol

#517366 Members Mug Shots....

Posted by SeanW on Yesterday, 07:30 AM

Hehe - I did try it, but the touchscreen doesn't work so well with it lol

#517323 Members Mug Shots....

Posted by SeanW on 29 August 2015 - 09:30 PM

Very recent one of me

Yes that's Minecraft (don't judge me...blame my sister!!)

Yes that's a chuffin' huge screen (70" I think...touchscreen too!!)

It's a new presentation screen onboard ship - and I have to give a presentation in the week. So, I tried it out...then opened Minecraft and sent the above selfie to my sister lol

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#517320 Our Very Own Yplac Thread..

Posted by SeanW on 29 August 2015 - 09:24 PM

To be fair, by Italian standards, that is well parked!! :P

#516218 Are Mot Advisory's A Legal Requirement?

Posted by SeanW on 26 August 2015 - 06:23 PM

The MOT was carried out at a small independent garage. The service is being done at the local Ford dealership near me. Yeah I think at least one of these would have been picked up at the MOT. Can't help but feel there's some degree of scamming going on by someone.

Luckily I can do the brakes myself and the tyres were on my radar anyway. Its just the bushes which are a pain. That and the feeling either the previous owner or Ford are trying to screw me.

I wouldn't be surprised if Ford are bigging up some minor wear and saying it's more serious than it is.

I'd be inclined to take it to a local garage and ask them to have a look. Especially the sort of garage that relies on word of mouth
(My favoured garage doesn't advertise much - but it's always busy!)

#516004 Are Mot Advisory's A Legal Requirement?

Posted by SeanW on 26 August 2015 - 10:53 AM

If you don't mind me asking, where did you take it for a service?

If these things really do "need replacing" then they really shoukd have been picked up by the MOT Tester.

#515447 Locked My Keys In

Posted by SeanW on 24 August 2015 - 09:37 PM

I've done it before...twice...both times it was my old Punto.

I got a spare door key cut after the first time lol
(I now know just how easy it is to break into a Punto without causing any noticeable damage lol).

My ex-girlfriends mother did something similar once (also a Punto apparently...not mine lol)

Sooo...she had a spare key cut too. Only difference is that she decided that she didn't want to risk being stranded without a spare key. So she stuck it in the glovebox.

Soon realised why that was a stupid idea when she locked herself out again - "Oh I know, I'll grab the spare key from the glovebox...the glovebox inside the car...the car I can't unlock...dagnabbit*!"

(*she didn't say dagnabbit...but I don't want a slapped wrist lol)

#514590 Supermarket Fuel

Posted by SeanW on 22 August 2015 - 04:10 PM

My Focus seems happiest when run on Shell FuelSave Regular Unleaded. Which does have different additives.

Asda & Morrisons are just the basic, minimum spec at a guess. Car doesn't like those (sluggish, lumpy, noticeable even to my Mother - without knowing I'd filled up at Asda a few days before - from empty - asked me what was wrong with the car)

Sainsburys appear to use the same, if not, a similar set of additives. Tesco I can't really comment on - I very rarely fill up there.

If I can, I use Shell.

I quite often see tankers leaving the Immingam Refineries - of all brands.

#512609 Let's See Your Best Workplace Views!!

Posted by SeanW on 15 August 2015 - 10:11 PM

Hyrule gave me the idea for this thread when he mentioned he liked the views from his office window.

So, come on guys & gals (& Jeebs) - show us your office views!!

I'll kick off with a couple:
1. View from the bridge of the RFA Mounts Bay (in Falmouth)
2. View from the dock on the very same ship

(Apologies if either of them appear sideways lol)

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#512483 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by SeanW on 15 August 2015 - 11:55 AM

I googled it...and it gets worse...in order to do that you need wobbly bolts & spacers, so it isn't even a simple swapsie job!!

(I did also discover Freelander 2 wheels apparently fit the Focus Mk2 lol)

#512481 Aircon Recharge Port

Posted by SeanW on 15 August 2015 - 11:51 AM

Be wary of Kwik Fit as well.

Their "Technicians" don't know the difference between arses and elbows!!

As far as I can gather, the training course to become a Kwik Fit AC "Technician" consists of a 3 day course somewhere in Derbyshire where the aim is to turn up with the biggest hangover. They are then awarded a Diploma...

#512475 Things I Do Like

Posted by SeanW on 15 August 2015 - 11:23 AM

The one reason I'm glad I didn't go to uni. I already have enough of my own debt from car swaps and house moves but now having to pay that off, just so glad I don't have a debt for student loan

Sent from my GT-I9195 using Tapatalk

I cheated...not only was my course fully sponsored - I got a salary as well :D

(Okay, it's only a Foundation Degree & it wasn't technically a university...but students are students lol)

#512005 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by SeanW on 13 August 2015 - 09:58 PM

Obviously someone who wanted ST Wheels but couldn't afford them.

It's a bit like a bloke wearing budgie smugglers. Just because you can make them fit doesn't mean you should+!