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#343040 Facelift Focus - Mk3.5

Posted by SeanW on 15 March 2014 - 09:48 AM

Already had calls from people who found me on the "national accident database" - I have my own solicitor with the insurance policy, will leave them to it!

I got one phone call - the interest level dropped when I said I wasn't injured, just shaken up and then it disappeared completely when I pointed out that it was 100% my fault (although that parked car sped at me, hit me and drove off in the other direction :wacko:

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#341057 Facelift Focus - Mk3.5

Posted by SeanW on 10 March 2014 - 05:04 PM

Not my cuppa tea if I'm honest...

Looks like a gormless fish! That and the rear lights still project up the side of the car in a somewhat phallic way

I reckon the Mk2.5 was the best looking Focus

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#326759 How To Test Quickclear Front Screen

Posted by SeanW on 27 January 2014 - 10:24 PM

With a fogged up screen, turn it on. Don't turn the blower on. Look at the edges of the screen as it clears. There should be a border where the wires don't quite reache the outer edge of the screen.

Also, the fact it clears with the button pressed and no blower would also indicate it works.

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#326758 When Was The First Driving Lesson?

Posted by SeanW on 27 January 2014 - 10:19 PM

I passed my test 4th time round...I don't like prime numbers!! (That's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it!!)

1st time: serious fault for "obstructing the flow of traffic". I turned a corner to find a car in the middle of the road with the boot lid open. The driver got in, so I figured he was moving into the space just ahead of him (no room to pass otherwise). He didn't. As the examiner said he didn't think we were going to get through any time soon, I'd best reverse back out - 2 cars came round the corner. My instructor (certified examiner too) had been sat in the back wasn't happy with his assessment as it wasn't my fault the git was in the road. 30 seconds earlier and I would have been oit of there. 30 seconds later, the other cars would have been there and the exminer would probably have told me to take next left instead.

2nd time: 1 dangerous, 1 serious, nerves got the better of me. Dangerous was on a roundabout, missed a car coming round - examiner sort of said oh bother and go quick. I then cocked up a bay park and nearly twatted another car. Seeing as I didn't hit it and I'd already failed - he marked it as a serious lol. He was actually a nice bloke

3rd time: 1 & a half serious. (Same examiner as 1st time). I was asked to continue straight on through a set of lights, which necessitated moving to the right hand lane. Traffic was incredibly heavy and I eventually got let in. He didn't mark anything on his sheet at this point. On the home stretch, he told me I did an un-authorised emergency stop (I slowed down to let a truck through a gap). Apparently he KNEW the truck was going to pull out on me and so should I. As such I should have slowed down earlier. He then wrote down the 1st incident as a serious...turns out for one serious, they have to write a report...

4th time: 1 minor. Same examiner as 1 and 3...plus an independent standards assessor. Turns out there was an examiner who was deemed to be overzealous in bis assessments...guess who that was?! This time, the miserable git was cheery amd chatty. When he told me I'd passed, I made a quip about failing 3 times - twice with him. I actually thought the minor was going to be clipping a kerb as I moved over to let an ambulance through. Turns out he was too focused on where the siren was to notice lol
I got the minor for innapropriate speed and gearing going round a bend

TL; DR? 1 arsey examiner and nerves!

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#323974 Happy Birthday Lenny

Posted by SeanW on 20 January 2014 - 10:00 PM

Might be a tad premature...but...

Congratulations on surviving another year ;-)

(There's still time to get yourself into trouble, right Vicki?! :-P)

Happy birthday for the morning bud!

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#319570 What Pet Do You Own

Posted by SeanW on 09 January 2014 - 09:49 AM

A grumpy old cockatial called Charlie

He doesn't fly very well anymore, but is quite content walking around instead.

We acquired him from sisters ex. He moved in with us after being evicted - realised how little he cared for Charlie, so we told him the bird was staying with us!

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#317757 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by SeanW on 04 January 2014 - 10:11 AM

My thoughts are with you at this difficult time

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#316939 Hobbies And Intrest's

Posted by SeanW on 02 January 2014 - 10:47 AM

No real hobbies at the moment...again, not enough time to do any really.

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#316738 What Tyres For My Focus?

Posted by SeanW on 01 January 2014 - 01:37 PM

Have a looksee on the cashback websites. I got 6% cashback on 4 ZZ3'S (As per Stoney's recommendation). I ended up going through Tyreshopper for the best price. Think it was around the 70 quid a corner mark. (Can't remember exactly - had 4 months at sea since then lol)

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#298332 Dilema Time Some Advice Needed Please

Posted by SeanW on 21 October 2013 - 11:57 AM

When you decide, stick a picture up - I'm curious as to how it'll look against the Avalon lol

#291857 Rug Doctor Review Cleanng Car Interior

Posted by SeanW on 23 September 2013 - 06:34 AM

I used a Rug Doctor when I left my flat. Still had half a bottle of carpet cleaner left, so I used it on the car mats and carpet. Also did the seats - carpet cleaner worked fine. No anti-foam needed.

I know it says that you should use the right product for your needs...but I figured it was worth a shot lol

#290320 Enough Lights?

Posted by SeanW on 15 September 2013 - 10:39 AM


Not even a Vauxhall deserves that!!

#281297 Foc Official Corsa Bashing Thread

Posted by SeanW on 10 August 2013 - 12:33 PM

I'd much rather be seen in nothing but a pink tutu and fairy wings than be seen in a Corsa!!

#280980 Other Cars

Posted by SeanW on 08 August 2013 - 10:10 PM

My last car was a Fiat Punto - loved it!! Crackin' little motor - wouldn't say no to another Fiat one day (except the 500 in any form!!)

Other than that, not really sure. I do love my Focus (and my other half's Fiesta lol).

My Dad wants a Galaxy (somehow Mum's instructions to look for a SMALL runabout has evaded him). He currently has a Hyundai Matrix.

#278607 What Tyres Do People Recommend?

Posted by SeanW on 30 July 2013 - 02:04 PM

Getting me a set of those fitted tomorrow morning!!