I would play them, I would slowly layer up underneath and play this game for the long haul. Play the fact that your pregnant, make it convincing, then one day just dont turn up to work. Then, come in later that afternoon and just get on with work....
Then when they ask what happened with the baby, tell them you gave birth to it, but didnt want it, so left it in a phonebox just down the road on your way in. If they want to go see it, then they should head off quick.
Then stick a sign in the postbox saying "**** off and mind your own damn business"
- well thats what I would do anyway...
Just a guess...but I don't think you would fool many people with that Jeebs...ya know, you being a bloke and all...
On more than one occasion people have spread rumours that I'm !Removed! (I'm not - sorry FOC !Removed! community )
Just laughed it off - because I did genuinely find it funny that people !Removed!-footed around me. I've been called worse lol
got a good bargain there Sean.
I was thinking about a towbar for my focus (mk2.5 2009 1.6 zetec) but was not sure if it would be up to pulling a small trailer or if it would take too much out of the engine/clutch? A Towbar is a handy thing to have on a car.
what is your focus version and let me know how you find it towing.
Mine is the 1.8 petrol.
The only thing I've towed so far is a boat - that and the trailer was probably only around 200kg
Seemed fine though. Took it easy because I didn't fancy knackering the boat on the potholes lol
The 1.6 tdci should be easy up to the job. Good low-down torque being a diseasal lol
I started fitting it at half-9 this morning...finally finished about 4pm lol
I didn't bother cutting the flap either - put a bit of gaffa tape to reduce any potential irritating vibrations lol
Wiring was a pig!! Thought it'd be easy to do - wrrooonnngg lol
I didn't bother with Scotch locks. Stripped the insulation off and taped it up good and proper (don't like soldering - too awkward to get into and I'm scared of burning stuff lol). I've used this method for everything else (parking sensors, dashcam, DRLs) with no problems at all)
I did forget to pick up my fuses this morning - so it still needs testing lol
So, I've just bought a new towbar for the car. Useful for oiking boats around (I'm a Sea Cadet Instructor, and our heaviest trailered boat is under 500kg - even with a trailer it comes in under 750kg).
Spotted one on ebay at £70, reduced from £198. Thought the original price was a bit inflated for a no-brand cheap Chinese import, but worth a punt for £70.
The picture on the listing is just a general one that they use on most of their ads so didn't pay any attention to it.
Well, it arrived today. Imagine my surprise when it turned out to be a Witter towbar, with towball & electrics kit. Only thing missing was a bypass relay - but picked that up for another £15 after being advised to fit one (messaged them).
Re: heated windscreen - look at the windscreen itself. If it has a thin wiggly black wire running through the glass, then yes it is heated.
The steering is a dual system - having both hydraulic and electric assist. My first thought would be to check the fuses and then the hydraulic fluid. There haven't been many complaints about the steering on these from forum users.
ESP might be related. However, it might be worth seeing if it's actually turned off (steering wheel menu). Or, again fuses.
It sounds as though the previous owner has played with the electrics.
For the radio - Halfords quite often have loom adapters for big-brand headunits and common cars. Failing that, ebay.
I'd certainly be giving a thorough service at the very least. Hopefully it won't be too expensive!!