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#464545 Ford Owners Club Stickers

Posted by SeanW on 12 March 2015 - 09:51 AM

It's a well known fact that each sticker adds 168hp and improves handling by 200%

Okay...maybe not...but they do look good :D

And the discount card also work on top of other offers - so Halfords CAN be cheaper!!

#464441 Cops

Posted by SeanW on 11 March 2015 - 10:42 PM

i wouldn't of cared but the fact I was in pjs it was awkward

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Just be glad you were wearing PJ's lol

#464437 Clarkson In Trouble Again - RIP Top Gear

Posted by SeanW on 11 March 2015 - 10:31 PM

I feel sorry for the Stig.
They'll have a hard job preparing him for release back into the wild. :D

A Sheikh has offered him a home at an undisclosed UAE race track. He will be well looked after and have a variety of fast cars to play with.

(The above is quite possibly, maybe definitely made up BS lol)

#463525 Rumors !

Posted by SeanW on 10 March 2015 - 09:28 AM

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 :P)
Just laughed it off - because I did genuinely find it funny that people !Removed!-footed around me. I've been called worse lol

#463250 Couple Of Quick Questions...

Posted by SeanW on 09 March 2015 - 06:40 PM

they go for red as its a nice warming glow on the car while your inside, supposed to make you feel warm and fuzzy inside lol

It also has the minimum effect on night vision

#462955 New Towbar...bargain!!

Posted by SeanW on 09 March 2015 - 09:14 AM

 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

#462739 Awkward Conversations...

Posted by SeanW on 08 March 2015 - 07:17 PM

At least when I borrow a driveway, it belongs to friends of mine lol

However, I've recently gained access to a workshop with a pit for occasional personal use and whenever needed for my Sea Cadet boats lol

#462356 New Towbar...bargain!!

Posted by SeanW on 07 March 2015 - 09:51 PM

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

Do it tomorrow when I swipe a boat lol

#462104 Day Time Running Lights

Posted by SeanW on 06 March 2015 - 11:41 PM

Tesco make it up as they go along, I'm sure of it!!

#462061 Basic Supplies

Posted by SeanW on 06 March 2015 - 10:08 PM

Brodit Phone mount in the car - definitely worth the premium!!


www.drivesafeandlegal.co.uk offer some of the best prices I've seen on brand new Brodit mounts


I'd also add a roll of kitchen towel into the boot and a pocket-pack of tissues in the glove box.

Also handy to keep a microfibre/glass cloth up front somewhere as well (drivers door card)

#462055 Day Time Running Lights

Posted by SeanW on 06 March 2015 - 10:00 PM

How come the insurers won't let you?

#461946 New Towbar...bargain!!

Posted by SeanW on 06 March 2015 - 07:08 PM

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).


Not bad going, eh?!


This is the one:


#461010 New Gps Tracker Has Arrived...

Posted by SeanW on 04 March 2015 - 12:19 PM

Disabling the apps also prevents them running in the background - should extend battery life too

#460970 New Gps Tracker Has Arrived...

Posted by SeanW on 04 March 2015 - 10:27 AM

Being Android, you can disable all of the other apps too (the standard ones that come pre-installed).

#460223 A Few Questions About My New Mk2

Posted by SeanW on 02 March 2015 - 12:36 PM

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!!