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SeanW

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#426441 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by SeanW on 08 November 2014 - 12:54 AM

It worked perfectly...sometimes :P

2 thermostats,
A few wishbones (integrated balljoint - one new was faulty)
FNS hub carrier
Waterpump (timing belt done as a precaution)
Pair of front springs (one snapped, potholes)
Pair of front brake lines (error on young mechanics part)
2 confirmed headgaskets, one with replacement head, crank sensor and water pump
Gearbox whining more than my sister
Windscreen (not sure, but I think it was thermal shock)
Rocker gasket leaked
Couple of new sills
Both front seats had snapped frames
Rear NS wheel replaced (slid on black ice, not the cars fault)
Various electrical gremlins (headlights randomly failed, horn occasionally sounded like a goose being molested etc)

Pretty sure the heater matrix had a slight leak allowing air in
Headgasket had gone for the third time, but I didn't get that done
Almost certain the sump was porus too

I had that little motor 3 years lol
It was great fun hooning around in it, it was typical Italian - all noise, and show for not much go but still entertaining.

The Focus is much more refined, a much more technical drive that leaves you satisfied after a good drive....rather than the Punto which was occasionally scary lol


#426415 Focus Mk2.5 Parking Sensors

Posted by SeanW on 07 November 2014 - 11:44 PM

If the light comes on, your switch is probably fine

Ideally, you need to find the control unit for the sensors.

No noise is either no power or just really, really quiet.

Look under your bumper and follow the wires. I'd take a guess that they're threaded through the NS reverse light grommit. If it was me who'd done the install, your box would be tucked in behind the NS boot side lining (it's conveniently located and reasonably well protected). I don't know where anyone else would have stuck it though...

Check that the unit is still wired in properly and see if there are any inline fuses.
The unit should have a feed from the reverse light wiring somewhere and an earthed wire.


#426393 What Could You Share?

Posted by SeanW on 07 November 2014 - 09:55 PM

Is that a threat, punishment or promise? :P


#426332 What Could You Share?

Posted by SeanW on 07 November 2014 - 07:03 PM

I think we're slipping off topic quite a bit here lol

Noo...not really...we're err...offering English Lit advice & guidance...maybe lol


#426323 Guide: Fitting Footwell Lighting To Your Ford

Posted by SeanW on 07 November 2014 - 06:51 PM

OH sweet Jesus Christ!!
This guys your friend???

Yep lol

He's actually a really nice guy...not that stops me ribbing him something chronic :P (good job his wife loves me, I can get away with it lol)

That man does two of the things I truly dislike on the road.

He prefers coach driver...not that it makes any difference lol


#426319 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by SeanW on 07 November 2014 - 06:47 PM

Not a vauxhall but found this piece of crap parked infront of me today:
 
Chav bodykit,ridicously lowered and stupid bumper stickers:
 
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Pity...I quite like the Mk2 Punto :(

My old one is still around...with chavvy alloys, disco light headunit and shockingly bad paintwork (it was only really bad when I sold it lol)


#426175 Guide: Fitting Footwell Lighting To Your Ford

Posted by SeanW on 07 November 2014 - 10:22 AM

To make things even worse - he's also a bus driver :D


#426156 What Could You Share?

Posted by SeanW on 07 November 2014 - 09:21 AM

And when they ask the authors about their symbolism yadda yadda yadda, they turn round and say "Err...no, I wrote it like that 'cos it sounded good!"


#426121 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by SeanW on 07 November 2014 - 12:18 AM

Yeah probably

They say "I hope that I come back as a Ford!!" as they roll


#426117 Guide: Fitting Footwell Lighting To Your Ford

Posted by SeanW on 07 November 2014 - 12:12 AM

He's renting it as a taxi so can't really do it unless he gets authorisation from his boss/car owners

I'll just keep reminding him that I have 'em and he hasn't lol


#425862 Heater Resistor 2007 Titanium

Posted by SeanW on 06 November 2014 - 11:48 AM

Looking at the Haynes Manual

You need to remove the fuse/junction box & the glovebox

The resistor should then be easy to spot...but the picture in the HM isn't exactly clear


#425766 Guide For Fitting Daytime Running Lights Focus Mk2.5

Posted by SeanW on 05 November 2014 - 09:45 PM

You didn't keep the old ones then? Lol


#425734 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by SeanW on 05 November 2014 - 08:49 PM

Shed?
I thought somebody had sprayed a shopping trolley black!!


#425665 Silly Question Really

Posted by SeanW on 05 November 2014 - 05:50 PM

They're not illegal if they are fitted with a ballast, self levelling and washer systems. They also can't be retrofitted into a standard reflector headlight

Think I've covered the main points


#425592 Dash Camera

Posted by SeanW on 05 November 2014 - 12:56 PM

I think it was a fair trade lol