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Phil 87

Member Since 03 Dec 2012
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#541869 Ebay Question

Posted by Phil 87 on 20 November 2015 - 09:02 AM

It seems like a strange request but I would probably send them a copy of the receipt if it doesn't show anything like card details (blank that part out). What they do after buying the laptop is entirely up to them. As long as you follow eBay's rules I wouldn't worry about it.

#539727 Things I Don't Like

Posted by Phil 87 on 12 November 2015 - 07:54 PM

I hate people who have there drl at full brightness when it's dark or !Removed! hids that are so bright they leave a imprint in your retina


I saw both of these after work today lol. A little Citroen C1 or something with side lights and blinding DRLs, and then I think a Nissan 4x4 which blinded me with it's lights reflecting in my wing mirror.


Also some cars with DRLs which aren't designed properly, so they don't dim when the indicators are on and you can't see that the car is indicating.

#539424 Spot The Poor German Car!

Posted by Phil 87 on 11 November 2015 - 05:54 PM

This is it, I can't listen to it, to find the exact point in the vid they say it at the moment though:



I watched it, and the part where he mentions "truth and honesty" is around 2:20. The guy looks very shifty while saying it too lol.

#538678 Things I Don't Like

Posted by Phil 87 on 09 November 2015 - 02:11 PM

^ Yeah that's always how it is when I wake up too, when I actually have nothing to do and could have a lie in I always just want to get up lol. But maybe that's because I don't have my alarm set on weekends so I wake up naturally, instead of by the 120dB noise of my phone alarm.

#538318 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Phil 87 on 07 November 2015 - 05:06 PM

My ST is the first brand new car I've ever bought and it's all the more special for it.


Same here, I like knowing that the car is all mine. The problem is that now I've owned a new car I won't want to go back to 2nd hand again.

#538287 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Phil 87 on 07 November 2015 - 02:54 PM

^ I think you might have a point there Jamie. I love my ST but when I look at how much it's costing me each month and how long is left on the loan I wonder if it's worth that amount of money. But to stay on topic, it's worth spending this much just to not be driving a Vauxhall :P

#538235 What Are The Best H7 Headlights?

Posted by Phil 87 on 07 November 2015 - 09:14 AM

^ I changed my fogs to Nightbreakers, but you're right they don't get used much and for their actual purpose the standard ones would be fine. I think it's just a bit of OCD wanting all the bulbs to be perfect haha.


And I just swapped the new Crystalvisions in, they look brighter but that could just be because I expected them to be. It's amazing how the old bulbs are really burnt out and one of them was still working. I think the only reason they fail is because eventually the heat burns through the glass and the gas escapes - the filament in the dead bulb looks fine. But that just goes to show how important it is to not touch the glass when changing the bulbs (which I didn't do).

#538153 Fiesta St + Mp215 + What Else?

Posted by Phil 87 on 06 November 2015 - 06:48 PM

^ I might end up getting them fitted then. They won't charge me because it's part of fixing the problem with the exhaust, but I'll get them to check the fitting first because the new exhaust wasn't adjusted after heating up (was cold when they gave me the car back).

#537391 Fiesta St + Mp215 + What Else?

Posted by Phil 87 on 03 November 2015 - 05:33 PM

^ My new one is the same and the old one after they adjusted it. They said the new one fit better than the old one which is promising, and I'm not sure if I heard any knocking on the way home so will see how it goes.


There's one point on my drive to work where I would always hear the other exhaust knock without fail, so if I don't hear it knock there in the morning I'll be very happy :)


Also this new one seems to make the pops on the overrun (if that's what they are) more noticeable, just revving it a bit with the door open.

#537368 Women/lasses

Posted by Phil 87 on 03 November 2015 - 04:19 PM

I think I agree, you can't beat a classic Mustang with a big V8 :). I just wouldn't have a clue how to look after a car like that, it would take a lot more work than a 1 year old Fiesta lol.

#537002 Fiesta St + Mp215 + What Else?

Posted by Phil 87 on 02 November 2015 - 12:52 PM

And am I right in thinking everyone who commented on the exhaust in this thread has the standard rubber mounts?

#536967 Things I Don't Like

Posted by Phil 87 on 02 November 2015 - 11:19 AM

I don't like the idea of heading back to the UK on Wednesday...it's sunny and 26c here in Cyprus! :(


It's foggy and 9°C here  <_<

#536913 What Do You Look For On A Mobile Phone.

Posted by Phil 87 on 02 November 2015 - 09:18 AM

I've always gone for Android although I've only had 2 smart phones since around 2011, and only budget phones. Looking for a new phone soon and the things I look for are the latest version of Android, less than £200, no stupid UI on top of the standard Android system, and some other features that my Moto E doesn't have.


I like the look of the new Moto G especially the camera and the water resistance, but one fatal flaw is that they removed the compass which is just stupid. I never really consider anything from Apple because I don't like being ripped off, and I don't particularly like iTunes (I can drag and drop mp3s onto my phone which is the way I like it).


Also battery life as you mention. My Moto E will easily last 2 days, or it will last forever with just one hour charging each morning. I'd take that over a 20 core super CPU any day.

#536909 Quick Question About Fiesta Alloys.

Posted by Phil 87 on 02 November 2015 - 09:06 AM

I had the exact same problem with an almost identical Fiesta. Two of the wheels were so badly buckled before I bought it that when I took them to a wheel repairer he couldn't balance them completely after the repair so was still left with wheel wobble. So I had the wheels swapped front to back so the best 2 wheels were at the front and this helped a lot, although one of the other wheels was slightly buckled so it wasn't perfect. I'd try that first.

#536905 Help Please! Rejection Of Ford Fiesta St On Pcp

Posted by Phil 87 on 02 November 2015 - 08:58 AM

They really screwed you over there, I hope you can get it sorted but I don't know anything about rejecting a new car.


What I would say is contact Ford customer services directly and complain about this, and do it by email so you have a record of it all. I've done this when dealing with a horrible creaking sound which turned out to be the gear linkage, and Ford were very good contacting the dealers where I had the work done and making sure it all got sorted. I even got a £75 Ford voucher becasue of the inconvenience lol.