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#353889 Engine Management Light On For 5 Years

Posted by stevegtuk on 15 April 2014 - 09:44 AM

Easier to take the clocks off and stab the bulb out for a car like that.


That only works if the person you are selling the car to is not aware the light should come on when you turn the ignition on :lol:

#352378 Snap On Solus Ultra Predicts....

Posted by stevegtuk on 09 April 2014 - 09:58 PM

quite a lot of codes anybody have any quick fixes

scrappers would be the quickest fix :lol:


sorry couldn't resist


have you looked up what all those codes mean?

#349262 How To Lock The Doors From Inside?

Posted by stevegtuk on 31 March 2014 - 02:02 PM

the lock is just above the handle.



#343265 How To Correctly Use 'touch-Up Paint' On Scratches.

Posted by stevegtuk on 15 March 2014 - 09:13 PM

I use a spray can and an small artist brush.


Spray the paint into the lid then use the artist brush to apply it. I find its so much easier with a smaller brush to do the small stone chips and a damn sight cheaper than the touch up brushes.

#338801 Tip For Removing Stones From Tyres

Posted by stevegtuk on 04 March 2014 - 08:44 PM

I just use my car key

Yep me too :lol:

#335147 Got A Mondeo... Couple Of Small Problems.

Posted by stevegtuk on 22 February 2014 - 09:12 PM

it will be a mk3 prefacelift model.


With regards to the seat . The cog on the motor is plastic and well known to go. There are usually metal replacements available on ebay.


Im no sure about the starter problem, although alot of times when things like this are mentioned on the mondy tdcis, the DMF on its way out is often the first thing people say

#332232 I Hate Car Insurance

Posted by stevegtuk on 13 February 2014 - 10:39 PM

25 and all they wanted was £700? Arent you the lucky one.


Im 41, 14 years no claims, no points and the cars garaged and my cheapest quote was £610 last year. I dread to think what it is this year

#325181 Biexeon Headlight Conversion Mot

Posted by stevegtuk on 23 January 2014 - 11:24 PM

The other option is to look round the scrappers for a car that has them alreayd and take the bumper with the jets already and the other parts needed.


heres a guide to do the lights



#325160 Thermostat Replacement Guide...

Posted by stevegtuk on 23 January 2014 - 10:57 PM

As colin said check out




thanks to the members of talkford and stdrivers.

#312736 Would You Shop A Drink-Driver For 1000?

Posted by stevegtuk on 17 December 2013 - 10:07 AM

What really irritates me is the persistent drink drivers who don't lose their license because their bleeding heart brief claims it will cause 'hardship'. Really? What about the 'hardship' these irresponsible goons could inflict on their potential victims? :angry:


First offence should be automatic ban as well as the fine, no ifs, no buts. Second offence? Mandatory prison sentence, seeing as you didn't get the message first time around.



Although there are some that do lose their licence still carry on driving anyway :angry:

#312694 Nitrogen Filled Tyres

Posted by stevegtuk on 16 December 2013 - 11:36 PM

Personaly I think its just a con. All it will do is make people think they dont need to check their tyre pressure because it supposedly wont go down, so, as tiff pointed out at the end they wot know if they have a slow puncture or a leak.


Also if you do check the pressure regularly, each time you stick the pressure gauge on, a little air always leaks out, so you either leave it or top it up. unless you go back and pay another £1.50 you will put fresh air in so will defeat the idea of nitrogen anyway.

#312690 Would You Shop A Drink-Driver For 1000?

Posted by stevegtuk on 16 December 2013 - 11:27 PM

Would have done it for free but if they want to pay me £1000 for it who am i to argue :lol:


If people want to drink either get someone who wont drink to drive or take a taxi,,,,,, simples :)


When it comes to friends or relatives. People shouldnt need to call the police because if they care about them that much they'd stop the friend or relative from driving anyway.

#305635 The Ultimate Reverse Bulb 6000Kelvin (55Watt Equivalent)

Posted by stevegtuk on 15 November 2013 - 11:13 AM

This is the ultimate reversing light :lol: reverselight3.jpg reverselight2.jpg

#304419 Winter Tyres

Posted by stevegtuk on 11 November 2013 - 02:52 PM


I have driven on summer tyres and all season tyres my good man and neither can compare to winter tyres, it doesn't even have to be snowing. And i did this with a car that had no driver aid, no ABS, no traction control and no power steering and i stand by my word, summer or all season cannot compare to winter tyres in winter furthermore if the car is a keeper you only need to buy winter tyres once and a set of steels

I agree Kurt, summer and all season tyres dont come close to winter tyres in the winter, the name "winter" kinda gives it away.


But theres always some people that disagree no matter what you say or what proof you show them, they will always come up with something, such as "ive never had an accident and have driven in snow for years" or "its all a con, drive with less pressure in your tyres" When they do eventualy have an accident because of lack of grip or their tyres are worn on the outside more than the centre, they will still disagree with you :lol:

#303408 Winter Tyres

Posted by stevegtuk on 08 November 2013 - 11:59 AM

I would recommend you get a second set or rims, like steelies, to put your winter/ snow tyres on, on a mk3 you cant go under 16" but you have a mk2 so you could go down to 15" or 14"


There are all different types (never mind makes) of winter/ snow tyres available, some are just like summer tyres (tread-wise) but work at lower temps,(regular summer tyres do not work under 7 degrees) some have mud & snow type treads (like off- road tyres) you can even get them with metal studs for black ice


Basically, if it is under 7 degrees C there is an advantage in fitting winter tyres, in some countries on the continent it is illegal to run on summer tyres at some parts of the year - in the UK, it is only the more knowledgable/ educated or advanced motorists that understand thbe advantages of winter/ smow tyres, they could mean the difference between getting to work/ getting home/ not crashing / damaging your car or they could save your life


Make sure you go with all four tyres not just the front pair, otherwise, when you brake on ice, the back end will spin round.


I got marangonis from kwikfit 3 years ago on a spare set of steel rims.


With the snow we have had over the last few years, my cars kept going with no problems, in fact there have been several times when I have had to go round 4wds that were just sliding about all over the place.


Alot of people say they cant afford to have two sets of tyres. But, only one set is being used at a time, so they would last just as long as running two sets of summer tyres down, one after the other.

Infact one set of snow and one set of summer tyres would porbably last longer because summer tyres in winter often wear down quicker due to spinning on the ice and snow.