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stevegtuk

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#415255 Mist Jets

Posted by stevegtuk on 01 October 2014 - 08:56 AM

 

 

I  also noticed that the mist spray height increased when used when car is in motion so I was happy enough.

You'd think it would be the other way round.




#414973 New Mondeo Tyres, Front-Rear Swap, Part Worns

Posted by stevegtuk on 30 September 2014 - 09:43 AM

I personally wouldn't touch part worns unless you know for sure where they came from.

 

I used to buy them when I was younger to save money, but it turned out to be false economy and alot of them had invisible faults, hence why they were removed in the first place.

 

some examples are

 

I had a full set which looked perfect, but when they were on the car it shook terribly, when I went back to the seller it turned outthe car had been torched but the tyres were ok, on further inspection it turned out they were all warped due to the heat.

 

Others I have had, had bulges which weren't shown until the cars weight was on them, but if this was on the inside of the tyre it wasn't seen unless I get under the car without lifting it off its wheels

 

I also put on tyres that had slightly more wear to one side than the other due to previous cars misalignment, they also wore down very quickly

When I did more research I found out once the tyres have worn unevenly, even though you might get tracking or whatever is causing the problem corrected, the tyres will not correct their wear and stay in the already uneven worn shape so still wear unevenly.




#414160 Worrying Thing About Warden Jp Led's....will It Be Ok?

Posted by stevegtuk on 27 September 2014 - 09:03 PM

This often happens when you replace a large amount of bulbs to leds. There is always a tiny amount of current going through the light system until the energy saver kicks in after about 20 mins and the power stops, but normal bulbs are higher power so the power isn't enough to light them up, but enough to glow leds.

 

The usual advice is to have one bulb as a standard filament one to draw this small amount of power, the ones usually used are either the glovebox light or maybe a rear courtesy light that would need to be an led.




#406195 St180's In Halifax

Posted by stevegtuk on 05 September 2014 - 09:28 PM

Young blonde woman driving but I know it's her partners car as I spoke to her once.

Smoothy ;)

 

:lol:




#404031 What Have You Done To Your Mondeo Today?

Posted by stevegtuk on 01 September 2014 - 09:53 AM

left it on the drive to get washed by "act of god" :lol:




#401161 Video: Police In Unmarked Car With Speed Camera.....caught!

Posted by stevegtuk on 24 August 2014 - 10:26 AM

Why should police have to go by rules and guidelines about having to advertise where they will be parked and having to stand out like a sore thumb so everyone can see, when the criminals they are trying to catch don't advertise where they will be speeding or stealing cars.




#400550 Led Display In Rear Window

Posted by stevegtuk on 22 August 2014 - 10:05 AM

What if you had amber lights hidden. no officer look these are amber for erm work?

 

or tell them "My car brakes down so many times I thought I might as well fit warning beacons in permanently" :whistling:




#399854 Dash Cam Dangerous Driving Clips, Should You Be Able To Up Load Evidence To T...

Posted by stevegtuk on 20 August 2014 - 11:30 AM

The idea of sending video clipe to the police is a good one, I have thought about it myself. But.

 

I asked a retired chief police inspector whether it was worth driving around with a camera on then sending any clips regarding driving offences in to the police.

 

He said in theory it would be a good idea, but in practice, the amount of video evidence they would get in including people just taking a dislike to other road users for no reason would be enormous. The police have so much on their plate nowadays due cutbacks in staff and all the paper work they have to do, they probably wouldn't bother with it all.




#397709 Who Has The Lowest Premium

Posted by stevegtuk on 15 August 2014 - 08:30 AM

£610 with £259 excess, on an 06 mondy est tdci lx, fully comp, no points, 15 years no claims and the car is garaged with mods declared.

 

It may not be the cheapest on here, but it won't be far off being the cheapest with a Bradford postcode :lol:




#397708 Led Display In Rear Window

Posted by stevegtuk on 15 August 2014 - 08:26 AM

Tis an idea lol sadly the display of anything that simulates lights is an offence as far as I know

 

I'll reword it :P

 

get a couple of fake aerials on the roof, some plastic light surrounds in the rear window that look as if lights would be fitted in them (or those emergency amber strobe lights you can get on ebay, but obviously don't use them on the road) and wear a hi vis vest and people might think your an unmarked police car.

 

Plus from reading that link, it suggests that unmarked cars have two people in most of the time. In that case if you are on your own, get a blow up doll with a hi vis vest in the passenger seat :lol:

 

James, I am aware that blue and red flashing lights are illegal for none emergency services to use, but I didn't want to write too much and lose the plot :P 

Saying that, are they allowed to be fitted providing they are only switched on on private land or shows, in the same way things like blue neons, and red lights showing at the front of the car are only allowed to be used in the same way. Or is it illegal full stop to have them, for example when emergency service cars are sold on and their lights have to be removed or painted over.




#397417 Led Display In Rear Window

Posted by stevegtuk on 14 August 2014 - 09:35 AM

Or even, get a couple of fake aerials on the roof, some lights in the rear window and wear a hi vis vest and people might think your an unmarked police car ;)

 

http://www.ukspeedtr...k/police206.htm




#397416 American Teens Do The Dumbest Things

Posted by stevegtuk on 14 August 2014 - 09:31 AM

haha, yeah, but I must admit I was quite a drinker in my teen years, I used it as well as a both test for pain and intoxication! if I felt it, I wasnt drunk enough :P

I'd have thought doing it in the first place would mean you were drunk enough :lol:




#397265 Dashcam Muppets ;)

Posted by stevegtuk on 13 August 2014 - 08:51 PM

 

I think my driving is fine, but I don't want to be the one everyone starts slagging off :lol: :oops:

It is one way of finding out if you drive as well as you think you do :lol:




#397264 Led Display In Rear Window

Posted by stevegtuk on 13 August 2014 - 08:48 PM

Or maybe the "You are being filmed sticker"  will work better  :whistling:

 

can_you_see_my_rear_view_cameras_smile_y




#396965 Led Display In Rear Window

Posted by stevegtuk on 13 August 2014 - 09:19 AM

To be honest, if nobody seems to care about you having a child in the back it won't make any difference what you do, they still won't care.