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vibeone

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#447866 Cambelt + Water Pump Costs

Posted by vibeone on 23 January 2015 - 09:52 PM

Did it on my 1.8 previously without a problem just priming the filter... Might give it a go...


#440547 Rear End Sliding Easily?

Posted by vibeone on 30 December 2014 - 09:24 PM

Haha I've spent a lot of time looking at a lot of tyres mate!

Not long ago the Dunlop bluresponses were top of the EU markings by a mile. Think the sport responses are the performance version and these line up roughly with Goodyear efficientgrip and EG performance.

Based on very little mileage, the good years are silent - hopefully they stay that way.

One thing I've noticed is that the good years are wayyyyy more curved at the edges than the avons on the front.

I have a personal hatred of the avons but as seen in this thread and elsewhere - plenty of people love them.

For what it's worth - I was going with goodyears or dunlops because overall they seem to get the best reviews.

But all tyres get a slating!

Hope this rambling post helps!


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#440475 Rear End Sliding Easily?

Posted by vibeone on 30 December 2014 - 05:18 PM

Ok so on another bit of road (not in the video) the car again slid around a corner...

That was yesterday. Today 2 cars in the hedge and field next to the corner!

BUT WAIT - ITS OK GUYZ!! The council appear to have dumped the entire county's grit supply on this one corner immediately after the crash!

Points to note:

Council are crap
I'm probably too harsh on my car - it did at least make the corner!


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#440392 Rear End Sliding Easily?

Posted by vibeone on 30 December 2014 - 09:59 AM

Haha yeah some Mazzinis for £40!

Nah.. I got Goodyear efficientgrip performance

£120 a pop (bought 2). You can get them cheaper, but not in town and not yesterday. Kwik fit do them for £110 each with £20 cashback so £200.

I guess you guys know cheaper still but please remember I needed them urgently and didn't want to drive far!!


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Oh and I considered contis but despite what I thought everyone seems to hate them. I love michelin personally but they're generally a hard tyre and I wanted grippy this time!


#440390 Windshield Heaters - How To Turn It Off?

Posted by vibeone on 30 December 2014 - 09:56 AM

I like this feature!

And just to add weight to the excellent advice - I turned it on via ELMConfig!


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#440271 Rear End Sliding Easily?

Posted by vibeone on 29 December 2014 - 07:54 PM

No not really mate. Just very cold!

Just had some new tyres put on and having done literally 3 miles the weird noises have gone and the car feels better. Hopefully it'll be sorted!


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#440188 Rear End Sliding Easily?

Posted by vibeone on 29 December 2014 - 01:59 PM

Sorry guys. Fixed :)


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#440179 Rear End Sliding Easily?

Posted by vibeone on 29 December 2014 - 01:30 PM

Here's my vid... starts about 25 secs in, few at 00:35 and a big one at 1:00...

 




#440157 Rear End Sliding Easily?

Posted by vibeone on 29 December 2014 - 12:14 PM

I'm just uploading my video from yesterday. I'll not actually say where the shimmies are - see if you can spot them.


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#440150 Rear End Sliding Easily?

Posted by vibeone on 29 December 2014 - 11:58 AM

Nice. Saw the overtake at 3:00ish but where's the wreck? Only watching on iPhone so will look at home! Your road very similar to ehatI had/ a57 to lincoln btw!

edit: removed wrong answer!


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#440122 What Are The Oem Tyres On A Mk2.5 Focus?

Posted by vibeone on 29 December 2014 - 09:58 AM

That makes me feel better!

Basically all I can get today are goodyears so I just ordered them when I got the email notification about your reply - was waiting for you to slate them!




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#440106 Rear End Sliding Easily?

Posted by vibeone on 29 December 2014 - 09:01 AM

I didn't wonder if there was something mixed in with the ice.

In the same area (North notts) police shut the a631 from Gainsborough to Bawtry because of ice. That quite a long distance!

Seems like the council didnt really bother gritting anywhere - and you could really tell.

I'll still get some new tyres just because they're crap but maybe you're right - we're talking 40mph though, I didn't expect it to be quite that bad at a low speed!


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#440103 What Are The Oem Tyres On A Mk2.5 Focus?

Posted by vibeone on 29 December 2014 - 08:56 AM

Cheers - found them but unfortunately they don't do them in the XL speed W.

Also they're £105 a pop. Are they really a premium brand?

I admit the reviews are excellent btw!


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#440037 What Are The Oem Tyres On A Mk2.5 Focus?

Posted by vibeone on 28 December 2014 - 08:23 PM

Verdestian sport contact way better than above way cheaper too they beat everything listed above in tests £54 per tyre


I can't find these anywhere? Are they really called that because that's a conti brand...?


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#440026 What Are The Oem Tyres On A Mk2.5 Focus?

Posted by vibeone on 28 December 2014 - 07:47 PM

I've got the dreaded R17's on mine - basically pay a shed load of money whatever you buy.  I fancy the primacy's.

 

Out of interest what's your view on the ZV5s? I have ZV5s and on the 205/50/r17's they seem terrible pulling away, and very poor in the wet.  It's kinda thrown me a bit that you have them because I know you know your stuff!