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Member Since 05 Dec 2013
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In Topic: Pipe Can Someone Identify This Please

Yesterday, 07:32 AM

The plastic bit which clips that end of the pipe onto the engine block seem to snap easily - mine is currently held on using cable ties.  I've never seen one with the end nearly torn off though, someone must have pulled and twisted that really hard for it to happen!


I don't know if its possible to buy just the plastic end bit which is held to the rest of the pipe with a metal band or jubilee clip. 

In Topic: How Long Have You Owned Your Car And How Much Have You Spent On Repairs ?

28 September 2015 - 07:52 AM

Depends on what you mean by repairs - including services and wear parts like tyres, filters etc or just unexpected problems?  Bought my 2007 Tdci at 1 year old and driven 110,000 miles.  the only real unexpected repairs have been quite minor like new battery, reverse switch, glow plugs and excess on a new windscreen, so total about £350.  If you include services and more hefty preventative maintenance like dpf removal, egr delete, timing belt then it about £3500 which I don't think is bad for the time I've had the car or or miles its done.

In Topic: Hardwired Dashcam & Sat Nav Mk2.5

28 September 2015 - 07:35 AM

I took 2 USB feeds from the same piggyback fuse tap - just used a standard connector block as a splitter. Then I ran one cable round to the top of the windscreen for the dashcam and the other behind the dashboard to come out in the dashtop cubby for the satnav.  The combined power of the two isn't very high so no problems with capacity. 

In Topic: Rumbling Noise At Speed

23 September 2015 - 11:22 AM

My tyres are Michelin Primacy so not cheap (but maybe nasty).  The noise started at about 20,000 miles of wear and there is plenty of tread left on them so will see if this is fixed when I change them.  A new set of tyres is probably as expensive as new bearings anyway.

In Topic: Radio Am Interference ! Cured !

23 September 2015 - 11:18 AM

Great tip which I'll look at doing.  I drove a hire car recently which had the whole antenna missing and it still had better reception than my Focus which I just put down to a crap OEM radio.