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#543163 Oh Dear

Posted by AdeMk1 on 24 November 2015 - 01:54 AM

I think his wife slightly overshot the garage.

#538220 Things I Don't Like

Posted by AdeMk1 on 06 November 2015 - 11:43 PM

Having to get up at 4:30am pick up 2 mates then on to oulton park rally day :) and im still awake!

#534579 Calliper Cover Damaged? 2000 Ford Focus Ghia Estate

Posted by AdeMk1 on 25 October 2015 - 11:37 PM

Cheapest option is buy a used caliper from a breakers yard to try, next cheapest would be a reconditioned unit, depends on your preference.
I wouldn't bother replacing discs or pads again until you have ruled out the caliper.
Other causes could be wheel bearing, steering component issue ie steering rack or a track rod end, or a worn bush or ball joint.

#530884 My Shiny Zs 180.

Posted by AdeMk1 on 12 October 2015 - 12:27 AM

Ah, so the rumors are false - you CAN polish a !Removed!!
Only joking bud! Looks very nice :)

#530883 Oops I Did It Again!

Posted by AdeMk1 on 12 October 2015 - 12:24 AM

A mate of mine once bought a boat on ebay after he came in from a night on the tiles, its funny because he lives nowhere near any kind of water he could use it on!

#530479 Bad Day!!!!

Posted by AdeMk1 on 10 October 2015 - 03:21 PM

RIP to the poor guy who tragically lost his life, condolences to his family.
And to the low life pond scum who did this, pictured in the back of a police van smiling like he hasn't a care in the world - I hope your days are filled with being dry violated hourly for the duration of your hopefully very long prison sentence.

#530471 Engine Warning Light On After Mot

Posted by AdeMk1 on 10 October 2015 - 03:06 PM

Take it back to the garage. If i remember rightly there is a Lambda Sensor close to the cat so depending on how rough they were when removing it or if they used oxy acetaline torch to remove bolts they could have damaged it.
Get the fault codes read first though to determine the cause of the warning light.

#529414 1997 Ford Fiesta - P719 Asa

Posted by AdeMk1 on 06 October 2015 - 01:31 PM

Im sure i have a teaspoon with that reg number on it!
Seriously though i know how it feels, i wanted my old XR3 back years ago only to find out it had been written off 2 days after i sold it.

#528279 Engine Swap?

Posted by AdeMk1 on 01 October 2015 - 11:12 PM

Build a budget zetec turbo with a decompression plate. Loads of info around on how to do it. I had one in my mk3 escort.

#524761 Ford Cortina The Car Of Our Childhood

Posted by AdeMk1 on 20 September 2015 - 05:41 AM

OVH 112P was my old man's Tina, I was gutted when he sold it!
Replaced with MGN 78V which he subsiquently wrote off early one morning on black ice.
Replaced that with a Sierra A57 NUG.
Weird how we can remember the reg numbers of our childhood cars!

#524760 Hid Kit Providers

Posted by AdeMk1 on 20 September 2015 - 05:27 AM

I get what you're saying bud & I totally agree projectors are the correct way for HIDs, I was just giving my opinion of the 'R' kits available & that I'd never had a problem & never been flashed for dazzling another driver :) as long as they are aimed correctly you can still get a very decent improvement :)

#524218 Hid Kit Providers

Posted by AdeMk1 on 17 September 2015 - 11:35 PM

What you need is the H7R kit, they have been designed to be used in reflector headlamps and part of the bulb is blacked out that causes glare.

#511401 Mot Failure... Incorrectly Aligned Front Spring

Posted by AdeMk1 on 11 August 2015 - 08:01 PM

As stef says it will be that the spring will have rotated round 3" and the end of the coil won't be resting in the stopper.
No big deal, I'd bet you can jack up the car, take the wheel off, grab the spring and give it a good yank to twist it round the 3" to seat it properly without having to remove the strut or spring.
Blummin' Halfords monkeys!

#506894 Ford Parts Or Non Oem

Posted by AdeMk1 on 28 July 2015 - 03:57 PM

As Mark said, Gates and Dayco are used as original equipment from the factory on many cars.

Personally i always use Gates kits.

#488787 Leaking Black Liquid So Guessing Oil Related Help!

Posted by AdeMk1 on 23 May 2015 - 02:29 PM

Take it to a local garage to diagnose the problem, it should cost you nothing. Then you will know what's wrong and where you stand. We could be sat here all week guessing what the mystery goop is and it won't help you :)
Its difficult diagnosing a fault from a picture of a patch of fluid on the ground, if you can get it diagnosed we can probably help you fix it cheaper :)