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#456162 My Dog's Not Well And I Can't Take My Mind Off It All

Posted by AdeMk1 on 18 February 2015 - 10:41 PM

Good news indeed! Glad she's on the mend & hope she continues to do so.

#455835 Poll: Longest Time You've Kept A Car

Posted by AdeMk1 on 18 February 2015 - 05:39 AM

Nope, it was an Orion 1.6i Ghia, I bought it, took it straight round my mates house to show it off (as you do), he fell in love with it and offered to swap it for his Escort RS Turbo - so I swapped!

#455834 Top Gear

Posted by AdeMk1 on 18 February 2015 - 05:22 AM

I went to see Top Gear Live at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Sunday - was pretty cool.
Had my name down for tickets to the TV show for a couple of years now to no avail :(
I wouldn't mind getting paid to goof around in cars!

#454641 Road Rage

Posted by AdeMk1 on 15 February 2015 - 09:19 AM

Probably too busy eating her big mac to be able to concentrate on her driving.... Priorities and all that.

#453807 What To Buy For A Car Dealer?

Posted by AdeMk1 on 11 February 2015 - 11:39 PM

I sometimes get tips/gifts as a delivery driver, mainly around Christmas time.
To be honest I think its a really nice gesture, restores my faith in humanity & helps me be nicer to the next customer I come across. Nothing wrong with nice gestures if you ask me (especially if you've been a pain in the hoop!).

#453301 Instant 50Bhp Mod!

Posted by AdeMk1 on 10 February 2015 - 01:21 PM

Ah the old blue foot well light mod, maximum gain for minimum outlay! Mine added about 47.5 BHP so I was a little disappointed as you can imagine, I think I might need new fuses to get the full BHP increase as mine are quite old and tired :)

#453203 Hotter Than Hot Heating Vents....................;)

Posted by AdeMk1 on 10 February 2015 - 01:29 AM

Yeah, mine used to but i point the lava vent to the roof or window now :D

#452668 Remote Locking

Posted by AdeMk1 on 08 February 2015 - 02:03 PM

These also work on Mk1 Focus, eBay item number 321604958346. Its a Transit remote fob but it will work on your car, you can just keep the key you have now & use the fob for the central locking, it will just need pairing to your car by turning the ignition key from position I to II 4 times quickly until you hear a chime, then press any button on the remote and you should hear a second chime meaning the remote is paired to your car. Remove your key then try to lock the car with the fob, should work and a cheaper solution.

#451810 High Current Draw When Turned Off Ideas

Posted by AdeMk1 on 05 February 2015 - 05:32 PM

Search YouTube for 'Eric the car guy parasitic draw test' this video will show you how to find a parasitic battery drain step by step using a multimeter.

#451358 My Lovely :( Focus Won't Start....

Posted by AdeMk1 on 03 February 2015 - 11:12 PM

All good in the hood :P

#450742 My Cars Been Damaged

Posted by AdeMk1 on 02 February 2015 - 12:08 AM

I'd steer clear of the insurance if i was you, it will only send your premiums in the wrong direction for the next 5 years. Take it on the chin, get a door from ebay or a breakers from a car with the same colour code as yours (£60-80 from a quick search), all the bits from your door will swap out into the new one. If you can do most of the work yourself or have a mate who can help, it will work out even cheaper than paying your excess.

#450658 My Lovely :( Focus Won't Start....

Posted by AdeMk1 on 01 February 2015 - 08:12 PM

When the battery is disconnected the ECU resets and loses all its peramiters for the various sensors etc, so its just cutting out as its re-learning all its what-nots to put it technically lol.

#450075 Steering Issues

Posted by AdeMk1 on 30 January 2015 - 10:09 PM

Check power steering fluid level, could be low, could also be a failing pump. Any unusual noises?

#449518 Mot On Monday

Posted by AdeMk1 on 29 January 2015 - 12:54 AM

Ford own the patents for front heated windscreens, you dont see them in other manufacturers cars because Ford wont let them.

My MOT due in April - im not worried......... famous last words!

#449503 My Lovely :( Focus Won't Start....

Posted by AdeMk1 on 28 January 2015 - 11:50 PM

The voltage readings seem ok, so double check the battery connections are clean and tight. Could be a sticky starter motor also, had this a couple of times with my old Mk1 Focus - I took mine off, sprayed a little brake cleaner in it, left it an hour for it to evaporate then squirted a little WD40 in there, was fine after that.

Colder weather will make cars do strange things!