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Wheel Nuts

11 July 2015 - 11:12 AM

Maybe a dumb question guys but I need new wheel nuts again thanks to crappy tyre fitters I have #5 as standard but will it be okay to fit #2 with the floating washer as these have solid heads not those stupid capsAttached File  2010 BMW 320d M-Sport with BMW Performance Power Kit (Space Grey).jpg   47.12KB   24 downloads

Spoke Too Soon

14 February 2015 - 04:54 PM

Following an issue I required a new battery sound simple really with no time to spare my local dealer checked it out 600cca motorcraft battery £98.73 fitted so booked it in and left it whilst we went food shopping 2 mins away picked it up half you later and thought IDE check it...........found a tiny 390cca battery under the lid no manufacturer of batteries recommends 390cca with a heated windscreen even the parts guy said you need bigger so took it back and told them that's not what I paid for and you took the money for the bigger battery the master tech said you can't fit anything else in there's no space......never heard such rubbish I told him all batteries are around 242mm long x175x175 for a 500 cca upwards and the focus can take up to 273mm so rubbish he huffed and puffed and argued i was wrong i told him its kind of pointless companies making batteries that wont fit ive checked what will fit already bosch yausa and exide all state the same cca all the same size ill try to fit it in he moaned

2hours later that's it done but the lid on the battery box wont close the battery Is too big he stated a 500cca motorcraft silver battery well it would if they hadn't bent the removable front 2 thumps in the right place it popped into position turns out they have no idea that if you remove the airbox and take the front off the tray you've got all the room you need they tried squeezing the battery in the gap between the scuttle panel oh and they broke my flip key as well not a happy bunny first bad experience with my local dealer ever......how the hell can a master tech not know what battery to fit and how to fit it so always check wonder how many cars are running around with the wrong battery

Strange Headlight Behaviour

05 February 2015 - 08:32 PM

Well summats finally went wrong with the car and I'm puzzled.

When starting the car after its been left all night the headlights briefly flash on then instantly go off again all lights work fine no flickering all interior and rear lights are also fine battery voltage is low 9.3volts as the cars starting yet no battery fault engine running 14.4-14.5v im thinking the battery has had it but I've never had these symptoms with the headlights.
Open to any thoughts guys

Merry Xmas

25 December 2014 - 12:22 AM

A merry xmas to all you guys

Penalty Points For From Today

08 December 2014 - 11:15 AM

New offences

The new offences that will now draw penalty points include:

  • Failure by learner or novice drivers to display L plates or N plates respectively on their cars;
  • Drivers breaking a ban on U-turns;
  • Breaking rules on the use of mini roundabouts;
  • Offences relating to the size and weight of larger vehicles;
  • Going beyond no-entry to vehicles signs;
  • Disobeying traffic control signs;
  • and driving without a licence plate or with one that has been altered inaccurately.

Offences that will now face a change to the number of penalty points they now carry will include:

  • Driving without a test certificate; 
  • Dangerous parking;
  • Failure to keep to the left-hand side of the road;
  • Dangerous overtaking;
  • Driving across the road’s middle line;
  • Failure to stop for a stop sign;
  • Failure to yield at a yield sign or yield line;
  • Not following traffic signs at junctions;
  • Driving through traffic lights;
  • and breaking of speed restrictions.