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2 hours ago, iantt said:

Off on our jolly to Naples tomorrow in our chavmobile

Good luck!!

Got your tool kit, and lots of spares? There's plenty of room in the back for them.:wink:

May not be that likely to need them, but coming back through Europe on the back of a breakdown truck in that would be rather ...:blushing:!

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It's brand new so hopefully it won't break down, but already had engine light on with egr fault a few days ago . Cleared the codes and crossed our fingers. Lol.  taking our diagnostics with us incase it goes into limp mode. Out of 40 plus vehicles going there's 2 transit tourneos and the rest new focus. One team trying to get to Lithuania!!! 2 have been banned from going to Ukraine due to the problems there. 

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I actually like it apart from the lower half of the front bumper lol...  Is the GT spec just the bodykit or does it have a better engine as well?  You could take a slight detour via the Nürburgring to see if you can beat Guy Martins Transit time around there! :biggrin: 

Are you allowed to use sat navs to avoid traffic?  Looks like there's plenty of roadworks through the Europe section! 😮 

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One of my mates works at an Audi main dealer.  Four of them did a charity race across Europe in a 20 year old A6 earlier this year...  They made it with no major issues so a new Transit should be fine!  Good luck!

 

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170hp engine so fairly standard, we started at 11am and currently passing Reims. We using sync 3 satnav , so we we may be rerouted via the Mediterranean. Lol 

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8 hours ago, zain611 said:

Good luck 🎉

Thanks, we are in Italy now, got lost before Milan, the main road/ motorway was closed at a tunnel. Lost 15mins there but we now heading to Bologna. Foggy and stinks in Italy. We 90 mins ahead of time so may go further than Naples. 

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Happy Christmas to me 😅 

I've just had a Climote central heating control unit fitted, has a built in SIM card which I can control the heating through across the internet using the app on my phone, or in the home via Alexa 

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The screen automatically sleeps to save energy 

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The gloss white polycarbonate finish also matches nicely with my Schneider electric Clipsal sockets and switches 

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Wireless thermostat which I've positioned beside an elephant ornament in the living room to represent the mammoth savings which we will encounter moving forward😉

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Extra bonus there made in The area of Ireland which I grew up in as a child which provides an extra little warm feeling of home many miles away in my own home.

I've also edit the home improvement thread to reflect the progress: https://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/80864-living-room-project/?do=findComment&comment=735150 

Overall the unit will save on the heating bill and pay for itself in time, 

And it has three Boost buttons tripple turbo 😂

 

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21 hours ago, Lenny said:

Wireless thermostat which I've positioned beside an elephant ornament in the living room to represent the mammoth savings which we will encounter moving forward😉

 

Does anyone mention it? :whistling:

 

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I do like getting a bit of a bargain this morning...  Cadbury are giving away pre-packaged, pre-postaged chocolate at Tesco Extra stores today only.  You have to spend £5 on Cadbury chocolate first BUT I would've bought it as gifts anyway and already had a £2 off of £8 voucher... :biggrin: Ended up with RRP £14 of chocolate & postage for just £6.  I don't even like chocolate but it makes for good xmas gifts. 😉 

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4 hours ago, TomsFocus said:

Does anyone mention it? :whistling:

 

☺ i edit the post to include that statement juring the night, it wasn't there when the first few people saw it, was an after thought.

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I'm back!!!  1386miles in 25 hrs! Got to Amalfi coast,  maiori . Was warm enough to go swimming in the sea. 

As for the Italians having reputation of insane driving . They hold up that repution well indeed. Absolute nutters on a death wish in there cars. 

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25 minutes ago, iantt said:

I'm back!!!  1386miles in 25 hrs! Got to Amalfi coast,  maiori . Was warm enough to go swimming in the sea. 

As for the Italians having reputation of insane driving . They hold up that repution well indeed. Absolute nutters on a death wish in there cars. 

Welcome home 😊

 

Personally I would have stayed there for a couple of days 😎

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Thanks, I wanted to stay overnight at least ,but the others just wanted to turn around and come home

Had fun trying to get back to the UK yesterday at Calais. 

First of all we decided to come back on the ferry at Calais so I booked that while we drove through southern France , then read the marine weather forecast, gales to severe gales! Err no, I cancelled that ferry crossing and booked the Eurotunnel . Got closer to Eurotunnel and heard via others on this charity run ,said the protesters had blocked the road to euro tunnel and ferry . Had turned violent throwing bricks at cars. Our company rang to say under no circumstances try tunnel or Calais ferry and try Dunkirk ferry. 

So had to pay again for ferry there. 

Was a rough sailing back

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Wasn't that protest for the government trying to increase the tax on fuel? If only us lot in England could be like that. 

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That was the start of it , but has turned into protesting about the cost of living in general amongst other things. 

Had fun in a transit navigating our way through the coastal and mountain roads built wide enough only for  small cars to pass each other

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Thanks, I wanted to stay overnight at least ,but the others just wanted to turn around and come home
Had fun trying to get back to the UK yesterday at Calais. 
First of all we decided to come back on the ferry at Calais so I booked that while we drove through southern France , then read the marine weather forecast, gales to severe gales! Err no, I cancelled that ferry crossing and booked the Eurotunnel . Got closer to Eurotunnel and heard via others on this charity run ,said the protesters had blocked the road to euro tunnel and ferry . Had turned violent throwing bricks at cars. Our company rang to say under no circumstances try tunnel or Calais ferry and try Dunkirk ferry. 
So had to pay again for ferry there. 
Was a rough sailing back
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The British do have a habit of escaping via Dunkirk

Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)

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We spent £1300 to get there and back in fuel, toll roads,  ferry and Eurotunnel. Were given an allowance of £400 for costs , anything extra was our problem. Obviously we didn't plan that trip with the cost implications. Lol 

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7 hours ago, iantt said:

We spent £1300 to get there and back in fuel, toll roads,  ferry and Eurotunnel. Were given an allowance of £400 for costs , anything extra was our problem. Obviously we didn't plan that trip with the cost implications. Lol 

Even the Devil's gotta make a living tolling tourists 

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I do like sorting this out, I've edit the original post to appear as though it was never installed this way.

Was really bugging me to see the big fuse plate on the wall because there's already a fuse fitted to this supply inside the boiler,

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No need for that fuse plate to be fitted and it's not required since it's fused coming in to the house, 

So I switched off the power and reinstalled it myself thankfully the tiles behind were fine despite the installer chipping away at one,

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Installed now as it should be done in accordance with the manufacturer, designed to be a straight swap out of the existing time clock switch, not an additional fuse on a supply that's already fused from the boiler. 

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Feeling much better now, equivalent to eating five Snickers bars so calm ☺

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2 hours ago, Lenny said:

I do like sorting this out, I've edit the original post to appear as though it was never installed this way.

Was really bugging me to see the big fuse plate on the wall because there's already a fuse fitted to this supply inside the boiler,

20181207_141703.thumb.jpg.610c2cd1037ab35cc3dfca640a456e3d.jpgThe cables come from the fuse in to the house from the boiler then back to the boiler from the house, 

No need for that fuse plate to be fitted and it's not required since it's fused coming in to the house, 

So I switched off the power and reinstalled it myself thankfully the tiles behind were fine despite the installer chipping away at one,

🤔

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Installed now as it should be done in accordance with the manufacturer, designed to be a straight swap out of the existing time clock switch, not an additional fuse on a supply that's already fused from the boiler. 

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Feeling much better now, equivalent to eating five Snickers bars so calm ☺

Loving your work Lenny 😎

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I do like finding out that what I thought was an annoying niggle/fault on the Golf & various VAG cars is an actual feature... :laugh:   If any of you have owned mid 00's onwards VAG cars you'll probably have noticed a wiper twitch occasionally when shutting the engine off.  Turns out this is to seat the wiper blade in the opposite direction so that it doesn't get deformed and damaged by always siting one way.  Can't believe I'd not heard of that before!

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14 hours ago, Turvey said:

Loving your work Lenny 😎

Until finished i was all like #KillingInTheNameOf  

"Don't need your fuse" 😂

 

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