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  1. 9 points
    TomsFocus

    Headlight bulb h7

    2020 - You no longer need lights as you're only allowed out for essential trips and everywhere is closed at night...
  2. 6 points
    Stoney871

    Coronavirus-A Light Hearted Thread

    I can drive for miles without stopping at any red lights. Admittedly the blue lights on my car do help [emoji6] Sent from my SM-G965F
  3. 5 points
    TimST2

    Things I do like

    Finished off cleaning the ST this morning with a full interior clean. Even put leather care balm on the seats Next weekend I'll do Mrs. TimST2's Mercedes GLC, although that's a big car so it going to be a bit of a slog
  4. 5 points
    iantt

    Things I do like

    Just spoke to my son and he told me he is making medical parts for Mercedes's F1, land rover, and Harley Davidson at the engineering works he started as apprentice a few months ago. That must be for the ventilators there making.
  5. 5 points
    iantt

    Have you had the letter ?

    If a virus needs a cell to replicate, how come Boris got it? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
  6. 4 points
    Zico

    Things I do like

    Happy birthday @RAIDER32
  7. 4 points
    Lenny

    Things I do like

    I hope you sang it while washing your hands πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ #Stayhome
  8. 4 points
    Stoney871

    Coronavirus-A Light Hearted Thread

    A 107 is a hairdryer [emoji1787] Sent from my SM-G965F
  9. 4 points
    alexp999

    Have you had the letter ?

    Just looking at the news you can see why they have to treat the public like we are absolute tools. The minority make it worse for the rest of us. I guess the justification to send the advice to all households is that people can’t say they didn’t know.
  10. 4 points
    iantt

    Coronavirus-A Light Hearted Thread

    I've been visiting my elderly parents" from a safe distance " to deliver food etc and check they ok every few days. When I visit they often give me some books for my partner to read once they have read them. I don't think this book I was given was thought through given my partner is in the health profession ( palliative care) But it did make my partner laugh
  11. 4 points
    zain611

    Best Polish to use on your paintwork?

    Just last week I machine polished dad's car. I used Koch chemie H8.02 compound then sealed it in. @TomsFocus had to get my Koch out again πŸ˜‚
  12. 4 points
    Frembrit

    Headlight bulb h7

    Well, more wattage = more current draw so if the cable isn't thick enough then it will melt/catch fire. Why not just go for bulbs like the Osram Night Breakers or SIlver Stars, same wattage but brighter.
  13. 4 points
    Jonro2009

    Coronavirus-A Light Hearted Thread

    Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
  14. 3 points
    alexp999

    Coronavirus-A Light Hearted Thread

    Do not make this about race. I don’t need to remind you of rules. We are not that sort of forum.
  15. 3 points
    TomsFocus

    Things I do like

    Not sure if any of you will even be remotely interested in this but it was linked on a local retro car page on Facebook and I've just spent a good 10 minutes watching it! Nothing happens, it's just pretty cool seeing all the 'old' cars and how the roads/shops have changed in the last 20 years! Also note how the standard of driving is pretty similar...poor lane discipline, not indicating, rolling back on hills, etc! Oh, and check out that graphic equalizer!
  16. 3 points
    iantt

    Things I do like

    Done the same on my Mondeo, never been so clean in and out, even under the bonnet. It's taken me all week as I get bored easily. Still, got nothing else to do except a bit of gardening. Leather seats smell nice with leather care balm. This week coming I will be doing the fiesta in and out. That will take some cleaning as I tend to just give it a wash once every few months. Then week after it will be Peter the Peugeot
  17. 3 points
    zain611

    Things I do like

    You lot aren't going to be like this are you when drinking, πŸ˜‚
  18. 3 points
    Incontro

    Coronavirus-A Light Hearted Thread

    Middle aged family man's car clint eastwood or james bond worthy car, boy racer, and female hairdresser πŸ˜‚
  19. 3 points
    TimST2

    Things I do like

    Not sure whether to post this in 'Things I do like' or 'Things I don't like'... Virtual car meet on Facebook tomorrow, so needed to take a photo today to 'bring along'. As its virtual I thought I'd bring both of my cars
  20. 3 points
    Botus

    Headlight bulb h7

    100w is illegal, and the ones I had no better. If you want to go illegal then LEDs at 20w each (stated as 40w in the adverts because they are stupid) don't pop (due to the BCM fault in every Mk2) and don't get you flashed by other road users. Passive cooled Novasight formerly Nighteye are great still going no issues at 2 years on. Don't go past the 4000 LM ones plain stupid for everyone. here's why any halogen headlight should have been taken off the road 20 years ago. Trying to upgrade halogen bulbs with better gas short life trash is a waste of space the issues are related to the conditions and technology available at the time... the world moved on and halogens are 30 years past their safe usage. They are legal because the laws are outdated and stupid and your life doesn't matter. all ages and points subject to validation and interpretation: 1950 - 35 watt conventional bulbs on an unlit road are the best we've got. But as you are the only vehicle out, they provide lighting, enabling you to drive at night slowly. 1960 - 45 watt sealed beam (are the new LEDs of their day) significantly better and far more reliable, OK up to 50mph, you are now one of two cars on the road at night in the whole country. 1972 - 55 watt halogen's come out, most roads are unlit outside major cities and these made driving on more modern wide A roads safer, they brought a far whiter colour with a longer beam. Just OK in suitable conditions up to 65mph, you are one of 4 cars on the road at night. 1998 - Xenon's, to go with your new lights, your car became 8 inches wider than anyone else's. The windscreen is now twice as deep bringing reflections making it hard to see outside and the pillars drastically reduce side vision. Fortunately the new light technology offsets most of the safety impact of the angled screen. The lights improved the beam pattern and gave twice as much light where it mattered. Brighter, whiter, with a far wider, longer and no gap beam pattern. With 100% improvement in lighting you now become the only vehicle able to see most of what's happening at night amongst the 5000 cars on the road in your town. 2016 - LEDs, with side crash rules your car is now 18" wider than vehicles were when Halogen lights were the new thing. The screen pillars are 5 times wider than they were in 1972 and are almost horizontal. Together with so many in car screens and gadgets producing dangerous reflections and distractions you need better headlights. You now get to see 200% more than the halogen lights brought to the party. However you now blind every other road user and whilst you can now drive at 120 mph and still see at night, all you see is everyone one of the other 10,000 cars crashing, because they can see nothing at all. But you have a big detached house and they are on zero hours contracts so that's OK. 2019 - Laser lights, you can see everything, and the rest still can't see what a mess the world is in. You don't care because you 've got all the money and they don't matter.
  21. 3 points
    The amount of times I think this when reading posts on car forums... Best one is when someone's got an EML on with potentially a hundred different causes, "it will be the XXX, happened to mine last week"... πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ
  22. 3 points
    Guy Heaton

    Have you had the letter ?

    Seemed a bit of a waste of 2.8million quid.
  23. 3 points
    I've always stuck by the advice in the handbook: Avoid idling the engine in cold weather or for extended periods. Start the engine only when you are ready to set off. Circumstances meant I did about 350 miles just before the lockdown, and I can legitimately do a 30 mile weekly round trip for essential supplies, which ought to do the trick. If not, I'll use the charger for similar reasons to @Nismex : I doubt 15 minutes idling gets the engine (particularly the oil) properly warm, you are using fuel, causing unnecessary noise/pollution and putting your car through extra cold start cycles.
  24. 3 points
    Ian Lanc

    Best Polish to use on your paintwork?

    I voted 'Other' I've been using Zymol cleaner polish since 1986 this came about after spending 6 hours blitzing my old RS2000 and an old chap walked by and said it shines well, but not enough, felt grumpy after that! Then a few minutes later the old chap comes back to me and puts a 1 gallon big steel tin on our wall, looked like the old style oil can with the steel handle on top, he said try this stuff instead, it was a pale blue colour and smelt amazing, as I did one panel and buffed it up, the shine & depth of colour was unreal, he then asked if I've got a pop bottle & funnel! The old chap gave me several litres of this Zymol, that has long gone, but still buy it. I asked the old guy where he got the wax from, out his shed he replied 😜 He'd got 10 gallons in his shed!! Zymol has been around since the late 1940's and was the only cleaner/wax/polish used by Aston Martin and he was the chief inspector/polisher.... all nicked I presume 😁
  25. 3 points
    zain611

    Things I Don't Like

    This is what I'm currently doing. Doing dumbbell exercises (today trying to get my triceps) whilst playing gta san andreas listening to the radio stations on there πŸ˜‚. Moved up to 13kg so hoping to see some more improvements
  26. 3 points
    Stoney871

    Coronavirus-A Light Hearted Thread

    It'll turn back into fossils [emoji28] Sent from my SM-G965F
  27. 3 points
    Ian Lanc

    Have you had the letter ?

    Many years ago it was my sisters birthday and my auntie got my sister some white silk hankies, her name ''Carol'' embroided on the top hankie and the box was personalised with ..............''A gift to Carol''....... My sister was very ungrateful in receiving the hankies and never used them, so ended up in a draw for a few years, then one year it was my sisters mates friends birthday and her name was Carol as well......So in a money saving venture she wrapped up the hankies for her friend....lol A couple of days later my sister meets up with her friend Carol and was ever so pleased with the hankies and was lovely, Carol also said this.... ''Thankyou very much for the hankies as they are very nice and must have cost some money to have carol wrote on them''------''Oh and thank you very much for the £30'' My sister looked confused and said eh!! She could say nothing as the cat would be let out of the bag as the prezzie was a hand me down ..... So for all that time the hankies laid in her drawer so did that £30 which she never knew of!! 😁😁😁
  28. 2 points
    Lenny

    Things I do like

    I saw you post something similar to this before and I genuinely tried to think of suggestions to post but couldn't think of much; If atall possible pass time by calculating future savings plans or if you keep files take time to sort them out and dispose of anything not required; tidy up loose cables if there are any. Perhaps install an aftermarket headunit in the car as then you could pass more time fitting a reverse camera or tv tuner, lol I could use a hand Monday- Saturday on a few chemical processes but your too far away, Even go through your computer and minimize data storage. I'm working six days in work manufacturing pharmaceuticals and working on a blue belt six sigma project in my spare time which is set to save atleast ten hours on a cleaning process making that time available for production. I have a phone in the attic which I intend on wiring in when I get time, Have you any spare sheets of mdf and a jig saw? It's the right time of year to make a bird house or a little cottage using some ply wood and a jig saw πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ Or even a lollipop stick ice-cream shop
  29. 2 points
    Lenny

    Things I do like

    When the vaccine is available you can then drink it to celebrate instead of putting it on your hands πŸ˜…
  30. 2 points
    zain611

    Things I do like

    @RAIDER32 forgot to say happy birthday to you 😊. Do send some before and after pictures if you can of the touch up. Here was a before shot of that mark I had.
  31. 2 points
    Lenny

    Headlight bulb h7

    Its fitted using 15AMP cable purchased from Autostar shop on Ebay which is in the uk, Earth has a ring terminal crimped and bolt to the chassis The positive feed is directly from the battery with a 10Amp fuse The Positive feed goes in to a 12v rocker switch that I fitted in the dash Comes back out of the switch to a DRL relay purchased from Ebay The DRL relay has a sensor feed which is one single cable; that is spliced in to the Positive feed of the high beam. So the DRL relay let's the light bar to illuminate when it feels power in the high beam. The switch in the dash is to switch off the light bar from any use when stopped by the cops and they ask the driver to demonstrate each light function, the switch keeps the light bar for "off road use" Private laneway up to a relative's house for example πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ It's all very simple and operating on 15 amp cable with a 10amp fuse If looking at light bars ideally you want a 7D with cree chips for optimum performance there not atall heavy neither only around 800grams or less for that 27" bar there on the yaris
  32. 2 points
    StephenFord

    Headlight bulb h7

    I love that light bar! Yes, I'm an old f*rt, but still a boy racer at heart...
  33. 2 points
    iantt

    Coronavirus-A Light Hearted Thread

    Well the hairdryer is the next one I'm going to use on Monday when I have to do the shopping and go deliver food to my parents . Needs a bit of a run to charge the battery up. Obviously I will have to put the back seats down to get shopping in boot space and my hairdressing kit.
  34. 2 points
  35. 2 points
    Lenny

    Coronavirus-A Light Hearted Thread

    I've just gotten the Xtrons tv tuner officially operating in the car Which will make my self isolating work breaks a bit more comfortable πŸ˜… Installed it around five years ago but never fitted the aerials because it wasn't somthing that I had much use for really at the time of fitting, I had only bought and fitted it to the car back when I had everything stripped out to install a full aftermarket headunit and speaker system, Only now that I'll be spending more time sitting in the car that it would be nice to have operating; also has pause & record lol wired to permanent live and ignition live which allows it to wake up and record if required. Hopefully I can get some channels in the carpark at work
  36. 2 points
    RAIDER32

    Things I do like

    That's what I'm doing tomorrow (on my Birthday) Off to get some shopping for Mum and Auntie then spending the day on the car, Got my touch up paint for chips and hopefully can polish out some scuffs.
  37. 2 points
    dtulip8

    Things I Don't Like

    I’ve been out in the garage doing weights and the exercise bike, I’ve been quite out of shape since I stopped playing football (although I’m no fitness freak) and I refuse to go to the gym. This battery polava is causing me to lose weight through strees lol.
  38. 2 points
    Eric Bloodaxe

    Have you had the letter ?

    Lol I think a lot of us are trying that. It might not work, but after a few glasses, who cares?πŸ˜€
  39. 2 points
    Eric Bloodaxe

    Have you had the letter ?

    We haven't had any snail mail at all for a week, which at least means no junk mail either, which is a welcome bonus. Couldn't see the point in sending the PM's letter anyway, the text has been widely available online and in other media, and it just adds to the workload of the posties. Hopefully they might have dropped the idea.
  40. 2 points
    iantt

    Things I do like

    Got pasta and rice yesterday!! What not to like about that. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ
  41. 2 points
    There's a huge difference between leaving brand new cars for a while, and used cars with all the parts having some degree of wear on them by that point. It is leaving cars stood (especially on damp grass/mud) that ruins them in my experience. They need to be warmed up to keep the oil moving, the hydraulic lifters from draining, burn off any condensation in the engine and throughout the exhaust and remove any damp from electrical components. They also need to be driven to keep all the seals and bushes supple, bearings and ball joints moving, brakes free from rust, slide pins moving and tyres free from flat-spots. And of course, a 6 year old battery will be far more likely to be ruined by 3 months flat than a brand new one... Some people will get away with leaving the car for 3 months without an issue, others won't, too many variables at the end of the day!
  42. 2 points
    iantt

    Have you had the letter ?

    If Boris has licked the envelope your better off with this brewdog
  43. 2 points
    Turvey

    Things I Don't Like

    When this weather gets a bit better I must start going out for more walks. Went out for a gentle 15 minute saunter the other day and wished I hadn't! πŸ˜ƒ
  44. 2 points
    Stoney871

    Coronavirus-A Light Hearted Thread

    Could be both [emoji6] Sent from my SM-G965F
  45. 2 points
    I chose Autoglym as someone gave me some for Christmas & it did the job....I must admit over the past 50 yrs I've used all sorts ,,,they are all much the same , some are just a bit harder work than others .. I've even washed with Fairy liquid & polished with Pound Shop stuff ,,,,perfect.
  46. 2 points
    Lenny

    Things I Don't Like

    Absolutely agree; I've been saying that to a few people which think were going back to normal in a few weeks, the principals in my opinion are much the same as health & safety in the workplace; Takes almost no responsibility or education to lock things down; yet it is a very powerful thing to do; it takes huge responsibility to put your signature on the line to say "it's ok now" Personally I think there saying "for a few weeks" to reduce panic as theres no choice in the matter; then as the death toll unfortunately rises; there hoping the public will eventually be content to stay in doors as they eventually see how serious this actually is, At the moment the only way to stop it is to prevent the spread; then it is irradiatedecated from coast to coast; very much more difficult to do on the continent, and any human contact is a risk of continuing the spread; it is a huge mammoth process but we must weather the storm for the future of each other; And I'm going to stop now as I'm starting to sound like a political leader πŸ˜‚ but it's all very true I totally agree with you, and the governments really dont want lockdown neither as there losing revenue; it really is the virus that is the core issue and stopping the spread at all cost
  47. 2 points
    dtulip8

    Things I Don't Like

    I'll certainly be avoiding gatherings of that size for the rest of the year, though I might go up to Caffeine and Machine at some point just to do something nice once all this blows over.
  48. 2 points
    2 Fast 4 U

    Headlight bulb h7

    Or the Phillips White Vision with the transparent blue glass, they give whiter light than the "normal" clear bulbs
  49. 2 points
    All PDF links have been updated and tested as of 21/02/18. My Collated Guides Links Updated 21-02-18#1.pdf
  50. 2 points
    Comares2001

    Sequential indicators, EEEURGH

    Actually part of Adaptive headlight package. I like them but as already said shame they didn't upgrade rear indicators to LED.