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  1. 6 points
    jonner101

    2015 Ford focus St-2 Stolen

    Good news on this, a community officer saw the car parked in a rough part of town. They had changed the plates but the pcn check on the plates came up and either didn't match the serial number or something else. So currently in a Police pound having forensic checks done and so on. Insurance company will take a good look and change all the locks and possible repair any damage. Huge sigh of relief..... Should be back home soon
  2. 6 points
    Stoney871

    Things I Don't Like

    I don't like assembling wardrobes. Had 2 to build and instructions quote 3 1/2 hours per unit. Took me 2 days and a lot of cursing to do one even though I'm pretty good at woodworking and usually enjoy doing flatpack stuff. Super heavy mirrored sliding doors didn't help either. It would be easier if my wife stopped buying so many clothes & shoes [emoji2955] Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  3. 5 points
    TomsFocus

    Things I Don't Like

    Those 2 wires measure traffic volume mostly. They aren't accurate enough to measure speeding although they can give a rough average speed based on a large number of cars. Where I live they were actually used to speed traffic up! There were a set of traffic lights on a roundabout which was found to be reducing traffic flow, particularly at peak times like rush hour. The traffic lights were switched off as a trial, and the speed & volume measured again. The trial worked so the lights were removed permanently. We have lots of these volume tests around our area though as they are meant to be adding a bypass road, but as it'll cost millions to do they need a lot of proof to decide whether it's worth it or not. I don't think it'll ever happen due to cost, and the 'NIMBY' folk, but it would be helpful if they do!
  4. 5 points
    isetta

    Anyone heard of this before?

    "The oil light does usually come on but people seem to think it's not urgent and they can still drive it home... " I know what you mean - people I know who don't understand how an engine works don't understand how critical oil pressure is and how important the light is. If the oil pressure light comes on when the engine is running it means it is causing damage right now, right this very second and every second the engine is left running is doing more damage. It's to be taken more seriously than the winscreen washer fluid warning light (actually mine does not have that) For 30 years I have been telling my wife that if that oil light ever comes on with the engine running then stop the engine and don't drive it. I bet if it happened today she will still drive home though and then tell me later.
  5. 4 points
    Turvey

    Things I Do Like

    I do like that the flight home from Glasgow this afternoon arrived in Orkney airspace early and had to do a 'fly around' and the pilot chose an unusual flight path, taking in the cliffs of the island of Hoy. This included a rare view from the air of the tallest seastack in Britain known as The Old Man of Hoy. Unfortunately by this time, like a good law abiding passenger, I had switched my phone off and by the time I got it switched on I had missed the iconic shot! 🙄
  6. 4 points
    dtulip8

    Things I Do Like

    I like getting a go in our RS today and then spotting two MK2’s last night and today 😁👍🏻.
  7. 4 points
    TomsFocus

    Things I Do Like

    That awkward moment when the lane departure warning fails and you need to be rescued by a horse...
  8. 4 points
    zain611

    Things I Do Like

    Finally able to clean the car
  9. 4 points
    dtulip8

    Brake pads and discs change

    All sorted again, 1x new caliper on the left hand side. Car drives like a dream again! 😀
  10. 4 points
    Lenny

    Things I Don't Like

    Could be worse; I got sent this image from home of our bedroom TV Seems its April fools though 😳
  11. 4 points
    Eric Bloodaxe

    Fiesta St line - 100ps model

    Yeah, I've always done it out of interest, even when not claiming for business. Also, once you get used to a car a sudden dip from your personal norm can indicate a potential problem. Don't need to do it often these days anyway, due to only doing 5 or 6 thousand a year. Even easier with the Mrs's car - only put petrol in it 4 times last year!😀
  12. 4 points
    Turvey

    Things I Do Like

    I do like our 17 year old son starting work at the local Ford garage! They have a car-hire side to the business and have the franchise to supply hire cars at the local airport. Part of his job involves driving out to the airport and picking up cars that have been hired and taking them into the garage for cleaning before going on hire again. He likes driving and cleaning cars so, so far, ideal; job for him.
  13. 3 points
    TimST2

    Things I Do Like

    I do like that it's now a 4-day weekend I haven't had a day off since Christmas.
  14. 3 points
    Lenny

    Things I Do Like

    Mobile phones and internet services are destroying physical interaction and the art of communication; breaking down society Even electronic payslip allows room for a two tier pay grade system among workers as each logs in to view rather than all opening a sheet of paper simultaneously
  15. 3 points
    Lenny

    Things I Do Like

    Sound like my three kids in the car this morning on route to order a new floor for the two girls bedroom and they wanted to go to McDonalds aswell Why does everyone ask me for food 😂
  16. 3 points
    Errr... no, but I did tell them about the new set of £16 wheel trims LOL 😛
  17. 3 points
    zain611

    Things I Do Like

    Lol I just had the weirdest dream. Dreamed that @TomsFocus @Zico and @Lenny (my interpretation of you guys 😂) came to my house in a old style Ford only found in America to my house. I went with them to some place and worried that I hadn't had breakfast yet and my mum getting angry I went out without eating. I remember asking Lenny can we get all lunch 😂.
  18. 3 points
    Gazza1999

    Gary

    Scratch that. Didn't realise there's a special funnel to use.
  19. 3 points
    Dee_82

    Dealer over filled oil

    The Max is the fill line. above which is a terrible idea, the low could be called the screwed line. the closer to the low you go the closer you are to being screwed. So when they say, between the max and the low, its not literally between them. its to max and if it edges to low you want to top it up before it gets there
  20. 3 points
    WES180

    Help with essay

    Or was it Lion Mask? Put 'em up, put 'em up!
  21. 3 points
    iantt

    Dealer over filled oil

    I would put a bit more in until it's on the max.
  22. 3 points
    drsdriver

    Dealer over filled oil

    It should be on the max line , not half way between min & max . They specify a quantity for a reason. As said the difference between min & max is normally 1 litre. So it needs another half a litre putting in !
  23. 3 points
    H1ghlander1977

    Start/Stop

    Ok all l, for those who are interested to find out things are. got car back this morning, brake squeal gone, grinded the slight lip on disc. engine malfunction service now has been resolved by then cleaning up the vacuum pump and replaced vacuum pipe. s/s also resolved by then installing a new battery. The charged it overnight and when tested the test failed. So started up the car and the s/s did not light up. I turned s/s off and on and it stayed on and then did the s/s at traffic lights. so far I’m happy guy 🤞👍👍👍
  24. 3 points
    Turvey

    Things I Do Like

    Smokeless can still be a bit fumey @Lenny I do like having my first proper pint of the holiday. Glasgow airport tonight, Cyprus tomorrow 😎
  25. 3 points
    iantt

    Dealer over filled oil

    2-4mm over the max mark is acceptable. 4.6 litres is the service fill with oil filter. Any more than 4mm ,then it will need an amount removing. I find just under that quantity is sufficient. The 1.0 ecoboost takes a long time to drain down to get a proper dipstick reading, so it's difficult for tech to accurately fill with the limited time , I tend to under fill by approx 3mm. Then when left for some time it should be about right. Just to be clear the intercooler has no oil. There is approx 0.45 l of engine oil in various areas of the engine that won't come out when draining.
  26. 3 points
    Turvey

    Turvey's New House Troubles

    The TV is hooked up to an old laptop just for now, until the next phase of 'Project Piston Broke' and is just the background picture. I found the skull and pistons image on the internet and found the software to place the text around it. It's a bit clunky, but I can play YouTube and my music through it for now. I do have plans for a touchscreen jukebox/YouTube player type thing but I'm still gathering the parts. I can't remember where I found the No Spitting sign, probably in a skip 😀 but the brass match scratcher next to it came from the pub in Aberdeen that I worked in 30 odd years ago.
  27. 3 points
    Turvey

    Turvey's New House Troubles

    The side project has had a wee update 😁 Welcome to The Piston Broke Garage Bar 🍺
  28. 3 points
    Zico

    Things I Do Like

    @Turvey has invented his own Orkney slang .
  29. 3 points
    I got mine from Halfords, you’ll need the A978S for the fronts and H351 for the rear. They are a direct fit, just pull the old ones off and slot the new ones on.
  30. 3 points
    Turvey

    Things I Do Like

    I do like that holiday mode has been activated 😎
  31. 3 points
    stef123

    Fiesta Lamda Sensor

    Gets expensive also just changing a lambda sensor based on a fault code.
  32. 3 points
    TomsFocus

    1.6 Zetec focus 2010

    Correct, they just can't achieve the efficiency we need for low emissions nowadays without being interference. The Focus 1.6 (both petrol and diesel as you didn't state which!) are interference engine so I wouldn't recommend risking the belt.
  33. 3 points
    WES180

    Virgin Media Powerline Adapters

    All sorted now. It turns out that if you follow the instructions they don't work lol. Basically if you export the hub SSID to the boosters via the WPS buttons as it tells you to then the boosters won't work. After a factory reset my devices had no problem seeing the boosters own SSID and worked perfectly. The only down side was no automatic switching on our devices between the hub and boosters. This was solved via the VM Connect app which synced them for me to allow movement around the home with the devices seeing only the one SSID. Well, 2 actually, one 2.4ghz and one 5ghz.
  34. 3 points
    Tdci-Peter

    Wiper sprey

    My guess here would be the other one to Tom: Pump. But it is only a guess. These washer units work by driving the pump one way for windscreen, and the other way for rear window. Just by reversing the polarity on the two wires to the motor in the pump. There is a little valve in the pump that is pushed over by the pressure from the pump, and blocks the flow to one or the other outlet. That makes all the flow go to one or the other. If this valve sticks, then the result could be what you describe. Removing the washer tank and checking the voltage applied to the pump could verify whether it is switch or pump. Also I suspect if it is the pump, then then flow will be a bit less if water is coming out of the wrong end, ie rear when switched to front, compared to right end, ie front when switched to front. I had to replace my washer pump last summer, it had flooded with screenwash due to failed seal between motor and pump. Water and 'lectric do mix, all too well, but don't work when mixed!.
  35. 3 points
    Matt92

    Some mk3.5 focus questions.

    Ahh, Ian to the rescue,👍 thank you. You’d think searching for focus rain sensor would be appropriate to find those, but they had to call them something different.
  36. 3 points
    iantt

    Some mk3.5 focus questions.

    1708163 https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F273336176533
  37. 3 points
    zain611

    Things I Do Like

    Made a good mother's day breakfast 💐🌸🍳
  38. 3 points
    Turvey

    Things I Do Like

    Hopefully we'll be stopping this very shortly https://www.wired.co.uk/article/daylight-saving-time-european-parliament-vote it is quite literally, a waste of time! I've always thought they should move forward half an hour in spring and just leave it like that.
  39. 3 points
    Lenny

    Things I Do Like

    Looks like an Ann Summers toy
  40. 3 points
    TomsFocus

    Things I Do Like

    I often walk past this...erm...monument...and wonder what the brief was for the designer... "Hi there, our garden isn't quite fallic enough, could you rectify this for us please?"
  41. 3 points
    avi

    Ford Focus 2017 Sync 3 without Sat Nav

    Seems odd that Sync 3 on 2017 Ti X doesn't have navigation. If you have the VIN its possible to double check factory spec using ETIS. I have a 2017 Ti X nav is standard. Waze, Google and Apple Maps work fine with Sync 3 Carplay/Aauto.
  42. 3 points
    TomsFocus

    DPF Fluid

    Empty Eolys often triggers the 'Engine Malfunction' warning with the triangle and exclamation mark. Ideally you want to top it up before it gets to that point though. The tank holds about 1.8 litres so 1 litre should be fine for a top up. There is a reset procedure by opening and closing the filler flap a set number of times if you don't have access to Forscan. I don't know it off the top of my head but I'm sure you can find it by Googling.
  43. 3 points
    StephenFord

    Delivery Times Focus ST

    LOL, I live in 'the news'! I was implying that the dealer may blame any delay on 'Brexit', lets face it, every ill in the last year has been blamed on Brexit 🤣
  44. 3 points
    zain611

    Things I Don't Like

    @TomsFocus I think the unexpected bleeding happens to all of us. I have a red mark on my shoulder which I believe is caused by my heavy bag I carry. There have been times where I see a mark and wonder how that got there. Hopefully it's the wax in your ear that might be affecting your hearing. What happens is when you pick your ear you might push back the wax further inside which might cause a buildup. Hopefully it's not you blasting the music in your car or home 🤣. @jace1969 talking about the elderly I went and saw my great gran after some time and took some food my mum cooked. She was really happy to see me 😊. She lives with her son and his wife. Saw my uncle but aunty went abroad as her mum had passed away. Sat there for around an hour seeing what they were doing. She gave me £5 which I asked why to my uncle and he said she gives it to the children 😂. Few days before my parents went after a long time and she started crying to my dad saying your the eldest grandson and it's been this long since you've seen me. It would be good for more family to come as she just sits all day in the living room and that might not be good for her dementia. She said once she saw a ghost in her room.
  45. 3 points
    Lenny

    Things I Don't Like

    Some places accept photo of documents instead of scanned, Can post all originals to me and I'll scan them for you 😂 The should hold off on requiring so much until such unfortunate time as of when a claim is made; then if x, y, and Z are not as promised by the policy holder then the insurance is void, This would save alot of office staff wages as only claims would require such processing.
  46. 3 points
    TomsFocus

    How far can you go on a spacesaver?

    Tbf with a BMW you would want the space saver on the front... RWD + a bit of drizzle + a rear spacesaver isn't going to end well! 😮
  47. 3 points
    just picked this up this morning on a 48hr test drive. focus Active 1.0 ecoboost. awesome drive & looks . goes well as well . yunii Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  48. 3 points
    Lenny

    Things I Don't Like

    Trouble continued as our ten year old daughter required €5 for Drama class 😭 couldn't give her that one for school or let her see it at all. Had to withdraw €20 from ATM 😢 Damn you Dennis ya snake
  49. 3 points
    Lenny

    Things I Don't Like

    Marriage is like a grenade; Pull off the ring and you lose your house
  50. 3 points
    Just wish they'd make indicators standard fit on BMWs as nobody seems to purchase this optional extra.