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    StephenFord

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    Luke4efc

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  1. zain611

    Things I do like

    Started my 'job' in this mortgage broker. Working as admin at the moment for 2 weeks before the principal decides if I'm capable for him to train me into an advisor
    7 points
  2. TomsFocus

    Things I do like

    Regarding DIY ability, I'll give you a laugh... I went to fit a new shower riser/hose/head kit on Friday. Can't do much at the moment but as it's literally 4 screws in the riser and no bending or lifting, I wondered how hard it could be... Double checked the new adjustable mounts to make sure they were fitted the right way up to receive the cover screws and the correct distance apart... All fitted well. Swapped the head and hose over, no leaks, great... Went to place the head on the riser and realised the holder was upside down!! 🤦‍♂️ What's more annoying is they could easily have m
    7 points
  3. iantt

    Locked out

    Last resort. Lol
    6 points
  4. BigLen

    Things I do like

    This is the only convoy I'll be part of this year 😅 some came from across the USA
    6 points
  5. My mum had her second dose of the oxford..only difference this time is a sore arm,I took my mum to both injections and watched and I am sure the needle for the second one was a bit fatter than the first. She is 95 and the first thing on getting home was........... have a cigarette 😷 Thanks
    6 points
  6. BigLen

    Things I do like

    on the 25th March 2016 My wife got in the car and went to Tesco for some small bits of shopping, came home to find that I had intentionally taken the unused fireplace off the living room wall and that was the commencement of the living room project 😅, and legacy thread which has continued through the years here: Living Room Project - General Chat - Ford Owners Club - Ford Forums the initial project was purely to renovate the living room; however when I got in to the dynamics of it all, the improvements quickly spread to the entire house as saw in the th
    6 points
  7. It takes longer than a minute to press all the damn "OK" buttons of off the dashboard and the infotainment screen 😂
    5 points
  8. Went for my second Astra Zeneca jab this morning. For the first one I was in and out in under 10 minutes, bit of a wait this morning but the volunteer marshalls did a great job in moving folks to faster moving queues where they could. Still only about 30 minutes in total, though, then joined the Mrs in Tesco which is next door! Unlike the first one, where I didn't even know I'd had it (the Mrs was the same) I did feel this one, just as you normally do when receiving an injection/giving a blood sample. Out of interest, I asked if there was any truth in the rumour that the needle was b
    5 points
  9. Hey buddy, good luck with your new car, but there's no need to leave us! Plenty of folk still post on here once their Ford moves on to new hands. The experience you have is always welcome, whether you own a Ford or not
    5 points
  10. Zico

    Things I do like

    I do also like that I have now had both of my Covid jabs. Second was given last Friday which would be about 3 weeks earlier than I had expected the second jab was to be given 12 weeks apart. Had the AstraZenica jab and no issues with the first one except for a slight tender arm where the injection was (about the same for all flu jabs I have had). Second one though seemed to give me a bit of a headache later in the day, something I never really have at all. Felt absolutely fine the next day though.
    5 points
  11. 5 points
  12. Hi guys Finally got my car back from ford They ended up replacing the clutch and flywheel as the clutch bearing had about half an inch of play Hope this helps anyone else 😊
    5 points
  13. Just discovered that my LX has 17 more horsepower than my 1982 XR2 (82BHP), but not quite as much as my previous Celica GT4 (286BHP) LOL Handy web site... EDIT - forgot to mention that I inputted the XR2 original number plate (now 39 years old) and it came up with the correct answer! That's quite a database as some 'car parts' ones don't even recognise my current Focus number LOL
    4 points
  14. OK you win, yours worth about £250,000 Mine - hard to value as they all rusted away in the 80s LOL
    4 points
  15. As a regular driver going about an ordinary commute I dislike smart motorways, but as a recovery operator I much prefer them as it's a lot safer when recovering a stranded vehicle, the lanes need monitoring more as when people break down it takes too long to get that particular lane closed, but I would rather recover a vehicle from lane 1 than the hard shoulder, nobody can drive in a straight line every now and then we all get a bit close to the lines in the road, I've lost count how many times I've been almost killed by someone drifting over into the hard shoulder, whereas with a lane closure
    4 points
  16. Try re-calibrating the clutches. Ideally do this procedure whilst the vehicle is at operating temperature If you have forscan then simply go into maintenance and "re-set transmission adaptive learning characteristics" If you don't have forscan: Disconnect the battery whilst ignition is on (Positive terminal) but engine NOT running Leave for 10 mins and press brake pedal a few times whilst disconnected. Re-connect battery Turn ignition on but do not start engine. Turn off ALL acessories (A/C, Radio, Display Screen, lights.) Ensure doors closed. Leave
    4 points
  17. Hello all It's with a heavy heart I am for only the second time in my 38 years of driving, switching to a different manufacturer. I said goodbye to my Focus two weeks ago, after struggling with the high fuel consumption and jobs that needed for the next MOT. I was going to get another focus, a mk3.5 zetec s or an ST line, but couldn't get the right balance I wanted between performance, economy and price. So after hours and hours looking on auto trader and doing my own head in researching various similar size cars, I finally decided on this. It's a 2018 Leon FR technology 1
    4 points
  18. It's a bigger needle to get the job done quicker! Same as the diesel nozzle being bigger than the petrol. Each millisecond shaved of each jab adds up over millions of them.
    4 points
  19. Turvey

    Things I do like

    @zain611our son and his 2 frieeends! 😃
    4 points
  20. zain611

    Things I do like

    I found a frieeeeeend
    4 points
  21. To me it appears it's just the sound of you destroying your driveshafts by putting an incredible amount of load on them all at once.
    4 points
  22. TimST2

    Things I do like

    Install complete
    4 points
  23. Slowly

    Focus steering heavy

    No, new racks don’t wear in. Think about it, all new cars would have heavy steering until they “wore in” The car has electric assisted power steering, this would be very heavy if it isn’t working properly but would still work to steer with a lot of effort. It could be he / she didn’t plug it in properly so you now have only manual steering. Sceptical people with a distrust of dealers may think this sounds like a dealer having the warranty company over. Being 2013, this is presumably an aftermarket used car warranty. Here is where to start Look at the steering rack, it wil
    4 points
  24. Tin can, pair of tin snips, make your own 'bit' using existing as a template...
    4 points
  25. I'm very worried and just don't know what to do. Yesterday I was out on a little round trip of 30 miles and the Stop/Start function worked 4 times. On Monday I will ring the garage and get it booked in. There clearly something major wrong as my car seems to have the only $#@£!@ working S/S system on this forum. Please can someone tell a poor demented soul on what everyone else must know - how do I get the Tree Hugger system to never work again ?????
    4 points
  26. iantt

    Things I do like

    stressfull start to my day in my new toy and no, i didnt generate the air bubbles!!!!
    4 points
  27. Finally found the broken wire runs across the centre console to a small plug cut it out and fitted me link wire thanks for all you help and time much appreciated now to put it all back together
    4 points
  28. unofix

    Overheating

    Hi Luke, have noticed that in the last 48 hours there have been dozens and dozens of new 'members' all asking one line questions. I've answered loads of them but no response from them as though they never come back to read the replys. Also strange amount of new none UK members. Its almost like the board is being spammed. I'm going to stop replying to newbies for a while. I would love to know what the normal daily rate is for new members and what it has been these last few days
    4 points
  29. Alex.S

    Mk4 Start Stop Not working

    I’m sure charging the battery will work but I’ll be fkd if I’m having to charge the battery on an 18 month old car.
    4 points
  30. TimST2

    Things I do like

    My ST's coming up to 5 years old and it's covered less than 23,500 miles. I think when the restrictions end, working arrangements are probably going to change so I'm only in the office half time, which means it'll be covering less than 5,000 miles each year from now on. That all means it's probably going to be a long-termer, so I've decided to show it some additional TLC outside of the Ford service plan. There's two areas I'm focusing on - engine bay and rear wheel arches. I'm going to have to post about the latter over on the Things I don't like thread ) but here I can post about today's
    4 points
  31. StephenFord

    Things I do like

    mmm... I'm thinking he may not tell them LOL 🤣
    4 points
  32. colinmcg71

    Mk4 FORScan Tweaks

    For anyone interested, here’s how the climate screens and home screen buttons look after enabling them on Sync 3.4. Dual zone working properly, driver and passenger buttons controlling their respective sides. Voice control of temperature now possible. Home screen with heated seats and steering wheel buttons. Heated seats and steering wheel switched on. Status bar icons. Main climate screen. Additional climate controls.
    4 points
  33. Turvey

    Things I do like

    I do like saving over 20 quid a MONTH! with just a 10 minute phone call. Plusnet Unlimited Fibre Plus with Unlimited phonecalls went up to £50 a month after our contract ran out. Phoned them up saying I wasn't happy paying that amount with new customers paying a lot less. Quoted a deal I could get from NOW broadband for the same deal for £25 a month. First of all the operative told me that they couldn't get near that price and offered it for £41-no deal! Then, after 'speaking to her manager' managed to drop it to £38-still no deal! She tried to get me to drop the free calls but I sa
    4 points
  34. iantt

    Things I do like

    I envy your ability at DIY. Considering I'm hands on manual/trade type person , I'm useless when it comes to DIY around the home. Now I'm getting older I can't even paint a wall due to carpul tunnel in my right hand. 10 mins and I'm having difficulty holding brush. I'm aching today today from struggling with that honda CVT Box back in the car yesterday on the drive. Good news it appears to have reverse motion now. Will be a jazz driver all week to work to make sure it's ok . Got a walker/ Zimmer frame in the boot I can use while at work.😂😂. Now I must go and re tax my big heav
    4 points
  35. TomsFocus

    Wind noise

    Can't hear any wind noise in mine, it's drowned out by all the engine noise...
    4 points
  36. I didn't have the grey connector in my 2017 focus, I fitted the camera myslef for less than £50, I used a 54pin APIM adapter. The camera worked just as OEM would apart form not having the lines that move when you steer.
    4 points
  37. In the 80s, I was promised a hover board 'in the near future', I remain disappointed LOL
    4 points
  38. Gets confusing when we've got a Whirlpool cooker and a Hoover washing machine... Went to write my shopping list with a Bic last week and just cut holes in the paper...
    4 points
  39. dtulip8

    Things I do like

    Coming soon 😁
    3 points
  40. FREE Car Check - HPI Check - DVLA MOT and Mileage History (cardatachecks.co.uk)
    3 points
  41. Cold oil is thicker, cold parts are tighter, and idling produces the lowest amount of oil pressure and heat. Much better to drive off immediately to get the oil circulating under more pressure and (especially for diesels) get it warmed up/thinned as soon as possible. As mentioned in another thread recently, drive gently until warm, but drive off immediately.
    3 points
  42. TimST2

    Things I do like

    Catch can installed (bottom left next to the headlight) and engine bay cleaned
    3 points
  43. TimST2

    Things I do like

    My plan is to do the ST this afternoon and the 310R tomorrow morning. The Caterham headlight conversion will be from this: to this: And the catch can for the ST looks like this:
    3 points
  44. Only if you get the 'blue' variant, the clear one has no arm at all! LOL 🤣
    3 points
  45. ianincheshire

    MK4 phone dialling

    Similar problem here with potential solution
    3 points
  46. Luke4efc

    Strange goings on

    Each piggyback has 2 fuses; the original one for the circuit you tapped off, and the new one for whatever you're adding on. Remove this fuse on each piggyback. Ive attached a wiring diagram to explain the reasons. Imagine you swap points A and C, the current then flows through both fuses to get where it needs to go, meaning you could potentially blow the lower fuse if you pull too much current on both circuits at the same time. Hence why I said the easiest way to test it is by removing the lower fuse, therefore you know whether the current is passing through fuse 1 to get to fuse 2.
    3 points
  47. Mark-UK

    Mk4 FORScan Tweaks

    When we are fully open again, a meeting at Col's and he does all out cars for us 🤣🤣🤣
    3 points
  48. It may have been cheap but in the end it will be a very expensive car. You would be better off running it into the ground and buying something decent.
    3 points
  49. On reading this thread again, I think we're all guilty (including myself) of preaching to the poor OP. If he wants to use an automatic car wash, well, he's perfectly entitled to do so! Maybe someone can simply answer his request of whether his car will crash whilst sitting in it 😁
    3 points
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