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  1. Hi Guys / Gals I understand that some have had concerns as to my welfare due to my uncustomary silence. Rest assured I am still around and do look in on everything, however my workload has been horribly time consuming as of late. Hopefully i will be back to my usual (annoying) self on the club shortly. Sorry Fellas, you haven't got rid of me yet. Keep on driving and remember to keep the shiny side up.
    12 points
  2. iantt

    Things I do like

    Found a hotel stay in Tenerife . Get there lunchtime on Friday 5th Nov all inclusive , so hit the beers and snacks as soon as I get there, tea, beers , sleep, breakfast , beers , snacks, lunch , no more beers, fly back sat 6th late afternoon. All for ยฃ266. That's flight, luggage( not that I need any as such) coach transfers, hotel and all food and drink. Obviously photos to wind my partner up. Not booked it yet in case I can find a better deal. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    6 points
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  4. StephenFord

    Things I do like

    I do really like that this forum represents a true cross section of the population. Pro vaccine, anti vaccine, pro mask, anti mask, pro Brexit, anti Brexit etc etc. Breaks up the monotony of finding out why our cars won't work! ๐Ÿ˜
    5 points
  5. "...the transport secretary is concerned that drivers may get into the habit of arriving home between 5pm and 7pm, immediately plugging in their vehicles and placing the grid under undue strain..." Gosh the government appears to have predicted a major problem on the horizon - amazing that the HGV driver shortage went straight over their head ๐Ÿคฃ
    5 points
  6. The goverment are investgating claims that the fuel shortage has been caused by Ford owners doing too many map updates ๐Ÿคฃ
    5 points
  7. iantt

    Things I do like

    That's alot wino. Or winalot. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    5 points
  8. As a little kid we used to have artficial sound enhancement on our bikes. We used to jam a lolipop stick in the brakes to rub against the spokes - it sounded so cool !!! Well to an 8 year old it did. ๐Ÿคฃ
    4 points
  9. Why? The car is both reliable and economical. You have a dislike of the Ecoboost and often express it but the fact remains that millions of the engine have been built and the vast majority of them are still giving good service. Your prejudice against the engine is in danger of spilling out into giving less good advice than that of which you are capable.
    4 points
  10. Jay00

    Exhaust System Shop

    I had an ebay voucher so managed to get a few quid off. System was listed at ยฃ504 + ยฃ20 postage (to Northern Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช) through LarkSpeed's ebay shop. With the voucher I paid ยฃ430. Buying direct from piper was around ยฃ20-30 more expensive. I decided to keep the resonator,so it was a few ยฃ extra,straight pipe would've been cheaper. Buying brackets,bushes & gasket new (ford + powerflex) was around ยฃ110 with postage,I bought extra bushes though just incase they were needed. Fitting with the local powerflow crew was โ‚ฌ40. + ยฃ40 in phone credit & tobacco ๐Ÿ˜‚. Would've been lost without Big Len advising, so credit to him ๐Ÿ˜‰
    4 points
  11. Aye, I'm in line for promotion and part of the criteria is a degree in criminology. It was put on hold due to covid restrictions but now I can get stuck in again I have some very time critical assignments to complete. Three years of study (mostly in my own time) has been a long hard process but will be worth the efforts.
    4 points
  12. Iโ€™ve said in the past I have no confidence in Covid stats.I think itโ€™s more sensible to generalise and look at trends.Although every death is someoneโ€™s loved one and tragic.Apparently because I havenโ€™t looked, there is an interesting stat to me that 2% of Covid deaths have been attributed so far to the unmasked.
    4 points
  13. Focue, no dpf on 1.8tdci focus.
    4 points
  14. ELECTRIC CAR chargers may not function during peak hours to avoid overloading the national electricity grid, according to legislation announced by the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps. As of May 30 next year, any new home charger being installed must be a โ€œsmartโ€ charger, connected to the internet and able to employ pre-sets that limit their ability to function from 8am to 11am and 4pm to 10pm. This is to avoid putting the electricity grid under stress at times of peak demand, potentially preventing blackouts. Well, well !! I've been saying for years that the infrastructure would be unable to cope. The goverment are frantic to get smart meters installed telling people they will save energy - They will NOT !!! - a meter is a device for measuring use, it does not save a penny. If customers use less electricity then and only then will you make a saving. What most people also do not know and the goverment and energy companies fail to mention is that all 'smart' meters have a contactor/relay inside that can be remotely switched off by the supplier. So in the future when demand becomes to great then energy suppliers will be able to switch off individual meters as and when they like. I'm going for a lie down now in a dark room. You've got my blood pressure off the scale. ๐Ÿคจ
    4 points
  15. Clearly you are in the โ€œwear masks forever campโ€,or at least until we have zero Covid which is the same thing.Iโ€™m happy with that just donโ€™t tell me I have to wear one to protect others too๐Ÿ˜€
    4 points
  16. Nope, they were all at home on price comparison web sites looking a better energy deal LOL ๐Ÿคฃ
    4 points
  17. Covid has been with us now for 18 months, despite numerous repeated requests from media, and indeed ministers, the government still cannot quote one single scientific report that supports the use of 'face coverings' (FFP3 certified masks are different as they are 100% effective, bit's of cotton strapped to your face aren't) Ad Nauseum, they say they follow the science, in reality, face coverings are nothing more than political theater to calm the masses that the government are doing something useful! Welcome to the forum...
    4 points
  18. But the 1.1 litre mk1 fiestas were 1117cc , what a bonus, buy 1100cc and get an extra 17 free
    4 points
  19. Turvey

    Things I do like

    @BigLen she's a fine old(er) woman, on our moving in day she came around to introduce herself saying if we ever needed anything, cup of sugar kinda thing, to just ask. At the height of the pandemic we would get things from the supermarket for her and she would stick an envelope with money in it through the letterbox later. I've also gone and jump-started her car for her outside Tesco one day when she was picking up her grandson ๐Ÿ˜€ Like I've said before, if you can't be good to your neighbours at any time, let alone what we've all been going through recently, there's not much hope for us. It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.
    4 points
  20. Yep , as Stephenford said and i agree , he is an idiot. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    4 points
  21. Turvey

    Things I do like

    I do like our next door neighbour dropping off one of her delicious homemade gingerbreads yesterday ๐Ÿ˜‹ I take her garden rubbish to the tip for her and put her bins out every Tuesday, she also gets our local paper after we've finished with it, so I think she feels obliged to repay us somehow..... I'm not complaining! It's delicious with a wee bit of butter on it.
    4 points
  22. Flux capacitor is part of the convenience pack according to the ford salesman I bought from. ๐Ÿค”
    4 points
  23. Ill check my Haynes manual for you uploaded the relevant pages 2005-2011 focus MK2/MK2.5 Diesel
    4 points
  24. zain611

    Things I Don't Like

    So on Friday I started my first ever night shift. Its 12 hour shifts so 7:30 to 8 in the morning. Wasn't bad in the beginning of the shift as I'm fully awake compared to the early mornings on a day shift. It was only when it was getting up to midnight I started feeling it in my eyes and one nurse commented about them being red. Took a 2 hour break (instead of an hour and a half ๐Ÿ™ˆ) at 4 and went to the prayer room to have a nap there as it was empty. Only problem I had was it getting cold there. There was a heater they fitted on a wall but it wasn't powerful enough for the hot area to reach the floor plus after it would turn off after a few minutes leaving me cold ๐Ÿคฆ. Finished my shift and got home near to 8am and had a 3 hour sleep. During the day fell asleep again for 2 hours and my eyes just felt like they did during the shift. Just starting my Sunday day shift so hopefully I don't feel horrible. Got another night shift tomorrow and Wednesday and Thursday back to back ๐Ÿ˜ฉ
    3 points
  25. BigLen

    Things I Don't Like

    I don't like when you get home from work on a saturday evening; the weather is good and you have some car parts in storage that your planning to fit; so to maximise use of the evening you decide to fit an aftermarket head unit and possibly reverse camera (Weather Permitting) to your car. you piece everything together for an aftermarket head unit conversion on the kitchen table; remove the factory kit from the vehicle; change the fascia from factory to Double-Din. well in this particular case; I purchased a replacement section prior to adding the conversion as the original one is showing signs of wear, so the bit of effort here wasn't lost. anyway; changed from factory to Double-Din get to this point now where its time to fit the factory to aftermarket steering control & iSO adaptor lead, when I realised; i don't have this conversion loom; so I've had to put the factory head unit back in to the car and refit the original dash section but with a replacement factory head unit surround; my finances are currently very well depleted following some recent events; combined with a two week lead time (no pun intended) it will be mid November before I will have this iso conversion loom in hand to be capable of successfully completing the aftermarket conversion upgrade. luckily i found this out now though; rather than next spring which was the initial plan; I was stock piling everything in recent times; with the intention of taking a week off from work in the spring to install everything across the week; luckily I discovered this lack of equipment now rather than during the week off as it would have really stifled morale and held up the process of many planned items. I'm convinced a lot of car people here can relate to this one.
    3 points
  26. My father owned a Morris "Twenty One" which had hydraulic jacks built into the axles on all four corners. You lifted a panel in the floor in front of the drivers seat, fitted a handle and could jack the whole car off the ground.
    3 points
  27. What time do you go to work in the morning ? I have trouble opening both my lamps if it's too early ๐Ÿคฃ
    3 points
  28. jace1969

    Things I Don't Like

    Good luck trying to help,i have severe Mental health problems and you are a kind person trying to help as a lot just walk away.......Need a lot more people like you.๐Ÿ‘
    3 points
  29. The short answer is you can't. By increasing the circumference of the wheel, your speedo will read lower than your actual speed. If you want to close your arch gap you're best lowering the car.
    3 points
  30. Screen shot below, it's Colorado Red
    3 points
  31. 1-2% at worst. Everything Iโ€™ve read which claims more is just scare stories or selective statistics. Most people havenโ€™t noticed a difference. The weather changing or using your AC will have a bigger impact.
    3 points
  32. Whatever you do you should not start the engine. Running the engine in this condition will cause excessive wear or even catastrophic engine failure. Be aware that this type of engine has an oil pressure switch and not an oil pressure sensor. If the oil pressure warning light is activated by the PCM the oil pressure has been lower than the minimum oil pressure that is required to activate the switch. A flashing oil pressure light indicates that there is a serious problem that requires immediate attention. When the oil pressure light flashes or is constantly illuminated the engine should be shut down immediately and only be restarted after the cause of the low oil pressure is solved. Before removing the sump you could have the oil filter removed, cut open and checked for dirt or debris. The dirt or debris inside the oil filter can indicate what is possibly wrong. Apart from this removing the sump is the only way to diagnose the cause of the low oil pressure. Replacing the wetbelts of the 1.0 ECOboost is a labour consuming job that requires loads of (expensive) special tools. I have seen too many times that independent garages attempted to replace the wetbelts and seriously messed things up. In my opinion if the wetbelts need to be replaced you should have it done by an authorized Ford dealer or independent Ford specialist that has the knowledge, special tools and experience to perform this job.
    3 points
  33. Dude the maps will be out of date again by the time you make it through that worm hole!!
    3 points
  34. In another 20 years time you will have to explain to the kids what a handbrake was ๐Ÿคฃ Remember "chokes" and how when black magic came along "automatic chokes" and people went round buying kits to make the choke manual ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚
    3 points
  35. TomsFocus

    Stolen Fiesta

    Yes, because repeat car thieves are likely to follow the laws around a ban...
    3 points
  36. This is no different to not applying the manual one yourself though. I always check the handbrake light has come on before getting out, the same way I always used to check I'd manually pulled the old handbrake up. If you don't want to rely on the auto application, turn it off and treat the switch like the old handle.
    3 points
  37. Unofix, the electric toothbrush is the greatest benefit to mankind. Since I bought one I have been able to abandon my twice daily exercise programme.
    3 points
  38. unofix

    Start stop technology

    Just a quick heads-up. About 3 weeks ago I used ForScan and changed my battery charge level from the factory 80% to my new level of 95% What a fantastic difference it has made. I never use the Start/Stop system but I can say it is now available nearly all the time. For me the important things like Auto Hold (my car is automatic) now works all the time and doesn't switch off due to low battery. The keyless entry works on all 4 doors all of the time, and yesterday while cleaning the inside I didn't keep getting the warning to "Start the engine" or switch off (funny thing is the ignition is never onwhen I get that warning). Remote start works now so I can start the engine to heat the planet sorry I meant the car 10 minutes before I get in. All said and done my car seems to be a lot happier. ๐Ÿ‘
    3 points
  39. unofix

    Automatic gearbox

    You tell it how it is @TrevorB - Don't hold back, get it off your chest !! ๐Ÿคฃ
    3 points
  40. If I glue a 70mph sign to the end of my bonnet can I keep cracking on?
    3 points
  41. If I did that in mine, given it's age I'd probably just say f**k it, brim the tank and keep topping it up once I'd used a quarter tank to keep diluting the petrol concentration ๐Ÿ˜ For what it's worth mate, I really wouldn't worry about it.
    3 points
  42. Yeah that's right. If the slave cylinder fails at a later date you have to go through the same amount of labour again to replace it, so it's always worth changing it when doing a clutch.
    3 points
  43. Blatto

    E10 Fuel

    I'm more in favour of Petrol, might stop the damn things from Cra*!*ng all over my garden.
    3 points
  44. iantt

    Things I Don't Like

    I go to work in the dark now, won't be long until Im coming home in the dark too. Still quite warm though. Still t shirt weather at work in our warehouse with the main doors open. Nearly put the large fan on where I work at to cool me down.
    3 points
  45. UPDATE: Hello, i've replaced the iac entirely (new aftermarket) and it seems to have completely gone. Idling is fine now, self revving disappeared, no ecu errors. Still i happen to sense a higher rpm than usual right after coming to a stop, just as the problem described initially, just at a much lower scale - letting of clutch, coming to stop, engine stays at 1100-1200 for a 2-3 seconds, then drops to 800 and stays there. I suspect cleaning the throttle flap causes this. Anyway, i consider this problem solved, thank all for your help!
    3 points
  46. Wet vac is the best solution if you have access to one. Desiccant dehumidifiers are useless against carpets full of water, I wouldn't recommend them after trying them in my own Mk3! Alternatively, if you have the optional flux capacitor that seems to be doing the rounds on here, just go back to mid summer to leave all the doors open for a while.
    3 points
  47. It's good to know we are on the same page Stephen. It saved me the job of typing that ๐Ÿ‘
    3 points
  48. They must be adding some Covid tax on top of the Brexit tax for those prices!
    3 points
  49. BigLen

    Things I do like

    really nice to see this type of friendship has survived through the pandemic, and fair play to you for keeping it going. the ginger bread looks lovely
    3 points
  50. I guess the question is, why were you hanging around a lingerie shop? Something else to make you smile!
    3 points
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