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    BigLen

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    TomsFocus

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Showing content with the highest reputation on 01/12/2021 in all areas

  1. 10 miles on a modern diesel? DPFs probably blocked already... Seriously though, either take it for a run tomorrow to charge the battery (long way to the supermarket of course) or just take it back and ask them to plug it in. I suspect it'll just be due to low battery after sitting though.
    2 points
  2. iantt

    Things I do like

    I like that we are still busy at work despite the lockdowns and garage showrooms closed to the public etc. Just hope it keeps like this until march registration time when we get extra busy again.
    2 points
  3. I know what you mean, same at my place, but during the cold weather the mask just gets so wet from condensation I have to change it every hour if possible. Others wear those stupid face shields (which do NOTHING useful) and the condensation gets so visibly bad on them, it drips off the end.🤮
    2 points
  4. BigLen

    Things I Don't Like

    I always liked and used intel, my desktop has an i7 and laptop has an i5, both devices are Dell, I suggest logging on to Dell website and have a look, I saved over €150 buying the same spec from Dell rather than in my local Currys store, and it has a built in illumated keyboard which can be switched off, bought a nice Bluetooth mouse to go with it, links to the laptops built in Bluetooth. I bought it last September, needed a second device for our kids learning from home due to covid outbreaks, there different ages; in different schools so required to be online at the same time, had to se
    2 points
  5. It is now if the park's more than 2 miles away...
    2 points
  6. Robhonda

    Rear foglight(s)

    Generally you will find all vehicles will only have one rear guard fog lamp that illuminates on the off side of the vehicle . This is a safety feature and not a styling feature. It has been done this way so as not to be confused with brake lights. However depending on the country the vehicle will be purchased The lamp can be adapted to illuminate from whatever side is required savings manufacturing the need to create a different lamp fitting
    2 points
  7. Martin Wray

    Rear foglight(s)

    TrevorB, brilliant. I had a gander and there seems to be a shed load of discussion about the matter. Now I just gotta figure out what advice to take.
    1 point
  8. Martin Wray

    Rear foglight(s)

    Thanks for that Ribhonda. I’m new to this forum so I’m slowly having a look around. I like what I see.
    1 point
  9. Martin Wray

    Rear foglight(s)

    Thanks Jonro2009, just having a look around, seems there is a wealth of info on here, plus lots more stuff I didn’t know about.
    1 point
  10. Jonro2009

    Dash Cameras Specific

    Why are you removing it anyway, for security? You can get a camera without a screen, like a BlackVue or one similar to that. You use your smart phone as the screen\viewfinder.
    1 point
  11. Luke4efc

    Galaxy 2.8 2005

    You may as well throw a dart at this special dart board to tell you what's wrong if you don't have a code reader.. . Seriously though, your judgement as to what's wrong is better than any one else on the internet without some sort of diagnosis or fault code, we're not miracle workers!
    1 point
  12. FiestaForever

    Things I do like

    Good luck Zain, I'll be keeping my finger, toes, arms, legs and eyes crossed for you to have good results in your exams.
    1 point
  13. I'm not sure what you want us to say other than take it back to the dealer, it's their problem.
    1 point
  14. Unsure why you are worried, it's new from a main dealer, just take it back for them to sort!
    1 point
  15. I see what you did there.😁
    1 point
  16. BigLen

    Things I do like

    Hope it goes well for you mate, at least 80% of people will need to diversify in occupation to survive the pandemic, You will get to meet various types of people with different occupations and contacts where you will gain key opportunity to progress from there. if you lived local I could have gotten you in to the manufacturing sector, things are beginning to ramp up in certain departments.
    1 point
  17. zain611

    Things I do like

    So yesterday went to a few estate agents looking for a job in sales to help build up my CV so it looks appealing for the mortgage career I want to get into. Hopefully will be doing the first exam this week for the qualification I need to get into that career. Thankfully one place said they can take me on calling different places to discuss stuff so I get some financial sales experience. Today they just called and seems like Im starting it next week 😁. It's unpaid but after a month they might take me on and employ me. Mum wasn't really happy with it as it's not in the science career I stu
    1 point
  18. Guy Heaton

    Focus Mk4 Queries

    And once it's out of warranty get it remapped to the same 190bhp that's in the ST. 😄
    1 point
  19. If its any consolation, I'm just looking for an OEM focus base model one! I think my 90hp machine would feel a bit silly with an ST spoiler.
    1 point
  20. Thank you Trevor. Bushes etc all seem fine, nothing is showing any wear. The more I've researched it does seem like it is probably replaced to alignment so think that is looking like the first thing to get checked. Cheers
    1 point
  21. TomsFocus

    Focus Mk4 Queries

    As above, you'll most likely need an oil change around a year or less. But not a full service. The intervals have been dropped to make it more appealing to company car leasers. If you lease a large fleet for 3 years and only have to have one service rather than 3 that makes a huge difference. Lease & warranty only lasts 3 years so longevity isn't an issue for them. Regarding the car itself, a TX with all that extra spec must cost about the same as a Vignale? Vignale looks better than TX and comes with a nicer interior, but does come with 18" alloys if ride is important to you
    1 point
  22. At the start I wasn’t happy about wearing a face mask but went along with it.Now I’m not too bothered but would rather not.My concern is more tougher rules possibly in the future, for example making face mask wearing mandatory in the street.For me that is a step too far👍
    1 point
  23. Tizer

    Focus Mk4 Queries

    Even if the service intervals have changed, there will be an oil needs changed light and I doubt many people will manage 2 years without that being triggered.
    1 point
  24. I don't like that the graphics on my laptop are failing badly over the last few days. Lines across the screen, black flashes, green/blue dashed outlines etc. I have been looking for a new laptop but was hoping to keep this one for use with car programmes! I keep missing decent offers annoyingly! I think I know what spec I want in a laptop but the one thing I'm not sure of is which processor to go with - AMD or Intel? I think I've only had Intel so far (current laptop is a 2013 with an i3 processor) so don't know whether to go for a later i5, or swap to an AMD Ryzen 5 instead?
    1 point
  25. alexp999

    Focus Mk4 Queries

    Same engine, is was a bad decision to ever reduce the intervals but they now have to stand behind it for those cars. I'd get it serviced annually regardless.
    1 point
  26. So there is, I didn't realise they were vids, I thought they were just pictures!
    1 point
  27. There isn't the staff or resources to get them up and running. Shortage of oxygen is next on the list if not already from what I've heard.
    1 point
  28. There was plenty of capacity in the system when the Nightingale hospitals were constructed.I’ve heard antidotal evidence that at least one has now been gutted.If that capacity still exists then unfortunately one issue is the number of trained medical staff available 👍
    1 point
  29. Buy yourself an ELM 327 off eBay :) no more than a tenner and you can clear codes with mobile phone :):)
    1 point
  30. If you need any help then zain on this forum did a step by step on how too do it. He helped me out a lot. I got the axle for a really good price but they probably new that the bearings were knackered and everything so thats why it was cheap. Tbh just collect the parts up gradually so you get decent stuff rather than old worn rubbish like I did.
    1 point
  31. Update from my consultant friend. Today in hospital Covid-land Another long one, just home. It's horrible. 11 ambulances queuing with corridors full (how on earth does infection control work in this situation) in ED. Staff having to stay until gone 8pm on the day unit with a septic patient because there is nowhere to admit him to. Increasing numbers of patients phoning up to let us know they have positive Covid swabs, asking if they should come in. Even if we wanted them to (we don’t, unless they are sick enough to need oxygen) there is nowhere to put them. These are
    1 point
  32. Stoney871

    IMAG0134

    Pliers and a cloth usually work best.
    1 point
  33. Slightly similar to this:
    1 point
  34. Try pressure or vacuum bleeding. Next time, hold the brake pedal down with a piece of wood or something of that nature before you crack open anything. You’ll get a slight release of fluid and nothing more when you open a fitting.
    1 point
  35. erictcleric

    Security!

    I opted for a faraday box, rather than a faraday pouch. Box stays near the front door, and keys go in the box. The pouches are ok, but after a lot of use they tend to lose their faraday-ness. I'm less concerned about any issues when I'm out and about because a) I'm usually parking in a secure place and b) it's lockdown, so I'm never out and about.
    1 point
  36. Eng_Ahmad1986

    Knock on steering

    may be its the famous steering U shaft , always fail and produce that knock
    1 point
  37. In terms of insurance, I declared retrofitted Sat Nav, Cruise Control & Floor Mats (I know) to be on the safe side. They were only interested in the Sat Nav and said it might push it up a couple of quid on my next renewal but wont be much at all.
    1 point
  38. StephenFord

    New wheels

    Indeed, they all look great when new & clean - post a pic in 5 years 😁
    1 point
  39. Jonro2009

    Rear foglight(s)

    You can do it but it's a lot of messing about for very little gain. Alternatively you can buy an EU tail lamp with the fog lamp on the other side. Mondeo Mk5 group, feel free to join for more answers and tips https://www.facebook.com/groups/693277794183606/?ref=share
    1 point
  40. BigLen

    Things I Don't Like

    The covid19 hotspot has prevented ice formation
    1 point
  41. I retro fitted cruise control to my 2014 focus estate using the guide on here and Google. I purchased a steering wheel off ebay with the cruise control/speed limiter switch attached fir around £40, then I required an extra loom for my car which was about £15 off ebay too. Youll also need an old device to connect to a laptop and forscan software. If that's not the correct software someone will correct me as it was a while ago I did it. But when it's done it's great👍 Good luck
    1 point
  42. Ford won't go near it. Retrofitting is more of a DIY job as you'll struggle to find a company willing to take on this work (costs them money and gives them a bad rep if it doesn't work). There's a guide here on how to do it. There's probably several more on the forum asking various questions so have a search (use Google with "site:www.fordownersclub.com" at the end of your search query. The search on the forum sucks imo).
    1 point
  43. Thanks Loz, glad it’s sorted. Mine couldn’t be resolved and dealer didn’t know what he was doing so I’ve ended up returning the car after 4 months. Got stiffed on the deal as he wouldn’t refund me the full purchase price but after some negotiation I’ve managed to get enough to replace it with one 6 months newer and with 15k miles less so I’m happy. Picking it up today 👍
    1 point
  44. BigLen

    Things I Don't Like

    A hot coco in the microwave might have helped 😅
    1 point
  45. adamski90

    Sat nav installation

    @Bannko any chance you could fire the instructions across please, hoping even i can sort this out 🤣
    1 point
  46. BigLen

    Things I Don't Like

    I don't like getting sucked in to another enjoyable but expensive hobby which I'm now stopping before I lose my shirt 😂 I'll now explain; It all started with Amazon when I saw and purchased these shelving units which are designed to hold 80 Hotwheels vehicles in each unit. Yesterday; I thought id log on to a local buy & sell website to search for some nice vehicles; first found a candy red Impreza sti with gold wheels, then an S14 Silvia, followed by an orange MK2 escort and a British racing green Audi Quattro, 1989 Honda civic, honda S2000, lemans Mustang, MK2 golf, t
    1 point
  47. Ahh yes I remember that Cyclist guy, he was on the TV, trying to make out how absolutely wonderful cyclists are. Pity he wasn't around this Sunday when me and the Mrs went for a walk, and was faced with a mountain bike cyclist hurtling towards us as we walked on a pedestrian only passageway and clobbered me.....strange how they don't have helmet cameras when they want to put pedestrians in danger, but they want every motorist to leave a 6 foot space in case they want to swerve into the middle of the road. This mountain cyclist then had the nerve to shout at me saying because the main roa
    1 point
  48. BigLen

    Things I Don't Like

    From: Lenny & Vicki in the Republic of Ireland, We look forward to continuing with online purchases from many UK providers: provided the EU doesn't tax me too much for continuing to purchase from the UK.
    1 point
  49. From what I hear, Halogen lights are rubbish on the MK5's...you'll be better off finding a car with the optional LED headlights which are bright and do all the beam forming stuff. (drove my friends MK5 and they're way better than my Xenon's in my MK4.5)
    1 point
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