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  1. 6 points
    Turvey

    Things I Do Like

    Pair of P.Ricks πŸ˜„ Two baby hogs in the garden this evening.
  2. 5 points
    Nick Y

    Things I Do Like

    I do like finishing yet another model kit to add to my growing collection. This time it's another rally car (an Audi Quattro) to go alongside the Mk2 Escort RS1800 I finished about a month ago.
  3. 5 points
    jmurray01

    Things I Do Like

    In addition to the above I do like completing my Sunday with a couple of cheese burgers (in albeit squashed brioche buns!) and a Southern Comfort... I do thank God for these good days when I'm feeling not to bad and can see the positives in life. Days like this are quite rare for me.
  4. 5 points
    Nick Y

    Things I Do Like

    The ones in my garden were Peacock butterflies.
  5. 5 points
    zain611

    Things I Do Like

    I do like my degree certificate arriving today. Now have my official transcript to give as proof of grades to the uni I want to do my masters in.
  6. 5 points
  7. 5 points
    TomsFocus

    Things I Do Like

  8. 5 points
    Stoney871

    Things I Don't Like

    Treo looking for mischief and Jed goofing about. Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
  9. 5 points
    Nick Y

    Things I Do Like

    I do like winning a facebook competition. It was run by Haynes manuals and the one I won was about building model kits.
  10. 5 points
    Stoney871

    Things I Do Like

    Unless the screen protector is about 4 inch thick glass with multiple layers of lamination and coatings it won't stop a wet f a r t Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
  11. 4 points
    Lenny

    Things I Do Like

    I'm a tiny bit jealous now πŸ˜… wife sent me this selfie at 06:45am yesterday morning; she was watching Television on the sofa When liam sat up beside her putting his paw on top of her arm yawned and rest his head on her side ☺️ great bond they have now. And here he is thismorning after a walk πŸ˜‚ hes getting big compared to four weeks ago; Sorry for all the Puppy Spam posts guys πŸ˜…
  12. 4 points
    Lenny

    Things I Do Like

    Together with the wife eighteen years today πŸ…
  13. 4 points
    Lenny

    Things I Don't Like

    What.. I'm just chillin by the door, ya know keeping it real; No That big tare in the floor was always there; nothing to see here atall; Just eh look the other way and I'll ah nom noma nom.. 🀣
  14. 4 points
    Nick Y

    Things I Do Like

    I do like this arriving today after winning a competition last week. This will help me so much when building many more model kits. I never thought I would win and just entered it for a laugh as the question was model related. It was purely coincidental that I won a manual based on one of my areas of interest/hobbies.
  15. 4 points
    TomsFocus

    Things I Do Like

  16. 4 points
    Lenny

    Things I Do Like

    Oh yeah lennys back on the mods for one day only 12V USB 3.0 power supply with switch and voltage gauge fitted to permanent live. Now fitting a 25" LED light bar fits very nice I like
  17. 4 points
    What always cracks me up with this, and I've been on the same end as well. You do something that they think is wrong. They then proceed to break all the rules of the road, but that's OK because they are doing it to teach you a lesson. It never seems to enter their tiny minds that what they are doing is just as wrong as what they think you've done.
  18. 4 points
    Darren-mk8

    Things I Do Like

    Things i do like. These new limited edition Fiesta ST's. Seen a few coming in lately.
  19. 4 points
    Turvey

    Things I Don't Like

    I don't like posting today's view when having lunch in the wrong thread! πŸ™„ 😎 We're away for a few days to a caravan in Evanton, stopped for a bite in Helmsdale. span widget
  20. 4 points
    JW1982

    New Ford Focus Mk 4 windscreen trim

    Some people specifically ordered the 1.5 ECOboost hatchback because of the multilink independent rear suspension. After Months of waiting the car arrived and turned out to have the torsion beam rear suspension without even being notified that Ford changed the specifications. There are also people that ordered a 1.5 ECOboost hatchback with the adaptive suspension and after 7 Months of waiting (the expected production date changed several times) they were notified that the car they ordered is no longer available. A significant change of the technical specifications like the rear suspension system will probably be a legit reason to reject the car or cancel the order. Especially because until today Ford has not yet corrected the information on brochures / website while the technical changes were introduced Months ago.
  21. 4 points
    Turvey

    Things I Do Like

    I do like that our neighbours have decided to cut down their willow trees! We were a bit apprehensive at first when we heard they were going to do it, we thought it might cut down on our privacy but it hasn't impacted at all. The only thing it has done is let more light into our outside seating area...... meaning longer alfresco drinking time 🍻πŸ₯‚ Before and after pics 😎
  22. 4 points
    TimST2

    Things I Do Like

    Just ordered the 310R. Goes into build the first week in November... Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  23. 4 points
    JW1982

    New Ford Focus Mk 4 windscreen trim

    Below the changes Ford made in April/May: * Just one boot light instead of two on the hatchback versions. * The rear doors do no longer have keyless sensors. * Active suspension no longer available for 1.5 ECOboost * 1.5 ECOboost hatchback versions (except Active and Vignale) gets the torsion beam rear suspension instead of the independent rear suspension (only the 2.0 ECOblue diesel hatchback version has the independent rear suspension). * Adjustable boot floor no longer available. * New headlight design. ST-Line and Titanium get black headlights. All others (including Active) get chrome headlights. * New type of Keyless remote with integrated motion sensor. On the new remotes the keyless signal is only transmitted when the key detects motion. When no motion is detected the key enters sleep mode. * Heated washerjets no longer present. * Shark tail antenna Focus Active no longer painted in body color (except vehicles with panoramic roof). Changes which are announced for October: * Shadow Black will be replaced by a new black color (English color name is not yet announced, German name is "Obsidian Schwarz"). * New blue color will be intoduced (English color name is not yet announced, German name is "Panther Blau"). * Diffused Silver no longer available. * Dark Mulberry no longer available. * Orange Glow no longer available. The source of this information are leaked internal documents from Ford and information supplied by Ford dealers. I just collected this information from several German forums. At this moment most of the changes are confirmed by people who received their new vehicle.
  24. 4 points
    Turvey

    Things I Do Like

    I do like that it's not as hot and humid here as the rest of the majority of you seem to be getting! 😎 My weather station showing temperature of 20degrees with a 10-15mph breeze. Having to rehydrate though, just to make sure.
  25. 4 points
    Stoney871

    Things I Don't Like

    The dogs are doing ok today. It's their day off so are lolling around in the yard laying in the shade. I put a plastic paddling pool out for them and they love laying in the water resting their chins on the edge. Willow is retiring next month so is winding down on work load, she's gone nice and mellow so the transition has been painless. Jed is 2 years from retirement so is in his element and Treo is still quite young and willful but very focused at work, he's shaping into an excellent worker and a worthy successor to Willow's reputation. Willow in mellow mode. Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
  26. 4 points
    Thank you for the replies. Decided on the 100 bhp - plenty fast enough for a first time driver. Provided he behaves himself I will help him upgrade in the future. Pic of car (2016 1.0 Ecoboost ST Line) collected today - birthday tomorrow - very lucky boy! Thanks again πŸ‘
  27. 4 points
    Deltamansam

    Ford Focus Dpf P242f-61 reset?

    Thanks for the help everyone. As per above I disconnected the maf sensor and was able to reset using forscan Dpf values now at 0.2kpa idle, so a huge reduction.
  28. 4 points
    Tdci-Peter

    Things I Do Like

    I hope you did not resort to reading the instructions!! I was assembling a gate, a complicated bridleway thing with a big hockey stick latch, and my co-assembler noticed bits of paper in the packets of bits. I pointed out that, as males, we did not need instructions, and he promptly left them on the ground! In fact, we could have done with some instructions for the final assembly of the hockey stick thing, but that part of the assembly had no paper in it at all, so we were left to guess. Needless to say it did not work when built: The self rising hinges clashed with the latch mechanism, but a bit of dowell bashed into the incorrect bolt hole, and some new holes drilled did get it working nicely. Instructions, ha. They are usually in incomprehensible gibberish translated from Chinese via German to English, anyway!
  29. 4 points
    Turvey

    Things I Do Like

    I do like managing to put together an IKEA wardrobe correctly, the first time, without having to get our joiner in to sort it out!!! πŸ˜„
  30. 4 points
    Stoney871

    Things I Do Like

    It's not that the phone is explosion proof rather that it's safe to use in an enviroment where a spark or electrical pulse from an unprotected electrical device could ignite gases, powders, fuels or anything RF sensitive like explosive detonators etc. It's called intrinsically safe equipment. Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
  31. 3 points
    Turvey

    Things I Don't Like

    And that is why I always start cars, trucks etc with clutch down. A habit I have had since even before I sat my test.
  32. 3 points
    It's all relative buddy, wait till you try a 1.6 petrol like mine, then you'll know what underpowered actually means LOL It you donned a pair of running shorts, you could give me a run for the money 🀣
  33. 3 points
    They might be long enough, but I'd rather not drag a slimy, grit covered, diesel hose across the paintwork... I don't sit for ages waiting for the correct side though...there's no law against reversing up to the pump or driving all the way though and then spinning round, only takes an extra 5 seconds and I haven't been told not to so far...
  34. 3 points
    zain611

    Things I Do Like

    @TomsFocus looks like a piggy back turbo 🀣
  35. 3 points
    zain611

    Things I Do Like

    Someone use to say to me they hope I don't go into making nuclear bombs with this degree πŸ˜‚. Probably the best I've done in my education. I went to the worst secondary school where there was no organisation in teaching and that they only taught people to a C grade. That had an impact on what I could do in college. Went to a decent college however because of my grades I couldn't do A levels in my chosen subject so had to do Btec. Thankfully managed to get the grades needed to do this degree and now thankfully got a first class. Now I've received a conditional offer at UCL for a immunology and microbiology masters and just now have to send them my transcript to show I met their requirements. It kind of shows if you mess up in one school you are still able to succeed in the next. I just hope I get a good job. I have no concept of money and I'm 21 🀣
  36. 3 points
    TomsFocus

    Things I Don't Like

    Considering this is a public forum, with your name and pictures of your car on it, I'd suggest definitely not admitting that on here...
  37. 3 points
    Turvey

    Things I Do Like

    I do like winning Β£125 on the Premium Bonds this month.... .... the latest addition to our family though? Maybe not so much......yet! But I'm sure she'll have me wrapped around her little paw in no time πŸ™„
  38. 3 points
    There's lots of interesting information on driving licences currently issued on data.gov.uk. You can download various spreadsheets showing how many people of every age have a licence, whether it's full or provisional, there's also one showing no. of points for each age. @TomsFocus might be concerned that there are apparently 37,475 with a licence in their 90's, but after that it seems to drop off a bit (can't think why?πŸ˜€) and there are only 90 people with one at 100 plus, the oldest 107. I'm aiming to keep going a bit longer than that, if only to frighten Tom!😱
  39. 3 points
    Lenny

    Things I Do Like

    πŸ˜‚ The radio reception doesn't work in the Yaris and it has a cassette deck, I wasn't sure if perhaps the speakers were blown or it actually was the radio reception. I've just been up in the attic to retrieve a cassette, not just any old cassette though; It's an official cassette of the Theme Tune for The X-Files πŸ˜‚ that was a show about UFO way before the X-Factor I've set it ready to play at level 12 soon after he starts the engine πŸ˜‚ thought it would suit the theme quite well with the new light bar And atleast we know now the speakers work; so if he gets a Cassette to 3.5mm jack he can stream audio from the phone aswell as maintaining the battery on the phone.
  40. 3 points
    jmurray01

    Things I Do Like

    I do like getting the Passat back! I had forgotten how refined it was compared to the Citroen AX...
  41. 3 points
    TomsFocus

    Things I Don't Like

    I do like fixing Nan's shelf with these today...the shelf will give way before these do, I'm surprised how strong they are tbh!! Nan is very pleased! We also gave the cupboard a good clean out between us which gave her a sense of achievement which isn't often easy to find for her these days! Thanks again @Turvey
  42. 3 points
    We have a winner!! I put the deposit down on the white metal and I'm picking it up on Friday after its been serviced and MOT'd. The test drive was good. The car pulled well and felt a lot more nimble than my mini does. From what I could see the carpets were dry and the bodywork seemed perfect (but it had just rained so I'll probably find a million dinks when it's dry). One of the front fog lights was a bit loose but I'm sure it's a quick fix to sort it out. Can't wait to pick it up and have a proper drive this weekend, I just hope the weather perks up. Thanks for your help guys, I'm sure I'll soon be quizzing you on what to upgrade first!
  43. 3 points
    Lenny

    Things I Do Like

    I do like receiving a custom printed dog collar tag today from faireenvie.etsy.com https://www.etsy.com/shop/faireenvie/ Ordered last Friday and arrived today I found some strange dog collar tags aswell as some funny ones when searching for this; some designed for role play ***** which wouldn't be suitable for the poor dog atall πŸ˜‚ sort of threw me a bit when I first read them; thinking how would that suit the poor dog πŸ˜‚ "daddys little *****" or "***** Lover" it's a messed up world. Others were liverpool fans saying this dog never walks alone 🀣 Anyways; I put a Reward of €400 on ours because there are places which will pay €100 to rehome any dog you provide them, as result there are people stealing dogs to cash in, Our dog Liam cost me €350 plus the chip €400 hes in a 12 foot walled back garden or always on the lead but we do forest walks on sundays and incase he gets loose or stolen from the garden I wanted to have the best assurance that someone would rather return him for the reward rather than any other purpose because although hes only ten weeks old now; hes become part of the family.
  44. 3 points
    Update Had replacement trim fitted this morning, all seems good. Looks like the outer trim broke, as there was some kind of retaining clip that was missing. Stop/start seems to be ok now, keeping the revs above 2500, although if you go with the gear changes when the dashboard prompts you to, id probably stall the car. Tells me to put the car in 6th gear, when im doing 40mph. No more crackling sound from the centre console, so far, so hopefully all is good. One of the big problems where I live, is that they shut down 3 Ford dealerships around my area, so the one closest to me is now banged out. usually have to wait 3-4 weeks for an appointment. Also noticed the infotainment system is very selective about what kind of cable you use for Android Auto to work. Tried a couple of cables I had and only one of them worked. Seems you have to make sure the cable is wired for both charge and data, as some of the cheap cables only support charge. Do love having Google assistant in the car, you never know when you need to find out "how high the Eiffel Tower is " !!!!!
  45. 3 points
    TomsFocus

    Things I Don't Like

    The awkward moment when you can't handle 100bhp at 20mph... On a serious note though, this is exactly the kind of behaviour that has ruined modified cars and car meets for the rest of us. We're all tarred with the same anti social, dangerous a**ehole brush because of stunts like this. I've been to plenty of static events over the years where most people do just want to park up and look at each others cars, discuss mods etc...and will defend young car enthusiasts because of that....but clearly there is no defending the above. What makes it worse is the guy that crashed is the organiser of the meet... πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ You'd think people might give it a bit more thought after the recent Stevenage incident as well...
  46. 3 points
    JW1982

    New Ford Focus Mk 4 windscreen trim

    In my opinion the overal build quality of Ford vehicles has definetely not improved within the last 15 Years. The quality of the materials used for the interior may be improved but the build quality did defintelely not. To be honest in my opinion the build quality of the Focus MK2 was a lot better than the build quality of the Focus MK3 and MK4. I am definetely a Ford guy (at least I always was) but from my point of view as an independent engineer the build quality of a Hyundai or Kia is better these days than the build quality of a Focus MK4. Apart from the build quality most developments/changes Ford introduced are made from an economical point of view (to reduce costs) and not from a technical point of view. For example the rear suspension of the MK4 hatchback. The introduction of the torsion bar rear suspension is a big step backwards. Despite not being bad (like most French vehicles with torsion bar rear suspension) the MK4 hatchback drives not nearly as good as the MK3 hatchback with a more advanced independent rear suspension. The 1.0 ECOboost engine has been a very popular engine for years. Since the introduction of this engine I have been a fan of the characteristics of this engine. However the new (further developed version of the) 1.0. ECOboost which is used on the Focus MK4 is definetely not an improvement. To reduce production costs Ford changed the wetbelts for a flimsy timing chain. Within the next few years this chain has to prove its durability. The timing chain made the engine much louder than its predecessor. Apart from being much noisier the characteristics of the new 1.0 ECOboost are not nearly as nice as its predecessor. Another major disadvantage of the new 1.0 ECOboost is the new manual gearbox. On the MK3/MK3.5 The 125 HP/140 HP versions of the 1.0 ECOboost did have the manual 6-speed B6 gearbox. This is the same gearbox as installed on the 1.6/1.5 TDCI and 1.6/1.5 ECOboost engines. The B6 (Getrag 6MTT250) gearbox has a specified maximum torque output of 285 Nm. This gearbox is pretty overdimensioned for the 1.0 ECOboost. When remapping this engine the gearbox is perfectly capable to handle the extra power/torque. Because of economical reasons the new 1.0 ECOboost no longer has the manual B6 gearbox. Ford introduced the new MX65 for their lower powered engines. The new MX65 gearbox was primarily developed as a cost effective replacement for the old 5-speed IB5 gearbox and because of being a modular design the MX65 gearbox is available as both 5-speed and 6-speed versions. The new 1.0 ECOboost has the strongest available 6-speed version of the MX65 gearbox (Getrag 6MTT215) and has a specified maximum torque output of 215 Nm. This gearbox is no longer overdimensioned and when remapping the engine the gearbox is a big limitation.
  47. 3 points
    My dad never bought me a car but when I was 16 and a half he bought me a 2 yr old sports moped, Suzuki AP50 , unrestricted as registered before 01 Aug 1977, about 48mph. Funny thing was, at the time I didn't really want it and was scared to ride it, but soon changed my mind. My friends wanted sports mopeds and their parents wouldn't let them have one because they were 'dangerous'. Actually i think the restricted 30mph ones are potentially more dangerous as you can't keep up with normal traffic and get pushed into the gutter.
  48. 3 points
    Tdci-Peter

    gtr manchester clean air charge

    It is all very stupid. A popular belief is that low emmission (Euro3/4/5) diesels are very dangerous, with no real foundation in truth. In rural areas there is no problem at all, even in crowded urban areas the problems are limited and local. The truth is our cities have never been cleaner, yet people are still getting allergies and related illnesses. The big killer will be CO2, which is where highly efficient diesels are the least problem. Electric cars, with their inefficient, short lived and unreliable huge batteries are much worse. The CO2 involved in extracting the materials, making the cells, plus the waste in every charge cycle, is huge. Also most users will want to charge at night when solar power is not available, so it will be nuclear, hydrocarbon gas, oil or coal for the electricity, with huge CO2 emissions. The lifetime of the cars will be short too, who will want to buy a second hand battery car (hybrid or pure electric) with an even slightly dodgy battery? It is a case of putting popular and perceived but invalid problems before very big and real but largely unseen problems. Sad.
  49. 3 points
    zain611

    Things I Do Like

    Here we go
  50. 3 points
    Legal or not I don't think its wise to cover lights with anything.