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  1. 6 points
    Turvey

    Things I Do Like

    Pair of P.Ricks ๐Ÿ˜„ 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

    Together with the wife eighteen years today ๐Ÿ…
  12. 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.. ๐Ÿคฃ
  13. 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.
  14. 4 points
    TomsFocus

    Things I Do Like

  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 4 points
    Turvey

    Things I Don't Like

    I don't like posting today's view when having lunch in the wrong thread! ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ˜Ž We're away for a few days to a caravan in Evanton, stopped for a bite in Helmsdale. span widget
  19. 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.
  20. 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 ๐Ÿป๐Ÿฅ‚ Before and after pics ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. 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! ๐Ÿ˜Ž My weather station showing temperature of 20degrees with a 10-15mph breeze. Having to rehydrate though, just to make sure.
  24. 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
  25. 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 ๐Ÿ‘
  26. 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.
  27. 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!
  28. 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!!! ๐Ÿ˜„
  29. 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
  30. 4 points
    Lenny

    Things I Do Like

    Exhausted after a busy day โ˜บ๏ธ
  31. 3 points
    Lenny

    Things I Don't Like

    Thanks for that mate, He got up for dinner there and he's putting pressure on the leg again, Has three red spots like blood but not bleeding here he is with a pair of socks shouldn't have them but I'll let him today
  32. 3 points
    Turvey

    Things I Do Like

    I do like this photo of our latest addition to the madhouse ๐Ÿ˜† Not staged, just the way she sleeps sometimes.
  33. 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?๐Ÿ˜€) 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!๐Ÿ˜ฑ
  34. 3 points
    JW1982

    MK3 1.0 Eco - Long Drive Performance

    Apart from the differences between the 100 HP and the 125 / 140 HP versions there are no technical differences between the MK3 and MK3.5 1.0 ECOboost engine. The only differences between the MK3 and MK3.5 1.0 ECOboost engines are the different/improved cooling system hoses and the fact that the MK3.5 has an additional cilinder head temperature sensor to detect overheating at an early stage. My experience is that the 1.0 ECOboost is a very reliable engine. Yes, the 1.0 ECOboost has a few weaknesses (expecially the cooling system) but most of them can easily be solved by regular and preventive maintenance.
  35. 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
  36. 3 points
    He was just being a complete tool. You were perfectly right to overtake and then slow back down. As Stoney has said, I very much doubt he would send the footage to the police because he was the one committing various traffic offences including tailgating, inappropriate use of lights, intimidation, speeding and contravening a one way system causing other road users to take preventative action. If he did send the footage to the police, it would probably be edited so that it doesn't show his actions and he'd probably get laughed at by the police as you did nothing wrong.
  37. 3 points
    mrmetallica

    mot

    car passed mot today no advisorys. never going to fords again after being told advisory on rear ball joint and rear shocks seeping oil rip off merchants fords. im glad ive found a garage i can trust .
  38. 3 points
    TomsFocus

    Things I Do Like

    Looks like a Ranger Wildtrak? It doesn't look all that much bigger than the Fiat 500 in that picture though!
  39. 3 points
    Lenny

    Things I Don't Like

    ๐Ÿ˜‚Beagles are the worst guard dogs ever Lazy pup Lifted him up on sofa then he rolls in to the slope between two cushions and falls asleep; Also producing some proper horrible silent but deadly vomit inducing farts ๐Ÿคข
  40. 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.
  41. 3 points
    Lenny

    Things I Do Like

    Thanks mate, I used to have a bit of time on sundays to be on the playstation either on my own or with the kids, But since getting the pupon 18th July its like another baby; I haven't saw a minute of television or anything just working and out in the garden watching him and Rewarding when he goes toilet in the correct locations, Cant even walk him in public until he gets second injections in August He also has social anxiety where he doesn't like being alone at night but a hot water bottle has worked well last night; he only cried at 1am and 5am instead of every hour. But he has to learn and hes in a training cage during the night; it's the size of a euro pallet in the kitchen; not outside yet until second injections just around the walled in back garden which is 280ft long by 20ft wide Very very pleased too fantastic with the kids the temperament is excellent full of love.
  42. 3 points
    zain611

    Things I Do Like

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  43. 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.
  44. 3 points
    zain611

    Things I Do Like

    @Lenny really like that but honestly what normally person is going to say 'I specifically want an explosive proof phone' ๐Ÿ˜‚. If a bomb dropped on you, you'd be finished but the phone will survive. What good would that be ๐Ÿคฃ
  45. 3 points
    zain611

    Things I Do Like

    Here we go
  46. 3 points
    Eric Bloodaxe

    Mr

    Mine did that for me with the Mrs's old Ka - which was only fair as it was them who lost the book in the first place!๐Ÿ˜€ PS: I see the "Title" trap is still catching folk out when starting a topic - could admin amend it to "Topic Title", "Title of Topic" etc?
  47. 3 points
    Lenny

    Things I Do Like

    I do like picking up the new member of our family tomorrow morning The daddy is a bernese mountain dog ๐Ÿ‚ And the mammy is a Beagle Picked a girl for the wife to keep her company in September when our youngest starts play school Here she is vaccinated and chipped but unfortunately cant be remapped ๐Ÿ˜‚ going to be big The kids don't know yet until we collect her tomorrow calling her Cailรญn which is irish for girl; had it been a boy was going to call it sheamus ๐Ÿ˜…
  48. 3 points
    Turvey

    Things I Don't Like

    I don't like getting a phone call from Mrs Turvey this afternoon! We got an oil delivery around dinner time and for some reason she went out after the truck had left to check levels. She discovered that there was a leak coming from somewhere! I got her to turn off the boiler and the tap on the tank, put a basin under the leak and to phone the local heating engineer who lives 2 minutes away. I got home from work at 4pm, engineer hadn't been so I had a look. Turns out the nut behind the tap for the sight glass was loose. Just needed a halfturn to stop the drip. At 62p a litre I'm pretty glad it was spotted.
  49. 3 points
    alexp999

    Things I Do Like

    Jupiter is big, like really big. Often the brightest "stars" in the night sky are our neighbouring planets.
  50. 3 points
    SeanW

    Phone Holder

    Definitely Brodit!! www.drivesafeandlegal.co.uk is the cheapest UK supplier I've found (had them in 3 vehicles over the last 5-6 years...still on the original phone holder - just the mounts that change)