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  1. 6 points
    Stoney871

    Things I Don't Like

    I don't like assembling wardrobes. Had 2 to build and instructions quote 3 1/2 hours per unit. Took me 2 days and a lot of cursing to do one even though I'm pretty good at woodworking and usually enjoy doing flatpack stuff. Super heavy mirrored sliding doors didn't help either. It would be easier if my wife stopped buying so many clothes & shoes [emoji2955] Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  2. 5 points
    pragmatix

    New Topic

    Its a car driven by old codgers that no longer fix thier own cars and can no longer get into mondeos😂
  3. 4 points
    This morning I went to open the boot of my MK2 Focus, on pressing the 'boot' button, nothing. Bugger, well at least it opened on the general unlock button. On getting back home, I tried again, then remembering that on my Merc, you need to hold the button in for several seconds, but again nothing, Then tried to do a diagnosis in my head. The other buttons on the remote work perfectly so unlikely to be a battery. so a last resort, looked up the owners manual to see if there was a 'what to do if it didn't work' bit. Then I saw it - you have to press the button twice in succession within 3 seconds! Honestly folks, try your best not to get old, it can make an awful fool of yourself! 🤣
  4. 4 points
    iantt

    Things I Do Like

    I'm not gingerist. Some of my friends are ginger. Lol He was just a gob *****
  5. 4 points
    The main problem with spacesavesrs is heat. As long as it's correctly inflated (around 60psi iirc!) and you do not exceed 50mph it should be ok for days or even weeks in theory. They affect handling badly though so I would get it sorted asap, I know of a few people that have crashed on them, they can be lethal in the wet.
  6. 3 points
    zain611

    Things I Don't Like

    @TomsFocus I think the unexpected bleeding happens to all of us. I have a red mark on my shoulder which I believe is caused by my heavy bag I carry. There have been times where I see a mark and wonder how that got there. Hopefully it's the wax in your ear that might be affecting your hearing. What happens is when you pick your ear you might push back the wax further inside which might cause a buildup. Hopefully it's not you blasting the music in your car or home 🤣. @jace1969 talking about the elderly I went and saw my great gran after some time and took some food my mum cooked. She was really happy to see me 😊. She lives with her son and his wife. Saw my uncle but aunty went abroad as her mum had passed away. Sat there for around an hour seeing what they were doing. She gave me £5 which I asked why to my uncle and he said she gives it to the children 😂. Few days before my parents went after a long time and she started crying to my dad saying your the eldest grandson and it's been this long since you've seen me. It would be good for more family to come as she just sits all day in the living room and that might not be good for her dementia. She said once she saw a ghost in her room.
  7. 3 points
    1979Damian

    Car moves strange around corners

    And that's exactly what a Focus should drive like!
  8. 3 points
    jace1969

    Things I Don't Like

    Simple...............BREXIT.........Get on with it and don't make the u.k look like fools.
  9. 3 points
    dylanbatt74

    Car moves strange around corners

    New shockers fitted and drives like a dream, thanks Guys
  10. 3 points
    Lenny

    Things I Don't Like

    Some places accept photo of documents instead of scanned, Can post all originals to me and I'll scan them for you 😂 The should hold off on requiring so much until such unfortunate time as of when a claim is made; then if x, y, and Z are not as promised by the policy holder then the insurance is void, This would save alot of office staff wages as only claims would require such processing.
  11. 3 points
    TomsFocus

    How far can you go on a spacesaver?

    Tbf with a BMW you would want the space saver on the front... RWD + a bit of drizzle + a rear spacesaver isn't going to end well! 😮
  12. 3 points
    Lenny

    Things I Don't Like

    Trouble continued as our ten year old daughter required €5 for Drama class 😭 couldn't give her that one for school or let her see it at all. Had to withdraw €20 from ATM 😢 Damn you Dennis ya snake
  13. 3 points
    Lenny

    Things I Don't Like

    Marriage is like a grenade; Pull off the ring and you lose your house
  14. 3 points
    Just wish they'd make indicators standard fit on BMWs as nobody seems to purchase this optional extra.
  15. 3 points
    eddie eastwood

    Key battery

    Those are the car battery prices, key fob batteries are a couple of pounds at the most for decent make.
  16. 3 points
    Is it a secret? If there's a likely cause and particular solution to the issue it would be good for it to be visible on the forum to help others.
  17. 3 points
    TimST2

    Don't you just hate...

    Another good reason to buy Pilot Sports... Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  18. 3 points
    wilto

    Old age, it's a dreadful thing LOL

    If you look at me before I leave the house, I look like I'm doing a Bavarian dance, slapping my ***** and legs making sure I've got everything
  19. 3 points
    Eric Bloodaxe

    Things I Do Like

    Don't know about you guys, but couldn't get into it this series. Only things I found of much interest were the Renault Megane RS test and the Suzuki Ignis vs Panda mountain climb - hopefully I'll find the ST item good too. I did have an idea to revitalise the show, though. Replace the "Star in a reasonably priced car" thing with "Totally unknown guy (ie me) in an outrageously priced car". 😀Whaddya reckon?
  20. 3 points
    williamweb

    Old age, it's a dreadful thing LOL

    Now that would confuse my old brain😜
  21. 3 points
    Just dropped the car off at the dealers and they confirmed they will be applying the software update [emoji847] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. 3 points
    dezwez

    How far can you go on a spacesaver?

    I've got a full size for mine I hate them space savers 😊
  23. 3 points
    dezwez

    How far can you go on a spacesaver?

    there's no limit how far you can go but there's a speed limit 50 miles a hour but you should get your other tyre fixed as soon as
  24. 3 points
    Tekman

    Instrument Cluster Light Change

    Job So far , Just need to fig out how to get auto gear selector surround out to get to leds then switch`s , already done led`s in roof light`s
  25. 3 points
    pragmatix

    New Topic

    You can only answer if you have experienced it, and sometimes the description of the topic is so poor you havnt got a clue as to what it is.
  26. 3 points
    Tekman

    Power socket in dash top

    Hi Pete do you have the lift lid on top of your dash ? I put a aux power supply under obd socket then ran sat nav cable up behind clocks and put a hole inside unit under lid then cable stays in lid out of way and when I want sat nav I lift lid clup sat nav on close lid sat nav has a disk on lid nice and tidy. cheers Alan
  27. 3 points
    F0CUE

    Power socket in dash top

    If you remove the stereo you should be able to see better up there to get an idea where to do it safely. Here is Lenny chopping away at his dash
  28. 2 points
    TomsFocus

    Things I Don't Like

    The FF ones no longer have shelves to ice up. I made the mistake of not checking when I bought mine in 2015, just assumed they were all FF nowadays! Mine looks like yours roughly every 6 months! I don't mind the defrosting too much, but always end up having to throw away some of the food beforehand and then spend £30 filling it up again afterwards. My Mum & Nan both have frost free ones that have never needed defrosting in a decade or so so that's definitely the way to go nowadays lol! Even just reading that made me feel nauseous! I'm really pathetic with anything to do with bodies, especially internals or anything having to come out. 😮 I've read a lot of people get very dizzy from syringing as well so I really am hoping it'll just come out of it's accord, getting water in my ears from a shower is bad enough lol! I did pass out after having the DPT injection back in high school...was already scared of needles so that didn't help. Caused carpet burn across my face and had back and neck pain for days. Could've been worse though, I was standing next to a Victorian cast iron radiator which I just narrowly missed lol! I should really have blood tests done now for a few different issues I'm having but there's absolutely no chance of that so I'll just put up with them lol. Games are weird though, like you can tell it's not real... I can't watch any gory films and especially no Hospital type programmes on TV! It does seem to be more guys than girls affected by blood. I can't really understand why though... I get a major nose bleed at least once a month so I don't think the cycle they have to go through can explain it. And after all, most of our male ancestors would've probably fought in wars over the last hundred years or so so I can't see it being hereditary either. Very odd! 😮
  29. 2 points
    dezwez

    Things I Don't Like

    god there are some crazy people about
  30. 2 points
    stevesey

    Mk3 Alarm Siren Location

    Ok found it - tucked right up inside the wheel arch liner. Need to remove liner fully, then you can unbolt and disconnect. 2 of the three pins have signs of corrosion (green and white deposits). So that's probably it. Going to leave it out for now - car spends most of it's time on the drive and office car park. Just might use the old crooklock occasionally now.
  31. 2 points
    zain611

    Things I Don't Like

    You better hope he don't see that 😂
  32. 2 points
    TomsFocus

    Things I Don't Like

    We need a 'shocked' reaction on here! Sad or confused just doesn't cut it for new parts prices lol. 😮 Surely there must be thousands of Fiesta seats in scrap yards though? Could be a good bartering tool! Though I guess there are thousands of Fiestas for sale as well so not worth the hassle lol. Yeah I'm hoping once the wax goes that will be the end of it. It started as an allergy thing last year though (eustachian tube not draining properly) so just won't know until the wax has gone. Lol, I don't blast music at all, hate loud noises! Sounds like he's somewhere between puberty and menopause tbh…
  33. 2 points
    Hi. I help moderate a highly active Mk5 Facebook group, one of the other mods has a hybrid and is very 'passionate' about it. You're more than welcome to join us https://www.facebook.com/groups/693277794183606/
  34. 2 points
    Botus

    Engine Malfunction and ESP light !

    usual instrument cluster dry joints / worn capacitors? car's the right age
  35. 2 points
    Eric Bloodaxe

    Fiesta ST on TV

    Didn't we already know that on here?😀
  36. 2 points
    Stoney871

    How far can you go on a spacesaver?

    Pretty much par for the course for BMW drivers then. Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  37. 2 points
    gillyallan

    Key battery

    Lol. Glad it's not those batteries.
  38. 2 points
    Na taking it to bits is the easy part, but reprogramming is probably bigger challenge. Although removing all the trim to get to the console and other bits might feel like the whole car. 🙂
  39. 2 points
    Stoney871

    How far can you go on a spacesaver?

    https://mocktheorytest.com/resources/are-space-saver-wheels-safe-as-a-spare-tyre/ Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  40. 2 points
    iantt

    Things I Do Like

    I haven't watched top gear since that Evans bloke spoilt it.
  41. 2 points
    If you look at the lower screw just above it you will see a black plastic release tab. Squeeze it and the wiring block will pull back and off the bulb. With that out the way you can swap the bulb and then slide the wiring block back on to the bulb. You'll see the silver plastic prongs help line the block up when you slide it on.
  42. 2 points
    WES180

    Old age, it's a dreadful thing LOL

    I'd go for 3 sets just to be extra safe because you never know.......! 😉
  43. 2 points
    Yep - been there, done that. Cost me 50 quid for a taxi home and back for the spare key (fortunately my house key was seperate), not done it again!😀
  44. 2 points
    WES180

    Old age, it's a dreadful thing LOL

    Could've been worse, once you got it open you could have then left your keys in the boot and closed it! 😂
  45. 2 points
    Tekman

    Instrument Cluster Light Change

    Cheers Ian Well chuffed myself mate But its thank`s to everyone on here who helped with advise and encouragement cheers Alan
  46. 2 points
    F0CUE

    How far can you go on a spacesaver?

    They are intended to just get you home not for daily use. I kept my old 16s and use one of them after getting home with a space saver. it's like driving along with plastic wheels like you used to get on the old kid bikes 😂
  47. 2 points
    TomsFocus

    New Topic

    Tbh I think most CMax owners struggle with a TV remote let alone an online forum. I completely agree though, the Focus & Fiesta forums, as well as the general forums are plenty active enough. This is about the only forum I'm still on now (despite not owning a Ford for the last 8 months!) as the rest have either closed down completely or are so quiet you can just watch the tumble weed rolling through. Facebook groups are where it's at these days, they don't have the same structure as forums but for quick answers and a huge audience they work really well. I wonder why Renault forums are so active...
  48. 2 points
    TomsFocus

    Under powred 1.4L petrol

    The Focus is only around 50Kg lighter...which works out as an extra 3bhp per tonne. Not even noticeable in real world conditions.
  49. 2 points
    Turvey

    Things I Do Like

    F1 was never the same after Murray Walker left/retired.
  50. 2 points
    dtulip8

    Under powred 1.4L petrol

    I’m afraid that’s just how it is with the Focus, it’s a very heavy car and in reality a 78bhp 1.4 is far too underpowered for the job. Although I can’t imagine a 1.4 Octavia would be much better in all honesty, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with your car.