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  1. 5 points
    Eric Bloodaxe

    MK4 Rear lights

    All down to our phenomenal driving skills, obviously!😀 We've rather strayed off the topic here (as usual) - there's obviously a need for an "Old Farts Memories" thread somewhere!
  2. 4 points
    Lenny

    Things I Do Like

    Exhausted after a busy day ☺️
  3. 4 points
    andypsp

    Focus sat nav sync 3 - poor

    this could be the problem also............. Europe's GPS alternative has been down for days When people talk about satellite positioning systems, they usually refer to GPS. GPS is of course the US government owned venture that stands for Global Positioning System, but it is not the only game in town – or on earth rather. Many of the positioning application we use gather information from several different satellite systems in the GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System). One of them is the Russian developed GLONASS and another one is EU's own Galileo. However, the latter mentioned has had some troubles lately, and might have not been much of use for you and me. According to a website that is portraying the status of Galileo system reports that all the satellites in the constellation are "not usable", "not available", or "testing." The satellites themselves are still in orbit and probably working fine, it is the earthly infrastructure that has failed us and been down since Friday. Thus many of our GPS devices, like our smartphones, have had to recently rely on non-EU GNS partners. One might conclude that Galileo isn't exactly the most reliable of the GNSS providers but that is completely understandable since it is still largely in a pilot phase. EU is aiming full operations to begin in 2020.
  4. 3 points
    SeanW

    Things I Do Like

    She's gorgeous!! And has mischief written all over her lil' face 😁 Mine is now 2...still a knob, but wouldn't change the fuzzy ratbag lol
  5. 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 🐂 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 😂 going to be big The kids don't know yet until we collect her tomorrow calling her Cailín which is irish for girl; had it been a boy was going to call it sheamus 😅
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 3 points
    robbyvrs

    Mk8 Fiesta Mods

    Hammerite smooth is great for calipers, always use it on my cars Did my Leon this weekend -
  9. 3 points
    TomsFocus

    Things I Do Like

    Oooh, car friend!
  10. 3 points
    Everything has to be cheap and nasty with them! False economy most of the time.
  11. 3 points
    I have just done this using the Autoglym kit. It worked brilliantly. One thing I would add - the shape of the Mk6 light unit and especially the bump on the top don't go well with the sanding discs provided. The discs kept grabbing and burning the plastic. Eventually I used the sanding discs by hand with plenty of water, and it was just as quick. Keep wetting and rinsing. I used the foam pad with the cutting compound and that was a dream. Just keep going over and over and it WILL look like new. I used it with a DeWalt cordless drill. For results vs time, effort and expenditure, one of the most satisfying jobs I have ever done on a car. Good luck!
  12. 3 points
    jmurray01

    Things I Don't Like

    That might not be a bad idea actually. Well I did kill a pigeon a few months ago when it flew in front of my car, so maybe they are out for revenge... If I don't post for a while then maybe somebody had better check my house to see if I'm lying dead with my eyes pecked out like in "The Birds"!!
  13. 3 points
    Lenny

    Things I Do Like

    I do like being quite merrily drunk at 11am on a Sunday morning, I would prefer to be sober and working through the entire weekend, but I'm stuck at home with nothing to do so Alcohol is pleasantly passing the time. Splendid ☺️👌
  14. 3 points
    dtulip8

    Things I Do Like

    I like being able to see these two side by side, facelift is definitely better looking.
  15. 3 points
    Lenny

    Best USB Socket?

    I've recently purchased a 3.0 usb power supply which has a switch Being 3.0 it charges faster and the switch may solve your issue too https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/QC3-0-Car-Charger-12V-USB-Outlet-Voltmeter-with-ON-Off-Switch-Waterproof-MA1998/264350380238?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Df16ad2147d0c4919bd9f81a0083cb599%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D180735526749%26itm%3D264350380238%26pg%3D2481888&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A42b80277-a56b-11e9-8689-74dbd1800b28|parentrq%3Aeb5873ec16b0aa47c56117a7ff82de08|iid%3A1
  16. 2 points
    Turvey

    Things I Don't Like

    Just reread your post @TomsFocus is it just the plastic bracket things that are broken? You can get steel ones that would be a cheapish answer.... https://www.screwfix.com/p/hafele-galvanised-steel-shelf-supports-100-pack/1803T?kpid=1803T&ds_kid=92700024762948872&gclsrc=aw.ds&ds_rl=1241687&ds_rl=1245250&ds_rl=1249413&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIqMXsh46_4wIVTLTtCh3zGglNEAQYASABEgLUV_D_BwE
  17. 2 points
    Ah, that makes sense 😁 Just goes to show how a simple sentence can be interpreted in more than 1 way when written not spoken.
  18. 2 points
    I assume you're changing the water pump at the same time? You'll need to drain the coolant for that anyway. The original Ford coolant is also only rated for 10 years so makes sense to change it at the same time as the belt. You should also be replacing the tensioner and idler at the same time.
  19. 2 points
    Lenny

    Things I Do Like

    ☺️ I've saw two pedigree Bernese here local theres a guy resembling a viking walks them has long hair and a goatee 😅 there around 3.5" tall like big bears Thanks mate, We were looking for a pedigree beagle with the tri-colours but we really liked these and there two hours closer than the nearest pedigree beagle pups overall saves us four hours travelling and I like big dogs, looking forward to taking it along with us to the forest on sundays and walks in the countryside after we have it registered with the local vet and get the thumbs up to take her around, Shes been wormed and vaccinated but were booking an appointment to register with local vet to get her chipped and see if she needs any other vaccinations before we take her around. 😂 im hoping to well I'm hoping to assist the wife in keeping some level of manners on it aswell as fun, We found a local dog training service group whom operate a five Saturday morning course, two hours each Saturday for €185 says they want the house hold to attend the first session then the main owner and companion for the remaining sessions; maximum of five dogs per course and they teach obedience training aswell as getting the dog used to other dogs. The wife will be the master; as I work different shift patterns and she will be here all of the time and it's her new baby to bond with, General Back ground info here... not expecting any specific person to respond to this but I just want to say; I've had five hours sleep last night and I'm wide awake now with excitement 😂 and also relief because the wife is extremely attached to our youngest as in; they have never been apart for more than an hour since birth; we almost lost him when he was three weeks old he got pneumonia in his left lung then got MRSA hospital super bug while in quarantine in the hospital; was then sent home that Christmas with pneumonia and MRSA to keep away from hospital, thankfully he made a complete recovery and is now five years old; hes got both our hearts and the hearts of his two older sisters on two legs, Back when he was really sick; the wife was by his side 24/7 but suffered extreme anxiety and had a form of postnatal depression where she wouldn't leave him down atall and had a fear of someone taking him away; she later then reported me missing as she didnt know I was just gone to work; it was the most difficult time for both of us back then especially with chemical imbalances after having a baby and our son is thankfully fully recovered since he was around six months old; we kept him back a year from starting the school system already; so now we have to pay for his first year €70pw I don't mind doing that and it's his time to progress and has had the wife teaching him everything since birth; I just don't want the wife coming home to an empty house when I'm working day shift or in bed from nights; the dog will be like another baby in the house while our son progresses on as he should and the wife is really looking forward to it too; so it's a relief off my shoulders that everything will hopefully progress smoothly in September onwards.
  20. 2 points
    Zico

    Things I Do Like

    @Stoney871 can we get @zain611 banned for continuous and persistent attacks on my resolve . On the subject of the bulbs, I've just checked my Autobeam order and my existing bulbs haven't even had there first birthday yet (order shipped early September) . I did however check the H7 Led Dipped bulbs & caps that cost £54.90 (Inc. shipping) via eBay and £58.79 (Inc. shipping and a 12% discount code) via the website directly. I don't quite get why they would want to drive traffic away from purchasing from them directly .
  21. 2 points
    Nick Y

    Things I Do Like

    Awww, gorgeous pup. I know how big Bernese Mountain dogs can get as my friend had one and he was huge (he weighed more than me).
  22. 2 points
    zain611

    Things I Do Like

    Fitted them on. A lot better compared to the other autobeam bulbs I had. They are a proper red light and it leaves a little imprint in my eye just at the sidelight brightness so imagine it at the brake light brightness. Really nice. The original LEDs I had gave out a white light so from inside the housing it gave out a light red light but these performance bulbs give out a nice proper red light which I love. @Zico I highly recommend them. Will wait to see how they look in the night. Before and after
  23. 2 points
    zain611

    Things I Do Like

    Bulbs arrived. Really impressed, ordered them yesterday morning arrived today morning. Hope they are the right ones.
  24. 2 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)
  25. 2 points
    mozz

    Mk6 Fiesta Headlight Lens Restoration??

    Sounds daft but just make sure you protect the paintwork around the lights with masking tape if doing this in situ.
  26. 2 points
    Nick Y

    Things I Do Like

    I do like the image quality on my new camera. It is fantastic. I've been taking pics of the moon since I got it a few months ago and the detail it brings out is amazing. I've shown the pics to some of my friends and they were shocked at how much detail was there. I have been learning how to use the functions on the camera and I mostly use manual mode so I can adjust light etc and also play around with some of the special features like HDR, black and white etc. Tonight I sort of managed to capture the partial eclipse but missed it at the point where it was mostly obscured (60% totality tonight).
  27. 2 points
    Thanks TomsFocus and Botus. What is important to point out is that the Service Portfolio booklet I was given when our Focus 3 was delivered in march 2018 was Issue gbr CG2127 published 07/2017. In the Warranty Terms and Conditions some of the Exclusions that Ford used to apply are now no longer included (I think it was either the European Union or the Ombudsman who decided that the exclusions were unfair and had to be removed). In particular they can no longer exclude the clutch from the warranty just because it contains an item subject to wear and tear. It is the Wear and Tear itself that determines if it can be excluded. Normal Wear and Tear of a "friction component" does still allow a replacement of the assembly that contains it to be excluded from the Warranty, but damage to the component not caused by Normal Wear and Tear does not allow replacement of the assembly to be excluded. Needless to say they have made the Warranty Terms and Conditions as difficult to understand as possible including use of a double negative in one place and they do not say who has to prove whether or not it is Normal Wear and Tear that has caused the damage. I do intend to send them a formal complaint about the way they have handled the case. There is quite a lot to complain about that I have not yet even told you about. I find it hard to believe they get away with what they do. Thanks for the corrections to what I said, Toms Focus. I am going to need to get it right and I have a few other questions I need to ask that I hope you or Botus will know the answers to. Botus, I will take the photo of the rear of the pressure plate tomorrow and attach it to another post.
  28. 2 points
    zain611

    Things I Do Like

    @Zico I ordered those performance brake lights for the car. Will let you know how it goes and the difference in brightness. Better off to get it from ebay as its cheaper and warranty is still included. They increased the price of them on their website so quickly got it from their eBay store just incase they increase it there.
  29. 2 points
    Stoney871

    Phone Holder

    I like Brodit mounts. Not cheap but multiple applications. Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
  30. 2 points
    gillyallan

    Focus sat nav sync 3 - poor

    Just back our hols and found the sat nav pretty poor in all honesty. We were coming back from a place called Maplethorpe to Cleethorpes and it had decided on a turn left half way along the main Rd. It didn't feel right as was opposite direction from my natural compass, however I turned in to find I was going along some partially grassed track in totally wrong direction. Found a small bit to turn and came back out. Once I joined the main Rd again it rerouted to the main Rd again. Found this a few times it wanting to go strange directions and can only think if anyone followed it to the letter, they are going to be going on a wild goose chase. My son had waze on his phone and his was far more trustworthy.
  31. 2 points
    TomsFocus

    Those horrible nuts

    Depends how tight it is unfortunately. As long as it's a 6 sided socket and you make sure its dead square on the nut and only put direct upwards pressure on it (less chance of slip) you should be ok but I take no responsibility if it slips or rounds.
  32. 2 points
    dtulip8

    Things I Do Like

    I think that’s the problem with older cars if you don’t bother too much with keeping them clean, they start to look tatty. Mine was a bit of a state when I bought it, but I don’t mind as I still occasionally scratch it and as it’s a first car I’m bound to knock it a few times. And anyway it’s 13 years old so it will have a few dings and scratches. I must say yours is an exceptional example which you take a lot of care to keep nice, which most people don’t.
  33. 2 points
    TomsFocus

    Ford Focus Mk3.5 Headlight

    It is possible to remove the lense from the lamp assembly using heat and patience. However the lenses aren't sold separately so you'll have to replace the whole lamp unfortunately.
  34. 2 points
    Ennvoqation

    MK4 Rear lights

    I learned to drive with a crash gearbox;. Syncromesh 'twas but a dream! It wasn't so much a case of driving but more aiming in the general direction you wanted to go and hoped it'd make it out the other side... That and the gear stick having a habit of popping out when going downhill.
  35. 2 points
    odcrypt

    Ford Mustang

    Hi all just bought a new mustang GT and she’s awesome Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  36. 2 points
    Well I used the Autoglym kit on a car I have in southern Spain that sits in the sun all day that failed the ITV (MOT) because of the opaque light lenses and over a year later they are still ok. Just make sure you follow the instructions to the letter and dont be alarmed as the lights will look a lot worse before they are better ,in fact almost as good as new.
  37. 2 points
    If I knew I was going to revisit the front underside to do work I would leave the under-tray off.Do you have the dimensions of the bolt you need?I have some OEM suspension bolts in the garage and could post them out to you if I have them.Like Peter said my money is on the wheel bearing or cv joint.
  38. 2 points
    I've always thought of it that way, too. Perhaps confusion arises because of the old phrase "letting the clutch out" (after opening the door first, of course!😀)
  39. 2 points
    TomsFocus

    Noise whilst accelerating

    Check the metal boost pipe, prone to cracking around the bracket on the 1.8TDCi.
  40. 2 points
    jmurray01

    Things I Do Like

    I must be strange because I actually prefer the pre-facelift! That said I also preferred the pre-facelift MK4 Fiesta (the one in my avatar) so maybe there's a theme developing...
  41. 2 points
    StephenFord

    MK4 Rear lights

    Wow, you must be ancient, I passed mine in 1979 LOL It's a wonder how we've survived at all without DRLs, ABS brakes, car radar sensors, high level brake lights, xenon bulbs, air bags etc etc...🤣
  42. 2 points
    have looked inside keyfob to see if the spare keyblade is inside.
  43. 2 points
    TimST2

    Things I Do Like

    The 70s really was very brown wasn't it...
  44. 2 points
    If it’s the same as the mk3.5, then it’s probably because you can’t just pull it out like normal. You have to push it into the car over the back seats then turn it and remove from boot opening endways. Some people probably get a little rough when it doesn’t come straight out, I know I tried until I got the hang of it.😄
  45. 2 points
    KramH

    First Car - Ecoboost 100bhp or 125bhp?

    Thanks for the replies! You have confirmed my thoughts that the 100bhp is the better option for a first car. Drove both yesterday and thought the 100bhp was plenty quick enough, especially as there was three of us in the car. Great little cars to drive - I would have loved one of those for my first car! If he builds 3 years NCD and keeps a clean license then I have told him we will help him move to something a little more sporty - hopefully this will incentivise him to behave! I don't like black boxes and don't trust them either - he will never comply and only make things worse! Also if I drive it...! I will be looking for a low mileage 2013-16 Zetec S in white - not that many good ones around. Quite surprised how many of these have not been serviced!!
  46. 2 points
    DG97

    First Car - Ecoboost 100bhp or 125bhp?

    I’d always say the 125bhp but... in the case of a newly qualified 17 year old driver, I would say a 100bhp would be a “better” option as it’s a little bit slower yet remains punchy enough. By no means would the 125bhp be difficult to handle or anything like that but I had a 95bhp car for my first car and felt that it was steady enough to gain driving experience and was never powerful enough to allow me to do stupid stuff which as a 17 year old - we’re all tempted to do 😉
  47. 2 points
    Indeed, then use the old 'used car' trick of a couple of coats of satin black, it'll look like new...
  48. 2 points
    Stoney871

    Car rattle now fixed!

    Ebay has them by the bucketload. Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
  49. 2 points
    Why not get yourself the full fat ST next time - you know you want to!😀 .....and of course the original A-class failed the moose test!
  50. 2 points
    Darren-mk8

    Mk8 Fiesta Mods

    Not done much so far. I also went for the footwell lights. Got mine from CEUK. I've painted my calipers, added a bit of red pinstripe. Badge overlays. A couple of decals. Tyre lettering. Got loads more planned for visuals, just need to get round to doing it.