bashbarnard

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    Tom / Bash
  • Ford Model
    st150
  • Ford Year
    2005
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Suffolk

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  1. So as per title really. I'm getting read write errors on my old Westurn Digital 1tb HD. I've managed to get almost all my data off there without issue. Which is good. But I'm now in need of a new backup. Tempted to buy another Wd one as I've had this one 10 plus years. However there are now a few options on the market I'd like some input on. Internal SSDs in an external enclosure. External SSDs in general Internal SSDs added to my main pc. After this scare last night I'll be buying two long term (not now can't afford it) so I can have a copy ready incase. My main uses are my music collection. Photos of my family Movies I own Small bits of data like map files, documents, contracts etc. Ta in advance. Bash [emoji106] Sent from my SM-A505FN using Tapatalk
  2. Purlings sorted my mot put as well recently. I'm friends with all of them there and tbh would work there again in a heartbeat now I'm back in the area so to speak. They actually value Thier customers as you've probably realised by now. Sent from my SM-A505FN using Tapatalk
  3. This is how I feel. I've got to go back to work in two weeks and get in and out of people's cars all day. Can't lock myself up forever. Sent from my SM-A505FN using Tapatalk
  4. The bit between the turbo and the dpf you'll never get to seal. Not in a month of Sundays. I've fitted hundreds of these now and they always leak a little. Do not put anything before the dpf exahsut paste wise. I've also recently started not using exhaust paste and using high temperature silicone after a few techs had switched. Honest to god I won't be going back. Find some high temp silicone, bit on each side of gasket. Let it go off, it'll never blow again. Marvelous stuff compared to exhaust paste. I won't ever go back. Sent from my SM-A505FN using Tapatalk
  5. I've kept pretty quite on this thread as I've been signed off immune supposed and asthmatic [emoji23]. I've started to go back to shops in the past week or so. Maybe 5 percent of people are wearing masks it's ***** mad. I've got masks for obvious reasons. Sent from my SM-A505FN using Tapatalk
  6. Have we got anyone on the forum who is fairly knowledgeable about the dv5 and dv6 engines. I looked into building up a fresh dv6 engine but done have anywhere to do a long term build with it. However the dv5 is essentially the same with an 8v head. From my reckoning to get these to runs requires the crank sensor, which the the same on both models. The cam sensor which I think is the same on both models, injectors which can be terminated at the plug. It's just an electrical pulse at end of the day for driving those. Then for me map and inlet air temp which is easy to sort on a new engine. The reason I say this is for a decent rebuild on a dv6 is going to cost me a little more than low milage dv5 engine. I've seen them with as little as 10k on and 20-30k ones are really easy to find as well. Currently considering swapping the full lump. Unsure at the moment. Can't see a reason why it shouldn't work. Sent from my SM-A505FN using Tapatalk
  7. I quite like this idea. Sent from my SM-A505FN using Tapatalk
  8. Well this is it isn't it. Like what do I do. Buy another set of seats? Rx8, st170, st225? Wouldn't even know where to begin. I like these seats but the unreliability of them is bad. Sent from my SM-A505FN using Tapatalk
  9. No man. Free as free. Even double checked it and lubricated the ***** out of it. These were eBay parts. I need to buy a genuine handle I think. I honestly cannot believe it though. The cables are free. They're second hand this time granted but they're genuine cables. The mech is free. It should be fine. I'm unsure if to buy a genuine ford item or buy some better front seats like from the st170 or something and get them fitted to these rails to stop this issue. Problem is. I really like these specific seats. If it was a 306 I'd have just replaced them [emoji23] Sent from my SM-A505FN using Tapatalk
  10. So in march I ordered a left hand seat cable. Fitted it. All good. Put the new handle on in. Second pull handle snaps. Thought nothing of it went into lock down. Recently ordered another handle. Went to fit the new handle. Checking everything over. Snap the cable broke yesterday. FFs. So I merry on over to a friend's house who's got a scrap Mk6. Pull the cable out. Fit the cable today. Fit the next new handle. Snap. Now the new handle is broken. I'm ready to murder someone currently. Excuse the cable tie. I fitted it after to allow the seat to be tilted forward Sent from my SM-A505FN using Tapatalk
  11. My mate picked the car up today and took for test, it's passed. Only advisory is an oil leak which I know about. It's partially the rocker cover gasket and partially the little valve on the rocker cover. So I've ordered another just to do it. Sent from my SM-A505FN using Tapatalk
  12. Oh yeah and my mot is booked for Tuesday, so.ive been cutting this repair fine. Sent from my SM-A505FN using Tapatalk
  13. "new" and pump is on. Fuse replaced and the light is out. For anyone reading this apparently the first few numbers of the part number are meant to match after that they are superceded, or so I've been lead to believe. However I replaced mine today with one of a lower part number and it's fine. Bled up fine, lights out, Speedo works, abs kicks in etc. There are a few variants to look out for but as long as yours looks the same as the one you take out and the multiplug is the same. It should work fine. Going from my current experience. Sent from my SM-A505FN using Tapatalk
  14. So I got out today and just put the steering wheel controls in and replaced the leaking boost pipe. What an absolute ***** of a job. They jubilee clip was facing the front end meaning I couldn't get anything on it. *****. But it's done now. I've also procured a dry space to work in tomorrow and do my abs pump then she's all ready for mot. Sent from my SM-A505FN using Tapatalk
  15. Managed to get an abs pump, boost pipe and under steering wheel controls for the radio from a breaker not to far from me for £55 all in. So I've gotta get the abs pump fitted today/tomorrow so that'll be sorted. Sent from my SM-A505FN using Tapatalk