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Stoney871 last won the day on August 31

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About Stoney871

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    Resident Lawkeeper
  • Birthday 04/24/1970

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    2017 Shadow Black Focus ST3 300bhp
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  1. Stoney871

    So this happened on the way to work ....

    Lucky to walk away from that one. You can pick my lottery numbers if you like [emoji6] Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  2. Stoney871

    Things I Do Like

    I would have saved money and taken a walk down a river bed with a bucket and a small pruning saw looking for a dead tree [emoji6] Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  3. Stoney871

    Things I Don't Like

    Those clear areas are to allow people in side roads to merge. He should have waited until invited to join the main traffic flow. Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  4. Stoney871

    Remote Start UK

    Tbh you're unlikely to get pulled unless you're very unlucky but bear the law in mind. My car warms up and thaws out pretty quickly as standard and I'm lucky enough that my work car has securerun on it anyway for the comfort of the dogs in the back. At the press of a button it bypasses the ignition relay so the car can be left running without a key in order to keep the dog crate aircon, radio and anpr system running without killing the batteries but will cut if anyone tries to put it in gear or press the clutch pedal. I know it's basically comparable to a remote start system except you have to start with the key and you can't do it remotely. Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  5. Stoney871

    Remote Start UK

    Indeed, as per regulation 98 above. Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  6. Stoney871

    Email setup/Advice

    I have a primary private email address, a secondary address I use for online subscriptions etc (for filtering spam and suchlike), a gmail account for my phone profile and one work email address. My work address and others that get let through as not spam all get forwarded to my primary account. Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  7. Glad I helped in a small way [emoji41] Looking good so far. Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  8. Stoney871

    Ford Focus mk4

    Tv ad shows an ST Line version and it sort of looks ok with a twin exhaust. Tbh it's starting to look like an Astra with the split rear window. Bit meh for now. Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  9. Stoney871

    Remote Start UK

    It's not legal in the UK unless on private land. According to The Road Traffic (Construction and use) Regulations 1986; Regulation 98 The driver of a vehicle shall, when the vehicle in stationary, stop the action of any machinery attached to or forming part of the vehicle so far as may be necessary for the prevention of noise or of exhaust emissions. Regulation 107 No person shall leave, or cause or permit to be left, on a road a motor vehicle which is not attended by a person licensed to drive it unless the engine is stopped and any parking brake with which the vehicle is required to be equipped is effectively set. Technically it is an offence more commonly referred to as 'Quitting' and is usually dealt with by means of a fixed penalty fine. Anyway, for it to be installed the car must have an automatic gearbox and as with regards to insurance purposes it may invalidate your policy as it bypasses the factory immobiliser (even though the car will stop if put into gear without a key being present). I had a vehicle with remote start whilst living in America and it was very useful as it was very hot in the summer and a tendency to deep snow in the winter. I did have it deactivated in the end though as it caused problems with the ignition relay at times which stopped the vehicle from starting at all and on a couple of occasions the vehicle cut out at highway speed which was not much fun. Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  10. If it has a Bluefin remap then the previous owner would have given you the handset. Superchips won't reprogram a handset unless it has the updated map stored on it as opposed to the standard asbuilt map which would be there if the map was applied (except in rare cases where a dealership has overwritten the upgraded map and even then Superchips will charge £250+ for the process). If the previous owner does have the handset then it will be worthless to them unless they need a big grey paperweight. Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  11. Stoney871

    Things I Don't Like

    Bad workmanship then? [emoji57] Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  12. Stoney871

    If In Doubt, Ask A Copper

    Police have to do a minimum of 30 years in the job in order to get a full pension and compulsory retirement at 60 (unless in a post that can justify retention but then I will have to reapply every 12 months). As I didnt join until I was 33 I therefore will lose a percentage off my pension if I can't extend. Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  13. Stoney871

    If In Doubt, Ask A Copper

    In a confrontation the Officers opinion will unfortunately always win out over yours. I'm sure we all do things behind the wheel that we really ought not do but to err is human. Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  14. Stoney871

    Things I Don't Like

    How on earth did it get ripped out? I'd refuse to fix it if that's how it gets treated. Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  15. Stoney871

    How to access message indicator

    A red light means a serious fault. Get the code read asap and don't drive it except to the garage (and even then with great caution). Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)