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SeanW last won the day on August 15 2018

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  1. To take Clive's suggestion a step further - boil the shower head in white vinegar. Stinks to high-heaven, but it'll get rid of the limescale in minutes. Similar trick works with kettles. Even if you have half the white cliffs of Dover in your kettle, couple of boils with white vinegar and it'll be like brand new
  2. local Vauxhall Dealer... Had an error flash up on the van - check anti-pollution system. So called into the dealer on my way past (about 10 minutes before closing). They apologised profusely that they couldn't do anything there & then - booked me in for the next earliest slot...which was yesterday. Dropped the van in about 8.15 - asked them to get it back to me ASAP. Lady on the desk said she would try for early afternoon - but seeing as they had at least a dozen vehicles arrive that morning, I wasn't hopeful. 12.07 and my phone rings...ready to be collected - NOX sensor 2 replaced.
  3. We already have a system in place. We developed it for the civilian market when the Yanks still introduced pseudo random errors into GPS. By building fixed ground stations, we could calculate the error and correct for it - Differential GPS. They turned off selective availability a few years ago - probably because it's so easy to get around. We are/were working on an update to an old system (LORAN-C to E-LORAN). So many ships are still being built with LORAN receivers despite the system not working
  4. GPS is American, Galileo is the EU version and GLONASS is the Russian one. All 3 can be used by most modern GPS receivers. The only one you might struggle with is Beidou - the Chinese system that only works in China Ask your named driver to photgraph/scan their license and email it to the insurance company - so long as they have the policy number there shouldn't be any issues. Assuming that your policy has started and you're within the 14 days, then you should be able to cancel for a full refund (minus the cost of any days cover you've had). I'd be querying the admin fee though.
  5. I've done both previously - the dedicated kit is so much easier!
  6. Except my mistake actually worked, and didn't damage anything hehe If it's wooden, just a light sanding & either varnish or wax.
  7. I've been a fan of Osram Nightbreakers for a long time. I'm almost excited for the van to pop its bulbs so I have an excuse to change 'em... ...aaallllltttthhhhhoooouuuuuugggggghhhhh...The missus did say "the lights are crap!" she said the same about the horn, so I changed that - but for some reason I'm not getting power to the I don't think she's keen for me to fiddle anymore ☹️
  8. Cheap furniture polish does... Discovered accidentally whilst grabbing blindly for a tin of WD40, picked up the Asda Smart Price polish and didn't realise until I'd sprayed it. Grumbled to myself, went to wipe it off and the tar came off too
  9. SeanW

    Breakdown cover

    Yep - I'll give my vote to these guys too.
  10. I flick through TikTok every so often... It's mostly strange cosplay people doing lip syncs and the such like. Every so often you find a good video. My dislike: I volunteered to write an admin system for cadets using's getting's dirty, but mostly working lol
  11. *****...please...unless you needed towing out, you ain't done it properly 🤣🤣 When I traded the Focus in, the salesman asked me about the sticker above my read "THIS IS NOT A 4X4" Given their history, amma gonna go out on a limb and say deliberate 🤣😁
  12. To be fair, I've had the van since August and never washed it lol (In my defence I was away for summer, so it was the OH driving it...and umm,'s winter and I hate washing cars in winter lol)
  13. You'd soon change your mind looking at my van 😂 You can actually trace the spray patterns up off the wheels and from passing traffic lol I'll grab a pic in a bit lol
  14. I used to use the Lidl stuff - was really good quality. Haven't seen it for a few years though 😞
  15. Aye - it does sound a bit iffy... Obviously, the air is warmed by the engine coolant, so stands to reason that when the engine is off, it won't be as warm. But, I would expect that the air should stay warm for a few minutes after engine-off. Unless the coolant isn't particularly warm to begin with - which could be an indication of a failed thermostat. Or possibly an airlock in the coolant system. Does the engine temperature appear normal? (Not sure how it's setup on the Focus - I know some cars have the temp run the ECU, so they display cold, normal or too hot, nothing in between). Is the air as hot as you'd expect when it is running? Any strange gurgling sounds from behind the dash? With the bonnet up, and engine warm, are the coolant hoses all similar temperatures to the touch? (Usually big rubber hoses). With a cold engine, it may also be worth giving them a squeeze - you might feel/hear if there's any air in them. My only experience with dodgy car heating was on a Mk2 Punto with the notorious 1.2l FIRE engine. It went through thermostats almost as quickly as headgaskets....