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Everything posted by SeanW

  1. Coolant grand cmax

    Sounds like you have a massive airlock in the system!! Not sure of you have bleed points or not (last car I bled thr coolant system on was a Mk2 Punto lol). However, generally speaking the following should work: - Park facing up hill/ raise the front up higher than the rear - Crank up the cabin heater to full - Pop off the coolant cap - Run the engine long enough to bring it up to temperature Keeping a close eye on the coolant level!! Try pour it in gently so as to limit air bubbles forming in the fluid. You will most likely end up with it bubbling out and splashing everywhere. Make sure you throughly clean anywhere there has been anti-freeze! (Including the ground around you). The bittering agent (Bitrex) isn't as effective as the manufacturers think. My dog loves the stuff (it's used to prevent chewing as well...supposedly)
  2. Things I Don't Like

    The temperature in my cabin is currently 24.5C It's been around 19-20C for the last 6 weeks! I wouldn't mind, but the ship is sat in Falmouth! Not the Caribbean or Gulf...
  3. It's quite possible that they were an aftermarket fit. In which case, kits can be had for about a tenner on ebay, and don't take long to fit. If I remember rightly, most sensors on ebay require a 21mm hole. So if you have a 21mm hole already - you're laughing
  4. Things I Don't Like

    What a fun couple of months I've had! So, I've been fairly quiet on here for a while...good news: Work finally remembered me and appointed me to a ship...the brand spanking new RFA Tiderace Bad news: it's not going to sea whilst I'm appointed to her. Soo...I'm sat alongside in Falmouth staring wistfully out to sea. If you think the new carriers have problems...well... Not only that, I now have man flu! Even before all of that I was grumpy anyway! Slid on a patch of icy grass straight into a 45gal drum full of water. I now have a crease on the lip of my bonnet - perfectly highlighted by the missing paint! Then a very close friend of mine was blue-lighted over to Scunthorpe from Grimsby having had a stroke! (He's on the mend and doing well). I then slipped in the ice (taking my friend home after a few days in hospital) and clonked my elbow on my tow ball. Still hurts now a month later. I probably should mention it to the Med Tech onboard... Oh yeah...and they haven't been told when I'm due off! (Easy answer - I'm supernumeray and don't require a relief...I'll go when my 2 months is up!)
  5. My 2012 Mondeo has a speed limiter and cruise control max of about 115* *set to, not achieved
  6. Car Conundrums!

    Weeks at this rate Nope - good guesses though... I can't think of any more cryptic clues... But you certainly know about it when this thing doesn't work...not all the time, but during a regular routine (how regular depends on your habits)
  7. Lights and Insurance

    Small changes like that are unlikely to affect your insurance. The headlight bulbs won't affect your insurance at all - because they're legal and meet the OE spec, they don't care. I'm pretty sure it's the same with the interior LEDs. If in doubt, ring the insurance company.
  8. Holy thread resurrection Batman!! I mentioned the other week that my Cruise Control wasn't working properly. Quick Google said whip the airbag off, remove the switches and clean. Tried that, couldn't get the airbag to unclip - soo Google again...just tried the squirt method (ooo....Matron!) Roger me, it works!! Less than a penny's worth of spray and about 20 seconds work - awesome!!
  9. Car Conundrums!

    Ooo...forgot about this one lol All nope so far... I guess you want another clue? Gimme 10 to think of one lol
  10. Things I Don't Like

    That's the badger!! Today I survived the DRIU* with a stinking cold! (*Damage Repair Instructional Unit - damaged ship simulator...great fun, when you're not full of man-flu lol) Tomorrow, I get to be drowned again before being gassed and grilled on Wednesday, followed by more grilling on Thursday & Friday. ...the joys of Basic Sea Survival... (Not sure how much of this is a like though lol)
  11. Things I Don't Like

    Laptop has decided to install a major update...I was going to play games to avoid Strictly... Over 45 minutes so far...
  12. Things I Do Like

    I did the rear trailing arm bushes myself!! Bit of a pig, but after being quoted £450+VAT I laughed and googled it - easy job...or so I thought...The old bushes were rather well...umm...attached lol You no longer need to replace the whole trailing arm...Ford "invented" a tool to press the old bushes out. It's a screw down press with a couple of notches for the bush housing to fit into. Cheap(er) knock offs are available...
  13. Things I Do Like

    Hartwell Ford of Scunthorpe are advertising the new Ford Scrappage Scheme...
  14. Tow Eye Cover

    Don't see many parts painted in Avalon. Might just have to bite the bullet and spray one up.
  15. Car Conundrums!

    Some good ideas coming out - but still not there lol
  16. Car Conundrums!

    Some good answers there - but still a no Lemma know when you want another clue
  17. Daylight Running Lights for Mk 2.5

    They're the same as mine - which used to be Lenny's. If you've read any of Lenny's stuff you'll know he doesn't do cheap tat! There are 2 options with them - 50% dim or completely off with the dipped lights. On full brightness, they look chuffin' awesome!! I actually found them earlier - Mother dearest is "sick of tripping over the flipping box" (genuinely was flipping - she doesn't swear lol). If you're interested, drop me a message bud
  18. Car Conundrums!

    Nooo - I'll hang on for another clue...maybe @GMX has had a ponder
  19. Daylight Running Lights for Mk 2.5

    I have a set of those available!! I can't find the pictures - but under my threads there is a for sale post
  20. Car Conundrums!

    Noo, that wasn't a clue, and thanks lol I nearly forgot the part I was thinking of as well lol Right...another clue... Maybe it was a sigh of relief in my previous clue...
  21. Car Conundrums!

    Still nope I'd give you another clue, but I had 2 wisdom teeth removed yesterday, so I'm not thinking too straight at the moment lol
  22. Car Conundrums!

    Both nope
  23. Car Conundrums!

    Been trying to think of a good'un Hmmm...alright...I think I have one *Sigh* ohh the pressure.... (That's all you get for now lol)
  24. Car Conundrums!

    Yeah...go on then, another clue please lol In the meantime: door handle?
  25. Things I Don't Like

    Today has been an incredibly tedious day. And to top it off, the cruise control/speed limiter has stopped working...I might get a chance to investigate before Christmas...2024...maybe...