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  1. Ha ha, I couldn't resist putting this in the things I don't like thread . Should have gone into the coronavirus light hearted thread really. I fell for it when I initially read it on another forum . 😂😂😂😂
  2. warning to all: avoid using Aldi at the moment if you can. I've just got back from a truly awful shopping trip there. Having queued up, patiently and socially distancing, as I neared the entrance a shop worker clipped a carabena onto the belt loop of my jeans, my perplexed expression must have said it all as she explained that whilst people are distancing in the queue outside, they aren't distancing once inside the store. So what some Donut has dreamt up is to rope 6 or so customers together with 2m of rope between each of us! Well these are strange times and with the threat of a second wave of infection I thought I'd best not complain and just tow the line (so to speak). I'm telling you now, what an absolute idiotic idea this is. We've negotiated our way in to the store, some with trolleys and others trying to grab a basket before the berserk conga line drags them away. I was near the middle of the rope picking up some veg, the woman at the front, who was trussed up like a kid in a harness was trying to drag the whole line to the apples and the bloke at the back trying to pull the other way to get his hands on last weeks courgettes which were now this weeks courgette offer. It was like tug-of-war for the deranged. It's embarrassing to say, but I lost it, started ranting and raving about the rope and how on earth are people meant to shop like this, I went to unclip the carabena which miraculously brought the attention of the staff who told me I'd be asked to leave the shop if I uncliped. " we're not rock climbing, we're trying to buy cheese" are words which I'll carry with me to my grave. Strangely this outburst had the effect of bringing our train together as a team. We carried on now with lots of communication, people passing stuff along the line to other to fill their baskets. Now I know passing things to one another could spread the infection as much as person to person contact but I honestly think if we hadn't have done, I'd still be there now. As we started along the aisle I generally refer to as "biscuits and creosote", it was clear from the melee that all was not well in the adjacent aisle. As far as I could tell there had been 2 trains of people and a lady in the middle of one chain had ducked under the other to get her hands on a pop-art cat bed. The tangle had resulted in a multi-pedestrian pile up in which the epicentre resembled the deity Durga, it wasn't clear how long they'd been there but one old chap was trying to free himself by feverishly sawing at the rope with his house keys. We navigated the remaining aisles without major trauma, other than having to rescue Doreen (2nd in line) after she fell in the chest freezer trying to reach the last beef Wellington. We were individually unclipped prior to the till, at which point any camaraderie we'd had quickly evaporated as everyone scrambled for the first available till. With the ordeal still impeding rational thought, it was a welcome and familiar sight to have the check out throw all my shopping on the floor in the normal 1000mph fashion. I really did not appreciate being strung along like that, but I hope you did. I don't think I'll be going back there in a hurry!
  3. saw the ryanair video on the safety measures they are taking for future travellers. did make ne laugh. " wear a mask at all times while at the airport and on the plane." then go to show you woman pulling mask down to show face at boarding gate, no doubt at security also. so thats contaminated her hands twice so far . then on pkane "keep mask on" but will be serving drinks and food. then at destination keep mask on until outside. but lower with you hand again for passport control . my biggest concern is getting on and off plane as everyone holds on to the stair rail . yuk.
  4. Following on from the latest announcement from the government about the update on symptoms, I would like to report one of my colleagues at work..... I have seen some of the girls he has been out with and There is definitely something wrong with his sense of taste!!!! 😂😂😂😂
  5. The trouble with herd immunity is there is no reliable data to show that there is immunity once you've had covid , and if you are immune, how long for? Lot of unknowns as far as I'm aware. Also, my partner is not convinced by a negative test result . Got a patient who tested negative but all the staff in contact with patient have said they think it's all the signs of covid and are treating it as such.
  6. yeah, get the dealer to do a symptom based diagnostic for brake pedal travel and computer will get them to do checks on travel before amd after master bleed. based on that will detemine if abs pump needs replacing.
  7. It's the abs pump at fault. Known issue if you use a ford dealer.
  8. You wouldn't want a problem at near £900 a headlight. I am guessing the cost but bet I'm not far wrong. I will check tommorow out of curiosity.
  9. My partner is seeing the covid patients every day she works. She says they look bright red and it's a nasty cough. Nearly all the staff at the hospice have been off with confirmed covid with 2 nearly dieing from it. She is one of the few that hasn't had it. So it's defo not a hoax. And she agrees there will be a 2nd wave of covid in winter to go with the annual flu to make the first wave a wake up call for all to prepare. So go buy another 500 toilet rolls for starters. Lol
  10. no, what im saying is if the front side lights are working the fuse will be ok. the body control module control the output to each lamp.
  11. Theres no separate fuse for rear side lights. I would try a bulb or two.
  12. be cause of covid-19 ive got a flat spot from sitting around for ages too
  13. train spotting again today. lick of paint required and ready to go. lol and new staff canteen.
  14. Think there aiming for 1st June
  15. Finally got the thermostat for the Mondeo this afternoon. All fitted . That's the Peugeot parked up again.😀😀😀😀
  16. luckily its still quiet on my drive to work, and then when i get there its deffo quiet. plenty of train spotting to be had as per my earlier photo.
  17. It's good to hear the Philippines are taking the virus seriously. Arrested and locked up or shot on sight those who break the rules.
  18. good to see the mesaage about not using public tranaport is getting through here. not one person on or waiting. 🤣🤣🤣
  19. Yep, got a kit delivered to work today from our local motor factor. Will fit it tommorow but still need to wait on ford to get the thermostat later in week. In the mean time I'm using the Peugeot 107 to work and back. Had a few extra workers back from furlough today but still only me in the workshop the size of a football pitch! Lot longer before we back to normal ( whatever normal is now)
  20. Finally found time this evening to strip the belt and water pump of the mondeo. As I expected the impeller has come loose from the shaft so the pulley was turning and the impeller stationary .
  21. My first car with air con was a Suzuki liana( remember the top gear track car) it didn't come with Aircon but was available as an accessory. Fitted it and got it gassed up. That Aircon was so cold it used to ice up and stop the airflow if the evap temp sensor fell out. Never had to regass that in the 7 years /110k i had it . Both Mazda's after never gassed up and worked ok. Then the MK3 focus, well I gassed that up when I had it 12 months old and had lost its gas every 18 months or so. Just checked my Mondeo on Wednesday and only lost 25grams in 12 months. So this one is better. Just a shame the rest of the car isn't as good.
  22. Mine are dynamic led. Far superior to the halogen.
  23. well, the thermostat was working ok, smashed it apart after to see the workings. it was leaking from an internal seal so required replacing anyway. cant be bothered to take water pump off this weekend . that will wait till monday after work
  24. Had a quick look this morning and thermostat feels like it's opening but coolant doesn't appear to be flowing. Maybe water pump impeller broke. Unfortunately the thermostat is leaking slightly . So ordered a new thermostat from ford ( can't get a pattern one from my local motor factor) they can't get one until mid week. Taking it off this afternoon then strip timing belt and water pump to see what's going on there. My tools are at work so I got to go and borrow some from my brother in law.