dtulip8

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About dtulip8

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  • First Name
    Daniel
  • Ford Model
    Focus Zetec Climate
  • Ford Year
    2006
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Leicestershire

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  1. dtulip8

    Am I mad?

    As mentioned above, thinking of a 1.9Tdi Passat as heard very good things about reliability, should swallow all our camping gear and cheap too.
  2. dtulip8

    Am I mad?

    The little green Daewoo is now but a cube of metal sadly. I’d take the Focus on this but A) I want to try something different and B) I’d be crippled after driving some of the distances I plan to as I don’t find very comfortable on long journeys!
  3. dtulip8

    Lights!

    Fixed it myself today, quite easy to do and I'll be honest its pretty much the most DIY thing I've done on it so far.
  4. dtulip8

    Lights!

    Been using Bosch for my replacements so should last for a decent while hopefully, just irritating that various ones keep going kaput!
  5. dtulip8

    Lights!

    Hi all, The lights on the Focus seem to be blowing at the moment. First it was the brake light a few months ago, then the sidelight and number plate light (not sure which) failed in October and now the offside dipped beam and the right hand number plate light have gone! Just wondering if thes are connected or whether it’s just coincidence. I guess it’s probably hard to say for sure but even a potential cause would help me.
  6. dtulip8

    Am I mad?

    Oh yeah no auto for us, no fun on the Alpine passes! The 1.9tdi B5 Passat is a reliable old bus, seen some with over 400k on the clock still on original turbos and injectors plus no DPF to worry about! Think electrics not oily bits are the biggest killers on these.
  7. dtulip8

    Am I mad?

    Looking at estates, possibly a 1.9 TDI Passat or something as pretty reliable and can swallow lots of stuff plus actually cheaper to insure than the Focus for me.
  8. dtulip8

    Am I mad?

    Sadly the ignition barrel was going to be too much to fix, so it’s scrap. However, we still plan to get a £500 car and take it round Europe.
  9. dtulip8

    April 2019 VED Increases

    Wahey, I get to pay £200 now for the privilege of taxing my car!
  10. dtulip8

    Am I mad?

    So I might be about to buy a lightly broken Daewoo Matiz off a colleague for £50 (see below). Its a beastly 0.8l 3 cylinder with a whopping 50bhp, however its got a years MOT and has just had stacks of work done to it (backed up by receipts). It needs a new ignition barrel, front left tyre and new front brake pads (all the spares are already in the boot!). To cut to the chase, me and my idiot mates are going to clean it up and then take it on a trip around Europe over the summer going to all sorts of places (really want to get to Lichtenstein for a start). Obviously if this ignition barrel thing is gonna be expensive, it won't happen. So basically, am I utterly mad?!
  11. dtulip8

    Saarlouis or Valencia?

    Ah ok, just coincidence then that I keep picking German ones then!
  12. dtulip8

    Saarlouis or Valencia?

    Hi guys, Been looking at a few MK2’s on ETIS. Noticed that they were all built in Saarlouis except mine which is Valencia built. Any particular reason for this, and what decided which Focus got built where it did? Sure one of you knowledgeable people can help me here!
  13. dtulip8

    Merry Christmas

    He was 😂
  14. dtulip8

    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas! Our drive is looking suitably Ford-stive 😂.
  15. dtulip8

    Washer filter

    Quick update- seems to have cleared on its own. Used them a few times today and completely back to normal strength.