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  1. I only started seriously thinking about replacing the Lotus a month ago! I've specced-up a new 270S on their website and have test drives booked, but this is going to take a while. I've another 2 track days in the Lotus this year then it'll need it's service before selling. There's a 6 month wait for new Caterhams to be built too so it'll be next spring at the earliest if I buy new.
  2. Booked test drives at the Caterham South main dealer for two weeks time on my drive down to Brands Hatch for the Lotus track day. Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  3. Are we doing this every weekend now? Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  4. How come big purchases always come at the same time? This year we're doing home improvements and upgrading our family car (and I'm now contemplating changing the Lotus too!)
  5. Okay, I'll add some car related content 1) Refitted the Stack instruments to my Lotus Elise 2) Changed the fuel filter on our Honda CRV 3) Booked a hotel for my track day at Brands Hatch later this month 4) Spent far too much time on the Caterham Cars configurator and specced up a 270S None of that's technically Ford related of course. The ST sat on the drive all weekend, but the Caterham does at least have a Ford engine...
  6. I wasn't actually being cheeky - I did drink tea and eat cookies!
  7. A really quick way to get a valuation is to use cazana. Create a free account then search for your reg: https://cazana.com/uk Seems pretty accurate too...
  8. No, but I did drink tea and eat cookies if that makes it any more authentic? Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  9. Refitted the instruments in the Lotus and changed the fuel filter on the Honda then took both out for a test drive. Felt like @iantt for a couple of hours there
  10. Do they have rounded heels?
  11. Whatever I'm wearing in the ST. Adidas for track days in the Lotus (the pedals are very close together): Although money no object it would be Piloti: https://www.pilotiuk.co.uk/
  12. So the builders materials in the parking space at work next to mine saga continues... Having initially complained about the stack of material higher than my car right up to the line, and again when they started storing wood in my space behind my car, I started parking somewhere else. Good job I did as today they dropped or knocked over a large tub of acrylic adhesive which spilled all over the floor and across the line. I've now sent a pissy email pointing out that saying they'll be careful isn't an acceptable risk mitigation. I might suggest that the building manager parks their car in that space if they still insist there's no risk of damage Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  13. True, but it's about regularly washing and re-protecting the paint too. I actually did the interior the other day but didn't have time for the outside so it was overdue. It would be nice if the forecast was for sun for the next week though.
  14. So Mrs. TimST2 test drove a 2016 XC60 D4 R-Design and a 2018 Kuga ST-Line and wasn't convinced she liked either of them to fork out over £20k. I guess a newer XC60 might still be on the cards but focus seems to have switched to Mercs now...
  15. Spent an enjoyable couple of hours cleaning the ST tonight - snow foam, fallout remover, shampoo, wax, wheel sealant and tyre dressing 😎 Plans for the weekend include refitting the Stack instruments into the Lotus (they're back from servicing/repair) and change the fuel filter on the Honda...
  16. Probably a '67 plate or newer. Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  17. Yes we're looking at the D4 R-Design. It'll be used for everything - commuting, school runs, holidays, days out, etc. No DPF on the CRV. None that I know of yet. Hopefully a new diesel would be exempt anyway. Real world MPG isn't that good. But no, not planning on spending that much. I don't think Mrs. TimST2 likes the new CRV.
  18. Open to suggestions regarding petrol or diesel. Useless fuel economy is no good, but LEZs are also a concern. It will replace a diesel Honda CRV 2.2 C-TDi Sport as our family car (and Mrs. TimST2's main car)... Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  19. As per the title. That or a Volvo XC60 or Land Rover Discovery Sport. Any advice or opinions welcome... Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  20. I really wish I'd asked the AA chap what he ran through it - the CRV was flawless on the 4 hour drive back to Somerset from Cambridgeshire today. Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  21. I've just ordered a new fuel filter and I'll fit that myself. The AA already cleaned the engine so fingers crossed that's all it will take. I'm acttally quite looking forward to getting a new family car - we've had this one 11 years! Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  22. FFS more problems today and another call out for the AA. The same symptoms again but this time just throttle position sensor warnings. The AA chap removed quite a few parts and put various cleaners through and now the engine seems to be running fine again. Fingers crossed! He advised us to change the fuel filter and we topped up with (different) diesel too. At 130k miles I think we may also start looking at getting something newer like a Ford Kuga, Volvo XC60 or Land Rover Discovery Sport...
  23. We managed to get an air lock in the fuel system on our diesel Honda CRV after filling up today. Thankfully all sorted by a combination of me using the built in primer (!) and the AA resetting all the warnings that had resulted (low rail pressure, throttle position sensor, etc). I was fearing the worse, but ended up learning a lot about diesel fuel systems! Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  24. My neighbour is looking at getting a Fiesta Sport Van to add to his stable of Fords. I'd never heard of one so had to look it up: Effectively it's a Fiesta van in ST-Line trim. I quite like that!