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  1. Hi This is Crofters sons here. Unfortunately as of Monday night (5th) crofter passed away from complications of his illness. He didn't suffer, he went quietly with his family around him. we knew he loved looking through this forum and helped any way he could. He talked alot about things he seen on here. Thank you for all the entertainment you gave him and this forum was his biggest interest. please keep up the good work. RIP Crofter
  2. I know carpet has pile which tends to lean one way, I was just wondering what point of the compass may items placed on it would migrate to if centrifugal or lateral force came in to play during driving.🙂
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    Oh deer!

    Yesterday 15/6/19 my son was driving my SWMBO and I to a hospital appointment when I think something like a very long odds event occurred for around my part of the world. A deer leapt out into our path suddenly from the left through a break in the hedge. There was no time or chance to avoid a collision with it,even though the brakes were promptly applied..We were doing 40 MPH. The deer staggered across the road then turned around and walked back across the front of the bonnet and disappeared without so much as a limp. The car was left with a fractured bumper, damaged grill and nearside wing and punctured radiator and am now awaiting a visit from an assessor Fate I suppose! Luckily none of us were injured which was the main thing but at the moment shank's pony is very much on the cards Two cars stopped and both the drivers said they traveled to work that way and they had no idea the animals were about. 😍
  4. For any member that could answer part of your question it would be necessary to know if it is manual transmission or automatic. Why run the risk of letting your fuel get that low anyway. The less fuel in the tank raises the risk of disturbing any sediment in the bottom of the tank as the fuel in there has room to agitate more, surely ? Del
  5. Hi Daniel, big welcome to a great club, may all your journeys be pothole free Del
  6. You have joined a great club Taz, there are many knowledgeable members on here who can supply most answers to peoples car problems Del
  7. Hi Harry and welcome to the club. As the saying goes a picture paints thousand words. Any chance of a photo to give the more learned members a hint Del
  8. Could sea air be affecting the clips as they are often made using mild steel which draws moisture from the air. You could treat it with wire wool to clean them and then apply a coat of lacquer on them from swmbo's make up bag (but don't say I said that)
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    Tire Advice

    Hi Ryan As I understand it if fitting 2 new tyres it is better to have them both on either the front or back axle
  10. Have you got a code reader that could maybe plug in under the dashboard in a white socket. If not i would suggest that you try to obtain one as they can point to most of the problems that occur
  11. Hi Endri, think it would help those that may have an answer to this if you say which parts have been changed so that they can maybe work out the parts that could be left to cause your problem
  12. First thing I would do was to disconnect the battery, then remove the two or three cables on the starter,then it is a matter of removing the bolts holding the starter. Is there any chance that these are not fully tight ? Not sure if it is two or three on your motor. Make sure than the shaft is clean and dry which would rule out a faulty rear crankshaft oilseal. An auto electrician or savvy mechanic would have the means to bench test the starter and also if there is anything wrong with the bendix (the sliding gear)
  13. Soot can indeed build up in a cat that does not get hot enough to burn it off, I know peeps who had the same problem on a MOT test and was told to have a good run in a in a middle gear on the local M1, that did the trick
  14. How gratifying it must be for the learned members on here who answer the many questions posted on these forums to see a post like this. Nice one Keith
  15. Welcome David and here's to trouble free motoring in your new motor Del
  16. Good to meet you Jason, may your stay here be useful Del
  17. Hi Robert, great to hear from you,may there be many postings to come from you in the future and that you find lots of useful info on here Del
  18. Glad you found your way back from the wilderness John Drag a chair up to the fire and settle in Del
  19. Might be a good idea to consider feeding these lights through a relay activated by main beam to handle the extra load demanded
  20. I would also give consideration to changing the chain tensioner as well Del
  21. Some auto shops have free battery checks and so do independent battery suppliers,wonder if should be your first of call .Like start with the basics and then go from those results Del
  22. I must be lucky as this blinding is not a constant in my experience. When I were a lad fog lights,front and back were not fitted as standard and we fitted our own which were adjustable to our requirements. The front ones were usually set to shine about six feet (two metres) on the road in front as as mentioned they could hinder the view ahead if set higher. The apply named smog was around then which shortened the vision ahead more so than today but there was less traffic.the roads or the headlights were not so extensively light emitting either so you could use what we used to call Lucas flamethrowers on the front which could only be switched on when the main beam was selected. You really needed them on the rally roads
  23. As far as I know that is still correct. Do Joe and I need to be corrected and to be taught otherwise? Anyone?
  24. Have you thought to visit an auto spares shop,you may find that they stock a filler suitable for this Del
  25. My first thought would be a resistance in the earth side of the circuit.Do you or know someone with a multi-tester to check the ohms reading Del
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