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General Discussion Area / Re: Big thanks to Serek
« on: 21 January 2018, 12:47:05 »
Are they crap, then?
Yes, as I said at the time you were buying them.

Granted, they are cheap, but as I said at the time, its the fitting costs and alignment costs that are the expensive bits, so saving a few quid on the wishbone is actually false economy.

General Discussion Area / Re: Big thanks to Serek
« on: 21 January 2018, 11:52:09 »
So my new wishbones and my under 3k miles per year should see me and/or my car out, then?

IIRC, you fitted those ATP ones?  If so, I'd expect 2 years before the bushes are shagged.

Make sure you have a couple of drill bits ready  ;)
Chrisgixer and I got through 23 drill bits changing the exhaust on TBE last year.

General Discussion Area / Re: Big thanks to Serek
« on: 21 January 2018, 11:38:51 »
They may stiffen up the steering but I feel this is to the detriment of ride quality ...
Probably not.

A brand new bush is probably every bit as firm as a poly.  But a poly doesn't degrade.

(Assuming road grade polys, not race grade ones).

General Discussion Area / Re: Network Hub
« on: 21 January 2018, 11:30:49 »
Not clear what you are saying - one switch (I assume you don't actually have hubs) not working, even when replaced?

The managed one (if truly managed, and not just a "Smart" switch) might need initial configuration before you can use, though most will act as a basic layer 2 switch in default mode, once fully booted (a managed switch may take a minute to boot).

A gigabit switch *MUST* support autocrossover to comply with standards. A 100M switch doesn't necessarily have to.  So if connecting a 100M switch to a gigabit switch might need a crossover cable.

Last immediate thought is many routers, even consumer shite, implement spanning tree detection. Thus if you've been daft enough to connect both switches to the same router, and also linked the 2 switches, spanning tree will kick in and disable ports to stop the loop.

General Car Chat / Re: Fiesta ST
« on: 21 January 2018, 11:17:58 »
I drove a 1.0 ecoboost fiesta today,64 plate and have to say it drove brilliantly,it would jump over my 1.6 focus from a few years earlier
Ignoring economy for a second, even in a Focus, the 1l turbo far better than the old 1.6l - but then that 1.6 (and the 1.8) were pretty rubbish, even in their day, for power.

Downside of the little turbo, is the economy is poor, because you have to rag the tits off it everywhere.

Be aware many of those crap devices like firestick and chromecast are wifi only, so if your wifi is shite..... ;)

Chromecast (inc Google Voice etc) also currently has a massive flaw that *WILL* kill your network if you leave it in standby too long.  Google seem to be knuckle dragging about fixing it.

Amazon sell an Ethernet adapter for firestick, but its about £15 :o

General Discussion Area / Re: OOF T-shirts.
« on: 15 January 2018, 19:45:24 »
Are there any plans to produce a polo shirt rather than a T-shirt? I mean on with a tit pocket for all my wordly good (cellphone, bus pass, specs, etc) and ideally a 3-button placket to help a fat block put it on!


General Discussion Area / Re: OOF T-shirts.
« on: 15 January 2018, 19:45:09 »
There was a rumour of car stickers.
They are in stock

General Car Chat / Re: So When Did You Last Have A Puncture?
« on: 15 January 2018, 19:43:43 »
Got one now.  But suffering CBA.

General Car Chat / Re: boot and bonnet gas struts
« on: 15 January 2018, 19:41:21 »
I know, despite being the same length, new PFL and new FL bonnet ones are different strengths.

Boot - anything right length will be fine. Not worth buying 2nd hand, as cheap enough new

General Car Chat / Re: First wash of 2018.
« on: 15 January 2018, 19:38:58 »
I'm not washing mine until I have to stop going to shitty places in it.

Grrr, north Londonium tomorrow :(

General Car Chat / Re: How did Serek do it?
« on: 15 January 2018, 19:35:03 »
Have you tried the sort that is diluted 1:100? I wouldn't call something that's mixed 1:1 concentrated, whatever it says on the label.
It was claimed to be concentrated, but think its pre mix at around 1:10000

Its shite.

General Discussion Area / Re: Food - Child hood days
« on: 13 January 2018, 20:05:53 »
Me and Baza wouldn’t starve without a female to skivvy for us.  :P
According to the ads, that's when you have an app on your phone, and suddenly 10,000 different dishes turn up ;D

General Car Chat / Re: How did Serek do it?
« on: 13 January 2018, 20:04:06 »
I must be lucky then, coz when I take the Mondeo in for a service, the garage tops up the screenwash, which lasts until the next service, no idea what they use, but it works ok  :)

Not lucky, just not making mountains out of molehills. There's nothing complicated about choosing using screenwash.
So, I take your advice, and buy a load of "whatever is available and cheap" concentrate, use it neat, and as soon as we get (just about) sub zero temps, it freezes.

And another member using the same has had his filter block again.

Clearly, screenwashes vary from quite good to utter shite.
It’s fickin water, with a bit of soap and antifreeze in it.  :P
Oh....and apple perfume in mine. Nice  ;D
I think in the cash of that shite I bought a load of its water with a small amount of dye in it to make it look like screenwash ;D

No cleaning agent, and clearly no antifreeze agent.  And if it allows that white slime to grow, no antibacterial agent in it either.

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