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    Jazoli got a reaction from Shite Ron in Peak Car.   
    Early 90's ford's were rubbish, it was only the introduction of the focus and the mondeo that saved them from total mediocrity, for me peak car was the E39 5 series BMW in 6 cylinder petrol flavour, I had a 528 and a 540 and they are the best cars I've ever owned/driven, if I could buy 3 year old one again today I would without hesitation.
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    Jazoli reacted to maxxo in Peak Car.   
    i personally don't think there's a better car in every single department than a mk1 C5 automatic
    i can't get enough of them, i adore them!
    i'd go so far as to say they're easily one of the best cars of the 2000s, and i dare say one of the best cars ever made
    i mean i've had 2 now, and without a shadow of doubt if mine got written off etc i'd buy another
    so for me at least, they are peak car

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    Jazoli got a reaction from Jerzy Woking in The Bikeshite Thread   
    I think zips are important as they stop the jacket sliding up your body as you are sliding down the road exposing soft squishy bits.
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    Jazoli reacted to SiC in The new news 24 thread   
    Best mate contacted me earlier to say that he booked in his 2015 Focus mk3.5 into the local dealer as this happened.

     
    Local dealer diagnosed it as a faulty headlamp. £1200 to replace and a deposit needs to be given to order it in.
    I had a quick Google and it appears TADIS. Shit design in the light where the wires break to a connector as it moves up and down work hardening it. Considering the designers knew this was move, it's crap there is no proper strain relief. Presumably his being a petrol ST is worse as it'll be going up/down more from the hard suspension.
    These guys sell a made up replacement harness for £9. Looks like I'll be one fixing it for him.
    https://adaptivefix.com/guide/
    He was livid that a Ford dealer wouldn't fix the light and would replace it. I tried to explain that's how they work. A dealer has comeback to Ford if a new light fails again whereas a repair they won't.
    Still ridiculous really.
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    Jazoli got a reaction from Yoss in The grumpy thread   
    Might as well be in Russian!
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    Jazoli got a reaction from sheffcortinacentre in The grumpy thread   
    Might as well be in Russian!
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    Jazoli reacted to Back_For_More in The grumpy thread   
    Documenting new App I'm SPOC for after taking over most of the integration management. Late in day saw no costing or impact analysis done etc.... In certain critical 3rd parties. Then found a shit load of bugs.... 
    Code Freeze Sunday - dozey arseholes have a patch/fix build OK in SIT. Is it in Prod as of 5pm Friday - of course fucking not! 
    Apart from fellow shiter comms for picking up my purchase this phone well be well and truely off in 15mins once though the door. 
    Fucked if I'm bailing them out on my weekend 
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    Jazoli reacted to busmansholiday in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, Chips got! :)   
    Absolutely agree. Anybody on here complaining about things being flipped needs to grow up and smell the coffee. These things were for sale at a public auction so they had the opportunity to bid on them themselves if they were seriously interested in them. If they didn't, then don't complain.
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    Jazoli got a reaction from twosmoke300 in The grumpy thread   
    Do you not have a local motor factors? They are usually no more expensive than ebay sellers for decent stuff, it makes no sense ordering something online when you actually need it for a specific date when you can probably pick one up locally same day.
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    Jazoli got a reaction from twosmoke300 in The grumpy thread   
    Disagree, Bosch Aero twins are the best blades I've ever used, I put them on every car that I have, usually 23 quid a set from amazon.
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    Jazoli got a reaction from chadders in The grumpy thread   
    Disagree, Bosch Aero twins are the best blades I've ever used, I put them on every car that I have, usually 23 quid a set from amazon.
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    Jazoli reacted to dollywobbler in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Farewell.
    Peeing petrol all over the truck, dropping rust flakes everywhere. Poor thing. I fear all I did in taking it on was delay the inevitable, but it did provide some useful bits for the good Oltcit to be fair.
    But that's me hopefully out of hopeless projects now. Pending actually getting hold of Daihatsu parts...
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    Jazoli got a reaction from twosmoke300 in The grumpy thread   
    He's just a cunt who has nothing better to do, respond but stick to the facts, to bleat about his 'mental health' is just bullshit, what a fucking crybaby, we dont give a fuck pal. 
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    Jazoli got a reaction from myglaren in The grumpy thread   
    He's just a cunt who has nothing better to do, respond but stick to the facts, to bleat about his 'mental health' is just bullshit, what a fucking crybaby, we dont give a fuck pal. 
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    Jazoli got a reaction from Rust Collector in The grumpy thread   
    He's just a cunt who has nothing better to do, respond but stick to the facts, to bleat about his 'mental health' is just bullshit, what a fucking crybaby, we dont give a fuck pal. 
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    Jazoli got a reaction from Nyphur in The grumpy thread   
    He's just a cunt who has nothing better to do, respond but stick to the facts, to bleat about his 'mental health' is just bullshit, what a fucking crybaby, we dont give a fuck pal. 
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    Jazoli got a reaction from warren t claim in What car did you *just* miss out on owning, and you wish you didn't?   
    An Audi UR quattro in white, my mate had owned it for a couple of years and neglected to even get the oil changed, when the engine started knocking he took it of the road, sourced a spare engine then promptly ignored it as he bought a Mk4 Supra.
    Fast forward a couple of months and he offered me the lot for £1500 (he had more money than sense), I declined, as I was going on holiday the next week and needed the money I'd saved for the holiday.
    If I only knew, it was such an awesome car but my 18-30 holiday was far more important to me that week!
    I saw it driving around a few months later and have regretted it ever since, 153 HHY where are you now?!
    On the flip side I did buy a nice Mk3 Supra Turbo off him for £400 as it failed the MOT with an abs fault, it was just a sensor
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    Jazoli got a reaction from grogee in What car did you *just* miss out on owning, and you wish you didn't?   
    An Audi UR quattro in white, my mate had owned it for a couple of years and neglected to even get the oil changed, when the engine started knocking he took it of the road, sourced a spare engine then promptly ignored it as he bought a Mk4 Supra.
    Fast forward a couple of months and he offered me the lot for £1500 (he had more money than sense), I declined, as I was going on holiday the next week and needed the money I'd saved for the holiday.
    If I only knew, it was such an awesome car but my 18-30 holiday was far more important to me that week!
    I saw it driving around a few months later and have regretted it ever since, 153 HHY where are you now?!
    On the flip side I did buy a nice Mk3 Supra Turbo off him for £400 as it failed the MOT with an abs fault, it was just a sensor
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    Jazoli got a reaction from puddlethumper in New "dragons den" business idea, "importing lhd cars to sell in the UK". CRIKEY!!   
    Just buy a car when you are in Spain, re registration and taxes and will soon wipe out any perceived savings you'll make, be prepared for a rude awakening with prices though 😂
    It is usually cheaper to buy a LHD car here and take it with you, however its not all as straightforward as you think as you will have to re-import/register it and it isn't straightforward unless you speaka da lingo, that LHD scenic you have linked will be €5k in Spain or Portugal 
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    Jazoli got a reaction from sierraman in New "dragons den" business idea, "importing lhd cars to sell in the UK". CRIKEY!!   
    Just buy a car when you are in Spain, re registration and taxes and will soon wipe out any perceived savings you'll make, be prepared for a rude awakening with prices though 😂
    It is usually cheaper to buy a LHD car here and take it with you, however its not all as straightforward as you think as you will have to re-import/register it and it isn't straightforward unless you speaka da lingo, that LHD scenic you have linked will be €5k in Spain or Portugal 
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    Jazoli reacted to RoverFolkUs in The new news 24 thread   
    1) you can't be 100% sure of that by pulling a plug out and earthing it against the block. Existence of a spark does not equal a good spark. 
    2) buy one, literally £12.50 and anyone who fiddles with cars needs one. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/363846164185?
    3) 20 psi would still be compression but it's inadequate. No way you can measure compression accurately by running the engine without a plug in. I'm not sure how you can even come to the conclusion that there's compression when there's nothing to compress! Air will be inducted and escape through the path of least resistance on the compression stroke which will be the spark plug hole. As soon as the plug is back in it'll escape somewhere else - i.e burned valve seat. 
    As I've already said, you don't need to swap injectors around to rule out fuel. Spray some easy start or brake cleaner into the intake and see how it behaves. If it still runs like shit then you know it's definitely getting fuel to cyl 4 along with the air 
    Don't forget you have valve overlap in valve timing. So the test you found on YouTube isn't entirely foolproof
    Pulling injectors is a ridiculous diagnostic procedure, you have the risk of breaking 2 injectors if they don't come out in one piece, before knowing what your compression figures are
    If I started pulling injectors before doing a sodding compression test I'd be out of a job. Not really, but you get the point. 
    A burned valve is more likely than a stuck valve..
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    Jazoli got a reaction from alcyonecorporation in 2003 C5 exclusiveness!   
    It's good to see you are enjoying your car but it really isn't 'seriously fast', maybe compared to the vans you drive daily but compared to any other car it isn't, still as long as you like it.
    Putting your foot down and using full throttle and all the revs won't break an autobox, warm the engine up then give it a proper thrashing.
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    Jazoli reacted to Austat in The new news 24 thread   
    I discovered a great Instagram account the other day that I knew a lot of people on here would enjoy. It's essentially 1990's Scottish chod-spots, from the account @automotive90s .
    Enjoy.



    More shite:
    https://www.instagram.com/automotive90s/
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    Jazoli reacted to maxxo in 2003 C5 exclusiveness!   
    i did it
    coming off a roundabout today i decided to be a right hooligan and i pushed my foot down to the floor!
    it kicked down and did just over 5k rpm
    bloody hell it shot off!
    it feels seriously fast to me as it's the fastest and most powerful car i've ever owned
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    Jazoli got a reaction from Rusty_Rocket in 2003 C5 exclusiveness!   
    It's good to see you are enjoying your car but it really isn't 'seriously fast', maybe compared to the vans you drive daily but compared to any other car it isn't, still as long as you like it.
    Putting your foot down and using full throttle and all the revs won't break an autobox, warm the engine up then give it a proper thrashing.
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