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Barry Cade

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  1. It's not a pull cord.. it's another screw. Then the car won't lock...
  2. Yeah, now they make coffee with cold water. Instead of the cup of steam you used to get.
  3. An American sued McDonalds because their coffee was hot. Have you read a modern car handbook 😆
  4. If it's on a hill and there is a dog or a kid in the car? Many auto drivers never use the parking brake..
  5. Engine running I can understand, foot on the brake is a good idea I think!
  6. VAG again.. A dedicated towing electrics kit, if someone hasn't specced the 150 quid extra towing pack when they bought the car means the wiring has to go to the body control module and fusebox. The body control module is on the LH side of the dash, with an inch of space at the plugs. You need 2 hands to release the plugs.... to get to the fusebox, you need to remove the sat nav unit, the entire glovebox, the entire fusebox and then split the plugs, remove the individual pins in the plugs, all whilst upside down and freezing. Still a hunner times better than a PSA fusebox. If you blow a fuse in one of these, scrap it..
  7. VAG again. You need to do any coding with all the doors closed. And the bonnet open. This makes me think the bonnet switch is part of all the Diesel gate nonsense... anyway. Download all the coding through an open window, modify coding, which with 1268 modules can take some time. I'm usually tidying away my tools by this time, when the helpful owner comes out to put his Werthers originals back in the glovebox... NOÒOOOO.....
  8. Those wavy foot boot opening things. Great idea in theory, if you have 10 bags if shopping and they've cut off the circulation to your fingers, wave your foot under the bumper and the tailgate opens up. In reality you stand for 5 minutes on one leg doing the Macarena whilst nothing happens. Except when you are fitting a towbar, when it works every time, just as you get up off the ground, the tailgate comes down to meet you... the lock unit right on the top of your head. VW's . Why you need the rear foglight to cut off when you open the tailgate. There are about 15 white wires going up the D pillar to the tailgate. You need to check every one with a testlight, with the foglight switched on. First time I didn't know the boot lock had to be in the closed position, so some head scratching. Worked that one out and start checking all the white wires again. Nothing. Then I realised that one of the white wires actuates the boot lock release when grounded. Start again.... Is coloured wire too expensive VW?
  9. I always remember doing a countdown if I was behind one, coming out of a 30 zone.. 5,4,3,2,1, turbo.. Cloud of black reek out the 4" drainpipe. 😆
  10. 1990s Cosseh owner. 2023 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 owner. Me when the Cosseh was the thing to beat on the street. Me now. Something went badly wrong somewhere.. I thought cars were for fun, transport and... well, other things. Now I understand all those weirdos who never took their toy cars out of the box.
  11. Shut your eyes and ill bet it still smells like coming home from the pub in 1988. 600 large for a base model repmobile, with a Transit bottom end, fancy cylinder head and a turbo, a spoiler, some big alloys and a nerdy previous owner.. These are still worth south of 10 grand in my eyes. Blue collar hero my arse. Give me an SD1 Vitesse any day of the week.
  12. That's what the windsock on the back door is for 😆
  13. Could be legit. Should be under 3.5t if the Sprinter is empty and might not be hire or reward 😄
  14. Just remember this Is a hybrid, but has a 2.5 petrol engine. Other Rav models can tow 1600kg, so no problem with body strength etc. All to do with the hybrid and the vehicles weight.. any caravanners out there, look after what you have... this looks like the future.
  15. Just had to abort a job to fit a towbar to a 2022 Rav 4 hybrid. Chap has just bought a swift 530, at 1400kg.. the Rav maximum towing capacity is 800kg.. WTF?
  16. Funny, I spotted one today as well. Lying in a driveway in Freuchie with the nsr wheel at a strange angle.. looks serious..
  17. I know of 4 or 5 cars locally lying in fields, after the police changed their policy on recovery. At least 3 are "fast" Audi's.. the others are BMWs. The local farmers are getting pretty fed up, and are making life really difficult for insurers and recovery people. Recovery trucks rarely have enough cable on the winch, and farmers won't let you in the field.. police aren't interested as its not causing an obstruction.. stalemate.
  18. Barry Cade

    End of shite?

    The car wizard on you tube has just rebuilt a Northstar, seemingly there is a fix for everything now, but quite a big job.
  19. 😄 I remember Ron Dixons 2.8 capri, Max Farnham had a Volvo 480, also remember a mk1 1100s Fiesta , a Frontera and the obvious MK1 Cortina.. Bobby Grant had a Montego as well I think.. this might be fun!
  20. Barry Cade

    End of shite?

    Yep, me too, with plenty 10p's for the phone. You outbid me quite often in the early days of Ebay... I'll never forget your Ebay handle 😄 We must have similar tastes... or budgets...
  21. Barry Cade

    End of shite?

    Yeah, then appears a few hours later at a 100% markup Everybody is a poundshop Mike Brewer these days. Just watched a mk2 Cav SRi sell for £9300. FFS. Would somebody please tell my boss old stuff is worth a lot more?
  22. I just bought an LS2 firefly, to replace my LS2 metro. Reduced at M+P from £169.95 to 35 quid... pinlock, inner tinted visor, and ACE gold rated. Glows in the dark too 🙃 That'll do. Noticed as well it has red tabs on the sides in the lining- checked the website and its emergency tabs to take the lining out for the emergency services.. never seen that before.
  23. Front End Chatter is a podcast about motorbikes, just noticed your number plate.. people that listen are feccers.. If you like bikes, it's worth a listen!
  24. Are you a Front End Chatter listener..?
  25. Proper proper want. One of these is on my bucket list.
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