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Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 12-12-2018, 08:29 AM
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Posted By Cookies
Here's the post relating to cranking speed, and...

Here's the post relating to cranking speed, and cold starting problems.

https://www.picoauto.com/library/case-studies/2003-ford-focus1-8-tdci-hard-start-from-cold

Cooks

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Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 12-12-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By Cookies
Any mechanic worth his salt would be looking at...

Any mechanic worth his salt would be looking at battery, starter, glow plugs, fuelling system.

I replaced the battery and the glow plugs, and it made no difference whatsoever. Still touch to...
Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 11-12-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By Cookies
I was just about to say check the starter motor,...

I was just about to say check the starter motor, as I had this very issue with my Frod Focus. It was a pig to start first thing in the morning, but every other time that day, it would be fine.

My...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 11-12-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By Cookies
Jeez. You type quicker than I can read lol. ...

Jeez. You type quicker than I can read lol.

Fabulous work. It genuinely looks like a different car inside and out now. Living the carpet stripes. Did you buy the carpet striping machine? Lol.
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Forum: Projects and Restorations 11-12-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By Cookies
Agree with this, I love threads like this. Get...

Agree with this, I love threads like this. Get the updates typed!!!!

Cheers

Cooks

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Forum: Projects and Restorations 11-12-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 66,676
Posted By Cookies
Aaah. I had a similar issue with my mk1 focus....

Aaah. I had a similar issue with my mk1 focus. Cleaned and lubricated light seals, but water was still getting into the boot. After a fair bit of research, apparently it was getting in through panel...
Forum: Detailing Chat 10-12-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 944
Posted By Cookies
That's very interesting. Looks like I'll be...

That's very interesting. Looks like I'll be getting some ACF50.

Cheers.

Cooks

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Forum: The Motoring Zone 10-12-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By Cookies
Totally agree. I loathe them too. My wife's ds3...

Totally agree. I loathe them too. My wife's ds3 came with an inflation kit, so I immediately binned it and bought a Jack and spare wheel.

If I remember correctly, the weight of the spare wheel...
Forum: The Music Zone 10-12-2018, 07:49 AM
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Views: 312,669
Posted By Cookies
A friend sent me this last night, the music is...

A friend sent me this last night, the music is good, but the video is incredible.

https://youtu.be/W_4QOMh2Bf8

Enjoy

Cooks

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Forum: Projects and Restorations 10-12-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 66,676
Posted By Cookies
Did you Dynax behind the bumpers? Great job,...

Did you Dynax behind the bumpers? Great job, especially coming into the winter weather.

More pics please!!! Lol

Cooks

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Forum: The Motoring Zone 09-12-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By Cookies
He's brill. Did you see the engine running on...

He's brill. Did you see the engine running on petrol vapour. That was cool.



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Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-12-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 24,464
Posted By Cookies
Brill update mate. Have you seen the boot...

Brill update mate.

Have you seen the boot spreader tools available nowadays? Basically allows you to fit a boot without needing to remove the CV joint. It basically spreads the narrow end of the...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-12-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,956
Posted By Cookies
I always say, if people are that rude and...

I always say, if people are that rude and difficult when you're trying to GIVE them your business, what would they be like if/when you have issues!!!

Sounds like you've made a wise choice with...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 09-12-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By Cookies
Brilliant, mate. Thanks for that. He...

Brilliant, mate.

Thanks for that. He reckons the original was non lacquered, and is keen just to confirm that before going ahead with the paint.

Just passed that detail on, and he says thank...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 09-12-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,257
Posted By Cookies
Hi mate. Why not get yourself nice kitchen...

Hi mate.

Why not get yourself nice kitchen units from Ikea. They've a load of different options and I'd say it'd look fabulous once done.

Cooks

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Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 09-12-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By Cookies
1999 Impreza Paint type - help needed.

Hi all,

I'm looking for a wee bit of help. A very good friend is restoring a classic impreza, and has reached the painting stage. The guys doing the work have asked whether he wants basecoat and...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-12-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,779
Posted By Cookies
That's some blockage!! I always found it...

That's some blockage!!

I always found it odd that you press the end of the stalk for the front washers, yet pull the stalk for the rear.

I actually managed to pick up a set of 17" MP3 rims...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-12-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 26,464
Posted By Cookies
Ach mate. That's just a nightmare. Any way the...

Ach mate. That's just a nightmare. Any way the mounting points can be attached to the new rad? (I know you'll have considered this, but I'm just asking out of curiosity).

N

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Forum: Projects and Restorations 07-12-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,779
Posted By Cookies
That's a great result, mate. Any pics of recent...

That's a great result, mate. Any pics of recent progress?

Cooks

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Forum: Detailing Chat 07-12-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 932
Posted By Cookies
Out if the three options, i'd choose DIY,...

Out if the three options, i'd choose DIY, Detailer and Dealer, in that order.

The likelihood is that the dealer will be charging in the region of 3-400 quid for the glasscoat. For that money, the...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 06-12-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5,109
Views: 322,759
Posted By Cookies
Ach you're a gent!! I'm normally able to get some...

Ach you're a gent!! I'm normally able to get some kind of work-around, it just sometimes infuriates when you've found exactly what you're after and just want to buy it!

Thanks buddy.

Cooks
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Forum: Off Topic Chat 06-12-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5,109
Views: 322,759
Posted By Cookies
I might try that to get stuff sent from England...

I might try that to get stuff sent from England to NI... lol

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Forum: Off Topic Chat 06-12-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5,109
Views: 322,759
Posted By Cookies
Same here. The amount of times I've went to buy...

Same here. The amount of times I've went to buy items on eBay, and when I go to hit buy, it says "Will not post to NI." Either that or "Contact us for an extortionate postage fee estimate."

I...
Forum: DetailedOnline 06-12-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,032
Posted By Cookies
We're made of stern stuff over this neck of the...

We're made of stern stuff over this neck of the woods lol.

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Forum: Projects and Restorations 06-12-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1,213
Views: 294,803
Posted By Cookies
"Do you expect me to eat, Mr Ben_W?" "No, Mr...

"Do you expect me to eat, Mr Ben_W?"

"No, Mr Lincolndanny. I expect you to weld. Mwahahahahahahahahahaha."

Too far? Lol

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