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Forum: The Showroom 21-10-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 959
Posted By Caledoniandream
We have a couple running, while the dashboard...

We have a couple running, while the dashboard shows 69 mpg, calculated over 6000 mile it’s only 57,8 mpg, not bad, but not what it says on the tin.
This over a mixture of short and long distance, 1...
Forum: Interior & Glass 21-10-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,475
Posted By Caledoniandream
Even if you aircon is working perfectly, some...

Even if you aircon is working perfectly, some condensation is very hard to remove, especially around 2-3 degree outside temperature.
Forum: Interior & Glass 20-10-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,475
Posted By Caledoniandream
I use an old pair of socks filled with silicate...

I use an old pair of socks filled with silicate crystals (B&M Cat litter, silicate crystals)
Hove them lying under the seat or footwell, dry them once a week on the radiator, a bag last more than a...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 15-10-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,429
Posted By Caledoniandream
Another curve ball, have you looked at the Ford...

Another curve ball, have you looked at the Ford Ranger, plenty capacity, the 3.2 engine is powerful.
Plenty space inside, and the backend is super handy.
It pulls any horse box no problem.
Forum: The Motoring Zone 10-10-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,483
Posted By Caledoniandream
But they still have brakes, wheel bearings ,...

But they still have brakes, wheel bearings , heating systems, ECU,s, etc,still need to be repaired, gearboxes, drives, you name it regardless of the whatever drives it, it will still have...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 08-10-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,483
Posted By Caledoniandream
Depends what you want to do, HGV and coach...

Depends what you want to do, HGV and coach mechanics are general very well paid.
Most HGV mechanics are on 40% more money here in the North West.
Also depends what part of the country you are....
Forum: The Motoring Zone 07-10-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,429
Posted By Caledoniandream
Ford Edge, donít knock it until you tried.

Ford Edge, donít knock it until you tried.
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 06-10-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By Caledoniandream
It's going to be an acid job. I would try...

It's going to be an acid job.
I would try vinegar on make up pads to loosen it up.
Whatever you do don't rub it
degreaser doesn't do anything on lime
Forum: Detailing Chat 06-10-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,193
Posted By Caledoniandream
56, at a good day 26, at a bad 86. But luckily...

56, at a good day 26, at a bad 86.
But luckily more good days than bad.
My work and my cars (both motoring related) are my main hobbies, what else does a man need?
Forum: Projects and Restorations 06-10-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,254
Posted By Caledoniandream
Very Nice, beautiful conversion. Big question,...

Very Nice, beautiful conversion.
Big question, if the engine isnít under the bonnet, what is?
Forum: Off Topic Chat 04-10-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 23,863
Posted By Caledoniandream
YES, not for a second I would doubt that! ...

YES, not for a second I would doubt that!

Really donít you think that.

The same thing if it all goes wrong, the Exiteers would say, I didnít knew that, they (whoever they are) didnít tell me...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 28-09-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,617
Posted By Caledoniandream
I think itís difficult to make that remark. ...

I think itís difficult to make that remark.
Sometimes if you have a car like a courtesy car for a short time, you dislike it (especially when it is a class lower than your normal drive) you canít...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 25-09-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By Caledoniandream
I guess itís a 4 stroke engine, so yearly change...

I guess itís a 4 stroke engine, so yearly change the oil (if you use it daily more often)
Never cleaned a combustion chamber out.
Use good quality fuels
Winter prep, I normally let it run for 30...
Forum: Interior & Glass 24-09-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,960
Posted By Caledoniandream
Take the seat covering carefull off and try to...

Take the seat covering carefull off and try to clean / replace seat foam, there is no easy way.
Forum: Off Topic Chat 23-09-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,395
Posted By Caledoniandream
VGA monitor, address book, phone books, jet...

VGA monitor, address book, phone books, jet phone, clock radio, mechanical calculator. twin tub washer
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 23-09-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,412
Posted By Caledoniandream
Most wheels are only 1 year for cosmetic, and...

Most wheels are only 1 year for cosmetic, and even than any chips void your warranty.
Forum: Funnies Room 23-09-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7,746
Views: 103,152
Posted By Caledoniandream
Mars!

Mars!
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 23-09-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,412
Posted By Caledoniandream
Yes, your can carefull remove the loose lacquer,...

Yes, your can carefull remove the loose lacquer, clean up and relacquer.
I use to this on a set on my Mondeo ST, stops the weather to corrode to much into the alloy.
It looks alright from a...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 21-09-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 23,863
Posted By Caledoniandream
What I am surprised at is that, the big Nay...

What I am surprised at is that, the big Nay sayers have not come up with a detailed ďbetterĒ plan.
Where is Boris, Nigel and who else with a detailed better plan.
Itís easy to say that Mayís plan...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 19-09-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By Caledoniandream
I use to them in the bath, soak, carefull...

I use to them in the bath, soak, carefull wash,rinse with the shower and hang up and dry.
My mate does his in-the childrenís pool, hangs them over the line and and rinse them careful with the garden...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 19-09-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 854
Posted By Caledoniandream
Stayed a couple of years back in Ardara (county...

Stayed a couple of years back in Ardara (county Donegal) absolute stunning.
We stayed in an old thatched cottage, what was heated with a peat fire.
The ultimate holiday, no internet or phone...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 19-09-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 52,636
Posted By Caledoniandream
Regarding leaking in the boot, donít discount the...

Regarding leaking in the boot, donít discount the rear light units.
Itís a quick and easy fix, but the seal are made of some horrible foam.
And the advantage when they are out itís easy to clean...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 18-09-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 854
Posted By Caledoniandream
We stayed earlier in the year in Mallorca...

We stayed earlier in the year in Mallorca (Pollensa) but where shocked by the prices.
I donít mind to pay decent money, but for a very basic lunch, with a glass of wine each for Ä50.- is taking the...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 18-09-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,243
Posted By Caledoniandream
I buy it in bulk (5 litre) as it is imo a very...

I buy it in bulk (5 litre) as it is imo a very good easy product.
And it keeps our cars reasonable clean between the washes.
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 18-09-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By Caledoniandream
The easiest is to put a picture up, of the style...

The easiest is to put a picture up, of the style of door, and see if anybody here can match it to a make / model.
Or if you lucky has a door in his garage / loft for spare.

Is there not an...
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