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About Madrabbit

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  • Birthday 09/12/1965

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    Chrome Yellow SEiW 2 litre Zetec
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    Near Basingstoke

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  1. How ill do you have to be to be an athlete?

    In my experience (as an asthmatic), if you need to take your Salbutamol inhaler, your probably not in a position to be competing.
  2. Know your jap imports?

    Mitsuoka. Otherwise known as - Nissan Micra?
  3. Silvertop Zetec belts

    Do check the water pump is the same as the one you take out. The original fitment may run in reverse depending on the belt run you have. I think I had to replace mine with a Ford Orion 1.8 water pump. I may be wrong, I haven't done mine for a long time.
  4. Newbie!!!!

    mine is a '99 SEiW, and I'm running 205x50x15 on 7" Raceline wheels with an et38 offset.
  5. Wife's out got some washing to do

    Ooops! I know a few people that have done stuff just like that - parts in dishwasher, parts in the oven etc. This reminds of the time I had an incident in the garage whereby I ended up with my jeans soaked in petrol. Thinking it was probably not wise to carry on working in them, I changed and put my petrol soaked jeans in the washing machine switched it on (I’m very domesticated) and went back in the garage to roll around on the floor some more. When I came back in and opened the washing machine, oh my God, the smell was as bad as when I put the jeans in. They were certainly clean, but I ended up throwing them away anyway. It took weeks for the smell in the machine to die down, I don’t think it ever really went. I think it got into all the rubber parts. Wifey wasn’t very happy with me either. If it happens again I’ll strip off in the garden and put a match to them!
  6. What a s**t start to my day

    I'm crying with laughter! Funniest thing I read for a while. I'm glad the operation was successful and you're on the mend.

    But what happens once you leave the urban environment, with it's well lit, well defined lanes, cats eyes and painted road edges and venture into the countryside?
  8. Is this a Westfield car?

    Not only did they not try that hard to get the letters straight, the 8 is upside down too. Surely the bottom line should be 'WTF001'. Very shoddy.
  9. Supercharged Crossflow

    Where do you fill it with oil?
  10. Toothache!

    You could try Netflix?
  11. Is BTCC a better watch than F1..?

    I stopped watching BTCC when it became acceptable practice to push the car in front out of the way to get passed (not long after the RS500 days, late eighties). I like F1 and watch every race on TV, but I prefer to watch Australian V8 Supercars and MotoGP.
  12. New member

    Hi Simon, very nice too. I'm probably about 100bhp in deficit to you, but it never fails to make me smile. I'm based between Basingstoke and Aldermaston, so I really should try to get along to meeting too.
  13. Zetec running temp

    Mine runs in the early 90's according to my temperature gauge and more if I'm late leaving for work. They need to run 'hot'. Apparently if the oil runs too cool it accelerates engine wear. I read that somewhere.
  14. Westfield's in the wet

    Mine used to be a daily driver in all weather conditions. If you're fairly sensitive with the throttle and drive sensibly you'll be fine. Though I'm comfortable driving sideways, I found understeer is your worst enemy! Oh, and they're hopeless in snow!
  15. Anyone starting their winter tinkering list yet ?

    I have a few things that need doing, but they've needed doing for few years now. 1. New dampers all round 2. poly bushes 3. Repair driver's seat (It's reclines too much for a fixed back seat) 4. Replace a couple of switches 5. Retrim gear lever gaiter 6. Restore the oxidised gelcoat (just bought a Das6 pro polisher. I'm quite excited to get on with that) 7. Try and repair roof / U channel again! I'm feeling quite optimistic. There's a good chance some of this list will get done this year.