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About DonPeffers

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    Factory built 2013 Red 2.0L Zetec Blacktop

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  1. OK, I give up

    I won't offer an apology as the last time a couple of members did that (Ford remap 12april2018 stuff.), when no apology was necessary, you stated you would not be on the forum again and disappeared for 3 weeks. I don't hound members but may have a different view at times and express it. I have read your posts about stiffer springs for your Mega2000. I posted I was glad you'd found a better set-up that suited you, and you acknowledged my post, but I thought you were earlier going on about a different model, a Sport 250, which it seems you've not driven and you were referring to an outdated review. This is the most recent review Autocar Road test. November 29, 2017 in The Start Line. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/westfield/sport-250 after some suspension alterations and members views are in the start line section. You may have missed this one. The earlier 'shiny mag' photographed a large puddle of water in front of the seat and showed wet on the seat. Surely they didn't leave the hood off in the rain so they could have some fun?--Unthinkable!!! As you have only owned one marque of kitcar there will be other members who possibly have a broader perspective. Throwing vitriol at the marque on a regular basis seems illogical to me as all you will succeed in doing is undermining the marque and devaluing cars. Other forums may be more receptive. You are a valued member of the forum when being positive and providing helpful technical advice to members as you do have a lot of knowledge. It would be helpful and positive to re-instate your build blog which seems no longer to be visible. I am enjoying my westie now decent weather has arrived and I usually like to read the forum daily. It is not my wish to fall out with any member and all the best to you TJ.
  2. plane spotting

    Unfortunately I can't see a plane as a leg interrupts my view.
  3. OK, I give up

    Then you could provide real feedback based on your own experience instead of a fixed historical opinion based on a shiny mag?!
  4. OK, I give up

    How far did you drive it?
  5. Upset neighbour

    Found http://www.dft.gov.uk/vca/fcb/cars-and-noise.asp Noise The external noise emitted by passenger cars has been controlled since 1929 when the Motor Cars (Excessive Noise) regulations were introduced. New cars are now required to meet Europe-wide noise limits. These have been progressively reduced from 82 decibels (dB (A)) in 1978 to the current limit of 74 dB (A) established in 1996. When looking at this information please note that off-road vehicles are allowed to be 1dB (A) louder, as are direct-injection diesels. These allowances are cumulative, so the limit for an off-road vehicle with a direct injection diesel engine is 76 dB (A). The noise levels quoted above are the maximum levels that are permitted for new vehicle types. Many vehicles produce lower levels of noise, and it is illegal to modify the exhaust system of a vehicle to make it noisier than the level recorded for that model at type approval. A new EU regulation is being introduced from July 2016, Regulation (EU) No 540/2014, which will phase in tighter noise limits over 10 years, together with a revised, more representative test procedure. By 2026 the limit for most new passenger cars will be 68 dB(A).
  6. Upset neighbour

    There's been a very loud M2 around here (standard tune I'm told) and even very early in the day I (an admitted coffin dodger) do enjoy the sound (or noise) depending on your viewpoint.
  7. Happy Birthday Scott.

    Birthday on a Carribbean holiday--great!!! MHR Scott.
  8. Shed news

    UPDATE-- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-44054814 The Fastest Shed smashed its previous 80mph (129km/h) record for the fastest shed at a land speed event at Pendine Sands in Carmarthenshire on Saturday. Owner Kevin Nicks said it was "marvellous" to hit 101mph (160 km/h) in what he said was the only road legal motorised shed in the world. "It couldn't have gone better, I'm so happy," said the 53-year-old gardener. Mr Nicks, from Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire, spent more than £13,000 creating his bespoke shed on wheels, which now boasts a turbo-charged 400 brake horsepower engine that is more powerful than many sports cars.
  9. Shed news

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-wales-44080919/the-souped-up-shed-that-can-do-80mph The souped-up shed that can do 80mph A souped-up motorised shed will aim to break a world record on a Welsh beach this weekend. I wonder if it cost a shedload? I also found https://menssheds.org.uk/ UK Men's Sheds Association, the support body for Men's Sheds across the UK. We raise awareness of Men's Sheds and the life changing impact they can have.
  10. Tips on locating an engine bay rattle

    Any chance it could be exhaust mounts or heatshield?
  11. Is the car owned privately or business owned? Have you used it for business? No tax if private but business see https://www.gov.uk/capital-gains-tax-personal-possessions "You don’t pay Capital Gains Tax on: your car - unless you’ve used it for business"
  12. Back from the brink

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44032831 Alabama 'miracle' boy wakes before doctors pull plug. "A 13-year-old boy in the US state of Alabama regained consciousness just after his parents signed the paperwork to donate his organs. Trenton McKinley suffered severe brain trauma when he fell from a car trailer which flipped over and hit his head. Doctors told his parents he would not recover and that his organs were a match for five children who needed transplants. A day before his life support was to end, Trenton showed signs of awareness".
  13. More Westfield Pods

    Don't want to run out of battery power going up Hardknott Pass!
  14. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/44028217 Quick reactions from the race marshall; just as well.
  15. MOT rule changes: 20 May 2018

    Can I ask Jonk179 on his interpretation of "fluid leaks posing an environmental risk" from https://www.gov.uk/government/news/mot-changes-20-may-2018 resulting in being classified as either 'Dangerous--A direct and immediate risk to road safety or has a serious impact on the environment. Do not drive the vehicle until it’s been repaired---Fail' or 'Major--It may affect the vehicle’s safety, put other road users at risk or have an impact on the environment. Repair it immediately.----Fail' especially relating to some older engines used in westies and renowned as leakers of oil?

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