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  1. As you're probably aware in passenger cars its usually in the spare wheel well. In commercials it can be inside the fuse box cover or other such covers in the rear quarter etc. If you want to PM me the reg ill get my local motor factors to bring it up on their system.
  2. I'm guessing they got tired of it. It was obviously getting more difficult to source good stock at a price that made it worth while. The calibre of their stock meant you couldn't just buy 5-10 units per week. I'm sure they struggled last year. The guys are obviously perfectionists too, as the detail they put into prep was astounding. Its a tough game as we know, so I hope they are moving to selling luxury yachts in Dubai or something.
  3. I have sold at least 20 of these time bombs with no issues whatsoever! First I never buy them with more that 70,000 miles and always with FSH. From my personal experience the main issues are leaks on the coolant pipe returning from the turbo to the expansion tank and also the coolant expansion tank itself. The tanks themselves just fracture on the underside from the excess heat of the coolant resulting in all the coolant leaking out. I change the tank and pipe on EVERY car I sell and tell the customer to change both again every 2 years. Never had an issue! If Ford had the cop on to fit a coolant level warning, or even offer a retro fit option they would have saved themselves a lot of issues
  4. Seems DVLA have upped their game. Just received notification (within 2.5 weeks of submitting an application) that they are to issue my V5 next week. Hopefully they have got on top of the back log and back to somewhat normal processing times
  5. 7 weeks it took for me to get my last V5. Just not good enough in 2020. Keep checking on and one day it will show it has been issued then expect it in the post a few days later
  6. Agreed. As said above, mileage too high or possibly over age profile
  7. There was an article on here regarding this some months back;
  8. Most stuff at auction is there for a reason. 1) Either it’s mileage is too high. 2) Body is too tatty 3) Mechanical issues 4) No service history 5) A proper car (just seller needs out quickly for cash flow reasons) I pretty much buy everything with FSH With the exception of Audi (have digital service history if at all) Proper servicing with correct grade oil and 10,000-12,000 mile intervals is essential to the modern car, especially diesel. If I buy something low mileage with FSH, firstly I have some degree of reassurance it will not give me or the new owner issues with total engine failure, or other nigly issues related to poor servicing. I find people generally ask or I will always mention it in the advert, together with images from the service book. However as mentioned a car without SH doesn’t necessarily mean it hasn’t been serviced. Service books go missing or get left at dealerships or at the last owners home etc.
  9. If its diesel there is a tiny pipe at the back of the head that needs removing, it is clogged with carbon. You either replace it with a brand new pipe, or burn the carbon off using a blow torch and fish some strong wire through to make sure its clear. Refit, clear codes and bobs your uncle Link here to video:
  10. These guys make my blood boil. I normally reply by saying: 'oh ok then I'll take your offer, but you need to call today or otherwise we're sending it to auction'' It will go either of two ways 1 You never again hear from them (most likely) 2 They turn up in person, and you tell them you just sold it 10 minutes ago and let them have a look around it
  11. Only they could afford those state of the art turntables, anyone know where there is one for sale, cheap? Want to make a merry go round for the kids!
  12. Have one but only use it on Focus's, (we all know how they love to let in water) Still think nothing beats the car heater. Maybe I need to rethink my sense of generosity Was never good at multiplication at school!
  13. Every car I buy seems to be more or less running on air, no matter where I buy. Every car we prep gets at least 50 quid of fuel to cover our testing, drying after valet (its that time of year again) test driving and run to MOT centre. Hopefully its near enough half when customer drives away. I think anything less is down right mean looking. When we point out to some its got a half tank of fuel its met with.......... 'what about the other half''?! Cant win!
  14. If you had Googled the reg. of the Prius it would have led you to a series of Manheim links.