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  • Birthday 10/12/1985

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    1997 Jaguar XJ6 Executive

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  1. Looking for one of these, didn't expect to find one here! Is it a 1.8 or the later 1.9 engine? Cheers
  2. Can't believe nobody's ripping your arms off for this! If you weren't in Scotland i'd buy it just in case I ever bought another Escort!
  3. Cheers guys, i'll have to ask if he got any - he went up the breakers shortly after I put this up. Well it was a mate at Kwik Fit doing a private hush hush job, so no comeback really!
  4. Hi there, been a while since i've posted (moved onto a dirty french car now) My brothers after a couple of front sensors for his ABS, he's just had Kwik Fit do some work on his hubs and they've broken them. Anyone got any handy? Cheers, Dev
  5. BUMP - No reasonable offers refused
  6. http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g91/dev_man_2001/DSCF0288.jpg Brand new, only removed from box for photo. £150 delivered Details - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-DSX-S300BTX-C...r/dp/B0042RMVZ4
  7. Might be interested mate, still looking for a car for them to go in though! Keep you informed, hopefully i'll buy one this weekend!
  8. Hi mate, the blue dash - is it Amparo blue do you know? Or is it darker? Cheers
  9. Hi mate, may be interested if it doesnt sell saturday. Cheers, Dave
  10. devman

    Hid kits

    Yeah, they're great, but unfortunately this is from the department for transport's website - Fact sheet: Aftermarket HID headlamps December 2006 In the Department's view it is not legal to sell or use after market HID lighting kits, for converting conventional Halogen headlamps to HID Xenon. If a customer wants to convert his vehicle to Xenon HID he must purchase completely new Xenon HID headlamps. The reason for this is that the existing lens and reflector are designed around a Halogen filament bulb, working to very precise tolerances. If one places a HID "burner" (bulb) in the headlamp, the beam pattern will not be correct, there will be glare in some places and not enough light in other places within the beam pattern. The following is the legal rationale: The Road Vehicle Lighting Regulations 1989 regulate the situation in the UK. Under these Regulations, HID/Gas Discharge/Xenon headlamps are not mentioned and therefore they are not permitted according to the strict letter of the law. However new vehicles have HID headlamps. This is because they comply to European type approval Regulations. The UK cannot refuse to register a vehicle with a European type approval. These are to ECE Regulation 98 (for the HID headlamps which are tested on a rig in a laboratory) and ECE Regulation 48 (Lighting Installation on the vehicle). For the after market, a used vehicle cannot obtain type approval because it is only applicable for new vehicles. However we feel that saying "HID is banned in the after market" would not be reasonable. Instead we should make analogies with new vehicles. It would be reasonable to require HID in the after market to meet the same safety standards as on new vehicles. The same level of safety should apply. Therefore a HID headlamp unit sold in the after market should: 1. be type approved to ECE Regulation 98 as a component. 2. when fitted to the vehicle should enable ECE Regulation 48 to be complied with (although no government inspection will take place). 3. Comply with RVLR as far as "use" is concerned. In practice this means: 1. The headlamp unit (outer lens, reflector, bulb) shall be type approved to ECE 98 and be "e-marked" to demonstrate this. That can only be done by the headlamp supplier - Hella, Valeo etc. who must test the headlamp in an independent laboratory. 2. Once fitted to the vehicle it must have headlamp cleaning and self-levelling (which can be for the headlamp or can be in the vehicle suspension - some expensive estate cars have "self-levelling suspension" and that is adequate). Also the dipped beam must stay on with the main beam. 3. The headlamp must be maintained in good working order, kept clean, and aligned/adjusted correctly like any other headlamp. Under the Road Traffic Act 1988 it is an offence to supply, fit or use vehicle parts which are not legal. In summary it is not permitted to convert an existing halogen headlamp unit for use with HID bulbs. The entire headlamp unit must be replaced with one designed and approved for use with HID bulbs and it must be installed in accordance with the rules stated above. If you require any further information regarding the regulations covered by this fact sheet, please contact the DfT at the address below: Transport Technology and Standards 6 Department for Transport Zone 2/04 Great Minster House 76 Marsham Street London SW1P 4DR Telephone: 020 7944 2078 Fax: 020 7944 2196 Email: TTS.enquiries@dft.gsi.gov.uk
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    16" mondy rims

    What can you recommend as a compromise? My brother wants to lower and put 16's on, and i'm considering it myself when I get a new Escort. What about 40mm drop? Has anyone got any pics of a 40mm drop/tyre change? Cheers, Dave
  12. 2000 X Reg Peugeot 2.0 SE Cabriolet in China Blue, 109000 Miles and running great, recent brakes, MOT May 2011, Tax February 2011 (Negotiable). Full Tan Leather, PAS, ABS, Electric hood (currently not working - investigating the problem, will be fixed on sale) Alloy Wheels. £750 (no offers - owes me a grand!) http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g91/dev_man_2001/Pug/photob.jpg http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g91/dev_man_2001/Pug/photo.jpg
  13. Been told by the parents to tidy up - so i've got the above items up on ebay. Mk5b Alloys Side Skirts (Radiant Red) Escort Angel Eyes Thanks for looking
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