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  1. I bought my S4s in 2006, put about 2,000 miles on it and its been off the road since 2012 for an engine rebuild, I've sunk at £22k into it and its still not on the road. I do all my own work. 


    really? 3 years off the road, you've had 2000 miles out of it and 22 grand? 20 grand plus another 2 grand? sorry! something seriously wrong here.. push it down the road and set fire to it................


    Mines not the tidiest S4s, the wheels need re-doing, and it needs a re-spray, which will be done at some point, but I drive it most days.

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  2. The best advice I can give is to buy the best guitar you can afford.

    A bad guitar will be hard to play and only make your hands hurt and so make you not want to play.


    As for the type of music, start with what you like, start slow, start steady and be patient.

  3. When my vac pump failed i bought one of these kits



    Sort of worked but I ended up needing to supplement it with a timed relay and one way valve so that the pump would keep running for a few seconds or so after creating the required vacuum. Otherwise it would it would cycle constantly on and off when vac was reached.


    Been installed for a few years now.

  4. BTW...


    Do Not remove the fuse from the ECU, or disconnect the battery, while the key is in the ignition... it can damage the ECU.


    Also I would not jump start the car or charge the battery while the battery is connected to the car... I always remove the battery for charging.


    How would you jump start a car when the battery isn't connected?


    I've had to jump start a couple of times, not been an issue.

  5. I've got the Larini twin exit on my S4s. Love the sound of it though it is quite loud but with the windows wound up I don't find it tiring on motorway journeys or anything, cabin seems to be quite well soundproofed.

    The only issue I had with it was a dodgy weld on one support bracket which they replaced no problem..


    Also it can set of a few car alarms when driving through the works car park  :devil:

  6. It's the small things that annoy me


    "alot" is two words a lot


    Collision, I collided with a tree !!!!!! no you hit a tree, the tree was not in motion only you were.


    Try and stop me!!!! no... If I try "and" I stop you I succeeded, Try "to" stop me.



  7. For the last series of 24 (Day 8) I recorded all episodes then had a day off work and did the lot  :D

    Started around 07:00 and finished just before midnight

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  8. I wouldn't use SJ unless it was last resort either.

    I ordered some parts for an S4s, they turned up but weren't the correct parts. It turns out my S4s has later V8 gear change fitted by Lotus. It appears my car is one of the development cars. It also has the sport 300 chassis as well, amongst other parts from the later V8 and GT3.


    So while it wasn't his fault it wasn't mine either and Steve wanted a 40% restocking charge :o  The parts weren't special order or anything.

    I told him where to go and said I'd rather give the parts away to another owner than give him money for nothing.


    And the packing of parts leaves a lot to be desired.

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