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Been working in IT since 1998, graduated University in 2003 and in 4 short years gone from Junior Dev to Head of Application Services. I've got a keen interest in all things web (.Net, CSS, xHTML, AJAX, ECMAScript) and do my best to keep on top of things.

Nov
13
comment Does my Vauxhall Meriva need XL tyres?
Remember the warning, the manual for the car will include a specific speed rating normally, if you go below this it may invalidate your insurance.
Nov
7
answered Motorcycle stalls shortly after starting
Nov
7
answered ''Tire air leaking sound''
Nov
4
awarded  Yearling
Nov
4
answered Understand the tyre measurement of my CBF Stunner 2009 model
Oct
2
comment why doesn't my motorcycle power on?
Simple things first, is the cut off switch set to run or cut off? normally on the right handlebar and marked on/off. SEcondly do you get any power at all, do gauges light up? brake lights? what voltage is on the battery?
Sep
24
awarded  Revival
Sep
23
comment Motorcycle dies while riding in cold
could be carb icing too, longer intakes are a major problem - mine dies regularly unless pro-fst is used in cold weather.
Sep
23
answered Is it safe to drive a Fiat Punto with a failing passenger side wishbone?
Sep
23
comment Methods of diagnosing a non-starting Fiat Uno
When the engine is turning over, does it sound like its trying to catch, just turning, turning really fast etc? if its just turning over, an easy check is look at the plugs, whitish electrode = no fuel and overheating, wet = too much fuel/no spark.
Sep
19
answered What is an inverted triangle piston skirt?
Sep
6
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
15
comment How can I fix a slow indicator on a Honda Hornet?
Check the connectors/contacts for the indicators are clean and working correctly. the fast clicking is due to the relay not having enough load on it, when the indicators finally kick in they slow the relay clicking. I'd be suspecting bad contacts at the indicators (either the lamps or the bullet connectors on the wires themselves).
Jul
2
comment What type of tyres I should use in UK?
theaa.com/motoring_advice/safety/winter-tyres-in-the-uk.html <- you may want to add this link. Its odd that you will get charged more in some cases for making your car safer on the road.
May
2
comment Why is my motorbike's clutch slipping?
Did you use the correct oil? on my ducati synthetic oil is known to cause clutch slip, it needs to be semi-synthetic at most.
Apr
30
answered How do I fix my XF125GY 4-stroke engine misfires?
Apr
29
answered Does my car need a service?
Apr
4
comment New batteries with acid at 80% charge— if I run then tend, will it bring it up to 100%?
from experience of lead acid batteries going bang - its better to not be on the bike in the event of it going bang than on it. If the vents arent fully open and the charge rate is high because the battery is so low then it can create a hazardous situation. Also need to consider why the old battery is being replaced, is the reg/rec faulty and overcharging?
Mar
31
comment Motorcycle stood for over 12 months, turn over by hand first?
Has it got a timing belt or chain? if its a belt it may be worth replacing (depending on the age) My bike has two belts (v-twin) that require replacing at least every 2 years.
Mar
14
comment Hyundai Verna (Accent) handbrake light is on everytime
Isnt it dot4 fluid? In the uk I find dot4 is standard and anything else will cause a search to be had.