Category Archives: Top Tips

Top tips on anything and everything that matters to me.

Quick advice on low mood

Just a few things I have learned over the past few weeks and months while dealing with depression and my mood has been up and down… Alcohol is a depressant.  It may seem like a good idea to drink to loosen … Continue reading

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Seaward PrimeTest 350

I have recently acquired Seaward PrimeTest 250 and PrimeTest 350 PAT testers. Ever since my manager sent me to a PAT seminar by Seaward I have longed for the PrimeTest 350 Continue reading

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Clio Problems Again! Engine light / won’t start / Home Safe Mode

I didn’t have any problems for months, then recently I’ve been experiencing very brief periods (one or two seconds) of the Home Safe Mode where the car will slow to 30mph / 2,000 revs, this appears to happen at any time Continue reading

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Apple Mouse / Mighty Mouse Roller Ball Cleaning

I’ve read all about how crap the Mighty Mouse is when it comes to the little scroll ball, how it’s generally impossible to really clean it, yadda yadda yadda. Well I discovered today that not only is it possible, it’s actually quite easy and repeatable. Continue reading

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Renault Clio – no starter motor activation

I’ve had this problem on and off for a while, a few wiggles and it just went away so didn’t give it much thought.  The problem symptoms are that when the key is turned to start the engine nothing happens, … Continue reading

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Repairing C3PO’s thumb

My 250cm tall model of C3PO unfortunately had a bit of a tumble off his shelf the other day.  While he initially looked to be intact, only his head had come off but it is only lightly attached anyway, I … Continue reading

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Renault Clio Radio Code

I’ll cut to the chase – in one post I read that the code is sometimes written on the side of the radio itself, and sure enough when I pulled my radio out there it was, hurrah! I put the code in and I had my radio back. Continue reading

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Renault Clio Sudden Brief Power Loss

all of a sudden the car began to rapidly slow, as if I had dropped down a gear or put my foot on the clutch Continue reading

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Renault Clio Won’t Start #2

Approximately a week after having the crank shaft sensor replaced, my Renaul Clio decided that it wouldn’t start and showed exactly the same symptoms as before – turns over but no spark.  Just so happened that it was dark and … Continue reading

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Renault Clio Won’t Start

Recently my 1.3 petrol Renaul Clio Extreme would turn over but not start up when I turned the key, like there was no spark. Continue reading

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