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UPDATE: Ideal Engines is now under the name Replacement Engines buyers beware!

I am compelled to write this Ideal Engines review out of total disgust of their behavior. Over a month ago I bought a “fully tested and reconditioned engine” for my Toyota Lucida from Ideal Engines . My reason for purchase was because the head gasket blew on the way to Sunderland and I had the car towed the rest of the way there. Whilst in the North East, I took the car to a recommended garage and had the unit shipped there. After about 3 weeks of problems with the fitting of the engine, the ideal engines refurbished engine had been proven faulty. I made many phone calls to the sales agent called Adam, one of his colleagues and even the manager about getting the engine returned followed by a refund. To this day I am still waiting. I will update this ideal engines review every step of the way. Please add your own experiences in the comments.

To be continued…

As of this point of the ideal engines review they have still not even collected their faulty unit. The last time I spoke to the staff they told me to email the sales department which I did. See below the email conversation.
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Is there a way to watch Netflix abroad?

Yes there is and it’s a legal way! By using a VPN (Virtual Private Network). There are many companies that provide a VPN service one of which is boxpn who offer an annual service for less than $4 a month.
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Hi there. I have recently bought and have been editing a landing page to use on an affiliate marketing campaign I’ve been promoting. At first there seemed to be no errors, I was using Firefox to master the design and I had it exactly how I wanted it. The problem arose when I tested the page in Internet Explorer. Take a look at the screenshots below. The first is from Firefox and the second from Internet Explorer:-

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As you can see, on Internet Explorer the picture link shows a clear blue line starting from the left of the image and going about a third of the way through it. Anyway, at last check Internet Explorer was the most used web browser and probably still is today. Therefore there is no way I can just bury my head in the sand and hope people ‘don’t mind’ this annoying blue line in my sale’s pitch.

Blue Line in Internet Explorer – Problem resolved

Ok, I have now resolved this blue line error. It was not a CSS problem but a mere HTML error. In the HTML / CSS designed landing page. The HTML for the button was using the <a> tag and was styled using CSS. However, within the HTML <a> tag was a <span> tag which was unnecessary and I simply removed it. This removed the blue line and the landing page now looks identical on Firefox AND Internet explorer.

I don’t know if the problem any readers are having is identical to this but if so, then that’s how to remove the blue link from an Image/Link on IE.

Thanks for reading!

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