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by caprixpack
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 'stricter' MOTs...
Replies: 31
Views: 1440

Re: New 'stricter' MOTs...

My dad has to deal with this crap all the time, it amazes me how people can expect their car to pass an mot with bulbs out and balding tyres. 9 out of ten car that come in have almost no oil on the dip stick. I guess these are the same people you see sat at the side of the motor way every summer, th...
by caprixpack
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 'stricter' MOTs...
Replies: 31
Views: 1440

Re: New 'stricter' MOTs...

As far as I'm aware eml on on any car is classed as a fail.
by caprixpack
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 'stricter' MOTs...
Replies: 31
Views: 1440

Re: New 'stricter' MOTs...

My 924 passed with ate racing blue. shame it's no longer made in blue, had to put the straw colour typ 200 in last time I changed it.
by caprixpack
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 'stricter' MOTs...
Replies: 31
Views: 1440

Re: New 'stricter' MOTs...

Be wary of problems throwing up an eml, if it comes om during the mot it will fail. And for the more dodgy people out there taking the bulb out won't get you through as they check all the warning lights work as part of the test now.
by caprixpack
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 180
Views: 28794

Re: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s

I do think a lot of it is an irrational fear of anything new and unfamiliar, and it's not a new thing. Can you remember when k jetronic hit the scene in the late 70s? The bad rep it got was rather unjustified, and has still not been shaken now. Compare the same car one running k jet the other the st...
by caprixpack
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: HOW MANY MILES HAS YOUR PUG COVERED?
Replies: 827
Views: 84119

Re: HOW MANY MILES HAS YOUR PUG COVERED?

Just over 105k and it's on its arse, soon to be replaced with something else. :roll:
by caprixpack
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 180
Views: 28794

Re: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s

Nothing significant on mine but it's definitely showing its age. The bsi every now and then seems to have a seizure and the rear wiper starts going crazy, a week ago while driving the alternator stopped charging and mfd started having a fit and the dash started beeping then the mfd said economy mode...
by caprixpack
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 180
Views: 28794

Re: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s

It does make me wonder why cars of the mid 90s were so fragile or at least not as loved, I see plenty of stuff from the 80s and early 90s driving around but hardly anything from the later part of the 90s. I remember seeing lagunas MK5 and mk5b escorts mk1 clios and mk3 astras everywhere but haven't ...
by caprixpack
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 180
Views: 28794

Re: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s

I assume the amount of them falling it's to do with the cost of a new clutch and flywheel. When you have a car that's only worth £400 or £500 a lot of people won't see the point of paying £500+ to have a new one fitted.
by caprixpack
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Crank pulley bolt problem
Replies: 16
Views: 1024

Re: Crank pulley bolt problem

Balls to the wall, get a windy gun on it :twisted:
by caprixpack
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2277
Views: 148701

Re: and today i have mostly been...

That's rather poor, I drove 800 miles to visit my parents in central France in my old 1984 2.0 porsche 924 and after working it out was getting 33-34 mpg
by caprixpack
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Rear wiper problems
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: Rear wiper problems

Just had the tailgate panel off and there's no relay or related wiring.

Anyone know where the relay board is?
by caprixpack
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Rear wiper problems
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: Rear wiper problems

Cheers
by caprixpack
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worsening driving standards
Replies: 29
Views: 1942

Re: Worsening driving standards

This annoys me too, but on the other hand people do take it as it's my right of way so even if you were there first and part way around the obstruction I'm still coming through. Had some cock in a vectra nearly plough into me while I was passing a line of 6 cars parked on the road. I was passed the ...
by caprixpack
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Rear wiper problems
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: Rear wiper problems

Just tried a bsi reset but it didn't work. I'll check the relay next, I believe it's somewhere in the tailgate? I'll pull the carpet up too.