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by Welly
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: Front Tyres - Getting your money's worth
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Front Tyres - Getting your money's worth

The rear tyres are new (2017) Pirelli Cinturato P7 'blue' they've only done about 8K and still look new, actually that's what I did last time, the new ones went on the back and the old back's went on the front (are you still with me?) and the fronts got a hammering for 2 years. In the end the front ...
by Welly
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: Front Tyres - Getting your money's worth
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Front Tyres - Getting your money's worth

Check out the horrors of my old Pirelli P7's at 5 years old, bad wishbone bushes started the wear, fixed that with new wishbones + hunters tracking in November 2018 but the wear just kept going. Having it tracked again this week. I may* have been provoking tyre scrubbage in the last few weeks hence...
by Welly
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The wonky £1K citron Citroën
Replies: 21
Views: 583

Re: The wonky £1K citron Citroën

Normally I'd read a new car horror story like that and be like "oh bloody hell" .... "nightmare" ....."sh*t"....etc But this time, having been shown the choice of Citroen I was all calm and like: "okay"....."right"...."yes I see".... :lol: :lol: You are a certified nutter, so in my book that deserve...
by Welly
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2493
Views: 184784

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Doggy, seen yesterday:

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Image courtesy of: Open Roads Forum
by Welly
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2493
Views: 184784

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Personally, I'm 4 weeks into retirement, which translates into grafting 2-3 days a week Any 'retired' man I've spoken to normally says their retirement becomes the new Job, and they'll say they're surprised they even had time to go to 'work' before. When you're done with the house I've got 35mtrs o...
by Welly
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2493
Views: 184784

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Like the Kitteh which jumped and stuck to that tree trunk...then did it again :lol: Remember we babysat those kittens being born last summer? last week Mum Cat got squashed by a car, dead. Yesterday one of the Kittens* went the exact same way :( Cats and busy roads don't mix well. I live down a priv...
by Welly
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi DV6 Engine - DPF questions
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: 1.6HDi DV6 Engine - DPF questions

So it's not really much to worry about, will file this under: forget about it for now :cheesy:

Interesting about how the system changes the injection timing, I've noticed it do this as the engine starts getting a bit jerky and and sounds DEAD ROUGH...also when you stop the Rad Fan will be running.
by Welly
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi DV6 Engine - DPF questions
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: 1.6HDi DV6 Engine - DPF questions

I see, what would you surmise would be the mileage when the 'de-crap' clean out is required?

Why can't dizzlers just have a filter cartridge that the owner can remove and put in the bin? kinda like a hoover bag?

*contacts UK Patent office*
by Welly
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi DV6 Engine - DPF questions
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: 1.6HDi DV6 Engine - DPF questions

Thanks for the info rwb, so at what stage would the DPF be 'full' of additive? at much higher mileage? and at that point is it removed/cleaned or replaced? If I'm thinking correctly then 'stage 1' is to refill the additive pouch and carry on driving, then 'stage 2' is to replace/clean the DPF itself...
by Welly
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Car for my Daughter to learn in?
Replies: 50
Views: 10175

Re: Car for my Daughter to learn in?

Changed the Oil on the Twingo last Sunday.... Placed a huge clear plastic sheet down in the Garage so I could drive onto it....typically the wind kept blowing it away from the car as I approached it :lol: Oil change all went good with brand new Renner dealer sump washer (see previous lesson learnt) ...
by Welly
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi DV6 Engine - DPF questions
Replies: 8
Views: 331

1.6HDi DV6 Engine - DPF questions

Our Citroen is currently on 68K miles, something in the owners manual says about 'topping up' the eoloys fluid at 72 or 75K miles, that's fine I can understand that and the ECU being reset or whatever to suit. BUT - what about the DPF itself? does any maintenance need doing to these units? (sorry I ...
by Welly
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Diagnosing AC issue
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Diagnosing AC issue

If the compressor 'clutch' definitely 'clicks' then and the inner part of the compressor pulley rotates then the compressor is working.....hold the larger of the 2 aluminium a/c pipes (the low pressure one) and you should feel cooling going on. The fact that cool air is not being delivered in the ca...
by Welly
Fri May 24, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?
Replies: 30
Views: 849

Re: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?

Blimey, thanks, I'll get the kettle on :lol: Sadly there's no bulkhead on the garages, I'd wanted to do the same before but 'wall washers' are the only option. Actually I still have a screwfix HI/LO bulkhead fitting with motion sensor and dawn/dusk sensor with a GLS filament bulb that's never been c...
by Welly
Wed May 22, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?
Replies: 30
Views: 849

Re: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?

The road is private so there's no council street lampage, the developer put these Bollards in for everyone although I seem to be the only one who's been able to replace the control gear on mine and keep the thing going. I converted next-door's to 240v E27 flourescent cluster (energy saving) thing wh...
by Welly
Wed May 22, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2493
Views: 184784

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Excellent!

Now, which one of these bowls is mine? :lol: