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by Welly
Fri May 29, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: HDi engines leaking oil (generally)
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: HDi engines leaking oil (generally)

Good man, that's must be a very satisfying fix, I hate oil leaks.
by Welly
Fri May 29, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Refreshing Power Steering fluid
Replies: 6
Views: 66

Re: Refreshing Power Steering fluid

Don't. I know I know but the little reservoir is clean, its nice and high up and feeds a 'bath' of fluid lower down hidden in the wheel arch liner. The engine bay is clean too, think I'll sheet everywhere off like an operating table :supafrisk: I have a feeling it's one of those jobs that you will ...
by Welly
Fri May 29, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Refreshing Power Steering fluid
Replies: 6
Views: 66

Refreshing Power Steering fluid

During all of the cars I've had with PAS I've never changed any of their PAS fluid. The Volvo still has the same fluid the factory put in 15 years ago so going by its black-not-green colour I've just ordered 2 ltrs of fluid and a Syringe-with-hose for extracting the old.....refill.....turn steering....
by Welly
Thu May 28, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: HDi engines leaking oil (generally)
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: HDi engines leaking oil (generally)

Mmm, I did wonder about the main crank seal and the oil finding its way down to the sump. To be fair the sump gasket shouldn't leak at all with all that gobbo they use at the factory. The Turbo housing on my 110 used to be covered in oil....enough to make me avert my eyes just long enough to forget ...
by Welly
Wed May 27, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: HDi engines leaking oil (generally)
Replies: 7
Views: 141

HDi engines leaking oil (generally)

Last weekend I successfully completed the eighth :shock: oil change on our trusty 1.6 DV6 but there was evidence again of oil leakage....seemingly from the sump gasket but not confirmed. Got me thinking about my old 2.0 HDi which always looked 'wet' with oil from underneath. Neither of these cars di...
by Welly
Fri May 22, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2752
Views: 246508

Re: and today i have mostly been...

One of our cats always susses out you've hidden* a tablet in a piece of chicken/cheese and skillfully gobs it out whole onto the floor, if you keep the chicken pieces going at him quickly he eventually scoffs the tablet by mistake I think. The other cat will eat a tablet straight off the floor if yo...
by Welly
Thu May 21, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2752
Views: 246508

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Well I got home last night and the Tick seems to have gone :? I can feel a 'scab' there (hope it's not the head part) but will keep a check on it.
by Welly
Thu May 21, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: ordered new tyres ?
Replies: 8
Views: 857

Re: ordered new tyres ?

I've had several tyre disappointments in my car 'career' it is a mine field out there. One thing I did learn was to buy decent brands, I run a Volvo now which could qualify as 'sporty' enough to want high-performance tyres and I've found it's happiest on Michelin Pilot's and Pirelli P7 Cinturato's. ...
by Welly
Wed May 20, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: Wet sanded my headlights
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Wet sanded my headlights

Your grown up did well, £30.00 is a steal, it took me at least 3 hours.
by Welly
Wed May 20, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2752
Views: 246508

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Although if it really is that close to the cat's eye it might be a job for a vet (also $$$ :( ) mmm, Google told me the head of the tick is 'barbed' (it f*cking would be) so the 'twist' bends the barbs to allow extraction. Care is needed not to squeeze the bulbous part of the little twat as it will...
by Welly
Wed May 20, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Garages that do Cruise Control Retrofit
Replies: 14
Views: 255

Re: Garages that do Cruise Control Retrofit

I don't think you'd find any Garage willing to frig about with something like this, even if they were you'd have to babysit the whole process - even though it's fairly easy like GingerMagic says, I know lots on here used to do this retrofit but I'm talking years ago now.
by Welly
Tue May 19, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2752
Views: 246508

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Hope he continues to recover mate 8) We spotted a 'tick' on one of our cats at the weekend and it appears the best advice is to leave it be? it'll drop off by itself? never had this before but he's been sleeping in our hedgerow laid with bark chippings; might have come from there. Any advice welcome...
by Welly
Tue May 19, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: Wet sanded my headlights
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Wet sanded my headlights

My old 406 had the best headlamps of any car I've had, very rarely needed "full beam".

The Volvo's are terrible by comparison.
by Welly
Mon May 18, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2752
Views: 246508

Re: and today i have mostly been...

the emphasis is definitely in the direction of getting the masses back to work ...in order for us to pay back the money the gubbermint laid out in furlough payments. I guess we're in for price rises, greater taxation and a property flop :( And you just know that once this is all over the poor NHS n...
by Welly
Mon May 18, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: Wet sanded my headlights
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Wet sanded my headlights

French motors definitely seem to have better protected headlamps, both our Frenchies are 10 years old and have perfect clear polycarbonate :?

Worst offenders seem to be Vauxhall, Ford, VW and Jap stuff it seems.