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by Welly
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 'stricter' MOTs...
Replies: 24
Views: 873

Re: New 'stricter' MOTs...

that is a common misconception and even if it failed today it still could be driven untill the original MOT ran out.He said many people get confused over the new MOT rules. :? I work next door to an MOT station so obviously that makes me a qualified vehicle examiner so listen to me: If your car fai...
by Welly
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Price of Diesel
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: The Price of Diesel

Also watch out for the terms of any supermarket '10p off' vouchers, there were stories of food being marked up in price for the duration of the offer so you weren't actually gaining anything with the fuel saving, tins of Tuna rings a bell.... Oh, listen to me, suggesting a supermarket would manipula...
by Welly
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointy Indicators on modern cars
Replies: 19
Views: 465

Re: Pointy Indicators on modern cars

Landy - your method is the same as mine. I'm often guilty of 'straight lining' roundabouts, which, in 1987 when I passed my test was an accepted practice "if the roundabout was free of traffic" these days it raises some questions; notably it puts your car towards the centre of the roundabout and can...
by Welly
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Price of Diesel
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: The Price of Diesel

Yeah, bloomin diesel price is a shocker, anyone would think they were trying to discourage diesel....oh wait..
by Welly
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointy Indicators on modern cars
Replies: 19
Views: 465

Re: Pointy Indicators on modern cars

And what's this fashion now of indicating 'right' when approaching a roundabout but actually taking the 'straight on' path :frown:
by Welly
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2255
Views: 140787

Re: and today i have mostly been...

In a slightly related topic....

How much money do you reckon a Bricklayer in the UK can earn right now per month?

Between £6K to £10K per month :shock:
by Welly
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Fuel (diesel) woes.
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: Fuel (diesel) woes.

It goes without saying to be VERY CAUTIOUS 'opening' a high pressure fuel system for inspection, make sure (by whatever means applies) that the system is not pressurised before you do any kind of spannering on it for yours and anyone helping's safety.
by Welly
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 180
Views: 27570

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

I agree modern cars are much nicer to drive I can't decide if I agree with that completely, yes they ride and grip well and seem 'easy' to pilot but the last few modern hire cars I've driven have had horrid light and twitchy steering, is that what people want these days? I dunno but the complete la...
by Welly
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 180
Views: 27570

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

I broadly agree on that with moderns but I do wonder whether they're as bad as we fear (apart from the styling obvs) if you're 'into' cars like many of us then surely a bit of timely (or better, early) maintenance here and there will see a modern car giving good service? and the 'complexity' seems t...
by Welly
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 180
Views: 27570

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

That must've been giffer owned?

Quick, call Terraclean, there's an urgent de-coking job needed :shock:
by Welly
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Pug pictures
Topic: Beko1987's Winter Beater of Distinction!
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Beko1987's Winter Beater of Distinction!

You wanna try the Volvo Forum, after 9 years of regular postings and (what I considered) being quite helpful I feel like they're just beginning to like me :roll:

Although I don't go into 'their' Lounge Section; that's akin to walking into a quiet village pub holding a severed head....
by Welly
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Pug pictures
Topic: Beko1987's Winter Beater of Distinction!
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Beko1987's Winter Beater of Distinction!

Hi Beko, I've read loads of your postings on the AS forum, nice to see you on here, I'm a long-term member and hang around for the crack or try to offer words of wisdom from years of being a member. Unfortunately the 406 ownership is dwindling fast so the forum's a bit quiet, this is a real shame as...
by Welly
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "Maintained regardless of cost." - Pheweeeee
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: "Maintained regardless of cost." - Pheweeeee

Sounds expensive to me, lets look at my Welly_Estimator costings (costs including labour): Timing belt kit 260.00 Waterpump 35.00 Aux Belt 30.00 Full service - Oil, oil filter, air filter, fuel filter 70.00 Antifreeze flush and replacement 50.00 Clutch slave cylinder 90.00?? New rear back box. 65.00...
by Welly
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2255
Views: 140787

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Nice update!

Why did you have to shutter off and pour such a large plinth across the bottom like that (at the back).
by Welly
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2255
Views: 140787

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Those tyres have a nice 'aggressive' tread pattern, perfect for Schnow. To update the Volvo's suspension calamities (this has taken 2 weeks now)... New wishbones on, all good, went for tracking, they said TRE seized so come back, mechanic had to cut through the TRE to get it off :shock: this was get...