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by Welly
Fri May 18, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wheel Bearing roulette - Volvo woes
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: Wheel Bearing roulette - Volvo woes

Excellent advice as per usual on here thanks. Makes sense to keep giving the wheels a good wobble. Because I know the car so intimately (9 years of driving it) I have most likely caught this noise in the very early stages so feel I have good time to sort it but also asap. No clicking from my Drivesh...
by Welly
Fri May 18, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wheel Bearing roulette - Volvo woes
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: Wheel Bearing roulette - Volvo woes

Thanks Peter, that's reassuring I can leave it for a few weeks and my Bank will be pleased :D
by Welly
Fri May 18, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Wanted 2.0 8v turbo engine
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: Wanted 2.0 8v turbo engine

Blimey, that's a good one, even when this forum was really popular 10 years ago the petrol tubby engines were rare here. Most 406's are dizzlers which I guess you already know.

You never know though someone might have a lead for you so good luck with your enquiries it's always worth asking.
by Welly
Fri May 18, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wheel Bearing roulette - Volvo woes
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Wheel Bearing roulette - Volvo woes

The Lolvo's front wheel bearings are worn, seemed to happen after the car was laid idle for 3 weeks anyway; they are known for this because: Ford parts. Question is, there's no 'play' in the bearings but I can hear them; that 'woo woo woo' sound when cornering slightly and if I turn the roadwheel by...
by Welly
Fri May 18, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2 different cars, 2 oil changes, both came up short
Replies: 12
Views: 188

Re: 2 different cars, 2 oil changes, both came up short

Bailes1992 wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 5:26 pm
My experience with the PSA 'DV' engines is they always seem to take exavtly 4 litres to the max line.
Bang on that man! the 3.8ltrs is just short of max.
by Welly
Fri May 18, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2057
Views: 108979

Re: and today i have mostly been...

That's certainly an 'interesting' structure. Over here, and in a commercial capacity the inside of the building would be 'framed out' with steel beams to catch all of the wooden structures so that the supporting work is then the steelworks job. Prolly a bit OTT for what you need but over here the co...
by Welly
Wed May 16, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2 different cars, 2 oil changes, both came up short
Replies: 12
Views: 188

Re: 2 different cars, 2 oil changes, both came up short

To be fair I'd rather keep the level just below Max because max really is max so why risk going near it. Conversely if most folk took a car to a garage for an oil change and saw it was short of max they'd likely complain they'd been short-changed. Perhaps garages over-fill cars for this reason. Be i...
by Welly
Wed May 16, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2 different cars, 2 oil changes, both came up short
Replies: 12
Views: 188

Re: 2 different cars, 2 oil changes, both came up short

Yes it was including the filter replacement, all quantities as per the manual.

1.6 HDi was 3.8 ltrs

Volvo was 5.8 ltrs
by Welly
Wed May 16, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Steel Wheel Bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: Steel Wheel Bolts

steve_earwig seen tightening wheel nuts yesterday:

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by Welly
Mon May 14, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2 different cars, 2 oil changes, both came up short
Replies: 12
Views: 188

2 different cars, 2 oil changes, both came up short

Actually 3 oil changes over the last two weekends but the Twingo behaved itself (apart from disgracing itself with a weepy sump washer). My point is having drained (very drained) both the Citroen HDi and the Volvo, changed oil filter cartridges, and refilled using EXACTLY the manufacturers oil capac...
by Welly
Mon May 14, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peugeot 508 2.2HDi GT - talk to me...
Replies: 39
Views: 1073

Re: Peugeot 508 2.2HDi GT - talk to me...

It's all fairly simple if you think about it, I've ran 2 x V6 petrol's in the past and whilst cruising along you have to remember that there's 6 x injectors firing all the time just to keep the car moving along, probably 3 or even 2 cylinders would cope under light loads. This is why Audi have the c...
by Welly
Fri May 11, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2057
Views: 108979

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Were those planks from the Mary Rose? :lol:

Can't see why they were laid as flooring? unless I'm missing something.

Cat skeleton is gross :(
by Welly
Thu May 10, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The BMW recall
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: The BMW recall

There were some horrific cover ups in the States in the past, I'm sure there were stories of manufacturers NOT performing recalls because it was cheaper to wait for the law suits to come in when people got killed etc :roll:
by Welly
Thu May 10, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The BMW recall
Replies: 5
Views: 130

The BMW recall

On the News last night BMW are recalling 300,000 1 series, 3 series and Z4'S made between 2007 and 2011 due to a 'dangerous' sudden power loss fault. Apparently the car will lose all electrical power affecting the engine, brakes, steering and all lighting. I'd imagine owners will be pretty concerned...
by Welly
Thu May 10, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peugeot 508 2.2HDi GT - talk to me...
Replies: 39
Views: 1073

Re: Peugeot 508 2.2HDi GT - talk to me...

That's a handsome brute.

Day 1: £22,500.00

Day 90: £1,750.00 :oops: