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by Welly
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Backplates
Replies: 67
Views: 19791

Re: Backplates

Remind me again what the backplate does? I know some of the rear brake assembly is bolted to it but I can't imagine it's a structural part?
by Welly
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2324
Views: 160837

Re: and today i have mostly been...

We've ran two Merc Vito vans at work over the last 5 years (they do about 45K per year) without fail the Continental tyre last the longest so you really get your money's worth. We saw that they lasted about 50% longer than other brands.
by Welly
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2324
Views: 160837

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Reminds me of working for pipe fitting firms in the 1990's, arc welding steel tubes (not me but arranging all the stuff for the lads), can't remember the name of the welding machines but the 'bad boy' was the "Oxford"....big heavy brute.
by Welly
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: End of an era

Buy Volvo. Continue with Forum. :cheesy: It's quite sad now that many 406'ers are probably driving their last, there's just not the supply of decent used ones that there was 5 years ago. A 407 or 508 would be a logical replacement but some of the drive trains/engine combo's don't suit everyone. It s...
by Welly
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2324
Views: 160837

Re: and today i have mostly been...

steve_earwig wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:10 pm
So today I've decided* to relax and have a headache/migraine instead. It'll still be there tomorrow.
That's frustrating.

I was hoping for some progress pics :P


Hope it clears off asap mate.
by Welly
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2324
Views: 160837

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Dares you to put all your weight on the far end of one of those :shock:
by Welly
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2324
Views: 160837

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I've been dealing with steel tube at work for years, 80mm isn't that big really (3" dia), if choosing again you'd probably only go for 65mm (21/2" anyway.
by Welly
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Car for my Daughter to learn in?
Replies: 49
Views: 8284

Re: Car for my Daughter to learn in?

Yes it's weird driving with being 'watched' by the black box, sticking to 30mph it harder than you imagine. She used to get mostly 9/10 or 10/10 scores and was rewarded monies by the insurance on a pre-loaded credit card thing. Think she earned at least £50.00. I fitted a sticker in the back window ...
by Welly
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!
Replies: 209
Views: 30122

Re: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!

Tyres = £158.00

New Coil Springs (Pair) = £180.00

Total = £338.00
by Welly
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel choice for your next car?
Replies: 18
Views: 385

Re: Fuel choice for your next car?

Talking of emissions, my neighbour has a newish FIAT convertible thing which is fast* approaching 2 years old. He has just had notice from FIAT that due to new regulations his 1.4l twin turbo will never pass an MOT. That's rediculous, what's going on there? Doggy - might be worth a squint at the Pr...
by Welly
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel choice for your next car?
Replies: 18
Views: 385

Fuel choice for your next car?

Seems to me the current choice is poor: Common Rail Diesel - uncertainty over future Taxation, Emissions, some Cities, and more importantly the impact on future value? Petrol - Not bad but the latest generation of small Pez turbo's have only really just hit the market - too expensive? Petrol & Elect...
by Welly
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues

Youtube is your friend I'd guess. Hopefully if it settles down itself leave it well alone.....fiddling with stuff always leads to trouble [/T-shirt]
by Welly
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Car for my Daughter to learn in?
Replies: 49
Views: 8284

Re: Car for my Daughter to learn in?

Fresh MOT achieved Monday, no advisories, the MOT man dislikes French cars and was quite disappointed I think that nothing was wrong with it.
by Welly
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!
Replies: 209
Views: 30122

Re: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!

I've found that to be a mistake here, if I tell them I'm in no rush then nothing ever gets done. Space in there is at a premium i.e. he has to move the car every day to do other stuff, he will tire of that very quickly, TBF he's got one side done already, the other side should be today/tomorrow. So...
by Welly
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues

Clean of throttle body by the sounds of it, it gets used to the throttle position and adapts to it....until the battery change when it goes "oh sh*t"...