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by Welly
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Motorcycling and getting a licence. Caution: 46 yr old man talking
Replies: 9
Views: 118

Re: Motorcycling and getting a licence. Caution: 46 yr old man talking

Hmmmmmm, I thought this'd stir up various reactions. I mentioned getting a bike to Mrs_Welly who said: "A f*cking MOTORBIKE NO f*cking WAY YOU IDIOT THEY'RE DEATH TRAPS" or something, I wasn't really paying attention. A 'Caterham' type thing would be fun I guess but you can't really go hooning aroun...
by Welly
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Motorcycling and getting a licence. Caution: 46 yr old man talking
Replies: 9
Views: 118

Motorcycling and getting a licence. Caution: 46 yr old man talking

In my youth I rode bicycles for leisure for 12 years including 3 years of BMX trials, then Cycled to/from work for 2 years so lots of varied experience albeit on push bike. Motorbikes in general were a family 'no no' since my Cousin was paralyzed in a motorbike crash at 19. All of my friends had mot...
by Welly
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peugeot 508 2.2HDi GT - talk to me...
Replies: 6
Views: 115

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

I R DISAPPOINT :( Another 'modern' car being unfeasible to own because: emissions and oddly specified. Are used Dizzler values slipping now because: OMGDIESEL and what the gubbermint said? I've noticed Volvo S40 dizzlers are very cheap now, like £1,500.00 for a 2007 car. Family member just changed h...
by Welly
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peugeot 508 2.2HDi GT - talk to me...
Replies: 6
Views: 115

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

The other day I saw a 508 and thought how good it looked amongst all the usual euro-boxes out there. Naturally I went on Autotrader for a nosey. Spotted a 2012 508 2.2HDi GT with all the trimmings on the right side of £5K, but with high miles (150K). What's the deal with the newer 2.2's? are they ba...
by Welly
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: What is this dangling hose on front of my engine?
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: What is this dangling hose on front of my engine?

I'd be more concerned about that diesel leak!
by Welly
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another MOT shake up
Replies: 51
Views: 703

Re: Another MOT shake up

Just to help you, I've emailed the DVSA and the Department of Very Lost Applications with your Reg No. and VIN just to check what is required for MOT.

I also said that the standard DPF had been removed, I hope this helps.
by Welly
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Bodywork (non-styling)
Topic: Having to slam estate tailgate
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Having to slam estate tailgate

I've often found striker plates need a little adjustment as a car ages, bump damage aside they do tend to need a littke tickle to account for shrinking door rubbers and hinge wear etc. Tailgates are interesting as they can take quite a few goes to balance the thing shutting easily against it being t...
by Welly
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another MOT shake up
Replies: 51
Views: 703

Re: Another MOT shake up

Sadly, this means I'll probably have to put the DPF filter back in (have the non-bashed out one in the garage), though I'll keep the remap :twisted: ! I will wait and see what happens before doing anything but I can always just put the filter on for the MOT and remove afterwards :supafrisk: Wonder ...
by Welly
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another MOT shake up
Replies: 51
Views: 703

Re: Another MOT shake up

I do actually get under my cars quite regular and give things a bit of grease or a coating of Builthamber [sp?] spray coat underseal type stuff where I see fit. I even removed the Volvo's rear eggsauce hanger plates and gave them a spruce up as they were looking crusty and would cost nearly £50.00 e...
by Welly
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another MOT shake up
Replies: 51
Views: 703

Re: Another MOT shake up

Please tell me I'm not the only one who does his own "MOT" prior to taking the car in? By this I mean making sure all bulbs are working, tyres all ok, no eggsauce leaks, handbrake ok, full screenwash etc etc. People who moan at the inconvenience and cost of their car failing on something they should...
by Welly
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2031
Views: 105182

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Thanks Steve, she's had 2 x discs removed in her neck, they went in from the front so moved her voice box and 'pipes' out of the way first :o afterwards it was like she'd had a major accident. She's got a carbon fibre cage now instead of discs and a squirt of bone marrow to help fuse the vertebrae t...
by Welly
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2031
Views: 105182

Re: and today i have mostly been...

....back in the Volvo after 3 weeks of driving the Shitrun C4. First thing to notice was the peace and quiet of the Eastbourne Express..........and that the fuel tank was nearly empty :roll: Mrs_Welly has had Spinal Surgery recently so I've been on domestic duties and running round in a clattery com...
by Welly
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another MOT shake up
Replies: 51
Views: 703

Re: Another MOT shake up

According to my MOT man next door at work there's always been a grey area surrounding failures, I once photocopied an excerpt from the MOT rules for him to display in his reception. It basically stated that once failed, if you drive away you've basically got no MOT regardless of what's left on the c...
by Welly
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many cars have you owned?
Replies: 23
Views: 855

Re: How many cars have you owned?

Nice to hear from you mjb, sounds like things are going well for you and the family.

CLS63 eh? I is well jell :mrgreen:
by Welly
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2031
Views: 105182

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Ah gotcha, squeeze gas pedal...bye bye 8) Large Van overtook me this morning [1] and cut STRAIGHT BACK in front of me showering my freshly washed motor in grit and shyte, thanks for that. In fact next time someone does that I'm gonna do it back to them :frown: [1] I was driving during the engine war...