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by Welly
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2253
Views: 138985

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: 5
Views: 97

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: 26908

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: 26908

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: 26908

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: 121

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: 121

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: 153

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: 2253
Views: 138985

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: 2253
Views: 138985

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...
by Welly
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2253
Views: 138985

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I'm sure it's to do with being judgemental and prejudice. I'm not sure what people think of 406 coupe's nowadays? perhaps the Ford Capri of the 2000''s? Renner Twingo = incompetent driver aboard. Volvo S40 = I think it almost shrugs off its 'giffer' status but seems to be falling into the hands of s...
by Welly
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2253
Views: 138985

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I do get bullied along in the Volvo too, being as it's nearly 14 years old so a complete death trap in most motorists eyes.

Their bullying stops though when I poke the gas and 220 Swedish horses.....
by Welly
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: WANTED: Coolant degassing tank (D8 V6)
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: WANTED: Coolant degassing tank (D8 V6)

That's a rare thing now I'd guess, Is there an aftermarket stainless steel one made? what about 'Ade' on the Coupe Forum? think he breaks these models.
by Welly
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: 2006 407 2.7 HDI Oil leak ?
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: 2006 407 2.7 HDI Oil leak ?

Listen to jasper's advice, he knows :)

Turbo Diesel engines can deposit oil in the airways to and from the intercooler, a fair bit of oil can collect in this way, the oil gets carried over from the seals in the turbo...this may be worth checking as it could be leaking out somewhere.
by Welly
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2253
Views: 138985

Re: and this week i have mostly been...

...getting bullied. I mean 'little car' bullied. I've been driving the Twingo for 2 weeks (more on this later) and the amount of road bullying I've experienced is shocking :shock: it's as if whoever comes up behind me is thinking "I must get past this car" and it escalates from there. Err, hello, I'...