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by steve_earwig
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Motorcycling and getting a licence. Caution: 46 yr old man talking
Replies: 8
Views: 86

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

I've no idea what the license-getting involves now, it's all changed since I did it. The last time I looked I think you had to first pass compulsory basic training (CBT) to prove you're not a complete gimp before they'd even let you on the road, there will be limitations for what you're allowed to b...
by steve_earwig
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peugeot 508 2.2HDi GT - talk to me...
Replies: 6
Views: 107

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

And they go wrong much more often and expensively. Modern diesels - days numbered I reckon.
by steve_earwig
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2031
Views: 105084

Re: and today i have mostly been...

The yoyo's alternator died - hoorah! :roll: Last Friday (the 13th) I was driving along and the car started making an awful groaning noise that rose and fell with engine revs. I immediately started panicking about the auto box but when I checked it was coming from the wrong end of the engine - phew! ...
by steve_earwig
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another MOT shake up
Replies: 51
Views: 683

Re: Another MOT shake up

My bro sent me that link a week or so back, there are 37 VW graveyards like that apparently. He thinks it's terrible (he drives a, affected Pisshat), all I can think of is driving a tank across them. Apparently in the US they're given the option of a retrofit pig piss system or a refund (I guess tha...
by steve_earwig
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: A different radio problem
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: A different radio problem

The only time I ever turn the radio on here is when I have a passenger I want to annoy. Plinky.plonky plinky-plonky aiouoiuoiuoj yip! yip! yip! :roll:
by steve_earwig
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Rock hard brake pedal !!!
Replies: 19
Views: 692

Re: Rock hard brake pedal !!!

I hope they're trustworthy...

"Nah, sorry mate, you're gonna need a whole new car." :shock:
by steve_earwig
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another MOT shake up
Replies: 51
Views: 683

Re: Another MOT shake up

Is anyone else unhappy with the thought of someone dipping something potentially dirty into their brake fluid reservoir? They've done that to me every test I've had here and it always worries me, I wouldn't put it past the locals to top up their brake fluid with the first bottle that come to hand, ...
by steve_earwig
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Rock hard brake pedal !!!
Replies: 19
Views: 692

Re: Rock hard brake pedal !!!

Looks like
4599 31 BRAKE AMPLIFIER KIT
BOSCH. -
- EXCEPT EW10D INJECTION
vacuum valve.jpg
Not sure if this is right but it's where I'd expect to find it...
by steve_earwig
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another MOT shake up
Replies: 51
Views: 683

Re: Another MOT shake up

Too right, nasty, dangerous, polluting things :roll: Taking that further in my view if there was to be an accident/injury claim then they would look at the circumstances using common sense... Oh dear, you just lost the insurers there, I can well imagine them turning down a claim even if the fail was...
by steve_earwig
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2031
Views: 105084

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Lordy, that sounds scary, hope she's doing ok. Please pass on our best wishes for a speedy recovery. Sis-in-law had spinal surgery a couple of years back, she's had all sorts of issues but she was finally getting her fitness back in order, she and t'wife were planning a trip to Ireland later in the ...
by steve_earwig
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another MOT shake up
Replies: 51
Views: 683

Re: Another MOT shake up

piglet wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:57 am
Now what would they say about me spraying gearbox oil on the chassis?
Should be ok, as long as it's not dripping everywhere...

They testing your brake fluid yet?
by steve_earwig
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tyre pressures
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Tyre pressures

A-pillar? Dammit, the memory fades :(
by steve_earwig
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tyre pressures
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Tyre pressures

They should be on the data sticker on the driver's b-post.

If you're in doubt see how the tyres are wearing (using something more accurate than eye ball)
by steve_earwig
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: 407 dashboard swap into 406
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: 407 dashboard swap into 406

I'd suspect you'd have more chance bringing about world peace...
by steve_earwig
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Engine won't pull from standing
Replies: 15
Views: 468

Re: Engine won't pull from standing

Err, is it one of those connectors with a wire clip? You push the wire clip into the connector and it should just pull off.