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by Captain Jack
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New car suggestions
Replies: 30
Views: 891

Re: New car suggestions

I did look at Renners briefly and I am scared of them falling apart. Can't be worse than a Peugeot though!

Thanks for this - will take a closer look.
by Captain Jack
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New car suggestions
Replies: 30
Views: 891

Re: New car suggestions

Welly wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:42 am
All the 'no sleep' nonsense won't last long :)
So I am told....
I would go for a Kia Sportage with the 1.7 diesel engine.
Hrm... seems like 1.6L HDI hauling the 508 barge all over again. :wink:
by Captain Jack
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New car suggestions
Replies: 30
Views: 891

Re: New car suggestions

rwb wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:28 pm
IIRC Sam had a Dacia and liked it.
Those are basically Renners, I think. Not sure I want one - again seems like a thing that will fall apart quickly.
by Captain Jack
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New car suggestions
Replies: 30
Views: 891

Re: New car suggestions

Hope your daughter found it easier with twins than us. Pure hell.... And no sleep. Not to mention a massive leak in my wallet. All these SUV thingies are certainly fetching a premium. Anything remotely recent (2015+) are up in 15k range! Heck, I might as well buy a Range Rover Evoque thing or a nice...
by Captain Jack
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New car suggestions
Replies: 30
Views: 891

New car suggestions

So, after an addition to our family, times two, it's time to replace the car. No, not the 407 - my wife's Swift. With two babies and a twin pram thing in the boot, there's literally no space for anything else (shopping etc.). Even the 407 is a tad on the small side and I have to push my seat forward...
by Captain Jack
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues

Yeah, fly by wire this one, so a motorised throttle body here.

SWMBO is back. Seems to be better - occasionally drops to below 600rpm causing a judder but no stalls.

Hopefully it will get better as time goes on.
by Captain Jack
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues

Thanks chaps. Did another "reset" today and sent the wife off for a drive - we'll see if she comes back in one piece. I had a look around and the throttle body can be removed relatively easily. Annoyingly I would need to drain the coolant if I was to replace it. It looked clean*... Couldn't find the...
by Captain Jack
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues

Have been reading that battery replacement can indeed cause these issues and it has to "relearn"? :roll:
by Captain Jack
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues

Sorry it's not 406 related but we allow Volvos here, so why not Suzuki :) Anyway, my wife's Swift (2009, 1.5L petrol) has some odd issues with idling and cutting out. It seems to idle at 400-500 rpm and feels very lumpy. Often when changing gear, or doing anything that would allow an engine to get t...
by Captain Jack
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 'stricter' MOTs...
Replies: 31
Views: 3369

Re: New 'stricter' MOTs...

Good decision. I am in the mindset that if I know that my car is OK or will be OK for a while to come after work xyz is done, then I am keeping it. New* cars have far too many unknowns and will probably cost you more than you paid for the car in the first place. Especially older cars, like 406s. My ...
by Captain Jack
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointy Indicators on modern cars
Replies: 24
Views: 2802

Re: Pointy Indicators on modern cars

The first thing is to enforce people to actually *use* the blasted indicators. Most seem to have forgotten of their existence. Or simply don't care... :evil:
by Captain Jack
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 'stricter' MOTs...
Replies: 31
Views: 3369

Re: New 'stricter' MOTs...

Haven't had any issues in over 2 years...
by Captain Jack
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 'stricter' MOTs...
Replies: 31
Views: 3369

Re: New 'stricter' MOTs...

Had my MOT last week. Passed without an advisory despite the gutted DPF and a remap. Emissions reading was 0.61, which is about the sticker value of 0.51 but the original sticker has gone AWOL and they used a 3.00 as the limit :supafrisk:
by Captain Jack
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: I.C.E and In-Car Technology
Topic: Elderly Pioneer AVIC system
Replies: 3
Views: 1238

Re: Elderly Pioneer AVIC system

Yes, burn the motorhome. :supafrisk:
by Captain Jack
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointy Indicators on modern cars
Replies: 24
Views: 2802

Re: Pointy Indicators on modern cars

It's 3D TV all over again. A lot of hype but ultimately noone cares and will demise pretty quickly.

And, yes, I *hate* those indicators. I have urges to rear end those Aldis... Well, I have that urge to rear end any Aldi but...