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by Bailes1992
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The wonky £1K citron Citroën
Replies: 21
Views: 565

Re: The wonky £1K citron Citroën

Assuming the gearbox is the Aisin Warner type then I would definitely look at flushing the gearbox oil a good few times to see if it cures any abnormalities. Aisin Warner AW-1 is the fluid specified by Aisin Warner although I believe PSA have their own specification. AW-1 is also known as JWS 3324 a...
by Bailes1992
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: Front Tyres - Getting your money's worth
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Front Tyres - Getting your money's worth

I'm in the habit of putting new tyres on the back and swapping the backs to the front. Avoids stepping on the inside edge and always means my rear end is grippier than the front.

The Defender is still on its original 23 year old tyres. I'll be replacing them this year I think.
by Bailes1992
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The wonky £1K citron Citroën
Replies: 21
Views: 565

Re: The wonky £1K citron Citroën

I believe the gearbox in this is an Asin Warner unit as fitted to my Volvo. They're not constant slip, as soon as road speed and engine speed 'match' the torque converter locks-up and gives you a direct drive to the wheels as a manual. I'm not as mad as you, so I'm currently in the market for a Mond...
by Bailes1992
Fri May 24, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: AL4 Auto Box - Anyone performed the Borg Warner Solenoids upgrade?
Replies: 14
Views: 699

Re: AL4 Auto Box - Anyone performed the Borg Warner Solenoids upgrade?

Considering replacing around 1/4 of the gearbox oil made a huge difference. Why not get 20 litres or so if the cheapest ATF that meets required specification you can and do a number of drain and fills to get the old stuff out? I'd be tempted to drop the sump, give it a clean, replace the filter and...
by Bailes1992
Thu May 23, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: AL4 Auto Box - Anyone performed the Borg Warner Solenoids upgrade?
Replies: 14
Views: 699

Re: AL4 Auto Box - Anyone performed the Borg Warner Solenoids upgrade?

Considering replacing around 1/4 of the gearbox oil made a huge difference. Why not get 20 litres or so if the cheapest ATF that meets required specification you can and do a number of drain and fills to get the old stuff out? I'd be tempted to drop the sump, give it a clean, replace the filter and ...
by Bailes1992
Thu May 23, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?
Replies: 30
Views: 841

Re: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?

Unless you wanted to install lesser lamps, but more of them I don't see if you could make an improvement to the current setup. Despite having visited your house I cannot remember seeing a bollard. :lol: I'd think 3 or 4 GU10 style down lighters in the soffit of your garage and a lantern outside your...
by Bailes1992
Wed May 22, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?
Replies: 30
Views: 841

Re: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?

Bailes - I have a Bollard fitting on the front of the house with a SON-E 70w lamp and control gear, wondering if this is a drain on the leccy bills (it's on a dawn/dusk sensor) I always thought it was an efficient way of lighting but would an LED "corn" type lamp be much better for me? Your 70w SON...
by Bailes1992
Wed May 22, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: AL4 Auto Box - Anyone performed the Borg Warner Solenoids upgrade?
Replies: 14
Views: 699

Re: AL4 Auto Box - Anyone performed the Borg Warner Solenoids upgrade?

Unfortunately automatics are very rare in the UK so we don't have much experience of them going wrong. When you say you changed the gearbox oil, did you just drain & fill following the leveling sequence? Or did you remove a gearbox cooler pipe and drain the entire gearbox? usually the gearbox will h...
by Bailes1992
Wed May 22, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: Welly in the Guinness Book of Records
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Re: Welly in the Guinness Book of Records

The record attempt has been rejected by the RBofR as apparently the gaps between the cars in the video were too large.

They're going to try again next year and I shall be there in my V40! I was gutted the one this year was on Mothers Day.
by Bailes1992
Tue May 21, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?
Replies: 30
Views: 841

Re: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?

I think new homes design is way off where it should/could be, even the layout of houses hasn't changed much. A minor thing but I think new houses should have a proper laundry room large enough to wash, dry and iron clothes - out of the way of the main living spaces. Ground/Air source heat pumps for...
by Bailes1992
Tue May 21, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?
Replies: 30
Views: 841

Re: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?

There's lots of standard tarrifs out there where the price is set for the duration of the tariff where you can have a smart meter installed. I'm not one for having different tarrifs for different times of the day. I suspect over the next few decades gas will get phased out and/or more expensive and ...
by Bailes1992
Mon May 20, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?
Replies: 30
Views: 841

Re: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?

I've had a lot of GU10 lamps fail 'early' one lasted about 6 minutes and literally POPPED - loud enough for us all to rush and see what it was. I've noticed the face of the LED 'bulb' is cool but some of the control stuff/circuit gets quite warm behind it. Standard house lighting Twin & Earth is 1....
by Bailes1992
Mon May 20, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?
Replies: 30
Views: 841

Re: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?

LED's really are a case of 'you get what you pay for'. Despite being a fully trained electrician, I don't do 'cash jobs'. :supafrisk: However, if I did I would pick one of the following brands for domestic lighting... Phillips, Verbatim, Robus, Aurora or LAP. I've fitted hundreds, possible even thou...
by Bailes1992
Mon May 20, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?
Replies: 30
Views: 841

Re: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?

Most quality, branded domestic LED lamps will have measured in the internal circuitry to correct this power factor. I don't think it's just led bulbs we have to worry about, there's just been a hell of a lot of them sold on the "this'll save you a packet" boast. Is there actually any way of telling...
by Bailes1992
Mon May 20, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?
Replies: 30
Views: 841

Re: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?

Most quality, branded domestic LED lamps will have measured in the internal circuitry to correct this power factor. I don't think it's just led bulbs we have to worry about, there's just been a hell of a lot of them sold on the "this'll save you a packet" boast. Is there actually any way of telling...