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by Bailes1992
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Detailing and Styling
Topic: Caliper painting
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: Caliper painting

I like hammerite on calipers. Hammerite hammered gold is similar to a factory zinc passivate coating. I tend to find Hammerite sticks brilliant to a rusty caliper and bracket. Now I just brush off any dust with wire brushes, wipe the surface to be painted with an old rag and white spirits and paint....
by Bailes1992
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2109
Views: 114588

Re: and today i have mostly been...

My Father asked me to look at his Ryobi strimmer on Wednesday as he couldn't get it to start. He bought it in 2008 and it was always reasonably straight forward to start. Prime the bulb 8 times, set the choke to full, open the throttle full and pull the cord. You'd hear a couple of fires and it woul...
by Bailes1992
Tue May 22, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Warning to Photobucket Users
Replies: 7
Views: 1053

Re: Warning to Photobucket Users

I closed my PB account down and I certainly would never consider using them again. They've ruined so many good blogs and guides by being so selfish. Really have shot themselves in the foot.
by Bailes1992
Mon May 21, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci
Replies: 27
Views: 528

Re: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci

I did at one time consider the Jaguar version, I liked the interior but the engines, although PSA based don't seem to be as reliable as the Peugeot ones. I have never had an injector fail on a 406 2.0. Hdi but they seem to be a common problem of the Fords, they also need programming in if one is ch...
by Bailes1992
Mon May 21, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci
Replies: 27
Views: 528

Re: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci

The MK4 Mondeo is a fantastic car. The only real common issue with the 2.0 and 2.2 which are PSA DW engines is the two pipes that go between the DPF and pressure switches split. This usually doesn't show itself until there's an issue with regenerating the DPF. The pipes can be replaced with some che...
by Bailes1992
Wed May 16, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2 different cars, 2 oil changes, both came up short
Replies: 12
Views: 347

Re: 2 different cars, 2 oil changes, both came up short

My experience with the PSA 'DV' engines is they always seem to take exavtly 4 litres to the max line.

I get the feeling a lot of manufacturers list the maximum capacity as being somewhere in the middle of min and max, maybe to stop people getting it seriously wrong?
by Bailes1992
Thu May 10, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peugeot 508 2.2HDi GT - talk to me...
Replies: 39
Views: 1383

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

I'd still argue that in an extra-urban scenario the petrol will not get anywhere near it's figures so the gap is much wider.

And 35k is about my current average yearly mileage. :shock:
by Bailes1992
Wed May 09, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Peugeot 406 Coupe EV conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: Peugeot 406 Coupe EV conversion

How about replacing the wiring with one from a D8 without the VAN?
by Bailes1992
Wed May 09, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2109
Views: 114588

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I have the offer of a 1 owner, 16k, FMDSH, garaged poverty spec Ford KA on an 08 plate. It's completely rot free and absolutely immaculate in every way for £1000. Can even pay for it in chunks over the next year or two. I'm considering buying it, dowsing it in ACF-50 and throwing it in the back of t...
by Bailes1992
Wed May 09, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sump 'crush' washers - a lesson learned
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: Sump 'crush' washers - a lesson learned

I often heat up copper washers and let them cool before reusing them. Only if I need to however, I have a box of copper washers in the garage which always comes in handy.
by Bailes1992
Wed May 09, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peugeot 508 2.2HDi GT - talk to me...
Replies: 39
Views: 1383

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

Renault Talisman...

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Why can't we have it in the UK! :(
by Bailes1992
Wed May 09, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Glow plug anti-seize?
Replies: 15
Views: 485

Re: Glow plug anti-seize?

This is the stuff I use on glowplugs and sparkplugs!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FEBI-High-Te ... SwOA1aCvAB
by Bailes1992
Wed May 02, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peugeot 508 2.2HDi GT - talk to me...
Replies: 39
Views: 1383

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

I still don't believe for a second you would get anywhere near the figures advertised without driving like a complete tool. I'm going to try push for a Vauxhall Astra 1.4 Turbo Auto petrol in Sept as a company car. If it's approved it will be interesting to see what sort of fuel economy I get from it.
by Bailes1992
Wed May 02, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peugeot 508 2.2HDi GT - talk to me...
Replies: 39
Views: 1383

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

I also have yet to see an equivalent petrol engine yet anywhere near the fuel economy of it's diesel counterpart. I don't disagree but, Bear in mind that Diesel fuel has a higher energy density per volume than petrol. 11% according to Wikipedia. So when comparing Mpg figures knock 11% off the Diese...
by Bailes1992
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peugeot 508 2.2HDi GT - talk to me...
Replies: 39
Views: 1383

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

Modern diesels aren't half as bad as people make them out to be. I know plenty of people who do nothing but short journeys, fill up with nothing but the cheapest diesel going and neglect to service the car for years on end and they haven't gone wrong. Our Duster does two 3 mile journeys most days, a...