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by Bailes1992
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another MOT shake up
Replies: 51
Views: 669

Re: Another MOT shake up

caprixpack wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:54 pm
What's more annoying is a friends 2009 1.8 tdci dpf equipped focus has a plate figure of 1.75
No DPF on a 1.8TDCi. They're usually quite smokey too. Is that why?
by Bailes1992
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another MOT shake up
Replies: 51
Views: 669

Re: Another MOT shake up

I think removing an EGR and DPF on anything Euro 5 or newer is a no-no now. That was the issue I had with my previous Focus, knowing all the issues I was having were down to the emmisions equipment and I wasn't going to be able to remove them without worrying every time the fuzz was behind me. My Fa...
by Bailes1992
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel filter conspiracy theorist
Replies: 34
Views: 2848

Re: Fuel filter conspiracy theorist

But the problem with your regime is, You get rid of the car BEFORE you benefit from doing this :? ie: your Mondeo or Focus :roll: My Mondeo had over 150k on the clock when I had to get rid of it. Then it leaked no oil, was spotless under the covers and ran like a Swiss watch. I found out on Wednesd...
by Bailes1992
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel filter conspiracy theorist
Replies: 34
Views: 2848

Re: Fuel filter conspiracy theorist

MB229.5 is specification that builds on ACEA A3/B4 which is a tough, 'high performance' but heavy duty car engine oil. Like you say, most A3/B4 oils meet it. Engines really aren't that fussy. Only thing you have to watch out for is HTHS. HTHS is the viscosity of the oil at 150°c i.e. in turbo bearin...
by Bailes1992
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel filter conspiracy theorist
Replies: 34
Views: 2848

Re: Fuel filter conspiracy theorist

My plan there was to explain that manufacturers look at the cost of ownership over the reasonable lifetime of the vehicle. Thus most manufacturers are happy their gearbox oil will last in one shape or for 10 years or 150k, by which time it's probably on it's way to the scrap yard. But I went off on...
by Bailes1992
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel filter conspiracy theorist
Replies: 34
Views: 2848

Re: Fuel filter conspiracy theorist

'C' rated oils minimise the amount of additives in the oil such as Zinc. They're for DPF's to minimise clogging and modern 3 way catalysts. Your HDI won't see any advantage to using one and it could be said an A3/B4 oil would offer you more protection. I would change the oil filter every 10k and top...
by Bailes1992
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel filter conspiracy theorist
Replies: 34
Views: 2848

Re: Fuel filter conspiracy theorist

If I had a family 'friend' who couldn't be arsed to change something when asked to do so, and I'd supplied the part...., I'd be a lot more annoyed about that than whether an oil was going to last nnn thousand miles. I'm really fussy about who works on my cars. As I've fallen out with Renault I will...
by Bailes1992
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel filter conspiracy theorist
Replies: 34
Views: 2848

Re: Fuel filter conspiracy theorist

Frog, out of curiosity does your 406 use any oil? It's amazing that the engine has managed 300k+ with oil that would have severely depleted additives after 20k, let alone 40k! If you're topping it up every now and again I could sort-of see it working. I know there are members on the bob is the oil g...
by Bailes1992
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel filter conspiracy theorist
Replies: 34
Views: 2848

Re: Fuel filter conspiracy theorist

That filter had done 41,000miles before it blocked up That seems really too quick :? . For the 406 HDI the official replacement interval is 60000 km (38000 miles). I bought my 406 HDI at 277000 km (174000 miles) and replaced the fuel filter at 390000 km (244000 miles). Haven't replaced it since the...
by Bailes1992
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel filter conspiracy theorist
Replies: 34
Views: 2848

Re: Fuel filter conspiracy theorist

My plan there was to explain that manufacturers look at the cost of ownership over the reasonable lifetime of the vehicle. Thus most manufacturers are happy their gearbox oil will last in one shape or for 10 years or 150k, by which time it's probably on it's way to the scrap yard. But I went off on ...
by Bailes1992
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel filter conspiracy theorist
Replies: 34
Views: 2848

Re: Fuel filter conspiracy theorist

Back in 2012 I got my Mondeo serviced by a mechanic who was a 'family friend' ex-retired mechanic kind of guy. I gave him a new fuel filter in the parts I supplied him, a new Mann filter which cost me £30. About 6 weeks later the car started bogging down on acceleration, I popped open the fuel filte...
by Bailes1992
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many cars have you owned?
Replies: 23
Views: 838

Re: How many cars have you owned?

Daily drives only... Sept 2009 to Sept 2010 - 1998 Peugeot 406 L 1.9TD First car, loved it but it was full of rust. I suspect it had been used to launch boats as all the sills from the B pillar back were non existent. Sept 2010 to Dec 2011 - 2003 Ford Focus LX 1.6i My Mother had this since new, as a...
by Bailes1992
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Beast from the East
Replies: 23
Views: 759

Re: The Beast from the East

I'm also a bit late to this one... The Duster proved to be excellent in the snow. We had about 4" down here and it lasted a long 2 days. The Duster drove almost if the snow wasn't there, not a hint of slippage. None of that sphincter clenching when you hit a bit of slush and the car slips or wheel s...
by Bailes1992
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tiny hole in exhaust - how to seal up?
Replies: 24
Views: 2009

Re: Tiny hole in exhaust - how to seal up?

Welly, have you been to an exhaust fabricators and seen how much it would cost to get one made up in stainless steel? I paid £250 for mine at a reputable exhaust fabricator called pro-speed in Cardiff. They build it to your specification and make it sound how you want it to!
by Bailes1992
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!
Replies: 174
Views: 17130

Re: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!

This goes against everything I believe in but I genuinely believe the DV6 is best abused. My own personal Focus I put 60k on in 30months. It got 6k oil changes, ran on BP Ultimate on Shell V-Power, was always nursed along, spent most of it's time doing 70mph on the motorway and it ran like an absolu...