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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: 183

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: 1060

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: 137

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: 2057
Views: 108933

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: 6
Views: 194

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: 1060

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: 386

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: 1060

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: 1060

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: 1060

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...
by Bailes1992
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Glow plug anti-seize?
Replies: 15
Views: 386

Re: Glow plug anti-seize?

Mercedes and febi bilstein produced a ceramic grease designed for glow plugs, spark plugs and DI injectors.

It not cheap, about £20 for a small Vaseline sized pot but seems to be the stuff for the job.
by Bailes1992
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another MOT shake up
Replies: 51
Views: 1274

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: 1274

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: 3258

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: 3258

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...