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by Doggy
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Optomistic or what
Replies: 7
Views: 68

Re: Optomistic or what

Deluded I'd say
by Doggy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Clunk under braking
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Clunk under braking

Possibly strut top bearings.
Get both front wheels off the ground and work the steering from lock to lock / grab each front wheel in turn & work the steering from there.
If there are any issue you'll here and/or feel them.
by Doggy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Bodywork (non-styling)
Topic: 406 estate door lock jamming
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: 406 estate door lock jamming

Hi Rick & welcome aboard. 8) I suspect your best bet would be finding a replacement door, ideally of the same colour, in a scrapyard. It might be that one of the link rods that connect the door lock assembly to the interior and exterior door handles has been dislodged and is stopping the lock mechan...
by Doggy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Pp2000 additive reset
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Pp2000 additive reset

The thermistor is actually the level sensor - in a bit of barmy french logic* they pass a small current continuously through the thermistor, which is enough to warm it up in the absence of a tankful of additive to dissipate the heat. The ecu can spot the resulting change in resistance as the thermis...
by Doggy
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Happy New Year

Doggy - what made for such a super-dooper year last year? We had a great holiday/road trip through France & Switzerland in June/July Our eldest & her partner's first baby (& our 4th grandson) arrived safe & sound at the end of July Sneaked a week in the Algarve in September Passed my 2 truck tests ...
by Doggy
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Mayonnaise on dipstick
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Mayonnaise on dipstick

Mayonnaise on the dipstick can only really come from water mixed with the oil in the sump. If it's serious the oil will no longer protect the engine. I had this on a Lotus Europa, caused by a badly fitted water pump during an engine rebuild. I started it up and noticed the oil pressure falter, then ...
by Doggy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2.2 HDi Estate
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: 2.2 HDi Estate

Well done you! I was watching this one having been alerted to it by another forum user but I was just too busy with other stuff.... Glad to see it's gone to a good home. My typical mpg figures are 46 ish in the winter and 50 or slightly better in the summer. The 6-speed box and 'losing' the DPF will...
by Doggy
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: seems my turn for trouble
Replies: 12
Views: 209

Re: seems my turn for trouble

Provided you are getting a new aux drive belt, crankshaft pulley, tensioner and idler pulleys, the price is probably OK. It would cost you at least £120-£130 to buy all the bits from a good discounter and it will take an hour or two to fit everything. Once done, it should all be good for another 5 y...
by Doggy
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Battery current at rest
Replies: 34
Views: 677

Re: Battery current at rest

That suggests an 096, (75Ah) battery should still have 50% capacity after 750 hours or about a month at a 50mA discharge rate. Obviously the chances of it still starting the car will vary according to temperature, but 3 - 4 weeks in the summer shouldn't be a problem. To be fair my bro's current 110 ...
by Doggy
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Happy New Year

2018 is upon us and I hope it turns out to be a good year for everyone.
Last year was a blast for me so I'm starting this one on a high, (despite a root canal filling at 8:00 tomorrow).
We've all got one less in front of us than this time last year, so grab this one with both mitts and make it yours.
by Doggy
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 1997
Views: 90744

Re: and today i have mostly been...

GingerMagic wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:36 am
Are you enjoying it?
Mostly yes, (based on a sample of one day so far). It'll get better if I ever learn to reverse. :oops:
by Doggy
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 1997
Views: 90744

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Enjoying the winter countryside with my new acquaintance, Sir Constantine.

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by Doggy
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 1997
Views: 90744

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Ouch! Hope you're up & about reasonably quickly and you still have a decent Xmas.
by Doggy
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 1997
Views: 90744

Re: and today i have mostly been...

To continue the saga, signed up with a couple of agencies, eventually got an interview / driving assessment with a major local haulier yesterday. (Great fun driving a full-size artic round Kettering's pre-Xmas craziness in the dark). I passed, but didn't cover myself in sufficient glory to be immedi...
by Doggy
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Battery current at rest
Replies: 34
Views: 677

Re: Battery current at rest

Welly wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:49 pm
I'm brilliant* with multi-meters, two of mine have made an impressive *pop* sound in my capable hands :roll:
My £19.99 Maplins special works perfectly after 20+ years, (& no it's not a Fluke). :wink: