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by highlander
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2062
Views: 109903

Re: and today i have mostly been...

... or the other one which really gets me nice and pissed off - when I'm overtaking someone who's doing 60 MPH, and they accelerate up to 70 MPH as I'm beside them. SO many people do that now it's unreal - young people, old people, professional drivers, women, men, mums with cars full of kids. We're...
by highlander
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Beast from the East
Replies: 23
Views: 944

Re: The Beast from the East

Nowhere near as much snow in Aberdeen as was predicted, but just a couple miles further inland and things start to look a bit scary. We had a power cut yesterday morning, starting some time between 5 and 6 am, and ending just after 7am. When driving to work yesterday morning, it was initially like d...
by highlander
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many cars have you owned?
Replies: 23
Views: 1083

Re: How many cars have you owned?

Both our Clios were totally reliable. Except one time in the 1.2, where I hit a pothole on the way in to work, and the lead for the starter motor disconnected. The AA guy turned up in minutes, and had it fixed within about 10 seconds. The only other thing wrong with the 1.2 was that the plastic trim...
by highlander
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many cars have you owned?
Replies: 23
Views: 1083

Re: How many cars have you owned?

She bought me that car as a surprise, as something I could learn to drive in. At that point, I had no idea I would be taking driving lessons - it seemed like a goal that was entirely out of my reach, being that we were kinda hard up. I worked a minimum wage job for BT (via Manpower) at a callcentre,...
by highlander
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many cars have you owned?
Replies: 23
Views: 1083

Re: How many cars have you owned?

I passed in 2007 1994 Renault Clio 1.4 RN (3-door) 1996 Renault Clio 1.2 Panache (5-door) 1999 Peugeot 406 1.8 LX saloon 2002 Peugeot 406 2.2 Coupe SE 2008 BMW 525i 3.0 M-Sport So out of the above, the BMW is the only car that has spent less time legally allowed to be on the roads than I have... And...
by highlander
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: looking for another 406
Replies: 9
Views: 591

Re: looking for another 406

For those with an intact FAP - how long (roughly) does your Eolys tank last between top-ups, and how much (roughly) does it cost to top up?
by highlander
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: looking for another 406
Replies: 9
Views: 591

Re: looking for another 406

Are there any pitfalls with the 2.2? The 2.2 HDi has the diesel particulate filter system (DPF, also known as FAP in France), which is prone to clogging if the car isn't driven long enough to trigger regeneration cycles. The FAP system also requires occasional top-up with an additive solution that ...
by highlander
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Satnavs or what?
Replies: 13
Views: 900

Re: Satnavs or what?

weirdly seems to know about traffic up ahead and tries to find a better* route. I wonder if it came with a lifetime subscription to some sort of live update service I dunno. The BMW has this also - it's a service called Traffic Message Channel (TMC): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traffic_message_ch...
by highlander
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Satnavs or what?
Replies: 13
Views: 900

Re: Satnavs or what?

Google Maps is superb, really. When I first started driving, I bought a basic TomTom. Was pretty decent, definitely got us places. Later on, when Google Maps got decent turn-by-turn navigation function built-in, it could do everything my basic TomTom could. Over the years since then, it's only got b...
by highlander
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 3.0Hdi
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: 3.0Hdi

No experience with them, no. My understanding though is that the 3.0 HDi V6 replaced the 2.7 HDi V6 for only the last few months of 407 production. The 3.0 was more fuel-efficient and more powerful than the 2.7 - but 407s with the 3.0 are not exactly common.
by highlander
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Service box won't take VIN
Replies: 11
Views: 1025

Re: Service box won't take VIN

Maybe the last 7 digits are unique per country, or per world region? i.e. a Chrysler Neon may have a VIN ending 1234567, but no other US car is allowed to have that, but a French-built Peugeot 406 may also have a VIN ending 1234567. Or maybe it goes even further and the 7 digits are unique per manuf...
by highlander
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Service box won't take VIN
Replies: 11
Views: 1025

Re: Service box won't take VIN

SO the first half of the vin is superfluous? :shock: You learn something new etc... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_identification_number#World_manufacturer_identifier Digits 1 - 3 represent the region and manufacturer; VF = Europe, France and 3 = Peugeot Digits 4 through 8 describe the model...
by highlander
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2062
Views: 109903

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Doggy wrote:ERROR 06 Paranoia level too high or too low.
Please calm down or focus as necessary.
WHO TOLD YOU TO SAY THAT???
by highlander
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2017 Scrappage Schemes
Replies: 14
Views: 1081

Re: 2017 Scrappage Schemes

Wind... in my hair... Shifting and drifting... Mechanical music... Adrenaline surge! I love Rush EDIT: also this song makes me realise that they weren't singing about some dark and dystopian Hollywood feature-film future where people aren't allowed to drive cars ... they're talking about THIS world,...
by highlander
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Washing your own car - a dying hobby?
Replies: 65
Views: 6489

Re: Washing your own car - a dying hobby?

Round here, EVERY. SINGLE. DACIA. I've ever seen has been driven in the same way stereotypical Audi drivers drive: - driving 20+ MPH over the limit (yes, even in town) - driver either wearing huge over-ear headphones or holding a mobile phone to their ear - driving with one hand (well, a couple of f...