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by mjb
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dogmobile 3 The Camper
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: Dogmobile 3 The Camper

Doggy wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:45 pm
Hoping next year I can moor it in central France and do the first/final 500 miles each way in the car, saving on fuel and ferry costs.
Presumably you'd need to bring it back to the UK once a year for an MOT?
by mjb
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Latest expedition
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Latest expedition

I've just looked up the price of those things. More than my house! MUCH more than my house! :shock:
by mjb
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: OEM wheels for brembo V6
Replies: 10
Views: 1056

Re: OEM wheels for brembo V6

fattail95 wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:49 pm
will I be able to upgrade to brembos?
"upgrade" is not the correct word to use there... The soggy, squeally, expensive and difficult-to-maintain brembo brakes are by far the worst part of the v6 coupé. When I had mine I wished I'd upgraded to brakes from any other 406.
by mjb
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2235
Views: 134043

Re: and today i have mostly been...

The cable looked pretty screwed (!) and I tried to replace it but I just couldn't get the old one to budge, it's pinched in the corner I guess. So I managed to pull enough through to rejoin it. I guess if it goes again we'll have to think of something else. It's probably twisted itself into a ball ...
by mjb
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: pp2000 maf sensor readings
Replies: 10
Views: 466

Re: pp2000 maf sensor readings

It's been a while but I'm almost certain PP2000 like most diag interfaces is just a serial over usb interface running at a relatively low baudrate - certainly nowhere near the 12Mbps capability of USB1.0. Also, like many other dealer diag interfaces, it's slow as hell to do most things - especially ...
by mjb
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worsening driving standards
Replies: 29
Views: 1268

Re: Worsening driving standards

I have a long running debate with Mrs_Welly, when I learnt to drive in 1987 :lol: the Highway Code clearly stated that if the roundabout was clear of traffic then you may take the easiest route through it (ignoring marked out lanes etc) now I still do this because I HATE the feeling of going 'aroun...
by mjb
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello from Spain.
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Re: Hello from Spain.

Last I saw of the cnuts at the coupe club forum was when they put forth the idea of charging for access to HOWTOs, a number of which I'd written. Er, no. :shock:

Told them to delete mine and f*ck off! :evil:
by mjb
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Air Con
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: Air Con

When I had AC woes some years back I found the pipes nearly impossible to remove, and 2nd hand replacements nearly impossible to fit due to galvanic corrosion - where the aluminium AC connector plate chemically welded itself to the steel compressor, and the steel springs used in the pip-to-pipe snap...
by mjb
Mon May 28, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Coolant overheating
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: Coolant overheating

Could also be a failed thermostat
by mjb
Mon May 28, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GDPR emails
Replies: 13
Views: 732

Re: GDPR emails

About 2% of the whole customer base have unsubscribed, all customers who made one purchase, years ago, and have not returned. People doing a spring clean of all the no-longer-relevant marketing they receive. It's a good time to be cutting down on spam. Just about everyone else took no action, nothi...
by mjb
Mon May 28, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: GDPR
Replies: 1
Views: 1316

Re: GDPR

I’ve noticed that the forum asks for a Date of Birth when signing up. This is the only piece of personally identifiable information that’s been collected by the forum You forgot userid, email, username, password, location, avatar, all those potential fields in 'edit profile', logged IP addresses an...
by mjb
Mon May 21, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where's my undertray gone!
Replies: 13
Views: 1509

Re: Where's my undertray gone!

I swear by good quality zip ties. Lots of them - drill your own holes if necessary.

There's usually 2 parts to OEM fixings - the fastener's only half the story. If the retaining part (captive nuts etc) is knackered, brand new fasteners won't be worth anything.
by mjb
Mon May 14, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peugeot 508 2.2HDi GT - talk to me...
Replies: 39
Views: 2289

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

W218 CLS63: Stated 37 mpg, actual 16 mpg. Damn. Loud pedal is WAY too good... :supafrisk: I went north on the M6 over the weekend. 25 or so miles of 50mph SPECS cameras. Turns out the biturbo can do 36.8mpg at 50mph. I expected a lot more, but I think as with nearly all modern cars (think "Dieselga...
by mjb
Fri May 11, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peugeot 508 2.2HDi GT - talk to me...
Replies: 39
Views: 2289

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. Why not? (almost) every petrol car I've had has exceeded the stated extra-urban by some margin on runs: 406 2.0T: Stated 28 mpg iirc, actual 38.4 mpg 406 V6: Stated 37 mpg, a...
by mjb
Thu May 10, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peugeot 508 2.2HDi GT - talk to me...
Replies: 39
Views: 2289

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

I was rather surprised when I read the specs for new 508 (attached) how close patrol is to diesel now. Nice figures. Going to add petrolprices.com's daily average of 124.4 unleaded and 127.2 diesel (£5.66 and £5.78/gallon) Taking extra-urban, that's 9.22p per mile for petrol, or 7.98p/mile diesel. ...