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by rwb
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Cruises and meets
Topic: Peugeot Festival 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 696

Re: Peugeot Festival 2019

We now have a sign!

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by rwb
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Cruises and meets
Topic: Peugeot Festival 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 696

Re: Peugeot Festival 2019

Who's coming wrote:
  • rwb & taxi rank pavement sign
  • trem1 & et al.
  • GingerMagic
  • Doggy & co. & barbecue
by rwb
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Cruises and meets
Topic: Peugeot Festival 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 696

Re: Peugeot Festival 2019

Right then: who's coming? If you're on our stand the taxi rank then you will probably get one of these foist upon you https://www.dropbox.com/s/85ttf7u003x14se/Capture.jpg?dl=0 So have a think about what you might like to go on it. Quote and append: 1. rwb (Who: rwb / What: 407 2.2 HDi / Bought: Oct...
by rwb
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi DV6 Engine - DPF questions
Replies: 8
Views: 251

Re: 1.6HDi DV6 Engine - DPF questions

Every time you remove the fuel cap the fuel tank is dosed with a fixed amount of additive. The computer calculates the amount of additive remaining (there is no level sensor) and when it's run out you get a warning message. The additive builds up in the particle filter where it acts as a catalyst to...
by rwb
Tue May 21, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?
Replies: 30
Views: 749

Re: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?

IIRC domestic heating accounts for a larger proportion of the UK's greenhouse gas emissions than does road transport.

Here's what's making your lekky right now: http://gridwatch.co.uk/
by rwb
Mon May 20, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?
Replies: 30
Views: 749

Re: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?

I believe the trick with smart meters is that your tarriff will vary hour by hour so that you pay more during peak hours. Large consumers have had this for years; organistions that have to do carbon accounting have half hourly meters. IIRC a branch of M&S in the south west (to where it is quite expe...
by rwb
Fri May 17, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 406's.........the future is bleak!!
Replies: 16
Views: 571

Re: 406's.........the future is bleak!!

Come to think of it, there wer a couple of close shaves, and they were all my own fault.
by rwb
Fri May 17, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 406's.........the future is bleak!!
Replies: 16
Views: 571

Re: 406's.........the future is bleak!!

If you think of your car as being an appliance like your washing machine that you turn on when you want to use it, and if you belive in dealer stamps, then I can see you you might be surprised and disppointed when something breaks. The sort of people that would join a forum like this aren't like tha...
by rwb
Fri May 17, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 406's.........the future is bleak!!
Replies: 16
Views: 571

Re: 406's.........the future is bleak!!

After much navel gazing it was a 407 for me too. It'll be 6 years this October and I've put 120k on it and I still love it. I've since briefly had a 508 and by comparisson the 407 is so strange that it would make more sense badged as a Citroen, and the build and materials on the 407 is embarrassing ...
by rwb
Wed May 15, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Letter from America
Replies: 15
Views: 522

Re: Letter from America

Doggy wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 1:06 pm
3. It would pay most people to 'sacrifice' all of your taxable income in the final year or two, borrowing enough to live on so you can trouser the 20% or more difference.
Good one :D ta muchly
by rwb
Sun May 12, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Letter from America
Replies: 15
Views: 522

Re: Letter from America

Boring stuff but seriously people: take a minute to think about using salary sacrifice to increase your pension contributions. Because compound interest adds up; £1 in your pension today is worth £2.60 in 20 years time at 5%. Normally you pay into your pension out of your post-tax take-home pay and ...
by rwb
Wed May 08, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Letter from America
Replies: 15
Views: 522

Re: Letter from America

Wow! :D

I noticed when I was in Canada that 'gas' is half the price but the engines are twice as big.
by rwb
Sat May 04, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pugfest 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: Pugfest 2019

Link: https://www.pugfest.co.uk/ We first went in 2011; there were 4 of us and none of us had been before, although we had met for the first time earlier that year at French Car Show. After watching cars go up the hill climb track in the morning we got round to thinking "shall we have a go?". Inevit...
by rwb
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Veg Oil in an HDi??
Replies: 18
Views: 3960

Re: Veg Oil in an HDi??

I once put 100% biodiesel into my 406 HDi 90 and it went into limp mode.
by rwb
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 508
Replies: 16
Views: 1206

Re: 508

The 407 should have been the Citroen C5 it's so odd. It's definitely difficult to live with, but Iove the rather odd and laid back driving position, the light cabin, and the bi-turbo is brilliant. 265 mile round trip in the 508 today and it needed two regens -- although one was right at the start an...