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by grasmere59
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another MOT shake up
Replies: 51
Views: 756

Re: Another MOT shake up

https://www.theguardian.com/money/2018/ ... -cars-fail
I think if i am reading it right it will only affect post 2005/2006 cars. :?
by grasmere59
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Wanted:D9 Diablo red o/s wing
Replies: 0
Views: 168

Wanted:D9 Diablo red o/s wing

As title,i'm looking for a good D9 O/S front wing in Diablo red (EKQD paint code),theres a couple on ebay but they are knocked about.
by grasmere59
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Plip key battery replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Plip key battery replacement

My mfd on my 2003 hdi has started telling me the plip key battery needs replacement,knowing French electrics is it just a simple task of changing the battery in the plip key or will it mess up something i.e. the central locking etc? :?
by grasmere59
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Seen any '18' plate cars/vehicles?
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: Seen any '18' plate cars/vehicles?

A week last thursday when the snow was just arriving i was going south in the middle lane on the M40 on the van limiter (70mph) and 18 plate Range Rover went past me in the partially snow covered outside lane like i was standing still,he must have being doing 90mph+,obviously it must have said in th...
by grasmere59
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Beast from the East
Replies: 23
Views: 774

Re: The Beast from the East

I have a non condensing boiler (ideal W2000),it's over 30 years old and in that it has broken down once which was a £1 "O" ring seal,it has no fan,no pcb,etc.Ok it might not be the most economical boiler in the world but it just hangs on the wall providing heat and hot water without any dramas. :D
by grasmere59
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Detailing and Styling
Topic: Clearing up Dulled/yellowed headlights
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: Clearing up Dulled/yellowed headlights

I watched a youtube vid and an American guy had the same headlights but in a worse condition,he started off wirh 400 grit,800,1200,and finished off with 2000 then a polishing sompound,he got good results but he didn't seal the end product.
by grasmere59
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Detailing and Styling
Topic: Clearing up Dulled/yellowed headlights
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: Clearing up Dulled/yellowed headlights

Just tried some Solvol Autosol but the lens seems to have some sort of coating on it. :(
by grasmere59
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Detailing and Styling
Topic: Clearing up Dulled/yellowed headlights
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Clearing up Dulled/yellowed headlights

This is not 406 based but i have just bought a pair of spare headlights for my E39 Bmw,the clear lenses are dull and yellowed,before i waste all my hard elbow grease with toothpaste etc what do people use for the best results?
by grasmere59
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 406 estate anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: 406 estate anyone?

I bet it gets relisted.
by grasmere59
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 406 estate anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: 406 estate anyone?

Over £5k,thats ridiculous. :?
by grasmere59
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2.2 HDi Estate
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: 2.2 HDi Estate

I too was watching this one on ebay,i wondered who had bought it.It did look exceptionally clean on the ebay pics.
by grasmere59
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Battery current at rest
Replies: 34
Views: 1579

Re: Battery current at rest

Doggy wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:32 pm
+1 a decent 096 battery is your friend - I'm on my 5th winter with the cheapest 096 i could find.
If you must disconnect the battery, observe the procedure, else it will bite you one day, (tee shirt available). :oops:
I've also got one of those tee shirts. :oops:
by grasmere59
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Battery current at rest
Replies: 34
Views: 1579

Re: Battery current at rest

I'd be very very cautious about disconnecting and connecting the battery on a 406,strange things can happen to the electrics on them.My battery was labouring a bit in this cold weather so i fitted an Exide 096 battery to it and it spins over like a mad thing,i reckon with that battery on it i could ...