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by OllieNZ
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photobucket Fix
Replies: 15
Views: 2077

Re: Photobucket Fix

Given it's a publicly available extension I'm sure the thieving Wayne Kerrs are well aware of it but there's probably nothing they can do about it. They change the way the images show on their end and the plugin will be modified to catch up. The only way to stop it would be to break the links perman...
by OllieNZ
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Car in garage
Replies: 12
Views: 1244

Re: Car in garage

As I understand from 'my' MOT man; if the car left the factory with a DPF but was then removed (straight-piped) then that's a big fat fail. If the car has 'what looks like' the factory DPF in place then all's good and it's just down to the simple smoke test which it'll pass anyway. Or something. Th...
by OllieNZ
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Car in garage
Replies: 12
Views: 1244

Re: Car in garage

Dpf fitment seems to have been a tad haphazard (but was engine specific) in the early 2000's but that was the change over period to euro 4 emissions compliance. Take the 307 for example 1.4 hdi non 1.6 90 hdi non 1.6 110 hdi dpf 2.0 90 hdi non 2.0 110 hdi non 2.0 136 hdi dpf And everything changed a...
by OllieNZ
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Car in garage
Replies: 12
Views: 1244

Re: Car in garage

I had the dpf discussion with my MOT man a couple of months ago. He said they'd had a memo about dpfs but no concrete advice on how to check it or how to check whether it should even be fitted to that particular vehicle or not.
by OllieNZ
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: 90 to 110
Replies: 20
Views: 1846

Re: 90 to 110

I think the economy map probably assumes you are using full throttle in every gear so you can change up sooner but as I very rarely use full throttle in any gear I have my doubts - I can't afford it anyway. :frown: Head gaskets seem to last well on the Hdi, I've never had one go and my present one ...
by OllieNZ
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Autobox on a HDi
Replies: 17
Views: 1727

Re: Autobox on a HDi

Traditional Auto boxes that 'slip' by design seem to completely contradict the whole point of the HDi which is to ride the wave of natural torque you get. This 'wasted' torque must lead to heavy fuel use. As with all slushmatic boxes; fluid and filter changes give better service and less trouble. M...
by OllieNZ
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2239
Views: 134362

Re: and today i have mostly been...

My daughter had an 03-plate 807 2.2 HDi, (I have the wishbone tee-shirt too). :roll: To cut a very long story short, I lost the fight with all the gremlins that beast could summon when feeling cantankerous..... I fixed the dodgy airbags, then the ABS, then the self leveling witchcraft for the xenon...
by OllieNZ
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2239
Views: 134362

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Been having a fun* week with the 807..... It had a short MOT, no worries given the purchase price. Needed rear discs 'n' pads and the lower wishbone ball joints. Again no worries, had a quick look while it was on the MOT ramp nothing overly difficult or expensive. Got it home and then the fun* comme...
by OllieNZ
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: All gone quiet!!!!
Replies: 41
Views: 3531

Re: All gone quiet!!!!

I've not had too many issues with my 307 over the last 4 years/20k miles apart from the engine (1.6hdi). I do have pre facelift 2004.
by OllieNZ
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: All gone quiet!!!!
Replies: 41
Views: 3531

Re: All gone quiet!!!!

Forums are a far better source for information than facetube. Unfortunately the more specific the forum the tighter the audience is and in the case of a forum for a specific car it's only going to have a limited lifespan (unless it's a classic). A good lounge section can help people come for the inf...
by OllieNZ
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2239
Views: 134362

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I still use that principle, the older I get the longer breaker bar I have to buy. :? Peter If you haven't already got one, I'd recommend an electric impact gun. One of the older guys at work (70) still does most of his own spannering and he'd never considered one (impact guns are a big no no on air...
by OllieNZ
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2239
Views: 134362

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Ollie - that looks a good buy for sure, I always forget about that model, certainly don't notice them around too much, seem to see a lot of the big Citroens instead. Hope it serves you well should shift along nicely with a remap and some de-strangling :D In terms of Torque settings, the more I look...
by OllieNZ
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2239
Views: 134362

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I definitely didn't find the correct Torque values on the web for the caliper bolts yesterday (after completing the job) and definitely didn't get home and strip the whole lot to re-torque bolts to correct values or anything, no that never happened. My previous 'by hand' torques felt very similar t...
by OllieNZ
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2239
Views: 134362

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Doggy wrote:She's really cute. :mrgreen:

A tri-colour cavalier, I assume?
Indeed :mrgreen:
PeterN wrote:Lovely, so innocent looking - at the moment.

Peter
Just had jabs, so very quiet today.
She does have soft squirrel she loves to "kill"
by OllieNZ
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2239
Views: 134362

Re: and today i have mostly been...

UH OH Doggo..... :supafrisk:

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20170919_195213 by Ollie Ball, on Flickr

Introducing Tinkerbell, She's 11wks, collected her on Tuesday