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by trufflehunt
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2395
Views: 166209

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Sorry to read of your loss Steve. I understand how you feel.
by trufflehunt
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2395
Views: 166209

Re: and today i have mostly been...

The Bank of Earwig is indeed not bottomless, I am burning through my savings but I have to be realistic. E.g. today Lidl are selling cordless screwdrivers for 22 quid, which is a bargain but I won't be buying one as I don't absolutely need one. Lidl's an absolute b****r for their centre aisles, and...
by trufflehunt
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2395
Views: 166209

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Nice.

is that 2.0 litre engine the same/or similar to the 1.6 diesel, and its problems, that's in the Picassos
or is it basically the old 2.0 from the 406's and the earlier Picassos. ?

I've always thought the 407 was awkward looking, but that C5..., yeh I could go with one of them.
by trufflehunt
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: ORIGINAL BATTERY JUST DIED! Advice for Replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: ORIGINAL BATTERY JUST DIED! Advice for Replacement

How are you finding the solar charger? Our bastard 307 from hell drains its battery if not used every day. I tried a solar charger but it didn't make any difference. I have a solar charger. I've decided they're not really all they're cracked up to be as battery maintainers. For your car, with that ...
by trufflehunt
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: ORIGINAL BATTERY JUST DIED! Advice for Replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: ORIGINAL BATTERY JUST DIED! Advice for Replacement

Over the years, I've bought several batteries from breakers at around £10 or slightly more. No complaints. They were mostly the smaller, eg 063, type batteries typical for smaller cars The 096 seems to be the standard for diesels, certainly those with the bigger engines. I wouldn't bother putting an...
by trufflehunt
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel choice for your next car?
Replies: 18
Views: 602

Re: Fuel choice for your next car?

Not sure at the moment. For all the emissions, DPF, FAP reasons etc.., I'd prefer to be away from diesels. However for budget reasons of around £1000, choices are not great. And I'd prefer to stay away from a higher mileage 1000cc 3 cylnder jobbie. Although I need the max fuel economy. It comes down...
by trufflehunt
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rear electric windows -- very slow
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Rear electric windows -- very slow

+1 for silicone lubricant.
by trufflehunt
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!
Replies: 209
Views: 31281

Re: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!

Oh lordy :( What is it with modern springs though? I'm sure I can't remember ever hearing of coil springs breaking in olden times, .... Yes, thinking back to the '70's..., I can't recall broken springs being mentioned at all. Engine rebuilds at 70,000 miles, decarbonisations etc..., but not cracked...
by trufflehunt
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Help, trying to remove head 2.0 hdi
Replies: 13
Views: 972

Re: Help, trying to remove head 2.0 hdi

Very nice work indeed.
by trufflehunt
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: Now look who's got a Volvo...
Replies: 14
Views: 733

Re: Now look who's got a Volvo...

Looks very comfortable. Due to the lack of 406's at a sensible price I've bought a c220 cdi estate, very similar to the 406 in simplicity, no DPF or DMF goes well and returns better mpg than the 406 and it has a timing chain. Before you delete me we still have a 406, the wife's car - and mine a lot...
by trufflehunt
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Christmas
Replies: 9
Views: 471

Re: Christmas

Happy Christmas all.
by trufflehunt
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!
Replies: 209
Views: 31281

Re: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!

My feeling is to leave it alone now..... Would tend to agree. Here's what parkers.co.uk says about the gearbox on C4.... "....Summer 2006 saw the introduction of an automatic gearbox called EGS (or Electronic Gearbox System). This works like a standard automatic but also gives the driver the option...
by trufflehunt
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Price of Diesel
Replies: 6
Views: 479

The Price of Diesel

I've noticed recently, almost out of the corner of my eye, that the difference between the price of petrol and that of diesel seems to be increasing. Generally, I've tended to assume the gap to be around 4 to 6 pence a litre. However, last week, I'm sure it was about 10p a litre gap at a local Asda ...
by trufflehunt
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2395
Views: 166209

Re: and today i have mostly been...

No one ever bullied me in my dark green 406. It always did have some 'battlescars', but whenever I'd drive down the 1.5 car width rural rat-runs in my area, almost everyone would dive for the passing places. The car looked a bit mean, so I guess that must have had something to do with it. It's been ...
by trufflehunt
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 180
Views: 32466

Re: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s

Going back a few years, if you were to type in 406 on eBay to look for a second hand one - there would be pages and pages of them. Last time I looked there was about 10 for sale.... :wink: Either there are not many left, or the people that own one are hanging onto it as it's worth more to them than...