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by trufflehunt
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 406 Owner
Replies: 15
Views: 449

Re: New 406 Owner

Welly wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:46 pm
Not sure what the deal is with those Ford TDCi engines, you either get a really good one that's quiet and behaves itself or a shitter that sounds like a bag-o-spanners and smokes.
They're Fords, sir. They're all shitters after a few years.
by trufflehunt
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 209
Views: 44590

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

Last V5C issued : 8th May 2017
by trufflehunt
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Christmas

Wishing an enjoyable Christmas to one and all.
by trufflehunt
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Head gasket repair
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Re: Head gasket repair

+1

Good price.
by trufflehunt
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The wonky £1K citron Citroën
Replies: 94
Views: 4632

Re: The wonky £1K citron Citroën

On the other sh*t: offered on a small house in Oldham. Mortgage company have come back with a valuation £3k under the asking price so if the seller won't budge than I'll have to find it. Irritatingly second hand furniture seems to be much cheaper both in Telford and in Huddersfield than it is in Ol...
by trufflehunt
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tick tock...
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Tick tock...

I'm about 18 miles south of all that, and am in and around Bristol regularly. Probably means goodbye to my Golf TDI. If their proposed scrappage scheme of £2000 extended 600 yards over the border from North Somerset into Somerset...., I'd grab it with both hands. ( Assuming, that is, the offer was c...
by trufflehunt
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: HDI starting issue
Replies: 11
Views: 818

Re: HDI starting issue

A healthy battery should be showing around 12.6 Volts. My MX5, with its rather old gel (AGM) battery, never shows better than 12.4 Volts. The car starts fine on that. Also on 12.3 if the car has been sat for a week or so. After another stationery week, the voltage will drop to 12.2 Volts. The car wo...
by trufflehunt
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Head gasket repair
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Re: Head gasket repair

I used it successfully on several cars of my own 10+ years ago. At the time it was well known in the motor trade, but almost unknown to retail customers. I set up a website, and over several years up to 2014, sold about 4,000 bottles.  1. I never ever received any complaints about it blocking up wat...
by trufflehunt
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats my car worth?
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: Whats my car worth?

Average life of a car is 15 years. 406's are very much at the point where they're starting to be few and far between on the roads. In your position, if I really wanted to sell it, I'd rectify the things you mention. Then put it up for sale at the highest price you can think of. Someone who likes the...
by trufflehunt
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2591
Views: 222266

Re: and today i have mostly been...

The new Defender is full of electronics and touch screens, I can't see it appealing to the sort of people who bought 'proper' defenders back in the day, I guess they've targeted those trendy hipster wankers who want to look like they're outdoor country folk when they really live in Chelsea drinking...
by trufflehunt
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 209
Views: 44590

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

I tried all sorts of cars that were supposed to ride well Welly - none of them did but this one really blew me away and its dark metallic red, my favourite colour. Yes its an oiler, 2.0 16v a bit of an unknown engine to me but its only done just over 100k miles and the engine bay looks like new, as...
by trufflehunt
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New car suggestions
Replies: 37
Views: 2765

Re: New car suggestions

To replace 1 of our 406 estates I got a 2009 Mazda 6 Estate with a 2.2 MZR-CD 185HP Diesel, I wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy, Nice car to drive but in the past 12 months its had 2 x timing chains, The first one I fitted at 160000 miles as the original was badly stretched, failed under part...
by trufflehunt
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New car suggestions
Replies: 37
Views: 2765

Re: New car suggestions

I 've come to the conclusion that these days you cannot buy a bad car. I refer you to your earlier post. You took what I said completely out of context by deleting half of the quote. I don't appreciate that. I've come to the conclusion that these days you cannot buy a bad car. You get a car with fa...
by trufflehunt
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New car suggestions
Replies: 37
Views: 2765

Re: New car suggestions

Bailes1992 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:08 am
Captain Jack wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:25 am
I did look at Renners briefly and I am scared of them falling apart. Can't be worse than a Peugeot though!

Thanks for this - will take a closer look.
I've come to the conclusion that these days you cannot buy a bad car.
I refer you to your earlier post.
by trufflehunt
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mot again
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: Mot again

Excellent.