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by trufflehunt
Wed May 22, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?
Replies: 30
Views: 472

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/ Yup. CCGT = gas The 0% coal is a little deceptive, as it draws attention away from the approximately 46 - 54% ( de...
by trufflehunt
Mon May 20, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?
Replies: 30
Views: 472

Re: Anyone had a Smart Meter fitted at home?

I was under the impression that the situation with smart meters was, and is, a right mess. The earlier types, call them Type 1, cease to be smart if you switch supplier ? They are then as dumb as the old style meters. Type 2 are the real smart ones, you can switch supplier, and they stay smart. I've...
by trufflehunt
Thu May 16, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 406's.........the future is bleak!!
Replies: 12
Views: 277

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

Toyota Avensis..... post 2002/3... ? Apparently , when they were designing the suspension, Toyota took the handling of the 406 as a reference point. I've not owned an Avensis, however, so don't know how successful they were, in that respect. I mention the handling, because it's very much part of wha...
by trufflehunt
Wed May 08, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!
Replies: 236
Views: 34550

Re: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!

On my Golf TDI, there are no recommended intervals for changing gearbox oil. In fact, there is no mention at all of changing it. Nothing in any of the VW servicing/maintenance/owners handbooks that the previous owner passed on to me. Last summer, at 225,000 miles, going from 2nd to 3rd, 3rd to 4th.....
by trufflehunt
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!
Replies: 236
Views: 34550

Re: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!

Mmm, I was kinda thinking the same as Ollie and Wiggy. There's a few components within the inlet tract that I look at and just pray they stay there and don't crap themselves. To be honest I've not studied how the DV6 functions and don't want to know either, it's more a case of changing the oil ever...
by trufflehunt
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 508
Replies: 16
Views: 1100

Re: 508

Condolences to you rwb.
by trufflehunt
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2461
Views: 176286

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: 2461
Views: 176286

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: 2461
Views: 176286

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: 360

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: 360

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: 903

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: 358

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: 236
Views: 34550

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: 1229

Re: Help, trying to remove head 2.0 hdi

Very nice work indeed.