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by trufflehunt
Fri May 29, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Refreshing Power Steering fluid
Replies: 6
Views: 66

Re: Refreshing Power Steering fluid

Welly wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 1:20 pm


Has anyone noticed any difference after changing the fluid in any car?

Changed the PAS fluid on my 238,000 mile ( lunar module ) Golf last summer.
Used the same method as you.
Yes, it did seem to improve the feel of the steering.
by trufflehunt
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2752
Views: 246508

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Did some shopping today, mid-afternoon. Waitrose, a long empty shelf where the toilet rolls usually are. Asked an assistant if it was like that when they started today. She said they'd had fresh supplies delivered, but everyone had descended on them this morning. All gone by 9.00. Drove to the nearb...
by trufflehunt
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2752
Views: 246508

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I'd go for Option 2, and take the refund.

Italian and modern American cars are not bywords for build quality, and neither is Fiat Chrysler.
Why go for an older one of the same if the newer one self destructs ?
by trufflehunt
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2752
Views: 246508

Re: and today i have mostly been...

steve_earwig wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:06 pm

And these are meant to be excruciatingly hot chilli peppers
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The innocuous ones are always the worst.
by trufflehunt
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 406 Owner
Replies: 15
Views: 1314

Re: New 406 Owner

Welly wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:46 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 1:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 209
Views: 48687

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

Last V5C issued : 8th May 2017
by trufflehunt
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Christmas

Wishing an enjoyable Christmas to one and all.
by trufflehunt
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Head gasket repair
Replies: 8
Views: 929

Re: Head gasket repair

+1

Good price.
by trufflehunt
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The wonky £1K citron Citroën
Replies: 112
Views: 8490

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 6:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tick tock...
Replies: 8
Views: 1034

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 9:04 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: HDI starting issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1330

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 8:49 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Head gasket repair
Replies: 8
Views: 929

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: 849

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: 2752
Views: 246508

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: 48687

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...