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by trufflehunt
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Motorcycling and getting a licence. Caution: 46 yr old man talking
Replies: 8
Views: 82

Re: Motorcycling and getting a licence. Caution: 46 yr old man talking

I've owned various bikes, from a BSA C15 250cc on a provisional licence in 1971, through others, took my test, passed first time, in 1981. My last bike was a Suzuki DR650 single in about 1992. When I took my test, there was virtually no training readily availabe for learners, apart from that operate...
by trufflehunt
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peugeot 508 2.2HDi GT - talk to me...
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: Peugeot 508 2.2HDi GT - talk to me...

Like so many of recent Peugeots, looks to me styling-wise over heavy and unsubtle.
Or as a quick internet search to find someone putting it better than me, a comment on Honest John..
"... imposing rather than elegant..."
by trufflehunt
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel filter conspiracy theorist
Replies: 34
Views: 2849

Re: Fuel filter conspiracy theorist

On older cars, I go the easier route. I note what is the factory recommended oil/grades. Check with other owners to see if there is a big consensus about any particular oil now in common use for that car. And change the oil more often than the factory service interval. It's hardly a hard or time-con...
by trufflehunt
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tiny hole in exhaust - how to seal up?
Replies: 24
Views: 2009

Re: Tiny hole in exhaust - how to seal up?

I've used Gun Gum at various times over lots of years. If you get a fortnight out of a Gun Gum repair, that'll be doing quite well. The best repair I've ever done with an exhaust was on my 406, as mentioned above. Some adhesive aluminium tape, ( Poundshop ) wrapped round the exhaust. Followed by som...
by trufflehunt
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Beast from the East
Replies: 23
Views: 761

Re: The Beast from the East

Running an errand in a RWD lightweight pickup? what's not to like about that! :mrgreen: I don't think our water supply has frozen up for at least 30 years Our works toilet: Frozen. Our fancy new Boiler at Home: Frozen 32mm condense drain :roll: Still got heat though, the condense is being collected...
by trufflehunt
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many cars have you owned?
Replies: 23
Views: 838

Re: How many cars have you owned?

.... Suzuki T250 aka.., the Suzuki Hustler, a true Japanese 2 stroke screamer. Yes, I owned one of these back in the 70's. Owned 7 or 8 bikes over the years. This was the only one on which I thought I was about to die. Summer day, long fast country road in Dorset, piling it on, swept in to a bend a...
by trufflehunt
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many cars have you owned?
Replies: 23
Views: 838

Re: How many cars have you owned?

Took my driving test in 1973 aged 21. Only drove a few miles in a car before doing my PSV, and driving buses in Glasgow. From there, 43 cars..... Currently... 1993 Mazda MX5 (project) 2002 VW Golf 1.9 TDI Shortest owned. Various..., all minimum 6 months. 3rd Longest owned : Peugeot 106 3 years 10 mo...
by trufflehunt
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: screwy 406
Replies: 12
Views: 633

Re: screwy 406

Might be worth trying a bit of k seal. Now you mention it I've been driving up a mountain in the brecons every weekend and thought it was getting worse but could just be due to the driving conditions, in fact now that I think of it, it definitely uses more going up the mountain than coming back dow...
by trufflehunt
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: screwy 406
Replies: 12
Views: 633

Re: screwy 406

Hi peter Thanks for the speedy response, I shall try running with the cap loose, that's a very good idea. Pretty sure the head gasket has failed then, I check the coolant before every journey which at the moment is 37 miles and I'd say I have to put in around 100-250ml of coolant about 75% of journ...
by trufflehunt
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Breakdown Cover from another perspective
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Re: Breakdown Cover from another perspective

Couple of years back, my 406 was insured with Saga. After the first year, the renewal quote was OK, so I renewed. A couple of months after that, they offered me one year's basic Roadside Assistance for free. So I accepted that. A year down the way, the renewal for the breakdown assistance was just u...
by trufflehunt
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Battery current at rest
Replies: 34
Views: 1550

Re: Battery current at rest

My wife's car has an aftermarket radio but mine is still the original - and mine is worse. I don't want to be chasing a non fault so I think I will just disconnect the battery when I'm not using it. Liked your roundabout pictures Steve! Peter My project car is a Mazda MX5, which are notorious for d...
by trufflehunt
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dashcam recomendations
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: Dashcam recomendations

At the end of July, a kid of 17 on a scooter shot straight across my path in the middle of a roundabout. He went down, and sustained cuts on elbow, and ankle. Lucky for him that I was only doing about 20mph. A few days later, I bought one of these, £10 at the time, on eBay. Quality is dire. The only...
by trufflehunt
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Satnavs or what?
Replies: 13
Views: 776

Re: Satnavs or what?

A few years back, to earn some money, I bought and sold a variety of second hand sat navs. I'd check and test each before selling them on. In terms of ease of use, and least annoying ideosyncrasies, I found that the best were Garmin, and then Tomtom. I stopped using dedicated sat nav devices when I ...
by trufflehunt
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2-EHN Cetane improver
Replies: 30
Views: 1670

Re: 2-EHN Cetane improver

As a user of premium diesel in my own cars I've found they're more of a long term benefit than something you notice overnight. I probably agree that 2-EHN is used to boost cetane levels in a lot of premium diesels but they have increased levels of cleaning additives and other niceties to boot. Best...
by trufflehunt
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Washing your own car - a dying hobby?
Replies: 65
Views: 5935

Re: Washing your own car - a dying hobby?

They should've done what the dealer's near us did when I was a kid - set all the odometers back to zero "to avoid confusion." :shock: Reminded me of that old story from the 80's. A dealer told his mechanic to sort out the milometer of a 3 or 4 year old Golf, that was showing about 75,000, compared ...