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by trufflehunt
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 'stricter' MOTs...
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: New 'stricter' MOTs...

I put my Golf in for a full pre-mot a few weeks ago. I've owned the car for 7 months, so although I have all the records from the previous owner, the car and make are relatively new to me ( I owned a Golf Mk2 GTI 16V almost 30 years ago ).... And I wanted to get an idea of just how deep the upcoming...
by trufflehunt
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Rare Peugeot 406 HPI PETROL FOR SALE
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: Rare Peugeot 406 HPI PETROL FOR SALE

Well, eBay is the place if you want a quick sale. Over the years, I've owned a few cars that were a little bit special. In their condition, or rarity, or something about their history. I've thought that everyone else would instantly recognise that and snap the car up. Often that doesn't immediately ...
by trufflehunt
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Detailing and Styling
Topic: Cleaning leather
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Cleaning leather

On the black leather in my HDI Executive, I used Autoglym Leather Cleaner. Followed by Autoglym Leather Care Balm. I was never clear in my mind if the care balm did any good, as I think the leather in the 406's is covered by some kind of gloss artificial coating that leather treatment has no effect ...
by trufflehunt
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MOT
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: MOT

I probably wouldn't. For emissions, I generally put some cleaner, Cataclean, Millers.. there's an infinity of these things..., into a full tank a week or so before the MOT. On the day, I give the car a bit of an Italian tune-up on the nearby M5. 6 or 7 miles to the next junction and back. Then into ...
by trufflehunt
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2163
Views: 119788

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Two stroke advice please guys... Cheap B&Q chainsaw. Less than 5 hours on it but about 2 years old. Starts and idles fine, as soon as you touch the throttle it floods and cuts out. Doesn't matter if it's on full, half or no choke. Can't work it out for the life of me? Air filter and spark plug are ...
by trufflehunt
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: 2.0. v 2.2 Hdi engines.
Replies: 17
Views: 549

Re: 2.0. v 2.2 Hdi engines.

Thanks for that. I collected my sons car from Telford and driving back here it averaged well over 60 mpg and went well, this was about what I was getting from my first 406 2.0. I'm impressed. I had a look on line for a 2.2 406 but there don't seem to be any, and if there were I would probably get o...
by trufflehunt
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: 2.0. v 2.2 Hdi engines.
Replies: 17
Views: 549

Re: 2.0. v 2.2 Hdi engines.

My HDI 110 gave around 49 in general running around. That was mostly 9 or 10 mile trips on windy country A roads, to nearest towns, plus occasional 3 mile trips to local supermarket. I didn't do much motorway driving in it. What I did do was always around 70mph, or more. I think at 70, I was getting...
by trufflehunt
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MOT history gap
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: MOT history gap

Off the road.., SORNED..? Some nightmare problem that the owner couldn't get to the bottom of for ages..? When I look at the DVLA MOT histories I tend to screen out the cars that have long gaps like that, also the ones that repeatedly have advisories and fails for worn tyres, on the basis that if th...
by trufflehunt
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci
Replies: 45
Views: 1212

Re: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci

I'd never go near an older Ford of any description. They are just not quality built cars, the old nickname..'Dagenham dustbin' sums them up, for me. They don't survive the miles. My rolling project car, MX5 MK1, was succeeded by the MK2, at which point Ford took a heavy shareholding in Mazda, and ba...
by trufflehunt
Wed May 30, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2163
Views: 119788

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Way back when, '80's, I owned a Honda CX500. They were notorious for timing chain problems.
A new one completely transformed it from a horrible, noisy, lumpy old nail into a really nice
touring bike.
by trufflehunt
Tue May 29, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GDPR emails
Replies: 13
Views: 498

Re: GDPR emails

I love the BBC review, sounds right tasty does that :shock: They sell a lot of dried cod here (bakalar), it looks like knackered old chamois leathers hanging up in the supermarket. Max says it's delicious but takes a hell of a lot of cooking. I suspect rather like stone soup https://en.wikipedia.or...
by trufflehunt
Tue May 29, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GDPR emails
Replies: 13
Views: 498

Re: GDPR emails

Welly wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 7:39 am
That's a nice looking website truffy, easy to read and clear about what you do, best of luck with future sales of your quality Bombay Duck 8)


Thank you Welly, very kind of you to say so.
by trufflehunt
Mon May 28, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci
Replies: 45
Views: 1212

Re: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci

Went to look at the 2.2 Titanium X Sport estate today,bit disappointed to be honest.2010 on a 10 plate wit 104k on the clock,the seller neglected to tell me that the EML had been on for the past 15 months (but not in limp mode) also that a transit van had sideswiped the n/s rear wheel arch and scra...
by trufflehunt
Mon May 28, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GDPR emails
Replies: 13
Views: 498

Re: GDPR emails

With me, it's more a case of trying to do the right thing by my customers. Every person on the email list is someone who buys, or has made a purchase. No signing up for newsletters, no bought in email lists. In marketing terms, someone making a purchase was generally considered to be an opt-in. Now ...
by trufflehunt
Fri May 25, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GDPR emails
Replies: 13
Views: 498

Re: GDPR emails

I thought the whole idea was "hey we're telling you this so it's up to you what you do about it" but similarly "we did tell you" and "if you don't respond you're agreeing to...." etc...??? Moreover, what's this retail site of yours?? :D Yes, that's likely how I'll interpret it. Site is.. https://ww...