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by trufflehunt
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: screwy 406
Replies: 12
Views: 251

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: 251

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: 258

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: 689

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: 150

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: 423

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: 996

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: 3516

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 ...
by trufflehunt
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 1997
Views: 91329

Re: and today i have mostly been...

From what I've read, Ryanair pilots have been leaving in droves.

Other airlines, Norwegian, for example have been recruiting.
by trufflehunt
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2017 Scrappage Schemes
Replies: 14
Views: 651

Re: 2017 Scrappage Schemes

It's the feelgood factor.

They don't have to sell their 'old' car,
or deal with ....

"...WOT PRICE IS IT M8? WOT CAR IS IT M7?
DO U AV ANY BETTER PICS M8 AS DEM ONES ARE sh*t
IZ NEW CLUCH INCUDED IN SAIL?
WILL U TAK 150 FOR CULLECSHUN 2NYT M9?

Welly
The moderator formally known as Welton...."
by trufflehunt
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: noisy brakes
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Re: noisy brakes

I expect someone with much more knowledge than I will be along soon,
but that sounds rather like the ABS kicking in.
by trufflehunt
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'Nuther One Bites the Dust
Replies: 6
Views: 479

'Nuther One Bites the Dust

Just to say my 406 packed up on me last December halfway up the A38 to Bristol. HIgh pressure pump had failed. As I'd already been mentally adding up the various items that needed sorting before the MOT that was due In February, I kind of gave up at that point, and let it go. Must say, in 40+ years ...
by trufflehunt
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Washing your own car - a dying hobby?
Replies: 65
Views: 3516

Re: Washing your own car - a dying hobby?

I always wash my own car. Why spend £5 or £6 minimum when I can do it myself.
It's hardly backbreaking.

Where I live, though, rural roads, lanes, murk, cow pats, and horses....
you only have to go out once in the car, and it's starting to look dirty again,
so I don't wash it very often.
by trufflehunt
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Time to move on again?
Replies: 12
Views: 1103

Re: Time to move on again?

A doctor, a social acquaintance, told me that the reason she left the profession was the pressure on her to always be correct in diagnoses. When I was a kid, I suffered from lots of allergies, and a skin condition, eczema. When hydrocortisone was discovered it became the cure-all for eczema. Doctors...
by trufflehunt
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Time to move on again?
Replies: 12
Views: 1103

Re: Time to move on again?

Put loosely, your first job above sounds like a project co-ordinator. Which you enjoyed. You've clearly outlined your dissatisfaction with your current job, once you've cleared up someone else's mess, and now presumably have time to look around and see the job for what it currently is. The job offer...