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by trufflehunt
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MOT history gap
Replies: 4
Views: 77

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: 27
Views: 496

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: 2096
Views: 113966

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: 344

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: 344

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: 27
Views: 496

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: 344

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: 344

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...
by trufflehunt
Thu May 24, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GDPR emails
Replies: 13
Views: 344

Re: GDPR emails

Over the last 10+ years, I've run a couple of small one man band retail websites, and accumulated a lot of customers and their email addresses. One of the sites I allowed to fade. The other is current. With the latter, there's a lot of customers who have ordered repeatedly from me. I've sent out the...
by trufflehunt
Thu May 24, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 7 seater wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: 7 seater wanted

I seem to recall that van rentals are quite cheap on weekends. Have you considered perhaps a white Transit, with some added comfort options for the passengers ? http://www.halfords.com/workshop-tools/garage-equipment/garage-essentials/rolson-6-piece-floor-mat-set-120-x-180cm?cm_mmc=Google+PLA-_-Gara...
by trufflehunt
Tue May 22, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Warning to Photobucket Users
Replies: 7
Views: 1029

Re: Warning to Photobucket Users

I've never had a Photobucket account, but noticed this on MX5 forum yesterday..... "... Photobucket looks to have a new management team in place. The huge fees that were introduced a while ago have now been reduced by about 95% and all old 3rd party hosted images in forums across the world have been...
by trufflehunt
Fri May 04, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peugeot 508 2.2HDi GT - talk to me...
Replies: 39
Views: 1286

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

I just think that if manufacturers are going through hoops, DPF's , and I understand Bosch say they have found some new way to make things cleaner......, all for a fuel which is basically dirty, I just think all that energy, R&D, manufacturing.... is going in the wrong direction. In a time when ever...
by trufflehunt
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peugeot 508 2.2HDi GT - talk to me...
Replies: 39
Views: 1286

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

I don't get all the hype about cam chains, there's LOADS of cases where chains stretch Quite. I once owned this.... https://www.flickr.com/photos/23771156@N00/4755139139/in/photostream/ I took it to an independent specialist to change the timing chain. The bill was eye-watering. At which point I de...
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: 12
Views: 476

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: 39
Views: 1286

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..."