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by steve_earwig
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2323
Views: 160649

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Beauty? It reminds me I still need to clear up and make some space so I can get the metalwork in :( I'm not even sure how you'd do that back in Blighty, maybe a ring main and definitely a separate feed for the lights with a lower amperage fuse ('cos running sockets and lights off a 16 amp fuse seems...
by steve_earwig
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2323
Views: 160649

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I've never tried to build one either :shock: I did have a guy lined up to build one but that was before I decided to build it in the corner and it'll have to be built largely in place. I have stacks of wood hanging about and I know it would make more sense to build it out of wood, but I'm crap with ...
by steve_earwig
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2323
Views: 160649

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I'm afraid that actually sounds reasonable to me, 4.5 hours labour probably makes up almost half of the total. At least you know about the brakes in advance and can shop around for those. You could possibly DIY them too (or are you still on the street with it?) but the bearing could well be a differ...
by steve_earwig
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: Volvo MOT Pass - 10th year in a row
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: Volvo MOT Pass - 10th year in a row

There in lies the rub, if it did get smashed you'd only get the same money for the car if you'd never bothered to wash it and treated it as a battering ram :frown: Are the tails LED's? They're all LED's on yoyoII, apart from the number plate lamps which I suspect are incandescents as one of them's d...
by steve_earwig
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: Volvo MOT Pass - 10th year in a row
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: Volvo MOT Pass - 10th year in a row

Congratulations! Come to think of it, that's a very long time to actually have the same car... :shock:
by steve_earwig
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Bodywork (non-styling)
Topic: going to have a go at welding the sills !
Replies: 21
Views: 710

Re: going to have a go at welding the sills !

If it's something you envision using for all sorts of other repairs, projects etc. then it'll soon pay for itself, otherwise if this is it and then it'll sit in the back of your shed for the rest of time then it's not worth getting one. Certainly not if you can get the whole job done for less than t...
by steve_earwig
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: 5175 E9 REAR SUSPENSION ARM
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: 5175 E9 REAR SUSPENSION ARM

The spare wheel well is part of the boot floor pressing. Of course it could be removed but that would be pretty unrealistic, loads of cutting, loads of welding. I doubt a new bolt would be that expensive but cutting a hole would probably be ok if you can patch it up effectively.
by steve_earwig
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Bodywork (non-styling)
Topic: going to have a go at welding the sills !
Replies: 21
Views: 710

Re: going to have a go at welding the sills !

But you can't put a fire out with a gas-less mig :shock: I've had a Clarke Pro-90 amp (gas) mig for probably getting on for 30 years, it's been used for all sorts of things, not just rusty cars. I'm just about to make some stairs with it, although I'm secretly hoping it goes bang and gives me the ex...
by steve_earwig
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Happy New Year

or at least mass murder is kept to a minimum...

A Happy New Year to all, have a pleasant trip around the sun :cheesy:
by steve_earwig
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: 5175 E9 REAR SUSPENSION ARM
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: 5175 E9 REAR SUSPENSION ARM

Splendid :cheesy: Getting the other one is probably a wise precaution. It took me a while to figure it out but that's the upper arm, I don't think we've seen those rotting out before but years sitting covered in road rubbish and salt will do that. I suspect you'll need your rear wheel alignment look...
by steve_earwig
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Christmas
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: Christmas

If your kids are growned up or you don't have any then it's pretty meaningless, so you may as well treat it as just another bank holiday with bigger meals and crap on the telly. We spent ours at t'wife's aunty's, she had no idea which of her kids (kids? They're in their 40's!) would turn up but she ...
by steve_earwig
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: ROLLING COAL
Replies: 17
Views: 646

Re: ROLLING COAL

Hi there, welcome :cheesy: Get it to do what? :shock: Rolling coal Rolling coal is the practice of modifying a diesel engine to increase the amount of fuel entering the engine in order to emit large amounts of black or grey sooty exhaust fumes into the air. Now why on earth would you want to do that...
by steve_earwig
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: P1198 error code - Peugeot 406 HDi
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: P1198 error code - Peugeot 406 HDi

That P1198 for a SID801 (Siemens) comes up as "Diesel high pressure monitoring. Flow regulator (VCV) at stop." I.e. not enough fuel pressure even with the flow regulator fully open, presumably this is showing up when you need more/all fuel pressure under heavy acceleration and there isn't enough. Ad...
by steve_earwig
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Christmas
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: Christmas

Thanks chaps! Likewise, wishing all a happy Christmas and a merry New Year :cheesy:
by steve_earwig
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!
Replies: 209
Views: 30079

Re: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!

I was thinking 475 quid would pick you up a gearbox plus ecu/bsi/transploder there but I guess it wouldn't pay for your time. I just worry it's a damn nightmare that will only get worse. (unlike a slushmatic) I think things have moved on with them a great deal since the last time you drove one, no l...