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by Bailes1992
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~Tis the Season for misaligned Headlamps tra la la la la~
Replies: 43
Views: 7259

Re: ~Tis the Season for misaligned Headlamps tra la la la la

Having had automatic headlights for the last 6 years I have to confess that since having my new Focus 'Style' company car I have driven off several times in the dark without switching my headlights on. :supafrisk: I've had to put some masking tape on my instrument cluster with 'lights' on it to remi...
by Bailes1992
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2-EHN Cetane improver
Replies: 30
Views: 2451

Re: 2-EHN Cetane improver

First tank had 25ml of 2-EHN in it. Recommended dose is 1ml per litre of diesel, so under-dosed. Just put in 75ml of 2-EHN and 61.32 litres of diesel. Tank is about 66 litres. Was expecting it to be slightly down as on this tank I'd been to Bridgnorth for some tyres, done a few extra local journeys...
by Bailes1992
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My brush with the general public (car park ding)
Replies: 9
Views: 1152

Re: My brush with the general public (car park ding)

Last Saturday I watched from the other end of the carpark in Costco a lovely trolley get pushed along by the wind straight into the drivers door of the Missus Duster. Two big dents in the drivers door. :cry: Lucky the scratches in the dent are minimal so I need to find a good PDR guy now to try and ...
by Bailes1992
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2-EHN Cetane improver
Replies: 30
Views: 2451

Re: 2-EHN Cetane improver

My experience with two stroke oil is limited to my 406 1.9TD, my 406 HDi and a hand full of go's with my Mondeo and the Defender. It improves low down torque, quietens the engine down no end and helps to lubricate the fuel system. I remember reading some time ago a story about Mercedes taking a flee...
by Bailes1992
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2-EHN Cetane improver
Replies: 30
Views: 2451

Re: 2-EHN Cetane improver

No 'hard' evidence but a gut feeling built up from experience with different fuels. The other thing worth mentioning is DPF regens. I did try to use supermarket diesel a few times in my Focus but the first thing I noticed was the regens were happening every 300-400miles as opposed to 650-700miles on...
by Bailes1992
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Autobox on a HDi
Replies: 17
Views: 1609

Re: Autobox on a HDi

Just having a google, the AL4 apparently has a specified oil (Esso LT 71141) however in Australia where the gearbox is quite popular they just use regular ATF. You can get 25 litres of Dexron III oil (enough for 6 oil changes) for £40. Hardly breaking the bank and small price to pay compared to repl...
by Bailes1992
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2-EHN Cetane improver
Replies: 30
Views: 2451

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 Bailes1992
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Autobox on a HDi
Replies: 17
Views: 1609

Re: Autobox on a HDi

I think most torque converter gearboxes are pretty well sorted these days. The only issues you hear of are the new breed of dual clutch or CVT boxes. I think the best thing you can do with an autobox is regular oil changes. I wouldn't think twice about buying an automatic HDi but I think I would mak...
by Bailes1992
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: All gone quiet!!!!
Replies: 41
Views: 3246

Re: All gone quiet!!!!

JLR have a huge issue with these engines in both 2.7 and 3.0 format destroying bottom ends, usually because a shell has spun. However I couldn't find one case of a Peugeot having the issue even though they were both made to the same spec on the same line. The only difference between them the JRL ver...
by Bailes1992
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: All gone quiet!!!!
Replies: 41
Views: 3246

Re: All gone quiet!!!!

I had a two 406's before I was 20. :lol:
by Bailes1992
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Washing your own car - a dying hobby?
Replies: 65
Views: 8449

Re: Washing your own car - a dying hobby?

Company Mondeo was taken off me and I've been given a 2014 Focus Zetec 1.6TDCi with 85k on the clock. I often wonder if I put too much thought and money into looking after my own cars with premium fuels, slowing right down for speed bumps & pot holes, using engine oils that are focused more on prote...
by Bailes1992
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Washing your own car - a dying hobby?
Replies: 65
Views: 8449

Re: Washing your own car - a dying hobby?

2014 Ford Mondeo Zetec Business Edition 1.6TDCi.

Well... I never saw that coming. :lol:
by Bailes1992
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Washing your own car - a dying hobby?
Replies: 65
Views: 8449

Re: Washing your own car - a dying hobby?

Picking up my new company car within the hour too which means I have to officially hand the Duster over to Becca. :cry:
by Bailes1992
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Washing your own car - a dying hobby?
Replies: 65
Views: 8449

Re: Washing your own car - a dying hobby?

Had the Dacia for 48 hours now! I like it. It's a very clean example and suprisingly nice to drive. The 1.5DCi engine is a much better engine than the PSA/Ford DV6. It's quieter, smoother and much more responsive. It's also far happier driving down low, even as low as 1200rpm where the DV6 would be ...
by Bailes1992
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Washing your own car - a dying hobby?
Replies: 65
Views: 8449

Re: Washing your own car - a dying hobby?

the modern 1.5DCi is very reliable and even fitted to the current Merc A-Class A180d/A160d Is that really all them nasty little things have in them? Good grief you must have to be desperate for the badge for that to make sense. My Uncle actually bought one about 6 months ago. An A180d AMG-line thin...