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by Bailes1992
Wed May 09, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Peugeot 406 Coupe EV conversion
Replies: 28
Views: 2588

Re: Peugeot 406 Coupe EV conversion

How about replacing the wiring with one from a D8 without the VAN?
by Bailes1992
Wed May 09, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2488
Views: 183942

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I have the offer of a 1 owner, 16k, FMDSH, garaged poverty spec Ford KA on an 08 plate. It's completely rot free and absolutely immaculate in every way for £1000. Can even pay for it in chunks over the next year or two. I'm considering buying it, dowsing it in ACF-50 and throwing it in the back of t...
by Bailes1992
Wed May 09, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sump 'crush' washers - a lesson learned
Replies: 8
Views: 1268

Re: Sump 'crush' washers - a lesson learned

I often heat up copper washers and let them cool before reusing them. Only if I need to however, I have a box of copper washers in the garage which always comes in handy.
by Bailes1992
Wed May 09, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peugeot 508 2.2HDi GT - talk to me...
Replies: 39
Views: 4434

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

Renault Talisman...

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Why can't we have it in the UK! :(
by Bailes1992
Wed May 09, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Glow plug anti-seize?
Replies: 15
Views: 1929

Re: Glow plug anti-seize?

This is the stuff I use on glowplugs and sparkplugs!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FEBI-High-Te ... SwOA1aCvAB
by Bailes1992
Wed May 02, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peugeot 508 2.2HDi GT - talk to me...
Replies: 39
Views: 4434

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

I still don't believe for a second you would get anywhere near the figures advertised without driving like a complete tool. I'm going to try push for a Vauxhall Astra 1.4 Turbo Auto petrol in Sept as a company car. If it's approved it will be interesting to see what sort of fuel economy I get from it.
by Bailes1992
Wed May 02, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peugeot 508 2.2HDi GT - talk to me...
Replies: 39
Views: 4434

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

I also have yet to see an equivalent petrol engine yet anywhere near the fuel economy of it's diesel counterpart. I don't disagree but, Bear in mind that Diesel fuel has a higher energy density per volume than petrol. 11% according to Wikipedia. So when comparing Mpg figures knock 11% off the Diese...
by Bailes1992
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peugeot 508 2.2HDi GT - talk to me...
Replies: 39
Views: 4434

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

Modern diesels aren't half as bad as people make them out to be. I know plenty of people who do nothing but short journeys, fill up with nothing but the cheapest diesel going and neglect to service the car for years on end and they haven't gone wrong. Our Duster does two 3 mile journeys most days, a...
by Bailes1992
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Glow plug anti-seize?
Replies: 15
Views: 1929

Re: Glow plug anti-seize?

Mercedes and febi bilstein produced a ceramic grease designed for glow plugs, spark plugs and DI injectors.

It not cheap, about £20 for a small Vaseline sized pot but seems to be the stuff for the job.
by Bailes1992
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another MOT shake up
Replies: 51
Views: 5969

Re: Another MOT shake up

caprixpack wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:54 pm
What's more annoying is a friends 2009 1.8 tdci dpf equipped focus has a plate figure of 1.75
No DPF on a 1.8TDCi. They're usually quite smokey too. Is that why?
by Bailes1992
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another MOT shake up
Replies: 51
Views: 5969

Re: Another MOT shake up

I think removing an EGR and DPF on anything Euro 5 or newer is a no-no now. That was the issue I had with my previous Focus, knowing all the issues I was having were down to the emmisions equipment and I wasn't going to be able to remove them without worrying every time the fuzz was behind me. My Fa...
by Bailes1992
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel filter conspiracy theorist
Replies: 35
Views: 7515

Re: Fuel filter conspiracy theorist

But the problem with your regime is, You get rid of the car BEFORE you benefit from doing this :? ie: your Mondeo or Focus :roll: My Mondeo had over 150k on the clock when I had to get rid of it. Then it leaked no oil, was spotless under the covers and ran like a Swiss watch. I found out on Wednesd...
by Bailes1992
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel filter conspiracy theorist
Replies: 35
Views: 7515

Re: Fuel filter conspiracy theorist

MB229.5 is specification that builds on ACEA A3/B4 which is a tough, 'high performance' but heavy duty car engine oil. Like you say, most A3/B4 oils meet it. Engines really aren't that fussy. Only thing you have to watch out for is HTHS. HTHS is the viscosity of the oil at 150°c i.e. in turbo bearin...
by Bailes1992
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel filter conspiracy theorist
Replies: 35
Views: 7515

Re: Fuel filter conspiracy theorist

My plan there was to explain that manufacturers look at the cost of ownership over the reasonable lifetime of the vehicle. Thus most manufacturers are happy their gearbox oil will last in one shape or for 10 years or 150k, by which time it's probably on it's way to the scrap yard. But I went off on...
by Bailes1992
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel filter conspiracy theorist
Replies: 35
Views: 7515

Re: Fuel filter conspiracy theorist

'C' rated oils minimise the amount of additives in the oil such as Zinc. They're for DPF's to minimise clogging and modern 3 way catalysts. Your HDI won't see any advantage to using one and it could be said an A3/B4 oil would offer you more protection. I would change the oil filter every 10k and top...