Search found 3549 matches

by highlander
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: car manual
Replies: 9
Views: 2525

Re: car manual

Unfortunately I'm not aware of online versions of the manuals for older cars. The 2002 guide should be useful to some extent, excepting that the COM2000 control stalk was introduced part-way through 2001 during the series' change from part-multiplex to fully-multiplex wiring. Because your car was bu...
by highlander
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: car manual
Replies: 9
Views: 2525

Re: car manual

All the owners manuals for Peugeots are available here:

http://public.servicebox.peugeot.com/ddb/
by highlander
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ramps or Axle Stands?
Replies: 12
Views: 3540

Re: Ramps or Axle Stands?

Welly wrote:Used to work with someone who's car fell on him crushing his cheek bone and eye socket. 'Scar face' we used to call him.
Whaddya call a guy with a car on his head?

I don't know, what DO you call a guy with a car on his head?

Jack!
by highlander
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MOT time again
Replies: 10
Views: 2881

Re: MOT time again

Good luck sir! The handbrakes on these are indeed a pain in the bum. Mark.W replaced all the discs, shoes, and cables for my handbrakes when he visited; the cables on mine were all stretched out and knackered over time. Cheap parts, which is a plus, and readily-available, which is another. Haven't h...
by highlander
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Viewing 2nd hand cars - the Camera does lie....
Replies: 10
Views: 2776

Re: Viewing 2nd hand cars - the Camera does lie....

If you're looking at 107's, C1's and others in the 60+ mpg group, you'll pay for that. I think also why their prices stay up is that they're quite reliable. Was the 107 / C1 / Aygo not the car that some driving schools banned the use of because of poor visibility due to the MASSIVE pillar between t...
by highlander
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MOT time again
Replies: 10
Views: 2881

Re: MOT time again

Good luck sir. Not that you need it; you take damned good care of your car. Stop fretting; they may be busy! I had my old saloon dropped off for an MOT once at 8:00 AM and I heard nothing. I phoned them at 4:30 PM as I was going to need it to get home that night, and was told it was just going on to...
by highlander
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wheeler Dealers TV show - Ed China leaving
Replies: 12
Views: 2467

Re: Wheeler Dealers TV show - Ed China leaving

Literally the whole point of Wheeler Dealers is that when you are buying and selling cars, you are Mike, and when you are fixing cars, you are Ed. That's why Ed shows you how to fix the cars, and gives you tips on how to achieve the results he gets. There is no labour cost if it's you that's wieldin...
by highlander
Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Driving according to the road conditions
Replies: 8
Views: 2353

Re: Driving according to the road conditions

Drivers indicating right at roundabouts when they're actually heading straight on - a new phenomenon. Drivers approaching side road junctions at eleventy miles an hour making you think they're coming straight out at you :frown: I have noticed these more lately too. And I hate it. The Wifely Person ...
by highlander
Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fingers crossed for Rufus
Replies: 51
Views: 9311

Re: Fingers crossed for Rufus

Poor little bugger; at least he isn't in pain any more.

I'm very sorry for your loss :(
by highlander
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Oh deer.
Replies: 14
Views: 4011

Re: Oh deer.

Doggy wrote:On closer inspection, it looks like the plastic wing is mangled and the headlight unit obliterated, but the puddle is deer juices
Fixed that for you.

Glad all are OK. You'll be eating pre-tenderised venison steaks for a while, though. Hope you don't end up with gout!
by highlander
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A pleasant Insurance renewal surprise
Replies: 7
Views: 1894

Re: A pleasant Insurance renewal surprise

I've stuck with Admiral for several years in a row, because my renewal price with them has been lower than the best quote received via the Meerkat or the StupidDamnedOperaSinger.com Golden rule: if your insurer puts your premium up, despite no at-fault crashes or new points on your license since las...
by highlander
Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Highlander went to France
Replies: 2
Views: 973

Highlander went to France

I was in the south of France for a few days last week, doing a network upgrade job. Flew Aberdeen -> Paris CDG, Paris CDG -> Biarritz, then got a hire car for the 50 minute drive over to Sailes-de-Bearns, where my hotel was. The base was within a 10 minute drive from there. The hire car was a Peugeo...
by highlander
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2591
Views: 221928

Re: and today i have mostly been...

steve_earwig wrote:I did also think of walking down their garden with a sprayer full of NAPALM but that'd be pretty COOL
Corrected your statement, sir.
by highlander
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2591
Views: 221928

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Oh, and concerning your asshole cat-shooting neighbours - try this gem I read about on Pistonheads: Big bag of frozen sausages from Asda. Other supermarkets are available but you're up north. Hammer them into his lawn vertically. Wait until thawed, and every bird/badger/hedgehog/dog/fox in the area ...
by highlander
Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2591
Views: 221928

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Our previous cat was a ginger long-hair Persian. Very good-natured cat, and one of the breed traits is that they are a "people-person" type of cat, with a tendency to latch on to one particular human and be super-clingy to that human. We called him Smeagol, after the creature that eventually became ...