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by rwb
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New owner
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: New owner

by rwb
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Battery current at rest
Replies: 34
Views: 2380

Re: Battery current at rest

Maybe it is better to connect the multimeter first, then disconnect the battery. In this way, the current is never really cut, but just re-routed via the multimeter. After measuring, reconnect the battery first, then disconnect the multimeter. This procedure will save you from having a disconnected...
by rwb
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2-EHN Cetane improver
Replies: 30
Views: 2201

Re: 2-EHN Cetane improver

Tank 6. (Tank 5 at 75ml.) Computer: 61.5 again Actual: 70.1. Here's a box plot of actual MPG (min, lower quartile, median, upper quartile, maximum) when the computer said 61.5. So clearly this 70.1 is special. I would have put it down to better driving conditions. Previous with 2-EHN and 61.5 comput...
by rwb
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2-EHN Cetane improver
Replies: 30
Views: 2201

Re: 2-EHN Cetane improver

:lol:

Indeed no welly, Welly.
by rwb
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2-EHN Cetane improver
Replies: 30
Views: 2201

Re: 2-EHN Cetane improver

Computer 61.5 again. Actual 67.56.
by rwb
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2-EHN Cetane improver
Replies: 30
Views: 2201

Re: 2-EHN Cetane improver

And another tank.

67.07mpg actual, 61.5 again on the computer.
Had some really bad traffic, a run out to Northampton, and a failed regen so that's better than I expected.
by rwb
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2-EHN Cetane improver
Replies: 30
Views: 2201

Re: 2-EHN Cetane improver

First tank had 25ml of 2-EHN in it. ... Computer said 61.5mpg for the tank. MPG by brim-to-brim is 68.33 The last times the computer said 61.5 the brim-to-brim were: 68.9, 68.3, 68.9, 69, 67.6, 66.7, 67.9. So on the first tank I think my verdict has to be: no difference. Tank two. 75ml of 2-EHN. Ex...
by rwb
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~Tis the Season for misaligned Headlamps tra la la la la~
Replies: 43
Views: 6559

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

Oh just skittle the buggers
by rwb
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Autobox on a HDi
Replies: 17
Views: 1405

Re: Autobox on a HDi

I've noticed a lot of 4 cylinder mercs about over the last few months. I (like to) think it's finance wankers who are desperate for the badge and can't afford to buy let alone run a proper one. I did make an A200 very angry when I left it at the lights. I stopped when I reached 70 and a few seconds ...
by rwb
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2-EHN Cetane improver
Replies: 30
Views: 2201

Re: 2-EHN Cetane improver

Is the 407 trip computer like the 406 where it would settle on the nearest MPG figure that was related to a *l/100km figure? Always used to please me that my HDi90 used to do more MPGees than indicated. My Fords since haven't been so blessed. It's exactly the same: two trips and instantaneous cycle...
by rwb
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2-EHN Cetane improver
Replies: 30
Views: 2201

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 rwb
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2-EHN Cetane improver
Replies: 30
Views: 2201

Re: 2-EHN Cetane improver

That's exactly what I'd read about it. I've just started giving it a go. I'm on my first tank. It'll be a month or so before I have any meaningful statistics. Only put in 25ml as it was dark I the bottle was too shiny to read the markings under the forecourt lights. Will be using 75ml; usually put a...
by rwb
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Autobox on a HDi
Replies: 17
Views: 1405

Re: Autobox on a HDi

Is that the "AL4"?

They need oil changes.

There are uprated valved available for the valve block and a corresponding software update.
by rwb
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: All gone quiet!!!!
Replies: 41
Views: 2794

Re: All gone quiet!!!!

Its heyday seems to have passed. A lot of discussion has moved onto Facebook, which is a bit of a shame as forums are searchable and keep a record of solutions whereas the same answers have to be provided over and over on Facebook. Being a member of a Facebook car group is like being a member of the...
by rwb
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Washing your own car - a dying hobby?
Replies: 65
Views: 7472

Re: Washing your own car - a dying hobby?

Bailes1992 wrote: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.