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by rwb
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2-EHN Cetane improver
Replies: 30
Views: 2920

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: 8182

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: 2048

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: 2920

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: 2920

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: 2920

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: 2048

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: 4185

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: 9901

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.
by rwb
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Washing your own car - a dying hobby?
Replies: 65
Views: 9901

Re: Washing your own car - a dying hobby?

Congratulations Sam & Becca.

I guess we'll all have to take back control of washing our cars when all the eastern Europeans are deported.
by rwb
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Pug pictures
Topic: The Defender
Replies: 12
Views: 3501

Re: The Defender

... heavy duty diesel engine oi ... soot holding characteristics ... So these are the ACEA E specs. Interesting. It's disgusting how the oil on the 407 goes black almost immediately compared to the 406 where it was still golden after 6k. How do I work out which E is suitable for C2? Looks like E6 o...
by rwb
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 63 MPG! Well impressed!
Replies: 31
Views: 4575

Re: 63 MPG! Well impressed!

The 407 2.2 petrol did 20mpg when used as a shopping trolley, but I got 46 out of it on my usual run. It certainyl does depend on temperature. I offer the following two hypotheses: (1) the car over-fuels itself when it's cold to try to warm itself up, and (2) when the air is cold there is more of it...
by rwb
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 63 MPG! Well impressed!
Replies: 31
Views: 4575

Re: 63 MPG! Well impressed!

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by rwb
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 63 MPG! Well impressed!
Replies: 31
Views: 4575

Re: 63 MPG! Well impressed!

Managed to get 1000 miles out of a tank on the 407 2.2 HDi. It's a slow job though, and everything has to work out just right -- the stars have to align.

Should be possible on the 406 Siemens 90 but the closest I ever got was 915.
by rwb
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My mum's tales of woes
Replies: 10
Views: 2077

Re: My mum's tales of woes

Should I be putting premium in the 2.0 180?