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by Doggy
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worsening driving standards
Replies: 24
Views: 712

Re: Worsening driving standards

That's a real eye-catching tractor unit you've got there, so much so you might not notice the odd metre of mobile home sticking out either side.
by Doggy
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worsening driving standards
Replies: 24
Views: 712

Re: Worsening driving standards

I think road safety has much to do with making your intentions clear. No hard and fast rule for roundabouts, I straight line them in the car if no ones about, if it's busy I do it proper like.
by Doggy
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: air bag ECU
Replies: 22
Views: 612

Re: air bag ECU

Could be. Those are all the detonators - use caution. :supafrisk: I would look for something common to all 4 circuits - the control unit itself, it's multipole connector and it looks like there's a bunch of connectors (one for each cct) right at the front of the console or under the radio. Bear in m...
by Doggy
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worsening driving standards
Replies: 24
Views: 712

Re: Worsening driving standards

Sometimes, but most still have some inkling that it might not be a good idea. Just back from a 9am delivery in Guildford, a truly joyous experience. The car park that is the M25 still hosts a thriving colony of Lemmings, their favourite manoeuvre being the HGV pincers where two cars over and underta...
by Doggy
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2199
Views: 125047

Re: and today i have mostly been...

NO need to smug Welton. Might I gently point out that metric measurements will be phased out from 11:00 29/03/2019?

Anyone failing to transition to imperial units thereafter is liable to summary removal from these shores.
by Doggy
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 156
Views: 22542

Re: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s

dirtydirtydiesel wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:01 pm
:arrowu: I was tempted by this Welter's old boy
Until I saw it's an auto :roll:
Hate the thing's.
Same here, also not an estate - but thank you for the thought.
by Doggy
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2199
Views: 125047

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I spent several hours trying to get a lawnmower to run right, only to discover the petrol can was mostly full of water cos my son left the cap off in the rain......
:roll:
by Doggy
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci
Replies: 45
Views: 1497

Re: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci

The worst thing about it so far honestly is that nobody lets you out at any junction, or extends any courtesy to you in any form. My indicators work and are used - a lot - and I do let people out at junctions, move into the right lane to let people out of petrol stations beside dual-carriageway roa...
by Doggy
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2199
Views: 125047

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Sorry to hear that Steve, it's always hard but deep down you know when it's time.
Doesn't make it any easier though.
Feel for you.
by Doggy
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: 2.0. v 2.2 Hdi engines.
Replies: 17
Views: 684

Re: 2.0. v 2.2 Hdi engines.

Technically, I always drive like a grandad too.
by Doggy
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: 2.0. v 2.2 Hdi engines.
Replies: 17
Views: 684

Re: 2.0. v 2.2 Hdi engines.

Just rocked up in Carlisle, en route to Glasgow for a mate's retirement do tomorrow nite.
So far 240 miles including half an hour of stop/start stuff around the A1/M18&M62 junctions, average 55 mph, 52.4 mpg.
Not too shabby, methinks. 8)
by Doggy
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello from Spain.
Replies: 11
Views: 464

Re: Hello from Spain.

Hi and welcome aboard. 8)
by Doggy
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2199
Views: 125047

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Guess it depends on which bit of the UK you're familiar with, loads of abandoned dwellings in Cumbria and the less populated bits of Scotland, (no doubt other places too). Rural France is much the same, the locals have no desire to own an old house in the country, they see it as risking high mainten...
by Doggy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2199
Views: 125047

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Amazing. It's certainly coming along. 8)
by Doggy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: 2.0. v 2.2 Hdi engines.
Replies: 17
Views: 684

Re: 2.0. v 2.2 Hdi engines.

My driving is mostly main road / m-way which clearly helps, but..... My first 2.2 HDi recorded 42/43 mpg and occasionally 45/6 in favourable conditions. I did 80k+ miles in it, mostly after installing the '180' map. Swapped to the current car in 2012, it was roughly 1 mpg better from day 1. Losing t...