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rupesmcd
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Anyone else noticed the number of users on this forum?

Post by rupesmcd » Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:49 am

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Post by steve_earwig » Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:17 am

Is that good or bad? I'd think there were substantially more 406s owners, even just in the UK, which probably means the majority of them don't go wrong much :?
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Post by OllieNZ » Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:29 am

steve_earwig wrote:Is that good or bad? I'd think there were substantially more 406s owners, even just in the UK, which probably means the majority of them don't go wrong much :?
That and considerably less people can tell the difference between a screwdriver and a spanner these day

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Post by PeterN » Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:25 pm

I must admit that my 406 Hdi has been one of the most reliable cars I have owned but they are a lot more complicated than earlier ones so the forum is excellent for those obscure faults that pehaps only one other person has had - thanks 406oc.co.uk

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Post by rupesmcd » Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:12 am

This is the '406' forum, and there are '4066' members! :shock:
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Post by Rolebama » Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:38 pm

When I first bought my 406 I had a look around for relevant Forums and found four. This one was by far the most active.
One of the negatives I have noticed on some Forums is that as the cars become older and more 'affordable', so the number of younger members, who only want to know how to make them go faster increases. Then, when they have all blown them up and moved on, the Forum seems to die. How do I boost my turbo pressure and increase the fuelling seems to be the most common question on older diesel Forums, promptly followed by dyno rating posts.
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Post by Doggy » Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:31 pm

Rolebama wrote:When I first bought my 406 I had a look around for relevant Forums and found four. This one was by far the most active.
One of the negatives I have noticed on some Forums is that as the cars become older and more 'affordable', so the number of younger members, who only want to know how to make them go faster increases. Then, when they have all blown them up and moved on, the Forum seems to die. How do I boost my turbo pressure and increase the fuelling seems to be the most common question on older diesel Forums, promptly followed by dyno rating posts.
Not sure we're so different, just a bit older! :oops:
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Post by GingerMagic » Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:40 pm

When I was a lad I wanted my first car ( a Morris Marina ) to go faster, handle better (!) and be able to attract the girls... :oops:

Now I'm older, I want to make my car as standard looking as possible, be as economic and reliable as possible but still be a bit quicker....

I'm a ginge so I couldn't attract the girls no matter what I drive.. :cheesy:
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Post by Welly » Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:04 am

I thought it was well documented that we select and do stuff to our cars to impress other MEN :o
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Post by Rolebama » Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:53 am

Personally, I only ever did up my cars for myself. Other people may have been impressed, or they may have had negative thoughts about what I did.
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Post by steve_earwig » Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:19 am

Welly wrote:I thought it was well documented that we select and do stuff to our cars to impress other MEN :o
That's probably true, all most wimmin care about is what colour it is (and if it's got somewhere to hang the handbag :supafrisk: )
GingerMagic wrote:my first car ( a Morris Marina )
You too huh? I'll bet you didn't comprehensively kill yours...
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2004 D9 2.0 HDi 110 Estate lhd VF38ERHZF81657352 - sold but being very well looked after.
1991 Yamaha TDM850 - fuel leaks galore!
2008 Toyota Recall4 2.0 VVTI ATM LHD JTMBH31V90D007261 - flimsy piece of crap.
1953 Matchless G3LS - It's alive!!

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Post by Welly » Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:46 am

steve_earwig wrote: I'll bet you didn't comprehensively kill yours...
I thought that being a Marina owner it was your duty to try to kill it, granted you did a spectacular job on yours :shock:
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2005 Volvo S40 T5 a bit pampered
2010 Citroen C4 1.6 HDi turbo de' explosions
2010 Renner Twingo refreshingly simple

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Post by Doggy » Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:48 pm

steve_earwig wrote:all most wimmin care about is what colour it is (and if it's got somewhere to hang the handbag :supafrisk: )
Not entirely true, asking if they'd tried the Lotus position seemed fairly effective. :wink:
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