My Old Mowtah

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Re: My Old Mowtah

Post by Bailes1992 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:47 am

Welly wrote:
Not sure how this new breed of stressed and emissions strangled cars will fair.....

I'm optomistic. I mean we thought nothing up VW or Mitsubushi or even Subaru bringing out a 300bhp 2.0 4pot engine but everyone looses their minds at a 140bhp 1.0 3potter. Why? Everything is beefed up to cope.

I know of a 2010 Renault Kangoo 1.5dci on 470k with nothing more than usual wear and tear service items!
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Post by steve_earwig » Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:21 am

There's no problem at all, if you're prepared to bin it at 5 years and buy a new one. 300bhp from a 2 litre? I'm sure that's been designed for the shopping run...
Bailes1992 wrote:a 2010 Renault Kangoo 1.5dci on 470k
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Re: My Old Mowtah

Post by Welly » Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:30 am

Extended service intervals are a big problem IMO. Manufacturers stretching intervals to please the Lease Companies so now we're seeing 5 year old cars than have only had 2 oil changes......

The Shitroen DV6 time bomb is having 6-monthly oil changes I'm just hoping it's enough.
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Post by steve_earwig » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:21 pm

Is it worth losing any sleep over? I mean, is it actually worth much?
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1991 Yamaha TDM850 - fuel leaks galore!
2008 Toyota Recall4 2.0 VVTI ATM LHD JTMBH31V90D007261 - flimsy piece of crap.
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Post by Welly » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:53 pm

Is the Citroen worth much? on paper I guess it would be £3K I dunno it would just be a shame to see it eat itself for the sake of a £40.00 oil change every 6 months, and it's our main transportation solution at the moment so all kinds of sh*t will ensue if it was off the road.

I might even change the oil myself from now on (shock-horror) although I still recall the 406 HDi I did at home and the resultant 'Exxon Valdez' oil spill shocker :shock:

Like this chappy:

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2010 Citroen C4 1.6 HDi turbo de' explosions
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Post by steve_earwig » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:26 pm

Oh dear :lol: I suspect he dropped the plug into the funnel and, er, plugged it.

The only time I ever made a mess was getting the oil from the tray into the bottle, that bit where you think "well, phew the hard bit's over with no accidents, the rest is down... er, down my sleeve :roll: "
Welly wrote: Is the Citroen worth much? on paper I guess it would be £3K I dunno it would just be a shame to see it eat itself for the sake of a £40.00 oil change every 6 months, and it's our main transportation solution at the moment so all kinds of sh*t will ensue if it was off the road.
So it's worth the effort, but I wouldn't worry too much (well, I would, but I worry about everything) as you're doing your level best (well, you could change the oil every 1,000 miles but that would be mad) so if it does go tits-up it won't be because of something you did (even if your mrs insists it is)
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Post by Sonia406 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:17 pm

trem1 wrote:Yea I seen on facebook john had sold it to peter,didn't know if you knew so said nowt. Looks lovely in the pics and the deal allowed Sonia to get miss pug back so win win for all concerned

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