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by Welly
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi DPF tested at 10 years old, 80k miles, how bad is it?
Replies: 23
Views: 450

Re: 1.6HDi DPF tested at 10 years old, 80k miles, how bad is it?

With all this Covid ...., I wonder how many people have been caught with their pants down over how to pay their £200, £300, £500 PCP payments. They haven't even got there yet, when the Furlough Scheme (or delayed redundancy scheme as I call it) ends then this is when the pain will start for sure. T...
by Welly
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi DPF tested at 10 years old, 80k miles, how bad is it?
Replies: 23
Views: 450

Re: 1.6HDi DPF tested at 10 years old, 80k miles, how bad is it?

Yes PCP is pretty much a Lease package but with different endings - it certainly allows people to drive cars that would have been out of reach with traditional financing but I do fear manufacturers hike list prices to cover themselves.

How did the Jeep get stolen? if I may ask.
by Welly
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi DPF tested at 10 years old, 80k miles, how bad is it?
Replies: 23
Views: 450

Re: 1.6HDi DPF tested at 10 years old, 80k miles, how bad is it?

I've just used an online inflation calculator "inflationtool" ] It says £10,000.00 in 2003 would now be equal to £14,228.45 (inflation rise of 42.28% 2003 > 2020). I've been watching car manufacturing videos recently, the assembly workers aren't allowed to lift anything so they have power-assisted l...
by Welly
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi DPF tested at 10 years old, 80k miles, how bad is it?
Replies: 23
Views: 450

Re: 1.6HDi DPF tested at 10 years old, 80k miles, how bad is it?

I'm staggered by the cost of new cars, I saw a Video recently explaining that manufacturers have increased the list price of cars in line with the popularity of PCP deals having 'balloon' future values etc. they are pretty much forcing PCP on us which is a scheme in itself under scrutiny by financia...
by Welly
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi DPF tested at 10 years old, 80k miles, how bad is it?
Replies: 23
Views: 450

Re: 1.6HDi DPF tested at 10 years old, 80k miles, how bad is it?

Blooming hell that looks a nice cabin 8)
by Welly
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi DPF tested at 10 years old, 80k miles, how bad is it?
Replies: 23
Views: 450

Re: 1.6HDi DPF tested at 10 years old, 80k miles, how bad is it?

It's all about work ; the money and our lives I mean. I fell into Construction Industry Contracting and kinda got stuck with it, I'm a Cost Estimator, Bid Manager, Buyer, Contracts Manager, HR Department, Sales & Purchase Ledger - I've ended up doing the lot for a small company. The industry pay isn...
by Welly
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: ABS fault - dodgy brake pedal
Replies: 6
Views: 1418

Re: ABS fault - dodgy brake pedal

replacing the splash plates, the handbrake shoes and fittings, and all the handbrake cables Legend* has it that in certain parts of France when the Prisons get too full you get served this job instead of a custodial sentence; they only give you an adjustable spanner and flat-head screwdriver to com...
by Welly
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2841
Views: 282895

Re: and today i have mostly been...

steve_earwig wrote: Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:07 am BMW badge but then I'd have to paint the whole sodding thing black :roll:
Ah but at least then you'll be able to park it anywhere to suit YOU and you can pull out sharply in front of the Missus when she's taking the bins out :P
by Welly
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2841
Views: 282895

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Oh wow I'm jealous now, is that the Cabriolet version with the optional 'rear steering input' pack?
by Welly
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2841
Views: 282895

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Funny* you should say that about Cat theft - someone else lost a 'precious' breed of Cat in our area recently; like the Cat was scooped up and gone. Is there really that sort of low life Oxygen thieves that would pinch someone's cat [/shakes head] Green Chilli's - my Sister reckons if you leave a Gr...
by Welly
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brake servicing - copper slip rant
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Brake servicing - copper slip rant

The Citroen had new rear discs and pads fitted at a garage 2 years ago (15,000 miles) recently I detected brake binding when the car was at a rest. I stripped them down yesturday and the pads at the rear were all jammed up in the calipers, no sign of any lubrication (or if there had been a bit of co...
by Welly
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2841
Views: 282895

Re: and today i have mostly been...

No sign of the cat now so we're now at the stage of getting used to him not being around :( I've got a chilli plant growing right now and I've also re-potted it twice into quite a sizable pot and a large plant with loads of green chilli's dangling from it :shock: along with coriander these chilli's ...
by Welly
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: *GONE - but never to be forgotten* 2.2 HDi GTX Estate worth rescuing...
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: 2.2 HDi GTX Estate worth rescuing...

Wow that sounds like a good car to rescue! you've looked after it well it seems. Did you know that the Peugeot fuel 'additive' isn't the sort of stuff you buy and add yourself (like injector cleaner/fuel booster etc) rather it is an 'eolys' fluid automatically dosed into the fuel tank and allows the...
by Welly
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2841
Views: 282895

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Daughter_Welly has put a message on the community Farcebook page and had quite a few responses from people willing to check around etc. She also went around pinning laminated 'missing cat' notices around the community.......one snooty old %$&? said she was 'damaging' the tree with drawing pins :frow...
by Welly
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: ENGINE TAPPING THROUGH TO 3000 RPM
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: ENGINE TAPPING THROUGH TO 3000 RPM

What about the bottom pulley for the aux belts?

These used to fail on HDi's and make a horrible ticking noise. Tell-tale signs are a brown coloured 'dust' or even bits of swarf around the area of the pulley. The noise develops when the vibration dampening mechanism fails inside the pulley.