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by trufflehunt
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:28 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?

£9995 in 2003 is coming out as about £16000 on the inflation tool I used ( officialdata something, something ). I lease/purchased a new Astra 1.3 GL in 1981. The price the lease was based on was £5000. ( about £19000 in today's money ). I'd always considered that finance was a mugs game. However, I ...
by trufflehunt
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: A/C in winter
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: A/C in winter

I only live 30 miles up the road from Taunton, and certainly in the last 2 years icing up has not been a problem. Barely a couple of days last winter when I woke to find screens with a light frost on them. The a/c never worked on my 406. However, on the frozen days of yore, my finger headed for that...
by trufflehunt
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2841
Views: 282896

Re: and today i have mostly been...

As it's now illegal, I think, to retail new ebikes that can go more than 15mph, I think the government here would have a hard job trying to go down the tax, insurance route. They're currently looking rather stupid, and retrograde, in their attempts to control the use of e-scooters. In addition, duri...
by trufflehunt
Fri May 29, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Refreshing Power Steering fluid
Replies: 18
Views: 1115

Re: Refreshing Power Steering fluid

Welly wrote: Fri May 29, 2020 1:20 pm

Has anyone noticed any difference after changing the fluid in any car?

Changed the PAS fluid on my 238,000 mile ( lunar module ) Golf last summer.
Used the same method as you.
Yes, it did seem to improve the feel of the steering.
by trufflehunt
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2841
Views: 282896

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Did some shopping today, mid-afternoon. Waitrose, a long empty shelf where the toilet rolls usually are. Asked an assistant if it was like that when they started today. She said they'd had fresh supplies delivered, but everyone had descended on them this morning. All gone by 9.00. Drove to the nearb...
by trufflehunt
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2841
Views: 282896

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I'd go for Option 2, and take the refund.

Italian and modern American cars are not bywords for build quality, and neither is Fiat Chrysler.
Why go for an older one of the same if the newer one self destructs ?
by trufflehunt
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2841
Views: 282896

Re: and today i have mostly been...

steve_earwig wrote: Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:06 pm
And these are meant to be excruciatingly hot chilli peppers
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The innocuous ones are always the worst.
by trufflehunt
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 406 Owner
Replies: 15
Views: 2174

Re: New 406 Owner

Welly wrote: Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:46 pm Not sure what the deal is with those Ford TDCi engines, you either get a really good one that's quiet and behaves itself or a shitter that sounds like a bag-o-spanners and smokes.
They're Fords, sir. They're all shitters after a few years.
by trufflehunt
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 209
Views: 54020

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

Last V5C issued : 8th May 2017
by trufflehunt
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 911

Christmas

Wishing an enjoyable Christmas to one and all.
by trufflehunt
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Head gasket repair
Replies: 8
Views: 1402

Re: Head gasket repair

+1

Good price.
by trufflehunt
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The wonky £1K citron Citroën
Replies: 112
Views: 13148

Re: The wonky £1K citron Citroën

On the other sh*t: offered on a small house in Oldham. Mortgage company have come back with a valuation £3k under the asking price so if the seller won't budge than I'll have to find it. Irritatingly second hand furniture seems to be much cheaper both in Telford and in Huddersfield than it is in Ol...
by trufflehunt
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tick tock...
Replies: 8
Views: 1524

Re: Tick tock...

I'm about 18 miles south of all that, and am in and around Bristol regularly. Probably means goodbye to my Golf TDI. If their proposed scrappage scheme of £2000 extended 600 yards over the border from North Somerset into Somerset...., I'd grab it with both hands. ( Assuming, that is, the offer was c...
by trufflehunt
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: HDI starting issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1898

Re: HDI starting issue

A healthy battery should be showing around 12.6 Volts. My MX5, with its rather old gel (AGM) battery, never shows better than 12.4 Volts. The car starts fine on that. Also on 12.3 if the car has been sat for a week or so. After another stationery week, the voltage will drop to 12.2 Volts. The car wo...
by trufflehunt
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Head gasket repair
Replies: 8
Views: 1402

Re: Head gasket repair

I used it successfully on several cars of my own 10+ years ago. At the time it was well known in the motor trade, but almost unknown to retail customers. I set up a website, and over several years up to 2014, sold about 4,000 bottles.  1. I never ever received any complaints about it blocking up wat...