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by trufflehunt
Fri Sep 03, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: old topic, 406 replacement ?
Replies: 18
Views: 5444

Re: old topic, 406 replacement ?

anybody had one of these ? the pug 508, looks , full of kit , complicated ! french electrics !! :frown: I would much rather have a 508 over any Ford! The 508 will be a proper Peugeot and not full of borrowed/cheapened Ford bits. It's a shame French cars still seem to have this "electrics" stigma, m...
by trufflehunt
Tue May 04, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I can haz a new Car and a free.......
Replies: 24
Views: 3509

Re: I can haz a new Car and a free.......

. Great to hear you're doing well, Welly. You mentioned , as I recall, also steering clear of grains. What did you actually mean by that ? I eat bread, but stay away from white, and stick to wholegrain . So, interested in what you meant by grains. Also cerealss ..., do you mean sweetened cereals ? ...
by trufflehunt
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Christmas...
Replies: 2
Views: 1001

Christmas...

Just to wish you a Merry Christmas , and a healthy and fulfilling year to come.
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: 6293

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: 2814

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: 2932
Views: 579453

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: 5712

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: 2932
Views: 579453

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: 2932
Views: 579453

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: 2932
Views: 579453

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: 6424

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: 226
Views: 88808

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: 2479

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: 3617

Re: Head gasket repair

+1

Good price.