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by Captain Jack
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tick tock...
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: Tick tock...

Utter BS. I am going to buy a 1970's Lada with knackered piston rings and drive it around Bristol.

That'll be the real death of High Street. What a way to reduce footfall.
by Captain Jack
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New car suggestions
Replies: 37
Views: 2059

Re: New car suggestions

Doggy wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:31 pm
...and reflecting on how nice it was like to be let out at junctions.

disable the stop-start every trip and hopefully save yourself £2k on a clutch+dmf
I hate stop-start.

Still, I won't be driving it much - I am still in my 407.
by Captain Jack
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New car suggestions
Replies: 37
Views: 2059

Re: New car suggestions

Uhh.... we bought an X3, 2012 2.0d. It's actually lovely to sit in and has decent power.

Hope it lasts and doesn't cost the earth in repairs. Happily, there are plenty of diag cables for sale for that dealer level diagnostics so hopefully I can do a lot myself.
by Captain Jack
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 'stricter' MOTs...
Replies: 32
Views: 4061

Re: New 'stricter' MOTs...

My FAP-less 407 has once again passed MOT with no advisories (OK, they did have to replace the number plate bulbs...). Emissions limit applied is 3.0 with a note saying they couldn't find the sticker (don't think they looked). Curiously the MOT advisory from last year has been withdrawn on the gov s...
by Captain Jack
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New car suggestions
Replies: 37
Views: 2059

Re: New car suggestions

Welp, after all the faff, we are still no closer to getting a new car (or sleep for that matter). Got a nice new driveway instead though! 20190830_120201.jpg We did go look at the CX-5 2.2 diesel and it was "nice". No low end grunt, though, and all seems to come after 2000rpm in one big lump (remind...
by Captain Jack
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New car suggestions
Replies: 37
Views: 2059

Re: New car suggestions

I did look at Renners briefly and I am scared of them falling apart. Can't be worse than a Peugeot though!

Thanks for this - will take a closer look.
by Captain Jack
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New car suggestions
Replies: 37
Views: 2059

Re: New car suggestions

Welly wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:42 am
All the 'no sleep' nonsense won't last long :)
So I am told....
I would go for a Kia Sportage with the 1.7 diesel engine.
Hrm... seems like 1.6L HDI hauling the 508 barge all over again. :wink:
by Captain Jack
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New car suggestions
Replies: 37
Views: 2059

Re: New car suggestions

rwb wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:28 pm
IIRC Sam had a Dacia and liked it.
Those are basically Renners, I think. Not sure I want one - again seems like a thing that will fall apart quickly.
by Captain Jack
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New car suggestions
Replies: 37
Views: 2059

Re: New car suggestions

Hope your daughter found it easier with twins than us. Pure hell.... And no sleep. Not to mention a massive leak in my wallet. All these SUV thingies are certainly fetching a premium. Anything remotely recent (2015+) are up in 15k range! Heck, I might as well buy a Range Rover Evoque thing or a nice...
by Captain Jack
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New car suggestions
Replies: 37
Views: 2059

New car suggestions

So, after an addition to our family, times two, it's time to replace the car. No, not the 407 - my wife's Swift. With two babies and a twin pram thing in the boot, there's literally no space for anything else (shopping etc.). Even the 407 is a tad on the small side and I have to push my seat forward...
by Captain Jack
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues
Replies: 7
Views: 989

Re: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues

Yeah, fly by wire this one, so a motorised throttle body here.

SWMBO is back. Seems to be better - occasionally drops to below 600rpm causing a judder but no stalls.

Hopefully it will get better as time goes on.
by Captain Jack
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues
Replies: 7
Views: 989

Re: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues

Thanks chaps. Did another "reset" today and sent the wife off for a drive - we'll see if she comes back in one piece. I had a look around and the throttle body can be removed relatively easily. Annoyingly I would need to drain the coolant if I was to replace it. It looked clean*... Couldn't find the...
by Captain Jack
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues
Replies: 7
Views: 989

Re: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues

Have been reading that battery replacement can indeed cause these issues and it has to "relearn"? :roll:
by Captain Jack
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues
Replies: 7
Views: 989

Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues

Sorry it's not 406 related but we allow Volvos here, so why not Suzuki :) Anyway, my wife's Swift (2009, 1.5L petrol) has some odd issues with idling and cutting out. It seems to idle at 400-500 rpm and feels very lumpy. Often when changing gear, or doing anything that would allow an engine to get t...
by Captain Jack
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 'stricter' MOTs...
Replies: 32
Views: 4061

Re: New 'stricter' MOTs...

Good decision. I am in the mindset that if I know that my car is OK or will be OK for a while to come after work xyz is done, then I am keeping it. New* cars have far too many unknowns and will probably cost you more than you paid for the car in the first place. Especially older cars, like 406s. My ...