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by Captain Jack
Fri May 15, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Car falling apart
Replies: 16
Views: 866

Re: Car falling apart

A tell-tale of the TB failing is a jolty vibration when you stop the engine. rwb had the same issue - seem to fail after 10 years or so.
by Captain Jack
Fri May 15, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Car falling apart
Replies: 16
Views: 866

Re: Car falling apart

I still love the power of my 407 - it's what makes me want to fix it up rather than spends thousands on another car, requiring just as much work. Limp mode - throttle bodies are common failure points and doesn't always come up with EML. Very easy to replace. These engines also seem sensitive to fuel...
by Captain Jack
Thu May 14, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Car falling apart
Replies: 16
Views: 866

Re: Car falling apart

Thanks all. More investigation required. Including where valves are and where I'd fill it up from!
trem1 wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 5:13 pm
pp2k can check the pressure of aircon
Do you recall the menu option? I looked in obvious places but didn't see anything that gave me pressure readings.
by Captain Jack
Thu May 14, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Car falling apart
Replies: 16
Views: 866

Re: Car falling apart

That's not a bad strategy. Those eBay refillers with gauges on - I guess I can just use the gauges without filling it (knowing that it will likely escape anyway).
by Captain Jack
Thu May 14, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Car falling apart
Replies: 16
Views: 866

Car falling apart

My 407 is on its last legs. There's lacquer peeling on the front wing, the interior blower is making a racket when at 100%, ABS fault is ever present, needs a new battery and now my air con died. The air con issue seems to have coincided with the battery going flat and I had to jump start it. It's b...
by Captain Jack
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tick tock...
Replies: 8
Views: 1365

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 2:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New car suggestions
Replies: 37
Views: 5366

Re: New car suggestions

Doggy wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:31 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 12:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New car suggestions
Replies: 37
Views: 5366

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 12:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 'stricter' MOTs...
Replies: 32
Views: 6860

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: 5366

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: 5366

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: 5366

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: 5366

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: 5366

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: 5366

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...