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by Welly
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Oil extractor question
Replies: 14
Views: 168

Re: Oil extractor question

The used oil in the Citroen comes out extremely thin/runny I think Diesel fuel gets into the sump on regens so it's nice to know you've added fresh oil just to save the poor thing from more hardship.
by Welly
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Oil extractor question
Replies: 14
Views: 168

Re: Oil extractor question

Doggy wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:31 am wearing gloves
I get through loads of Nitrile Gloves :oops:

That's if you can afford them - seems only now the OMGCOVID fair* pricing scheme is only just settling down - think I paid £10 for 100 gloves 2 weeks ago - they have been more than double that recently :frown:
by Welly
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Oil extractor question
Replies: 14
Views: 168

Re: Oil extractor question

:lol: I think to me it's more about the time; jacking the car, axle stands, wrestle the undertray (then later fabricate some elaborate tie-wraps and washer fixings*) transferring oil between containers..... I do 4 oil changes per year and if there was an economical way of quickly whipping out old oi...
by Welly
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Wanted, steering rack pipe
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Re: Wanted, steering rack pipe

Someone might have something but I think you'll be very lucky if they do.

Might be an idea to speak to a hydraulic hose company to make up a flexi repair piece or something?
by Welly
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Oil extractor question
Replies: 14
Views: 168

Re: Oil extractor question

Some brief 'youtubing' seems to say that you'll be cranking that Pela pump almost every minute to maintain a vacuum, don't think I'd like that.

I saw Lidl's oil pumps recently but the fluid-transfer rate seemed very slow....so much so I read the specs on the packaging and put it back.
by Welly
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Oil extractor question
Replies: 14
Views: 168

Re: Oil extractor question

I see 'Pela' oil pumps talked about with enthusiasm on the Volvo Forum.

TBH I want one because it's a proper PITA wrestling with the undertray and last time I did it on my cold concrete floor it made me feel quite ill with the near constant little knocks to the noggin :(
by Welly
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2846
Views: 296940

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Fatha_Earwig looks a nice man, he has a friendly look about him :D

Have you tried feeding him Whiskey? that might slow him down a bit :lol:
by Welly
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Domestic Lighting cable sizing
Replies: 11
Views: 181

Re: Domestic Lighting cable sizing

Dubious calculation alert: I have 4 x 6 amp MCB's for lighting only. 4 x 6 amp x 240v = 5760 watts max power. 5760 watts/5w LED lamp = I can have 1152 downlighters - I think that will be enough :lol: Bailes - I saw one of those 'electricians day' vids where he was called to a new-build apartment in ...
by Welly
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Domestic Lighting cable sizing
Replies: 11
Views: 181

Re: Domestic Lighting cable sizing

Yes the house is divided into 4 x 6 amp MCB's for Lighting.

I did consider the strength of the cable, I'm not 'pulling' though - one tip I picked up on YouTube was when using 1.0mm then bend the ends over double before inserting into the terminals as they can break when screwed down hard.
by Welly
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Domestic Lighting cable sizing
Replies: 11
Views: 181

Domestic Lighting cable sizing

Our house was built 2003 and all the lighting wiring is 1.5mm T&E. I fitted 12v transformers upstairs running downlights but have started to convert them all to mains power LED's. I was terminating 6 x downlights last weekend and it was a pain getting two cable ends into the fittings' terminal block...
by Welly
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is it too late for a change?
Replies: 24
Views: 760

Re: Is it too late for a change?

Bailes's 'magic gearbox potions' has got to be worth a go? you do hear about so many slushmatics being fixed with better fluid. Our local corner shop keeper used to have a 535d I think in 2008 when it was quite new, he said on the motorway it was stonking and silly numbers would come up on the speed...
by Welly
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is it too late for a change?
Replies: 24
Views: 760

Re: Is it too late for a change?

DDD - the 535 is too much maintenance? what else needs doing? I'd imagine you being pretty good at keeping up with all the usual stuff.
by Welly
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 213
Views: 56509

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

This bit's weird: "I moved the seat and now the Air Bag light is on" Shirley if they've owned it that long and a quick googlage to this here establishment would have that sorted pronto - why mention in it the add? Oh wait a minute! it comes with a "touch up pen"?? ohhhh wow I'm in :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Welly
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Driveshaft popped out.
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: Driveshaft popped out.

My limited knowledge of the innards of a driveshaft UJ tells me the 'tripod' of 'big balls' :supafrisk: detached from their housing and you've shoved them back in and nipped up the small-end of the boot?

Why is this screaming to me that you'll have trouble in the future with it popping out again?
by Welly
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Peugeot 406 Coupe EV conversion
Replies: 101
Views: 14175

Re: Peugeot 406 Coupe EV conversion

I watched the video, the speed increases in a nice linear fashion - exactly what you'd expect from an EV 8)

Well done so far on this project!