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by Welly
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi DPF tested at 10 years old, 80k miles, how bad is it?
Replies: 23
Views: 1984

Re: 1.6HDi DPF tested at 10 years old, 80k miles, how bad is it?

I'm staggered by the cost of new cars, I saw a Video recently explaining that manufacturers have increased the list price of cars in line with the popularity of PCP deals having 'balloon' future values etc. they are pretty much forcing PCP on us which is a scheme in itself under scrutiny by financia...
by Welly
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi DPF tested at 10 years old, 80k miles, how bad is it?
Replies: 23
Views: 1984

Re: 1.6HDi DPF tested at 10 years old, 80k miles, how bad is it?

Blooming hell that looks a nice cabin 8)
by Welly
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi DPF tested at 10 years old, 80k miles, how bad is it?
Replies: 23
Views: 1984

Re: 1.6HDi DPF tested at 10 years old, 80k miles, how bad is it?

It's all about work ; the money and our lives I mean. I fell into Construction Industry Contracting and kinda got stuck with it, I'm a Cost Estimator, Bid Manager, Buyer, Contracts Manager, HR Department, Sales & Purchase Ledger - I've ended up doing the lot for a small company. The industry pay isn...
by Welly
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: ABS fault - dodgy brake pedal
Replies: 6
Views: 1925

Re: ABS fault - dodgy brake pedal

replacing the splash plates, the handbrake shoes and fittings, and all the handbrake cables Legend* has it that in certain parts of France when the Prisons get too full you get served this job instead of a custodial sentence; they only give you an adjustable spanner and flat-head screwdriver to com...
by Welly
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2846
Views: 322279

Re: and today i have mostly been...

steve_earwig wrote: Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:07 am BMW badge but then I'd have to paint the whole sodding thing black :roll:
Ah but at least then you'll be able to park it anywhere to suit YOU and you can pull out sharply in front of the Missus when she's taking the bins out :P
by Welly
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2846
Views: 322279

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Oh wow I'm jealous now, is that the Cabriolet version with the optional 'rear steering input' pack?
by Welly
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2846
Views: 322279

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Funny* you should say that about Cat theft - someone else lost a 'precious' breed of Cat in our area recently; like the Cat was scooped up and gone. Is there really that sort of low life Oxygen thieves that would pinch someone's cat [/shakes head] Green Chilli's - my Sister reckons if you leave a Gr...
by Welly
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brake servicing - copper slip rant
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Brake servicing - copper slip rant

The Citroen had new rear discs and pads fitted at a garage 2 years ago (15,000 miles) recently I detected brake binding when the car was at a rest. I stripped them down yesturday and the pads at the rear were all jammed up in the calipers, no sign of any lubrication (or if there had been a bit of co...
by Welly
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2846
Views: 322279

Re: and today i have mostly been...

No sign of the cat now so we're now at the stage of getting used to him not being around :( I've got a chilli plant growing right now and I've also re-potted it twice into quite a sizable pot and a large plant with loads of green chilli's dangling from it :shock: along with coriander these chilli's ...
by Welly
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: *GONE - but never to be forgotten* 2.2 HDi GTX Estate worth rescuing...
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: 2.2 HDi GTX Estate worth rescuing...

Wow that sounds like a good car to rescue! you've looked after it well it seems. Did you know that the Peugeot fuel 'additive' isn't the sort of stuff you buy and add yourself (like injector cleaner/fuel booster etc) rather it is an 'eolys' fluid automatically dosed into the fuel tank and allows the...
by Welly
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2846
Views: 322279

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Daughter_Welly has put a message on the community Farcebook page and had quite a few responses from people willing to check around etc. She also went around pinning laminated 'missing cat' notices around the community.......one snooty old %$&? said she was 'damaging' the tree with drawing pins :frow...
by Welly
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: ENGINE TAPPING THROUGH TO 3000 RPM
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Re: ENGINE TAPPING THROUGH TO 3000 RPM

What about the bottom pulley for the aux belts?

These used to fail on HDi's and make a horrible ticking noise. Tell-tale signs are a brown coloured 'dust' or even bits of swarf around the area of the pulley. The noise develops when the vibration dampening mechanism fails inside the pulley.
by Welly
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2846
Views: 322279

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Our Norwegian Forrester Cat has been missing since that very hot day last Weds :(

It's bizarre because it's just like someone has taken him away, keep expecting to see him and keep looking out for him but nothing :cry:
by Welly
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: A/C in winter
Replies: 8
Views: 772

Re: A/C in winter

The a/c is disabled below a certain low ambient temp on all cars - on my volvo it's disabled below -7 deg C to prevent hydrostatic lock and blowing the safety valve. You should try a new tactic in winter.....do not use the a/c! In winter the air outside is dry and more than capable of defrosting a m...
by Welly
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi DPF tested at 10 years old, 80k miles, how bad is it?
Replies: 23
Views: 1984

1.6HDi DPF tested at 10 years old, 80k miles, how bad is it?

Following the massive labour savings on my DIY serving lately; I decided I wanted to find out the condition/levels of the Eolys Fluid and the DPF; having been advised that most PSA dizzlers will need at least a new Eolys 'pouch' at around 80k.... My friendly garage hooked up his Bosch Diagnostic and...