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by Welly
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Insurance "Black Box" draining battery.
Replies: 12
Views: 3206

Re: Insurance "Black Box" draining battery.

Hello Dai! Our* Twingo has the Smart Wheels BB - it's fitted within the steering column cowling, I too requested daughter welly 'check if the guy needs anything' etc :supafrisk: in my case she actually did though :lol: After the first year it's deactivated remotely so it's still fitted even 2 years ...
by Welly
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: That COVID - How's it affected you?
Replies: 24
Views: 5866

Re: That COVID - How's it affected you?

Glad to hear all is generally ok with peeps. Seems we're all going through the same kinda stuff.
by Welly
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: That COVID - How's it affected you?
Replies: 24
Views: 5866

Re: That COVID - How's it affected you?

One of the sad things is the lack of social interaction possible. As I've become older I've become more self-confident in speaking to people I don't know, I don't mean one of those nutters that tries talking to everyone but I'll catch a glimpse of someone's eye contact or facial expression.....which...
by Welly
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: That COVID - How's it affected you?
Replies: 24
Views: 5866

That COVID - How's it affected you?

Well someone had to ask :o To my family: I've been really busy with work (construction related works have carried on/been encouraged) not had one day off this year - waiting for xmas hols. Mrs_Welly been really busy (care in the community work) keeps getting offered overtime/weekends. Son_Welly - li...
by Welly
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2014 508 2.2HDi GT Auto - what kind of auto?
Replies: 9
Views: 2443

Re: 2014 508 2.2HDi GT Auto - what kind of auto?

I am a fan of the Legacy as it goes, I think the MPG's are a bit lacking and the Road Tax high, but supposed to be a good steer. I even looked at a .........no wait........I can't even sayyyyy........a ........... Le...........xus IS300h hybrid :shock: they've become affordable* but although they ar...
by Welly
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2014 508 2.2HDi GT Auto - what kind of auto?
Replies: 9
Views: 2443

Re: 2014 508 2.2HDi GT Auto - what kind of auto?

Wiggy - thanks for the technical data, gives me a point of research [read: discover ticking time bomb gearbox most likely] Doggy - yes I kinda thought the massage seats would be a one-time only waste of effort. Also "surprised at looking at dizzlers" - yes but then the choice of carriage for our nee...
by Welly
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2014 508 2.2HDi GT Auto - what kind of auto?
Replies: 9
Views: 2443

2014 508 2.2HDi GT Auto - what kind of auto?

Hello my forum friends. A friend* of mine might* be checking out potential new motor carriages for his family main car again. He happened upon an advert for a rather lovely 508 2.2 GT with a slushy g/box. My question is - what type of auto box would it be? hoping not the 'EGS' electro/mechanical box...
by Welly
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Oil extractor question
Replies: 14
Views: 3939

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: 3939

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: 3939

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: 8
Views: 2506

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: 3939

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: 3939

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: 2932
Views: 577347

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: 3137

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 ...