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General Car Chat / Re: another oil ??
« on: 09 December 2019, 22:58:23 »
Don't know much about Peugeots but on a lot of modern engines it's essential to use 5W30 or better otherwise the engine suffers valve problems eventually (Ford Zetec springs to mind)
i,d better warn him then. its on a 59 plate

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General Car Chat / another oil ??
« on: 09 December 2019, 22:10:51 »
i posted a comment about my nieghbours excessive oil usage in a pug 1.4 petrol car. at the time he told me on a 120ml trip he needed to put 2ltrs in it. he also remarked that apart from that it runs smoothly. its reccomended to use 0.30 , 5 .30 & 10.30 according to ep,s fitment details . anyhow he asked me if i had any oil whilst he could get some . i had about 15ltrs left of gm 10/40 so he topped up with some of that. i,ve not seen him for a week but today he told me the oil situation has been ok.

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General Car Chat / egr cleaner
« on: 05 December 2019, 16:34:24 »
i purchased a product which is a spray cannister . the cannister states its for diesel engines for cleaning the egr & intake, would it be ok to use it on a petrol car. personally i cannot see a reason why not. :-\

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General Car Chat / Re: Headlight
« on: 04 December 2019, 20:09:55 »
My issue at night isnít the illumination from my lights. Itís being blinded/dazzled by other people. Me and wifey both wear spectacles and she was having same issue. She just had eye test and bought new glasses with anti glare. She reckons theyíve improved things dramatically. Iím going to have to buy some cos itís got to the stage Iíll avoid driving at night because of it.

I also wear driving specs so I know what you mean about oncoming traffic.  :y
Both of my cars have fiercely bright headlights, which is great for me but not great for others. They also both have Full Beam Assist, which means that they dip when the sensor sees the actual oncoming headlights, whereas I tend to dip just a split second before I see the actual headlights. This function can mean that when approaching a blind bend, you can momentarily blind oncoming traffic for just a split second. For this reason I'm not a particular fan of this function, but others love it. The irony is, if I'm sat behind an older car that thinks I'm on full beam, when I overtake them they stay on full beam to blind me in return, not realising that the cars fitted with super bright headlights are also fitted with some serious anti-dazzle features. Their attempts to blind me just make my mirrors go darker.  ::)
when i worked in germany mid nineties my boss gave me a pair of night driving glasses & they were good. not only did they prevent dazzling but in fog the distance & clarity was enhanced. a couple of weeks ago i spotted an advert for some so i sent for them. i dont do a lot of night driving but i wore them for a 60 ml journey a few nights ago & they were ok. also if one needs glasses for driving they fit quite easily over your specs . not tried them in fog yet though.

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General Car Chat / Re: oil loss
« on: 27 November 2019, 22:56:36 »
a mate has a pug 207 petrol & told me its real heavy on oil usage. the engine is very clean doesnt seem to be spewing any out. it runs spot on , no smoking at all. we are baffled. the engine i know had a new timing belt, valves about 9mths ago. suggestions pls  :y

Which petrol engine? The THP150 (aka N14 in the MINI) generally drinks oil like George Best did alcohol. Known for weak blow-by control (piston rings) and poor head oil control (stem seals and valve guides both wear), coking of the inlet tract & valve backs due to the combination of excessive blow-by and direct injection providing no 'cleaning' effect on the intake..

THP150 is the 1.6 turbocharged engine (and variants).not sure about the engine but i know the cam belt snapped & valve guides, stem
seals were done as they needed doing. original owners couldn,t afford the towage & to pay for timing belt & all the work it entailed to put it back on the road. they eventually told the workshop to keep it & sent the guy the documents in lieu of payment.

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General Car Chat / oil loss
« on: 26 November 2019, 23:33:04 »
 a mate has a pug 207 petrol & told me its real heavy on oil usage. the engine is very clean doesnt seem to be spewing any out. it runs spot on , no smoking at all. we are baffled. the engine i know had a new timing belt, valves about 9mths ago. suggestions pls  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: space saver wheels
« on: 23 November 2019, 23:41:47 »
update - i have managed to obtain two - one is a full size exact match to my original set, but takes all the space in the boot up. toyed with the idea of making a false floor making it level with the top of the wheel, but lost far too much boot hieght.   the other is a 16" space saver . (on its way still ) .that will do.  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: space saver wheels
« on: 21 November 2019, 19:18:44 »
i am after a space saver wheel & tyre.  its for a DS 4 . on it is a 215 55 r17. ( 4 stud ) i have been told a 16" will do as they are 125 80 r16. but the vehicle its intended for has an electric handbrake system & are led to believe that makes a difference to what i buy. up to pres  been looking on ebay with no joy .
since posting i have found out this. in the spare wheel well there is a electric contraption which i thought was some kind of fuel lift pump. but is something to do with the electric handbrake which is an automatic thing.

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General Car Chat / space saver wheels
« on: 21 November 2019, 17:42:15 »
i am after a space saver wheel & tyre.  its for a DS 4 . on it is a 215 55 r17. ( 4 stud ) i have been told a 16" will do as they are 125 80 r16. but the vehicle its intended for has an electric handbrake system & are led to believe that makes a difference to what i buy. up to pres  been looking on ebay with no joy .

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General Car Chat / Re: tyre ?
« on: 13 November 2019, 21:01:40 »
Be in the manual  :y
not for a mig . am i right in saying the further up the alphabet the better the speed rating is
since original posting i have googled & found a r.a.c subject about choosing tyres .  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: tyre ?
« on: 13 November 2019, 20:45:32 »
Be in the manual  :y
not for a mig . am i right in saying the further up the alphabet the better the speed rating is

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General Car Chat / tyre ?
« on: 13 November 2019, 19:57:55 »
when buying tyres what rating is the best to get for regular motorway usage. its been suggested " V " , advise pls  :y

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General Discussion Area / vape cigs
« on: 03 November 2019, 21:15:59 »
 friday morning i had a phone call to say my son had been taken to hospital with a heart attack. he had phoned his doc,s surgery to say he had serious chest pains & they sent an ambulance to take him to hospital. 36 hours later having nothing been found to be wrong with him he was discharged & allowed home. it turned out it was a reaction to a vape cig. how it was diagnosed he had another puff of the thing when he got off the hospital premises & almost immediately got the chest pains back.

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