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  1. #991
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    Yeah mate, that's good oil, I've used it before

    Marco.
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  2. #992
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    Just had the engine oil & filter, gearbox oil and air filter changed on the Peugeot Partner 2.0 HDi. Buggers charged me 110!

    Could be worse, I guess oils were charged at about 45 and filters maybe 20, so that's only 35 labour. It's a damn good car, so I guess it's worth it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Buggers charged me 110!

    oils were charged at about 45 and filters maybe 20, so that's only 35 labour
    Was the other tenner to empty the ashtray?

  4. #994
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy S View Post
    Was the other tenner to empty the ashtray?
    Tip.
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    nudge, nudge
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    Time for a change, current car is a Honda CR-V, would prefer to stay with a petrol SUV or 4x4 as I like the higher driving position, I don't have a high mileage just now so the petrol makes more sense but makes the choice more difficult.
    Looking to buy nearly new or ex dem probably.
    Up for selection so far, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, BMW X1 or 3, Audi Q3, Mercedes GLC, or blow the budget for a Jag F pace.

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    Is this good news or bad?

    http://www.itv.com/news/2017-07-25/n...-uk-from-2040/

    Obviously a good way off, but what are the implications in the interim? It's all very well grabbing a 'classic car' or even a current one to keep, but will there still be fuel available?

    (mind you, there'll probably be another world war or global pandemic outbreak to totally change the picture by then)
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    2040? If you're still around then, old chap, I doubt that driving a car will be uppermost on your mind... Dribbling, yes, driving, no!

    Let's just see what happens in the future, and in the meantime, continue having fun in our petrol or diesel cars, whilst slinging the government a huge 'FUCK YOU' sign....

    In other news, the Brabster's been back from getting the timing chain done (plus new fan belt fitted, while the mechanic was in there), oil and filter change, and K&N air filters cleaned, and it's going like a bomb - better than it ever has!

    Also, as the injectors had to come out, to get at the timing chain, I decided to have them tested and professionally cleaned (all the Piezo nozzles, etc) at United Diesel: http://www.uniteddiesel.co.uk/diesel...-pump-repairs/

    I suspect that's what has had the biggest impact on performance, as the engine is not only running smoother than ever, but is significantly more responsive, too... I'm certain that cleaning the injectors has released some latent potential, and notably increased the BHP. It's just ridiculously rapid now, with OODLES of torque!

    I'm also thinking about going for an 'Extreme Flow' injector power upgrade, see here: http://www.uniteddiesel.co.uk/diesel...ower-upgrades/ just to see how bad-ass the Brabster can get... Watch this space!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    2040? If you're still around then, old chap, I doubt that driving a car will be uppermost on your mind... Dribbling, yes, driving, no!

    Marco.
    Bloody cheek! I'll only be ninety two mate.
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

  10. #1000
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    Aye, and probably still a horny bastard, eh?

    Marco.
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