Started by The Saint. (Owen), December 17, 2017, 22:01:48 pm
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Quote from: paulinfrance on December 18, 2017, 08:00:56 amIf you do trips of less than 10 kilometres you diesel wont last long, and it will also use at least 30% more diesel it takes much longer towarm up than a petrol engine, you should have bought a petrol engine,,,
Quote from: itsme on December 18, 2017, 12:16:05 pmeven this weather (-1) my two litre diesel Mondeo warms up in 2k. Sallys diesel Corsa takes 8....
Quote from: paulinfrance on December 18, 2017, 13:21:21 pm Yes it just proves what crap Fords are,,,
Quote from: itsme on December 18, 2017, 15:58:22 pmyep. Wont have a word said against it. Loads of room (estate) and plenty of power to pull the caravan.
Quote from: paulinfrance on December 18, 2017, 17:07:03 pm OMG do you wear lycra and ride bikes as well ?,
Quote from: itsme on December 18, 2017, 17:13:41 pmHow dare you. There are insults and there are insults...Sent from my SM-A300FU using Tapatalk
Quote from: paulinfrance on December 18, 2017, 18:25:36 pm I could except a caravan OR a cyclist but not both
Quote from: itsme on December 19, 2017, 10:51:35 amwell seeing as I am surrounded by 50mph speed cameras for ten miles that is a bit of a problem. So i need to get on to the motorway and do a pointless journey of ten miles once a month? (Hoping for no holdups) Thanks DVLA.
Quote from: paulinfrance on December 19, 2017, 11:23:15 am No just drive around like my wife does, all in 1st gear,,,
Quote from: Bad Raven on December 26, 2017, 07:59:49 amNow, most people would take that as a joke, but I had to do a couple of long distance journeys in a mini-bus sharing with someone who apparently thought that a gearbox had to be used sequentially every time, so they went down to first on the move at far too high a speed every time in traffic (only sometimes recognising that they could not let the clutch fully grip), before coming back up the gears one at a time till they found one that wasn't banging the valves against the pistons. They had NO concept of which gear was the right one for the conditions. It says a LOT for Ford Transits that both the engine and gearbox survived this horrendous abuse. (Though I'm not sure my nerves ever recovered).The various diesel (of course) Transits I drove seemed to warm up extremely quickly, even when being driven "properly".My TDCI Focus seemed to warm up quickly. My current car, 2009 Octavia Estate with the Golf GTI common rail diesel, seems to take a long time if you believe the gauge, but hasn't shown any signs of disliking its treatment over the 85k its done, which for the past two years has included more short less than 3 mile journeys than previously, although it gets a 50 plus each way round trip about once a fortnight. Fuel consumption is usually close to 50mpg, and while I don't speed, I do use its acceleration and do not deliberately drive to save fuel.
Quote from: paulinfrance on December 26, 2017, 11:22:38 amOlder women du take longer to 'warm up',,
Quote from: meharibear on December 17, 2017, 22:32:26 pmYes, but not so badly.
Quote from: Engine Doctor on January 25, 2018, 11:09:03 amYes they do use slightly more fuel when cold but nowhere near as much as a petrol engine . Re short journeys ;If your car has a DPF (diesel particulate filter )you may find doing loads of short journeys will cause the DPF to bclog up. I have been mixing Two stroke o0il adde to fuel at a ratio of 200 ; 1 and had no problems as it burns the particles . Other benefits are smoother quieter engine better pick up and better protection of the low and high pressure pumps . Oil must be normal mineral based oil , low ash self mix. NOT synthetic .
Quote from: British Victory on January 25, 2018, 20:57:13 pmDon't use 2 stroke oil, much better to use first pressing of cobra, fixes everything . In a pinch you can use extract of adder, it isn't as potent as the cobra though .
Quote from: itsme on January 25, 2018, 21:01:47 pmWhatever happened to Redex?
Quote from: Bad Raven on January 25, 2018, 21:50:58 pmNothing................ https://www.holtsauto.com/redex/
Quote from: Gaspin on January 29, 2018, 07:58:52 amThank you "itsme" for making me really feel my years, your post reminded me of flirting with the petrol pump attendant ( yes a girl) to get a free squirt of redox in my Ford Pop.
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