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by MrDillon
13 Feb 2016, 19:44
Forum: insurance, paper work and importing
Topic: insurance what a pain
Replies: 7
Views: 3540

Re: insurance what a pain

I have a 96 3.0D 8 seater and pay around £200 fully comp (full NCD, based in Suffolk, £250 XS) with Chaucer Direct. Easy to contact (they are in Whitstable) premium stays competitive year on year (unlike some others who start low to lure you in and then hike it up on renewal) Free euro cover up to 9...
by MrDillon
20 Jan 2016, 14:00
Forum: how do i
Topic: bigger alloys
Replies: 15
Views: 4424

Re: bigger alloys

The wheels in the picture are five stud so won't fit the Granville six stud hubs. Try and keep the overall size and offset the same to avoid fouling or gearing issues
by MrDillon
09 Jan 2016, 17:17
Forum: how do i
Topic: bigger alloys
Replies: 15
Views: 4424

Re: bigger alloys

I have 16" alloys on mine running 225/60 tyres. These give pretty much the same gearing as the stock 70 profiles on 15" wheels. They are quite wide at 8" and have an offset of 140mm. They fill the arches nicely but don't foul on anything. Slightly firmer ride than 70s but nothing too ...
by MrDillon
27 Nov 2015, 00:04
Forum: how do i
Topic: Intermittent engine cut-outs: fuel relay?
Replies: 5
Views: 2112

Re: Intermittent engine cut-outs: fuel relay?

Yes does sound like a relay, or perhaps the solenoid (on or around the pump which actually shuts the fuel off to stop the engine) clicking off when it shouldn't do. My money's on the relay - the solenoids can get stuck in the off position when left a while, but once they're on they usually stay on. ...
by MrDillon
25 Nov 2015, 23:52
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Starting problems and smoke!
Replies: 2
Views: 1074

Re: Starting problems and smoke!

Yes, in my experience a good thrash now and again does engines the world of good!
by MrDillon
20 Nov 2015, 00:50
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Just bought a Granvia [Idling speed]
Replies: 8
Views: 1655

Re: Just bought a Granvia

Hi Phil Re: fast idle It's worth checking that the throttle cables are not sticking and are adjusted correctly. There are two cables (and a return spring) to open and close the throttle - if the opening one is a little too tight then this would hold the idle higher than it should be (on mine usually...
by MrDillon
09 Nov 2015, 13:05
Forum: how do i
Topic: unusual MPG question
Replies: 6
Views: 1393

Re: unusual MPG question

Good advice Richard Another benefit of low viscocity oil is that there's much less resistance for cold starts than a thicker type, enabling it to flow easily around the motor and give full protection instantly. Also, when the motor is off synthetics tend to cling to the bearing surfaces rather than ...
by MrDillon
08 Nov 2015, 18:11
Forum: how do i
Topic: unusual MPG question
Replies: 6
Views: 1393

Re: unusual MPG question

Don't know about the CAT warning light - I don't have one on my diesel version

Few peeps on here have the V6 3.4 can they help with this?Couple
by MrDillon
08 Nov 2015, 16:31
Forum: how do i
Topic: unusual MPG question
Replies: 6
Views: 1393

Re: unusual MPG question

Just thought of something else: You say you do a number of small journeys for weeks on end. Most engines especially big ones don't really like this much - lots of condensation in the oil and exhaust that doesn't get burnt off (rots exhaust boxes in no time!) , and constant rich mixture cold starting...

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