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Old 27 Feb 2020, 11:31 (Ref:3960179)   #631
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I had a 55 plate 9-3 for a time but all the Vauxhall bits started failing and it became uneconomical to repair. Switched to my 53 plate V70 which I didn't like but grudgingly respected.

That's up for sale as I've bought this 55 plate Dispatch as it's more of a van. Well actually it *is* a van There's rumours I have "something else" as a fun car but that hasn't broken cover yet.

However they're all old generation stuff. MiniMM has a 60 plate BMW 3 series diesel, and that's so complicated to drive. I struggled to get the "key" out of the "ignition" when I borrowed it, then struggled to lock it..... thankfully it has automatic lights and wipers as I couldn't understand those at all!

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Old 27 Feb 2020, 11:52 (Ref:3960182)   #632
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Strange that a SAAB driver has to struggle with the ignition key of a Bimmer. The old swedish system is very good in terms of safety but a little bit weird for the non initiated…
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Old 27 Feb 2020, 12:29 (Ref:3960191)   #633
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As Max mentioned BMW s ...


This video is sort of interesting.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7gggowzPSE
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Old 27 Feb 2020, 17:46 (Ref:3960221)   #634
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I understand what you are saying but have to observe that you know this because both regulators failed (presumably). Was the Passat window used much more than the Berlingo window?

What were the relative costs of replacement?
The Passat was mine and used daily particularly at weekends travelling to motor circuits hence 200k miles, the Berlingo was friends vehicle. As for the costs, I simply have no idea - I have trouble remembering what I had for breakfast these days
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As Max mentioned BMW s ...


This video is sort of interesting.


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Mmmm, modern car electronics are the work of the devil
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Old 27 Feb 2020, 18:45 (Ref:3960235)   #636
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Mmmm, modern car electronics are the work of the devil

The best one can hope is that someone uses the convenience facility to steal the car before it starts to experience problems with the electronics!


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Old 27 Feb 2020, 19:53 (Ref:3960248)   #637
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Rewinding to the discussion on adblue rather than the general rant against modern cars......someone mentioned keeping some spare in the car, but be careful, it's horrible stuff which will corrode steel and vaporise electrics in the blink of an eye if it leaks.



Our bulk adblue tank was inside our warehouse and the concrete under the drippy nozzle/pump slowly disappeared, eventually exposing the steel rebar in the floor!
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Old 27 Feb 2020, 21:00 (Ref:3960254)   #638
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Our bulk adblue tank was inside our warehouse and the concrete under the drippy nozzle/pump slowly disappeared, eventually exposing the steel rebar in the floor!
Same as the brown "Eolys" additive that you had to put in the separate tank on the Citroen/Peugeot/Ford/Volvo range a while back. Awful stuff that stank to high heaven. The tank was in the most inaccessible place that you could put it underneath on some of them and was supposed to last for thousands of miles.

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The tank was in the most inaccessible place that you could put it underneath on some of them and was supposed to last for thousands of miles.
Was it Citroën having no sensor in the Eolys tank? The obd had to calculate the remaining amount from the main tank refills or the number of times the trap had been opened. When you know how accurate the obd is on those machines…
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Have to agree about how nasty adblu is! Once when I filled up at the local truck w/shop a small amount was spilled down the side of the van. The mechanic offered to get water to wash it off, but I declined and said I would do it back at my place. I forgot and next day the spill was a horrible crystal structure, which fortunately hadn’t damaged the paint....

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As Max mentioned BMW s ...


This video is sort of interesting.


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Grant why do you have 21 minutes available to watch that??????
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Grant why do you have 21 minutes available to watch that??????
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Was it Citroën having no sensor in the Eolys tank? The obd had to calculate the remaining amount from the main tank refills or the number of times the trap had been opened. When you know how accurate the obd is on those machines…
Yes, so if you just put a couple of quids worth in (like my wife) it would assume that you were filling the tank and put more of it in every time !!
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Very logical is it, Gordon? Thats what we call "voiture d'ingénieur". If you like to stick to the thread, just remember what happened when they first introduced the DS/ ID. Among the dealer network very few could fix almost anything on those pure wonders. Way too much complicated! As a result, the sales of the Traction -many said dead and buried- went sky high not only because they were a lot cheaper but also because all the flaws had been erased in production or at least were known…
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Positive side effect is that during a century you could find a first gen DS with low mileage…*
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