And to disagree at every level with Grumpy Old Git, I reckon the modern diesel is pretty miraculous. Powerful, responsive, economic. 50mpg from a 170hp engine is damn fine in my eyes, especially combined with 20K miles service intervals.
Last edited by Twister_Ken; 23-02-12 at 00:06.
Next time, it'll all be different.
The 2 litre Hdi is quirky-I ran a Citroen Berlingo with one from new.
Up to about 60,000 it was OK then it needed a new high pressure pump(or so I was told)£1200 including fitting
Then at just gone 100,000 started misfiring-£300 for a new injector-continued to misfire-told I needed another pump-pulled off control leads in disgust and replaced-problem solved-cleaned all contacts and started getting better economy/performance.
Slowly however engine gor worse and worse to start-wrote car off at 150,000 before resolving this.Yet it passed its MOT emission tests with flying colours.
During its warranty period when I complained that fuel filter had not been changed I was told it wasnt needed because British Fuel was cleaner than its French counterpart.
Of yes this was Arnold Clark!!
So, going back to the original question again.
Nobody so far seems to have had problems adding oil.
4x4 users do it a lot.
Low sulphur fuel is relatively new and no one knows what long term effect it will have on the engine but it may be liable to cause problems as the new diesel does not seem to lubricate various parts of older engines.
Those who have added it report quieter engines, better starting and less smoke.
2 stroke oil has a lower ash content and burns better.
Pergeouts are a PITA
Is this a fair assessment?
Last edited by Nostrodamus; 23-02-12 at 08:18.
How about YM doing a test?
wouldn't that be nice... strikes me the whole IPC yotting & motor boat mag division would benefit (and could all contribute to the cost...?)
As eni fule kno, the buckets of instant sunshine are kept by the trolls that live in the dungeon at Coulport, just down the loch. Glen Douglas might have stored NDBs during the cold war, but I doubt it as it's not set up for dealing with fission weapons; in any case both the NDBs and the RAF's freefall bombs were withdrawn after the Russians became our new best friends again. As for submarine pens with impenetrable blast doors, Jimmy Bond and broken down V-boats(submarines are routinely escorted by tugs even if they are entirely not broken down; a cynic might believe it's because the bubbleheads can't be trusted to keep the sleek black bringers of death off the putty!); can I have some of what you're smoking?
Grünkraft? - nein danke.
That FIAT engine also is reported to run fine with up to 20% rape seed oil. I tried with 10% but it is no longer economically viable, because the price of the cheapest oil is very near to that of Diesel.
100,000 miles is equivalent to 3,300 hours at a 30mph average. And BTW the road tax is £30!
Last edited by haydude; 25-02-12 at 10:11.
What an interesting thread.
I'm left with the impression that I will tip the excess outboard fuel into the 4108's tank, and let it work over the winter months.
I will take my 206 on a special outing to the posh petrol station every few fills. (I miss my 205 with the REAL mechanical engine)
I will not fret about glowing trolls in Glen Douglas as I fitted the multi-beam 'scopes in the torpedo testing tank in the '60s and I guess that's still what's there.
Excellent try by the Welsh on telly just now, wasn't it?
Motorsailers - a must for West Coast geriatrics.